Caribbean News

Riots bring halt to deportations
Riots bring halt to deportations

February 18, 2019

ONGOING unrest in Haiti has prompted the closure of The Bahamas embassy in Port-au-Prince and the temporary suspension of deportations to that country, the government has announced...

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Deported - but Haiti sent me back to Nassau
Deported - but Haiti sent me back to Nassau

February 15, 2019

A 28-year-old Bahamas-born man is claiming he was deported to Haiti by immigration officials but sent back, only to spend months in detention...

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Survivors of Abaco tragedy in court
Survivors of Abaco tragedy in court

February 13, 2019

TWO days after 22 of their countrymen were laid to rest, the 18 survivors of the Haitian sloop shipwrecked near Abaco earlier this month were yesterday charged with illegal landing...

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Seeking justice after six and a half years in Detention Centre
Seeking justice after six and a half years in Detention Centre

February 12, 2019

THOUGH it has been more than a year since Douglas Ngumi was released from the Carmichael Road Detention Centre, yesterday the Kenyan national was triggered into emotional distress whenever his lawyer mentioned how long – six and a half years...

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Paradise Productions Issues Statement About Loans by Phones
Paradise Productions Issues Statement About Loans by Phones

February 11, 2019

Paradise Productions, the local Bahamian company staging Buju Banton’s upcoming “Long Walk To Freedom” concert, has been made aware that a local company is distributing Buju Banton-themed flyers offering loans by phone...

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Hundreds Turn Out for Buju Launch Party
Hundreds Turn Out for Buju Launch Party

February 11, 2019

Hundreds of reggae and dancehall fans turned out recently for the launch party of Buju Banton’s Long Walk To Freedom tour...

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TOGETHER IN GRIEF: Mass turnout for funeral of Abaco tragedy victims
TOGETHER IN GRIEF: Mass turnout for funeral of Abaco tragedy victims

February 11, 2019

THEIR coffins draped in the Haitian flag and a bouquet of flowers, 22 Haitian migrants who were killed when their sloop shipwrecked in Abaco more than a week ago were mourned yesterday by hundreds...

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Families identify 21 Abaco dead
Families identify 21 Abaco dead

February 08, 2019

On the day that another Haitian body washed up on shore - a female - the League of Haitian Pastors reported that they have been in contact with family members for at least 21 of the now 31 migrants who died when their sloop shipwrecked near Abaco cays over the weekend...

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NEMA Response to the disaster at sea that occurred in Abaco on Saturday, February 2, 2019
NEMA Response to the disaster at sea that occurred in Abaco on Saturday, February 2, 2019

February 07, 2019

I wish to advise that after speaking with Maxine Duncombe, Administrator for the Central Abaco District, the following was noted in respect of the disaster that occurred at sea on Saturday, February 2, 2019 off Fowl Cay near Man-o-War Cay, Abaco...

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ABACO TRAGEDY - DID 65 PERISH 18 survivors, 30 bodies recovered, but still 35 missing
ABACO TRAGEDY - DID 65 PERISH 18 survivors, 30 bodies recovered, but still 35 missing

February 07, 2019

The final death toll in the Abaco boat disaster could rise to as high as 65...

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Mass funeral for Abaco victims
Mass funeral for Abaco victims

February 06, 2019

THE bodies of the 27 people who died at sea in the Abaco cays have been turned over to the Haitian Embassy in Nassau and the League of Haitian Pastors for burial on Sunday...

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DON'T RISK IT: Desperate Haitians told not to gamble with perilous voyage
DON'T RISK IT: Desperate Haitians told not to gamble with perilous voyage

February 05, 2019

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette has appealed to migrants contemplating the treacherous journey from Haiti to consider applying for work permits before risking their lives to enter The Bahamas illegally...

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Intellectual Capital Generated by CANTO, is Robust says Newly Elected Chair of CANTO
"Intellectual Capital Generated by CANTO, is Robust" says Newly Elected Chair of CANTO

February 04, 2019

Intellectual capital generated by CANTO, is robust” declared newly elected Chairman of CANTO, David Cox in his acceptance speech at CANTO’s 35th AGM. Mr. Cox who is the Head of Regulatory Affairs at Cable & Wireless...

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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Aviation Statement on Cruise Video and Safety
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Statement on Cruise Video and Safety

February 04, 2019

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation shares the following update regarding the YouTube video currently attracting attention and concern in the community...

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UPDATED: 28 dead after Haitian vessel capsizes

February 04, 2019

In the worst migrant boating tragedy in Bahamian waters since 2013, officials said 28 Haitians are dead and 17 survived after their boat hit a reef on Friday night and sunk...

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11 Foreign Nationals To Be Charged in Magistrate's Court
11 Foreign Nationals To Be Charged in Magistrate's Court

January 30, 2019

On today's date, 30th January 2019, (11) foreign nationals are expected to be arraigned before Magistrate C. Evans in Magistrate's Court #6 to answer the following charges...

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CANTO and GSMA Sign MoU at 35th AGM in Guyana
CANTO and GSMA Sign MoU at 35th AGM in Guyana

January 29, 2019

Telecommunication’s Association CANTO has joined forces with GSM Association (GSMA) a trade body that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide by signing a Memorandum of Understanding...

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Chairman Julian Wilkins to Pass the Torch at CANTO's 35th AGM
Chairman Julian Wilkins to Pass the Torch at CANTO's 35th AGM

January 29, 2019

ulian Wilkins, will step down as Chairman of the Board of CANTO having served the statutory two terms. The Chairman made the announcement at the Opening Ceremony of the Association’s 35th AGM...

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Strippers seized in club raids
Strippers seized in club raids

January 29, 2019

IMMIGRATION officials arrested 12 foreign women early yesterday morning during a joint operation targeting the “illicit nightlife circuit” throughout New Providence...

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CIBC FirstCaribean's Kerry Jordan Named to BAFT's Future Leaders Program Class of 2019
CIBC FirstCaribean's Kerry Jordan Named to BAFT's Future Leaders Program Class of 2019

January 15, 2019

BAFT, an international financial services association, recently announced its Future Leaders program class of 2019 and for the first time an employee of a regional bank has landed a place in the prestigious programme...

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