The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifty-three (53)
additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of
confirmed cases to one thousand eighty-nine (1089). There have been
five hundred forty-six (546) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New
Providence, four hundred forty (440) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama,
forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-one (31) confirmed
cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight
(8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, five (5) confirmed cases in Exuma,
one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, and one (1) confirmed case in
All University of The Bahamas campuses remain closed and operations are continuing remotely.
necessary protective and sanitization measures are being implemented at
University campuses for the eventual resumption of on-site operations.
Sanitizers are being installed throughout the University’s campuses.
Plexiglass screens are being installed in all heavily trafficked areas.
Additionally, offices and buildings are being inspected for mold and
The Economic Recovery Committee (ERC) is pleased to announce that the
Cabinet of The Bahamas recently approved its recommendation for the
introduction of The Bahamas Extended Stay Visa Programme for persons
wishing to work or study from The Bahamas for a year.
Extended Stay Visa Programme is a remodeling of the current annual
residence regime, to expand its qualifying criteria and to make it
easier and faster for persons to get consideration and approval”, noted
Kenwood Kerr, co-chair of the ERC...
“This is a big help. This is really, really good for the people,” said
Jolean Williams as she collected her gift certificate for groceries.
was among Bahamians and residents, Wednesday, who braved the heat and
long queues at Pentecostal Baptist Church in Nassau Village where the
Red Cross distributed boxes of food parcels and vouchers on behalf of
the National Food Distribution Task Force...
As health care systems begin buckling under the strain of COVID-19, a
skilled nursing facility is working furiously to ensure the deadly
coronavirus does not find its way into one of the most vulnerable places
in the country – nursing homes for senior citizens.
Coastline Community Care Nursing Centre has succeeded at keeping the
coronavirus at bay since the country confirmed its first case in March.
Meanwhile, two in five American deaths from COVID-19 have occurred in
nursing homes and other long-term care facilities...
In order to help reduce the surge of new COVID-19 cases, consistent
public education on what is a coronavirus and how it spreads needs to be
increased, the results of a new study conducted by UB Associate
Professor of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at University of The
Bahamas (UB) Dr. Theresa Moxey-Adderley suggests.
According to Dr. Moxey-Adderley, a lack of understanding by the public
has the potential to undermine public health efforts to contain the
outbreak and delay the effectiveness of prevention and control
measures. There were over 1035 COVID-19 positive cases in The Bahamas
on nine islands up to 12th August.
“Knowledge is a precursor to behavioral change, and plays a role on how
one implements preventative precautions to reduce the spread of the
virus,” said Dr. Moxey-Adderley...
They say a good day always starts with a good breakfast. Thanks to a
recent giveback sponsored by Apex Management Services Ltd. (Apex),
essential workers at Bahamas Waste were treated to the ultimate pop-up
breakfast experience courtesy of the local Debt Collection Agency.
late July, Apex arranged for the Sprinkles food truck known for its
sweet and savory breakfast delights to set up shop on the Bahamas Waste
grounds on Gladstone road and provide meals to the more than 152 staff...
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 one thousand thirty-six (1036). There have been four
hundred ninety-five (495) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New
Providence, four hundred thirty-eight (438) confirmed cases in Grand
Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-one (31)
confirmed cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry
Islands, five (5) confirmed cases in Exuma, eight (8) confirmed cases in
Cat Island, one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, and one (1) confirmed
case in Inagua...
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force acknowledges that the crawfish season
has reopened and is on high alert to ensure this valuable and much
sought after resource is protected from those who seek to poach or
illegally harvest it.
Royal Bahamas Defence Force assets have been monitoring popular crawfish
harvesting areas to deter and intercept would be offenders. During the
last two months, some two arrests of persons fishing with compressors or
possession of the resource out of season were made by RBDF vessels.
The Force remains poised to guarding our heritage by ensuring laws
protecting sustainable harvesting of marine resources are adhered to...
The Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and
Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis, is a part of a multi-million-dollar
debris removal project, in conjunction with the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and Sanitation Services.
During a press conference on
Wednesday, August 12 at the Ministry’s office in the Star General
Building, Minister Lewis said that since the passing of Hurricane Dorian
in September of 2019, Grand Bahama and Abaco have been declared
disaster zones and the partnership is working to clear the island of
The Pan American Health Organization has trained in Haiti more than
2,800 community health workers including 2,700 community health agents
(ASCP) and 162 community health nurses and auxiliary nurses as part of
the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing much-needed support to
the Ministry of Health and the country’s Multisectoral Pandemic
Management Commission of COVID-19...
The City Maintenance & Management Department of the Grand Bahama
Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) is collaborating with the Disaster
Reconstruction Authority (DRA) to carry out post-hurricane debris
collection and disposal in private subdivisions.
kicked off on Friday, August 7, 2020 in the Sunset and Regency
subdivisions. The teams moved onto debris collection in the private
subdivisions of Hudson Estates, Royal Bahamia Estates, Bahama Terrace.
Troy McIntosh, GBPA’s Deputy Director of Building and Development
The Ministry of Public Works has subcontracted multiple drainage
maintenance companies to clean drains throughout New Providence with the
aim of decreasing flooding and settled water across the island.
hurricane season underway, Works Minister the Honorable T. Desmond
Bannister underscored the importance of this initiative and noted that
the contractors will work around the clock to help resolve this matter.
Special dispensation has been obtained to have the contractors work
during the covid19 lockdown...
The Cabinet Office announces for general information that the
Administrative Building, Northern Compound and the Security Office of
the Ministry of Works have been closed for cleaning and sanitization
following exposure to COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health has
initiated contact tracing to determine the level of exposure to
employees and visitors to the buildings.
It is expected that the Ministry of Works will re-open for business on Monday, 17 August, 2020.