COVID-19 Bahamas Updates

Speeches

NATIONAL ADDRESS: Emergency Order Update


- NATIONAL ADDRESS (2) – COVID-19 The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister  23 March 2020 My Fellow Bahamians and Residents: Good evening. The COVID-19 virus and threat that the world and The Bahamas are facing is a matter of life and death. While most people who contract the virus will recover, many have died […]


Press Statement: Covid-19 Press Conference


- Press Conference COVID-19 Update Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands Sunday 22 March 2020 Good afternoon, Today I would like to provide an update on the COVID-19 coronavirus in The Bahamas. As of Sunday, 22nd March, the Ministry of Health has confirmed four cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas. These cases are in […]


Prime Minister explains Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations


- House of Assembly Wednesday 18 March 2020 Mr. Speaker: Late last evening health officials confirmed two additional cases of individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 on New Providence. These individuals were identified through contact tracing. The Ministry of Health’s surveillance unit has aggressively undertaken contact tracing activities for the initial case reported. These contact tracing […]


National Address: Update COVID-19


- National Address – Update on COVID-19 Response Sunday 15 March 2020 Fellow Bahamians and Residents: The Bahamas today confirmed its first case of COVID-19 here in New Providence. We have been monitoring this crisis on a daily basis over the past many weeks. This includes monitoring developments in our region and in our North American […]


Mastic Point Primary School renaming ceremony


- REMARKS THE MOST HONORABLE DR. HUBERT MINNIS PRIME MINISTER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS SCHOOL RENAMING OF MASTIC POINT PRIMARY SCHOOL TO THE ROZELDA M. WOODSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL AT MASTIC POINT ANDROS FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 Ladies and Gentlemen: It is a pleasure to be here with you to congratulate Mrs. Rozelda M. Woodside, as we witness […]


‘First-Fire’ of new engine at BPL


- REMARKS The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister BPL Ceremonial Inauguration New Engine at Blue Hill Thursday, 5 March 2020 Ladies and Gentlemen: Today’s ceremony represents another major investment in the future of the Bahamian people. It also represents a critical step in the ongoing transformation of the energy sector. We are entering a […]


National update on COVID-19


- REMARKS  COVID-19 UPDATE  Good afternoon. As a husband, father and grandfather, the outbreak of COVID-19 is a matter of grave concern. As a Doctor it is equally concerning. I have instructed this government and its health officials in particular to do everything in our power to combat, communicate and if needed contain this health risk. […]


Heads of Agreement Signing: Abaco Resort Development


- It is a pleasure to be in Abaco today for the signing of this Heads of Agreement between the Government of The Bahamas and Tyrsoz Family Holdings Ltd. Today’s signing is an extraordinary day for the residents of Abaco and for the Bahamian people. We are embarking on a $300-million- dollar project for South Abaco […]


Reopening of British High Commission


- Sir Simon McDonald, Head of the British Diplomatic Service; Members of the Judiciary; Colleague Ministers; Her Excellency Sarah Dickson, British High Commissioner to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas; Senior Government Officials; Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen: Good morning. I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to The Bahamas to Sir Simon McDonald, Head of the […]


National Report on Hurricane Dorian Restoration Effort


-  Fellow Bahamians and Residents: Good Evening: Tonight, in my first National Report, I wish to update the country, on the reconstruction program in Abaco and Grand Bahama, a little over five months, since Hurricane Dorian struck our second and third most populated islands and economic centers. In due course, I will address the nation on […]


Launch of Hurricane Dorian Small Home Repair Programme


- The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister Launch of Hurricane Dorian Small Home Repair Programme Harold DeGregory Building Freeport, Grand Bahama Monday 10 February, 2020 3:00 P. M.   Ladies and Gentlemen: Good Afternoon: Five months ago Hurricane Dorian brought historic destruction to the Northern Bahamas. The Category 5 storm was the strongest to hit […]


Marijuana Report Tabled


- Mr. Speaker: In coming to office, it was the objective of my Government to pursue policies to uplift Bahamians – and especially those who come from modest backgrounds as I did. In The Bahamas we have a criminal justice system that needs reform in a number of areas, including the possession of small amounts of […]


Groundbreaking Ceremony for University of The Bahamas


- Ladies and gentlemen: Good morning. Thank you Minister Lloyd for your kind introduction. To all who have worked so hard to make this day happen, I extend my sincere gratitude on behalf of the people of The Bahamas, and on behalf of the generations of students who will reside in and utilize this complex. Today’s […]


Communication on Earthquake


- House of Assembly Communication The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Mr. Speaker: I thought it appropriate as the substantive minister for the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction that I give a communication to the Honorable House on the earthquake in our region yesterday. NEMA announced last evening that, “The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre […]


Keynote Address 29th Annual Business Outlook.


- “A New Era: Resilience in the Face of Vulnerability” Thursday, 16 January, 2020 | Baha Mar Resort | 8:30 A. M. Ladies and Gentlemen good morning: Thank you for your invitation to address the Annual Business Outlook. The Business Outlook, which is now approaching its third decade, has become one of the major business conferences […]


Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference


- Monday, 13 January 2020 | Baha Mar Convention Centre | 9:00 A. M. Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen: Let me begin by once again thanking the United Nations and its various agencies, including the UN Development Program, for its partnership and assistance in the aftermath of what UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres noted was Category Hell when […]


The Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States


- Brussels, Belgium | 14 November 2019 Chairperson of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors; Dean of the ACP Group of States; Secretary-General; Excellencies; Ladies and gentleman: A very pleasant good morning. It is a privilege to address you today on the occasion of my visit to this historic city in the heart of Belgium and at […]