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. […]

Bahamas government denies ill-treatment of Haitians

Bahamas government denies ill-treatment of Haitians

NASSAU – The Bahamas government has refuted allegations that non-nationals are being mistreated in the wake of Hurricane Dorian and appealed to the international community “to seek trusted and credible sources of information” on the country. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Hubert Minnis administration had become a victim “of […]

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 […]