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Vaccine arrival delayed

VACCINE DELAYED – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed Sunday, during a nationally televised press conference, that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine which was expected to arrive in the country Sunday, March 7 – is now scheduled to arrive by Wednesday, March 10. (BIS PHOTO: YONTALAY BOWE)

The first 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were expected to arrive in the country Sunday, March 7; however, the shipment was delayed. According to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, who made the announcement during a nationally televised press conference on Sunday, the vaccine, which was donated by the Government of India, is scheduled…
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The significance of The GBPA’s presence

A COMMENTARY BY FRED STURRUP FN GENERAL MANAGER/MANAGING EDITOR Never before, not even back in 2004 when the island was buffeted by the hurricane sister twins, Frances and Jeanne, who arrived on the heels of brother Ivan, has Grand Bahama been so depended on the Grand Bahama Port Authority, as is the case at the…
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Parker-Edgecombe appointed to head Preparedness Ministry

NEW APPOINTMENT – Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, will now head the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction. (PHOTO: TFN FILES)

Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, has been named the new Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction. The Cabinet Office released a statement late Tuesday (March 2) afternoon, announcing the appointment. It follows in part: “The prime minister (Dr. Hubert Minnis) has advised His Excellency the Governor…
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PM: ‘We are envisioning a future’

PM PRESENTS SEVERAL BILLS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on Monday, March 1, presented several financial bills to the House of Assembly for debate. (BIS PHOTO)

“We are not figuring things out while we go. We are not waiting to see what happens. We are envisioning a future beyond the pandemic and putting a plan in place to get us there.” Such was expressed by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Finance in his contribution to the 2020 Fiscal Strategy…
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