Dominican Republic flight to Florida diverted to Bahamas
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a JetBlue flight traveling from the Dominican Republic to Florida had to make an emergency landing in the Bahamas.
Desperation mounts in Bahamas as shelters turn evacuees away
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Desperation mounted in the Bahamas on Tuesday as hurricane survivors arriving in the capital by boat and plane were turned away from overflowing shelters.
The Latest: Thousands in shelters near Bahamas capital
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian and the Bahamas (all times local):
The spokesman for the Bahamas' emergency management agency says that 2,043 people...
Tourist-dependent Bahamas says it’s still open for business
The Bahamas was on track for a record year of tourism before Hurricane Dorian hit. Now, the outlook for that vital sector is uncertain.
Some of the best-known resorts in the 700-island...
‘Only animals can live here’: Storm victims await evacuation
ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — Carrying their meager possessions in duffel bags and shopping carts, hundreds of desperate storm victims gathered at the port in Grand Abaco on Friday in hopes of getting off...
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash that killed seven people in the Bahamas (all times local):
Leaders of industry, government and academics in West...
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Police in the Bahamas worked Friday to identify the bodies of seven Americans killed in a helicopter crash after being told that billionaire coal tycoon and Republican donor...
Chicago suburb’s bowl game sponsorship gains support
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb's decision to sponsor a nationally televised college football bowl game in the Bahamas has won over some residents and local merchants despite receiving mixed reactions after the announcement last summer.
Pridgett free throws lift Montana past Miami (Ohio), 73-71
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett hit two free throws with a second left to lift Montana to its second straight victory in the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase tournament in Nassau, a 73-71 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.
Ahmaad Rorie hit a 3-pointer with :13 left to put Montana ahead, 71-69, but Darrian Ringo got to the basket for a layup with :06 left to tie the game at 71-71. Pridgett drew a foul on Dalonte Brown to earn his only free-throw attempts in the game.
Chicago suburb to be title sponsor of Bahamas bowl game
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb is spending $300,000 to be the title sponsor for a nationally televised college football bowl game in the Bahamas.
Elk Grove Village and ESPN on Tuesday announced the bowl sponsorship for the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl. They said the Dec. 21 game in Nassau will mark the first time a non-tourist municipality has sponsored a bowl game.
WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is dead and her husband badly hurt after a tour boat they were on in the Bahamas exploded over the weekend.
Cherokee County school officials say 39-year-old Maleka Jackson and her husband, Tiran, were among 10 people on the boat when it blew up about 9 a.m. Saturday off the coast of Exuma, which is 130 miles south of Nassau. The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Authorities in the Bahamas are trying to determine what caused a fire on a tour boat in an incident that killed a U.S. citizen and injured nine people.
Royal Bahamas Police Force Superintendent Shanta Knowles says officials from the country's police, fire and civil aviation departments were on the island of Great Exuma on Monday conducting an investigation into the explosion and fire.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coming off its first NCAA tournament appearance in 31 years, the Marshall men's basketball team will take an eight-day trip to the Bahamas in August.
Coach Dan D'Antoni says the Thundering Herd will depart Aug. 10, play three exhibition games in Nassau and return to Huntington on Aug. 17. NCAA rules allow Marshall to hold 10 days of practices prior to leaving Huntington.
Caribbean spring break: Ideas, prices, post-hurricane news
Thinking about spring break in the Caribbean?
Brian Hegarty of Travel Leaders Network says each Caribbean island offers a different vibe, from relaxing on the beach to adventures, shopping and dining. All-inclusive resorts "take the worry out of figuring out where to go for every meal and watching your budget. There are also some small luxury properties that really cater to the affluent traveler looking for a more curated local experience."
Bahamian man survives drifting in Atlantic Ocean for 16 days
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Bahamian man has been restored to health at a Florida hospital after drifting on the Atlantic Ocean for 16 days.
Samuel Moss Jr. of Nassau, the Bahamas, spoke with reporters Friday at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
Bahamas military detains 70 Haitian migrants from sailboat
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Bahamas military has detained 70 Haitians crossing the southern portion of the island chain in a sailboat.
A Royal Bahamas Defense Force statement says the suspected migrants were located Monday evening by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter after they were initially spotted the previous day by a Bahamian patrol plane.
Small plane with 6 on board vanishes from radar in Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Authorities lost track of a small plane with six people on board Wednesday as it traveled between two islands in the Bahamas and searchers later found a debris field, suggesting the aircraft may have crashed into the ocean, officials said.
Nassau, Bahamas — Tiger Woods says he is on the "other side" of too many years relying on pain medication to cope with his back surgeries, which led to his arrest on a DUI charge six months ago that he attributed to a bad mix of prescription drugs.
Bahamas Bowl Matchup
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Ohio (8-4, MAC) vs UAB (8-4, Conference USA), Dec. 22, 12:30 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Nassau, Bahamas.
UAB: RB Spencer Brown broke Jordan Howard's school freshman records with 1,292 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Ranks third on the program's single-season rushing chart.
Ohio: QB Nathan Rourke has passed for 2,018 yards and 15 touchdowns while also rushing for 882 yards.
Their wedding was Sept. 2, and the honeymoon was booked to start two days later on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas, a four-day cruise to the Bahamas, Coco Cay and Key West.
What sounded like a sun-filled paradise had one problem : the cruise was right in the path of Hurricane Irma and the newlyweds, Jennifer and David Krinn, both of Fort Wayne, were worried enough to call Royal Caribbean to see whether the cruise was still on.
Eastern Michigan caps turnaround season with bowl trip
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan is going to a bowl game for the first time since 1987.
The Popeyes Bahamas Bowl said Tuesday that the Eagles have accepted an invitation to the Dec. 23 game, where they will play Old Dominion in Nassau in a game aired on ESPN.
AP on the Scene: ‘Matthew’ Hits the Bahamas
Bahamas PM says stalled mega-resort to be finished and sold
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The government of the Bahamas says it has reached an agreement that will lead to the completion of a stalled mega-resort financed and built by Chinese state-owned enterprises.
Prime Minister Perry Christie announced late Monday that China Construction will finish the Baha Mar project with financing from the Export-Import Bank of China. The complex will then be sold to a "world class" hotel and casino operator, he said.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Bahamas on Friday issued a rare travel advisory for any of its citizens visiting the United States, recommending that young men in particular take care in cities affected by recent tensions over police shootings.
A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns visitors to "exercise appropriate caution" in light of recent episodes involving police officers and black men. It also advises people not to get involved in demonstrations and to...
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