Press Releases

DPM Turnquest: Global and Domestic Development as a Result of COVID-19 will Affect Economic Growth in the Short Term Negatively

March 18, 2020

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said in the best of times, the Bahamian economy would not escape the effects of a global health crisis like COVID-19...

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University students gain insight into the inner workings of The Bahamas’ tourism industry

March 18, 2020

Executives in The Bahamas’ hospitality sector shared frank insights into managing workplace stress while delivering premier customer service with University of The Bahamas students recently during Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies Week...

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Communication to Parliament on COVID-19 By Minister of Health, Duane Sands

March 18, 2020

During my last communication to this House on 29th January, 2020, we discussed the pneumonia that developed as a result of an unknown cause in Wuhan City in Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the World Health Organization on 31st December, 2019

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Netflix, Google Chrome launch Netflix Party for friends practicing social distancing

March 18, 2020

If you’re missing movie nights with friends because of social distancing, Google Chrome and Netflix have a solution...It’s called Netflix Party — a Google Chrome extension that allows you to sync your Netflix accounts...

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Statement on the Fiscal and Economic Impact of COVID-19 by DPM and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest

March 18, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been declared a pandemic, and concerns continue to intensify as countries around the world take strict and drastic measures to contain its spread...

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Remarks by Prime Minister Minnis - Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations 2020 - House of Assembly - March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020

Late last evening health officials confirmed two additional cases of individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 on New Providence...

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Historic Property Once Part of Royal Family Goes on Market for $23 Million

March 18, 2020

With the world’s eyes on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they made their final rounds before voluntarily departing the rarefied air of royal family chores, parties and perks, a property that came on the market this week reminded us of the deep connection between the royals and The Bahamas...

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NIB Activates Orange Alert Stage in COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan
NIB Activates Orange Alert Stage in COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

March 18, 2020

The National Insurance Board (NIB) has activated its Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to address potential business disruptions, which may come as a result of COVID-19. NIB has been in contact with the National Coordinating Committee to ensure that the necessary actions are consistent with the national response...

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PUBLIC NOTICE from the Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix

March 18, 2020

The Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix, has scheduled Milling and Paving works for the North Bound Land of Beatrice Avenue between Charles Saunders Highway and Prince Charles Drive. The works will also incorporate the Junction of Charles Saunders and Beatrice Ave...

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Former Top Cop, Now Security Boss Urges Caution, Warns Unemployment Will Drive Jump in Crime

March 17, 2020

The founder of a private security firm that provides protection for leading individuals and select businesses today urged Bahamians to exercise extreme caution in the coming weeks, projecting a spike in crime as a result of unemployment due to COVID-19...

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PUBLIC ADVISORY: Airport Operations/COVID-19 Corona Virus
PUBLIC ADVISORY: Airport Operations/COVID-19 Corona Virus

March 17, 2020

The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the general public that Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is open and fully operational. The airport is not closing in the foreseeable future...

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Elbow Cay Returning To Normalcy

March 17, 2020

On September 1, Dorian reached Category 5 intensity, with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, and a minimum central pressure of 910 mb while making landfall on Elbow Cay in the Abaco chain of islands...

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Bahamas National Youth Choir-30th Annual Concert Season-POSTPONED

March 17, 2020

The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC), in an abundance of caution, suspends all rehearsal and postpones all activities in celebration of its 30th Anniversary scheduled for the month of April...

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Ministry of Health Update - COVID19 Dashboard - March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020

Ministry of Health Update - COVID19 Dashboard - March 17, 2020

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Prime Minister Minnis: Panic buying not necessary

March 17, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis appealed to Bahamians and residents to stop panic buying food and hoarding supplies in reaction to news of the COVID-19 virus...

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Ardastra Remains Open for Business, Situation could change if local outbreak worsens
Ardastra Remains Open for Business, Situation could change if local outbreak worsens

March 17, 2020

For now, Ardastra Gardens and Wildlife Conservation Centre will remain open as management continues to closely monitor the spread of Covid 19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, which can infect both animals and people, and could trigger a range of respiratory illnesses from the common cold to lung lesions and pneumonia...

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100 New Refrigerators donated to Grand Bahama Homeowners
100 New Refrigerators donated to Grand Bahama Homeowners

March 17, 2020

Over the past several weeks, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), the charitable arm of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA), along with GBPA volunteers, have distributed brand new refrigerators to more than 100 homeowners in communities across the island - yet another step toward turning local houses into homes...

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Communique from the International Olympic Committee IOC regarding the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Communique from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

March 17, 2020

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued its consultations with all the stakeholders of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The first took place with the International Olympic Summer Sports Federations. Those with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the athletes’ representatives, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), other International Federations (IFs) and other stakeholders will follow in the coming days...

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Bahamas Customs Celebrates 106th Anniversary in Church Service

March 17, 2020

The Bahamas Customs and Excise Department celebrates 106th Anniversary with a Church Service, Sunday, March 15 at Bible Truth Ministries...

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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Statement on COVID-19
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Statement on COVID-19

March 16, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Health is working closely with all pertinent government agencies throughout the destination to execute the Bahamas National Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19...

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