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Major Upgrades to PMH Critical Care Block Complete, New Hospital Planner Named

Major Upgrades to PMH Critical Care Block Complete, New Hospital Planner Named

The Critical Care Block theatres at the Princess Margaret Hospital are now open and fully operational, the Public Hospitals Authority announced on Tuesday. The new state-of-the-art theatres have been listed on a rotational system, with the exception of the Endoscopy Theatre, which will be transitioned this month following the completion of the user training exercises. [...]

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Minister Advances Environmental Bill

Minister Advances Environmental Bill

Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett issued a draft of the Department of Environmental Planning and Protection Bill yesterday. This new bill was announced by the government earlier this week as one of its actions to mitigate any risk to Marathon residents following the oil spill at the nearby Rubis service station. The [...]

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Ministry of Works Security Officer Shot Dead

Ministry of Works Security Officer Shot Dead

A security officer at the Ministry of Works was shot dead yesterday morning in the Shirley Street area. According to Chief Superintendent of Police Paul Rolle, police received reports of a “barrage of gunshots” in the Freetown Lane Area off Shirley Street around 1:30 a.m. Upon arrival, responding police officers found the lifeless bullet-ridden body [...]

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Five National Parks Established in San Salvador

Five National Parks Established in San Salvador

It was a momentous occasion for the San Salvador Living Jewels Foundation, the people of San Salvador and The Bahamas National Trust, as they gathered on Almond Tree Park for the public announcement of five new National Parks for San Salvador. After working with the government and with support from the Gerace Research Centre, the [...]

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Rubis Vows to Promote Public Health

Rubis Vows to Promote Public Health

As he clarified details surrounding the 2012 oil spill, Managing Director of Rubis Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Gordon Craig said the company’s focus is remediating the oil spill to protect the environment. During a press conference yesterday, Mr. Craig said Rubis, which has the public’s safety in its best interest, responded to the oil [...]

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Bolt Says Back to the Drawing Board After World Relays Upset

Bolt Says Back to the Drawing Board After World Relays Upset

The world’s fastest man Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt simply said “it’s back to the drawing board” after he and his teammates lost in shocking defeat to the United States in the Men’s 4x100m relay at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015. The energy of spectators totally engulfed the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Saturday, [...]

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IAAF Expected to be “Bahamazing”

IAAF Expected to be “Bahamazing”

The “Bahamazing” IAAF/BTC World Relays 2015 will be used to showcase Bahamian culture to the world audience according to the event’s committee. With only three days left before the international sports event transpires here in The Bahamas, event coordinator Fred Ferguson said the IAAF/BTC World Relays opening and closing ceremonies, will be filled with native [...]

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Firearm Ring Charged

Firearm Ring Charged

Seven men, involved in a firearm trafficking ring, were arraigned yesterday at the Magistrate’s Court on Nassau Street in connection with the seizure of high powered weapons and ammunition. The seven men, including an American, were arraigned on two counts of firearm possession, two counts of possession of a prohibited high powered weapon, two counts [...]

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$2.7 Million Border Protection Agreement Signed

$2.7 Million Border Protection Agreement Signed

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell participated in the signing of an amended agreement yesterday that constitutes a donation of $2.7 million from the United States to assist in protecting Bahamian borders. Mr. Mitchell was joined by U.S. Embassy Chargé D’Affaires Lisa Johnson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to demonstrate both countries shared commitment [...]

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“PLP Disregards Human Life,” Says Minnis

“PLP Disregards Human Life,” Says Minnis

Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis condemned the Christie administration yesterday for what he deemed a “reckless, callous and cruel disregard for human life,” following the oil spill at the Rubis service station in Marathon. During a press conference held at the Free National Movement’s headquarters yesterday, Dr. Minnis, as a former minister of [...]

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