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Former Chamber of Commerce Exec offers free classes to teach others to start online business during COVID-19 pandemic - Mar 30, 2020 - 2:00:25 PM

A former Chamber of Commerce executive and internationally-known business trainer is encouraging people to use their time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to create their own businesses, especially virtually.

Keshelle Davis has been sharing her business development expertise in London, Wales, the USA, Canada, Australia, and her native Bahamas for nearly two decades and says in order to overcome the changes in the economy, online businesses...

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NIB, SBDC and the Department of Social Services have rolled out social and economic support programmes - Mar 30, 2020 - 1:55:16 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance announced that last week, the Department of Social Services, the National Insurance Board (NIB) and the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC), using the additional resources allocated by this government administration, rolled out social and economic support programmes.

“This means, Bahamians are gaining access to much-needed food assistance and financial support to lessen the economic burden on their households,” DPM Turnquest said as he announced an update on the government’s stimulus measures in response to COVID-19 in the House of Assembly, Monday, March 30, 2020...


University Research Edge Presentations resume in online platform - Mar 30, 2020 - 12:34:31 PM

In the midst of a national emergency sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, University of The Bahamas (UB) forged ahead with its research presentations, five days after transitioning to remote operations and announcing that previously scheduled events had been postponed or cancelled.

On Friday 20th March, University researchers, who would have traditionally presented before a face-to-face crowd, were instead connected to those listening via an online conferencing application...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM Turnquest: Udpate on the fiscal and economic impact of COVID-19 - Mar 30, 2020 - 12:05:12 PM

Mr Speaker,

I rise to provide an update on the Government’s stimulus measures to support our citizens during this challenging time. The adverse impact of COVID - 19 has touched every single person in the country, and most significantly, the poor and vulnerable amongst us need the support of the Government to cope with the impact .

To all Bahamians I am reminded of the teachings of Isaiah 41 , where we learn to f ear not, for God is with us. The Good Book states: Be not dismayed for I am your God, I will strengthen you..


Taking Action: BSGC helps combat Covid-19 outbreak - Mar 30, 2020 - 9:40:21 AM

As the coronavirus continues to spread, Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC) has pitched in to assist government with its response readiness by supplying an assortment of protective gear to help slow and possibly prevent the spread of COVID-19.  
“We felt compelled to act. We are all being impacted by this global medical crises which has claimed the lives of more than 26,000 people and affected citizens in over 200 countries and territories around the world, according to WHO data,” said BSGC’s President Atario Mitchell...

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RBDF apprehends foreign nationals - Mar 30, 2020 - 9:15:06 AM

Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force brought 10 foreign fishermen into the Defence Force Base Sunday evening after their vessel was apprehended in the Ragged Island chain on Friday.

While on routine Patrol, HMBS CASCARILLA, under the command of Sub Lieutenant Owen Sands boarded a Bahamian registered vessel off Water Cay, in the vicinity of a ragged Island Chain. Aboard were 7 Dominican nationals, 1 Cuban, 1 Honduran and a Bahamian National...


3 new cases of COVID-19 & Plans to extend state of emergency - Mar 29, 2020 - 11:19:03 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today in a live update on COVID-19 announced three more confirmed cases of the virus and plans to extend the state of emergency until 8 April.

This brings to 14 the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed to date. Two have been confirmed in Grand Bahama and the remaining cases are on New Providence.

Two of the COVID-positive individuals have been admitted to Doctor’s Hospital, Blake Road. All other cases are doing well, said Prime Minister Minnis.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Public service announcement for the closure of the South Beach Health Centre - Mar 29, 2020 - 10:36:33 PM

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that effectively immediately the South Beach Health Centre will be closed to the general public to complete urgent infrastructural upgrades.

Persons requiring health care services are requested to utilize the Elizabeth Estates Clinic, the Fleming Street Clinic or the Flamingo Gardens Clinic until further notice...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks by Prime Minister Minnis - Press Conference - Update on COVID-19 - Mar 29, 2020 - 9:05:17 PM

I want to provide the country and the media with an update on our continuing efforts to respond to the health and economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus.

Health officials have confirmed three more cases on the island of New Providence.

There is a total of 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date.

Two in Grand Bahama, and the remaining on New Providence...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Three more confirmed cases of COVD-19 update #19 - Mar 29, 2020 - 7:50:23 PM

The Ministry of Health confirms that there are three (3) new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to fourteen (14).

The latest confirmed case is a forty-one (41) year old female with no history of travel, and unconfirmed links to previous cases. This person remains stable and is in isolation at home...

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