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Prime Minister Minnis Addresses Press Conference - COVID 19 Emergency Orders - March 19, 2020

PM Sets Curfew

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced the implementation of a curfew, which commences today, as a temporary measure to assist in the fight against the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. The curfew begins each night from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. and will expire on March 31, 2020 at 9 a.m. According the prime minister, the […]

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More COVID-19 Cases Found

Two more persons have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in The Bahamas to three. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced the additional COVID-19 cases in the House of Assembly yesterday. “Late last evening health officials confirmed two additional cases of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 on New Providence,” […]

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‘Panic Buying Unnecessary,’ Says PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis appealed to Bahamians and residents to stop panic buying food and hoarding supplies in reaction to news of the COVID-19 virus. “There is no need for it,” the prime minister said on Tuesday, following a meeting with local wholesalers and suppliers at the Office of the Prime […]

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Virus Stalls Court Cases

As COVID-19 fears increase, Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree said courts will attempt to minimize in-person hearings by utilizing video conferencing, video applications, telephone calls and disposition on written submissions for court hearings. The decision to minimize in-person hearings is a part of The Bahamas Judiciary’s protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. During a […]

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PM Announces Drastic Measures

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced yesterday that foreign nationals traveling from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe within the last 20 days will be prohibited from entering The Bahamas. This travel ban will become effective on Thursday and according to Dr. Minnis, it was introduced because of the growing public health concern and the […]

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Ministry of Health Press Conference - March 15, 2020

First COVID-19 Case

The Bahamas has confirmed its first case of the coronavirus (COVID-19), according to health officials, after a 61-year-old female resident tested positive for the disease. Health officials said the woman has no history of traveling outside the country within the last 20 days.  Acting Minster of Health Jeffrey Lloyd, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pearl McMillan […]

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SIGNING CEREMONY - Grand Lucayan Heads of Agreement Signing - March 2, 2020

Grand Lucayan Deal Sealed

The sale of the Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama was finalized on Monday morning, promising employment for Bahamians. The government signed a heads of agreement for the sale with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and the ITM group  “Three thousand direct and indirect jobs will be created through this investment. This investment will create additional […]

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The Bahama Journal Wins Best Business Story Award

The Bahama Journal won the best business story award during the Bahamas Press Club Fifth Annual Media Awards ceremony on Saturday. Bahama Journal editor and reporter Deandre Williamson received the award for the article she wrote titled, ‘EU Demands Money Laundering Convictions.’   The article was published in The Bahama Journal last year. Also, receiving […]

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History Update for Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services held a recent three-day conclave under the theme, “The History of the Department of Social Services” to clarify inaccuracies about its history.  During the conclave retired social workers helped to bridge the gap on the history of the Department of Social Services, which has been in existence for 56 years. […]

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Sir Michael Barnett Sworn in as President of Court of Appeal

Court of Appeal President Sworn In

Former Attorney General and Minster of Legal Affairs Sir Michael Barnett took the oath of allegiance and judicial oath yesterday as he was sworn in as president of the Court of Appeal at the Government House. Sir Michael’s legal career spans more than four decades, serving both in the private and public sectors.  It was 2018 when […]

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