Bahamian student wins Diana Award

ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS — Jahzara Taylor, a student at Central Eleuthera High School, has been recognized with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts — the Diana Award. Taylor founded “Jahzara Cares” in 2018, helping children aged seven to 16 learn to read. Noticing that children were turning up […]

Foreign affairs ministry monitoring building collapse tragedy in Miami-Dade county

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the government and people [of] the United States of America…at this difficult time” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is monitoring the tragedy in Surfside, Florida, where at least 10 people are dead and more than 150 are unaccounted for after a multi-story condo building partially collapsed […]

Op-Ed: Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean — a new partnership for the future

By Alicia Bárcena and Jutta Urpilainen Recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis is a global challenge. No country, no region, no continent can face it alone. It is therefore right for the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen our strategic partnership towards a more sustainable, inclusive and equal world. The […]

PAHO urges G7 nations to prioritize Latin America and the Caribbean for vaccine donations

Only one in 10 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the region, according to PAHO Etienne: Latin America and Caribbean urgently need vaccines and financial support for additional supplies WASHINGTON, DC — Following the G7 nations’ promise to donate one billion vaccine doses to countries in need, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa […]

Foreign affairs minister meets with High Commissioner Designate Sebas Bastian

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advised today that Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield met with High Commissioner (Designate) to the Republic of South Africa Sebastian Bastian at the ministry’s headquarters at the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Center on Monday, June 14, 2021. Bastian is presently awaiting his date for his presentation of […]

UB to collaborate with New York’s Elmira College on student exchange opportunities

Institutions sign five-year MOU NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The University of The Bahamas (UB) and Elmira College (EC) marked an historic milestone yesterday with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will allow collaboration on student exchange, research activities and initiatives. Dr Rodney Smith, UB president, welcomed the “generous” and “noble” partnership agreement, which […]

Bahamas High Commissioner to Canada officially assumes post

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Cabinet minister Kenneth Russell has officially assumed his post as High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to Canada, confirmed the Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield yesterday. The former commissioner, Alvin Smith, returned to The Bahamas last year after completing his tour of duty on November 7, 2020. Foreign service officer Chanelle […]

Police investigate Western Esplanade shooting

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police are investigating a shooting at Western Esplanade that left a man in hospital last night. The man was reportedly walking with two women when they were approached by a group of men shortly before 11pm. According to police, one of the men began to choke one of the women and when […]

PAHO director welcomes US plan to share first tranche of 25 million COVID vaccine doses

Approx 6 million doses to be distributed for South and Central America and Caribbean WASHINGTON, DC — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F Etienne yesterday thanked the United States Government for its commitment to a COVID-19 vaccine dose-sharing plan through COVAX. “The actions announced today (yesterday) by the White House are a good […]

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line welcomes Grand Classica back into Port of Palm Beach in anticipation of July resumption of cruising

Cruise line CEO: We have missed Grand Bahama, our home away from home “It’s time to get crew members, cruise line support staff and parking attendants back to work” FLORIDA, USA — Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line yesterday marked the long-awaited return of Grand Classica to its homeport, the Port of Palm Beach. The ship has […]

Special Bahamian Heritage event to be celebrated at Miami Marlins game next week Saturday

Junkanoo culture and Bahamian Jazz Chisholm of Marlins will highlight special event Bahamians encouraged to bring their goatskin drums and flags MIAMI, FLORIDA — Bahamians throughout Florida, the wider USA and The Bahamas are encouraged to bring their goatskin drums and flags to a special Bahamian Heritage celebratory game with the Miami Marlins on Saturday, […]

PAHO director calls for intensified health response in Haiti to reverse rapidly deteriorating COVID conditions

PAHO is assisting with vaccine delivery, scaled-up testing and increased PPE for health workers Bahamas has banned travel from Haiti since February WASHINGTON, DC — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F Etienne warned that the COVID-19 response in Haiti must be scaled up dramatically to cope with sharply escalating cases, hospitalizations and deaths […]

ADDRESSING VULNERABLE POPULATIONS: UN visits Carmichael Road Detention Center

UN delegation to visit Abaco next Conille: We’re pleased with the level of transparency given and level of discussions had with govt to date NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Following a tour of the Carmichael Road Detention Center yesterday, United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Jamaica, Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos and the Cayman Islands Garry Conille […]