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News Americas, NASSAU, Bahamas, Mon. May 14, 2017: The fourth prime minister of the islands of The Bahamas, Dr. Hubert ‘Doc’ Minnis, was sworn in Friday after a landslide win swept his Free National Movement (FNM) into office with 35 seats compared to the Perry Christie-led Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)’s 4. Here are 7 things he’s promising to deliver for the people of The Bahamas.
In 2015 and 2016, only 8.4 percent of pregnant women accessed the public health system for prenatal care during the third trimester of their pregnancy, which Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton said is a major challenge. The Minister says his ministry will be refocusing and re-emphasizing support to not only expectant mothers, but parents.
Haiti-based Sunrise Airways has announced its intent to launch a nonstop service between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Orlando, Florida beginning in October.
Coronations continue for Jamaica 55.  As we continue to celebrate Jamaica 55, the build up to the National Coronation of the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition has stepped in high gear in during the month of May. St. Mary and St. Thomas were the first two parishes to crown their Festival Queens in separate coronations on Saturday, May 6. Ava-Gail Lindsay is Miss St. Mary Festival Queen 2017, while Annastacia Goulbourne now wears the 2017 Miss St. Thomas Festival Queen Crown.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. May 9, 2017: A female former cop in Puerto Rico could spend the next ten years of her life in prison. Shylene Lopez is facing the maximum decade behind bars after pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to violating the civil rights of a juvenile arrestee.
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