Thinking creatively about the uncertain end of the pandemic

Thinking creatively about the uncertain end of the pandemic

By  David Jessop A week ago, the government of The Bahamas took an unprecedented decision. It decided to ban the entry of visitors from what is by far and away its major tourism market, the United States. The reason, the Prime Minster Hubert Minnis said, was because of a spike in imported cases of COVID-19 […]

Bahamas announces new measures as COVID-19 cases spike after reopening border

Bahamas announces new measures as COVID-19 cases spike after reopening border

NASSAU, Bahamas  — The Bahamas Government has announced a series of new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), after acknowledging the decision to reopen its borders on July 1 has led to a deterioration of the health situation in the Caribbean Community (Caricom) country. Prime Minister D Hubert Minnis, in a nationwide […]

Bahamas renews its commitment to eradicating racism and protecting human rights

Bahamas renews its commitment to eradicating racism  and protecting human rights

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas government has reaffirmed its commitment to eradicating racism, and protecting the civil, political, economic as well as social and cultural rights of all people. Nassau made the pledge as it joined the international community, by way of consensus, in adopting a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), draft resolution to […]

The Bahamas government denies it is ‘running out of money’

The Bahamas government denies it is ‘running out of money’

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas government  has  described as “false”, reports that it is “running out of money” and that the local currency is under threat of being devalued. “Our economy has not survived and thrived for so long because of good fortune. As a country, we have historically taken a very prudent approach to […]

From airport to activities, tourism is resuming on Grand Bahama

From airport to activities, tourism is resuming on Grand Bahama

| There’s steady progress to report on Grand Bahama’s road to recovery after Hurricane Dorian’s rampage on Sept. 1, according to the tourist board. The international airport is targeting a mid-November date for the resumption of scheduled flights to and from Fort Lauderdale, pending completion of repairs. Carnival Cruise Line returned on Oct. 11, bringing […]

Make Eleuthera your next Bahamas destination

“Jacques Cousteau couldn’t find the bottom.” The legendary explorer came here to the Ocean Hole in Eleuthera in 1971, drawn to one of the stunning inland sikholes called Blue Holes of which there are more in The Bahamas than anywhere else on earth, some explored, some not, many with unknown depths. “This is the paradise […]

UN shift aid to recovery for Hurricane Dorian survivors

UN shift aid to recovery for Hurricane Dorian survivors

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – U.N. humanitarian agencies are shifting efforts away from emergency aid to longer-term recovery assistance for Hurricane Dorian survivors in the Bahamas. Aid agencies rushed life-saving aid into the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian, a deadly Category 5 storm, devastated the islands early this month. The toll from this disaster is huge. Latest U.N. […]