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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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). ..
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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