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Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - May 24, 2020 - May 24, 2020 - 7:48:20 PM

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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
May 24, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  100

*RECOVERED CASES 46

*ACTIVE CASES 43...
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New budget promises to deliver social protection and economic stability - May 24, 2020 - 4:38:13 PM

As the Government prepares for the presentation of the upcoming Budget Communication, the Ministry of Finance advises the public to follow its social media pages and subscribe to its mailing list to receive the latest information about the 2020/21 Annual Budget. 

“Given the ongoing COVID-19 emergency and the state of the global economy, this is going to be an understandably unprecedented budget, and the Ministry of Finance will once again engage in public education around the annual budget...
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Arrivals home in second round of repatriation - May 24, 2020 - 3:12:59 PM

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The second round of repatriation of Bahamians and residents, who had remained abroad due to COVID-19 restrictions, resumed with arrivals home on Thursday, May 21, and Saturday, May 23, 2020.  Arrivals from Ft. Lauderdale on a rainy Saturday night are pictured at LPIA as they prepare to board government-provided transportation to quarantine facilities.  There were 60 passengers transported to Freeport, and 79 passengers to Nassau. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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Repatriation flight of 23 May 2020 arrived successfully in the Bahamas - May 24, 2020 - 3:00:04 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform members of the general public that the repatriation flight of 23 May was successful in returning 135 nationals and residents, as well as three infants, to The Bahamas.

The Bahamasair flight, which originated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, first touched down in Grand Bahama, where 60 persons disembarked...
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The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) on Abaco Contract Signings - May 24, 2020 - 12:30:41 PM

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Water and Sewerage Corporation Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson, signed two groundbreaking contracts, May 22, 2020 to further the Corporation’s work in Abaco following devastation of Hurricane Dorian.  Mr. Gibson said the signing represented “a continuation of WSC’s objective to fully restore, construct and effect rehabilitation works to the water and sewerage networks in Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour, Abaco.”

The contracts are funded by a $15-million-dollar allocation by the government that is derived from an IDB loan post-Hurricane Dorian...
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East Street Road paving in progress - May 24, 2020 - 11:52:30 AM

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The Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix have begun scheduled road paving for East Street between Gaol Alley and Wulff Road. The work began Saturday, May 23 and is scheduled to continue today, May 24, 2020, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Photo shows the work in progress on East Street...


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Three Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases - Update #75 - May 23, 2020 - 6:32:24 PM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are three (3) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred (100).  There have been eight (8) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, seventy-eight (78) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed case on the island of Bimini...  
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NOTICE - Public Treasury Department - May 23, 2020 - 5:15:31 PM

The Public Treasury Department of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas will be conducting a new vendor verification exercise in preparation for the implementation of its Payments by Direct Deposit in July 2020. This will affect payments to all individuals and businesses who provide goods and services to government agencies in Grand Bahama. 

As the Treasury streamlines its services to offer electronic payments it is mandatory for all its vendors to enroll in this exercise...
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EmergencyPowers(COVID19)(Lockdown)(No.8)Order,2020 - May 22, 2020 - 8:55:21 PM

In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) Regulations, 2020, I HEREBY make the following Order -
1.    Citation.
This Order may be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (Lockdown) (No.
8)    Order, 2020.
2.    Application.
This Order shall not apply to North Bimini and South Bimini...
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Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - 22nd May, 2020 - May 22, 2020 - 7:35:44 PM

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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
May 22, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  97

*RECOVERED CASES 45...
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EmergencyPowers(COVID19)(SpecialProvisions)(Amendment)(No.4)Order, 2020 - May 22, 2020 - 7:00:29 PM

In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) Regulations, 2020, I HEREBY make the following Order for every island and cay in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas -

1.    Citation.
This Order, which amends the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (Special Provisions) Order, 2020, (S.I. No. 32 of 2020) may be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (Special Provisions) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order, 2020...
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EmergencyPowers(COVID19)(No.3)(Amendment)(No.2)Order,2020 - May 22, 2020 - 5:32:21 PM

In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) Regulations, I HEREBY make the following Order for every island and cay in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas -

1.    Citation.
This Order may be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (No. 3)(Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 2020.
2.    Amendment of order 13 of the principal Order.
Order 13 of the principal Order is amended...
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The process for persons requesting inter-island travel - step by step - May 22, 2020 - 2:25:21 PM

Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister explained the process for persons requesting inter-island travel, who wish to travel to or from New Providence or Grand Bahama by plane or boat.

Dr. Dahl-Regis explained the process during the COVID-19 Update Press Conference at the Ministry of Health, Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Step 1: Download the Ministry of Health Application to Travel and consent forms from covid19.gov.bs...
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Office of the Prime Minsiter on Worship services, extension of business hours - May 22, 2020 - 12:56:52 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis released the following statement today on the resumption of worship services under specific conditions, and the further relaxation of business hours and days for designated exempted businesses and services outlined in the Emergency Powers (COVID 19) Order 2020.

Worship services

Effective Saturday 23 May worship services may be held in all Family Islands cleared to resume commercial activity (Abaco, Andros, Long Island, Cat Island...
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Prime Minister Welcomes a New Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force - May 21, 2020 - 10:45:15 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially welcomed Commodore, Dr. Raymond King as the eighth Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force during a Change of Command Ceremony on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

During the military ceremony held at HMBS Coral Harbour base, the Prime Minister also thanked outgoing Commander, Commodore Tellis Bethel for his “dedicated leadership and devoted service in helping to maintain the peace and security of our nation” during his long career on the RBDF...
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97 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas - May 21, 2020 - 9:50:54 PM

Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister said the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas is 97.

“Of that number, 75 are in New Providence, eight in Grand Bahama, 13 in Bimini, and one in Cat Cay. There were no new cases reported today,” Dr. Dahl-Regis explained at the COVID-19 Update Press Conference, Ministry of Health, Thursday, May 21, 2020.

She added that the number of recovered cases is 44. Active cases are at 42. Deaths remain at 11...
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Emergency Powers (COVID 19) (Special Provisions)(Amendment)( No. 5) Order, 2020 - May 21, 2020 - 8:02:45 PM

In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) Regulations', I HEREBY make the following Order-
1.    Citation.
This Order, which amends the Emergency Powers (Covid I 9)(Special Provisions) Order, 2020, (S.I. No. 32 of 2020), may be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid I 9)(Special Provisions)(Amendment)(No. 5) Order, 2020...
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Social Services expresses grave concern on the recent circulation of videos across social media platforms - May 21, 2020 - 7:41:13 PM

The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development express grave concern on the recent circulation of videos across social media platforms, of two young women in a physical altercation with several men. The filming and sharing of such videos are grossly inappropriate, and insensitive. We strongly condemn all forms of violence against another person...
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Social Services helps to deliver on government’s promise to Bimini residents - May 21, 2020 - 5:50:23 PM

Social Services providers from the Department of Social Services, and Urban Renewal, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, collaborated with Bimini Administrator, Ms. Cleora Pinder, to make good on the Government’s promise of the delivery of 600 food vouchers to residents of Bimini ahead of the “complete lockdown” that took effect on that island beginning Monday, May 18.

Local government practitioners on-island were also involved in the process...
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Repairs to Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home underway - May 21, 2020 - 5:40:13 PM

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Work crews, this week, began structural repairs on the Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home. The project is scheduled to take four weeks to complete, weather permitting.

The Scope of Works calls for repairs to be completed to cracks beneath the stairway, the repair of cracks on balconies where those cracks may exist, to repair cracks on columns and in the corridor areas where they may exist, to paint all steel relative to repairs, to complete all masonry work in the corridors, and to paint the corridor and stairway areas...

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