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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

RBPF Nassau: Police are investigating the country’s latest homicide - May 28, 2020 - 11:41:09 AM


Police on the Island of New Providence are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an adult male on Wednesday, 27th May, 2020. 

According to report, shortly before 9:00am a male and female were driving on Lumumba Lane, when a black vehicle approached them and open fire hitting both occupants the body...

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Government still committed to delivering resilient, dynamic, inclusive and sustainable Bahamas - May 28, 2020 - 10:46:15 AM


‘This Government Administration is still very much committed to delivering a modern Bahamas that is resilient, dynamic, inclusive, and sustainable. However, we cannot fool ourselves about where we are today. COVID-19 has thrust The Bahamas and the world into this crisis, and we are still in the thick of the emergency,’ Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest explained.

“The 2020/21 Annual Budget represents our answers now to the challenges we face today. In contrast to the medium and long-term recovery...

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Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - May 27, 2020 - May 27, 2020 - 7:26:53 PM


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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
May 27, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  100

*RECOVERED CASES 46...

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Fiscal Outlook for 2020/21 framed within the context of COVID-19; no new taxes - May 27, 2020 - 7:00:03 PM


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said the fiscal outlook for 2020/21 for The Bahamas is framed within the context of the global pandemic (COVID-19), and the lagged impact of Hurricane Dorian, which would have been built into the forecasts at the time of the first Adjustment Plan.

“However, in the following years, our projections are based on the assumed pace of economic recovery, in conjunction with the Government’s medium-term socio-economic agenda,” the DPM added as he presented the 2020/21 Budget Communication in the House of Assembly, Wednesday, May 27, 2020... 

Bahamas Weather

6pm News item on Tropical Depression Bertha - May 27, 2020 - 6:05:38 PM


THIS IS A NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION BERTHA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE, AT 6PM, WEDNESDAY, 27TH MAY, 2020.

…CENTER OF BERTHA MOVING FARTHER INLAND…

…HEAVY RAINFALL SPREADING ACROSS THE CAROLINAS…

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2020/21 Budget Largely Defined by the Economic Emergency, Thrust on the Country by COVID-19 Pandemic - May 27, 2020 - 6:05:13 PM


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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest explained that it will be no surprise that the 2020/21 Budget is largely defined by the economic emergency that has been thrust on The Bahamas by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, and the still rippling economic impact of the monstrous and catastrophic Hurricane Dorian.

“Together, these events have delivered the fastest, deepest economic shock to The Bahamas since the onset of the Second World War. Needless to say, these events have forced us to shift to a new course of action,” DPM added as he presented the 2020/21 Budget Communication...

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Domestic Economy Upheld its Growth Momentum Despite Passage of Hurricane Dorian - May 27, 2020 - 5:31:27 PM


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest stated that despite the passage of Hurricane Dorian in September 2019, the domestic economy upheld its growth momentum, against the backdrop of robust activity in the nine months leading up to the storm in a number of key sectors.

Construction sector activity continued to be supported by several Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects, of varying sizes, which accompanied a robust tourism season, DPM Turnquest noted as he presented the 2020/21 Budget...

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Postponement of May 29 Repatriation Flight - May 27, 2020 - 4:56:35 PM


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Bahamasair, wishes to advise the general public and, specifically, the persons who have made reservations on the Bahamasair flight originally scheduled to travel from Ft Lauderdale, Florida, this Friday, 29 May 2020, that, due to administrative reasons, the Bahamasair flight has been postponed to a later date. The inconvenience is regretted...

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Unprecedented times call for an unprecedented Budget - May 27, 2020 - 3:20:28 PM


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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest stated that unprecedented times call for an unprecedented Budget as he presented the 2020/21 Budget Communication in the House of Assembly, Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

“I will lay out the Government’s comprehensive Budget plan for the fiscal year 2020/2021, explaining how we intend to address the pressing fiscal and economic realities we face as a country, as we forge onwards to restore our people, and restore our nation...

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DPM Turnquest explains The Bahamas’ Fiscal Performance in the 2019/20 Budget Year - May 27, 2020 - 3:00:33 PM


At the time of the 2019/20 National Budget, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest mentioned that this Government Administration had envisioned its approved budgetary operations resulting in a fiscal deficit of approximately $137 million, or 1.0 percent of Gross Domestic Product.

“After accomplishing a 67 percent reduction in the deficit since assuming office, we were indeed well on our way to achieving our established fiscal targets...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro assumes second term until 2025 - May 27, 2020 - 1:30:56 PM


The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, assumed his second term as head of the hemispheric institution today until May 2025, during a virtual meeting of the Permanent Council. Almagro was reelected by the Organization's 54th Special General Assembly on March 20...

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The People’s Republic of China makes a significant donation in the fight against COVID-19 - May 26, 2020 - 8:57:04 PM


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The People’s Republic of China has made a significant donation of medical supplies to aid in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in The Bahamas. On Tuesday April 28th, 2020 Chinese Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Huang Qinguo, signed the handover certificate on the China Aid Pandemic Prevention Goods with Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Deputy Director of the Supplies Management Agency (SMA) Mr. Audley G. Bain.  

The donation, which was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, includes 500 disposable protective medical gowns, 500 protective face masks for medical use...

News

December 15 new exploration drill date for Bahamas Petroleum - May 26, 2020 - 7:45:32 PM


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Bahamas Petroleum Company, the oil and gas exploration company licenced to explore for oil in The Bahamas has announced a new exploration date of mid-December, 2020.  The April 2020 date was postponed due to COVID-19.  Simon Potter, Chief Executive Officer of Bahamas Petroleum Company, said:

"In March 2020, we were within weeks of commencing the drilling of our Perseverance #1 exploration well when we were compelled to defer due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic...

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Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - May 26, 2020 - May 26, 2020 - 7:18:21 PM


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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
May 26, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  100

*RECOVERED CASES 46

*ACTIVE CASES 43...

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Campbell thanks employees for ‘rising to national call’ – yet again - May 26, 2020 - 5:50:40 PM


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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell thanked employees across the Ministry and its various Departments and Divisions for “rising to the national call” yet again in providing ongoing and expanded social assistance to those families and individuals qualifying for that assistance.

This includes employees in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and the Family Islands.

Minister Campbell said that service began prior to the passage of Hurricane Dorian in 2019, which devastated some areas of the Northern Bahamas...

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BNDC to observe World No Tobacco Day with focus on COVID-19 and its likely impacts on smokers - May 26, 2020 - 5:42:43 PM


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The Bahamas National Drug Council (BNDC) will commemorate the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), on May 29, 2020 with a Zoom Conference under the theme: “Smoking, Vaping & COVID-19.”

“World No Tobacco Day” is a World Health Organization (WHO) annual day of awareness that has been observed on May 30, beginning in 1987, to raise further awareness to the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form...

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New budget will provide a plan for a resilient Bahamas - May 26, 2020 - 5:05:46 PM


I know there is great speculation about the new budget, and I encourage the public to be engaged as the Annual Budget is perhaps the most important policy document published by any Government in its fiscal year. The team at the Ministry of Finance is going to new lengths to make information about the budget more visual, interactive, and easier to understand by using social and digital media tools. Bahamians can stay engaged by connecting with us.

Ahead of my presentation tomorrow, I want to reiterate that we are going to provide an honest take on where we are as a country...

Health

PAHO Director says fight against COVID-19 pandemic must include chronic disease care - May 26, 2020 - 3:47:45 PM


The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today said the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Region of the Americas must include chronic disease care, as 1 in 4 people are at increased risk of poor outcomes from COVID-19 due to underlying non communicable diseases (NCDs)
 
Noting that more than 2.4 million cases and over 143,000 deaths have made the Americas the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

First Female Director of Societies Regulates Cooperative Sector - May 26, 2020 - 1:50:16 PM


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Historically, women have played a very significant role in the development of cooperatives in The Bahamas. Their strong leadership has helped the movement to become a dynamic force throughout the country.  Even today women continue to play leading and important roles in the administration, development and regulation of cooperatives in The Bahamas.

2020 ushered in a new era of regulatory leadership with the appointment of the first female Director of Societies in over 45 years...

News : International

DFC announces $4 Billion COVID-19 rapid response liquidity facility - May 26, 2020 - 11:53:00 AM


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The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Board of Directors has approved the agency’s new Rapid Response Liquidity Facility. The facility will provide up to $4 billion in additional financing for existing DFC projects that have been particularly impacted by the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“Congress created DFC to help tackle the world’s most difficult development challenges,” said DFC Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler. “Our development mission is more important than ever in the face of COVID-19...

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