Statements


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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  • REMARKS: The MOST HON. DR. HUBERT A. MINNIS PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE OPENING STAINARD CREEK BRIDGE – 18 March 2021

    Ladies and Gentlemen:       Good afternoon.      The bridge at Staniard Creek is a vital transportation link for the settlement, as it is currently the only access crossing Staniard Creek.       The existing three-span bridge has an open span of sixty feet with the remaining width of the creek made up with a solid causeway.       The bridge has

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  • Rollout of COVID-19 vaccination campaign to begin on Wednesday

    The distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in The Bahamas will begin on Wednesday 17 March 2021 on the islands of New Providence and Grand Bahama, the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee announced today. Individuals eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in this first phase include: • healthcare workers in the public sector, and private sector healthcare

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  • REMARKS: National Address COVID-19 Vaccine Update

    Good afternoon. Today I would like to provide you with an update on the arrival and the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in The Bahamas. As announced Friday past, we were expecting the first batch of vaccines to arrive today; however, due to logistical issues overseas, the vaccines are scheduled to arrive this Wednesday, the

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