Accident/Emergency

Temporary Closure of Flaming Gardens Clinic

March 16, 2017

The Ministry of Health, Department of Public Health, would like to inform the residents of the Flamingo Gardens Clinic District, that due to the increase in smoke fumes which has now infiltrated the clinic...

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Mid-flight slumber cut short by exploding headphones

March 15, 2017

Australian authorities have warned about the dangers of using battery-powered devices on flights after a woman's headphones caught fire...

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Tornado strikes LPIA and causes damage
Tornado strikes LPIA and causes damage

March 14, 2017

"BREAKING: A Bahamasair ATR 70-seater valued at around $20 million (part of the new fleet) was damaged when a tornado touched down at LPIA overnight. Reportedly, the plane is insured...

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15-year-old boy dies after being thrown from pick-up truck

March 10, 2017

A TRAFFIC accident in Long Island yesterday claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy who was understood to have been travelling to Clarence Town in the rear of a truck carrying equipment for the island's inter-school track meet...

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Residents still displaced by fire
Residents still displaced by fire

March 09, 2017

ENVIRONMENT Minister Kenred Dorsett yesterday said there is no definite date set for when Jubilee Gardens residents will be able return to their homes, as he revealed details of the government's "comprehensive" plan to tackle the chronic issues at the New Providence Landfill...

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SMOKED OUT: Residents facing a week out of Jubilee Gardens homes
SMOKED OUT: Residents facing a week out of Jubilee Gardens homes

March 07, 2017

RESIDENTS in Jubilee Gardens will have to wait at least five to seven days before the evacuation order is lifted and they are "safely" allowed to return their homes, Minister of Environment Kenred Dorsett said yesterday...

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Anger at failure to prevent landfill blazes
Anger at failure to prevent landfill blazes

March 06, 2017

ANGRY home owners in Jubilee Gardens yesterday expressed disgust and concern that neither the Progressive Liberal Party nor the Free National Movement have done enough to prevent the frequent fires at the New Providence Landfill that have caused some of them to develop respiratory issues...

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Evacuation order still in place as dump fire grows
Evacuation order still in place as dump fire grows

March 06, 2017

FIRE Chief Assistant Superintendent Walter Evans said on Monday morning that while the colour of the smoke has changed, indicating less toxic fumes in the air, the fire at the New Providence Landfill has grown overnight and firefighters are still working to contain the blaze...

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Fleeing the fire
Fleeing the fire

March 06, 2017

RESIDENTS in Jubilee Gardens were forced to evacuate their homes yesterday after a massive fire at the New Providence landfill blanketed the community in thick, black hazardous smoke...

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VIDEO: Jubilee Gardens evacuated as smoke from dump fire chokes residents
VIDEO: Jubilee Gardens evacuated as smoke from dump fire chokes residents

March 06, 2017

JUBILEE Gardens residents have been evacuated after a "massive" blaze broke out on Sunday at the city dump sending plumes of choking smoke billowing over parts of New Providence. Emergency services were tackling the fire from early afternoon and the Flamingo Gardens clinic will stay open until 9pm to help residents suffering from smoke inhalation as the Princess Margaret Hospital Accident and Emergency Department was said to be "overflowing"...

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Man dies of injuries sustained in fatal crash

February 23, 2017

A man has died of injuries sustained in a traffic accident earlier this month that also claimed the life of an Andros woman...

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Boy who died in car had been left by mistake
Boy who died in car had been left by mistake

February 15, 2017

THE three-year-old boy who died on Monday was "mistakenly left in a car" for nearly six hours before he was found unresponsive and rushed to hospital, according to Officer-in-Charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Clayton Fernander.

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Sargento recalls cheeses amidst Listeria fears

February 13, 2017

The Bahamas Ministry of Health addressed a recent recall of various Sargento cheese products that may potentially be contaminated with Listeria Monday, February 13, 2017, via a Facebook post.

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Man killed as car hits stop sign and flips over
Man killed as car hits stop sign and flips over

February 13, 2017

ONE man is dead after the vehicle he was in hit a stop sign and flipped over twice before landing on top of him, "crushing his head." The incident took place on Saturday evening...

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Western Air plane crash-lands at Grand Bahama International Airport
Western Air plane crash-lands at Grand Bahama International Airport

February 07, 2017

A WESTERN Air plane carrying 33 passengers crash-landed at the Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA) on Tuesday afternoon...

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Woman who travelled for job interview dies in accident
Woman who travelled for job interview dies in accident

February 07, 2017

A 32-year-old North Andros woman became the country's latest traffic fatality after she was killed in a deadly head-on collision early yesterday morning...

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Female passenger killed in Charles Saunders Highway crash

February 06, 2017

A WOMAN was killed and four men injured in a crash involving two vehicles on Charles Saunders Highway shortly after midnight on Monday...

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Statement by The Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson at the Magistrate Court

January 31, 2017

This morning my office was informed that in the early hours a fire was started at the entrance to the Magistrates Court on Nassau Street. We are thankful that there are no injuries to report...

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Man dies after being struck by vehicle on TWD Highway
Man dies after being struck by vehicle on TWD Highway

January 11, 2017

A PEDESTRIAN was struck by a vehicle and killed on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway on Tuesday night, police have reported...

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Car runs into BahamasLocal.com and crashes

December 30, 2016

In a whirl wind of event, a 'rental buggy'r run into the office building of BahamasLocal.com...

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