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Prime Minister Minnis announces COVID-19 vaccine priority groups and rollout strategy for New Providence, Grand Bahama and Family Islands

Healthcare workers, people over the age of 65, uniformed branch members and frontline workers will be among the first priority groups eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on New Providence and Grand Bahama, said Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. Critical workers in high-risk settings and other essential service workers will also be

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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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  • REMARKS: Prime Minister The Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and Minister of Finance Inauguration of the Orville Turnquest National Security Building

    Ladies and Gentlemen: Good afternoon.  Today, as we look around our nation and the world, we are reminded of the role that our uniformed branches play in protecting our borders and in helping to keep our communities safe.  The official opening of this building, dedicated to national security, goes beyond a state-of-the-art physical structure.  The

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  • Prime Minister Minnis leads CARICOM meeting on Joint Tourism Policy

    Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis chaired the First Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Tourism to discuss the development of a Joint Tourism Policy for CARICOM. The Policy will be aimed at addressing the urgent need to stimulate the recovery of the tourism industry over the coming months, while building on

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  • REMARKS: The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister and Minister of Finance The First Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Tourism

    My Colleague Prime Ministers, Heads of delegations, Secretary General Ambassador LaRocque, Ministers of Tourism, other distinguished delegates, welcome to this our First Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Tourism. The COVID-19 pandemic is an existential threat to the tourism industry of CARICOM. Fiscal revenues from the tourism industry have declined precipitously. The direct and

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