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Pilots Survive Plane Crash

Two pilots survived a plane crash last Friday, which occurred in waters near Old Fort Point, New Providence. According to the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID), at approximately 4:30 p.m. a DC3 aircraft registration N437GB declared an emergency due to left engine failure and crashed in the ocean a short time thereafter.  The two pilots […]

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‘More Breast Cancer Research Needed’

As breast cancer statistics in The Bahamas remain frightening, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said there is a great need to establish more robust machinery for local breast cancer research. In 1999, the incidence of breast cancer in The Bahamas measured 32 out of 100,000 women. In 2014, 62.9 percent of 100,000 Bahamian women […]

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Minister of Tourism, Aviation & Bahamasair Dionisio D'Aguilar gives his contribution in the House of Assembly yesterday.

Abaco Airport Workers Walkout

Security officers at the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour, Abaco walked off the job on Saturday. Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar told The Bahama Journal yesterday that the security officers walked off the job because of poor working conditions at the airport following Hurricane Dorian. “I’m led to believe that […]

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Gov’t Refutes OHCHR Immigration Comments

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to comments made by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and advised that due process was followed to determine whether an immigrant has the right to be in The Bahamas before deportation was considered.  According to the ministry, all illegal migrants, irrespective of their origin, […]

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PM Assesses Abaco

Sandbank Shantytown Cleared – PM Assesses Abaco Cleanup Progress

Following the prime minister’s weekend trip to assess the progress of the government’s cleanup plan for Abaco, the Office of the Prime Minister confirmed that debris in the Sandbank shantytown has been cleared. The government is executing its clean-up plan on Abaco through the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of the Environment and Housing, […]

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Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspects

Police are seeking assistance in identifying and locating two men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred last Thursday.  According to police, shortly after 7 p.m., a juvenile male was walking on Carmichael Road, when he was accosted by a man armed with a sharp object, who robbed him of cash and an iPhone, before […]

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Illegal Firearms Recovered

Police in New Providence recovered several illegal firearms in separate incidents.  In the first incident, shortly before 10 p.m. on Friday, Central Detective Unit officers acting on intelligence conducted a search of an abandoned building on First Street Coconut Grove, where they discovered a .9 millimeter pistol with two rounds of ammunition. No one was […]

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Man Stabbed Hospitalized

Police are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred on Friday, which left a man with injuries.  According to police, shortly before 12 a.m., a man was in the area a business establishment George Street, off Bay Street, when he was attacked by another man armed with a sharp object, who stabbed him about the body.  […]

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Fire Destroys Harbour Island Gas Station

Police in Eleuthera are investigating a fire that destroyed a gas station in Harbour Island on Wednesday.  According to police, shortly after 6 p.m., they responded to reports of a fire at Briland at the Go Service Station on Colebrooke Street.  When police arrived on the scene they met the service station fully engulfed in […]

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DPM Discusses Climate Crisis with Commonwealth Secretariat

At an annual meeting of Commonwealth Ministers of Finance in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K. Peter Turnquest expressed the heartfelt thanks of the country for the many expressions of empathy and support to The Bahamas from the Commonwealth Secretariat and fellow Commonwealth nations in the aftermath of the […]

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