Man killed in bar shooting

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man died from gunshot injuries last night after a gunman opened fire in a bar at Martin Street and Blue Hill Road. According to police, two patrons of the bar – a man and woman – were shot when the incident took place shortly after 9pm. The man succumbed to his […]

Rolle, McAlpine and Symonette clash over FNM firings

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A row erupted in Parliament after Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine accused the Minnis administration of terminating over 2,500 employees as Minister of the Public Service and the National Insurance Board Brensil Rolle insisted “that is totally untrue”. Rolle said McAlpine appeared to be “carrying the bucket, I believe, for the PLP”, an […]

MIND YOUR TONE: Human Rights group accuses Government of threatening the rule of law

Rights Bahamas backs QCs Smith and Munroe calls for ministers to tone down rhetoric against judges NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Human Rights Bahamas (HRB) yesterday expressed dismay over the “sharp increase” in public criticism and attacks on Supreme Court rulings by members of the executive branch of government. It follows public statements from Attorney General Carl […]

Former COP named first director of intelligence agency

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Commissioner of Police Anthony has been named as the first director of the National Crime Intelligence Agency. National Security Minister Marvin Dames announced the appointment in Parliament on Wednesday, nearly a year on since he signaled the government was considering Ferguson for a special post.  “We understand the importance of such […]

PHA launches Patient Registration Training Program

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Twenty-six participants from the institutions of the Public Hospitals Authority and the Ministry of Health will complete a four-day Patient Registration Training Program today. The program was launched on Tuesday at the PHA Corporate Training Centre as part of the Ministry of Health’s Urgent & Emergency Care Project. The project’s objective is […]

CRIME DECLINE: Dames says Minnis administration halved crime in four years

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Major crimes were reigned in by 54 percent under the Minnis administration when compared to the previous Christie administration, according to Minister of National Security Marvin Dames, who compared three years of the current government’s term to the former government’s tenure in office. However, Dames noted that while overall crime for 2021 […]

Straw vendors struggling to make ends meet amid market closure for more than a year

NASSAU, BAHAMAS  — President of the Straw Business Persons Association Esther Thompson said yesterday that while the homeporting of several major cruiseliners in The Bahamas will benefit some sectors, it does not signal a return of activity for vendors of the Nassau Straw Market, which has been closed for over a year. Despite The Bahamas reopening most […]

Bahamas surpasses 12,000 COVID cases

New infections slowed by 15 percent week-over-week NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas hit another milestone over the weekend as the nation’s coronavirus cases surpassed 12,000. Between Friday and Saturday, The Bahamas recorded just 32 cases: 15 on Friday and 17 on Saturday. Since the onset of the pandemic in mid-March 2020, The Bahamas has recorded 12,004 […]

HURT AND HARM: Rolle says she suffered as a result of Cabinet “insinuation” surrounding her resignation

MP says drones flew over her under-construction home  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Seabreeze MP Lanisha Rolle said the Cabinet Office’s incorrect insinuation that her resignation as a Cabinet minister was linked to an audit at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture caused her hurt and harm, but she maintained that her record as a minister […]

FLAWED DECISION: Govt to appeal Supreme Court injunction extension on Abaco homes

DPM Bannister says ruling “dangerous” for the country NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Carl Bethel advised yesterday that the government will appeal a Supreme Court ruling to extend its injunction preventing the government from destroying shantytown communities on the entirety of Abaco. On Monday, Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson handed down her ruling in the contentious […]