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


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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...

News : Local

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


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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...

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



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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...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation on COVID-19 - Mar. 29th - Mar 29, 2020 - 11:30:41 AM


The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is following guidance from the Bahamas Ministry of Health and other government agencies pertaining to the country’s Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19. Please visit the Bahamas Ministry of Health’s website for the latest information on COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas. Current and future patients are to be isolated in quarantine following the guidelines outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health Update - COVID19 Dashboard - March 28, 2020 - Mar 28, 2020 - 9:09:20 PM


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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
March 28th, 2020
*CONFIRMED CASES  11

*RECOVERED CASES 0

*TOTAL PERSONS IN QUARANTINE 106...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

One more confirmed case of COVID-19 and amendments to the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Bahamas dashboard #18 - Mar 28, 2020 - 8:14:22 PM

The Ministry of Health confirms a new case of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to eleven (11).

This latest case is a thirty-five (35) year old female with no history of travel, and no known links to previous cases. The newly confirmed case remains stable and is in isolation at home...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister on false voice note circulating on social media - Mar 28, 2020 - 5:38:24 PM


The Office of the Prime Minister is aware of a voice note circulating on social media that contains false claims that the Prime Minister intends to announce a country-wide 30-day shutdown on Monday.

These claims are completely false and should be ignored.

This voice note could lead to panic and a run on stores that can harm efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus... 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Distribution of lunch vouchers for students enrolled in the national school feeding programme - Mar 28, 2020 - 4:45:23 PM


The Ministry of Education advises all parents and guardians who did not collect lunch vouchers from the schools on Wednesday 25 March, that they should now collect them on either Monday 30 or Tuesday 31 March from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the parking lot at the rear of the Ministry of Education building on University Drive.

In Grand Bahama, parents and guardians are advised that distribution of vouchers will continue at the respective schools by security officers on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 March from 9am to 3:00pm...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

COVID-19 Bahamas border closure: Nationals of The Bahamas seeking to return to their countries - Mar 27, 2020 - 9:30:04 PM


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs refers to the press release of the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), regarding the Government’s decision to close the borders of The Bahamas, to all incoming passengers, effective 27 March.  Planes can come empty to pick up passengers and leave.

It is realized that this is likely to result in the dislocation of Bahamian nationals and residents who are abroad and seeking to return home...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis visits Ministry of Health COVID-19 EOC - Mar 27, 2020 - 9:00:59 PM


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said Bahamians must be prepared to fight an economic war once the war on COVID-19 is behind the nation.

To date, there are 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas – nine confirmed in New Providence and one confirmed in Grand Bahama.

The Prime Minister was speaking today during a brief visit to the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at the Ministry of Health to personally thank health professionals working to coordinate the response to COVID-19 in The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: Bahamian nationals abroad in distress or seeking to return to The Bahamas - Mar 27, 2020 - 8:29:18 PM


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise the general public that if you have family members abroad who are Bahamian nationals in distress or seeking to return to The Bahamas, you should make direct contact with the nearest Bahamas Embassy, High Commission, Consulate General or Honorary Consulate. 

A complete list of these offices can be found on the Ministry’s website mofa.gov.bs...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Ministry of Health confirms COVID-19 cases at ten (update #17) - Mar 27, 2020 - 7:21:03 PM


The Ministry of Health has confirmed one new case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in New Providence. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to ten.

This latest case is a 52 year old female with a history of travel to the United States, but no links to the previous cases. The confirmed case remains stable and at home in isolation.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other nine (9) COVID-19 positive cases. None of the cases are in hospital, and all are in stable condition...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health COVID19 Dashboard - 27th March, 2020 - Mar 27, 2020 - 5:32:52 PM


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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
March 27th, 2020

*CURRENT NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES WORLDWIDE 585,040

*CURRENT NUMBER OF CONFIRMED, SUSPECTED & RECORDED CASES IN THE BAHAMAS: 10...

Community

COVID-19 Pandemic forces nimble responses from University of The Bahamas - Mar 27, 2020 - 4:47:55 PM


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With over 1,000 of its courses for Spring 2020 currently being taught online, University of The Bahamas (UB) was forced to kick its remote education into high gear after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in The Bahamas in March 2020.

Although the full transition to remote operations, including administrative duties, happened one day after the dreaded announcement, the institution is still trying to navigate the challenges of an online versus a face-to-face learning environment...

Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan

Spring Fashion 2020: Give Your Wardrobe a Warm Weather Update - Mar 27, 2020 - 12:22:59 PM

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Luxury sportswear is the top fashion story for spring and summer and what better way to step up your style game while still emphasizing your toned bodies and athletic lifestyle? After all, who wants to be wrapped up in long sleeve tees and sweatpants once the warmer weather arrives? Trade those joggers for a pair of hot pants to show off your sleek legs or pull on a crochet dress that covers just enough to leave a bit of flirtatious mystery.

In past seasons, luxury fashion’s take on sportswear leaned heavily towards ‘sports luxe’, offering designer sneakers and sweatpants. This spring, however, European luxury fashion designers have begun moving away from the casual athletic look and toward a more polished style.

As summer days approach, consider refreshing your wardrobe with colours, cuts and styles that transform your current look into a more fashionable elegant one...

News : International : Caribbean News

U.W.P Women’s Arm salutes the women on the frontlines - Mar 27, 2020 - 11:19:35 AM


The United Workers Party National Women’s Arm wishes to recognize the women of this nation for their unrelenting acts of service geared towards minimizing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We commend the strong leadership of Senator The Honourable Mary Isaac, and applaud her team of professionals, who continue to demonstrate a high level of competence in addressing this pandemic. The Ministry’s communications unit has done an excellent job keeping the general public abreast with timely information as this unfortunate situation continues to unfold...

Community

Fifth-graders armed with COVID-19 preparedness tools and much needed educational supplies - Mar 27, 2020 - 9:35:13 AM


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Prior to school closures, a fifth grade class at Stephen Dillet Primary School was equipped and better able to safeguard themselves, and their families, against the spread of COVID-19. The 28 students also received droves of much needed reading books, folders, and craft supplies.

The CIBC FirstCaribbean International Wealth Management team, during a visit to the class, shared a story on coronavirus precautionary measures; supplied the classroom with coronavirus preparedness posters...

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