TOO SOON: CPSA suggests Bahamas should not adopt CDC’s maskless policy

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) President Dr Sabriquet Pinder-Butler suggested yesterday that not enough is known about the COVID-19 vaccine to adopt policies in The Bahamas that would allow residents to go maskless after being full vaccinated. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that fully vaccinated individuals […]

CONFIDENCE: Wilchcombe says West GB and Bimini will make the “right choice” at the polls

Former minister eager to “continue the work I started in the constituency”  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday he is confident he will win the West Grand Bahama and Bimini seat in the upcoming general election. Wilchcombe was among seven candidates to be ratified by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on […]

“CHECK MY HISTORY”: PM dismisses accusations of govt using public purse for campaign travel

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday dismissed accusations of the Free National Movement (FNM) campaigning on the public’s purse, insisting opponents can simply “check my history”. In an interview with Eyewitness News, the prime minister said: “Go and check my history. Check my history. From day one, I have said and I […]

“HUMANITARIAN”: Govt will assist displaced shantytown residents, says social services minister

Minister tells migrants not to be afraid to come forward for assistance  Campbell: The Ministry of Social Services is not the Department of Immigration NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Shantytown residents on Abaco who are expected to be displaced following the demolition of their homes can seek assistance from social services, said Minister of Social Services Frankie […]

Pilot and passengers walked away from ditched plane after engine caught ablaze

AAIA: Probable cause of accident a “catastrophic failure” of a cylinder of the left engine NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 57-year-old pilot of a Piper Aztec PA-23-250 aircraft with two passengers onboard successfully navigated the small plane, which had its left engine ablaze and inoperable, to shallow waters off Lower Bogue, Eleuthera, where the aircraft was […]

Davis congratulates parties in debate series; slams FNM’s abstention

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday congratulated the participants of the first National Election Debate series and slammed the Free National Movement (FNM) for its failure to participate. The first installment of the four-part debate series, which is being hosted in collaboration with The University of The Bahamas (UB) […]

PROTECT THE ELDERLY: COVID death results in renewed restrictions at senior citizens homes

Elder care home outbreak not reported for two weeks Minister could not confirm whether six infected individuals were vaccinated or not NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Social Services Minister Frankie Campbell advised yesterday that restrictions will be reinforced at all elderly care homes after one of the facilities had a COVID-19 exposure resulting in one death and […]

TRAGEDY AFTERMATH: Social services assisting more than 40 people impacted by recent fires

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The back-to-back fires on Jennie Street and Fritz Lane last week impacted 42 people, according to Social Services Minister Frankie Campbell. Campbell, who was speaking to reporters on the matter outside Cabinet yesterday, provided an update on the assistance provided to those families, including short-term shelter, food and clothing. He said in […]

SOCIETY OF LAWS: DPM says Bahamas must take a stand against shantytowns if it doesn’t want to be like Haiti

Abaco shantytown demolitions will continue despite scolding from UN Bannister warns New Providence squatters are next NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister and Public Works Minister Desmond Bannister suggested yesterday that the government will move forward with the demolition of shantytowns on Abaco, insisting that he has a job to do in eradicating illegal dwellings. […]