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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

One Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Case - Update #80 - Jun 6, 2020 - 6:52:52 PM


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred and three (103).  There have been eight (8) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-one (81) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is Case #103, a fifty-two (52) year old female of New Providence, with no history of travel.  This case is in isolation at home...  

Bahamas Weather

12pm News Item update on Tropical Storm Cristobal - Jun 6, 2020 - 12:20:07 PM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT NOON EDT, SATURDAY 6TH JUNE 2020.

...CRISTOBAL CONTINUES MOVING NORTHWARD ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL  GULF OF MEXICO...

AT 11 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.2°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 90.1° WEST...

News : International : Caribbean News

Anniversary Message: United Workers Party marks fourth year in office - Jun 6, 2020 - 11:36:22 AM


Four years on, this United Workers Party administration continues to champion the vision of ‘Building a New Saint Lucia’. On June 6th 2016, the people spoke, and the country voted, for change and transformation. Today, we take time to reflect on that call to action and the mandate given to our Political Leader and Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet and the successful UWP candidates..

Bahamas Weather

6am News Item on Tropical Storm Cristobal - Jun 6, 2020 - 6:05:06 AM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6 AM EDT, SATURDAY 6TH JUNE 2020.

...CRISTOBAL CONTINUES MOVING NORTHWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...

AT 5 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 23.8°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 90.2° WEST...

News : International

Applications open for Commonwealth young researcher challenge - Jun 5, 2020 - 10:45:28 PM


The Commonwealth is co-launching a project to help young researchers examine the impact of COVID-19 on education systems.

The Secretariat has teamed-up with the non-profit organisation, JET Education services, to launch the ‘#OpenUpYourThinking’ project...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis accepts $20,000 donation in medical supplies - Jun 5, 2020 - 10:17:31 PM


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Prime Minister and Minister of Health the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis accepted $20,000 worth of medical supplies donated by the Rhode Island National Guard State Partnership Program to the Ministry of Health.

Commander Kevin Self of the Office of Defense Cooperation, United States Embassy, Nassau, handed over the donation which included Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machines...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Fallen Sisters of Labour Day tragedy remembered - Jun 5, 2020 - 9:34:49 PM


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A Labour Day wreath-laying ceremony was held Friday, June 5, 2020 in memory of the four victims of the 2018 Labour Day tragedy in The Bahamas.

Tabitha Haye, Tami Gibson, Dianne Ferguson and Kathleen Fernander, who lost their lives tragically on June 1, 2018, during the Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day Parade, were fondly remembered during the ceremony...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis announces relaxation of restrictions on beaches, weekend lockdowns and business operations - Jun 5, 2020 - 8:50:29 PM


Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced the further relaxation of restrictions as part of the Government’s phased approach to re-opening the country on Thursday 4 June during a COVID-19 press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Relaxations include the removal of weekend lockdowns, effective 13 June. While the weekend lockdowns will be lifted, a 9pm to 5am curfew will be in place Monday to Sunday for a period of time in order to continue to open in a gradual and sustained manner, said the Prime Minister...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - June 5, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020 - 8:20:11 PM


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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
June 5, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  102

*RECOVERED CASES 55...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator announced ‘Bending of the Curve’ - Jun 5, 2020 - 8:00:19 PM


Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister announced Thursday (June 4, 2020) the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 totalled 102.  “Of that number, 80 are in New Providence, eight in Grand Bahama, 13 in Bimini, and one in Cat Cay,” she explained during the COVID-19 Update Press Conference at the Office of The Prime Minister.

She noted that there were no new cases reported and the number of recovered cases was 55. Active cases numbered 36. Deaths remained at 11...

Bahamian Politics

DNA Leader on 2020 Randol Fawkes Labour Day - Jun 5, 2020 - 4:47:01 PM


On the occasion of the 2020 Randol Fawkes Labour Day, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) pays tribute to workers across the length and breadth of The Bahamas.

The Bahamian people are the greatest resource of our nation. The blood, sweat and tears of our compatriots both past and present have built the economy of The Bahamas we see today. We will not forget the journey from the Burma Road Riot...

News : International : Caribbean News

UWP Chairman’s Anniversary Message - Jun 5, 2020 - 2:41:43 PM


Another anniversary has just landed at our door steps with COVID-19 well in check, to keep our population in a safe environment, while taking a toll on our economy with our Government doing all they can to keep our head above the rising tide of economic turbulence.

As we look back from this day the 6th June, 2016 to present, our Government under the Leadership of the Hon. Allen Michael Chastanet...

Bahamas Weather

6am News Item on Tropical Depression Cristobal - Jun 5, 2020 - 6:00:54 AM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION CRISTOBAL ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 AM FRIDAY 05TH JUNE 2020.

...CRISTOBAL CONTINUES TO BRING HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING TO MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA...

AT 5 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION CRISTOBAL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.8° NORTH...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes - 2020 Labour Day Address - Jun 4, 2020 - 10:50:23 PM


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My Fellow Bahamians, The Bahamas and the world have been profoundly affected by the global COVID 19 pandemic. The onslaught of the pandemic has brought with it many pressing health and financial challenges which have disrupted the world’s economies including our very own.

COVID-19 has caused the deaths of thousands of people around the globe and it has left thousands more sick and incapacitated...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

COVID-19 Press Conference address by Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis - Jun 4, 2020 - 9:05:28 PM


Good afternoon,

Here is the latest update on COVID-19 in The Bahamas. Epidemiological week 23 The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 102. Of that number, 80 are in New Providence, 8 in Grand Bahama, 13 in Bimini, and 1 in Cat Cay.

There were no new cases reported today.

The number of recovered cases is 55. Active cases are at 36. Deaths remain at 11. Hospitalised cases are at 2...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Press Statement by Prime Minister Minnis - COVID-19 Update Press Conference - Jun 4, 2020 - 8:40:51 PM


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Good afternoon.

Early on in the Government’s response to the COVID - 19 outbreak I noted that the country h ad to respond on several fronts at the same time.

We had to respond to the immediate and ongoing health challenges posed by the virus...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - 4th June, 2020 - Jun 4, 2020 - 8:15:17 PM


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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
June 4, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  102

*RECOVERED CASES 55

News : International

U.S. Embassy Delivers Donation of 20K in Medical Equipment from Rhode Island National Guard - Jun 4, 2020 - 6:50:33 PM


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On June 4, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau delivered $20,000 worth of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines to The Bahamas.  These CPAP and BiPAP machines, provided by the Rhode Island National Guard (RING) State Partnership Program (SPP) can be converted to ventilators for use as treatment for patients suffering from respiratory distress due to illnesses such as COVID-19.  RING SPP included the conversion kits needed to turn the CPAP and BiPAP machines into ventilators as part of their donation...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS General Secretariat on the Elections in Guyana - Jun 4, 2020 - 5:04:29 PM


The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) is mindful that the recount of the votes cast in the March 2 General and Regional elections in Guyana, will be concluded in the next few days...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

EmergencyPowers(COVID19)(Amendment)(LockdownNo.10)Order, 2020 - Jun 4, 2020 - 4:54:46 PM


EMERGENCY POWERS (COVID 19) REGULATIONS, 2020 (CHAPTER 34)
EMERGENCY POWERS (COVID 19) (LOCKDOWN) (NO.
10) ORDER, 2020

In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) Regulations, 2020, I HEREBY make the following Order...see enclosed

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