PM: We will win fight against COVID-19

• Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in The Bahamas •Governor General signs proclamation order for public state of emergency on Tuesday •Churches suspend services and plan to move online NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced the country is in a public state of emergency as confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

Ash: I gave PLP MPs between $5,000-$10,000

Contractor alleged he reported bribes for Gibson to police because he feared for his life NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Jonathan Ash, the key witness in the bribery trial of former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson, testified yesterday that he gave between $5,000 and $10,000 to numerous former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) MPs. Continuing his testimony in the […]

White House official cites problems in security clearances

WASHINGTON (AP) — A career official in the White House security office says dozens of people in President Donald Trump’s administration were granted security clearances despite “disqualifying issues” in their backgrounds, including concerns about foreign influence, drug use and criminal conduct. Tricia Newbold, an 18-year government employee who oversaw the issuance of clearances for some […]

Los Angeles police identify suspect in Nipsey Hussle slaying

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are seeking a 29-year-old man who they believe shot and killed Nipsey Hussle outside the rapper’s clothing store where he was trying to remake his community. Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore has scheduled a briefing Tuesday morning in which he will discuss how detectives came to identify […]

Saunders signs with New York Mets

Warren Saunders became the latest Bahamian to garner a professional baseball contract, signing with the New York Mets organization on Wednesday in Nassau. The Grand Bahama native is a product of the International Elite (I Elite) Sports Academy.  He will now await his farm league assignment from the team. Prior to training with I Elite, […]

AP: Fla. governor’s race pits liberal Dem vs. Trump Republican

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation’s largest political battleground. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who would be the state’s first black […]

US Department of State Officials Pay Courtesy Call on Minister Symonette

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Officials from the US Department of State paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette (second left), on August 23, 2018.   Pictured from left: Permanent Secretary at the Ministry, David Davis; Minister Symonette; US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers; and […]