Caribbean News

So far, roughly 18 of COVID-19 patients have died

April 06, 2020

With five deaths and 29 confirmed cases, roughly 18 percent of COVID-19 patients have died in The Bahamas. The Bahamas has one of the highest casualty numbers in the English-speaking Caribbean...

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Scotiabank announces details on Customer Assistance Program for customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic
Scotiabank announces details on Customer Assistance Program for customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020

As the Bahamas copes with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here to help our customers and provide flexible financial solutions to meet their individual needs. As announced previously, Scotiabank will offer assistance to customers impacted by COVID-19...

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Scotiabank to launch Customer Assistance Program for customers affectedy by COVID-19 pandemic
Scotiabank to launch Customer Assistance Program for customers affectedy by COVID-19 pandemic

March 24, 2020

As The Bahamas copes with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scotiabank is offering financial relief to its customers through its Customer Assistance Program. The Customer Assistance Program...

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Coronavirus: Sandals closes until May 15
Coronavirus: Sandals closes until May 15

March 23, 2020

Sandals will provide its employees with two weeks fully paid vacation and maintain partial salaries and retain established benefits during its temporary closure until May 15...

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BAHAMASAIR Flights to Cuba to Close

March 23, 2020

Effective, Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 all scheduled flights to Havana, Cuba will be suspended until further notice...

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Jamaican man beaten, thrown off minibus after sneezing

March 20, 2020

A 38-year-old farmer from Bethel Town, Westmoreland, said that he was beaten and thrown off a bus on Monday, after he sneezed multiple times and was accused of carrying the deadly COVID-19...

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Second Case of Coronavirus in Jamaica
Second Case of Coronavirus in Jamaica

March 11, 2020

JUST IN: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has confirmed the second...

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Jamaica has confirmed its firs of the Coronavirus
Jamaica has confirmed its firs of the Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Jamaica has confirmed its first case of the Coronavirus. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the disclosure a short while ago...

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Massive 7.7 magnitude earthquake centered between Cuba, Jamaica

January 28, 2020

7.7 magnitude earthquake is considered a major earthquake...

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Health City Surgeon to Receive CMEs Award

December 13, 2019

Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, clinical director and chief cardiac surgeon of the highly acclaimed Health City Cayman Islands, will be honored at the 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards on December 14 in Miami, Florida...

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Wife of PM visits seniors in Grand Bahama

December 10, 2019

Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, on Saturday, December 7, spent the day on Grand Bahama visiting several seniors in the western district of the island...

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Woman awaiting deportation dies at police station
Woman awaiting deportation dies at police station

December 07, 2019

Police are investigating after a woman awaiting deportation died at the Central Police Station in Grand Bahama on Friday....

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Trio held on immigration conspiracy
Trio held on immigration conspiracy

November 22, 2019

TWO women and one man accused of a litany of fraud charges were arraigned in the Magistrate's Court yesterday.

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The Baha Men and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Launch LETS'S GO BAHAMAS Tourism Campaign
The Baha Men and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Launch #LETS'S GO BAHAMAS Tourism Campaign

November 11, 2019

The Baha Men have created a new video for their song 'Lets Go', specifically for the #LetsGoBahamas campaign and have chosen to donate royalties to the Bahamas Red Cross...

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PM kicking down door was 'not a good impression'
PM kicking down door was 'not a good impression'

October 08, 2019

BAHAMAS Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander said Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis went beyond the duties of his office when he kicked down the back door of a shanty town structure.

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Minister defends government's handling of illegal migrants
Minister defends government's handling of illegal migrants

October 08, 2019

IMMIGRATION Minister Elsworth Johnson said yesterday the government has done nothing wrong regarding its handling of illegal migrants seeking refuge in the country...

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VIDEO The Fox Foundation Collaborates With The Buddy Hield Foundation to Bring aid to Grand Bahama
(VIDEO) The Fox Foundation Collaborates With The Buddy Hield Foundation to Bring aid to Grand Bahama

October 04, 2019

The Bahamas as a whole has been truly devastated by the Category 5 monster of a hurricane Dorian. The two islands mostly effected have been Abaco and Grand Bahama. Instantly after the storm the founder of the Fox Foundation Adrian Fox committed half of a million dollars towards hurricane relief. This very public act philanthropy set off a chain of events giving to the greater cause of helping the island’s bounce back. Amongst the many videos of people committing money to the cause was Grand Bahamain son of the soil Buddy Hield, NBA super star.

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PM orders acquisition of shanty town land
PM orders acquisition of shanty town land

October 03, 2019

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced yesterday that Attorney General Carl Bethel has been instructed to compulsorily acquire land where shanty towns in Abaco once stood...

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Left in limbo after Dorian
Left in limbo after Dorian

October 02, 2019

HURRICANE Dorian has disrupted the certainty and comfort that Haitians living in Abaco were once accustomed to, with many of them yesterday urging the government to let them rebuild...

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Senator: Give undocumented the right to work for a year
Senator: Give undocumented the right to work for a year

September 30, 2019

SENATOR Ranard Henfield wants undocumented storm evacuees in shelters to be given freedom to reside and work legally in The Bahamas if they divulge information about their traffickers and comply with other requirements...

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