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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Food shopping schedule - Apr 5, 2020 - 3:15:43 PM

The Office of the Prime Minister has announced that starting tomorrow, Monday 6 April, until further notice, the following food shopping schedule comes into effect for the entire Bahamas.

Adults with the last name beginning A through F will be allowed to enter food stores to shop on:

• Mondays: 6am to 12pm
• Wednesdays: 6am to 12pm...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS Secretary General on the Inter-American Day for Counteracting the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms - Apr 5, 2020 - 9:27:14 AM

The OAS has been a pioneer in the issue of arms and ammunition control. In 1997, member states approved the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and other Related Materials, known as CIFTA. This was the first binding international instrument against illegal arms trafficking...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Minnis led a Virtual Cabinet Meeting - Apr 4, 2020 - 10:11:40 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis led a virtual Cabinet Meeting today, Saturday 4 April, 2020, from the Office of the Prime Minister’s Conference Room. To practice physical distancing, Cabinet Ministers video-conferenced into the meeting to discuss the national response to COVID-19.


Photos: OPM Communications Unit...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Four additional positive COVID-19 cases and one death - Update #25 - Apr 4, 2020 - 7:20:01 PM

The Ministry of Health confirms the overnight death of Case #23, an eighty (80) year old male patient hospitalized in Grand Bahama, previously confirmed to have COVID-19 with no direct links to other cases.  Investigations are being conducted into the details of this unfortunate death.  

The Ministry of Health also confirms today that there are four (4) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19... 
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Health Dashboard - 4th, April, 2020 - Apr 4, 2020 - 7:05:36 PM

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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
April 4th, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  28

*RECOVERED CASES 0

*TOTAL PERSONS IN QUARANTINE 324...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China donates one thousand test kits to the Bahamas Ministry of Health update #24 - Apr 4, 2020 - 6:55:03 PM

The Bahamas entered into diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China on 23rd May, 1997.  For almost twenty-three (23) years, The Bahamas has enjoyed the kind assistance of the Chinese Government in areas of education, infrastructure, technical assistance and medical information and supplies to assist our citizenry and the economy...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Criminal investigation launched into breach of confidential patient records at Rand Memorial Hospital - Apr 4, 2020 - 6:24:36 PM

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) has launched a criminal investigation into the leak and dissemination on social media of a purported confidential document pertaining to clients of the Grand Bahama Health Services. The PHA has been assured that the matter which is now in the hands of the authorities will result in a swift and serious outcome for those who are engaged in the leak and circulation of this document...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Office of The Prime Minister on malicious fake note circulating on social media - Apr 4, 2020 - 6:08:00 PM

The Office of the Prime Minister is aware of a note circulating on social media purporting that a Bahamian resident filed a complaint against Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis.

The note further alleges that the resident and her alleged attorney, Mr. John Bostwick II, were arrested by police and are on bail.

The public is advised that this note is completely false...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Emergency Powers (COVID19) Amendment No. 5 & 6 Order - April 3 - Apr 4, 2020 - 4:20:49 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, which amends the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (No. 2) Order, 2020 may be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (No.2) (Amendment) (No. 5) Order, 2020...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Quiet streets of New Providence portray lockdown in effect for 'Every Island and Cay' - Apr 4, 2020 - 4:00:34 PM

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Quiet streets of New Providence on Saturday portray the lockdown 'for every island and cay' in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas that came into effect as a result of the Government's Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (Lockdown) Order, 2020 -- announced Friday, April 3.  The lockdown was implemented at 8:00pm on Friday, April 3, 2020 and expires at 5:00am on Monday, April  6, 2020.  All residents, except those of stipulated essential services, must remain at home for the entire lockdown...
News : Local
Royal Bahamas Defence Force enforces COVID-19 Orders - Apr 4, 2020 - 8:34:29 AM

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In enforcing the Emergency Powers Order of COVID-19, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force has stepped up seccurity efforts to ensure the safety of  the Bahamian residents.

Defence Force vessels have established a blockade off the northern Bahamas to ensure the closure of harbours as it relates to vessels entering or departing those inlets. Sections 10 and 11 of the COVID-19 Orders calls for the “Restriction...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Attorney General on Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (Lockdown) Order, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020 - 10:58:34 PM

The public is hereby advised that the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (Lockdown) Order, 2020 comes into effect at 8:00pm on Friday 3rd day of April 2020 and expires at 5:00am on Monday 6th April 2020.

Every business establishment, or undertaking, other than the hospitals (Princess Margaret, Rand Memorial and Doctors Hospitals, both locations); security forces and security services; emergency units of core utilities; and hotels with guests -- shall remain closed...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (Lockdown) Order, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020 - 10:15:34 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 may be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid  19)(Lockdown) Order 2020

 2. Lockdown

Effective  8:00 pm  Friday  3rd  April,  2020, every business, establishment  or undertaking, shall remain closed until 5:00 am Monday 6th April, 2020..
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
COVID-19 Press Statement by Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands - April 3, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020 - 9:44:24 PM

Good afternoon,

As the Prime Minister mentioned, we sadly had two overnight COVID - 19 deaths of hospitalised patients in The Bahamas.

I want to begin by expressing my condolences and those of our health team to the families of the deceased.

Our prayers are with you in these most difficult times...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Health Dashboard - 3rd April, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020 - 9:00:26 PM

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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
April 3rd, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  24

*RECOVERED CASES 0

*TOTAL PERSONS IN QUARANTINE 293...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Remarks by Prime Minister Minnis - COVID-19 Press Conference April 3 - Apr 3, 2020 - 8:06:49 PM

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Good afternoon:  

I want to begin my brief statement by expressing condolences to the family and friends of the two COVID-19 patients who have passed away.

We pray for the dead and their families during this time of grief and sorrow.

After my remarks health officials will provide you with more information...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Health Minister confirms two more deaths - Apr 3, 2020 - 7:48:56 PM

Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said that the Ministry today confirmed the deaths of two hospitalized COVID-19 patients occurred overnight.

During a press conference at his office, Friday, April 3, 2020, Dr. Sands stated that the deceased patients included a 67-year-old female and a 79-year-old male.

He added that investigations are being conducted into the details surrounding the cases and contact tracing continues...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Public Service Announcement: Reopening of the Elizabeth Estates Clinic - Apr 3, 2020 - 6:45:35 PM

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that a possible contact or COVID-19 case was identified as a worker at the Elizabeth Estates Clinic.

Consequently, the Elizabeth Estates Clinic was temporarily closed for cleaning, and has re-opened effective, 2nd April, 2020, to serve the general public...
News : International : Caribbean News
CDEMA and the UN convene Caribbean Partner Donor Group Meeting amid COVID-19 crisis - Apr 3, 2020 - 5:40:21 PM

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As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold in the region, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the United Nations Resident Coordinators’ Offices in the Caribbean convened the 2nd meeting of the Caribbean Partner Donor Group on Thursday April 2, 2020. The virtual meeting had representatives from 18 regional and international agencies including the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the technical lead for health in the region...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Government ensuring healthcare providers have the necessary personal protection equipment needed - Apr 3, 2020 - 5:34:17 PM

Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands stated that the Government is doing its part to ensure that healthcare providers have the necessary personal protection equipment needed to treat patients.

“We have ensured that there is adequate IPC and PPE supplies in sufficient quantity for all those caring for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients,” Dr. Sands explained while giving an update on the COVID-19 virus at his office, Friday, April 3, 2020...
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