FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said a terrible message will be sent to the international community if Johnson & Johnson vaccines expire at the end of the month before the shots go into arms. He said The Bahamas will likely struggle to get additional vaccines if this happens.
MANY would remember J Barrie Farrington for his stellar work as a hotel executive, but he was revered by others for his tremendous accomplishments as a rugby, baseball, softball and tennis player, mentor and a friend of sports.
THE roll-out of the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will start this weekend in Grand Bahama at the Christ the King Hall, where already 1,000 vaccination appointments have been booked for Saturday and Sunday.
US regulators have moved to freeze three Bahamian bank accounts owned by the Paradise Island “Raider” as they bid to seize $21.1m in “ill-gotten gains” generated by a $100m multinational securities fraud ring.
THE Supreme Court yesterday ordered the release of Eric Stubbs, a man who spent 36 years in Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre after he was convicted of rape in 1984.
COVID-19 cases are increasing in Grand Bahama, according to a leading health official who reported that more patients are coming to the hospital “sicker and with poor outcomes”, resulting in more deaths.
HEALTH Minister Dr Michael Darville confirmed yesterday that the government discarded Johnson & Johnson vaccines that expired in December.
THE president of the Bahamas Union of Teachers says that Patrick J Bethel High School in Abaco still desperately needs more teachers, about a month after staff held a demonstration on the island.
I have total admiration of the Auditor General he is doing his Constitutional best to ensure Government and the governance of our finances are on the straight and narrow... he needs tripling of his staff or financial assistance where through his Office he may retain private sector Accountants to expedite a complete audit of Government in each fiscal year with no waiting...Minister of Finance if there is one thing we need is this.
TEACHERS in Abaco staged a sick-out yesterday to protest the continuing teacher shortage on the island a month after the Ministry of Education promised to address the problem.
THE Privy Council has ruled that the Supreme Court must decide whether a man who has been detained at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre since 1985 should be released.
THE Court of Appeal has denied the government’s application to stay the effect of its ruling affirming Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder’s landmark decision on citizenship rights in The Bahamas.
HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said it is very unlikely the government will purchase additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, noting challenges with uptake by the public.
A FRIEND recalls a recent exchange with an employee of a utility company who came to read a meter at his home. Asked by the friend if he was vaccinated, the utility worker replied: “No, I don’t believe in that stuff.”
A STATE-RECOGNISED memorial service was held for John Barrie Farrington, 85, former senator and hotelier, on Saturday at Christ Church Cathedral.
HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said local officials have stopped administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for some time now following a United States regulator’s advisory that it is limiting use of the jab.
VETERAN hotelier J Barrie Farrington died yesterday, prompting tributes from people including the president of the Atlantis resort who hailed him as one who chartered the course to The Bahamas becoming an international destination.
STATE Minister for Grand Bahama Senator Kwasi Thompson is pleading with residents to get vaccinated, amid the surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations on Grand Bahama.
After many months of criticism of our Prime Minister in the handling of this COVID pandemic in our country (by myself personally)... I feel the need to congratulate him today.
VACCINATIONS on Grand Bahama are in progress at the Susan J Wallace Centre and people who are immuno-compromised are encouraged to get vaccinated.