Accident/Emergency

Man dies after traffic accident in Grand Bahama
Man dies after traffic accident in Grand Bahama

September 08, 2020

A 60-year-old man died after a traffic accident in Grand Bahama on Monday...

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Tourism, Development, Governance and Sustainability Explored in Scholarly Publication
Tourism, Development, Governance and Sustainability Explored in Scholarly Publication

August 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to the tourism industry which has for many decades been the primary economic engine of The Bahamas...

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Final moments of doomed flight

August 24, 2020

THE final moments before the helicopter crash that killed billionaire coal tycoon Chris Cline, 60, and six other people have been revealed...

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Severe Weather Warning Update

August 18, 2020

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 03:05 PM EDT UNTIL 4:35 PM EDT TUESDAY, 18TH AUGUST, 2020...

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Three killed in traffic accident in Grand Bahama
Three killed in traffic accident in Grand Bahama

July 07, 2020

Three people were killed in a traffic accident in Grand Bahama on Monday night...

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Simplified Lending CEO Robert Pantry Suggests Bahamas Consider Prime Rate Reduction to Kickstart Economy
Simplified Lending CEO Robert Pantry Suggests Bahamas Consider Prime Rate Reduction to Kickstart Economy

June 09, 2020

With the local economy predicted to shrink as much as 15% and the global economy projected to take nearly a decade to fully recover from the COVID-19 shutdown, one Bahamian financial expert is suggesting lowering the prime rate would be a surefire way to re-energize growth and investment...

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Two men missing at sea
Two men missing at sea

June 04, 2020

Grand Bahama police, along with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, BASRA, U.S Coast Guard and local fishermen, are searching for two residents of Eight Mile Rock who have yet to return from a fishing trip at sea.

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PMH takes a major hit
PMH takes a major hit

April 24, 2020

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands revealed yesterday that more than 200 health care workers are in quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19, including 96 doctors and 62 nurses from Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).

During a virtual press conference, Sands also said that of the 72 confirmed cases of the virus, 15 are health workers.

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Two more COVID-19 deaths
Two more COVID-19 deaths

April 24, 2020

Two more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease in The Bahamas to 11, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday.

He said the latest victims were two men, a 53-year-old and a 51-year-old, who are both from New Providence.

“We give our heartfelt condolences to the families of the two men who lost their lives and our prayers are with you in this very difficult time,” he said.

He also announced two new cases of COVID-19 – a 50-year-old woman on New Providence and a 29-year-old woman on New Providence. He said both women are in home isolation.

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Climate Resilient Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic are Critical for Small Island Developing States
Climate Resilient Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic are Critical for Small Island Developing States

April 17, 2020

“These crises underscore the extreme vulnerability of SIDS and the need for an international response that limits global average warming in line with the Paris Agreement with transformational change that has been supported by science” – Dr. Adelle Thomas...

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Bank of The Bahamas Face Mask Policy

April 16, 2020

A face mask must be worn by all individuals seeking to enter BOB Branches...

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Vital Breathing Technique For Corona Virus Covid-19 Sufferers
Vital Breathing Technique For Corona Virus Covid-19 Sufferers

April 08, 2020

A doctor at Queens Hospital in the UK, Dr Sarfaraz Munshi, has made an instructional video which describes a vital breathing technique for corona virus Covid-19 sufferers that could prevent the patients contracting secondary pneumonia which could prove incredibly dangerous to health. It has been watched by thousands online, and could help you if you develop severe symptoms from COVID-19 disease.

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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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Wider lockdown measures announced

April 06, 2020

Dr. Hubert Minnis.Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced wider shutdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, including a five-day lockdown beginning on Wednesday at 9 p.m. and a complete shutdown every weekend in April. The five-day lockdown will end on Tuesday at 5 a.m. Minnis said [...]

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Complete Lockdown Starts Wednesday
Complete Lockdown Starts Wednesday

April 06, 2020

The government will impose a five-day lock-down from Wednesday at 9 p.m to Tuesday at 5 a.m. Https://www.bahamaslocal.com/covid19

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Food Shopping Schedule

April 05, 2020

The Office of the Prime Minister has announced that starting tomorrow, Monday 6 April, until further notice, the following food shopping schedule comes into effect for the entire Bahamas...

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Criminal Investigation Launched Into Breach of Confidential Patient Records at Rand Memorial Hospital

April 05, 2020

The Public Hospital Authority (PHA) has launched a criminal investigation into the leak and dissemination on social media of a purported confidential document pertaining to clients of the Grand Bahamas Health Services.

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Four Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases and One Death - Update #25

April 05, 2020

There are four (4) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirm cases to twenty-eight (28). There are (5) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from Bimini.

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Ministry of Health Dashboard - 4th April, 2020
Ministry of Health Dashboard - 4th April, 2020

April 05, 2020

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 4th April, 2020

28 Confirmed Cases (22 in New Providence, 5 in Grand Bahama and 1 from Bimini)

0 Cases recovered

324 person in quarantine

4 Deaths

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Dr. Judson Eneas, towering figure in the medical community, dies after testing positive for COVID-19

April 05, 2020

Dr. Judson Eneas. FILEDr. Judson Eneas, who tested positive for COVID-19, died in hospital last night, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands confirmed...

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