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28 Haitians dead after ship sinks off Bahamas: officials

Miami - At least 28 Haitians have drowned off the coast of Abaco in the Bahamas, officials said Sunday, the latest tragedy at sea for migrants seeking to leave the Caribbean's poorest economy.

US jails Bahamas festival entrepreneur for six years

New York - The entrepreneur behind a luxury music festival in the Bahamas that collapsed in chaos in 2017 was sentenced to six years in prison by a US judge on Thursday after admitting fraud.

Bahamas narrowly escapes the worst of Hurricane Irma

Nassau - The Bahamas had a close call but ultimately escaped the worst of Hurricane Irma's destructive wrath, with no casualties or major infrastructure damages yet reported Friday.

Riding out the storm as Irma surges towards Bahamas

Nassau - Theodore Major heard the call to evacuate loud and clear as Hurricane Irma tore towards the Bahamas but he's staying put on his island, even if it means putting his life at risk.

Bahamas elects a new prime minister, Hubert Minnis

Nassau - The Bahamas voted in a new leader Wednesday, with Hubert Minnis, who campaigned on a platform of change, beating scandal-tainted incumbent Perry Christie in general elections on the island archipelago.

Tropical Storm Kate forms near the Bahamas

Miami - Tropical Storm Kate formed near the Bahamas Monday, and gathered strength as it headed toward the central and the northwestern parts of the island chain, US weather forecasters said.

Joaquin is now a dangerous category 4 hurricane

The 2 p.m. EDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center has upgraded Joaquin to an "extremely dangerous" category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 130 mph, and a minimum pressure of 936 mb.

8 p.m. Update: Hurricane Joaquin now a Category 2 storm

The latest observations from the National Hurricane Center at 8 p.m. EDT shows Hurricane Joaquin, now with sustained winds of 105 mph, and a min. pressure of 954 mb. moving southwest at 7 mph. continuing to gain strength.

From 'Jaws' to jaw-dropping: Swimming with sharks in Bahamas

Alice Town - Forty years after "Jaws" turned blood-thirsty sharks into the stuff of pop culture legend, Samuel "Doc" Gruber is all too happy to prove that it's safe to go back in the water.

Well-known pastor among nine killed in Bahamas plane crash

Miami - A small plane carrying nine people crashed while trying to land in the Bahamas on Sunday, killing all nine occupants, including a prominent Protestant minister and his wife, officials there said.

Op-Ed: Gambling sites should be taxed says Bahamian pastor

A Methodist pastor in the Bahamas, Rev. Dr. J. Emmett Weir, is urging the government to tax and regulate "web shops" within the Bahamas in an attempt to increase revenue.

Is NYC building a private beach in the Bahamas?

For many years after the markets crashed in 2008, New Yorkers made due with only one home. Now that real estate is rebounding, many are looking to the Bahamas for their second home.

'Miss Piggy' found swimming in the Bahamas

Who doesn't know Miss Piggy? The adorable, lovable, fluffy Muppet. And who doesn't know that pigs love to waddle in mud?

Hurricane Sandy's Caribbean trip — devastation in Haiti and Cuba

As the world concentrates on the latest devastation in the US, Sandy has already done some serious damage to other countries, including Haiti and Cuba. Sandy took the lives of 54 people in Haiti and 11 in Cuba.

Hurricane Irene strengthens to Category 3 storm, pounds Bahamas

The Bahamas continues to be pounded by winds of 115 mph from Hurricane Irene as the Category 3 storm makes her way across the islands this morning, while in the U.S. FEMA prepares for a major threat to the eastern seaboard.

Caribbean Games kick off in Puerto Rico after storm delay

Mayaguez - A storm driven twister slammed into the stadium in the western town of Mayaguez hours before the CACSO games were due to begin. It tore down a lighting tower, smashing cars and injuring five people delaying the opening ceremonies of the games by a day.

20 Haitians' Bodies Found Floating Near Bahamas

Bahamian rescue workers have discovered the bodies of 20 people floating in the open water near the Bahamas, U.S. So far no one knows for sure what the people were doing there in the first place.

Fight Over Smith's Body, Baby Drags On

Anna Nicole Smith's estranged mother filed an emergency request Friday to block her burial in the Bahamas

Anna Nicole Smith - Peace at Last

At last Anna Nicole Smith can rest in peace after court ordered that her remains be taken to Bahamas as per her last wish.

IT'S OVER: Anna Nicole Smith's Body Finds A Final Resting Place

Courts allow Anna's daughter's legal gaurdian to make the final decision.

Anna Nicoles Mom Wants To Dig Dead Grandson Up And Move Him To Texas

Fights continue over burial locations as Anna's body decomposes.

Bahamas Immigration Minister Resigns Over Anna Nicole Smith Flap

In yet another bizarre tale associated with the mess that was Anna Nicole Smith, it would seem her reach now extends into the realm of politics.

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This visible image was taken from NOAA s GOES-13 satellite on Friday  Oct. 26 at 1415 UTC (10:15 a.m...
This visible image was taken from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on Friday, Oct. 26 at 1415 UTC (10:15 a.m. EDT) and shows Hurricane Sandy's huge cloud extent of up to 2,000 miles while centered over the Bahamas, and the line of clouds associated with a powerful cold front approaching the U.S. east coast.

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