Accident/Emergency

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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Body found off Arawak Cay believed to be missing girl

June 03, 2017

POLICE are investigating after a young girl was found dead in waters at Arawak Cay on Saturday..

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Visitor in hospital after shark attack

June 02, 2017

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shark attack that left an American visitor detained in hospital on Friday...

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Coast Guard finds debris in Bahamas in search for missing plane carrying NYC CEO, 3 others

May 17, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard said it has found debris in the search for a small overdue plane with four people from the U.S. on board, including a prominent New York businesswoman and her two children...

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BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Potter's Cay Dock
BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Potter's Cay Dock

May 10, 2017

According to reports from The Tribune a container was on fire on Wednesday morning at Potter's Cay Dock resulting in billowing black smoke that obscured the view of drivers on the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge heading to Paradise Island.

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Fire extinguished at Potters Cay Dock
Fire extinguished at Potters Cay Dock

May 10, 2017

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at Potter's Cay Dock after a container went on fire on Wednesday morning sending plumes of black smoke up and over the Paradise Island Bridge...

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Texas man dies while snorkelling off New Providence
Texas man dies while snorkelling off New Providence

March 31, 2017

A MAN visiting from Texas has drowned while snorkelling off western New Providence, police have reported on Friday...

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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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