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Police Investigating Alleged Drowning in Central Eleuthera

(Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, The Bahamas)  Police on island are investigating an alleged drowning in Hatchet Bay, Central Eleuthera, on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019, which resulted in the death of an 18 year old young man, Dustin Ranger. According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, a group of young men were walking along the sea rocks near […]

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 11:36 pm

SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from July 15th to July 21st, 2019

General Situation: A stubborn upper level trough across the NW Bahamas continues to enhance convective activity in the area as a surface high pressure ridge maintains moderate to fresh breezes over the Central and SE Bahamas. The upper level trough will persist across the NW Bahamas and develop into an upper level low with troughing […]

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 1:00 pm

Brent Symonette Resigns From Cabinet Post

The Bahamas Cabinet announced in a statement on Sunday evening, June 30th, 2019 that Brent Symonette, Member of Parliament and Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration has resigned from his ministerial post.  The statement reads as follows: “It is notified for general information that the Hon. T. Brent Symonette has tendered his […]

Posted on 30 June 2019 | 7:19 pm

BTC Announces Return of Service After Fixed Line & Mobile Voice System Failure on Saturday

BTC Announced in a statement on Sunday afternoon, June 30th, that their landline and mobile voice services were up and working once again following a critical system failure, which took place on Saturday, June 29th.  The statement reads as follows: “Our New Providence node is back in service and all landline services have been restored. […]

Posted on 30 June 2019 | 6:32 pm

Government renews 52-week National Job Creation and Skills Enhancement Programme

Hundreds of participants of the Government’s National Job Creation and Skills Enhancement Programme have been re-engaged for the second year of the employment initiative, beginning Monday 8 July, said Minister of Public Service and National Insurance, the Hon. Brensil Rolle. The programme, better known as the 52-week job programme, started in August 2018 and came […]

Posted on 30 June 2019 | 5:45 pm

Several People Injured after Tour Bus Overturns in South Eleuthera

At approximately 10:30 am on Monday morning June 24, 2019, Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) officers received a report that a tour bus had overturned on Queen’s Highway, just south of the township of Rock Sound. On arrival at the scene a short time later, Police confirmed that an ‘Eleuthera Adventure Tours Ltd.’ tour bus, […]

Posted on 24 June 2019 | 5:35 pm

2019-2020 Infrastructural Projects Planned, Eleuthera Included, says Works Minister

Bridges, roads, buildings and airports throughout The Bahamas are among the 260 infrastructure projects that the Ministry of Public Works has on its schedule for the year.  The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister, highlighted some of them during his recent contribution to the 2019-2020 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly. Plans are in the making […]

Posted on 21 June 2019 | 5:23 pm

Haitian Migrants Apprehended Off Inagua

A joint operation by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos with the support of Bahamas Immigration Department resulted in the apprehension of a Haitian sailing vessel with 100 undocumented Haitian nationals on board, approximately 30 nautical miles northwest of Inagua around 2:20 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, June 20th, 2019. The […]

Posted on 21 June 2019 | 10:41 am

PM Minnis says Government Will Ensure Bahamians Access Crown Land

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced that his government has embarked on an ambitious effort to ensure Bahamians have greater access to Crown Land.   Contributing to the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, June 19, he also stated that his government would promote access to Crown Land for […]

Posted on 21 June 2019 | 10:21 am

New Policy Announced On Renewal of E-Passports

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released the following statement on Wednesday, June 19th, outlining its new policy on the renewal of E-Passports: “Effective immediately, persons renewing their electronic passports are required to submit the following upon application: 1. A completed Application Form; 2. The existing Electronic Passport; 3. A Photograph in accordance with ICAO Regulations […]

Posted on 19 June 2019 | 12:22 pm

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