“IT’S SICKENING”: AG says indecent assault sentence being investigated as victim’s father asks “where is the justice?”

“What justice do I get as a daddy?” “A drug dealer or a murderer is more susceptible to going to prison than these sex offenders” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday his office is looking into reports of a man sentenced with a “slap on the wrist” after being found guilty of […]

20,000 INFECTIONS: Sands predicts worst-case scenario of COVID-19 cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While noting the government’s vaccine program could play a large role in limiting new infections in The Bahamas, former Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands yesterday predicted a possible worst-case scenario of 20,000 confirmed cases, based on existing data. Shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March […]

More than 5,200 voters added to voters’ register since 2017

Approx. 200,000 voters expected to register for next general election NASSAU, BAHAMAS — More than 5,200 new eligible voters have registered for the next general election, according to the Parliamentary Registration Department. As of yesterday, there were 186,763 registered voters, the vast majority of which account for those who registered for the May 10, 2017 general […]

KFC: COVID restrictions has “forced” termination of 35 employees

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Restaurants Bahamas Limited, operators of KFC Nassau, has terminated 35 employees across its nine locations due to what the company called the “unprecedented economic slowdown” due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the restrictions the government imposed to mitigate against the virus, including the ongoing nightly curfew. “For almost a year now, the […]

Davis, Bannister butt heads over claim of AG “breaching Parliamentary privilege”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis has accused the attorney general of breaching his Parliamentary privilege regarding accusations against the prime minister’s failure to table financial reports relating to the government’s spending on coronavirus mitigation. House Speaker Halson Moultrie on Wednesday ordered that the matter be sent to the House Committee on Privilege. Davis […]

Henfield meets with new US charge d’affaires

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield met with newly appointed US Charge d’Affaires Usha Pitts recently to discuss several areas of mutual interest between the United States and The Bahamas. Both sides reportedly addressed bilateral matters, including the Biden-Harris administration’s immediate priorities, ongoing collaboration in the multilateral fora, cooperation to mitigate irregular […]

Nygard was “never” interviewed by local police regarding sexual allegations, says commissioner

COP: No complaints about complicit officers of RBPF past or current NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Canadian fashion designer and longtime Lyford Cay resident Peter Nygard has “never” been interviewed by local police regarding sexual allegations against him, confirmed Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday. Nygard was arrested in Winnipeg, Canada, on Monday, after federal prosecutors accused […]

Two tropical waves form off African coast

Low chance of development over the next five days, says meteorologists NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Two tropical waves that developed off the coast of Africa yesterday have a 20 percent and 30 percent chance respectively of development over the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center. The wave close to Africa has a 20 […]

Possibility of COVID reinfections “daunting” for the medical community — says Forbes

New Hong Kong study reveals first confirmed reinfection  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The first confirmed coronavirus reinfection case in Hong Kong is very “unfortunate” and “daunting” news for the medical community, said Dr Nikkiah Forbes, Director of the National HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases Programme. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong (HKU has revealed a 33-year-old […]

Hurricane warning in effect for all islands of The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Isaias formed into a hurricane overnight with maximum sustained winds of 80mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Around 2am, the National Hurricane Center issued a warning to the northwestern, southeast and central Bahamas as the Category 1 storm moves closer to Great Inagua. Those northwest islands include Andros, New Providence, Eleuthera, Abacos […]

Public transport ban “two middle fingers, not one”

No warning over cease in public transportation NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamians and residents who utilize public transportation were left out in the heat with little to no warning that the service had been suspended due to emergency orders yesterday. The latest emergency order states: “No person shall offer for hire or seek to travel on […]

Tourism minister apologizes, Harbour Island wedding request “went up the chain”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Harbour Island wedding request went up the command chain, according to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, who today explained the hotel operator reached out to a number of officials, including himself. D’Aguilar said he “deeply” apologized for the consternation and angst faced by Bahamians, residents and visitors due to the sudden weekend […]

D’Aguilar: Govt. to continue “hybrid” lockdowns for the next two weekends

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The country will go into lockdown for the next two weekends as officials work through a “hybrid” lockdown strategy, according to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar. The Tourism minister confirmed health officials are not recommending a full lockdown for New Providence, which recorded 16 new cases yesterday. “Right now the data as advised […]