Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law “should it become necessary,” his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president. The hot button issue has shot to the forefront of the Democratic primary following a spate of new […]

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Lawmaker says Iran doesn’t want direct or proxy war with US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will “under no circumstances” enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region. The reported comments by Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh come after the White House earlier this month sent […]

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Mother alleges teen daughter had sexual relations with a police officer

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police are said to be actively investigating claims that an officer of the law allegedly had sexual relations with a teen minor. The mother, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of her 15-year-old child,told Eyewitness News Online that her daughter ran away from home  on Tuesday because she disapproved […]

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Henfield: Bahamas welcomes legitimate investments from any country

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Darren Henfield, on Tuesday expressed that The Bahamas welcomes any legitimate investments from any country. “We are friends with both China and the United States of America,” Henfield said before heading to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting. “A large platform of our economy comes from foreign direct investment and we […]

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D’Aguilar: Let’s think positively about privatizing NFS

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As the government advances the process of privatizing Nassau Flight Services (NFS), the state-owned ground handler, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday that fears of downsizing in the hands of potential investors should be quelled for now, and instead the workers should “think positively”. Asked outside the Churchill Building whether the […]

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Dames responds to forced vacation leave allegations levied by BDOCS officers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames, on Tuesday addressed the allegations of former senior correctional officers, Don Cleare and Bernadette Thompson-Murray, who recently alleged that they were forced to take vacation leave in order to make room for the appointment of Charles Murphy, the new commissioner of corrections. The duo filed an affidavit […]

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Dames: Criticize national security agencies; it’s the only way they’ll get better

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National security, Marvin Dames, expressed on Tuesday that Bahamians have a right to criticize the work of various national security agencies as it’s the only way they will get better. Dames’ comments were in response to criticisms levied by a family member of the late Phillip Perpall, a Royal Bahamas […]

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Dames responds to forced vacation leave allegations levied by BDOCS officers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames, on Tuesday addressed the allegations of former senior correctional officers, Don Cleare and Bernadette Thompson-Murray, who recently alleged that they were forced to take vacation leave in order to make room for the appointment of Charles Murphy, the new commissioner of corrections. The duo filed an affidavit […]

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Bahamas government joint agency committee heads to Acklins

In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC), Department of Forestry, Department of Cooperatives, Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), The Bahamas Environment Science & Technology (BEST) Commission, Inter- American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute (CARDI) and other strategic […]

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Govt to conduct energy audits, takes advantage of renewable energy options

Grant of $900,000 received from Italian government to retrofit TG Glover NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A grant of $900,000 was received from the Italian Government to retrofit the T. G. Glover Primary School with renewable energy, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed in his national address to the nation on Monday night. T.G. Glover is one […]

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Bahamas signs agreement with IDB to advance conch conservation efforts

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas has signed an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank to advance conch conservation efforts in The Bahamas, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced in his national address to the nation on Monday night. His statement echoed the sentiments of Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, who had expressed […]

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Baha Mar to welcome American brasserie sugar factory to The Bahamas in 2020

Famed sweets brand and celebrity hotspot to open at the newest resort destination NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Baha Mar, the newest resort destination in The Bahamas, is expanding its culinary offerings with the opening of America’s favorite eatery and confectionary shop, Sugar Factory. Set to debut in spring 2020, the restaurant will feature a full-service café, […]

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Bahamian Vocalists Shine at Beijing Expo

BEIJING, CHINA — Bahamian vocalists shone brightly on stage at the Guirui Theatre, on May 19, 2019, as Julien “Believe” Thompson, Freddie Munnings, Jr., and Angel Reckley electrified the audience at the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 (Beijing Expo), in Yanqing District, The People’s Republic of China. The vocalists are three of the members of a team of visiting musicians, […]

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Lupus 242 celebrates World Lupus Day with a pop up run/walk

NASSAU, BAHAMAS— On Friday May 10th, World Lupus Day, runners took to the streets in purple participating in a POP Up Run/Walk in memory of lupus fighter Crystal Stubbs. Proceeds from the event benefitted Lupus 242, a local non-profit organization providing support and information for persons in The Bahamas living with lupus. Three years ago the […]

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Mrs. Celeste Lockhart is Urban Renewal’s 2019 Mother of the Year

The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development’s Urban Renewal Commission held an Annual Mother’s Day Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2019 at National Training Agency, under the theme “a Mother’s Love is the Fuel that Enables Us to Achieve the Impossible.” Named ‘Mother of the Year 2019’ was Mrs. Celeste […]

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