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
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...
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...
The Ministry of Health advises the public that the dashboard has
been amended to feature COVID-19 confirmed cases in The Bahamas by
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
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
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.
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...
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...
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.
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
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...
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).
commend former President, His Excellency David Granger, for his
stewardship of Guyana since 2015...
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.
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
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...
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.
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...
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).
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...