PHA official says healthcare system remains under immense pressure amid COVID surge

Rolle: 5-10% of staff quarantined  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Chairman Julian J Rolle stated that the country cannot sustain the continued rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations “for much longer”, adding that both resources and staff remain stretched beyond capacity. During a virtual PHA press conference on September 10, he noted that […]

LOOK OUT FOR THE LITTLE GUY: Businessman urges incoming govt to mind the needs of small businesses

Bahamas Bus and Truck GM laments poor ease of doing business in The Bahamas “I know that govts like to tout major foreign investment…but we also have a large business community here” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A local businessman yesterday urged the incoming administration to be sensitive to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. Ben […]

WINTER AIRLIFT: United Airlines to resume flights to Nassau this December

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas is expected to benefit from some additional airlift this winter as United Airlines will be adding new, weekly service between Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Nassau. According to the airline, the new route will run on Saturdays only, starting December 18. The route will use a 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft. […]

Children and adolescents deeply impacted by COVID-19 pandemic, PAHO Director asserts

PAHO recommends measures to protect children from the pandemic’s indirect and direct effects More than 1.9M children and adolescents reported infected with COVID-19 in 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F Etienne said yesterday that COVID-19 has severely impacted the mental and physical health of children and adolescents in the […]

2021 ELECTION FAQS: List of polling divisions

Please note that each constituency has a corresponding set of polling division sites at which registered constituents must cast their ballot. Voters can refer to their voter’s card for their assigned polling division number. All polling stations open at 8am. NEW PROVIDENCE Bain & Grants Town Polling division 1: University of The Bahamas, University Drive […]

52 WEEKS LATER: 1,200 public service workers officially made permanent and pensionable as govt promised

Rolle: It’s not political; we made a commitment to them when we hired them last summer NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has officially made some 1,200 workers from its 52-week unemployment program permanent and pensionable, confirmed Public Services Minister Brensil Rolle yesterday. He announced on a Free National Movement (FNM) rally stage in Abaco on Monday […]

DISAPPPOINTED: D’Aguilar dismayed by Grand Lucayan sale delay but says govt will “soldier on” after election

“We tried very hard to get it completed” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday expressed disappointment over the government’s inability to close the sale of the Grand Lucayan prior to the end of the Minnis administration’s current term in office. Speaking to reporters prior to the last Cabinet meeting of […]

SIGNS OF EASING: Surge in COVID infections showing indications of downward trend

PM Minnis expected to make address today; MOH to hold press conference next week NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Notwithstanding an overwhelming number of coronavirus hospitalizations, an analysis of the confirmed cases since August and September shows the beginning of a downward trend. A Ministry of Health statement read: “Analysis of COVID-19 data by the Ministry of Health […]

VACCINATION PACE SLOWS: Data suggests possible waning in vaccine uptake

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The pace of vaccinations in The Bahamas appears to have slowed as first-dose coverage reaches just over 27 percent of the population. The government and health authorities continue to encourage vaccine uptake, attributing its “aggressive vaccination campaign” to the beginning of a downward trend in coronavirus cases in the last four weeks. […]

SOVEREIGNTY PAYS OFF: Bahamas to receive near $2 mil from airspace agreement by month’s end

D’Aguilar touts airspace agreement as 1 of 3 accomplishments he’s most proud of during his tenure “I have thoroughly enjoyed serving the Bahamian people as the minister of tourism and aviation” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar confirmed yesterday that this nation will receive “just shy of $2 million” by month’s end […]

A MATTER OF CHARACTER: Davis slams PM’s premature declaration of “win” in advance poll

Davis asks Minnis: Why hasn’t Ingraham endorsed you yet? NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis on Monday hit out against Minnis over comments made about the advance polls — where some 19,000 voters were registered on New Providence, Grand Bahama and overseas. Minnis claimed during two Free National Movement (FNM) […]