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Prime Minister Minnis visits Ministry of Health


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said Bahamians must be prepared to fight an economic war once the war on COVID-19 is behind the nation.   To date, there are 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas – nine confirmed in New Providence and one confirmed in Grand Bahama.   The Prime […]


Prime Minister Minnis announces 24-hour curfew


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Prime Minister Minnis announces 24-hour curfew, closure of airports, beaches, docks and ports Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis has announced a new and expanded Emergency Powers Order to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus, including a 24-hour curfew that takes effect Tuesday 24 March and the closure of airports, beaches, docks and ports. The […]


Emergency Regulations provide legal powers to respond quickly to COVID-19


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The Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 will put in place the legal powers for the Government to respond quickly and decisively to the COVID-19 crisis, said Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. Prime Minister Minnis outlined the major components of the Regulations in the House of Assembly on Wednesday 18 March. The Regulations, […]


Prime Minister Minnis: Panic buying not necessary


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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 17 March following a meeting with local wholesalers and suppliers at the Office of […]


Prime Minister outlines COVID-19 response


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Schools closed, restricted travel expanded, additional medical resources secured The Government has announced the closure of all public schools and expanded the list of restricted travel countries to include Europe and the UK as part of the national response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced on Sunday night […]


Transformed landfill to start recycling program


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The transformed New Providence landfill, now known as the New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP), plans to roll out a recycling program that will accept cans, glass, plastic, aluminum, cardboard and mixed paper, said NPEP chairman Mr. Felix Stubbs. The recycling plan is part of the next phase of improvements at the site that was once […]


School tech upgrade, more free preschool spots for Andros


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MASTIC POINT, Andros – The Ministry of Education is set to begin its technology upgrade at the primary school in Mastic Point this year by ensuring that all students from preschool through grade three receive a tablet, said Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. The teachers will also receive a laptop and a […]


New BPL generator will lead to millions in savings


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The Government is moving closer to its goal to reduce dependence on various fossils fuels and aggressively use more renewable sources of energy, including solar, said Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. The Prime Minister was speaking on Thursday 5 March at the “first-fire” ceremony for a new GE TM2500 generator at Bahamas […]


COVID-19 testing lab in New Providence


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Lab with capacity to test for COVID-19 established in New Providence A laboratory with the capacity to test for the COVID-19 virus has been established at the National Reference Laboratory in New Providence, said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pearl McMillian. The lab was set-up last week and is part of the Ministry of Health’s ongoing […]


Prime Minister Minnis on 60 Minutes


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Prime Minister Minnis tells 60 Minutes Bahamas can ‘set an example for the world’ In a segment of CBS’ 60 Minutes Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said he is optimistic about the country’s green options and the ability of The Bahamas to show the world how to move forward after a devastating […]