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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA advises to remain prepared as Hurricane predictions upgrade - Aug 7, 2020 - 9:14:10 PM


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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) upgraded its 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast calling for 19 to 25 named storms, of which 7 to 11 will become hurricanes, including 3 to 6 major hurricanes.

This is being viewed as one of the most active seasonal forecasts, according to weather experts in updated predictions issued August 5 to 7, 2020...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

MOH Officials Making Valiant Efforts to Halt the Transmission and Spread of COVID-19 - Aug 7, 2020 - 8:59:54 PM


Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells assured the public that the Ministry officials are making valiant efforts to halt transmission and spread in communities.

“We have improved communication and coordination among national and subnational, and administrative levels. We have engaged more partners for COVID-19 preparedness and response work for example in contact tracing,” Minister Wells said at a COVID-19 Update press conference at the Ministry of Health...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Amendment of the COVID-19 Bahamas Dashboard and Sixty-Nine (69) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases - Update #122 - Aug 7, 2020 - 7:04:50 PM


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The Ministry of Health advises the public that the dashboard has been amended to feature COVID-19 confirmed cases in The Bahamas by island.

Currently, the dashboard highlights COVID-19 confirmed cases by island and cays.  By popular demand, the dashboard will now only show COVID-19 confirmed cases that incorporate the mainland and its associated cays...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health Press Conference COVID-19 Update by Hon. Renward Wells - Aug. 7th - Aug 7, 2020 - 6:35:25 PM


Good afternoon, Members of the Press. 

Good afternoon, Bahamas:

Here is the latest update on COVID-19.

As of today, there have been 830 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas. Of our total cases, we have seen 95 individuals recover.  Of those, 91 were among cases of the initial surge.  In order to be declared recovered, 3 negative tests are required.  None of the cases from this surge has achieved that clearance yet...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

830 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas - Aug 7, 2020 - 5:00:04 PM



Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells stated that as of August 7, 2020, there have been 830 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas.

“Of our total cases, we have seen 95 individuals recover. Of those, 91 were among cases of the initial surge,” Minister Wells said at a COVID-19 Update press conference at the Ministry of Health, August 7, 2020...

News : Local

RBDF extends condolences for Leading Mechanic L. R. Pratt - Aug 7, 2020 - 4:06:42 PM


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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force extends sincerest condolences to the family of the late Leading Mechanic (LM) Livingston Ricardo Pratt, who passed away on 6 August 2020.

Pratt enlisted in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as a member of New Entry 39 Woman Entry 11 on the 12 January 2004.  After completing initial training at HMBS Coral Harbour, he was assigned to the Electrical Section of the Engineering Department where he served for some eight years, before being transferred to the Harbour Patrol Unit.  He also served onboard the seagoing platforms HMBS’s INAGUA, BAHAMAS, and DURWARD KNOWLES...

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Scotiabank Bahamas moves to expand Smart ‘Deposit’ Machine Network - Aug 7, 2020 - 3:01:10 PM


Scotiabank Bahamas has announced plans to continue the expansion of its new ‘Smart’ or Intelligent Deposit Machine (IDM) network, which the Bank says will greatly improve banking conveniences for its customers.

The introduction of the ‘smart deposit’ machines has also proven extremely timely particularly in light of the ongoing COVID challenges now affecting The Bahamas. These machines offer a variety features including immediate credit on cash deposits, cash denomination options and credit card payments...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Junkanoo Summer Digital Competition extends submissions deadline - Aug 7, 2020 - 11:15:56 AM



The Junkanoo Summer Digital Competition Committee has extended the submissions deadline to August 9, 2020, with voting to begin on August 10, 2020. The extension deadline gives Junkanooers and Junkanoo enthusiasts the opportunity to submit their entries for a chance to win $1,000 in each of the following categories...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Grand Bahama’s Lockdown has been extended - Aug 6, 2020 - 7:31:22 PM


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Grand Bahama’s lockdown has been extended to 5am on Wednesday, August 19, announced Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson, during a press conference on Thursday.

The island’s current two-week lockdown, July 23 to August 7, ends tomorrow morning at 5am...

Bahamas Weather

12pm News Item on Tropical Storm Isaias - Aug 3, 2020 - 12:00:48 PM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 12 PM, MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2020 

...ISAIAS FORECAST TO MAKE LANDFALL TONIGHT AS A HURRICANE... ...EXPECTED TO BRING STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL FROM THE EASTERN CAROLINAS TO THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...

News : International : Caribbean News

Commonwealth Secretary-General on resolution of Guyana electoral impasse - Aug 3, 2020 - 9:32:44 AM


I extend congratulations to His Excellency Dr Irfan Ali upon his swearing-in as President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana following the declaration of the 2 March General Election and Regional election results on 2 August 2020 by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

I commend former President, His Excellency David Granger, for his stewardship of Guyana since 2015...

News : International

Bahamas PM Assesses Isaias Damage on U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft - Aug 2, 2020 - 8:50:35 PM


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Less than 24 hours after Hurricane Isaias passed over The Bahamas, the United States provided aircraft support so that Prime Minister the Most Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis could assess the damage, and the humanitarian needs of those in the storm’s wake.

Chargé d’Affaires Kevin O’Reilly accompanied the Prime Minister on the overflight, along with U.S. Coast Guard District 7 Commander Rear Admiral Eric Jones. The Honorable Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works; Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency;

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Emancipation Day Shopping Hours - Aug 2, 2020 - 8:25:57 PM


The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that food stores, pharmacies, gas stations, water production companies and hardware stores will be permitted to operate for the general public on Monday 3 August 2020 from 7am to 6pm.

This applies to all islands of The Bahamas, including Grand Bahama.

The public is reminded to practice the following COVID-19 prevention guidelines...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis, NEMA in Aerial assessment of Hurricane Isaias - Aug 2, 2020 - 7:03:00 PM


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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) conducted an initial aerial overview to survey the damage and assess the needs of those in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Isaias on Sunday August 2, 2020.

Present were Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis; Leader of the Official Opposition Philip Davis; Minister of Works the Hon. Desmond Bannister; Director of NEMA Captain Stephen Russell; US Charge d’Affaires Kevin O’Reilly and U.S. Coast Guard District 7 Commander Rear Admiral Eric Jones...

Bahamas Weather

Alert #35 on Tropical Storm Isaias (Sunday 3 am) - Aug 2, 2020 - 3:21:08 AM


ALERT #35 ON TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, SUNDAY 2ND AUGUST 2020, AT 3 AM EDT.

...ISAIAS CONTINUES TO IMPACT THE ISLANDS OF BIMINI, GRAND BAHAMA AND THE BERRY ISLANDS...

HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF GRAND BAHAMA, BIMINI AND THE BERRY ISLANDS INCLUDING THE NEIGHBOURING CAYS...

Bahamas Weather

12am News item on Tropical Depression Ten - Aug 2, 2020 - 12:26:11 AM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION TEN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12:00 AM SUNDAY, 2ND AUGUST, 2020.

…DEPRESSION DISSIPATES…

AT 11:00 PM EDT, THE CENTER OF THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TEN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.5° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 25.0° WEST OR ABOUT 250 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF CABO VERDE ISLANDS...

Bahamas Weather

Alert #34 on Tropical Storm Isaias (Sunday 12 am) - Aug 2, 2020 - 12:05:23 AM


ALERT #34 ON TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, SUNDAY 2ND AUGUST 2020, AT MIDNIGHT EDT.

…...ISAIAS CONTINUES TO IMPACT THE ISLANDS OF THE EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…...

THE ALL CLEAR IS NOW GIVEN FOR THE ISLANDS OF NEW PROVIDENCE, ANDROS, ABACO AND ELEUTHERA...

Bahamas Weather

Twenty-five (25) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases - Update #114 - Aug 1, 2020 - 10:00:53 PM


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are twenty-five (25) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to five hundred ninety-nine (599).

The public is advised that the breakdown of new cases for each island was unable to be produced up to the time of this report due to Hurricane Isaias.  A complete report will be provided in the 2nd August, 2020 Edition of the Ministry of Health’s Dashboard and Update #115...  

Bahamas Weather

Alert #33 on Tropical Storm Isaias (Saturday 9 PM) - Aug 1, 2020 - 8:58:48 PM


ALERT #33 ON TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, SATURDAY 1STAUGUST 2020, AT 9 PM EDT.

…...ISAIAS EXPECTED TO RE-STRENGTHEN TO A HURRICANE OVERNIGHT JUST BEFORE EXITING THE BAHAMAS…...

THE ALL CLEAR IS NOW GIVEN FOR THE ISLANDS OF NEW PROVIDENCE, ANDROS, ABACO AND ELEUTHERA.  THEREFORE, HURRICANE WARNING IS DISCONTINUED FOR THOSE ISLANDS...

Bahamas Weather

Alert #32 on Tropical Storm Isaias (Saturday 6 PM) - Aug 1, 2020 - 6:36:17 PM


ALERT #32 ON TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, SATURDAY 1STAUGUST 2020, AT 6 PM EDT.

……ISAIAS WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM…...

…...EXPECTED TO RE-STRENGTHEN TO A HURRICANE OVERNIGHT AS IT EXITS THE BAHAMAS…...

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