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Bahamas to receive first batch of COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday

The Office of the Prime Minister announces that The Bahamas will receive its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday 7 March. This first batch consists of a donation from the Government of India of 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is also known as the Covishield vaccine. The vaccines were pre-qualified by the

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  • REMARKS: National Address The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister and Minister of Finance – 21 February 2021

    Good afternoon. In The Bahamas, we are nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic.   You may recall that our first positive case was recorded in mid-March of last year. COVID-19 has killed nearly 2.5 million people around the world.    Here at home, 179 people have died because of the virus, with 8,462 confirmed cases, as

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  • STATEMENT ON ASTRAZENECA VACCINE

    The World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for use worldwide by all adults, including in people over the age of 65. The National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee will continue to follow the guidelines set out by the WHO. The AstraZeneca vaccine will be administered to eligible Bahamians and residents over the

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  • Government working on all fronts to secure COVID-19 vaccine

    Recently appointed by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee was formed to advise the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Health on the development of the strategy, policies and activities related to the National COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. The Committee will also review and guide the vaccine implementation

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  • Statement on the Passing of The Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart O.J.

    The Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart O.J. The death of the Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, O.J., C.D., Hon. LLD, the founder and Chairman of Sandals Resorts, has saddened and shocked The Bahamas and the region, including those here at home who knew him well and admired him. As noted by his son Adam Stewart, announcing the

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