wanted to take this opportunity to update you on everything that has
recently changed in The Bahamas due to the outbreak of COVID-19
otherwise known as the Corona Virus. If your business has a message you
would like sent out the public please let us know by responding to this
email and we will send out for FREE.
Please stay inside if you can, distance yourself from others, and sanitize. We can get through this.
Bahamas Government has created a website for everything you need to
know about COVID-19, with loads of information and resources for dealing
with the virus in the country.
BMOTA Holds Coronavirus Seminar For Vendors At Freeport Harbour
Grand Bahama, March 20, 2020 — The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation (BMOTA) partnered with the Public Hospitals Authority this week
to present a health seminar on novel coronavirus to taxi drivers and
local vendors. The session, held at the Freeport Harbour on March 16,
was coordinated to share accurate information regarding the virus and
provide general safety precautions to take amid growing concerns.
is important to remember that coronavirus is not necessarily a death
sentence,” Dr. Frank Bartlett, head of the Grand Bahama Coronavirus Task
Force, said. “As much as 80% of the persons who have the infection have
no symptoms whatsoever and 15% of the cases end up in hospital.”
the recent announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce has been monitoring these developments closely via
updates from the Ministry of Health and has decided to close our offices
temporarily, effective Friday, March 20, 2020. We believe it important
to share the temporary changes we have made which may impact our
interactions with you.
you’re aware, we extend the use of office space and facilities to
members, however due to these extraordinary circumstances, we appreciate
your understanding that the office will be unable to accommodate these
RBC Royal Bank takes decisive action to help clients impacted by COVID-19
(CANADA) – March 18, 2020 — Today, RBC Royal Bank (RY on TSX and NYSE)
(“RBC”) announced plans to provide financial relief to its Caribbean
clients impacted by the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global
immediately, most RBC Personal banking clients in the Caribbean will
benefit from an automatic three-month payment deferral on credit
facilities. Business and Corporate banking clients are also eligible for
the relief program, following individual eligibility assessments with
an RBC representative. Automatic payment deferrals will be applied as of
March 17, 2020 and remain in effect until June 30, 2020, or until
so many organizations, the YMCA of Grand Bahama, your YMCA, has had to
close all its facilities, inside and outdoors, starting on Monday, March
16th. This is in compliance with edicts from the Bahamas Government and
recommendations from the World Health Organization and the Centers for
Disease Control, made to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Coronavirus.
Tentatively the Y is set to re-open on Monday, March 30th.
NIB ACTIVATES ORANGE ALERT STAGE IN COVID-19 BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN
National Insurance Board (NIB) has activated its Business Continuity
Plan (BCP) to address potential business disruptions, which may come as a
result of COVID-19. NIB has been in contact with the National
Coordinating Committee to ensure that the necessary actions are
consistent with the national response.
BCP is at the Orange Alert stage which concentrates on streamlining
processes to protect the most vulnerable customers, such as the elderly,
and to limit risks to staff. These changes will ensure that critical
services continue to be provided, while ensuring the safety and health
of our staff and customers. These measures are in addition to actions
already taken to promote staff awareness and education of COVID-19 and
upgrades to hygiene and cleaning regimes.