Four arrested over NP drug bust

Marijuana seized has estimated value of $259,000 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Four men were arrested today after the discovery of 259 pounds of marijuana at a residence on Chou Close off McKinney Drive. The drugs have an estimated value of $259,000. According to reports, officers of the South Central Division searched the home shortly after 3 […]

HAI: Hundreds died in Abaco

Vast majority of residents in The Mudd, Pigeon Peas have status, Ingraham says NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said today that notwithstanding the 50 people confirmed dead to date by authorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, based on his understanding hundreds were killed in Abaco alone as a result of the […]

Tourism will take hit from Dorian

D’Aguilar hopes visitors do not cancel their vacations, as other islands unaffected NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While Hurricane Dorian and the destruction left in its wake will have an impact on tourism in The Bahamas, with cancellations already being recorded this month, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said while the total impact remains unclear, it is […]

GBPA: Freeport’s infrastructure fared “relatively well”

“Mass devastation” across other areas in GB NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Freeport’s infrastructure held up “relatively well” during Hurricane Dorian, according to a top Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) executive, who described the catastrophic Category 5 hurricane as “the mother of all storms”. Rupert Hayward, executive director of the GBPA and the Port Group Limited told Eyewitness […]

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said. The test off the coast of California on Sunday marked the resumption of an arms competition that some analysts […]

ICE raids raise question: What about the employers?

By NOMAAN MERCHANT HOUSTON (AP) — The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted. Full Coverage: Immigration Under President Donald Trump, the number of business […]

Trump claims credit for Shell plant announced under Obama

By JILL COLVIN and JOSH BOAK MONACA, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for a major manufacturing complex in western Pennsylvania in his latest effort to reinvigorate the Rust Belt support that sent him to the White House. He was cheered on by fluorescent-vest-clad workers who were paid to attend […]

In his own words: Ex-Cardinal’s letters to abuse victims

VATICAN CITY (AP) — At first glance, the handwritten postcards and letters look innocuous, even warm, sometimes signed off by “Uncle T.” or “Your uncle, Father Ted.” Special report: The Reckoning But taken in context, the correspondence penned by disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the young men he is accused of sexually abusing or harassing is […]

Trump vows urgent action after shootings, offers few details

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions from Democrats about whether he had the moral authority to rally America against the spasm of violence and racism. Trump, back at the White […]

Russian boxer, 28, dies after suffering brain injury in ring

MOSCOW (AP) — Boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday, four days after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Dadashev suffered a brain swelling in Friday’s light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. He underwent surgery but […]

Netflix subscriber drop hints at streaming-service fatigue

NEW YORK (AP) — How much is too much for streaming video? A dramatic slowdown in worldwide growth at Netflix — including the first quarterly drop in its U.S. subscribers since 2011 — is raising questions about just how much are people willing to pay for streaming services. Especially with a host of new ones […]

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down

ALIV, BTC says they are not responsible for glitches NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Social media users in The Bahamas and much of the globe reported experiencing challenges sending and receiving voicenote messages, photos and videos today on platforms, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. Facebook, which owns all three applications — Instagram and WhatsApp — said it […]