Latest Bahamas News

The Latest: Japan takes 2nd men's walk gold

Oct. 4, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships early Saturday (all times local): 1:00 a.m. Toshikazu Yamanishi of Japan has won the men's 20-kilometer walk, as Russia's squad of officially neutral athletes claimed another silver medal. Yamanishi held on to win by 15 seconds from...

After hurricane devastation, Gardiner wins gold for Bahamas

Oct. 4, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A month after Hurricane Dorian destroyed houses and livelihoods, Steven Gardiner said he was hopeful his world championship victory could bring a little happiness to the Bahamas. Gardiner's family home on the Abaco islands was one of many damaged in the Sept. 1 hurricane. His win in the...

Bar donates bills taken from wall for Bahamas storm victims

Oct. 3, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Staff members at a Florida bar have pulled nearly $15,000 in bills from the walls to help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Siesta Key Oyster Bar, which is known for its dollar bill decorations, has been collecting the money since the...

Leonard, Faxon lead pro-am for Bahamas hurricane relief

Oct. 1, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

What began as a group text in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian led to a simple question from Justin Leonard: What can we do? Leonard and his wife, Amanda, have property at Baker's Bay just east of Great Abaco in the Bahamas, and she was on a text chain with a woman who lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and...

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Sep. 27, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Russia's foreign minister is calling the dispute over the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's president "overblown," and is strongly denying House Speaker Nancy...

In Dorian's wake, Bahamas appeals for climate action at UN

Sep. 27, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As the Bahamas strives to recover from Hurricane Dorian, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis appealed to world leaders Friday to tackle climate change — and encouraged travelers to visit to help the country rebuild. Telling the U.N. General Assembly the storm was "a generational...

When disaster strikes, Chef Jose Andres is on the ground

Sep. 27, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After earthquakes, as hurricanes blow and drench, when wildfires chew through neighborhoods and volcanoes spew deadly lava, look for a gregarious chef toting huge and mighty paella pans. His name is Jose Andres, and he might just be changing some rules on how expedient food relief is...

The Latest: Hurricane Jerry headed north of Leeward Islands

Sep. 19, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on hurricanes and tropical storms in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic (all times local): 8 p.m. Hurricane Jerry is on a forecast track heading north of the Leeward Islands and expected to pass well north of Puerto Rico by Saturday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Jerry's eye...

Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans

Sep. 18, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

GRAND ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A handful of men hover around Gayle Wallace as she hands out four fish sandwiches with a dab of ketchup on each at the cramped home she rents in Murphy Town. Some are friends, others family. All are part of a new community of survivors emerging nearly three weeks after Hurricane...

MLB, players' union donate to Bahamas relief on Clemente Day

Sep. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' union have made a joint donation of $210,000 to help with relief and recovery in the Bahamas after the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian. The donation was made Wednesday, recognized as Roberto Clemente Day in the majors. The late Pittsburgh Hall...