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36 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Today 5th August 2020
36 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Today 5th August 2020

August 05, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Health is reporting 36 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 - 30 on New Providence and 6 on Grand Bahama.

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At least 30 immigration officers COVID-19 positive, minister says

August 05, 2020

Elsworth Johnson. At least 30 immigration workers tested positive for COVID-19, Minister of Immigration Elsworth Johnson revealed yesterday. "We have immigration officers who have tested positive and who are now quarantined," Johnson said. "And we know that COVID-19, I've experienced it, I've lost a sister. You're talking [...]

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Minister Lloyd unable to say whether national exams will resume
Minister Lloyd unable to say whether national exams will resume

August 05, 2020

There is uncertainty over whether national examinations will resume, Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd said yesterday, two weeks after the exams were temporarily suspended due to a lockdown of Grand Bahama.

He said the uncertainty is largely due to a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 in The Bahamas.

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 Ahead of lockdown, many flock to NIB for help
Ahead of lockdown, many flock to NIB for help

August 05, 2020

Rosadel McKenzie lost her job in March and has been struggling ever since.

McKenzie, a widow and mother of two, was one of dozens of Bahamians crowded outside the National Insurance Board (NIB) headquarters yesterday, hoping to receive an unemployment check ahead of a two-week lockdown.

Cases of COVID-19 continue to spike after the country reopened its borders on July 1.

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Why close down islands with no recorded cases
Why close down islands with no recorded cases

August 05, 2020

FAMILY Island restauranteurs like Dwight Hart are frustrated with the one-size-fits-all COVID-19 restrictions that will force him to shutter his business for two weeks even though Exuma only has three confirmed cases of the virus...

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PMH STAFF PLEA FOR PROTECTION: Doctors and nurses beg for equipment to guard against COVID
PMH STAFF PLEA FOR PROTECTION: Doctors and nurses beg for equipment to guard against COVID

August 05, 2020

WITH the situation at Princess Margaret Hospital at “a boiling point”, doctors and nurses yesterday called on health officials to implement the “necessary protocols” to better protect workers...

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Campbell outlines Govt.’s ‘comprehensive’ approach to country’s economic recovery that incorporates gender mainstreaming

August 04, 2020

The Government of The Bahamas has undertaken a comprehensive approach for the country’s economic recovery from the dual external shocks from the monstrous and catastrophic Hurricane Dorian in 2019 and the COVID-19 Pandemic this year that includes gender responsive financing...

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Unit established to enforce COVID-19 health guidelines and monitor home quarantine

August 04, 2020

A COVID-19 Enforcement Unit (CEU) has been established to help curb breaches of quarantine protocols and to carry out patrols of public spaces to ensure health guidelines are being followed, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced on Monday 4 August...

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Nassau Streeet Road Paving Exercise Completed

August 04, 2020

The Nassau Street road paving is officially completed, Works Minister the Honorable Desmond T Bannister confirmed Monday...

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World Day Agains Trafficking in Persons

August 04, 2020

Representatives of the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Task Force began World Day Against Trafficking in Persons with a shirt presentation to Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean Seeking COVID-19 Unsung Heroes Across The Region
CIBC FirstCaribbean Seeking COVID-19 Unsung Heroes Across The Region

August 04, 2020

Communities across the region have a unique opportunity to hail those special heroes, who in the darkest moments of the COVID-19 crisis, shone brightest...

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Bahamas' Own Interactive COVID19 Dashboard Tracker Launched
Bahamas' Own Interactive COVID19 Dashboard Tracker Launched

August 04, 2020

Two local businessmen today launched a new website to allow Bahamians to easily track through customizable graphs the COVID19 pandemic in our country from the very first case in March...

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Minimal damage reported after Isaias

August 04, 2020

The first major hurricane threat for The Bahamas in 2020 touched nearly every island along the archipelago but left the country relatively unscathed...

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Cases on three islands linked to one funeral
Cases on three islands linked to one funeral

August 04, 2020

With all the preparations for Hurricane Isaias on Friday, you might have missed crucial details on recent COVID-19 cases provided by health officials, including how the recent surge is blamed in part on individuals attending one particular funeral...

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171 new cases since Friday
171 new cases since Friday

August 04, 2020

Between Friday and Monday, 171 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in The Bahamas...Health officials did not provide the age or sex of any of the new cases...

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Marines apprehend Haitian sloop
Marines apprehend Haitian sloop

August 04, 2020

A group of 44 Haitian migrants was apprehended in the central Bahamas on Sunday morning in a joint operation between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the US Coast Guard...

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Highlights From The Prime Ministers National Address
Highlights From The Prime Ministers National Address

August 03, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PRIME MINISTER’S NATIONAL ADDRESS 3rd AUGUST 2020

-Two-week national lockdown implemented effective Tuesday 4 August 10pm; nearing end of 14 day-period health data will be assessed to determine whether an extension is necessary.

-Grand Bahama will be reassessed near the end of its current lockdown scheduled to end on Friday 7 August at 5am to determine if extension is necessary.

-31 new confirmed cases reported today – 22 on Grand Bahama and 9 on New Providence.

-ICU beds at capacity and non-critical care beds are approaching capacity.
-Increase in number of cases is expected before the current surge is brought under control

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National Address The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister
National Address The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister

August 03, 2020

My Fellow Bahamians and Residents...The global COVID-19 pandemic is in a new and more dangerous stage at home and abroad...

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Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch Comments on COVID-19

August 03, 2020

Fifty people die, and it's a hoax says Dr. Trump...500 people die, and it's a hoax says Dr. Trump...

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Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch Comments on COVID-19

August 03, 2020

Fifty people die, and it's a hoax says Dr. Trump...500 people die, and it's a hoax says Dr. Trump...

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