HAGUE – The U.N. Security Council must take decisive action to address
the causes and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, said the World
Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) today.
five months after the first reports of the novel coronavirus were
reported in China’s Wuhan Province...
In November 2019, the Conchman Triathlon marked its 33rd year of
friendly but fierce triathlete competition on Grand Bahama Island.
Though set against the backdrop of an island ravaged by Hurricane
Dorian, the 2019 triathlon attracted more than 50 triathletes from
around the world - competing in categories ranging from Sprint, Team
Relay, Iron Kids, and individual competition.
Over its 30 year
history on Grand Bahama, the Conchman committee has worked to encourage
healthy living and physical activity for men, women, and children...
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours
and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst
affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the
The Ministry of Health confirms today the overnight death of Case
#20, a hospitalized ninety-one year old male from New Providence with no
history of travel. Investigations are being conducted into the details of this unfortunate death.
Ministry of Health also confirms today that there are three (3)
additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of
confirmed cases to thirty-six (36)...
Grocery store hours have been extended for the general public until 10pm
on Tuesday 7 April and Wednesday 8 April, Prime Minister the Most Hon.
Dr. Hubert Minnis announced today in a statement to the press.
On Thursday 9 April, food stores will also open from 6am to 10pm to accommodate essential workers only...
A new, rapidly spreading outbreak of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease
(SCTLD) has quietly infiltrated nearly 40 miles of Grand Bahama’s
southern coastline, killing a wide range of coral including some that
are already endangered.
“Corals are the engineers that build the
entire marine ecosystem. Without them the ecosystem collapses. The reefs
lose their function. It makes a fundamental change in the ecosystem
from what we’ve seen in the past,” said Dr Craig Dahlgren...
The Organization of American States (OAS) today launched the "Practical
Gide to Inclusive Rights-Focused Responses to COVID-19 in the Americas."
The guide seeks to support OAS member states in responding to the
pandemic, offering them a series of tools to consider responses that
take into account the particular circumstances of groups in a situation
Police on New Providence are investigation a shooting incident
Monday, 6th April, 2020 which has left an adult male detained in
According to reports, shortly
before 5:00pm, a man was standing outside his home on Moore Lane off
Wulff Road, when he was approached by an armed man who shot him before
running away. The injured man was transported to hospital where he is
presently listed in stable condition...
Testing is an essential piece in charting The Bahamas in-country
strategy for the COVID-19 virus, the Minister of Health the Hon. Dr.
Duane Sands said.
“The molecular PCR testing is the gold
standard. To date more than three hundred 300 molecular tests have been
completed in-country on samples from persons who meet the testing
criteria,” Dr. Sands stated as he presented an update on the COVID-19
response in the House of Assembly, Monday, April 6, 2020...
During a virtual meeting with Family Island administrators on Monday
afternoon, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis exempted
island communities from the food shopping schedule that went into effect
on 6 April.
Family Island store owners may manage shoppers based
on strict physical distancing protocols already in place under the
Emergency Powers Order 2020...
Today, I update this Honourable House and the nation of the progress by
the Ministry of Education is delivering ‘live’ instructions, making
educational resources available, and assisting parents, teachers,
administrators and all stakeholders in the execution of the online
educational system that is now full steam in the Bahamas...
Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said the modular unit at the
Princess Margaret Hospital is now completed and it represents tangible
augmentation of the country’s capacity to care for COVID-19 patients,
including the capacity for ventilator support, if required.
it will aid in decompressing the current isolation unit in the Old GPC
area, which was repurposed for use for assessment and management of
suspected COVID-19 cases Dr. Sands stated as he presented an update on
the COVID-19 response in the House of Assembly, Monday, April 6, 2020...
The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are four (4)
additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of
confirmed cases to thirty-three (33). There have been five (5)
confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, twenty-seven (27) confirmed
cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from the island of
The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
Case #30 is a fifty-four (54) year old female resident of New Providence with no history of travel...
Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands stated that on 13th March, 2020, The Bahamas recorded its first case of COVID-19.
previously reported, this case was admitted to hospital, subsequently
discharged, and clinically has recovered. In less than one month,
confirmed COVID-19 positive cases have increased to 29,” Dr. Sands
explained as he presented an update on the COVID-19 response in the
House of Assembly, Monday, April 6, 2020.
He stated that are presently 23 cases in New Providence; five cases in Grand Bahama and one case from Bimini...
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell, told Parliamentarians Monday that his Ministry and its
Departments and Divisions have undertaken a myriad of measures to
provide assistance to those Bahamians as the country continues its fight
against the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Minister Campbell said officials
have endeavored to use every avenue to remain accessible not only to
their regular clients, but also to persons within the community of
persons with disabilities, the elderly, those in the tourism sector who
find themselves on reduced workweeks as a result of the closure of the
The COVID-19 pandemic is already
categorized as the defining global health crisis of our time, and the
greatest challenge we have faced since World War Two. Countries are
heavily involved in limiting travel, closing borders, testing patients,
treating the infected and quarantining those that pose a risk.
Conversations about inventories of medical supplies such as masks,
gloves, personal protective equipment and ventilators are the order of
The Global Covid-19 pandemic has claimed more than thousands of lives
and unleashed fear internationally. There has been substantial
contraction in the global economy. Losses are in the trillions across
the globe. The Bahamas has especially been hit hard. Our hospitality
industry which accounts for approximately 58 per cent of GDP virtually
shut down, resulting in more than 10,000 jobs lost in a matter of
months. Furthermore, other sectors of our economy have similarly
experienced devastating economic losses...
Ministry of Health wishes to join with people across the archipelago of
The Bahamas in extending heartfelt condolences to the family and friends
of Dr. Judson Frazier Eneas. To his wife Marcheta and their three
children, our prayers, thoughts and comfort are with you during and
after this difficult time of mourning.
As a veteran healthcare
specialist, Dr. Judson Eneas was one of the many frontline personnel
engaged in trying to treat and protect the citizens of this nation...