DRA records an influx in registrants for Dorian home repair program

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – An influx of registrants to the government’s Dorian Small Home Repair Programme has led to a delay of residents receiving supplies and vendors being paid, according to Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction Iram Lewis yesterday. “There was an influx,” Lewis told reporters outside Cabinet. “We expected x amount. Everyone […]

Bahamasair to resume flights on Thursday

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamasair will resume its domestic flight schedule on Thursday. The airline announced the resumption of services in a statement yesterday, and advised that flights are presently available for purchase. All passengers leaving Nassau are reminded that they must be in possession of a negative PCR COVID-19 test – taken within 5 days […]

“People are dying due to lack of care”: Mother recounts horrific birthing experience at PMH

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Dozens of women have taken to social media to recount horrific experiences at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Maternity Ward – many revealing they’ve lost their children in the process. Conditions at the facility have been severely strained during the COVID-19 pandemic. The firestorm was sparked by a Facebook post from 35-year-old mother […]

Hurricane Dorian: Barri and the Six

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – It’s been one year since Grand Bahama and Abaco residents faced the merciless beating of Hurricane Dorian. For hundreds, their lives continue to languish in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis. But their memories of the horrific three days, battling 200mph winds and a storm surge of […]

PM “very pleased” with Dorian progress

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has made ‘extremely shocking’ progress since Hurricane Dorian blasted its way through The Bahamas nearly one year ago, said Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday. “I am very very pleased of the progress that has been made,” Minnis said. He spoke following a tour of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial […]

Construction on the Rand Memorial Hospital to be complete in September, says GB minister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson yesterday said reconstruction of the Rand Memorial Hospital is expected to be completed next month. Thompson made the revelation in a statement hitting back at criticisms from the Progressive Liberal Party over the government’s mitigation efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus on […]

Three COVID-19 deaths, 24 new cases

Cases surge past 500 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health officials have confirmed three additional coronavirus related deaths and 24 new confirmed cases as of today. According to the Ministry of Health, three more people were also admitted to hospital. No details on the deaths have been released, however health officials said more information will be provided […]

GB declared COVID-19 hotspot, borders close at 6pm

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Grand Bahama will be closed to all domestic flights today at 6pm and all international flights starting Wednesday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced this morning. The measures were announced in addition to a two-week lockdown to curb the recent surge of COVID-19 cases on the island. The lockdown will take effect […]

Two new COVID-19 cases in Grand Bahama

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Health officials have confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, taking the total number of cases to 113. A 33-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man have tested positive for the virus, and both cases are reportedly in isolation at home with no history of travel. This follows an announcement from […]

Govt monitoring GBPC, Cooper family standoff

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson set the record straight on Tuesday following suggestions by critics that for weeks, government turned a blind eye to the power theft allegations that were levied by the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC). The said allegations led to the recent disconnection of several fast […]

St. George’s Jaguars victors in NHSBC

MVP Grene scores 22 points and 17 rebounds The St. Georges Jaguars claimed victory in the hotly contested 2019 National High School Basketball Championships (NHSBC), which wrapped up in Grand Bahama Monday night. In the marquee match of the night, the Jaguars took down the Tabernacle Falcons in a tightly contested game to secure the boys […]

Eight injured at Grand Bahama shipyard

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – Chaos erupted at the Grand Bahama shipyard on Monday after a crane collapsed at the shipyard’s dry dock. According to Grand Bahama police, eight employees were injured but none of the injuries were life threatening. At the time of the collapse, repairs were reportedly being carried out on the Oasis of […]