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Minister Dames Launches National Thanksgiving Luncheon - Nov 26, 2020 - 10:58:38 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin H. Dames is pictured with with pertinent stakeholders, during the official launch of a National Thanksgiving luncheon, at United Faith Ministries International, on Fire Trail Road, November 26, 2020.  The Ministry of National Security’s National Neighborhood Watch Council (NNWC) had partnered with a number of churches, corporate sponsors and non-governmental agencies throughout the country to host the luncheon, with a goal of feeding more than 5,000 people, under the theme “Somebody Touch Somebody’s Hand, Helping People, Changing Lives”...
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Erroneous report on COVID-19 in the Bahamas by Local 10 News in Miami - Nov 26, 2020 - 10:26:16 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is aware of a Channel 10 Miami News broadcast on Tuesday, 24 November 2020, in which the broadcaster erroneously reported on hugely inflated figures for COVID-19 infections in The Bahamas, while at the same time referring to a US travel advisory that, inter alia, advised its citizens not to travel to The Bahamas.

The reporter said that there were 7,460 COVID-19 cases reported in The Bahamas on Tuesday, when in fact the number for that day was 29...
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K. Peter Turnquest on Minister of Finance Resignation - Nov 25, 2020 - 7:27:56 PM

See enclosed official statement by K. Peter Turnquest, Member of Parliament, East Grand Bahama, regarding his resignation as Minister of Finance:

It has been my great honour and privilege to serve my country in public office. I have done so with total fidelity and adherence to the tenets of our democracy and the Westminster conventions by which we are guided.

As a consequence of all the unfounded and untrue claims that have been circulating in the mainstream  press as well as in social media, to protect my family, and in the best interest of my Constituency and my Party, I have offered  my resignation as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance to the Prime Minister with immediate effect...
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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on the resignation of the Minister of Finance - Nov 25, 2020 - 6:52:17 PM

I have accepted the resignation of the Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, effective immediately.

I thank Mr. Turnquest for his service to The Bahamas, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I will serve as interim Minister of Finance and will make a substantive appointment in due course...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2020 - Nov 25, 2020 - 4:30:15 PM

The Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas join the global community  in the observance of the  27th International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women under the theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

The declaration for the elimination of violence against women was adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 1993 and it calls on states to protect women and girls against human rights violations.  All too often, and in many instances daily...
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Update #243 - Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Report - Nov 25, 2020 - 1:13:51 PM

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
24th November, 2020
COVID-19 REPORT
Update #243
CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19

New Providence
5471
Grand Bahama
1005...
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Bahamas Mortgage Corporation gets new home - Nov 25, 2020 - 11:08:19 AM

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The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation has reached a major milestone with the opening of its newly renovated building on East Hill Street.  An official opening ceremony was held on November 23, 2020 on the new grounds.  Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, accompanied by Minister of Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira were in attendance and delivered remarks.

Prime Minister Minnis said that the newly refurbished premises symbolizes the Corporation’s revitalization as it enters a new era in serving potential homeowners...
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Governor-General of The Bahamas: Proclamation Regulations - Nov 25, 2020 - 8:42:34 AM

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WHEREAS Article 29(1)(b) of the Constitution recogmzes that the Governor-General may make a proclamation that a state of public emergency exists;

AND WHEREAS Article 29(4) of the Constitution provides that a proclamation of emergency shall, unless it is sooner revoked by the Governor­ General, cease to be in force at the expiration of a period of fourteen days beginning on the date on which it was made or such longer period...
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Former MP and Speaker – Oswald Ingraham Passes Away - Nov 25, 2020 - 7:05:13 AM

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Former Member of Parliament, Deputy to the Governor General of The Bahamas and Speaker of the House of Assembly, James Oswald Ingraham has passed away at the age of 83.

Mr. Ingraham was born June 24, 1937, to Samuel and Marion Ingraham in Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera.

He represented Central and South Eleuthera for the Progressive Liberal Party from 2002 to 2012 and was elected the 50th Speaker of the House of Assembly in 2002 serving until 2007...
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Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority on Lettuce Recall - Nov 24, 2020 - 8:57:27 PM

BAHFSA wishes to inform the general public that the recent Romaine Lettuce Warning being circulated on social media by Fox News, is a dated post.

However, there have been no lettuce recalls in 2020. The latest lettuce recall was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on November 21, 2019 in relation to Missa Bay, LLC, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment that recalled approximately 75,233lbs of salad products...
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PUBLIC NOTICE - Nassau Grouper Closure 2020 - Nov 24, 2020 - 8:29:46 PM

The following serves to inform the General Public the Nassau Grouper Season will be closed effective 1st December 2020 until 28th February 2021.  

The Public is reminded no person shall take, land, process, sell or offer for sale any fish commonly known as “the Nassau Grouper” except, where such taking or landing is carried out with the written approval of the Director of Fisheries for scientific research purposes...
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US Donates Additional $20K to COVID Fight in The Bahamas - Nov 24, 2020 - 4:58:08 PM

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On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau delivered $20,000 in additional equipment to help the fight against COVID-19 in The Bahamas. U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) donated six custom-made internal partitions for mobile shelters being used to screen COVID-19 patients, allowing them to better isolate patients and prevent the spread of the virus.

U.S. Embassy Senior Defense Official, Commander Kevin Self, delivered the donation to Commander Sonia Miller of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, and Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)...
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Update #241 - Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Report - Nov 24, 2020 - 11:24:54 AM

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
COVID-19 REPORT
Update #241
CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19

New Providence
5463
Grand Bahama
1004...
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Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism & Aviation appoints 14 Diving & Boating Ambassadors - Nov 24, 2020 - 11:23:18 AM

Mr. Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, Deputy Director General, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) announced today, the historic appointments of fourteen new Diving and Boating Ambassadors for the Islands of The Bahamas.  The hand selected professionals are influential experts in scuba diving, boating, travel, underwater photography, media relations and marketing, and they all share a deep affinity for The Bahamas...
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MOSSUD hosts week-long virtual training across islands - Nov 24, 2020 - 10:37:14 AM

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The ability to address team members from across the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development in one setting throughout various locations within the country in “Virtual Real Time” for the first time, is indicative of the progress the Ministry has made in its advancement towards the digital transformation planned for the Ministry, its Departments and Divisions, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell said Monday.

Addressing the start of a week-long nation-wide training session for the Social Protection Management Information System (ProMIS)...
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What's New In The Islands of The Bahamas This Winter - Nov 24, 2020 - 10:33:39 AM

Nassau, Bahamas,  – It’s Better in The Bahamas this winter as the country welcomes international visitors to enjoy the sun, sand and sea. From hotel reopenings with exciting deals to the Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board’s $500 air credit, The Bahamas is the perfect destination for travelers seeking an escape from the cold this holiday season...
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State Department Travel Advisory for The Bahamas improves to Level 3 - Nov 24, 2020 - 9:44:36 AM

The U.S. Department of State has updated its Travel Advisory for The Bahamas to a Level 3 – Reconsider Travel.

Please read the full language of the Travel Advisory at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/the-bahamas-travel-advisory.html.

The new Travel Advisory level and language reflect updated local crime statistics and a decline in crimes that may affect U.S. travelers to The Bahamas.
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USA Travel Advisory of 23 November 2020 on The Bahamas - Nov 23, 2020 - 7:54:17 PM

The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Tourism of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas have taken note of the travel advisory issued by the United States, 23 November 2020, regarding The Bahamas.  

While the general advisory is Level 3 - reconsider travel to The Bahamas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice - travelers should avoid all travel to the Bahamas...
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Courtesy call on Minster Henfield by H.E. Rodolfo Sabonge, Secretary-General of The Association of Caribbean States - Nov 23, 2020 - 5:50:35 PM

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise that the newly appointed Secretary-General (SG) of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), His Excellency Rodolfo Sabonge, paid a virtual courtesy call on the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, this morning, 23 November 2020.  

The Minister and SG discussed the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic for the ACS, The Bahamas and the region, particularly as it relates to tourism and travel. They acknowledged the opportunities presented by the pandemic for the use of technology in the continuation of work and participation in international meetings by virtual means, which has saved governments on the cost of travel.   

The Minister congratulated Mr Sabonge on his appointment as the Seventh (7th) Secretary-General of the ACS and expressed his confidence that the SG will continue to strengthen the Organization and its ties to CARICOM...
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The Prime Minister Re-affirms the Government’s Commitment to Pre-School Education in the Family Islands - Nov 23, 2020 - 5:05:08 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis re-affirmed the Government’s commitment that any educator with pre-school knowledge and who is qualified and wants to open a preschool on a Family Island will be given the same benefits as those in New Providence.

“I want to remind the Family Islands that they are a part of The Bahamas and they too should be given the same benefits and the same advantages as here in New Providence,” the Prime Minister said at the Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre’s (SBDC) Presentation of Grants for Pre-School Owners...
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