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IICA tackles the emergency, by prioritizing and strengthening support to guarantee...

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is focusing its technical cooperation actions on supporting the efforts of countries in the Americas to guarantee food security, agricultural sustainability and the resilience of rural communities. The Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, has resolved that, in light of the global emergency triggered by the coronavirus, IICA’s five strategic programs (Bioeconomy and Production Development; Territorial Development and Family Farming; International Trade and Regional Integration; Climate Change, Natural Resources and Production Risks; and Agricultural Health, Food Safety and Quality) should devote all their efforts to mitigating the current and future impact of the coronavirus on the agriculture sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Bahamas Development Bank Offers Deferral of Loan Payments for Borrowers Impacted...

The Bahamas Development Bank is working with the government and other agencies to deliver immediate relief to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, a three- month deferral against repayment of credit facilities will be offered to existing clients in good standing with The Bank who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. While we anticipate payments to resume with accrued interest by the end of June 2020, we recognize that significant uncertainty exists regarding the duration of measures to ensure health and safety. The leniency period will therefore be examined on a case by case basis. Clients who are experiencing reductions in cash flow that may impede the ability to make payments are encouraged to call BDB at 727-2202 or email to discuss their accounts as soon as possible.

Public School Closures Due to COVID 19

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.

Bahamasair’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bahamasair wishes to notify the travelling public that our airline continues to monitor and respond to the growing situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The airline is committed to preserving the health and safety of both passengers and staff, by working closely with Ministry of Health officials, as well as industry leaders for updates and best practices.