In an about-face from its initial stance of promoting domestic tourism, the government is now discouraging Bahamians from traveling, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said.
When it became apparent that visitor arrivals would be slow, tourism officials touted plans in May to encourage Bahamians
Speaking to The Bahamas’ particular vulnerability following Hurricane Dorian, a just released Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report on infrastructure resilience in the region highlights the effects of climate change on infrastructure services and the need for them to be strengthened.
The report, entitled “From Structures to
With a tent in her backyard on Guana Cay, Abaco, as her family’s only shelter, Beckylee Albury, 36, has given up on any semblance of a plan for Tropical Storm Isaias, now forecast to develop into a hurricane.
“I already cried yesterday and today,” she said.
Three more people died of COVID-19 in The Bahamas, and 24 new cases were recorded in the country yesterday.
Health officials did not give details on the deaths, noting that more information will be provided at a Ministry of Health press conference this afternoon.
The deaths are
The 2020/2021 Junkanoo parades will not take place as a result of a worsening COVID-19 pandemic, officials have advised.
The decision was announced in separate statements by the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, and followed weeks of
A man was stabbed to death on Lawton Street, Nassau Village, shortly before 8 p.m., police said.
Police received reports that there was an altercation involving three male relatives that resulted in them “receiving injuries to their bodies”. Emergency medical services personnel pronounced one of them
The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) yesterday announced a reconfiguration of its wards at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), Sandilands Rehabilitation Center and the Rand Memorial Hospital on Grand Bahama.
The announcement came two days after The Nassau Guardian reported that roughly 50 patients were potentially exposed to
Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) President Dr. Melisande Bassett yesterday called on health officials to “come up with a plan” as she claimed there are insufficient doctors working at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bassett expressed doubt over the hospital’s capacity to keep
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Delon Brennen said yesterday the emergency room (ER) at Rand Memorial Hospital on Grand Bahama will not close after a doctor tested positive for COVID-19 there.
He was unable to say when the incident took place.
Brennen said COVID-positive patients are
Nearly five years after Hurricane Joaquin barreled through the central and southeast (SE) Bahamas as a Category 4 storm, residents on those islands are making final preparations for another potential hurricane to make landfall as early as this afternoon.
For some, a state of panic has