Caribbean News

CIBC FirstCaribbean's Walk for The Cure Goes Virtual in its Ninth Year

August 24, 2020

The region’s largest cancer fundraiser, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure, is going virtual this year and hoping to attract even more numbers...

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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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44 Haitians caught in Exuma chain
44 Haitians caught in Exuma chain

August 04, 2020

As Hurricane Isaias exited The Bahamas and made its journey north, 44 Haitian migrants were caught onboard a sloop in the Exuma chain on Sunday, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) confirmed...

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Smith urges undocumented migrants to 'go home'
Smith urges undocumented migrants to 'go home'

July 30, 2020

Ministry of Disaster Preparedness Permanent Secretary Carl Smith said yesterday undocumented migrants should “go home” as The Bahamas prepares for a tropical storm this weekend...

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IDB report highlights post-pandemic reform priorities for Caribbean region

July 29, 2020

A new report by the Inter-American Development Bank reviews the ongoing impact of the crisis for countries in the region, and provides recommendations for policymakers as they position for a post-COVID-19 recovery...

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Statement from Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on the Passing of The Rt. Hon. Owen Seymour Arthur Former Prime Minister of Barbados
Statement from Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on the Passing of The Rt. Hon. Owen Seymour Arthur Former Prime Minister of Barbados

July 27, 2020

Along with Barbados, the Caribbean Community and his former CARICOM heads of government colleagues, I was saddened to learn of the passing today of former Barbados Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Owen Seymour Arthur. He was 70...

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‘All Hope Is Not Lost’: Domestic Violence Survivor Latanya Maynard Encouraging U.S. And Caribbean Women To Know Their Worth

July 23, 2020

Author, influencer and advocate Latanya Maynard is reminding women that “All Hope Is Not Lost,” as she encourages them to know their worth and find the strength to walk away from situations and people who could cost them their lives...

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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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