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Congratulations to Steven Gardiner on gold medal win at Olympics

The country is elated after Steven Gardiner’s gold medal win at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Steven held off a world-class field to bring the gold medal home for The Bahamas. This is our first medal at this year’s Olympic Games. Steven came into this race as the reigning world champion, having won gold in

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  • Statement by the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Passing of the Hon. Arthur Dion Hanna Former Governor General

    A Bahamian giant and statesman has passed away. It is with deep regret and profound sadness that the country has learned of the passing of former Governor General the Hon. Arthur Dion Hanna, the seventh Bahamian Governor-General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, who served in that capacity from 2006 to 2012. The Hon. A.D. Hanna

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  • New testing requirements for international and domestic travel 

    The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that, effective Friday 6 August 2021, those persons applying for a travel health visa to enter The Bahamas or travel within The Bahamas will be subjected to the following new testing requirements: Entering The Bahamas Vaccinated Travelers All fully vaccinated travelers wishing to enter The Bahamas

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  • Bahamian Athletes Making Country Proud

    Statement from Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Bahamian athletes making country proud It was a moment of great pride for the country last night when Kai Jones was drafted 19th overall in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft. He will play for the Charlotte Hornets. This young man has put in the

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  • Statement by Prime Minister Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on the assassination of the President of Haiti Jovenel Moise

    This morning, we awoke to the very sad and disturbing news of the death of Jovenel Moise, the President of the Republic of Haiti, who was killed at his residence at about 1:00 am today, Wednesday 7 July 2021. A statement by Prime Minister Dr. Claude Joseph released this morning confirmed the assassination of President

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