The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) upgraded its 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast calling for 19 to 25 named storms, of which 7 to 11 will become hurricanes, including 3 to 6 major hurricanes. This is being viewed as one of the most active seasonal forecasts, according to weather experts in updated predictions issued August 5 to 7, 2020. The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts June 1 and ends November 30.
Lend a Hand Bahamas, a Bahamian nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce an additional charitable contribution of $50,000 from Kiril Sokoloff of Lyford Cay who has worked closely with its POA to help the Bahamian people, which will be matched $1 for $1. This donation will help enhance vital food security in the Bahamas. Mr. Sokoloff made a previous $50,000 donation in June 2020 to help jumpstart food relief efforts with Lend a Hand Bahamas. He is now once again stepping up during this difficult time, and challenging others to join him.
By promulgation of the Competent Authority, and in accordance with the COVID-19 Update #19 dated May 3rd, 2020, “Professional Athletes” have been granted permission to resume their training with immediate effect. In accordance with that announcement, the purpose of this communication is to provide further details for the benefit of members of the Sporting Community.
Justice Carolita Bethel was sworn in as Justice of the Court of Appeal by Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius...
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The government is still counting on building a detention centre in Inagua despite strained finance. Though giving no timeline on when this will happen, Immigration Minister the Honourable Ellsworth Johnson said discussions in this regard continue.
It’s official! Bahamians adults will now be able to renew their passports online via the newly launched portal. The online process for minors...
Debate on the 2021/2022 Budget opened in the House of Assembly today with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest spending some time clearing up what he called misconceptions about how the government intends to put the country back on a path of economic recovery. A key component of that strategy focuses on fiscal consolidation through revenue enhancement and expenditure containment.
In light of the recently confirmed case of the corona virus in The Bahamas, The Ministry of Education (MOE) officially announces the closure of all schools, both public and private, and educational institutions, beginning tomorrow, Monday, March 16th, 2020 until Tuesday, April 14th, 2020. In the Public Sector, teachers and students are not required to report to school; However, all administrators, support staff, and security personnel are expected to report for duty tomorrow Monday, March 16th, 2020, and to await further instructions. Meantime, all Staff of the Ministry of Education Headquarters and various satellite offices are to report to work as usual.
Compliance continues to be a problem in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the country’s COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, health officials have not been able to find a number of people in self quarantine.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are five (5) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred twenty-four (124). There have been twenty-one (21) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-nine (89) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.