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Chinese Government Donates Medical supplies to support fight against COVID-19 Pandemic - Aug 1, 2020 - 8:00:00 AM

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Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Health, Hon. Renward Wells at the Ministry of Health on Friday, 31st July.

Minister Wells thanked the Ambassador and asked him to convey the gratitude of the Bahamian people to the Chinese government and people. He said that The Bahamas and China have enjoyed diplomatic relations for 23 years...
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Contact surveillance is a time-tested public health strategy that breaks the chain of COVID-19 transmission - Aug 1, 2020 - 6:06:12 AM

Minister of Heath the Hon. Renward Wells stated that a fundamental way that healthcare officials respond to the COVID-19 challenge is through contact tracing.

“Contact surveillance is a time-tested public health strategy that breaks the chain of transmission and limits the spread of infections. Contact tracing, though, is heavily dependent on individual honesty,” Minister Wells said at a COVID-19 Update Press Conference...
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Second Wave of Initial Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Connected to Individuals from G. B. who travelled from the U.S. - Jul 31, 2020 - 10:00:52 PM

Minister of Heath the Hon. Renward Wells explained that based on information available to Ministry of Health Officials, the initial confirmed cases of the second wave of COVID-19 is connected to individuals from Grand Bahama who travelled from the United States.

“Our information also leads us to conclude that the increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases is connected to the social activities among Bahamians...
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Sixty (66) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases - Update #113 - Jul 31, 2020 - 9:55:31 PM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixty-six (66) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to five hundred seventy-four (574). There are two hundred eighty-six (286) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, two hundred thirty-two (232) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, nine (9) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one (1) confirmed case in Abaco...
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Update on shelters special public announcement - Jul 31, 2020 - 12:39:58 PM

UPDATE ON SHELTERS

SPECIAL PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

The Following Shelters are opened on New Providence as of 10am today...


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NEMA activates to closely monitor TS Isaias, which threatens to become a Hurricane - Jul 30, 2020 - 11:30:41 PM

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The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) was activated at 6pm Thursday, July 30 to closely monitor the track of Tropical Storm Isaias as it threatens The Bahamas. 

Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) activated Level II of the Standard Operating Procedures because the situation escalated into a real threat such as storm warnings and flash flood warnings.

Representatives of NEMA’s Emergency Support Function (ESF) groups reported to the NEOC at NEMA on Gladstone Road to monitor the system...
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Twenty-four (24) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases - Update #112 - Jul 30, 2020 - 10:38:59 PM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are twenty-four (24) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to five hundred eight (508). There are two hundred forty-seven (247) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, two hundred five (205) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, nine (9) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay, three (3) confirmed cases in Cat Island, three (3) confirmed cases in Exuma, and one (1) confirmed case in Abaco.


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Prime Minister's Statement on Tropical Storm Isaias - July 30, 2020 - Jul 30, 2020 - 9:09:25 PM

Fellow Bahamians; Members of the Press:

Yesterday, officials held a press conference to brief the country on Tropical Storm Isaias, which poses a threat to The Bahamas.

Officials outlined various measures in preparation for the upcoming storm, which has now strengthened.

This evening, official s from the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, NEMA, security and other agencies will brief the country on the further preparations for the storm...
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Reopening Public Treasury - Abaco - August 10, 2020 - Jul 30, 2020 - 6:09:11 PM

The Abaco Office will officially reopen for business,
 Post Hurricane Dorian, as follows: MARSH HARBOUR, ABAC0 OPERATIONS
The Public Treasury will open to the public Monday – Friday Between the hours of 9:00am- 1:00pm

For additional information please reach us by calling:MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO OFFICE...
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Campbell outlines Govt.’s ‘comprehensive’ approach to country’s economic recovery that incorporates gender mainstreaming - Jul 30, 2020 - 5:16:44 PM

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The Government of The Bahamas has undertaken a comprehensive approach for the country’s economic recovery from the dual external shocks from the monstrous and catastrophic Hurricane Dorian in 2019 and the COVID-19 Pandemic this year that includes gender responsive financing, resources and mitigation where possible, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell told a United Nations/Inter-American Bank High-Level Meeting.

The Virtual High-Level Meeting was held (Wednesday, July 29) under the theme: “Moving Forward – Insights on Integrating Gender as a Catalyst for Economic Recovery (COVID-19)...
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Systems in place and ready, says Minister Lewis - Jul 30, 2020 - 3:47:46 PM

With the shift of the projected path of now Tropical Storm Isaias, Minister of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis on Thursday, July 30, assured residents that plans are in place and shelters ready.

During a press briefing at the Ministry’s office in the Star General building, Freeport, Minister Lewis encouraged residents of the country to prepare for the tropical storm but do with existing protocols in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Ministry, he said, is closely monitoring the trek of the storm, which is expected to impact the southern Bahamas as early as Friday morning...
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Junkanoo 2020/2021 and the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - Jul 30, 2020 - 12:15:31 PM

On July 16, 2020, the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Culture "The Ministry" has been advised by the Ministry of Health, regarding the National Junkanoo Parades as follows:

"Given the current status of the COVID- 19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health cannot lend support to the hosting of this cultural activity at this time. "...
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Reopening of Passport Office on Thompson Blvd - Jul 30, 2020 - 10:44:50 AM

The Cabinet Office announces for general information that the Passport Office on Thompson Blvd will reopen to the general public on Tuesday 4 August 2020 at 9am.

This follows the thorough cleaning and sanitization of the premises following exposure to a COVID-19 positive case earlier this week.

The public is reminded that persons with emergency matters should call the Online Unit number at 397-2330 or 397-2388...
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Minister Henfield Meets with the Chinese Ambassador Huang - Jul 29, 2020 - 9:21:41 PM

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas is pleased to inform the general public that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, MP, received a call this morning, Wednesday, 29 July 2020, by the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, HE HUANG Qinguo, at the Ministry’s Headquarters during which the two dignitaries addressed matters of mutual bilateral interest, with a major focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued good relations in the multilateral arena with respect to China’s efforts to provide assistance to the Latin American and Caribbean region for relief against the pandemic...
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Thirty-seven (37) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases - Update #111 - Jul 29, 2020 - 6:53:30 PM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty-seven (37) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four hundred eighty-four (484). There are two hundred forty-three (243) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, one hundred eighty-five (185) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, nine (9) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay...
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Storm Preparation Protocols in Place, Says Minister Iram Lewis - Jul 29, 2020 - 4:38:58 PM

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All of the necessary protocols are in place in preparation for the tropical disturbance currently in the region, said Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis.

During a press briefing in Grand Bahama, July 29, 2020 at the Star Insurance building which houses the Ministry, Minister Lewis said hurricane shelters are being prepared and an update will be provided by Thursday.

All the necessary agencies are in place, he said, protocols are in place particularly with respect to COVID-19 considerations. The shelters will not be opened unless the need arises...
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PMH Tightens Protocols During Second Wave of COVID-19 - Jul 29, 2020 - 2:42:03 PM

The Public Hospitals Authority wishes to advise the public of various measures that have been implemented to ensure the safety of patients and staff during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) wishes to advise that effective July 28th, 2020 Specialty Clinics have been SUSPENDED at the Hospital until further notice; with the exception of the Eye Care Centre on Soldier Road and Family Medicine Clinic at 4th Terrace Centerville...
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Alert #6 Potential Tropical Depression Nine - Jul 29, 2020 - 12:13:23 PM

ALERT #6 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY 2020, AT NOON EDT.

…HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS CONTINUE TO SPREAD OVER THE LEEWARD ISLANDS…

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.  THIS INCLUDES THE  ISLANDS OF INAGUA, MAYAGUANA, CROOKED ISLAND...
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Clarence A. Bain building demolished - Jul 29, 2020 - 11:13:50 AM

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The Ministry of Public Works has begun the demolition of the Clarence A. Bain building located on the corner of Moss Rd. and University Boulevard. The demolition of the structure is projected to be completed by the end of the week.

Over a period of years several government agencies had demitted the building due to unsatisfactory working conditions. Works Minister the Honourable T. Desmond Bannister said that due to extensive damage...
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Sixty-five (65) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Update - #110 - Jul 28, 2020 - 10:05:15 PM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are sixty-five (65) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four hundred forty-seven (447). There are two hundred eleven (211) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, one hundred eighty (180) confirmed cases in New Providence, twenty-one (21) confirmed cases in Bimini, nine (9) confirmed cases in Moore’s Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Great Guana Cay, six (6) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, four (4) confirmed cases in Cat Cay...

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