Appeals court rules it was not “competent” for lower court to revise drug sentence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The appellate court yesterday advised magistrates that once they have convicted and sentenced a defendant, they may no longer exercise jurisdiction over the defendant in the same case and the matter must go before a superior court. The statement came in a judgment concerning Stanley Adam Pratt’s appeal of his July 2019 […]

Bahamian leaders congratulate US President-Elect Joe Biden on victory

Associated Press called US presidential race for Biden today NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis offered congratulations to United States President-Elect Joe Biden after he was declared the winner of the US presidency by The Associated Press. Minnis also offered his regards to Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, who made history, becoming the first […]

U.S. border closure will not impact geopolitical relationship

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government’s closure of  The Bahamas’ borders to commercial flights from the United States will not have an impact on the geopolitical relationship between the two countries moving forward, Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield said yesterday. During his national address, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced the closure of the country’s […]

MOFA: No position yet on U.S./Bahamas travel

Bahamas Miami Consul General warns against non-essential travel to Florida NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield said yesterday that the government has yet to determine an official position on travel to COVID-19 hotspots in the United States. Henfield noted that the prime minister chaired a meeting yesterday with the Minister of Tourism, […]

‘Significant flood’ of requests for Bahamas travel info

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A well-known private aviation executive said yesterday there has been “a very significant flood of requests” for information regarding flying to The Bahamas, telling Eyewitness News “We have not seen any pushback regarding COVID-19 testing requirements”. Rick Gardner, a US commercial pilot, flight instructor and Bahamas Flying Ambassador said: “There has been a very […]

Travel restrictions to be lifted for China, Korea and Iran

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas will lift travel restrictions from previously excluded countries, including China, Europe’s bloc of countries, the Republic of Korea and Iran, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday. The lifting of the travel ban from these countries will take effect on July 1, when The Bahamas reopens its borders to commercial […]

PM renews call for WHO assistance

Country faces health challenges and “dire economic situation” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Addressing the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly today, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis renewed calls for assistance as The Bahamas faces two “seismic events” that threaten public health and the country’s economy. The prime minister also repeated his call for the international […]

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 […]