Latest Bahamas News

Passenger who landed plane says 'hand of God' was with him

May. 16, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

A Florida man with no flying experience who kept his cool while landing a small plane says “the hand of God” was with him after the pilot collapsed at the controls. Darren Harrison told NBC's “Today" show that he was relaxing with his feet up in the back of the single-engine...

Bahamas calls on US labs to help solve deaths of 3 tourists

May. 09, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Samples taken from three tourists from Tennessee and Florida who died at a resort in the Bahamas under mysterious circumstances have been sent to a lab in the U.S. to expedite results and help authorities understand what happened, officials said Monday. ...

3 US tourists die at Bahamas hotel after falling ill

May. 07, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three U.S. tourists have died at a resort in the Bahamas after falling ill, officials of the Atlantic island nation confirmed, and another was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper issued a statement Friday saying that police...

2 Bahamian players in MLB game: Marlins' Chisholm, Nats' Fox

Apr. 27, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growing up as childhood friends in the Bahamas, Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Lucius Fox talked about one day reaching the majors together. On Wednesday night, they shared a ballfield as starters in the big leagues — Chisholm at second base for the Miami Marlins, Fox at...

LEADING OFF: Mets rest after melee, Whitlock starts again

Apr. 27, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around baseball Thursday: ___ COOLING OFF Boiling mad after a spate of plunkings this season, the New York Mets have a day off to recover. The Mets have been drilled 19 times in 20 games this season, leading the...

South Carolina and UConn meet for women's hoops championship

Apr. 02, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's one of the most remarkable records in sports. Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are 11-0 in NCAA championship games. The Huskies will look to continue that run when they face South Carolina for the women's basketball title on Sunday night. ...

Prince William: Commonwealth links to crown up to the people

Mar. 27, 2022 06:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As Caribbean nations debate their relationship with the British crown, Prince William says he will support and respect whatever decision the people make. William, second in line to the throne, made the comments after an eight-day tour of Belize, Jamaica and the...

Prince William, Kate try to boost UK bonds on Caribbean trip

Mar. 19, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and Kate are embarking on a tour to Central America and the Caribbean, even as some countries in the region mull cutting ties to the British monarchy. The couple will visit Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas on the week-long journey that starts Saturday....

Haitians aiming for Florida Keys outpace 2021 migration

Mar. 15, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Haitian migrants are reaching Florida's shores in large numbers as human smuggling operations ramp up, outpacing last year's migration waves. The rise in the desperate and sometimes deadly voyages on overloaded vessels comes amid deepening political...

US seized Iran oil cargo as Biden considers easing sanctions

Mar. 10, 2022 16:53 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. has quietly seized the cargo of two tankers suspected of transporting Iranian oil as part of an elaborate sanctions-busting scheme involving forged documents and the repainting of a ship's deck to cloak illegal shipments. Details of the seizure, which has not...