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Office of the Prime Minister on the resumption of tourism attractions, excursions and tours on the Family Islands

The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that tourism attractions, excursions and tours will be permitted to resume operations on all Family Islands, effective Monday 6 July 2020. Facial masks and physical distancing protocols are mandatory. On the islands of New Providence and Grand Bahama, tourism attractions, excursions and tours may resume operations starting Monday 13 July 2020...

05th, July 2020, 11:03pm

6am News Item on Tropical Depression Five

DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM SUNDAY 05TH, JULY 2020  ...CENTER OF THE DEPRESSION PASSING NORTH OF BERMUDA... AT 5:00 AM AST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 33.3°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 64.9° WEST OR ABOUT 868 MILES NORTHEAST OF COOPERS TOWN, ABACO OR  71 MILES NORTH OF BERMUDA... 

05th, July 2020, 08:40pm

DPM Turnquest Gives Words of Encouragement at Independence Ceremonies in Grand Bahama

“We will overcome the challenge of Hurricane Dorian and we will overcome the compounding challenge of Covid-19,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest stated during his keynote address at the 47th Bahamas Independence National Pride Day Flag Raising Ceremonies in Freeport, Grand Bahama, July 3, 2020. Reflecting on the trials Grand Bahama has been through over the years, Minister Turnquest noted that Grand Bahamians possess a resilient spirit.  “We have been tested over and over and over again and although we stumble...

04th, July 2020, 05:50pm

Update #86 - Mexican Consruction Workers Landed in The Bahamas

The Ministry of Health wishes to update the public on reports related to Mexican workers arriving in The Bahamas on Thursday, 2nd July 2020.  The Ministry of Health informs that Travel Health Visas were received with accompanying negative COVID-19 tests for the one hundred and thirty-four (134) Mexican nationals arriving on a Bahamasair flight...

03rd, July 2020, 08:35pm

Salute to Senior Commander Gregory Brown

We highlight an individual who has made a tremendous impact as a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. Senior Commander Gregory Brown has given over 35 years of service to his country, and by extension, to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, with approximately twenty-nine (29) of those years with the Squadron Department in various billets including Commanding Officer of various craft...

03rd, July 2020, 07:06pm

COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator and Special Adviser: No New Cases of COVID-19 to Report

Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister stated that she was very pleased to report that there are no new COVID-19 cases have been reported. “It has been 18 days since a new case of COVID-19 has been recorded in The Bahamas,” Dr. Dahl-Regis said during the COVID-19 Update Press Conference held at the Ministry of Health, Thursday, July 2, 2020...

03rd, July 2020, 04:38pm

Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration's response to Baker's Bay Workers

It has come to our attention that there are some concerns being expressed regarding a number of individuals who came into the country from Mexico. After the passage of Hurricane Dorian last September, many parts of North Abaco suffered severe damage, including Baker’s Bay. Sometime following the aftermath of the storm the developers of Baker’s Bay expressed to the Government their desire to rebuild as soon as it was humanely possible...

03rd, July 2020, 03:45pm

MOH Enters Partnership with PAHO and UB to Enhance Its Surveillance Activities for Contact Tracing

Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister said to enhance its surveillance activities for contact tracing, the Ministry of Health has entered into a partnership with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the University of The Bahamas to establish a contact tracing training course. “Approximately 100 qualified individuals will be identified from New Providence and the Family islands to participate in this certified course to enhance contact tracing knowledge, skills and practices,” Dr. Dahl-Regis said during the COVID-19 Update Press Conference held at the Ministry of Health, Thursday, July 2, 2020...

03rd, July 2020, 02:49pm

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