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Health Officials Defend “Miscommunication” On Ebola Scare Two Shot, One Dead
 
Health Officials Defend “Miscommunication” On Ebola Scare

Health Officials Defend “Miscommunication” On Ebola Scare

Medical tests from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States have confirmed that the Ukrainian man who died in The Bahamas last week did not die of Ebola, as widely speculated, but Malaria. At a press conference held yesterday morning at the Ministry of Health local health officials made the [...]

Two Shot, One Dead

Two Shot, One Dead

Police are said to be investigating a homicide after two men were shot Thursday afternoon. According to police officials, the victims were rushed to hospital where one succumbed to his injuries and the other is listed in serious condition. The Journal understands that the dead man is in his 20’s. The shooting reportedly happened around [...]

International Bodies to Evaluate Financial Sector

International Bodies to Evaluate Financial Sector

23 September 2014

Government Leader in the Senate Allyson Maynard Gibson urged her fellow colleagues to support the gaming legislation for the sake of the country’s reputation and economic future, she warned that the government is now preparing to face an ‘aggressive evaluation’ from international bodies on the country’s risk for money laundering and financing of terrorism. These [...]

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FNM Wants Customs Probe

23 September 2014

Officials in the Free National Movement (FNM) on Monday urged local police authorities to intensify their investigations “and let the chips fall where they may” with regards to that major ammunition and luxury car racket uncovered last week. In a press statement issued yesterday, FNM Chairman Darron Cash said while his party congratulates the Royal [...]

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20-Year Energy Policy Outlined

23 September 2014

Environment and Housing Minister Kendred Dorsett on Monday released the Bahamas National Energy Policy 2013-2033 a document which serves as the road plan to securing the energy future of The Bahamas. Minister Dorsett said recognising the critical need for reform within the energy sector of The Bahamas, the government has set out to effect transformation [...]

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Woman Stabbed To Head and Neck

22 September 2014

A stabbing incident has left a woman detained in hospital and listed in serious condition following an altercation with a woman known to her. The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday at Strachan’s Alley off Kemp Road. The victim was stabbed to the head and neck, investigations continue. In other crime related news: The [...]

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Woman Charged With Over 24 Fraud Charges

22 September 2014

A 34-year-old woman who was recently released on $10,000 bail after facing 36 fraud related charges was once before a judge facing very similar allegations. Melissa Connolly of Seabreeze Drive, who also goes by the names Erica Jones, Alice Greene, Nadia Bain and Judy Pinder was on Friday arraigned on more than two dozen fraud [...]

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Police, Suspect Injured During Operation

22 September 2014

A police officer and a man he was trying to arrest both received injuries early Sunday morning during an operation. According to police reports it was shortly after 2:00 a.m. when a team of officers was conducting an operation at Baillou Hill Road South when the officers signalled the driver of a car to stop. [...]

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Police Investigate String of Armed Robberies

22 September 2014

As new homicide cases continues to mount, police officers also find themselves faced with having to pull resources to investigate three separate armed robberies that occurred on Thursday. In the most recent incident, shortly after 4:00 p.m. a man armed with a handgun robbed a convenient store located at Klonaris Drive off Soldier Road of [...]

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Smuggled Iguanas Returned to the Wild

22 September 2014

Nine of 13 iguanas that survived being smuggled out of the country, rescued in London and returned home have finally been reunited with their natural environment in San Salvador. Officials announced that the iguanas were released back into the wild last Saturday. These nine remaining iguanas were housed in specially-built quarantine facilities and were repatriated [...]

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Officers Investigate Drugs Found in Bushes

22 September 2014

Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Officers on the island of Grand Bahama discovered a large clear plastic containing a quantity of suspected marijuana with an estimated street value of $5,000.00. Acting on intelligence, officers found the drugs in bushes in the Lewis Yard Area shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. At last report, no arrest was [...]

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COB Signs MOU With Central State University

22 September 2014

In an effort to promote capacity-development opportunities for faculty and staff, joint research projects and cross-cultural activities, The College of The Bahamas (COB) established formal relations with Central State University (CSU) through the signing of a MOU. Leaders of the two institutions recently signed the MOU during a ceremony held at the college’s Harry C. [...]

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