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2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Postponed – New Dates Set

The Bahamas Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture, released a statement on Tuesday, March 31st, in which they affirmed the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) announced decision on March 24th, 2020, to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and confirmed the new dates announced on Monday, March 30th, for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. […]

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 2:41 pm

Prime Minister Minnis announces three new cases of COVID-19 and plans to extend state of emergency for eight days

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, on Sunday evening, March 29th, 2020, in a live update on COVID-19 announced three more confirmed cases of the virus and plans to extend the state of emergency until 8 April. This brings to 14 the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed to date. Two have been […]

Posted on 30 March 2020 | 7:59 am

One More Confirmed Case of COVID-19 and Amendments to the Bahamas Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard

The Bahamas Ministry of Health confirms a new case of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to eleven (11). This latest case is a thirty-five (35) year old female with no history of travel, and no known links to previous cases. The newly confirmed case remains stable and is […]

Posted on 29 March 2020 | 2:48 pm

MFA advice to Bahamian Nationals abroad and Foreign Nationals in country after Bahamas border closure

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released several announcements following the government’s decision to close the borders of The Bahamas, to all incoming passengers, effective March 27th, 2020, in reference to nationals of The Bahamas seeking to return to the country and to foreign nationals in The Bahamas seeking to return to their countries.  See announcements […]

Posted on 28 March 2020 | 1:39 am

Bahamas Ministry of Health Confirms COVID-19 Cases at Ten

The Ministry of Health has confirmed one new case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in New Providence. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to ten. This latest case is a 52 year old female with a history of travel to the United States, but no links to the previous cases. The confirmed case remains […]

Posted on 28 March 2020 | 12:57 am

Scotiabank to launch Customer Assistance Program for customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic

As The Bahamas copes with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scotiabank is offering financial relief to its customers through its Customer Assistance Program. The Customer Assistance Program is a comprehensive one and includes benefits for retail banking customers. Customers’ loan payments will automatically be deferred for up to three months. Customers wishing to opt […]

Posted on 24 March 2020 | 12:06 am

PM Expands Emergency Orders: 24 Hour Curfew; Ports Closed; Stringent Social Distancing

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, during a national address on Monday, March 23rd announced expanded emergency orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  See his full speech below, as well as a direct link to the new emergency orders document: National Address 2 – Emergency Orders – 23 March 2020 “My Fellow Bahamians and Residents: Good […]

Posted on 23 March 2020 | 8:35 pm

Bahamas Sunday update (COVID-19) from Health Minister

At 3pm on Sunday afternoon, March 22nd, 2020, the Bahamas Ministry of Health hosted a press conference to give an update on the status of COVID-19 cases, testing and overall preparedness.  Minister of Health, Dr. Duane Sands addressed the nation during the live conference.  Read his complete presentation below: “Good afternoon, Today I would like […]

Posted on 22 March 2020 | 7:44 pm

Fire Destroys Home in Green Castle

The residence of a 56-year-old man in Green Castle, South Eleuthera, was destroyed by fire on Saturday afternoon, March 21st, 2020. An anonymous caller contacted the Rock Sound Police Station by telephone shortly after 5pm and reported that a house was on fire at the rear of Club 9000 within Green Castle, and requested Police […]

Posted on 22 March 2020 | 12:38 am

Three Persons On Board Plane Crash Off North Eleuthera; No Injuries Reported

Police are investigating the circumstances of a plane crash which occurred Saturday,  March 21st, 2020 in waters off North Eleuthera. Reports are that shortly before 2:00pm, a twin engine Piper Aztec aircraft, registration # N14178 crashed into the sea, near the settlement of Lower Bogue, with three persons on board – the pilot and two […]

Posted on 21 March 2020 | 6:47 pm


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