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6AM SKYGuard | Bahamas Dept of Meteorology Severe Weather eAlert

Strong line of thunderstorms approaching Abaco & East Grand Bahama and Real-Time projected track of Major Cat 3 Hurricane Ian:

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Many are called but only a few are chosen by God to lead a nation

Many are called, but only a few are chosen by God to lead a nation by being his instrument and servant to make a difference in the world for humankind.

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Man faces fraud charges

A MAN was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday for allegedly defrauding scores of people of more $50,000 under false pretences over the course of a year.

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Pair charged with armed robbery

TWO men were remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday in connection with the armed robbery of a restaurant supply store in Mackey Street earlier this month.

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Former employee accused of stealing from client’s account

A FORMER employee of CIBC FirstCaribbean was granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being accused of stealing $3,700 from a client’s bank account.

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8PM SKYGuard | Bahamas Dept of Meteorology Severe Weather eAlert

Strong line of thunderstorms could affect Grand Bahama, Bimini and Abaco Cays.

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4PM SKYGuard | Bahamas Dept of Meteorology track of Hurricane Ian

4 PM SKYGuard | Bahamas Dept of Meteorology Real-Time satellite long range projected track of Hurricane Ian.

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PART III: ‘A pawn on the grand chessboard’

‘WHY A SMALL ISLAND IS CENTRAL TO THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY’

NO other issue has such a central position or fundamental impact on the direction of China-US relations as the Taiwan question. Over the past seven decades and more, the U.S. has found in Taiwan a convenient card to play in a larger geopolitical game with China, aimed at maintaining and perpetuating its global strategic supremacy. Till this day, the shifting US approach to Taiwan and China’s reaction to it has profoundly shaped China-US relations and the strategic environment of the Asia-Pacific region.

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WORLD VIEW: President Putin - The world should say ‘no more’

“EVERY bullet, every bomb, every shell that hits a target in Ukraine, hits our pockets and our economies in Africa.” Those were the words of the President of Ghana, Akufo-Addo, at the UN General Assembly on September 21.

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INSIGHT: PLP gets its report card - a year of success?

ON September 16, 2021, The Bahamas voted in the current administration – meaning we have now had a little over a year of the PLP government.

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THE KDK REPORT: Almost flew west

AT 6,500 feet, while flying a single engine plane from Nassau to Florida, my patient’s engine failed. He was alone in a cocoon of absolute silence. He knew that his survival hinged on his ability to locate a safe place to land. Fortunately, he was able to restart the engine but four other times during his one hour flight, the engine malfunctioned. At the time, my patient, hereafter referred to as AJ, was in his mid-30s and although he managed to land safely, this would be the first of many lessons he was forced to learn about remaining calm in the face of life-threatening danger.

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EDITORIAL: Many voices with one call over climate change

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis stood in front of one of the biggest international political stages of all on Saturday – the 77th United Nations General Assembly.

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Lucayan chairman tight lipped on $5m deposit

The Grand Lucayan’s chairman is “moving on to November 15”, the targeted closing date for the hotel’s $100m sale, although he was tight-lipped on whether a binding sales contract has been signed and a deposit paid.

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Digital asset ‘disruptors’ to shrug off EU blacklist

A Bahamian accountant is voicing optimism that this country’s latest threatened blacklisting by the European Union (EU) will have “minimal” impact on its ambitions to become a global digital assets and crypto hub.

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‘Disastrous consequences’ on water lens development

A prominent attorney and conservationist is warning that New Providence residents will face “disastrous consequences” if the Government continues to permit development that impacts the islands’ fresh water lenses.

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‘Confident’ over meeting teacher shortage

EDUCATION director Marcellus Taylor said officials are confident that they will be able to tackle the shortage of teachers in Abaco amid concerns over the issue.

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Haitian staffer at embassy released by kidnappers

A HAITIAN staffer employed at the Bahamas Embassy in Haiti has been released by kidnappers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced over the weekend.

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Escaped man is back in custody

A 25-YEAR-OLD man, who escaped from custody after he was sentenced to prison on Friday, was captured by authorities yesterday.

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Police seeking six suspects in armed robberies

POLICE are looking for six men they suspect to be behind four separate armed robberies that occurred on Saturday.

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Tropical Storm Ian strengthens as it heads to Cuba, Florida

AUTHORITIES and residents in Florida were keeping a cautious eye on Tropical Storm Ian as it rumbled ominously through the Caribbean last nigth, likely to become a major hurricane on its path toward the state.