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Cars Lined Up to Buy Bottled Water
- Aug 11, 2020 - 1:15:12 PM
During the current Emergency Lockdown, shoppers often encounter lines
for necessities like grocery, water, medications and other essentials on
the days they are available for purchase. Photos show cars lined up to
buy bottled drinking water on Monday, August 10, 2020.
ECLAC meeting discusses data protection, privacy rights, and e-government in the Caribbean
- Aug 11, 2020 - 12:54:33 PM
Countries across the Caribbean are preparing to adopt or strengthen
their data protection legislation in order to guarantee individual
privacy rights and safeguard personal data, while creating an enabling
environment for data sharing and e-government in the subregion.
benefits of implementing internationally aligned data protection and
sharing legislation were discussed during a virtual expert group meeting
(EGM) convened by ECLAC Caribbean on 15 July 2020...
Forty-seven (47) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and One Additional Death - Update #125
- Aug 10, 2020 - 9:56:16 PM
The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-seven (47)
additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of
confirmed cases to nine hundred forty-five (945). There are four
hundred twenty-eight (428) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama,
four hundred twenty (420) confirmed cases in New Providence, forty-five
(45) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-eight (28) confirmed cases in
Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4)
confirmed cases in Exuma, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, one
(1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, and four (4) other cases pending...
Minister of Education tests negative for COVID-19 after exposure
- Aug 10, 2020 - 8:51:43 PM
The Cabinet Offices announces for general information that the Minister
of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd received a negative COVID-19
RT00-PCR test result on 8th August 2020.
Following the Ministry of Health’s protocols, Minister Lloyd was tested after learning he was exposed to a positive case...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism announces Virtual Golf Shootout on YouTube
- Aug 10, 2020 - 6:27:57 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism announced Monday, the launch of a
first-of-its kind virtual Closest to the Pin golf shootout. This unique
competition will feature LPGA Tour professionals and golf industry
personalities going head to head live on YouTube.
The Islands Of
The Bahamas Virtual Shootout will be held at 7 p.m. EDT Sept. 2 and will
feature 16 contestants, among them two-time Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA
Classic Champion Brittany Lincicome...
Force Chief Petty Officer Idamae Ferguson; A Pioneering Female
- Aug 10, 2020 - 11:40:09 AM
Have you ever met someone so calm and quiet that you believe the term,
“It looks like they can’t hurt a fly”, but in an instant they can
transform from Dr. Jekyll to Ms. Hyde if they had to?
experienced that for myself while on parade one morning. As the
Headquarters Department was being marched off into the driveway where
the Commander Defence Force vehicle is usually parked, I made a blunder
when approaching the vehicle, with no way to manoeuver...
Prime Minister Minnis - National Address - August 9, 2020
- Aug 9, 2020 - 8:36:50 PM
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I have
spoken to you on a regular basis to update and to inform you on our
comprehensive and vigorous national response to this very contagious and
I have s ought to encourage you , as well as to warn you of the danger of this virus to you and your loved ones...
Travel Restrictions - COVID-19 Pandemic
- Aug 9, 2020 - 7:28:43 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
notes travel restrictions towards The Bahamas recently imposed by the
United States and other nations as local incidences of COVID-19 cases
The Bahamas, which is going through its second wave,
has also put in place travel parameters for the protection of Bahamians,
residents and tourists in the country, namely, by requiring all persons
travelling to The Bahamas to have a COVID-19 Travel Visa and a negative
RT-PCR COVID-19 test to enter The Bahamas...
Twenty (20) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases - Update #124
- Aug 9, 2020 - 6:20:53 PM
The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are twenty (20)
additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of
confirmed cases to eight hundred ninety-eight (898). There are four
hundred seventeen (417) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence,
three hundred eighty-nine (389) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama,
forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-eight (28) confirmed
cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, three
(3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma,
and one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera...
National Food Distribution Task Force benefiting thousands of Bahamians and residents
- Aug 9, 2020 - 12:40:55 PM
Gospel Light Baptist Church in the South East zone is just one of the
many supporting partners on the National Food Distribution Task Force
(NFDTF). The faith-based organization is one of the Bahamas Red Cross
distribution centres that serves parcels of corned beef, tuna, mackerel,
flour rice and cooking oil to Bahamians and residents impacted by the
Minister Thurman Johnson said the church is helping people who are in need and the response has been overwhelming...
Press Statement by the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs
- Aug 9, 2020 - 12:21:26 PM
The Leader of the Opposition has issued a Statement taking issue with
the appointment of the newest Justice of Appeal. His Statement is
unfortunate and appears to seek to besmirch not only the process of
appointment, but also to besmirch the Learned Justice of Appeal. This is
unworthy of a person holding the constitutional office of Leader of the
As to the process of appointment. The Leader of the
Opposition is aware that all the mandates of Article 99 of the
Constitution were strictly adhered to....
Chief Petty Officer Derek Richardson: A Green Beret and Training Legend
- Aug 9, 2020 - 11:34:01 AM
American author and political activist Helen Keller once said that
“Security Is Mostly a Superstition. Life Is Either A Daring Adventure or
Nothing.” She must have known that Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Derick
Richardson would take up that offer, because there were no challenges he
When Chief Petty Officer Richardson joined
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in August 1981 as a member of Entry 10,
the organization was in its infancy stage, having only been officially
established a little over a year...
Mr. Adrian Gibson, MP/Executive Chairman (WSC) on the passing of Mr. Basil Rolle
- Aug 9, 2020 - 9:55:03 AM
Tonight, I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of
Mr. Basil Rolle. The news of his sudden death found us all unprepared.
Rolle was our supervisor in South Andros and Mangrove Cay. I held Mr.
Rolle in the highest regard. During my tenure as Executive Chairman of
the Water and Sewerage Corporation, Mr. Rolle and I developed a close
relationship. He was an excellent communicator and we spoke regularly...
I am going to miss our conversations...
Forty-eight (48) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases - Update #123
- Aug 8, 2020 - 7:44:39 PM
The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are
forty-eight (48) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings
the total number of confirmed cases to eight hundred seventy-eight
(878). There are four hundred twelve (412) confirmed cases of COVID-19
in New Providence, three hundred seventy-four (374) confirmed cases in
Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-eight
(28) confirmed cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry
Islands, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed
cases in Exuma...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism's film update highlights film sector’s resilience
- Aug 8, 2020 - 9:13:53 AM
The Bahamas earned close to $300,000 in screen production revenue in the
month of July, the Bahamas Film & Television Commission confirmed.
revenue was the combined spending in The Bahamas of four television
show productions that streamed into the country at the earliest
opportunity, said Clarence Rolle, General Manager of the Film
Commission, a division of the Ministry of Tourism...
NEMA advises to remain prepared as Hurricane predictions upgrade
- Aug 7, 2020 - 9:14:10 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) upgraded its
2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast calling for 19 to 25 named
storms, of which 7 to 11 will become hurricanes, including 3 to 6 major
This is being viewed as one of the most active
seasonal forecasts, according to weather experts in updated predictions
issued August 5 to 7, 2020...
MOH Officials Making Valiant Efforts to Halt the Transmission and Spread of COVID-19
- Aug 7, 2020 - 8:59:54 PM
Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells assured the public that the
Ministry officials are making valiant efforts to halt transmission and
spread in communities.
“We have improved communication and
coordination among national and subnational, and administrative levels.
We have engaged more partners for COVID-19 preparedness and response
work for example in contact tracing,” Minister Wells said at a COVID-19
Update press conference at the Ministry of Health...
Health Minister Wells: The country approached the COVID-19 battle handicapped
- Aug 7, 2020 - 8:21:03 PM
All of The Bahamas should be aware that the country approached the
COVID-19 battle handicapped, Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells
explained during a COVID-19 update press conference held at the
Ministry, Friday, August 7, 2020.
Minister Wells said, “We are
seeking to correct decades-old infrastructural deficits in many
facilities of health. In order to avoid the collapse of our health
system, we have been constrained to institute lockdowns and to establish
physical distancing protocols to retard the spread of infection...
Ministry of Health Press Conference COVID-19 Update by Hon. Renward Wells - Aug. 7th
- Aug 7, 2020 - 6:35:25 PM
Good afternoon, Members of the Press.
Good afternoon, Bahamas:
Here is the latest update on COVID-19.
As of today, there have
been 830 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas. Of our total cases,
we have seen 95 individuals recover. Of those, 91 were among cases of
the initial surge. In order to be declared recovered, 3 negative tests
are required. None of the cases from this surge has achieved that