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Eviction notices issued to over 50 shantytown residents in Abacos

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has issued 50 eviction notices to residents of unregulated structures on mainland Abaco and Elbow Cay... read more »

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BPL experiencing “growing pains”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Public Works Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday attributed Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) “growing pains” to the recent... read more »

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Director on outages affecting virtual learning: “it’s not going to be perfect”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Director of Education Marcellus Taylor said while recent power outages may have an impact on the delivery... read more »

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Smith: Abaco eviction process “ill-conceived”

Attorney condemns govt. for “picking on” shantytown residents, and alienating the Haitian Bahamian electorate NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prominent human rights... read more »

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Father of slain 7-year-old: ‘I wish I could trade places with him’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Reys Williams, a seven-year-old student of Thelma Gibson Primary was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting,... read more »

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COP on police funeral: “It is, what it is.”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday acknowledged the police funeral held over the weekend contravened the emergency... read more »

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“They want you to stay home and die.” Family of stroke victim claim he was turned away from PMH

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The family of a 58-year-old man who was allegedly turned away from Princess Margaret Hospital while suffering... read more »

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Govt. still assisting some Dorian storm evacuees

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Acting Director of Social Services Lillian Quant-Forbes said while all Hurricane Dorian shelters have closed, the government... read more »

Coronavirus

British Colonial Hilton extends closure until further notice

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — British Colonial Hilton has advised staff members that it will extend its temporary suspension of operations until... read more »

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Man shot in Bimini, another stabbed in GB

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was shot and injured shortly before 11pm on Saturday in Bimini, according to reports. The... read more »

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Police report second attempted suicide in GB in less than a week

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police are investigating a suicide attempt in Grand Bahama on Saturday. According to reports, officers were alerted... read more »

Coronavirus

Social Services processing rental assistance after months of delay

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell said yesterday that the department is currently processing rental assistance after... read more »

Coronavirus

Govt. commits to support food distribution program until end of October

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has provided more than $13.2 million to the National Food Distribution Programme (NFDP) to date,... read more »

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Boarders relocation costs govt. $800,000 in the first year

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government’s initiative to relocate boarders from the Princess Margaret Hospital will cost $800,000 in the first... read more »

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Police investigate spate of shootings in NP

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police are investigating three separate shooting incidents that occurred in New Providence yesterday. In the first incident,... read more »

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Man attempts suicide in GB

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police are investigating a suicide attempt of a 29-year-old man in Eight Mile Rock early this morning.... read more »

Coronavirus

PAHO: Bahamas showing balance between reducing transmission and reopening

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas has proven that public health strategies can work to reduce transmission and strike a balance... read more »

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Former AG: Bahamas shift to republic is inevitable

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Attorney General Sean McWeeney, Q.C. yesterday said the country’s shift to a republic is inevitable in... read more »

Coronavirus

Extension of emergency order “nonsense” — says Q.C.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government’s intention to extend the public state of emergency and emergency orders for another month is... read more »

Coronavirus

PAHO Director: “If our health systems are not prepared, it is not the time to reopen”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr Carissa F. Etienne yesterday urged countries to continue to take... read more »