Accident/Emergency

Last contact with missing American couple's plane
Last contact with missing American couple's plane

October 11, 2017

THE LAST contact from Forrest Sanco, the American man who vanished with his wife while en route to Rum Cay for their honeymoon last month, was a signal to air traffic controllers that he was nearing his destination...

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Woman dies in drive-by shooting
Woman dies in drive-by shooting

October 11, 2017

A WOMAN is dead after she was shot in the Peardale area off Wulff Road last night, police said...

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Pedestrian dies after two car collision
Pedestrian dies after two car collision

October 10, 2017

Last night police revealed another person had died after a collision between two cars on Tonique Williams Darling Highway...

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Man dies after crash in Abaco
Man dies after crash in Abaco

October 10, 2017

Police in Abaco are investigating a traffic accident which has left a 31-year-old man dead...

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Promotions left force 'top heavy'
Promotions left force 'top heavy'

October 05, 2017

AN audit of manpower in the Royal Bahamas Police Force reveals the institution is top-heavy with recent promotional exercises placing a burden on the performance of the force, National Security Minister Marvin Dames (pictured) said in the House of Assembly yesterday...

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Officers' overtime finally paid out
Officers' overtime finally paid out

October 04, 2017

POLICE Staff Association Chairman Sgt Sonny Miller has confirmed more than 1,800 officers have received, in part or in full, overtime payments stemming from 12-hour shifts worked in 2013 and 2014...

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Disney Cruise Ship Crashes into Dock in Nassau
Disney Cruise Ship Crashes into Dock in Nassau

October 03, 2017

The stern area of the Disney Dream cruise ship suffered a large dent in its hull while docking in Nassau, Bahamas on Saturday. The ship was backing into the dock when the collision took place.

No reports or injuries and all the damage looks to be above the water line.

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Election of New School Board in Process

October 03, 2017

Newly-named Parliamentary Commissioner Philip Turner announced that the process of electing School Board Members for 2017-2020 has begun, during a press conference at the Parliamentary Registration Department, October 3, 2017...

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McAlpine wanted seat in Cabinet
McAlpine wanted seat in Cabinet

October 02, 2017

PINERIDGE MP Rev Frederick McAlpine admits while he was disappointed initially about not being appointed to the Cabinet, he now sees it as "a blessing in disguise" so he can better serve and help the people of his constituency...

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Mexico earthquake: Race to save children under collapsed school
Mexico earthquake: Race to save children under collapsed school

September 21, 2017

Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake.

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Statement on Hurricane Irma-SouthEast Closures
Statement on Hurricane Irma-SouthEast Closures

September 06, 2017

September 5th, 2017. The Bahamas Telecommunications Company advises that due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Irma, all BTC locations in the Southeast Islands will be closed as of 12 noon tomorrow, Wednesday, September 6th...

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PHOTOS: St. Maarten Devastated by Hurricane Irma

September 06, 2017

As Hurricane Irma continues to churn her path of destruction across the northern Caribbean we have more photos showing the sheer devastation in St. Maarten.

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PHOTOS: HURRICANE IRMA HITS ST. MAARTEN

September 06, 2017

The photos below show the devastation faced in St. Maarten after the passing of "super cyclone" Hurricane Irma.

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Commonwealth of The Bahamas HURRICANE SHELTERS 2017 UPDATED as of September 5, 2017

September 05, 2017

Commonwealth of The Bahamas HURRICANE SHELTERS 2017

UPDATED as of September 5, 2017



NAME OF SHELTER, ADDRESS, CAPACITY

NEW PROVIDENCE

1. New Dimensions Ministries, Joe Farrington Road, 100

2. Epiphany Anglican Church, Prince Charles Drive, 150-200

3. Epworth Hall/Ebenezer Methodist (Physically Disabled/Homeless only), Shirley Street, 100

4. Holy Cross Anglican Church, Highbury Park off Soldier Road, 100-200

5. Kemp Road Ministries, Kemp Road, 150

6. Pilgrim Baptist Church, St. James Road, 100

7. Salvation Army, Mackey Street, 50-75

8. St. Maryís Hall/St. Augustine College, Bernard Road, 200

9. Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church, Kennedy Subdivision, 150

10. Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road, 200

11. New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Independence Drive, 100

12. Southwest Cathedral Church of God, Carmichael Road, 300

13. Church of God of Prophecy, East Street, 400

14. Ebenezer Mission Baptist Church, St. Charles Vincent Street, 100

15. Salvation Army, Meadow Street, 25

16. St. Barnabas Anglican Parish Church, Wulff & Baillou Hill Road, 150-200

17. Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Farrington Road, 50

18. Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled (for BAPD only),

Dolphin Drive, 25

19. Church of God of Prophecy, Gambier Village, 25

20. New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road, 250

21. Calvary Haitian Baptist Church, West Avenue, 100

22. Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church, Harold Road, 200-250

23. St. Johnís Native Baptist Church, Meeting Street, 150-200

24. Church of God Auditorium (for Sandilands only), Joe Farrington Road, 1500

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Sierra Leone mudslide: At least 600 still missing in Freetown

August 16, 2017

At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC.

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Shark savages womans foot
Shark savages womans foot

July 28, 2017

A SHARK attack has left a woman from Switzerland nursing severe wounds in hospital, police reported yesterday.

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VIDEO: Rand Memorial Hospital patients evacuated after fire
VIDEO: Rand Memorial Hospital patients evacuated after fire

July 21, 2017

A FIRE broke out at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Friday, prompting hospital officials to immediately evacuate scores of patients from the facility...

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UPDATED: Two-year-old girl killed in car crash
UPDATED: Two-year-old girl killed in car crash

June 26, 2017

A two-year-old girl is dead after she was thrown in a traffic accident from the car her mother was driving Saturday afternoon.

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Chinese man drowns
Chinese man drowns

June 07, 2017

A male Chinese national was reported to have lost consciousness while swimming at Goodman's Bay beach, east of SuperClubs Breezes, after 7 p.m. yesterday, police said...

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Body Found Off Arawak Cay Believed To Be Missing Girl
Body Found Off Arawak Cay Believed To Be Missing Girl

June 03, 2017

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery a young girl found dead in waters at
Arawak Cay on Saturday 3rd June 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 1:00pm, the body of a young girl was found floating in the water at the Eastern
End of Arawak Cay. The body was retrieved from the water and taken to shore where she was pronounced
dead.

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