Bahamas News

Tragic Drowning Incident Claims Life of 39-Year-Old Woman in Grand Bahama

On May 30, 2024, authorities reported the tragic drowning of a 39-year-old woman in Grand Bahama. The police responded to a distress call shortly before 6 pm concerning a woman in distress while swimming at a beach in Williams Town.

Bahamas: Government presents tax free budget to Parliament

The Bahamas government has unveiled a tax-free budget of US$3.54 billion to Parliament with Prime Minister Phillip Davis saying that many elements of this fiscal plan extend and enhance the measures initiated by his administration since assuming office in 2021.

Bahamas Prime Minister says his country is ‘burning’

Bahamas Prime Minister Phillip Davis has told delegates attending the Fourth International Conference on Small Island States (SIDS 4) that his country “is burning".

Bahamas to tighten gun legislation

The Bahamas government has announced plans to amend current firearms legislation to encompass a broader range of illegal weapons.

Bahamas: Students hospitalised following lightning strike

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) in the Bahamas has confirmed that tests were conducted on eight students brought to the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) following an incident on Thursday.

Senior cop issues warning to Bahamian parents following weekend deaths of...

A senior police officer in the Bahamas has admonished parents, urging them to be more involved in the lives of their children as police prepare to lay charges against two 15-year-olds following the murders of two other teenagers over the weekend.

US Coast Guard return 92 migrants to The Bahamas, Cuba following...

The United States Coast Guard on Friday said that crews from two of its cutters have repatriated 92 migrants to The Bahamas and Cuba following unlawful, irregular migration attempts over the last weekend.

Human Remains Unearthed in The Bahamas

Authorities in The Bahamas are currently probing the uncovering of human skeletal remains in East Grand Bahama.

Pregnant woman airlifted from Disney cruise ship

The US Coast Guard has released dramatic footage of the moment a pregnant woman was airlifted from a Disney cruise ship after suffering "health complications".

The Bahamas Signs On to UN BBNJ Agreement

On 12th April 2024, His Excellency Stan Smith, Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations, signed the Agreement under the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea on the Conservation and Sustainable Use Of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (known as the “BBNJ Agreement”) at the Treaty Section of the United Nations in New York.