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 […]

Police: Bomber’s video amounts to confession, but no motive

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by the bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for weeks details the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a confession, police said. But his motive remains a mystery. Mark Anthony Conditt, an unemployed college dropout who bought bomb-making materials at Home Depot, […]

Bridge collapse puts spotlight on rapid building technique

As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, Florida International University officials were beaming with pride. The pedestrian bridge on the edge of the Miami-area campus was a signature achievement of the school’s Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center, a research group set up with federal funding a […]

Trump backs off push for raising assault rifle purchase age

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House unveiled a new plan to prevent school shootings that backs off President Donald Trump’s support for increasing the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21. Instead, a new federal commission on school safety will examine the age issue as part of a package the White House announced Sunday […]

President Trump plans to meet Kim Jong Un for nuke talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump plan to meet in May for nuclear disarmament talks, a whiplash development that would put two leaders who’ve repeatedly insulted, threatened and dismissed each other in the same room, possibly in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. It would have […]

U.S. Embassy gets new Charge d’Affaires

A new Charge d’Affaires has been named to lead the United States Embassy in The Bahamas. Stephanie Bowers, the second female told the position in the last ten years, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield at his ministry yesterday. During the meeting, the two discussed matters of mutual interest to […]

A Combat Zone, with desks

For nine months in Kandahar, Afghanistan, I went through the same routine every day. I put on my uniform and tied my boots. I put a magazine in my 9-millimeter handgun and locked it in my hip holster. I put a 30-round magazine in my M4 and slung it over my shoulder. If the day […]