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News : International

UN Security Council must act decisively to control the COVID-19 pandemic - Apr 8, 2020 - 11:09:41 AM


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THE 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.

Almost five months after the first reports of the novel coronavirus were reported in China’s Wuhan Province...

Community : Grand Bahama

Conchman participants donate to ongoing Dorian Relief efforts in Grand Bahama. - Apr 8, 2020 - 10:54:17 AM


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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...

News : International

ILO: COVID-19 causes devastating losses in working hours and employment - Apr 7, 2020 - 10:30:33 PM


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 crisis...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

One additional death and three confirmed COVID-19 cases - update #31 - Apr 7, 2020 - 6:25:41 PM


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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. 

The 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)... 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis announces extension of grocery store hours to 10pm - Apr 7, 2020 - 6:20:01 PM


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...

Community : Grand Bahama

New Coral Disease outbreak hits Grand Bahama - Apr 7, 2020 - 5:31:26 PM


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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...

News : International : Caribbean News

Prime Minister Minnis sends best wishes to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson - Apr 7, 2020 - 12:53:22 PM


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.

Prime Minister Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19. He was admitted to hospital and transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on Monday.

In a letter dated Monday 6 April to Secretary of State Foreign and Commonwealth Office His Excellency Dominic Raab, Prime Minister Minnis wrote...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Launches Practical Gide to Inclusive Rights-Focused responses to COVID-19 in the Americas - Apr 7, 2020 - 11:15:21 AM


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 of vulnerability...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident which left an adult male detained in hospital - Apr 7, 2020 - 7:42:31 AM


Police on New Providence are investigation a shooting incident Monday, 6th April, 2020 which has left an adult male detained in hospital. 

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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Health explains the country’s testing strategy for COVID-19 - Apr 6, 2020 - 9:20:07 PM


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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Family Island communities exempted from shopping schedule - Apr 6, 2020 - 9:15:23 PM


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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks - Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd in the House of Assembly - Apr 6, 2020 - 8:36:32 PM


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Mr. Speaker:

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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Completion of PMH’s Modular Unit represents tangible augmentation of the country’s capacity to care for COVID-19 patients - Apr 6, 2020 - 8:10:50 PM


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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.

Additionally, 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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health Update #30; and COVID19 Dashboard - Apr 6, 2020 - 7:15:42 PM


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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 Bimini.

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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Health Provides update on The Bahamas’ response to COVID-19 - Apr 6, 2020 - 5:15:55 PM


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Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands stated that on 13th March, 2020, The Bahamas recorded its first case of COVID-19.

“As 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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Campbell outlines measures undertaken by Social Services in light of COVID-19 - Apr 6, 2020 - 5:05:54 PM


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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 tourism sector...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks - Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands in the House of Assembly - Apr 6, 2020 - 4:39:02 PM


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Mr. Speaker,

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 day...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks - Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard in the House of Assembly - Apr 6, 2020 - 2:30:46 PM


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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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks by Prime Minister Minnis in the House of Assembly - April 6, 2020 - Apr 6, 2020 - 1:32:45 PM


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Mr. Speaker:

Yesterday on Palm Sunday, Christians around the world and here at home began the observance of Holy Week, commemorating the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

This Lent and Easter, individuals, families, communities and societies are experiencing ‘the way of the cross’ in ways...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Condolences on the Passing of Dr. Judson Frazier Eneas - Update #29 - Apr 5, 2020 - 10:05:25 PM


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...

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