Caribbean News

BMOTA UPDATED Statement on Shark Attack
BMOTA UPDATED Statement on Shark Attack

June 27, 2019

The Ministry of Tourism, on behalf of the Government and the people of The Bahamas expresses its condolences and deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of the victim of Wednesday’s shark attack off Rose Island, near New Providence...

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Bahamians Attended Funeral of Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga

June 24, 2019

The Hon. Elsworth Johnson, Minister for State for Legal Affairs (right), and H.E. Reuben Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador to CARICOM States (left), represented the Government of The Bahamas at the State Funeral for the Late Former Jamaican Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga...

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Update on the Murder of Bahamian Entertainer, Mdeez

June 24, 2019

Sources close to the family of singer Mdeez says that Mdeez was not the victim of a fatal road rage incident as previously reported but rather was allegedly stabbed by an individual as he was trying to collect outstanding rent monies...

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100 Haitian migrants apprehended

June 21, 2019

Authorities apprehended 100 Haitian migrants in waters off Inagua on Thursday afternoon, according to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)...

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AC Hotels by Marriott® Announces the Opening of its First Hotel in Jamaica

June 21, 2019

The Design-Led European Lifestyle Hotel Brand Makes its Debut in the Heart of Kingston

Kingston, Jamaica – June 19, 2019 – AC Hotels by Marriott has announced the opening of AC Hotel Kingston, Jamaica, bringing the brand’s forward-thinking design approach to the island...

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs -- Update on Mr. Ramsey and Mr. John
Ministry of Foreign Affairs -- Update on Mr. Ramsey and Mr. John

June 20, 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that the Foreign Service Officer in Turin is now in receipt of the death certificates and passports of Mr. Ramsey and Mr. John...

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Cloud Carib joins discussion on Caribbean Disaster Resiliency ahead of Hurricane Season at Barbados Conference

June 19, 2019

Organizations from across the globe, including 20 Caribbean countries gathered in Bridgetown, Barbados to discuss disaster resilience, priorities and solutions to tackle climate change and disaster risks at the Understanding Risk (UR) Caribbean conference...

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 Foreign Affairs Response to a Letter to the Editor Appearing in the Tribune Dated 17 June 2019
Foreign Affairs Response to a Letter to the Editor Appearing in the Tribune Dated 17 June 2019

June 19, 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs refers to a letter to the Editor dated 11 June 2019 that appeared in The Tribune on Monday, 17 June 2019, attributed to Mr. Abraham Moss, under the caption, “Foreign affairs cost money”...

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Local Rheumatologist Honored by The Caribbean Association for Rheumatology!
Local Rheumatologist Honored by The Caribbean Association for Rheumatology!

June 19, 2019

At the recent Annual Caribbean Association for Rheumatology meeting (May 3rd - 5th), a local Rheumatologist, Dr. Vincent Nwosa, was honored for excellence in service and dedication in the advancement of Rheumatology in The Caribbean...

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Smith takes office as GG on June 28
Smith takes office as GG on June 28

June 18, 2019

Veteran politician C.A. Smith will take office as the next governor general of The Bahamas on June 28, the Cabinet Office announced yesterday...

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Expedia: Demand from stopover visitors up 43
Expedia: Demand from stopover visitors up 43%

June 17, 2019

The Bahamas saw a 43 percent increase in demand year-over-year from stopover visitors in the first quarter of 2019, according to data from Expedia Group’s first quarter Caribbean update, which also revealed that the United States was the top origin country of bookings. [...]

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Bahamian diplomat's body found in river
Bahamian diplomat's body found in river

June 05, 2019

A BAHAMIAN diplomat has been found dead in an Italian river while police there have begun searching for another Bahamian man reported missing...

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Tropical threat may brew in Gulf of Mexico as Atlantic hurricane season officially begins
Tropical threat may brew in Gulf of Mexico as Atlantic hurricane season officially begins

June 01, 2019

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway and the southern Gulf of Mexico is being monitored for potential tropical activity into early week.

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Bahamas based Cloud Carib demos at CTU Caribbean Futurescape in Trinidad

May 21, 2019

Emerging as the region's premier leader in cloud-based data management, back up and disaster recovery services, Cloud Carib made an appearance this month as sponsor for the three-day CTU conference in Port of Spain, Trinidad...

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Eight Cubans sent home

May 21, 2019

EIGHT Cubans were repatriated to Havana, Cuba onboard a Bahamasair flight under escort on Saturday...

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CARIFORUM-UK EPA offers new opportunities

April 16, 2019

A few days ago, the British government published the text of the CARIFORUM-UK Economic Partnership Agreement (UK EPA) that will govern trade in goods and services with the Caribbean, assuming Britain leaves the European Union (EU) sometime later this year.

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Barbados' sensible bail amendment

April 16, 2019

Dear Editor, Before any Bahamian government or commissioner of police gets too comfortable with the recent marginal reductions in several categories of violent crime, we would do well to finally address the underlying matter at the heart of our violent crime problem.

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Migrants caught heading from Cuba up to 50

April 16, 2019

THE wave of migrants from Cuba taking the treacherous journey to Florida continues to persist, and to date some 50 Cubans intercepted in Bahamian seas have been brought to Grand Bahama in the last two weeks...

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P.M. Minnis in meeting with President Trump, Now!
P.M. Minnis in meeting with President Trump, Now!

March 22, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon Dr Hubert Minnis is taking part in a multilateral meeting between Caribbean Heads of State and Government and US President Donald J Trump today!

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Court action halts shanty town builds
Court action halts shanty town builds

March 18, 2019

THE Supreme Court order blocking the government from clearing out shanty towns in the country now prevents those residents from altering or expanding those communities...

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