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REMARKS: Bahamas receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX Facility

Statement  The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister and Minister of Finance 30 March 2021 Ladies and Gentlemen: Good afternoon. The Bahamas received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines on March 10th.   That batch of 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine was generously donated by the Government of India to the Bahamian people. I

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  • COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX Facility scheduled to arrive this week

    Vaccinations to continue this week on New Providence, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera The Bahamas has been informed by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) that it will receive 33,600 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX Facility this week. The batch represents the first tranche of a total of 100,800 doses earmarked for The

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  • New COVID-19 vaccination sites to open this week on New Providence and Grand Bahama

    The COVID-19 vaccination response began on Wednesday 17 March following a pilot on Sunday 14 March at Loyola Hall, south-central region of New Providence. Vaccinations continued at Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road, the Princess Margaret Hospital, Doctors Hospital and the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre throughout the week on New Providence. This week there will be additional sites

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  • Statement on changes to funeral and wedding services

    In accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Risk Management) (No.4) (Amendment) (No. 9) Order, 2021, the following changes to weddings and funerals take effect Thursday 18 March 2021: A graveside funeral may now be held with a maximum of 40 persons, not including the officiant and mortuary workers, on the islands of Acklins,

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  • REMARKS: The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Opening of Long Island Passport Office Clarence Town, Long Island – 19 March 2021

    Ladies and Gentlemen: Good Afternoon.  It’s a pleasure to be back in Long Island.    From Cape Santa Maria to Gordons, Long Island is a wonder to behold.   Since 1740, when the Simms relocated to this island gem island, situated in the Central Bahamas, Long Islanders have earned the reputation of being self-reliant, resilient, industrious, hardworking

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