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. […]

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) […]

SAYING GOODBYE: Cabinet ministers reflect on their service at last meeting before election

“I’m satisfied that the vast majority — a silent majority — have been helped, and that, to me, is the most humbling experience in the world” NASSAU, BAHAMAS —Two Cabinet ministers said they were grateful to have served in the Minnis administration yesterday ahead of the last Cabinet sitting before the general election on Thursday. […]

NEW RULES: PRD outlines COVID-19 health measures for September 16 polls

Old and disabled to be allowed to vote immediately with PRD concierge program NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Parliamentary Registration Department has outlined specific COVID-19 health measures for Election Day, which includes the prohibition of political party campaigners on-premises or within 100 yards of the polling site. It has been a longstanding tradition during General Elections for […]

A CONVINCING CASE: New data shows unvaccinated continue to be hospitalized and die

Forbes says data should be convincing argument to become vaccinated and keep up public health measures NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The latest data on coronavirus patients in the last month shows that the overwhelming majority of patients being hospitalized and dying continues to be unvaccinated individuals. However, there were at least three cases of fully vaccinated […]

“THEY ARE THE CRISIS”: Davis accuses FNM of employing “voter suppression tricks”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday accused the Free National Movement (FNM) of suppressing votes as the country heads into a general election, asserting that “a lot of Bahamians who want to vote aren’t going to be able to.” “Everywhere I go, and it doesn’t matter where — if […]

STANDING DOWN: PLP does not intend to delay voting despite multiple concerns with electoral process

“We will do nothing to stop or prevent the people from exercising their right to vote beginning tomorrow and then next week” Party threatens legal action again, this time over symbol on ballots NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Despite unresolved concerns regarding the electoral process, Deputy Election Coordinator for the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Valentine Grimes said […]

LET MY VOTERS GO: PLP threatens legal action over quarantined and COVID-positive voters

Gomez: Confirm within 36 hours you will not prevent any registered voter who is quarantined or COVID-positive from voting or face litigation  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on Monday threatened legal action against the government should registered voters in quarantine or isolation not be allowed to vote. In a letter addressed to […]

CHALLENGED BUT NOT OUT: Virus cases trending downward; more beds being acquired, says health minister

Wells says govt prepared in event of another COVID surge NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As hospitalizations surpass the highest numbers recorded since the onset of the pandemic, Minister of Health Renward Wells said yesterday that a potential downward trend is being observed. He attributed the trend to the number of people exposed since last March, the […]

VOTER DISPARITY: Seven constituencies have well over 6,000 registered voters

More than 190,000 registered ahead of general election Golden Isles has largest number of registered voters, with 7,391 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With just over a week before the general election, the voter’s register published by the Parliamentary Registration Department yesterday shows that seven constituencies have well over 6,000 registered voters. Another 12 constituencies, including three […]