||Last Updated: Apr 5, 2020 - 4:09:25 PM
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...
PM Minnis led a Virtual Cabinet Meeting
- Apr 4, 2020 - 10:11:40 PM
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...
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
The Ministry of Health also confirms today that there are four (4) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19...
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
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.
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...
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-
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...
Quiet streets of New Providence portray lockdown in effect for 'Every Island and Cay'
- Apr 4, 2020 - 4:00:34 PM
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...
Royal Bahamas Defence Force enforces COVID-19 Orders
- Apr 4, 2020 - 8:34:29 AM
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...
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.
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...
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 -
This Order may be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid 19)(Lockdown) Order 2020
8:00 pm Friday 3rd April, 2020, every business, establishment or
undertaking, shall remain closed until 5:00 am Monday 6th April, 2020..
COVID-19 Press Statement by Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands - April 3, 2020
- Apr 3, 2020 - 9:44:24 PM
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...
Remarks by Prime Minister Minnis - COVID-19 Press Conference April 3
- Apr 3, 2020 - 8:06:49 PM
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...
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
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...
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
Consequently, the Elizabeth Estates
Clinic was temporarily closed for cleaning, and has re-opened effective,
2nd April, 2020, to serve the general public...
CDEMA and the UN convene Caribbean Partner Donor Group Meeting amid COVID-19 crisis
- Apr 3, 2020 - 5:40:21 PM
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...
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.
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...