Based on the advice given by Public Health officials, the Ministry of Education made the difficult decision to suspend the physical face to face instruction that takes place on our school campuses. While this action was necessary to make every effort to ...
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Remarks in the House of Assembly by Minister Jeffrey Lloyd on the Ministry of Education's response to COVID-19 and more...

Remarks in the House of Assembly by Minister Jeffrey Lloyd on the Ministry of Education's response to COVID-19


Based on the advice given by Public Health officials, the Ministry of Education made the difficult decision to suspend the physical face to face instruction that takes place on our school campuses. While this action was necessary to make every effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry was and is still committed to executing its mission of providing quality education to the students of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas...
   
 


Royal Bahamas Police Force Handing Over Ceremony of the Office of Commissioner of Police


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis gave keynote remarks at the Royal Bahamas Police Force Handing Over Ceremony of the Office of Commissioner of Police, March 30, 2020 at Police Headquarters.  He commended Commissioner Anthony Ferguson on his "extraordinary service to our country and to the Bahamian people."  The Prime Minister then introduced incoming Commissioner-Designate Paul Rolle, who established the Force's first Cyber Crime Unit, and assured him of full support...
   
 


The Government and NIB Design Temporary Programme for Self-Employed who rely on the tourism industry


Due to forces entirely beyond their control, thousands of self-employed people who rely on the flow of cruise ship and stopover visitors, are now unable to make a living over the next few weeks Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said.

“As such, the Government has partnered with NIB to design a temporary programme that will provide weekly payments of $200 to persons who meet the eligibility criteria, for a period of up to eight weeks. That is, an eligible person can receive up to $1,600 over the eight-week period,” DPM Turnquest stated as he announced an update on the government’s stimulus measures in response to COVID-19...
   
 


Scotiabank announces details on Customer Assistance Program for customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic


As the Bahamas copes with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here to help our customers and provide flexible financial solutions to meet their individual needs. 

As announced previously, Scotiabank will offer assistance to customers impacted by COVID-19. To provide consumers with more choice and to ensure alignment with regulatory guidance across our region, Scotiabank has announced updates to the details of the Customer Assistance Program (CAP). ..
   
 


NIB, SBDC and the Department of Social Services have rolled out social and economic support programmes


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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance announced that last week, the Department of Social Services, the National Insurance Board (NIB) and the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC), using the additional resources allocated by this government administration, rolled out social and economic support programmes.

“This means, Bahamians are gaining access to much-needed food assistance and financial support to lessen the economic burden on their households,” DPM Turnquest said as he announced an update on the government’s stimulus measures in response to COVID-19 in the House of Assembly, Monday, March 30, 2020...
   
 


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