Measles outbreak confirmed by health officials

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following tests, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Thursday that the four-year-old child who was visiting The Bahamas from Europe was in fact infected with measles. Health officials said the infected child will remain hospitalized until he is no longer infectious. The Ministry of Health advised on Wednesday that they were investigating […]

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Rolle denies sexual harassment accusations

Rhodes Scholar says he’s the victim of “intimidation and retaliation”   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamian former National Football League (NFL) player and Harvard neurosurgeon Myron Rolle said yesterday he is a victim of false accusations of sexual harassment perpetrated by American comedian and actress Amanda Seales, whom he claimed is seeking to retaliate and intimidate […]

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Search ongoing for aircraft after pilot’s distress call

Investigators communicating with Haitian, Jamaican aviation authorities   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As United States (U.S.) authorities with the assistance of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continued to search across Great Inagua for an aircraft following a mayday call from a pilot, investigators were yesterday speaking to aviation authorities in Jamaica and Haiti to determine whether […]

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Jeff Lloyd speaks on Derek Rolle’s inheritance case

Says attorney-client privilege is sacred    NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Education Jefferey Lloyd on Thursday sought to shut down any concerns of the public regarding his decision to remain silent in the House of Assembly in regards to the Derek Rolle inheritance case. “It is not my responsibility and I do not have the […]

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Deportations to Haiti resume, 112 Haitian nationals to be deported today

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As political unrest begins to quell in Haiti, 112 Haitian nationals are scheduled to depart New Providence today onboard a Bahamasair flight at 7:00 a.m. en route to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. “This will be the first scheduled repatriation flight into Haiti in weeks after the country experienced recent unrest,” outlined a statement released […]

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BCPOU head alleges BTC offering top jobs to foreigners

Leads protest outside JFK headquarters   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU), Dino Rolle, on Thursday alleged that the government has been offering top jobs at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) to foreigners, and the move is gravely impacting the morale of employees. Rolle described the employees’ most […]

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Former prime ministers to be offered national honours again

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  After turning down national honours last year, former Prime Ministers Hubert Ingraham and Perry Christie will be offered the title again. The men were to receive the order of the nation award which is bestowed upon all people who have served as governor general or prime minister. However, they refused it for […]

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BGOA takes responsible gaming campaign to GB

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – The Bahamas Gaming Operators Association (BGOA) made its way to Grand Bahama on Thursday as it continues to roll out its aggressive public awareness campaign to promote responsible gaming habits. The executive arm of BGOA is on Grand Bahama for a one-night symposium to be held on Friday. Grand Bahama is […]

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18 Haitians, 1 Jamaican charged in court

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 18 Haitian nationals appeared before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux in Court number 11 on Wednesday to face charges of illegal landing, according to a statement released Thursday by the Department of Immigration. Also appearing before the same magistrate on the charge of “overstaying” were  Duken Charles, a Haitian national and […]

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Police recover suspected marijuana in three separate incidents

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police in the capital on Wednesday recovered a quantity of suspected marijuana in three separate incidents, and three men were taken into custody. In the first incident, shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, South Eastern Division Officers, assisted by K-9 Officers, conducted a search of three men and of the area where […]

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Bahamas signs $12 million bilateral agreement with China for economic, technical cooperation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Government of The Bahamas, via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has signed a $12 million bilateral agreement with the Government of the People’s Republic of China.  The Signing Ceremony took place on Thursday, at the Ministry, and is a commitment from China to provide funds for development projects in the country. Minister […]

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WSC launches nationwide collection effort

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has embarked on a nationwide collections campaign. The campaign was launched in an effort to improve collections and address the long-standing practice of allowing customers to have balances carried over for the next billing period without concern about their accounts being disconnected. The Corporation, in a […]

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Students told to consider careers in technical & vocational areas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd underscored the need for The Bahamas, the Ministry of Education, in particular, to focus on Technical Vocational Education as the country suffers from a “serious” shortage of skills in these “critical” disciplines. Lloyd addressed ‘Technical Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) Day’ at Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) on […]

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1 shot dead, 3 injured In Yellow Elder drive-by

A late night shooting incident in Yellow Elder Wednesday pushed the country’s murder count up another notch and has left three persons hospitalized, authorities confirmed. According to Solomon Cash, Chief Superintendent, Head of the Central Detective Unit (CDU) three males and one female were shot during the incident which unfolded on Lightbourne Avenue. “Shortly after […]

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Bannister: I do not respond to “frivolous actions”

Former BPL board members take legal action against minister   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Labelling the lawsuits of three former Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) board members against him as “frivolous actions”, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday that he does not intend to respond publicly to the legal action. Former BPL Executive Chairman […]

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Suspected measles case reported by Min. of Health

NASSAU, BAHAMAS -The Ministry of Health advised on Wednesday that its public health team is presently investigating a suspected case of measles in a four-year-old child visiting The Bahamas. “On  February 18, 2019, the Ministry was notified of a child which presented to a private health care facility in New Providence with fever, red eyes, […]

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Bahamian Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle accused of sexual harassment

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Popular American actress and comedian Amanda Seales has accused Bahamian former National Football League (NFL) player Myron Rolle, a Florida State University Rhodes Scholar and Harvard neurosurgeon, of sexual harassment. Seales, best known for her role as Tiffany Dubois on HBO’s ‘Insecure’, spoke about her alleged experience while on the “The Breakfast […]

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