No cholera or epidemic in The Bahamas – PAHO

No cholera or epidemic in The Bahamas – PAHO

Bahamas – The Ministry of Health Bahamas and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are reassuring the public that none of the islands in the Caribbean country is under quarantine. In a statement the ministry and PAHO said while floods can potentially increase the transmission of water-borne and communicable diseases, there is no cholera in […]

23 members of Sidney Poitier’s family missing in Bahamas

23 members of Sidney Poitier’s family missing in Bahamas

At least 23 of Sidney Poitier’s extended family are feared missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The actor-director’s nephew Jeffrey Poitier (66) said his sister Barbara and his adult children were among relatives they were awaiting news from in Freeport, Bahamas. The family is one of hundreds scrambling to locate their loved ones a […]

Five confirmed dead as Dorian pounds Bahamas

Five confirmed dead as Dorian pounds Bahamas

NASSAU, The Bahamas  – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has confirmed at least five deaths in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas in what he described as a “historic tragedy”. The dead include an eight-year-old boy who drowned as his family tried to relocate from their home in Abaco, as Hurricane Dorian passed over the […]

Bahamas govt stock to be listed on the securities exchange

Bahamas govt stock to be listed on the securities exchange

NASSAU, Bahamas — Beginning this month, Bahamas government registered stock will be listed on the Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX), the ministry of finance revealed, opening up the market on government bonds and allowing market forces to determine the daily value. This month, bonds will be listed on BISX, but the trading of government bonds […]

Red Plastic Bag among UWI honourees

Red Plastic Bag among UWI honourees

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – A gifted lyricist, a master inventor and a global talent manager will be honoured by The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill for their stellar professional achievements at this year’s graduation ceremony scheduled for October 19th. Barbadian calypsonian Stedson “Red Plastic Bag” Wiltshire will be conferred a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) […]

Two Bahamian men found dead in a river in Italy

Two Bahamian men found dead in a river in Italy

Two  Bahamian men who were reported missing in Italy, were found dead in an Italian river last week,  according to international media reports. The body of  Blair John, 28, a  PhD student at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia,  was recovered on June 5  last from the Po  River in  Turin . The discovery […]

Bahamas hotel inducted into Tripadvisor Hall of Fame

Bahamas hotel inducted into Tripadvisor Hall of Fame

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Comfort Suites Paradise Island, the 223-suite hotel commonly regarded as “one of the most family friendly and affordable Bahamas hotels in Paradise Island”, has entered the coveted TripAdvisor Hall of Fame as a result of earning the leading travel site’s Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. “Being included in TripAdvisor’s […]

The Bahamas to cut red tape costs

The Bahamas to cut red tape costs

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas will boost competitiveness by reducing the time and cost of carrying out administrative procedures with the government, by encouraging digital transformation of the public sector with a US$30 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). By 2025, the goal is to increase by 70 per cent the number […]