Press Releases

Former Chamber of Commerce Exec Offers Free Classes To Teach Others To Start Online Business During COVID Pandemic

March 31, 2020

Nationwide… A former Chamber of Commerce executive and internationally-known business trainer is encouraging people to use their time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to create their own businesses, especially virtually...

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Remarks in the House of Assembly by Minister Jeffrey Lloyd on the Ministry of Education's Response to COVID-19
Remarks in the House of Assembly by Minister Jeffrey Lloyd on the Ministry of Education's Response to COVID-19

March 30, 2020

Remarks Delivered In The House of Assembly By the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education, On 30th March, 2020 - Update on the Ministry of Education’s Response to COVID-19...

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Royal Bahamas Police Force Handing Over Ceremony of the Office of Commissioner of Police

March 30, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis gave keynote remarks at the Royal Bahamas Police Force Handing Over Ceremony of the Office of Commissioner of Police, March 30, 2020 at Police Headquarters. He commended Commissioner Anthony Ferguson on his "extraordinary service to our country and to the Bahamian people." The Prime Minister then introduced incoming Commissioner-Designate Paul Rolle, who established the Force's first Cyber Crime Unit, and assured him of full support...

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Special Provisions Being Made to Assist Family Island Administrators as they Implement COVID-19 Emergency Orders

March 30, 2020

The Government has had to make special provisions to assist the Offices of Family Island Administrators, as they work to support tirelessly to support local communities with implementing the COVID-19 Emergency Orders...

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Relationships Matter During This Pandemic Learn to Pause to Resolve Conflict

March 30, 2020

With the current curfew in place due to COVID-19, our new norm can be
trying our nerves! The new measures like working from home, social distancing, and staying in are contributors for conflicting feelings or situations...

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Ministry of Health Dashboard - 30th March, 2020
Ministry of Health Dashboard - 30th March, 2020

March 30, 2020

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 30th March, 2020

14 Confirmed Cases (12 in New Providence and 2 in Grand Bahama), 0 Cases recovered, 278 person in quarantine and 0 Deaths

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Logos Hope postpones visit to The Bahamas as a precaution against COVID-19
Logos Hope postpones visit to The Bahamas as a precaution against COVID-19

March 30, 2020

Logos Hope has closed to the public, in response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The ship was due to visit Nassau, Bahamas from March 20-31 but will now, unfortunately, not be open to visitors until further notice...

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

March 30, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is following guidance from the Bahamas Ministry of Health and other government agencies pertaining to the country’s Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19. Please visit the Bahamas Ministry of Health’s website for the latest information on COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas. Current and future patients are to be isolated in quarantine following the guidelines outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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Update on the Government's Stimulus Measures in Response to COVID-19

March 30, 2020

I rise to provide an update on the Government’s stimulus measures to support our citizens during this challenging time. The adverse impact of COVID-19 has touched every single person in the country, and most significantly, the poor and vulnerable amongst us need the support of the Government to cope with the impact...

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The Government and NIB Design Temporary Programme for Self-Employed who Rely on the Tourism Industry

March 30, 2020

Due to forces entirely beyond their control, thousands of self-employed people who rely on the flow of cruise ship and stopover visitors, are now unable to make a living over the next few weeks Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said...

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NIB, SBDC and the Department of Social Services Have Rolled out Social and Economic Support Programmes

March 30, 2020

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance announced that last week, the Department of Social Services, the National Insurance Board (NIB) and the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC), using the additional resources allocated by this government administration, rolled out social and economic support programmes...

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Taking Action - BSGC helps combat Covid-19 outbreak

March 30, 2020

As the coronavirus continues to spread, Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC) has pitched in to assist government with its response readiness by supplying an assortment of protective gear to help slow and possibly prevent the spread of COVID-19...

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IOC, IPC, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Tokyo Metropolitan Government announce new dates for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
IOC, IPC, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Tokyo Metropolitan Government announce new dates for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

March 30, 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. They also agreed on new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from 24 August until 5 September 2021...

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Prime Minister announces three new cases of COVID-19 and plans to extend state of emergency for eight days
Prime Minister announces three new cases of COVID-19 and plans to extend state of emergency for eight days

March 30, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today in a live update on COVID-19 announced three more confirmed cases of the virus and plans to extend the state of emergency until 8 April...

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Marine Pilotage Firm Lands Virgin Voyages Partnership

March 30, 2020

Independent Maritime Services (IMS), a leader in the Marine Pilotage sector of the local Maritime Industry, has over the past five years expanded its work with private ferries and five-star cruise liners. The company’s core group of government-licensed marine pilots recently teamed up with the famed Virgin Voyages group - owned and operated by world-renowned businessman Richard Branson - to prepare the company’s newly commissioned vessel: The Scarlet Lady, for its official launch...

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Distribution of Lunch Vouchers for Students Enrolled in the National School Feeding Programme
Distribution of Lunch Vouchers for Students Enrolled in the National School Feeding Programme

March 30, 2020

The Ministry of Education advises all parents and guardians who did not collect lunch vouchers from the schools on Wednesday 25 March, that they should now collect them on either Monday 30 or Tuesday 31 March from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the parking lot at the rear of the Ministry of Education building on University Drive...

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University Research Edge Presentations Resume in Online Platform
University Research Edge Presentations Resume in Online Platform

March 30, 2020

In the midst of a national emergency sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, University of The Bahamas (UB) forged ahead with its research presentations, five days after transitioning to remote operations and announcing that previously scheduled events had been postponed or cancelled...

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT from Ministry of Health
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT from Ministry of Health

March 30, 2020

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that effective immediately the South Beach Health Centre will be closed to the General Public to complete urgent infrastructural upgrades.

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Updated Hospital Visitor Restrictions from PMH

March 30, 2020

Visiting hours have been SUSPENDED FOR ALL PRIVATE AND PUBLIC WARDS AND ICU(unless the Hospital requires the next of kin to visit...

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Update 19 - Three More Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
Update #19 - Three More Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

March 29, 2020

The Ministry of Health confirms that there are three (3) new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to fourteen (14)...

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