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Coronavirus update – PDF

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced the closing of schools and travel restrictions following the first confirmed case of coronavirus on the island of New Providence. Read his full national address here. (Stock Photo)

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Monday, March 16, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced the closing of schools and travel restrictions following the first confirmed case of coronavirus on the island of New Providence.

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Bahamas withdraws from hosting OAS Assembly

The Government of The Bahamas has withdrawn from hosting the 50th OAS General Assembly in Nassau in light of concerns surrounding COVID-19. Read the full statement here. 

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020

NASSAU, Bahamas, March 12 2020 — The Government of The Bahamas has been closely monitoring the progress of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, over the past few weeks. On the 11th of March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) took the decision to declare COVID-19 a world health pandemic as there are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 people have lost their lives.

To date, international organizations such as the United Nations (UN) and World Bank have cancelled or postponements meetings with large gatherings and the numbers of such are increasing daily.

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Expedia: Bahamas one of top performing markets in 2019

The Bahamas was one of the top performing markets in the Caribbean last year, according to the Expedia Group which said demand for the destination soared by 20 per cent in 2019. 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

ExpediaThe Bahamas was one of the top performing markets in the Caribbean last year, according to the Expedia Group which said demand for the destination soared by 20 per cent in 2019.

The most in-demand islands last year were The Bahamas, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Aruba, according to the travel giant’s recently released 2019 update. These markets saw a 25 per cent jump in standalone demand with most travellers coming from the US, Canada, Brazil, the UK, France and Mexico.

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The Health Ministry has released an update on the coronavirus. So far, there have been no confirmed cases in The Bahamas. 

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Monday, March 9, 2020
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United Airlines’ Denver-Nassau inaugural flight touches down – photos

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Nassau Airport Development Co and other officials welcomed United Airlines' Denver inaugural flight to Nassau, March 7, 2020. See photos of the event here. Pictured: United Airlines' Denver inaugural flight to Nassau touches down March 7, 2020. (BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)

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Friday, March 6, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Nassau Airport Development Co and other officials welcomed United Airlines’ Denver inaugural flight to Nassau, March 7, 2020.

Visitors were also treated to a Junkanoo performance upon their arrival at Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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Silver Airways introduces new aircraft series in Caribbean region

Silver Airways, which operates more flights between Florida and The Bahamas than any other airline, is introducing its new state-of-the-art ATR-600 series aircraft in the Caribbean. Pictured: Silver Airways ATR 72-600. Click here to see a full sized photo. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Silver AirwaysFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week Silver Airways, America’s leading independent regional airline, is introducing its new state-of-the-art ATR-600 series aircraft in the Caribbean.

The ATR-600 series aircraft is specifically designed for short-haul markets, but with the same look, feel and customer amenities of larger jetliners.

Silver is scheduled to launch a total of four new ATR-600 series aircraft in its Caribbean operation this year, including one ATR 72-600 starting March 4, 2020, one ATR 42-600 in April, one ATR 42-600 in June and one ATR 42-600 in July.

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The region's annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum is slated to take place at Hyatt Regency Miami June 26-28, 2020. This year's conference theme is: Riding the Wave–Smart Actions in Uncertain Times. 

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020

CHIEF conference scheduled for JuneIn the midst of an unprecedented decade of Caribbean tourism growth when hoteliers, tourism-related businesses and destinations successfully tackled a number of challenges, industry stakeholders are gearing up to address anticipated new challenges and share active solutions to help steer a course through uncharted waters.

Drawing upon the theme Riding the Wave–Smart Actions in Uncertain Times, challenges and solutions will be front and centre at the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), the Caribbean region’s annual networking, education and best practice sharing event for hospitality and tourism business stakeholders.

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Central Bank releases MEFD report – PDF

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has released its Monthly Economic and Financial Developments report covering January 2020. Read the full report here. 

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has released its Monthly Economic and Financial Developments report covering January 2020.

The report says preliminary indications are that the domestic economy exhibited mildly expansionary trends during the review month. Gains in the high value-added stopover visitor segment, mainly in New Providence and the Family Islands not damaged by Hurricane Dorian, supported the rise in tourism sector output.

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MOTA attends international airline conference

The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, along with industry partners, attended the Routes Americas 2020 conference recently held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pictured: (from left) Tyrone G. Sawyer, Senior Director – Airlift Development, MOTA; Christine “Chris” Kennedy, General Manager – Global Partnerships/Network Planning, Delta Air Line; Faye Cash, General Manager – Airlift Development, MOTA. (MOTA Photo)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, along with industry partners, attended the Routes Americas 2020 conference recently held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Attending from the Ministry of Tourism were Tyrone Sawyer, Senior Director – airlift development and Faye Cash, general manager – airlift development.

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BFSB to postpone European Landfall events

The Bahamas Financial Services Board has announced that it will be postponing its Landfall breakfast briefing events in the UK and Switzerland scheduled for later this month. 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) has announced that it will be postponing its Landfall breakfast briefing events in the UK and Switzerland scheduled for later this month.

In a statement the BFSB said:

“We regret to advise that we have made the decision to postpone our Bahamas Briefing sessions which were planned for London (March 24) and Switzerland (March 25/27).”

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