NIB provides update on the status of unemployment benefit payments

NIB has now paid over 34 thousand unemployment benefit (UEB) claimants over $60 million in benefits. This number continues to grow daily. Most recipients have received 8 to 10 weeks of benefit, as NIB prepares to process payments up to the 13-weeks maximum over the next week for many recipients.

Bahamas Min.of Tourism and Aviation launches “The islands of The Bahamas”...

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s new, free mobile app provides an easy to use resource and tool for consumers planning a visit to The Islands Of The Bahamas. Key features of the app include: downloadable island guides, flight charter request processing and recommendations based on the user’s geo-location within The Bahamas. It also highlights current deals, Bahamas.com blog posts, an interactive map and suggests top activities for adventure, relaxation and romance.

Payment date announced for expanded government unemployment assistance

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DPM Turnquest encourages Bahamians to remain resilient

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest stated that this Government’s Administration has acknowledged the decision by credit ratings agency Moody’s to downgrade the country’s credit rating as a result of the economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

47th Independence Virtual Made-for-Television Celebration

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas will observe its 47th Independence under the theme ‘Pressing Onward: A time of Hope, Triumph and Transformation’...

PHA addresses BDU Statement on Interns and Junior Physicians

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) has been advised of a Press Statement issued today by the Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) which states that the PHA “has informed over thirty interns and other junior physicians that their services will no longer be required as of July 1, 2020”.

Opening of private pre-schools and day care centres

The public is hereby informed that pursuant to the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (No. 5) Order,2020, the Early Childhood Care Act, 2004 (“the Act”) and the Early Childhood Care (NationalStandards) Regulations 2015, the Ministry of Education in conjunction with the Pre-school and Day-Care Centre Counci

Paving works for Faith Avenue Carmichael Road to Cowpen Road

Please be advised that the Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix will continue the paving works along Faith Avenue. Bahamix has now scheduled the section of road between Carmichael Road and Cow Pen Road to be carried out in three (3) traffic management phases.

Atlantis Stalls Opening

The Atlantis Resort will delay it's opening until the 30th of July. Prime Minister, the Most Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis made the announcement in Parliament this afternoon after speaking with resort executives.

Emergency Orders Still Stand

The Government averting a free for all with the dawning of new COVID-19 emergency orders. In a last minute move, Governor General, His Excellency Cornelius Smith yesterday signed a new Proclamation of Emergency which took effect at midnight.