National Address


National Address 3 August 2020

My Fellow Bahamians and Residents:        The global COVID-19 pandemic is in a new and more dangerous stage at home and abroad.        Some countries are experiencing what some believe is a second wave of the pandemic, while the first wave continues and has gotten worse in other countries.        From Europe to Asia to Africa to North

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  • National Address – July 19, 2020

    Fellow Bahamians and Residents:        Good afternoon.        The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging around the world and is getting much worse in some countries.        The world is still in a global health emergency, with some health officials warning that things may get even worse, and worse and worse.        According to the World Health Organization, the world

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  • Bahamians and residents urged not to travel abroad unless absolutely necessary

    Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis made an urgent plea to Bahamians and residents to refrain from traveling abroad unless absolutely necessary. The appeal comes days before The Bahamas will open its borders to international commercial travel, on Wednesday 1 July. “I want to make a very strong plea to Bahamians and residents

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  • Prime Minister Minnis: Gov will not grant approval for free-trade zone on Andros or sell off large tracts of land

    Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said his administration will not grant approval for a free-trade zone on the island of Andros, nor will it alienate or sell-off vast tracts of land in The Bahamas. The Prime Minister was addressing published reports on a draft proposal for Andros, which included concepts for the development

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  • National Address – 28 June 2020

    My Fellow Bahamians and Residents:        Good afternoon.        I thought it essential to address the nation as we are about to enter a new period or what some have described as a “new normal” during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.        Most of our country and economy have reopened, though, with certain necessary restrictions. Our phased reopening

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