Bahamas Local Stories

American Airline Crash Lands in Freeport Grand Bahama
American Airline Crash Lands in Freeport Grand Bahama

October 24, 2020

Today Saturday 24th October 2020 an American Airline crash landed in Freeport Grand Bahama.

Reports are some persons were taken to Rand Memorial Hospital.

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Body discovered in a car on Goodman's Bay this morning
Body discovered in a car on Goodman's Bay this morning

September 15, 2020

This morning, a body was discovered by Police in a vehicle on Goodman's Bay...

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BPL Confirms Island Wide Power Outage
BPL Confirms Island Wide Power Outage

September 11, 2020

BPL is aware that customers in New Providence are presently without power...

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COVID-19 Community Communication Strategy from a Psychological Point of View

September 03, 2020

t seems that covid -19 slapped the face of the Bahamian society so hard that heads are spinning and the ship looks like it may be on the verge of going under...

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Chinese Workers from The Pointe Protests Outside the Chinese Embassy
Chinese Workers from The Pointe Protests Outside the Chinese Embassy

September 01, 2020

Chinese Counselor for The Bahamas, Haigang Yin said this mornings demonstration by Chinese workers is based on a demand made by workers to return to China amid a worsening COVID-19 pandemic...

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The Ministry of Health COVID UPDATE at 6pm, TODAY!
The Ministry of Health COVID UPDATE at 6pm, TODAY!

July 24, 2020

Today, at 6pm The Ministry of Health is expected to provide an update on COVID-19. Also expected, is a statement from Prime Minister...

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Public Beaches and Parks Set to Re-open
Public Beaches and Parks Set to Re-open

June 22, 2020

During this mornings House of Assembly Report by The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, the Prime Minister announced the nighttime curfew to be extended up to 10PM. The lockdown hours are now in effect from 10PM-5AM.

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Prime Minister Minnis announced 2 week lockdown for Bimini
Prime Minister Minnis announced 2 week lockdown for Bimini

May 14, 2020

Following the announcement of Prime Minister, The Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, the island of Bimini will go on a 2 week lockdown starting, Monday May 18th, 2020...

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Prime Minister Minnis Accepts Resignation of Dr Sands

May 04, 2020

BREAKING NEWS - Statement from The Office of The Prime Minister

I have accepted the resignation of Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands effective tomorrow, May 5th 2020. I thank him for his service to The Bahamas including during COVID-19 pandemic.

I will make a further statement on this matter tomorrow, including on who will server as Minister of Health.

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Health Minister Duane Sands, confirms a 10th death

April 23, 2020

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands just confirmed that another person has died after contracting COVID-19...

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Food Store Hours Extended
Food Store Hours Extended

April 07, 2020

Prime Minister Minnis while on a brief address to the public, announced, the extension of food store hours up to 10pm...

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Caribbean Update-Coronavirus Disease

April 07, 2020

Confirmed Cases in the Caribbean(including CARICOM members)...

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90 year old COVID-19 patient, dies.
90 year old COVID-19 patient, dies.

April 07, 2020

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Delon Brennen, confirmed today as the country's sixth (6) COVID-19 death...

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The Bahamas Lockdown Curfew
The Bahamas Lockdown & Curfew

April 06, 2020

The Bahamas Lockdown & Curfew

The 24-hour curfew resumed today and will last until the second lockdown period starts on Wednesday 8 April at 9pm.

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CONSUMERS flock to food stores on impending ISLANDWIDE SHUTDOWN

April 06, 2020

CONSUMERS are seen on the streets of New Providence Monday,morning (April 6th, 2020). Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has ordered a continuation of the complete shutdown of services across the country, with limited exceptions...

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Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis Press Conference Speech

March 29, 2020

Press conference by The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister Sunday, 29 March 2020.

Good evening.
I want to provide the country and the media with an update on our continuing efforts to respond to the health and economic challenges posed by the COVID19 virus.

Health officials have confirmed three more cases on the island of New Providence.

There is a total of 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date. Two in Grand Bahama, and the remaining on New Providence.

Two of the COVID positive individuals have been admitted to Doctor's Hospital on Blake Road.

All other cases are doing well.

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3 More Cases of COVID-19
3 More Cases of COVID-19

March 29, 2020

3 more cases have now been confirmed to have COVID-19. The new cases are on the Island of New Providence. ! is in hospital the other 2 are in self quarantine.

This brings the total to 14, 2 of which are in Grand Bahamas and 12 on the island of New Providence.

All persons are believed to be Bahamian nationals.

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Immigration raid on a church in Abaco
Immigration raid on a church in Abaco

March 28, 2020

Allegedly there was reports of a Immigration raid on a church in Abaco which was housing suspected illegal persons.

The raid was launched in Marsh Harbour in the early hours of the morning. Police, Immigration and Defense Force Officers as well as nurses and doctors who were on scene for the protection of Officers Health.

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Supermakets Busy During COVID-19 Lockdown
Supermakets Busy During COVID-19 Lockdown

March 28, 2020

As the country is in a 24hr lock-down, lots of people are still trying to buy some food from the supermarkets and medical supplies at the pharmacy. Most are following the social distance rule, but when you see the farmers market at Gladston Rd you really have to wonder.

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Second Case of Coronavirus in Jamaica
Second Case of Coronavirus in Jamaica

March 11, 2020

JUST IN: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has confirmed the second...

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