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12pm News Item on Tropical Storm Josephine - Aug. 15 - Aug 15, 2020 - 12:00:00 PM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT NOON, SATURDAY 15TH AUGUST 2020

…CENTER OF JOSEPHINE PASSING TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS…

AT 11 AM AST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.1° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 60.2° WESTOR ABOUT 200 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...

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12pm News Item on Tropical Storm Kyle - Aug. 15 - Aug 15, 2020 - 11:56:00 AM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM KYLE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT NOON, SATURDAY 15TH AUGUST 2020.

…TROPICAL STORM KYLE HEADING OUT TO SEA…

AT 11 AM AST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KYLE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 39.0° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 65.6° WEST,OR ABOUT 360 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Health and Safety of Patients and Healthcare Workers continue to be the priority - Aug 15, 2020 - 8:47:00 AM


Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells said the health and safety of all patients and staff of the Ministry of Health, Department of Public Health, the Public Hospitals Authority, and Ministry partners continue to be the priority.

“Protocols will continue to be implemented to minimize patient and staff exposure across institutions and agencies,” Minister Wells stated at a COVID-19 Update press conference at the Ministry of Health on Friday, August 14, 2020...

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6am News Item on Tropical Storm Kyle - Aug. 15 - Aug 15, 2020 - 6:15:45 AM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM KYLE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM SATURDAY 15 TH , AUGUST 2020

… TROPICAL STORM KYLE HEADING TOWARD THE OPEN WATERS OF THE NORTHERN ATLANTIC …

AT 5:00 AM AST , THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KYLE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 38.7 ° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 68.0° WEST OR ABOUT 280 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND...

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6am News Item on Tropical Storm Josephine - Aug. 15 - Aug 15, 2020 - 6:05:56 AM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM SATURDAY 15 TH , AUGUST 2020

… AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTERS SCHEDULED TO INVESTIGATE JOSEPHINE LATER THIS MORNING …

AT 5:00 AM AST , THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.9 ° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 58.4° WEST OR ABOUT 310 MILES EAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Healthcare workers volunteering their services on the frontline since the beginning of the fight against COVID-19 - Aug 14, 2020 - 10:04:11 PM



Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells explained that since The Bahamas saw its first cases of COVID-19, many healthcare workers volunteered their services on the frontline.

“They found themselves pressing through new thresholds and overcoming adversities they never thought they would face,” Minister Wells stated at a COVID-19 Update press conference at the Ministry of Health on Friday, August 14, 2020...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Thirty (30) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases - Update #129 - Aug 14, 2020 - 9:54:39 PM


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are thirty (30) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand one hundred nineteen (1119). There have been five hundred seventy (570) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, four hundred forty-six (446) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-one (31) confirmed cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, five (5) confirmed cases in Exuma, one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, and one (1) confirmed case in Inagua...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Twenty-four-hour curfew lifted for Spanish Wells - Aug 14, 2020 - 8:45:50 PM


The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that based on the advice of health officials, Spanish Wells may resume normal commercial and social activity, effective immediately.

The lockdown and curfew have been lifted for Spanish Wells because health officials have not recorded any recent suspected COVID-19 activity on the island for at least two weeks.

Residents of Spanish Wells must continue to practice COVID-19 prevention health guidelines...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Hon. Renward Wells Minister of Health: COVID-19 Update Press Conference - Aug 14, 2020 - 7:31:25 PM


Good Afternoon:

These are the latest national COVID-19 figures.

We can report that there have been 1,119 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas. 30 new confirmed cases were added today.

There are 138 recovered cases and 964 active cases...

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6pm News Item on Tropical Storm Josephine - Aug. 14 - Aug 14, 2020 - 6:00:47 PM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6PM EDT FRIDAY, 14TH AUGUST, 2020.

...HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FINDS CENTER OF JOSEPHINE A LITTLE FARTHER TO THE NORTH...

AT 5:00 PM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.8° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 56.1° WEST OR ABOUT 460 MILES EAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...

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6pm News Item on Tropical Storm Kyle - Aug. 14 - Aug 14, 2020 - 5:21:13 PM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM KYLE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6PM EDT FRIDAY, 14TH AUGUST, 2020.

...TROPICAL STORM KYLE FORMS OVER THE NORTHWEST ATLANTIC...

AT 5:00 EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KYLE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 37.7° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 71.7° WEST OR ABOUT 185 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY...

News : International : Caribbean News

ECADE elects new Directors via virtual AGM - Aug 14, 2020 - 5:13:53 PM


The Board of Directors of the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE) is energised to move forward with a renewed mandate from its membership, after its annual general meeting on August 8, 2020.

The meeting, attended by ECADE membership from across the EC, reviewed ECADE’s operations since the last AGM and its current financial standing... 

News : Grand Bahama

GBPA donates $25,000 and launches Digital Food Vouchers to support the GB Food Distribution Task Force - Aug 14, 2020 - 3:00:26 PM


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The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) announces the launch of a digital food voucher programme in the Kanoo Pays app to support the efforts of the Grand Bahama Food Distribution Task Force to provide food for the most vulnerable families on Grand Bahama.

The GBPA, a member of the Food Distribution Task Force’s steering committee, donated $25,000 to be used to enable the programme’s recipients to shop at local grocery stores...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Queen’s Highway Shoreline Stabilization Project completed - Aug 14, 2020 - 2:32:38 PM


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The Queen’s Highway shoreline stabilization and roadworks project in Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco is substantially completed, Works Minister the Honourable Desmond T Bannister confirmed Wednesday. The project will be monitored during the defects liability period and retention funding will be released upon the technical officers are satisfied that any defects which show up are redressed.

“In 1999, Hurricane Floyd, caused severe damage to the edge of Queen’s Highway and the nearby sand dune...

News : International : Caribbean News

United States working with The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency to build disaster resilience - Aug 14, 2020 - 2:30:55 PM


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On August 14, the United States Government in partnership with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) launched a new USD $4.5 million initiative entitled “Caribbean Climate Resilience Initiative.” This new initiative will help countries reduce disaster risks as well as absorb and recover from hazard impacts and climate variability.

In December 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the availability of funding to improve disaster resilience in the Caribbean...

Bahamas Weather

12pm News Item on Tropical Storm Josephine - Aug. 14 - Aug 14, 2020 - 1:18:42 PM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12:00 PM FRI DAY,14TH AUGUST, 2020.

… HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT SCHEDULED TO INVESTIGATE JOSEPHINE THIS AFTERNOON …

AT 11:00 A M EDT,THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.1° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 54.7° WEST OR ABOUT 575 MILES EAST - SOUTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...

News : International : Caribbean News

Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Advocates for COVID-19 Pre-testing - Aug 14, 2020 - 10:58:15 AM


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In an interview this week with CNBC, the world leader in business news, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Honourable Allen Chastanet discussed the Caribbean’s response to COVID-19, protocols to guide the reopening of the travel industry and Saint Lucia’s successes in managing the pandemic.

Prime Minister Chastanet applauded the region for its general quick response to the pandemic, the management of the pandemic...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Beaches of New Providence during Lockdown - Aug 14, 2020 - 8:30:14 AM


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Beaches around New Providence photographed during the second week of August in the current Emergency Lockdown to control community spread of novel coronavirus. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

Bahamas Weather

6am News Item on Tropical Storm Josephine - Aug 14, 2020 - 6:20:58 AM


NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 AM EDT FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST 2020.

… JOSEPHINE CONTINUES ON ITS WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TRACK OVER THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC …

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Fifty-three (53) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases - Update #128 - Aug 13, 2020 - 7:43:50 PM


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifty-three (53) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand eighty-nine (1089). There have been five hundred forty-six (546) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, four hundred forty (440) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, forty-five (45) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-one (31) confirmed cases in Abaco, twelve (12) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, five (5) confirmed cases in Exuma, one (1) confirmed case in Eleuthera, and one (1) confirmed case in Inagua...

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