English Premiership giants Tottenham Hotspur are in the Bahamas for a glamour friendly this evening against the Jamaican 'Reggae Boyz' national team.
Flooding over one-third of the course has forced tournament and LPGA officials to trim the Ocean Club Golf Course layout to 12 holes for Friday with hope of playing a few more holes on Saturday and Sunday. The course routing will now begin at what was hole 10 and skip around until ending at hole 8.
The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has lifted a severe thunderstorm watch
SHORTLY before 10 o’clock last night a message flashed on our night editor’s computer: Police on way to investigate two murders. One occurred shortly after 6pm, victim died in hospital an hour later.
A WOMAN who pleaded guilty to trying to burn her son alive in a car told police officers at the time of the arrest that something came over her.
A POLICEMAN denied allegations against him concerning the stabbing of two Defence Force officers at Arawak Cay over the holiday weekend.
Police are currently investigating two more murders that occurred, last night.
GRAND Bahama and Abaco residents have been put on alert for severe thunderstorms, with North Eleuthera also on alert.
A WOMAN whose Prince Charles home was wrecked by water after Tuesday night’s storm says she was told she couldn’t claim home insurance unless damage was caused by a tsunami, hurricane or at least four days of rain.
MORE than $3 million is needed to complete work on several roads in New Providence, announced Works Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday.
An estimated 20 per cent of delinquent Bahamian mortgage borrowers fall into the ‘can pay but won’t pay’ category, a situation the banking industry believes will be exacerbated by the Homeowners Protection Bill.
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) will “not be immune” to the $100 million savings drive of its majority shareholder, which yesterday said its Bahamian asset’s operating costs were still “higher than we’d like to see”.
Bahamian insurance companies were yesterday said to be concerned about a potential “flood of claims” as a result of Tuesday night’s heavy rains, as New Providence yesterday attempted to dry out and get back to business.
THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation said yesterday it had restored electricity supplies to the majority of consumers hit by the storm.
RESIDENTS, business owners, families and schoolchildren were trying to get back to normal life today in the wake of a major thunderstorm and record downpours which deluged Nassau, wrecking property, closing schools and leaving homeowners stranded.
IN Fox Hill, a workman living on Davis Street said that the flooding was so high in his house that he had to sleep in the ceiling.
SOCIAL media websites were alive with conversation through the day in the aftermath of the storm. Here are some of the comments from internet users:
WRENSWORTH Butler of the Department of Social Services said social workers visited several areas that were most affected by the storm yesterday, including Pinewood Gardens, Mount Tabor Estates, Nassau Village, Winton Meadows and Englerston.
THE National Emergency Management Agency said weather alerts were issued in a timely fashion but they are working to improve ways to get the message across.
TUESDAY night’s storm turned Camperdown Riding Club’s stables and show ring into a four-foot deep lake.