Bahamas Local Stories

PHOTOS: St. Maarten Devastated by Hurricane Irma

September 06, 2017

As Hurricane Irma continues to churn her path of destruction across the northern Caribbean we have more photos showing the sheer devastation in St. Maarten.

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PHOTOS: HURRICANE IRMA HITS ST. MAARTEN

September 06, 2017

The photos below show the devastation faced in St. Maarten after the passing of "super cyclone" Hurricane Irma.

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Commonwealth of The Bahamas HURRICANE SHELTERS 2017 UPDATED as of September 5, 2017

September 05, 2017

Commonwealth of The Bahamas HURRICANE SHELTERS 2017

UPDATED as of September 5, 2017



NAME OF SHELTER, ADDRESS, CAPACITY

NEW PROVIDENCE

1. New Dimensions Ministries, Joe Farrington Road, 100

2. Epiphany Anglican Church, Prince Charles Drive, 150-200

3. Epworth Hall/Ebenezer Methodist (Physically Disabled/Homeless only), Shirley Street, 100

4. Holy Cross Anglican Church, Highbury Park off Soldier Road, 100-200

5. Kemp Road Ministries, Kemp Road, 150

6. Pilgrim Baptist Church, St. James Road, 100

7. Salvation Army, Mackey Street, 50-75

8. St. Mary’s Hall/St. Augustine College, Bernard Road, 200

9. Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church, Kennedy Subdivision, 150

10. Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road, 200

11. New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Independence Drive, 100

12. Southwest Cathedral Church of God, Carmichael Road, 300

13. Church of God of Prophecy, East Street, 400

14. Ebenezer Mission Baptist Church, St. Charles Vincent Street, 100

15. Salvation Army, Meadow Street, 25

16. St. Barnabas Anglican Parish Church, Wulff & Baillou Hill Road, 150-200

17. Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Farrington Road, 50

18. Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled (for BAPD only),

Dolphin Drive, 25

19. Church of God of Prophecy, Gambier Village, 25

20. New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road, 250

21. Calvary Haitian Baptist Church, West Avenue, 100

22. Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church, Harold Road, 200-250

23. St. John’s Native Baptist Church, Meeting Street, 150-200

24. Church of God Auditorium (for Sandilands only), Joe Farrington Road, 1500

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BahamasLocal.com attends Logos Hope's Thank You Dinner!
BahamasLocal.com attends Logos Hope's Thank You Dinner!

July 27, 2017

The Logos Hope "Floating Library" has been docked at the Prince George Wharf for the past 13 days now; the floating book tour moves on to Freeport Grand Bahama this afternoon then on to Haiti...

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Murder in the Elizabeth Estates Area

July 19, 2017

At around 10AM this morning a man was murdered in the areas of Malaysia Way and Commonwealth Boulevard...

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BahamasLocal.com's Sizzling Weekend featuring Reggae Artist Sizzla Kalonji
BahamasLocal.com's Sizzling Weekend featuring Reggae Artist Sizzla Kalonji

July 17, 2017

Once again Heineken sponsored an eventful, entertaining event and BahamasLocal.com was there! This past weekend, hundreds flocked to the JFK Beerfest Grounds to have an experience of a lifetime...

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Logo's Hope Arrives in Nassau, Bahamas
Logo's Hope Arrives in Nassau, Bahamas

July 15, 2017

On Saturday July 15th, Bahamaslocal.com was in attendance at the opening of Logos Hope , the world's largest floating book fair. The honorable Travis Robinson, MP for Bain & Grants Town, was the special guest of honor. He welcomed the Logos Hope ship and crew members to tbe Bahamas.

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Dr Bernard Nottage Former Minister of National Security has Died
Dr Bernard Nottage Former Minister of National Security has Died

June 28, 2017

Dr Bernard Nottage Former Minister of National Security has died at the age of 71.

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has released a statement paying tribute to Dr Nottage, calling him an “outstanding medical doctor and political leader”.

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World Cup 2022: Claims of corruption in Qatar bid published in Germany

June 27, 2017

Claims of alleged corruption in Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid have been published in the German media.

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10 Reasons to visit The Bahamas this summer

June 22, 2017

It’s summer and you’re ready for some fun in the sun! Don’t settle for your neighborhood park when Abaco Beach Resort is just a 50-minute flight from Florida. Here are 10 reasons for you to come and visit...

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Severe flooding in Trinidad and Tobago with the passing of Tropical Storm Bret

June 20, 2017

Residents of Trinidad and Tobago are taking to social media to share the severe flooding currently being experienced as a result of Tropical Storm Bret.

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Euro MPs back end-to-end encryption for all citizens
Euro MPs back end-to-end encryption for all citizens

June 20, 2017

A European Parliament committee wants end-to-end encryption to be enforced on all forms of digital communication to protect European Union (EU) citizens.

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Rolls-Royce boss warns against a 'hard Brexit'
Rolls-Royce boss warns against a 'hard Brexit'

June 20, 2017

The boss of Rolls-Royce has called for "as little change as possible" after Brexit to minimise the impact on business of leaving the European Union.

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Otto Warmbier: US student sent home from North Korea dies
Otto Warmbier: US student sent home from North Korea dies

June 20, 2017

The US student held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died a week after returning home.

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"Potential Tropical Cyclone 2" forecast to become a tropical storm today

June 19, 2017

All eyes are on the tropics as forecasters expect "Potential Tropical Cyclone 2" to become a tropical storm today.

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June: Men's Health Month
June: Men's Health Month

June 13, 2017

As we approach Father's Day we must be reminded that the entire month of June is dedicated to men's health. Statistics show women are 100% more likely to go to the doctor for annual exams and preventative services making awareness and prevention key in helping our fathers, brothers, boyfriends, husbands, and sons live longer healthier lives.

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The Warriors are the best thing that ever happened to the NBA

June 13, 2017

You’ve heard the complaints: the Golden State Warriors — winners of the 2017 title and owners of the winningest three-year record in NBA history (254-54) — are bad for the NBA...

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Ocean safety: what is a rip current?

June 12, 2017

As we approach this year's summer solstice the increase in temperature and humidity cannot be missed. Each day gets not only longer but hotter and Bahamians are heading to the beach in droves.

Young, old, big and small, going to the beach is a great way to cool off but it's not always as safe as we think. Just this month a little girl's body was found in the waters off of Arawak Cay after having gone missing the afternoon before. It's suspected she may have been caught in a rip current or rip tide, a dangerous ocean current that can quickly whisk swimmers out to sea.

Would you know what to do if you got caught in a rip current? Watch the video below to learn more and keep you and your loved ones safe this summer.

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BPL System Disturbance disrupts power supply in certain areas
BPL System Disturbance disrupts power supply in certain areas

June 06, 2017

Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL), wishes to advise its customers that we are currently experiencing a system disturbance which has resulted in an outage to a portion of our transmission network...

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Shaunae Miller-Ubo makes history with 200M Straight World Record

June 04, 2017

Shaunae Miller-Uibo is the first Bahamian to hold an individual world record in an athletic event after she stormed to victory in the straight 200m at the Adidas Boost Boston Games on Sunday...

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