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Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - 12th July, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020 - 8:31:36 PM

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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
July 12, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  111

*RECOVERED CASES 89...
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Grand Bahama Covid 19 Task Force - Jul 12, 2020 - 7:16:50 PM

Members of the Covid 19 task force for Grand Bahama consisting of representatives of the Grand Bahama Health Services, The Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, and the Department of Immigration, met at the Office of the Prime Minister on Saturday 11th July at 10am with Minister of State for Grand Bahama Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson and Permanent Secretary Harcourt Brown...
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Moratorium for all new International Scholarships - Jul 11, 2020 - 5:27:05 PM

The Ministry of Education advises the general public, 2020/2021 scholarship applicants, and university partners and stakeholders, that due to the reduction in resources and other factors, a one year moratorium on ALL NEW TUITION GRANT AWARDS is now in effect for the upcoming academic year, including for the University of the West Indies...
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Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - 11th July, 2020 and Update #91 - Jul 11, 2020 - 4:57:40 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 eleven (111).  There have been fourteen (14) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-three (83) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.   
The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
  • Case #109 - a sixteen (16) year old female of Grand Bahama with a history of travel. This case is in isolation at home...
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47th Independence Celebration, A Display of Innovation and Creativity - Jul 11, 2020 - 3:08:20 PM

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The Independence Celebrations Committee in conjunction with the Bahamas Christian Council marked the country’s 47th Anniversary with an innovative made-for-television virtual programme that kept Bahamians entertained from start to finish, showing abundant young talent in a four-hour special. 

The virtual show was created to adhere to protocols to avoid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  For the first time in the nation’s Independence history, Bahamians could not gather together on Clifford Park to celebrate and anticipate the Flag Raising at midnight, and fireworks, to bring in Independence Day...
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Update #90 - One Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Case - Jul 10, 2020 - 7:44:16 PM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred and eight (108).  There have been eleven (11) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-three (83) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.
The newly confirmed case is Case #108, a forty (40) year old male of New Providence with a history of travel. This case is in isolation at home...   
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Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - 9th July, 2020 - Jul 9, 2020 - 8:48:43 PM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred and seven (107).  There have been eleven (11) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-two (82) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is Case #107, a twenty-seven (27) year old male of Grand Bahama with no history of travel...
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Ministry of Health: Testing protocol for ALL travelers- Update #88 - Jul 9, 2020 - 8:05:14 AM

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that travelers must complete a Bahamas Health Visa application and present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test with a sample taken within ten (10) days of arrival.

Effective immediately, all travelers will be required to complete an electronic Bahamas Health Visa application before departure from the place of embarkation.  This can be found at travel.gov.bs...
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Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard; Update #87 - Jul 8, 2020 - 10:05:01 PM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are two (2) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred and six (106).  There have been ten (10) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-two (82) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.  

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
  • Case #105 is a thirty-three (33) year old female of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home...
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Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Beaches) Order, 2020 - Jul 8, 2020 - 3:00:18 PM

EMERGENCY POWERS (COVID 19 PANDEMIC) REGULATIONS, 2020
EMERGENCY POWERS (COVID 19 PANDEMIC)
(BEACHES) ORDER, 2020

In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid 19 Pandemic) Regulations, 2020, I HEREBY make the following Order...
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PM Minnis - Resolution Notes - House of Assembly - July 8 - Jul 8, 2020 - 2:18:45 PM


Mr. Speaker:  This past Sunday, I was pleased to witness the signing of the Hippocratic Oath by new physicians here at home, who will serve our country for many years to come.   The ceremony was particularly special for me as a father because one of my sons took the Oath, which medical doctors have sworn for centuries. 

 The Hippocratic Oath is an ethical oath historically taken by physicians.  It is a rite of passage for new medical doctors.   The Oath is attributed to an ancient Greek physician and has various versions...
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Bahamas Development Bank to Collaborate with Trade & Industry Ministry on Trade Growth - Jul 8, 2020 - 8:05:49 AM

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Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson along with executives of the Ministry met with executives of Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) in a courtesy call, July 1, 2020.  The bank’s Managing Director Dave Smith stated he looked forward to collaboration between the two agencies.

Said Mr. Smith, “we look forward to BDB and the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration identifying a number of opportunities for collaboration between our agencies with regards to trade expansion, MSME development and innovative solutions to facilitate trade financing...
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146 Parks Throughout New Providence to be Enhanced - Jul 7, 2020 - 7:21:50 PM

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The Ministry of Public Works has embarked on a recreational stimulus that involves the allocation of capital funding to improve family life and the health of all Bahamians.

The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, in his recent contribution to the 2020-2021 Budget Debate in Parliament, announced that 146 parks throughout New Providence have been selected for enhancement beginning in July...
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Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - 7th July, 2020 - Jul 7, 2020 - 6:40:21 PM

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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
July 7, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  104

*RECOVERED CASES 89...
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Independence Prayer Walk to be held on Friday - Jul 6, 2020 - 11:33:43 PM

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In recognition of the country’s 47th celebration of Independence, a Prayer Walk will be held on Friday, July 10 at Independence Park.

The walk is scheduled from 6am to 9am and participants are encouraged to attend in their Independence colors and exercise clothes.

According to Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson...
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Final touches to Southern Recreation Grounds - Jul 6, 2020 - 9:47:32 PM

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The final touches are being made to the Southern Recreation Grounds to transform that historic spot into a modern, multi-faceted space in the Over-the-Hill Community.

Executives of the Over-the-Hill Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister conducted a walk-through on July 1 (2020) to inspect work being carried out by Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC), and other workers...
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Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - 6th July, 2020 - Jul 6, 2020 - 8:53:12 PM

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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
July 6, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  104

*RECOVERED CASES 89...
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BDB making strides as it re-launches - Jul 6, 2020 - 1:20:45 PM

Charles Barnett, Chairman of the Board, Bahamas Development Bank, said the institution has made “good” improvements during a 23 months consultancy diagnostic review and strategic planning period...
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Social Services hosts training seminar on ProMIS for Senior Managers - Jul 6, 2020 - 12:05:37 PM

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Technical experts from the Information Technology and Communication Unit of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, took another major step forward in the roll-out of the ProMIS (Processing Management Information System) Thursday (July 2, 2020), staging a one-day training session for Senior Managers and Centre Managers within the Department of Social Services.

The session was attended by Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell...
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Minister Dames Congratulates 100 New Police Graduates - Jul 6, 2020 - 11:50:11 AM

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During the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Recruit Passing Out Ceremony for Squads C, D and E, on July 2, 2020, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin H. Dames congratulated the 77 males and 23 females for achieving one of their “life’s goals of becoming members of a very proud and historic organisation – the Royal Bahamas Police Force”. 

“Graduating recruits, I want to publicly commend you for your P.R.E.S.S. -- Pursuing, Revolutionary, Engagement to Better Serve Society...
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