Bahamas Local Stories

Nassau Cruise Port Primed For Home Port Service With Crystal Cruises €śBahamas Escapes€ť Launch
Nassau Cruise Port Primed For Home Port Service With Crystal Cruises “Bahamas Escapes” Launch

March 15, 2021

Nassau Cruise Port Ltd. is finalizing plans for the launch of its home port service as it prepares to make history as the starting point of the first ocean-going cruise to set sail in our region since March 2020.

Mike Maura Jr., CEO, confirms the team’s enthusiasm for the launch, stating “We fully support the inventive Bahamas-Crystal Cruises partnership. We believe that the seven-night round-trip “Bahamas Escapes” cruises will be instrumental in inspiring greater confidence in the return to sailing in the western hemisphere and in travel to The Bahamas.

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Kickstarting a new wave of FinTech in The Bahamas
Kickstarting a new wave of FinTech in The Bahamas

March 15, 2021

During a recent financial technology and digital assets virtual symposium hosted by the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, a FinTech expert urged attendees to fully participate in the global cryptocurrency community and appreciate the economic factors and technical features driving the mushrooming cryptocurrency market capitalization.

Brian Jones, Leno Wealth Solutions Manager shared his experience and research as an industry expert while providing the framework for the other FinTech panelists to follow. “The US dollar has fallen against Bitcoin,” Jones said to the nearly 500 virtual attendees. “Even looking at gold, in a couple of months, we have taken another sharp downturn in terms of debasement. The point is...

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International Women€™s Day Celebrated at Girls€™ Soccer on Saturday
International Women’s Day Celebrated at Girls’ Soccer on Saturday

March 08, 2021

On Saturday, March 6th the Grand Bahama Soccer Club, formally the Grand Bahama Girls Developmental Soccer League, celebrated International Women’s Day at the YMCA Playing field. The International Day hashtag #ChooseToChallenge was evident from the field décor. GBSC’s Events Organizer, former player and volunteer coach, Ashleigh Lockhart, had pictures of former players/coaches currently in male dominated jobs or in college taking male dominated courses such as Aviation and Construction Project Management . Two of the women who have long graduated and are now working at the Grand Bahama Power Company were present. Both women are still involved in the program. Nikita Mullings, a former player and coach is presently COO of GB Power Company and will be returning to the role of coach now that both daughters are old enough to play soccer. Symone Stubbs, an electrical engineer in the same company, is an executive director in the club and the Head Coach of the Girls’ Academy. Being a recipient of a soccer/ academic scholarship while in the program, has made her very passionate about paying it forward by securing scholarship money for the dedicated and talented players to fulfill their dreams of going to college. Since returning home four years ago, Symone is making a huge impact in that area. The biggest scholarship recipient in the Club’s history is Gabrielle Simms who signed on National Signing Day to go to Kansas City, a Division One school on a full scholarship ($40,000 a year). She has been playing in the program since she was six years old.

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Government to Secure Covid-19 Vaccines
Government to Secure Covid-19 Vaccines

January 08, 2021

Minister of Health said the vaccine will be of "no charge and voluntary..."

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Its Over. Joseph R Biden Jr is President Elect
Its Over. Joseph R Biden Jr is President Elect

November 07, 2020

Its Over. Joseph R Biden Jr is President Elect.

Joe Biden will now be the 46th President of the United States

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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.

More to follow

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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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