GB Minister: Latest cases signal risk of community spread

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of State for Grand Bahama and Senator Kwasi Thompson yesterday pleaded with Grand Bahamians to stay home during the Independence holiday weekend. Yesterday, health officials confirmed a third case of coronavirus in Grand Bahama. The latest case is a 27-year-old man with no history of travel. “We now have [three] additional […]

Another COVID case in GB

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health officials have confirmed a third case of coronavirus in Grand Bahama today. The latest case is a 27-year-old man with no history of travel. This is the third new infection for the island in 48-hours. Two new infections were confirmed on the islands yesterday — a 33-year-old resident of Grand Bahama, who […]

RBDF: Search for missing woman continues

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Nearly a week after a vessel ran aground in waters south of Bimini the search and recovery efforts continue for a missing woman who was thrown overboard, according to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF). The defense force, police force and United States Coast Guard, which comprises the search team, continues to comb […]

Auditor General: Prison spends $400,000 on bread annually

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An Auditor General’s report into operations at The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services has revealed that the facility may be spending more than necessary on food items. The report, which was tabled in Parliament yesterday, outlines key findings for the period July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2019. The number of inmate […]

COVID-19 focus causes immunizations drop

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas has seen a decrease in its number of immunizations, said Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday, who warned of the risks of a meltdown of the Bahamian healthcare system. Minnis, who gave a communication in Parliament on the ongoing mitigation COVID-19 efforts, indicated that the focus on the virus has […]

Lloyd: UB enrollment jumps to 6,000 students

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The University of The Bahamas is expected to see a significant increase in students with just over 6,000 students expected to enroll this Fall. Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd yesterday attributed the estimated increase to the global coronavirus pandemic and the growing number of cases in the United States – where thousands […]

Young Bahamians demand change: “The Unchaining”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A group of young Bahamians is challenging the government and Bahamian citizens to take action amidst worldwide shifts on systematic racism and human rights. According to a statement, “The Unchaining” is a collective of Bahamian intergenerational activists striving for a brighter Bahamas, inclusive of race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. The group […]

Undocumented migrant, GB woman are the latest COVID cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An undocumented migrant in Grand Bahama and a Grand Bahamian woman became the latest confirmed cases of coronavirus in The Bahamas today. According to the Ministry of Health, the woman, a 33-year-old resident of Grand Bahama, had not history of travel. Officials said she was in isolation at home. The undocumented male […]

Two new COVID-19 cases in GB

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced today two additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Grand Bahama. He advised Parliament that health officials were awaiting results on another suspected case. He did not provide details on the patients. “There is a possibility that we may move from two to three; contact […]

Mixed reaction to beach closures

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ decision to close beaches on New Providence, Paradise Island and Grand Bahama over the Independence holiday weekend received a flurry of mixed reactions from the public on social media yesterday. While many were outraged and strongly criticized the decision and the government, others defended the move. The […]

Three people dead in GB traffic fatality

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Three people died in a traffic collision at the Queens Highway and Bootle Bay junction in Grand Bahama yesterday. According to police, a black 2007 Mazda SUV with two passengers and a champagne colored 2006 Chevy Cavalier with a lone driver collided shortly after 9pm at the junction of Queens Highway and […]

AG defends proclamation order

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Carl Bethel yesterday argued that the regulations and orders are in full force and effect under the Constitution and in law. In Magistrate’s Court, several attorneys attempted to argue that their clients were not in breach of the country’s state of emergency and emergency orders, insisting that COVID-19 legislation was […]

Abaco airport repairs soar past $2 mil.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Aviation Director Algernon Cargill yesterday confirmed key repairs to Abaco’s main airport have the government’s focus, pegging the cost of getting the gateway back to a ‘pre-Dorian standard’ at well over $2 million. Cargill told Eyewitness News that the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed major repairs to the airport but maintained work is […]

Some Abaco rebuilds do not meet electrical code

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A number of homes being rebuilt in Abaco could not be approved for electricity supply as they did not meet the required code, according to Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister. Bannister, whose portfolio includes Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) said the power provider, the Department of Environmental Health and the Disaster […]