Caribbean News

Bahamas Government congratulates Dr. Keith Rowley and his PNM Party on Trinidad Election Victory
Bahamas Government congratulates Dr. Keith Rowley and his PNM Party on Trinidad Election Victory

September 08, 2015

The Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell has extended on behalf of the government of The Bahamas congratulations to Dr.Keith Rowley and the Peoples National Movement in Trinidad on their election to office in general elections yesterday 7 September...

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After Erika: BTC teams up with Bahamas Red Cross to help victims in Dominica
After Erika: BTC teams up with Bahamas Red Cross to help victims in Dominica

September 04, 2015

Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is sending out a call to customers to join the company and the Bahamas Red Cross in helping Caribbean neighbor Dominica, post Tropical Storm Erika...

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14 Cuban migrants held

September 04, 2015

POLICE apprehended 14 Cuban immigrants in Bimini on Thursday...

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Charity Organization lends support to Island Nation Devastated by Hurricane Erika
Charity Organization lends support to Island Nation Devastated by Hurricane Erika

September 03, 2015

Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International has launched a fundraising campaign to aid the recovery effort in Dominica after the Caribbean nation was recently devastated by Tropical Storm Erika...

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14 Cubans found on boat in Bimini and taken into custody

September 03, 2015

FOURTEEN Cuban immigrants have been discovered aboard a vessel in Bimini and taken into police custody...

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Bahamas expresses condolences to Dominica
Bahamas expresses condolences to Dominica

August 31, 2015

On behalf of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Perry Christie, Bahamas Foreign Minister the Hon. Fred Mitchell has been in contact with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Dominica, Francis Baron, to express The Bahamas’ deep sadness and condolences on the deaths of so many people in Dominica following the passage of Tropical Storm...

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Judge tells Baha Mar parties keep talking

August 31, 2015

U.S. judge Kevin Carey is urging the parties involved in the Baha Mar bankruptcy proceedings in Delaware to "keep talking".

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Tropical Storm Erika Advisory Update
Tropical Storm Erika Advisory Update

August 28, 2015

...ERIKA MOVING INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WITH HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS...

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Tropical Storm Erika Local Alert
Tropical Storm Erika Local Alert

August 28, 2015

… ERIKA SPREADING HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC…

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Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 15A
Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 15A

August 28, 2015

...ERIKA SPREADING HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...

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Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 15
Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 15

August 28, 2015

...CENTER OF ERIKA NOW SOUTH OF THE EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC... ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF CUBA...

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Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 12
Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 12

August 27, 2015

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 16.6 North, longitude 64.0 West. Erika is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours...

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Tropical Storm Erika Alert 7
Tropical Storm Erika Alert #7

August 27, 2015

A Tropical Storm watch remains in effect for TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF INAGUA, MAYAGUANA, ACKLINS, CROOKED ISLAND AND RAGGED ISLAND. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS CAN POSSIBLY BE EXPERIENCED IN THOSE ISLANDS WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS...

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New Director appointed for the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean

August 27, 2015

Ms Claudia Coenjaerts, a Belgian national, has been appointed as Director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, effective 1 August 2015. Ms Coenjaerts joined the ILO in 1995 and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America...

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Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 8
Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 8

August 26, 2015

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 16.6 North, longitude 58.9 West. Erika is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h). A west-northwestward motion at a slightly slower forward speed is expected over the next 48 hours...

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Defence Force apprehends more than 100 Haitian migrants

August 10, 2015

MORE than 100 Haitian migrants were apprehended over the weekend in waters near Ragged Island...

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PSA execs transferred out of office

August 10, 2015

Six executives of the Police Staff Association (PSA) on New Providence and Grand Bahama will be transferred to various police stations on those islands today, according to PSA Executive Chairman Inspector Dwight Smith, in a move that some have characterized as a dismantling of the PSA.

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140 Haitians apprehended off Ragged Island

August 10, 2015

More than 140 Haitian migrants were picked up on a Haitian sloop in waters off Ragged Island on Saturday, authorities reported.

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Wilchcombe feels good about carnival numbers

July 30, 2015

Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday that he felt good about the numbers revealed in the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival report released Tuesday, but would like to see several changes made to next year's event.

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Sandals Foundation Dairy Queen Share The Cake
Sandals Foundation & Dairy Queen Share The Cake

July 28, 2015

Teenage mothers in the Bahamas get a second chance at education through successful Sandals Foundation and Dairy Queen Limited Partnership. A partnership between the Sandals Foundation and Dairy Queen Limited has been using education as the driving force to empower...

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