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Update #169- Thirty-seven (37) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Two (2) Additional Deaths, Two (2) deaths under investigation now confirmed
- Sep 19, 2020 - 6:06:33 AM
The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are
thirty-seven (37) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings
the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand two hundred
fourteen (3,214). There have been two thousand two hundred twenty
(2,220) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred seven
(607) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred five (105) confirmed
cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-five
(25) confirmed cases in Exuma, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in
Eleuthera, eighteen (18) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15)
confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eleven (11) confirmed cases in
Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island...
Bahamas receives emergency relief equipment and supplies from US Government
- Sep 18, 2020 - 10:42:11 PM
As the Bahamas Government expressed appreciation for $3.6 million in
disaster response supplies, a gift from the United States Government,
the Hon. Iram Lewis, Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness,
Management and Reconstruction underscored the nation’s need to continue
efforts to ensure all is done to better prepare for any disaster, and to
better its response capabilities.
The Hon. K. Peter Turnquest,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, headed the list of high
ranking officials who witnessed the ceremony to mark the handover of
emergency relief equipment...
Remarks by Minister of State Iram Lewis at US Donation to NEMA - Handover Ceremonies
- Sep 18, 2020 - 8:27:59 PM
See enclosed Remarks by Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis at Handover Ceremonies of $3.6 million US Emergency Equipment Donation to NEMA, September 18, 2020 at the RBDF Coral Harbour Base:
The beautiful archipelago of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas stretches over 100,000 square miles of waters in the
Atlantic Ocean. As such, the islands are in the path of tropical storms
and hurricanes that usually form in the Atlantic Ocean between the
months of June and November...
Remarks - Captain Stephen Russell at US Donation to NEMA Handover Ceremony
- Sep 18, 2020 - 7:14:22 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, good morning,
I am truly delighted to be
here this morning to be a part of this handover ceremony of these latest
items from the United States Government to the Government of The
The United States Government through its Embassy here in
Nassau and other US Agencies have for well over a decade...
Campbell provides detailed accounting of ministry’s food assistance to Bahamians in light of COVID-19 Pandemic
- Sep 18, 2020 - 5:17:04 PM
The process of feeding its “fellow brothers and sisters” remains a major
priority for the Government of the Bahamas, especially during this
period of COVID-19, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development,
the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, said Thursday.
said the Government’s focus has been on ensuring that its citizens
throughout the Commonwealth can have the assurance that: “No matter
where you may be during this storm, this pandemic, that you and your
families have the protection of our social safety net, social assistance
and a measure of food security...
United States donates $3.6M in modular shelters, rescue boats, and construction materials for hurricane response in The Bahamas
- Sep 18, 2020 - 3:52:00 PM
The Embassy of the United States in Nassau delivered $3.6 million
dollars-worth of modular shelters, medical evacuation boats, and
construction materials to The Ministry for Disaster Preparedness,
Management, and Reconstruction just in time for peak hurricane season.
d'Affaires John McNamara delivered the donation to Minister for
Disaster Preparedness, Management, and Reconstruction the Honourable
Iram Lewis at Coral Harbour in Nassau, just over two weeks after the
one-year anniversary of Hurricane Dorian...
Health Minister thanks the Government of Canada for its generous donation
- Sep 18, 2020 - 2:40:39 PM
Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells stated that the CA$677,000
given by the Government of Canada will help The Bahamas to achieve the
goal of reducing the spread of COVID-19, while also protecting
healthcare, frontline and essential workers.
During a press
conference to announce the donation on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the
Ministry of Health, Minister Wells explained that part of the donation
includes Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) that is in high demand
Caribbean Export boosting the international competitiveness of the region’s services sector
- Sep 18, 2020 - 2:21:40 PM
As services industries and providers across the region learn to navigate
the global pandemic, Caribbean Export Development Agency in
collaboration with the Belize Coalition of Services Provides, the
Jamaica Coalition of Services Industries and the Trinidad and Tobago
Coalition of Services Industries are stepping in to host a training
Scotiabank Bahamas continues investment in technologies
- Sep 18, 2020 - 10:30:14 AM
Scotiabank Bahamas says it will continue to invest in and promote the
use of the latest banking technologies to provide greater convenience
for customers and help minimize banking disruptions amid the ongoing
Roger Archer, Managing Director, shared that over
the past 6 months, the Bank has made multi- million dollar investments
in its mobile app and online banking platforms geared at enhancing the
service it provides to customers...
Update #168- Ninety (90) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Five (5) Additional Deaths Under Investigation
- Sep 17, 2020 - 9:39:34 PM
The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are ninety (90)
additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of
confirmed cases to three thousand one hundred seventy-seven (3,177).
There have been two thousand one hundred eighty-six (2,186) confirmed
cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred seven (607) confirmed
cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred four (104) confirmed cases in Abaco,
fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-five (25) confirmed
cases in Exuma, eighteen (18) confirmed cases in Inagua, seventeen (17)
confirmed cases in Eleuthera, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry
Islands, eleven (11) confirmed cases in Long Island...
Prime Minister Minnis visits Contact Tracing Command Centre
- Sep 17, 2020 - 7:42:37 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis visited the COVID-19
Contact Tracing Command Centre today to say thank you to the group of
public health experts, doctors, nurses, National Health Insurance staff
and medical student volunteers working to enhance contact tracing during
the second wave of COVID-19 in The Bahamas.
A special contact tracing team, led by consultant and special adviser to the Prime Minister, Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis...
Report to the Nation by Minister Frankie Campbell on COVID-19 Initiatives
- Sep 17, 2020 - 6:55:42 PM
Please see enclosed Remarks by Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell in his Report to the Nation on COVID-19 initiatives:
In these times of crisis, disaster and uncertainty, I have reflected on
those who have gone before me, on whose shoulders, I - we stand, indeed,
the world stands. Mother Theresa, the child of compassionate parents,
advocate, founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity...
Minister Pintard on the passing of Candy Pinder, Proprietor of Abaco Big Bird
- Sep 17, 2020 - 4:55:47 PM
On behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources and the
entire Agriculture Sector, I wish to express my deepest condolences to
the Pinder family, the staff of Abaco Big Bird and the wider community
of Abaco, and indeed The Bahamas on the untimely passing of Ms. Candy
Ms. Pinder was the irrepressible force behind Abaco Big Bird’s becoming
one of the model farming operations in our country. Her fearless
determination and drive to represent the interest of livestock and crop
farmers throughout the country, and her willingness to assist our
efforts when called upon will be greatly missed...
RBDF apprehends Dominican Poachers
- Sep 17, 2020 - 3:08:29 PM
A total of 83 Dominican fishermen onboard 2 Dominican Fishing Vessels
were apprehended in the south western Bahamas, off Diamond Point, Great
Bahama Bank on Thursday morning by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence
Acting on information received from the US Coast Guard,
Defence Force patrol craft HMBS Lignum Vitae under the command of
Lieutenant James Cox intercepted the Dominican Fishing Vessels “EL SHIP”
and “ANGEL GABRIEL”, which were subsequently boarded and searched...
GBPA Preparing the PACE Centre for Return of Students
- Sep 17, 2020 - 11:50:21 AM
Providing business services, utilities and investments are among the
Grand Bahama Port Authority’s (GBPA) core responsibilities. But a
healthy economy requires a skilled and capable workforce, and the GBPA
embraces their mantra, “to better the lives of the Grand Bahama
community and, by extension, The Bahamas”.
For over 20 years,
the GBPA has assisted the Government of The Bahamas’ Ministry of
Education by providing a classroom, nursery, skill centre and clinic
facilities for the PACE Centre in Freeport...
Update #167- Fifty-five (55) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and One (1) Additional Death Under Investigation
- Sep 16, 2020 - 9:36:09 PM
The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifty-five (55)
additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of
confirmed cases to three thousand eighty-seven (3,087). There have
been two thousand one hundred seven (2,107) confirmed cases of COVID-19
in New Providence, six hundred one (601) confirmed cases in Grand
Bahama, one hundred four (104) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54)
confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-five (25) confirmed cases in Exuma,
eighteen (18) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in
the Berry Islands, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, eleven
(11) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat
RBDF calls off Search for Missing Boaters
- Sep 16, 2020 - 7:45:01 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force has called off the search for missing
boaters who went missing during a boating incident last weekend.
William Sturrup, the RBDF’s Search and Rescue Coordinator shared that:
“After some 4 days of canvassing an expansive area of waters around Chub
Cay, and the Berry Islands, and based on wind and tide models, we have
suspended Search and Rescue operations for the 5 persons reported
missing at sea last weekend”...
OAS to Deploy Electoral Observation Mission to General Elections in Bolivia
- Sep 16, 2020 - 2:50:41 PM
At the invitation of the Government of Bolivia, the Organization of
American States (OAS) will deploy an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM)
to the elections to be held on October 18 in the country, for the posts
of president, vice president, senators and deputies. The Mission will
be led by the former Foreign Minister of Costa Rica Manuel González...
Major renovations to Freeport Post Office
- Sep 16, 2020 - 2:23:19 PM
The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama is pleased to announce
that a contract has been executed for major renovations to the Freeport
Post Office and work is scheduled to commence shortly. The Freeport Post
Office is an iconic structure in the center of Downtown Freeport and
was significantly damaged during Hurricane Dorian. These renovations
will not only restore and enhance the Post Office but will also improve
the entire Downtown area.
Missako Investments Ltd. has been awarded a $2.8 million contract...
IDB Releases Damage and Loss Assessment report on Hurricane Dorian damages and recovery recommendations
- Sep 16, 2020 - 1:50:29 PM
The Inter-American Development Bank has released a comprehensive Damage
and Loss Assessment (DALA) report outlining the effects and impacts of
Hurricane Dorian, with key recommendations made for a sustainable
recovery for The Bahamas.
Examining various sectors of the
Bahamian economy, the DALA provides an overview of the severity of
damage left in the wake of the 2019 category 5 hurricane, with specific
emphasis on the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco...