Nassau Guardian Stories

Store manager dies after being shot during armed robbery

September 18, 2020

A convenience store manager died in hospital after he was shot in the head during an armed robbery last night, police said. According to reports, a gunman held up Grace of God Convenience Store on Miami Street around 7 p.m. Police said a struggle ensued between a male manager and armed robber. "This resulted in ...

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Central Bank says nat'l debt to hit 9.5 billion

September 18, 2020

The country's national debt is expected to hit $9.5 billion, 82.8 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), given the economic environment produced by Hurricane Dorian and the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Central Bank of The Bahamas' (CBOB) Quarterly Economic Review (QER) for the second quarter of 2020. The CBOB report, in ...

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More cruise cancellations, some won't resume until well into 2021

September 18, 2020

It may be well into 2021 before some cruise ships return to Bahamian ports, as the Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise lines announced more sailing cancellations through the first quarter of 2021. While most cruise lines suspended their sailing suspensions through October 31, with the intention to resume sailing on November 1, only one cruise ...

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September 18, 2020

Rebuilding the fisheries and agricultural sectors on Abaco and Grand Bahama post-Hurricane Dorian will require the creation of a complete and extensive registry of participants in the field, as well as ensuring facilities and machinery are properly reconstructed to code, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has cautioned. The fisheries and agricultural industries, two very important ...

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Sands: Time to end this

September 18, 2020

Former Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday he will not support an extension of the state of emergency as proposed by the prime minister, charging that given the number of COVID-19 cases, the country is not a "whole lot better off" as a result. The Elizabeth MP insisted the time has come to return ...

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Police investigating attempted suicide

September 17, 2020

A man was taken to hospital for medical attention after he allegedly tried to commit suicide at a home in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama early Thursday morning, police said. Police were called to a residence at Graveyard Corner shortly after midnight. The man, 29, was found with apparent abrasions on his neck, police said. ...

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'Three weeks of sacrifice'

September 17, 2020

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday announced the intention to extend the state of emergency brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic to October 31, and appealed to Bahamians to sacrifice three more weeks "for a lifetime of success". The current emergency period is set to expire on September 30. As he tabled a resolution in ...

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PM criticizes Davis for not attending House

September 17, 2020

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday insisted that the government is not endangering anyone by not requiring MPs to quarantine after it was revealed that a parliamentary staffer tested positive for COVID-19. The House of Assembly met with a minimum number of members in attendance - roughly 12 by The Nassau Guardian's count. A quorum ...

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55 new cases

September 17, 2020

The Ministry of Health reported 55 new COVID-19 cases yesterday. Fifty-one cases were reported on New Providence and three on Abaco. The location of one of the cases was pending. New Providence has more cases than all the other islands combined. There are 2,107 cases on the island. When totaled, the Family Islands have 858 ...

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Chisholm gives it a ride but comes up short

September 17, 2020

Bahamian infielder Jasrado "Jazz" Chisholm and the Miami Marlins were limited to just four hits on Tuesday, as they saw their three-game winning streak come to an end, losing 2-0 to the Boston Red Sox, at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. Chisholm, who started at second base and batted eighth, was hitless in three at-bats ...

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Equestrian Bahamas teams up with IEA to create history

September 17, 2020

It has been a year of achievements for Equestrian Bahamas, and this past summer, the federation achieved another milestone by expanding its youth scholastic riding program to partner with the United States-based Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), becoming the first international affiliate in IEA's history. Equestrian Bahamas considers it a tremendous honor to have been chosen ...

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We are called to love and to forgive those who wrong us

September 17, 2020

Family members can be your most reliable allies and at the same time they can be ferocious enemies. Many family members have absolutely no loyalty to the family tree. They sometimes commit the most heinous evil against other family members. Consequently, forgiveness for wrongs committed by a family member seldom comes. Even though some of ...

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September 17, 2020

The government is being cautioned against using public funds to reproduce pre-disaster situations on the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco, as rebuilding efforts continue one year after Hurricane Dorian. The recommendation was made in a just-released extensive report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on the "Assessment of the Effects and Impacts of Hurricane ...

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Recommendations laid out for more resilient power infrastructure

September 17, 2020

As Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) continues to restore electricity to Abaco bit by bit, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has recommended structural uniformity and a higher quality of rebuilding material to ensure a more resilient power infrastructure in the face of devastating natural disasters. The report estimates that total damage in the power sector ...

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