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BNDC to observe World No Tobacco Day with focus on COVID-19

The Bahamas National Drug Council (BNDC) will commemorate the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), on May 29, 2020 with a Zoom Conference under the theme: “Smoking, Vaping & COVID-19.” “World No Tobacco Day” is a World Health Organization (WHO) annual day of awareness that has been observed on May 30, beginning in 1987, to raise further awareness to the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.

Post COVID Travel Protocols

Post COVID-19, health and safety measures and protocols will be unlike what The Bahamas has seen before, according to a senior tourism official, who said it will more so be a case of the next normal as opposed to the commonly used term the new normal. Tourism Director General, Joy Jibrilu said while things will not be what travelers are used to but will be part of what we will do.

COVID-19 Relief Flight Jets Off Friday

Bahamians stranded in Florida have another opportunity to return home. Another COVID-19 relief flight jets off this Friday. Bahamasair is scheduled to leave Fort Lauderdale at 2:00pm. The flight is open to Bahamian citizens and residents as well as those with valid work permit. However, everyone wishing to board must have a negative COVID-19 test in hand.

Bahamas Open for Business and Poised to Deliver Highest Standards of...

Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson is sending the message to customers and international partners, that The Bahamas is ready and able to conduct business. The Minister expressed the country’s position to the European market on Monday, May 25, 2020 at the Ministry’s headquarters while being interviewed via Zoom by Gary Robinson, Commercial Director of Incisive Media’s International Investment publication based in London.

Pandemic Forces Adjustments to Mass Burial

Deputy Chairman of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority, Algernon Cargill said the initial plan called for having the $200,000 burial during a church service where anyone could participate; however, COVID-19 restricted this.