‘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 […]

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 […]