Caribbean News

Massive Saharan dust cloud shrouds the Caribbean
Massive Saharan dust cloud shrouds the Caribbean

June 25, 2020

The dust has been moving from Africa over the Atlantic Ocean. On Sunday it reached Puerto Rico and has since covered Cuba and parts of Mexico...

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Lifting of Restrictions on Countries Effective July 1, 2020
Lifting of Restrictions on Countries Effective July 1, 2020

June 24, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in consultation with the Ministry of Tourim, is pleased to advise the general public that effect July 1, 2020, the borders of The Bahamas will be open to all travelers...

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Bahamian Nationals and Residents to Return to The Bahamas from Cuba on 10 June 2020
Bahamian Nationals and Residents to Return to The Bahamas from Cuba on 10 June 2020

June 10, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in its role as the government coordinating agency facilitating the return of Bahamian nationals and residents, is pleased to advise the general public that some nineteen...

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The Royal Family Pays Tribute to Nurses Across The Commonwealth
The Royal Family Pays Tribute to Nurses Across The Commonwealth

May 13, 2020

To mark International Nurses’ Day [Tuesday 12th March 2020], The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Princess Royal, The Countess of Wessex and Princess Alexandra...

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Ministry of Tourism-From The Bahamas WITH LOVE

April 16, 2020

Take a moment to get away. Even for just a few seconds, fly away to a place that’s close enough to home you can still feel it...

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Prime Minister Minnis takes part in emergency CARICOM meeting on regional impact of COVID-19
Prime Minister Minnis takes part in emergency CARICOM meeting on regional impact of COVID-19

April 15, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government who met today in an emergency meeting to specifically address the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on the region...

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Five Ways that COVID-19 has changed what food security looks like in the Caribbean

April 14, 2020

Caribbean countries are familiar with the risk that comes with a lack of food sovereignty. It has long been the case that between 80 and 90 per cent of all food consumed in the region (in the amount of about $6 billion according to the latest...

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Prime Minister Minnis sends best wishes to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Prime Minister Minnis sends best wishes to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

April 07, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis has conveyed best wishes for a speedy recovery to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom the Right Honourable Boris Johnson...

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Caribbean Update-Coronavirus Disease

April 07, 2020

Confirmed Cases in the Caribbean(including CARICOM members)...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean Donates USD250,000 to Regional COVID-19 Fight
CIBC FirstCaribbean Donates USD$250,000 to Regional COVID-19 Fight

April 06, 2020

Donation will help countries purchase crucial testing kits...Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean is moving to assist countries across the region to purchase much-needed COVID–19 testing kits...

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Complete Lockdown Starts Wednesday
Complete Lockdown Starts Wednesday

April 06, 2020

The government will impose a five-day lock-down from Wednesday at 9 p.m to Tuesday at 5 a.m. Https://www.bahamaslocal.com/covid19

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So far, roughly 18 of COVID-19 patients have died

April 06, 2020

With five deaths and 29 confirmed cases, roughly 18 percent of COVID-19 patients have died in The Bahamas. The Bahamas has one of the highest casualty numbers in the English-speaking Caribbean...

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Scotiabank announces details on Customer Assistance Program for customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic
Scotiabank announces details on Customer Assistance Program for customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020

As the Bahamas copes with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here to help our customers and provide flexible financial solutions to meet their individual needs. As announced previously, Scotiabank will offer assistance to customers impacted by COVID-19...

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Scotiabank to launch Customer Assistance Program for customers affectedy by COVID-19 pandemic
Scotiabank to launch Customer Assistance Program for customers affectedy by COVID-19 pandemic

March 24, 2020

As The Bahamas copes with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scotiabank is offering financial relief to its customers through its Customer Assistance Program. The Customer Assistance Program...

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Coronavirus: Sandals closes until May 15
Coronavirus: Sandals closes until May 15

March 23, 2020

Sandals will provide its employees with two weeks fully paid vacation and maintain partial salaries and retain established benefits during its temporary closure until May 15...

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BAHAMASAIR Flights to Cuba to Close

March 23, 2020

Effective, Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 all scheduled flights to Havana, Cuba will be suspended until further notice...

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Jamaican man beaten, thrown off minibus after sneezing

March 20, 2020

A 38-year-old farmer from Bethel Town, Westmoreland, said that he was beaten and thrown off a bus on Monday, after he sneezed multiple times and was accused of carrying the deadly COVID-19...

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Second Case of Coronavirus in Jamaica
Second Case of Coronavirus in Jamaica

March 11, 2020

JUST IN: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has confirmed the second...

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Jamaica has confirmed its firs of the Coronavirus
Jamaica has confirmed its firs of the Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Jamaica has confirmed its first case of the Coronavirus. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the disclosure a short while ago...

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Massive 7.7 magnitude earthquake centered between Cuba, Jamaica

January 28, 2020

7.7 magnitude earthquake is considered a major earthquake...

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