Accident/Emergency

Australia Fires: US Crew Dead in Firefighting Plane Crash
Australia Fires: US Crew Dead in Firefighting Plane Crash

January 23, 2020

An air tanker has crashed in a fireball while fighting bushfires in Australia, killing the three people on board...

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Ministry of Health Advises the Public on Newly Discovered Novel Coronavirus
Ministry of Health Advises the Public on Newly Discovered Novel Coronavirus

January 23, 2020

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public of the occurrence of a newly discovered novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which has been associated with an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan City, capital of Hubei Province in China. On 31st December 2019, the China Country Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause, detected in Wuhan City. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the causative virus by Chinese authorities on 7th January, 2020...

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Ministry of Social Services - Transitional Housing for Shelterees

January 23, 2020

The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development wishes to advise the general public that the Ministry has entered into an agreement with Poinciana Inn that will help to further reduce the number of persons residing in the two remaining shelters located at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium and The Bahamas Academy Auditorium...

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Pedestrian Killed In Collision With Car
Pedestrian Killed In Collision With Car

January 23, 2020

POLICE are warning drivers to be careful on the road after a female pedestrian in New Providence lost her life in a traffic collision on Tuesday night...

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Evacuees Moving To 90-Day Hotel
Evacuees Moving To 90-Day Hotel

January 23, 2020

FIFTY rooms at the Poinciana Inn will temporarily shelter Hurricane Dorian victims in an agreement between the government and the hotel, the Ministry of Social Services announced yesterday...

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Vibes of The Islands Benefit Concert Trip Giveaway

January 22, 2020

The Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC) and Dasani will give one lucky shopper the chance to win a trip to the Vibes of the Island concert, complete with hotel accommodations and airfare for two, plus $500 spending cash. The benefit concert, taking place on March 28 in Miami Fl., will feature reggae icons Protoje and the Indiggnation, Agent Sasco and the Sound Agents along with Dj's Dutty Dex and Richie D. One hundred percent of the concert’s net proceeds will go towards a sustainable rebuilding project benefitting children of the Northern Bahamas, who have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian...

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Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center Made Donation to Hurricane Dorian Relief

January 22, 2020

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center made a donation of $100,000 to the Bahamas Government for Hurricane Dorian Relief, January 21, 2020 at Baha Mar, where Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's Marketplace convention is being held, January 21 to 23...

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China Virus Monitoring Stepped Up
China Virus Monitoring Stepped Up

January 22, 2020

LOCAL health officials have heightened surveillance for a new coronavirus, a deadly respiratory infection, that has spread from China to the United States...

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Disaster Reconstruction Authority and NGOs team to assist hundreds of central Abaco homeowners with repairs

January 21, 2020

The Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority is collaborating with NGOs to assist hundreds of homeowners in central Abaco with repairs...

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Health Minister Thanks Samaritan’s Purse for Providing Medical Treatment to Many Post Hurricane Dorian

January 21, 2020

President of Samaritan’s Purse, Evangelist Franklin Graham, visited Grand Bahama on Friday to tour Samaritan’s Purse mobile medical unit and the Rand Memorial Hospital, which is currently being renovated following Hurricane Dorian. During his visit he was thanked by Cabinet Ministers on behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas for the medical assistance Samaritan’s Purse has rendered since the passage of Hurricane Dorian...

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Statement from Disaster Reconstruction Authority on Temporary Housing Domes

January 21, 2020

The Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority is working to provide temporary housing solutions for Bahamians displaced by Hurricane Dorian...

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Statement from the Ministry of Health

January 21, 2020

The Ministry of Health vigorously refutes the baseless and inaccurate assertions made in a widely circulated video posted on social media and the similarly false written statements by the MP for Englerston, the Honorable Glenys Hanna-Martin (letter to the Editor, Nassau Guardian 18/1/2020.)

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Hayward family's grief over 'suicide'
Hayward family's grief over 'suicide'

January 21, 2020

THE family of the late Sir Jack Hayward has expressed shock and sadness over the death of their father's longtime personal butler Trevor Bethel, who was found dead on Friday morning at his residence off Royal Palm Way...

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Road Access Still Blocked After Dorian
Road Access Still Blocked After Dorian

January 20, 2020

FIVE months after Hurricane Dorian, road access in some private subdivisions in East Grand Bahama are still blocked. Some residents say the state of the community poses safety risks. Boats are still blocking roadways, and there are also downed pole...

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Disaster Reconstruction Authority meets with hundreds of Marsh Harbour residents

January 20, 2020

Hundreds of residents of Marsh Harbour were in attendance at a town hall meeting Thursday night hosted by the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority and Local Government..

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Atlanta Gospel Artist Obie One B.A. Delivers Items To Grand Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Victims

January 20, 2020

After seeing how Bahamians in Grand Bahama are still in desperate need months after Hurricane Dorian, Atlanta-based gospel recording artist Obie One B.A. went to the island to personally distribute items to those trying to rebuild their lives...

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US$1.5 Billion in financing and in-kind services pledged for Bahamas hurricane recovery

January 20, 2020

Private companies, Governments, regional and international institutions, and philanthropic individuals have pledged approximately $1.5 billion in financing and in-kind services to support recovery in The Bahamas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian...

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Disaster Reconstruction Authority updates on housing post Hurricane Dorian

January 20, 2020

The Government of The Bahamas is researching the best affordable, permanent solution for homes for residents impacted by Hurricane Dorian, beyond providing temporary housing...

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Australia fires: Smoke to make 'full circuit' around globe, Nasa says
Australia fires: Smoke to make 'full circuit' around globe, Nasa says

January 14, 2020

Smoke from the massive bushfires in Australia will soon circle the Earth back to the nation, says Nasa...

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1.5 billion in Dorian pledges
1.5 billion in Dorian pledges

January 14, 2020

Government has received $1.5 billion in pledge donations for Hurricane Dorian relief during an aid conference held at Baha Mar yesterday, and officials said they expect more pledges will continue to come in...

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