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By JACQUELINE CHARLES (MIAMI HERALD) — Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced Monday a complete lockdown of the country for the next two weeks, saying the bed capacity and human resources were being “increasingly stretched” amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. “Our ICU beds are at capacity and non-critical care beds are […]

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis Monday night announced a “complete national lockdown” of every island in The Bahamas for at least the next two weeks after the country recorded a significant spike in the number of cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In a nationwide radio and television broadcast, Minnis said that […]

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Isaias ripped shingles off roofs and blew over trees as it carved its way through the Bahamas early Saturday and headed toward the Florida coast, where officials in Miami said they were closing beaches, marinas and parks. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez said Friday that 20 evacuation centers were […]

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By DÁNICA COTO (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — New Hurricane Isaias kept on a path early Friday expected to take it to the U.S. East Coast by the weekend as it approached the Bahamas, parts of which are still recovering from the devastation of last year’s Hurricane Dorian. Isaias had maximum sustained winds of […]

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The Bahamas is shutting its borders to tourists from the United States, weeks after reopening to international visitors. “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis told the nation on Sunday. He asserted that the situation has deteriorated ‘at an exponential […]

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is preparing for Phase 2 of the Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan, which will begin on Wednesday, July 1, and allow for the resumption of international travel to The Bahamas. Policies and procedures for all travellers visiting The Bahamas beginning July 1 are as follows: […]

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC)— The Bahamas government Tuesday described as “false”, reports that it is “running out of money” and that the local currency is under threat of being devalued. “Our economy has not survived and thrived for so long because of good fortune. As a country, we have historically taken a very prudent approach to […]

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Read more The first tropical depression of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has formed near the northern Bahamas and is expected to become Tropical Storm Arthur this weekend. This system will bring some rain, breezy conditions, high surf and rip currents to parts of the Southeast coast into next week. Tropical storm watches have been issued […]

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Bahamas Ministry of Health is working closely with the all pertinent government agencies throughout the destination to execute The Bahamas National Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19. At this time, there are no reported cases of the coronavirus in The Bahamas. The World Health Organization (WHO) does not currently recommend any ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Moore Bahamas Foundation (“Moore Bahamas”) today announced $300,000 in new grants for Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery, part of $1 million in support pledged by conservation philanthropist Louis Bacon. The new grants follow Moore Bahamas’ funding for emergency aid immediately after the hurricane and a post-hurricane needs assessment. The grants will ...

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