Man dies in hospital after shooting

Murder count stands at 78 for 2019 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was shot and died in hospital on Buttonwood Street shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday, police said. Another man was injured during the shooting. According to reports, the victims were sitting outside a business establishment in the area when two armed men emerged […]

Iram Lewis appointed minister of state for new disaster preparedness ministry

PM: Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction created in response to “historic circumstances of this generational tragedy” NASSAU, BAHAMAS —Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works Iram Lewis as the Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, a new ministry created in the aftermath […]

Glass Window Bridge in Eleuthera closes

Authorities warn of strong sea surge on island ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS – As strong sea surge begin to impact the island of Eleuthera, authorities have closed the Glass Window Bridge and urged residents and motorists to stay clear of the area. “Officials on the island of Eleuthera wish to inform motorists and other road users that […]

HAI: Hundreds died in Abaco

Vast majority of residents in The Mudd, Pigeon Peas have status, Ingraham says NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said today that notwithstanding the 50 people confirmed dead to date by authorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, based on his understanding hundreds were killed in Abaco alone as a result of the […]

Tourism will take hit from Dorian

D’Aguilar hopes visitors do not cancel their vacations, as other islands unaffected NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While Hurricane Dorian and the destruction left in its wake will have an impact on tourism in The Bahamas, with cancellations already being recorded this month, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said while the total impact remains unclear, it is […]

DPM: All relief contributions will be accounted for

Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility worth it, says Turnquest NASSAU, BAHAMAS — All contributions received by the Bahamian government to aid Hurricane Dorian relief efforts will be accounted for, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest said. Speaking outside of the Churchill Building, Turnquest said, “We are pleased with the level of […]

BTC, Aliv working to create shared network

BTC maintaining free voice and data in hurricane-affected areas NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Mobile network service providers Aliv and BTC have until Friday to solidify a roaming agreement which will allow their customers to roam on a synchronized network, with the latter’s chief executive stating that he hoped for an arrangement that would last at least […]

Death toll post-Dorian rises to 50

Families encouraged to file missing person’s reports with authorities NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said tonight that the Royal Bahamas Police Force had located and recovered 50 dead people in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian — 42 from Abaco and eight from Grand Bahama. Echoing government officials, who have advised the death […]

Powerless

Island-wide outage hits NP amid impact from Dorian NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As scores of residents in New Providence struggled to keep flood waters out of their homes today after Hurricane Dorian dumped several inches rainfall across the island, residents were left powerless for much of the day due an island-wide outage. As of 7 p.m. […]

All UB campuses remain closed

Dorian lashing Abaco with up to 185 mph winds NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As Hurricane Dorian pounded the island of Abaco with up to 185 mile per hour winds, the University of The Bahamas advised that its campuses in New Providence and Grand Bahama remain close due to the dangerous and powerful storm, which is expected […]

ALERT #24 ON HURRICANE DORIAN

ALERT #24 ON HURRICANE DORIAN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 3PM EDT, SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST, 2019. DORIAN CONTINUES HEADING FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WITH LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND DEVASTATING WINDS. A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES: NORTH ELEUTHERA, ABACO, GRAND BAHAMA, BIMINI, THE BERRY ISLANDS […]

Businesses warned against price gouging

Commission has received numerous complaints, inspections underway NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With Hurricane Dorian, a Category 4 storm, barreling toward the northwest Bahamas, businesses are being cautioned against any attempt to take advantage of consumers. According to operations and communications manager for the Consumer Protection Commission, Machelle Carroll, said were reports of merchants hiking prices ahead […]

Venezuela crisis pushes women into ‘forced motherhood’

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic in the impoverished Caucaguita neighborhood armed with one of Venezuela’s most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy. In a country where contraceptives are in short supply, word in the shantytown on the outskirts of Venezuela’s capital spreads quickly. […]

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said. The test off the coast of California on Sunday marked the resumption of an arms competition that some analysts […]