Hubert Minnis

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Hubert Minnis said : “We know from past and recent experience that storms could change course very quickly,” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our ICU beds are at capacity and non-critical care beds are approaching capacity,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “There will be no curbside and takeaway dining or retail,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Much of the world is battling a resurgence of this highly contagious virus,” “Countries like us that had success during the first wave are seeing new, aggressive spread. They too are having to reinstitute restrictions, curfews and in some instances lockdowns” External link

virginislandsdailynews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our ICU beds are at capacity and noncritical care beds are approaching capacity,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our ICU beds are at capacity and noncritical care beds are approaching capacity,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our ICU beds are at capacity and non-critical care beds are approaching capacity,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “There will be no curbside and takeaway dining or retail,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Much of the world is battling a resurgence of this highly contagious virus,” “Countries like us that had success during the first wave are seeing new, aggressive spread. They too are having to re-institute restrictions, curfews and in some instances lockdowns” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family," External link

afp-en Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Please do not engage in hurricane or Covid parties,” External link

guardian Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, July 31, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family," External link

afp-en Friday, July 31, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family," External link

yahoo-au Friday, July 31, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We cannot allow our hospitals to be overrun. Many priorities must be balanced, be they health, social and economic,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "International commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers will not be permitted to enter our borders, except for commercial flights from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I must tell you, if cases continue to spike and increase, my Government is prepared to implement more restrictive measures," "This is not our wish. But if it has to be done it will be done" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis disse : "Nossa situação atual exige uma ação decisiva" External link

noticias-r7 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis disse : "Se os casos continuarem a aumentar, meu governo está preparado para implementar medidas mais restritivas, embora esse não seja o nosso desejo" External link

noticias-r7 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : "In neighboring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing," External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "For some places, it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “You will be required to present your documents to immigration officials upon arrival,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “It shall be an offence for an airline or sea vessel to permit a passenger to board the vessel not wearing a face mask and without an approved travel health card from the Ministry of Health,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “If we address the current increase in confirmed cases as quickly as possible, Grand Bahama can return to a greater sense of normalcy as soon as possible. Let us work together to get Grand Bahama back up and running as quickly as possible. I ask Grand Bahamians to work in a spirit of unity in the battle against COVID-19,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "International commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers will not be permitted to enter our borders, except for commercial flights from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I must tell you, if cases continue to spike and increase, my Government is prepared to implement more restrictive measures," "This is not our wish. But if it has to be done it will be done" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : "In neighbouring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing," External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "For some places, it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus," External link

ctvnews Monday, July 20, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus," External link

foxcarolina Monday, July 20, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy," "It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders" External link

startribune Monday, July 20, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” “It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders” External link

680news Monday, July 20, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : "In neighboring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, July 20, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "For some places, it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, July 20, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : "In neighboring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing," External link

afp-en Monday, July 20, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "For some places, it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," External link

afp-en Monday, July 20, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” External link

voanews Monday, July 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We cannot risk the death of Bahamians and residents. We must be resolved in our collective willingness to save lives,” External link

voanews Monday, July 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus," External link

wptv Monday, July 20, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus," External link

wkbw Monday, July 20, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus," External link

kxxv Monday, July 20, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” “It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 20, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus," External link

abcactionnews Monday, July 20, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” “It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders” External link

fox5atlanta Monday, July 20, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus," External link

newschannel5 Monday, July 20, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy. It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders,” External link

wftv Monday, July 20, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus," External link

khou Monday, July 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "In neighboring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing. For some places it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," External link

khou Monday, July 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "International commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers will not be permitted to enter our borders, except for commercial flights from Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union," External link

fox35orlando Monday, July 20, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, July 20, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” “It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders” External link

nypost Monday, July 20, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "In neighboring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing. For some places it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," External link

usaToday Monday, July 20, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus,” External link

usaToday Monday, July 20, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus,” External link

nbcnews Monday, July 20, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I ask the young people today, I’m only asking you to sacrifice three days for a healthier and better nation,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “It means that you will have no beds for sick patients because your hospital is being used for all COVID patients,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The PLP would have been a disaster during COVID-19,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We had stopped the spread of COVID-19, but the virus has not been eliminated and may spread widely and quickly again based on our individual and collective behavior,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : “Are we not worth three days to save a nation?” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis insists : “these measures are for the ongoing protection and safety of Bahamians and residents” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 8, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Atlantis informed me that as a result of what’s happening in the United States, they have decided that it would probably be best that they delay their opening until the 30th of July,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The restrictions and measures we followed helped to stop community spread of the virus in The Bahamas during the first wave,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 29, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We…all have to do better,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 29, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Let me be as clear as I can: your actions can damage the health of others and your actions can help worsen our economy if we have a lockdown again,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 29, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We have made the window of time for testing shorter for the protection of Bahamians and residents,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 29, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “All of Baha Mar phase II projects have been awarded to local contractors, providing direct and immediate employment for more than 300 Bahamians,” “This $300 million expansion is an investment in the future. It is a sign of confidence that Baha Mar is committed to creating the best platform for a successful reopening in the fall” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Notwithstanding that we are still rebuilding after Hurricane Dorian, our response to COVID-19 has been quick, strategic and informed,” “We have had a total of 11 deaths, a limited number of hospitalizations and adequate ICU beds over the course of the 99 days” External link

bahamas-gov Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “As we look to the future, cognizant that COVID-19 is not behind us and is still very much a looming threat, we proceed with the relaxation of restrictions with cautious optimism,” External link

bahamas-gov Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Because of the events of less than a year, it is the primary moral responsibility of my Government to aid the tens of thousands of Bahamians in need of jobs, social assistance, food and tangible hope,” “Through our expanded support of the Department of Social Services feeding programs, and the work of the National Food Distribution Task Force, we will ensure that all Bahamians have adequate food supply. The $25 million allocation for food support in the Department of Social Services is testament to this” External link

bahamas-gov Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The committee should be bold and creative in its recommendations,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I think it would be unfair for me to name a new minister at this particular time and he or she be placed in a position where they would have to present the health budget to the nation,” “I think it would be appropriate that I am here at this particular time” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 8, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Returning Bahamians and residents will no longer be required to quarantine on returning home, but will be monitored by the Ministry of Health’s Surveillance Unit and Hubbcat monitoring app if necessary,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 8, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “All salons, spas and parlors wishing to open should produce a current business license, engage in deep cleaning of their salon and put procedures in place to maintain physical distancing, hand washing and sanitizing, and mask wearing to protect themselves and their clients,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, June 5, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : “restaurants, except for curbside and deliveries, bars, gyms, hair salons and barbershops, movie theaters, cultural facilities and entertainment facilities remain closed on New Providence, Grand Bahama and Bimini” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Just as most Bahamians acted in the spirit of unity in the past few difficult months, we will need this same spirit to rebuild our country after one of the most unprecedented events in our lifetime,” External link

bahamas-gov Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I wish to be clear. Restaurants, except for curbside and deliveries, bars, gyms, hair salons and barbershops, movie theatres, cultural facilities and entertainment facilities remain closed on New Providence, Grand Bahama and Bimini,” “I assure restaurant operators, hair salons and barbershops that we are working with the National COVID-19 Coordination Committee and industry partners to finalize protocols for operations” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, May 29, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We recognize that there are challenges with the domestic route and we’re in discussion with Bahamasair and other airlines so we can come up with a protocol so you can at least open the domestic airlines,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, May 29, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We think we’re on the right track,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “There will be one offering station,” “Offering baskets should not be passed around” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, May 22, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Commodore Bethel has been a consummate naval officer [and] has demonstrated great patriotism and love of country,” “He leaves behind a legacy of integrity, dedicated service and commitment to the success of the defense force and to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for which we are grateful” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, May 22, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I assure industry stakeholders that financial services is one of the primary areas of concern for the ERC as we work to build a resilient, dynamic, inclusive, and sustainable Bahamas economy,” “As the financial services industry evolves, my Government will work to help the sector in its ongoing evolution” External link

bahamas-gov Friday, May 22, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Last September we experienced Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful hurricanes in the Atlantic in recorded history, which ravaged our second and third most populous islands and economic centers,” “Now COVID-19 has closed our borders and destroyed our tourism-dependent economy. Economic recovery is halted even as we prepare for the impending hurricane season in our region, which begins on June 1st and extends to November 30th” External link

bahamas-gov Friday, May 22, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Commodore Bethel has been a consummate naval officer,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Your service as commander comes at a critical time for our nation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “So, if a particular island goes viral or goes left on you, you can manage that,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Many Androsians depend on crab, the export of crab to New Providence and wherever else,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis added : “That’s like Christmas for them. That’s their economic engine. So, we had to make a determination. Do we open San Salvador and Eleuthera, cause there was only one additional island that we were going to open. Do we do San Salvador? Do we do Eleuthera or do we allow the Androsians to take advantage of this particular time when their economic engine is roaring?” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I must say that I am extremely disappointed with the behavior of those in South Eleuthera who…engaged in a…motorcade on Friday,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “As of now, we are looking at a possible opening date for commercial travel on or before July 1st. These dates may change depending on the circumstances. I want to repeat, however, that this date is not final,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This is in addition to the Wednesday and Friday in-store hours that home and hardware stores are currently allowed to operate,” “The operating hours also apply to manufacturers of hurricane-proof windows and other hurricane-related products” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 18, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The number of confirmed cases is expected to increase if much of the population continues to fail to practice recommendations for physical distancing, wearing protective face coverings and frequent and thorough hand washing,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, May 15, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “But it is absolutely necessary because things will get much worse on Bimini if we don’t take this strong measure immediately,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, May 15, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The agreement with those wishing to return is that no one who tested positive to the virus would be allowed on a repatriation flight,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 11, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Pending the investigation and review of this matter, I have advised the airline and was also advised by the health officials to temporarily suspend the repatriation flights, which we will resume as soon as health officials advise,” “We will advise when the repatriation flights may resume” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 11, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The government paid for hotel accommodations and food for a number of Bahamians who required assistance while overseas pending their return home,” “The government also paid for the COVID-19 tests” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 11, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Two of these individuals were needed to service BPL (Bahamas Power and Light) generators here on New Providence,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 11, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Paradise Island ) : “This concentration of population and GDP is forcing us to reconsider ways to diversify our tourism economic centres, while we build greater resilience in and continue tourism growth on New Providence and Paradise Island,” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “after many false dawns, there is an exciting new horizon for our second most populous island and economic centre” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “With Grand Bahama’s proximity to the large Florida market, in particular, this investment will promote sustainable economic growth and development on Grand Bahama,” “This investment will also expand the experience for cruise passengers to The Bahamas” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This phased reopening is aimed at striking the right balance between permitting some level of commerce to resume while still maintaining a vigilant national position promoting social distancing and reinforcing the health and safety precautions necessary to mitigate community spread of COVID-19,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 4, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “citizens and legal residents of The Bahamas, the latter with a home in The Bahamas, will be permitted entry into The Bahamas via air travel to New Providence or Grand Bahama unless approved otherwise” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “There was an incident last week involving some residents who flew by private aircraft to New Providence and brought COVID-19 test kits with them,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “All those returning will be required to be quarantined for 14 days in a government quarantined facility or self-quarantined,” “They will also be subjected to mandatory quarantine verification monitoring by the Ministry of Health” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Let me be clear about the protocol for Bahamians and residents wishing to return to The Bahamas; citizens and legal residents of The Bahamas, the latter with a home in The Bahamas, will be permitted entry into The Bahamas via travel to New Providence or Grand Bahama unless approved otherwise via air,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The Ministry of Health has reported no confirmed cases of COVID-19 today,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This is in addition to the in-store days those stores are currently allowed to operate,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The opening of various Family Islands was set to begin in phase two but we have decided to gradually reopen our Family Islands by zone, starting tomorrow in our southern Bahamas,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Using guidelines provided by health officials, other islands will be allowed to resume commercial activity at the appropriate time,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis warned : “You break quarantine, we lock you up,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Health officials have repeatedly noted that a number of those who should remain in quarantine or isolation at home are not doing so, which could result in greater spread of the virus,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I know that some will be disappointed by the extension of the emergency orders, including workers and businesses who are hurting,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The major objective of the National Food Committee is to steer the co-ordination and collaboration of the public sector, private sector and [non-governmental organizations] NGOs to increase food distribution nationally and fairly,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The committee should be bold and creative in its recommendations,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The committee should be bold and creative in its recommendations,” “We are in a new era. We need to think and act in new ways in order to recover as quickly as possible and to build a more dynamic and diverse economy. We have to enhance the use of digital technologies and delivery services” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 27, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : “I look forward to the ideas, policies and programs the Committee will recommend to help The Bahamas to recover and to create jobs and more entrepreneurial opportunities, including for young Bahamians,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 27, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The committee should be bold and creative in its recommendations,” “We are in a new era. We need to think and act in new ways in order to recover as quickly as possible and to build a more dynamic and diverse economy. We have to enhance the use of digital technologies and delivery services” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 27, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I am alarmed by the number of people out on the road during the 24-hour curfew this past week,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 20, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “To help identify essential workers, every Bahamian and resident will be required to carry valid government-issued ID when in public,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 20, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Medical personnel feel that at this point in time all resources should be utilized to fight the common enemy that we face and that is COVID,” “It is not unusual for a lot of resources to be diverted to the emergency room to deal with the effect of alcohol” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 20, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Alongside the financing that can be obtained locally, the government will have to rely on some foreign currency borrowing to cover its revenue shortfall,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 20, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “During a meeting with the proposed members of the economic advisory group, we discussed a number of issues: e-commerce, diversifying the economy, accelerating foreign direct investment projects, restoring the macroeconomy and tourism,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 20, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Health officials have been prioritizing testing to individuals with moderate and severe disease,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis added : “The Ministry of Health knew that due to the COVID-19 pandemic there would be a need for the government to facilitate access to food and food supplies to our population already at risk for food insecurity and hunger,” “Additionally, these measures were also needed to help those at-risk for hunger due to loss of income and employment. While the Ministry of Social Services is providing food vouchers and the National Insurance Board is providing some assistance for those previously engaged in the formal tourism economy, it was understood that there would be additional food needs for those who were outside of the formal economy or who would not apply or qualify for certain assistance” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The move is an effort to protect the local mask manufacturing industry that has sprung up overnight as a result of the COVID-19 virus,” “We are working to protect and encourage small businesses and to create and promote jobs. I am happy to see so many seamstresses and tailors involved in this growing industry” External link

bahamas-gov Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are in a surge. There is community spread,” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “They are distracting the police from other essential duties and they may be prosecuted for failing to abide by the regulations, which are designed to save lives,” “I want to speak very directly to all Family Island residents…. Please do not go wandering from settlement to settlement visiting friends and family. We have to prevent any possible spread of COVID-19 on every island and cay” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “after many false dawns, there is an exciting new horizon for our second most populous island and economic centre” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “With Grand Bahama’s proximity to the large Florida market, in particular, this investment will promote sustainable economic growth and development on Grand Bahama,” “This investment will also expand the experience for cruise passengers to The Bahamas” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “No visitor shall be permitted to enter and disembark for any reason including transmitting through The Bahamas,” External link

jonesbahamas Saturday, April 11, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “A curfew is imposed every day for 24 hours except as provided [in the orders] or may be approved by the commissioner of police,” External link

jonesbahamas Saturday, April 11, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Essential workers also include essential officers of any water, electricity or other sector encompassing the provision of electronic communications including print and electronic media,” “All of these essential workers should at all times carry personal identification” External link

jonesbahamas Saturday, April 11, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “There is no need for it,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This will affect Bahamian workers and businesses and will have an impact on the poorer and more vulnerable in our country,” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis explained : “This crisis will have a tremendous and wide- spread economic impact,” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Most people who contract this virus will fully recover but there are a number of people who are particularly vulnerable, including the elderly and those at risk because of compromised immune systems,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 16, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “There is an indefinite suspension of all permits for use of public open spaces,” External link

jonesbahamas Monday, March 16, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This facility will be secured by defence force officers,” “No visitors will be allowed into the facility unless authorized. We are securing another facility for quarantine purposes” External link

jonesbahamas Monday, March 16, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This restricted travel list of countries will be continuously monitored and updated as neces- sary,” External link

jonesbahamas Monday, March 16, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Non-essential travel by Bahamian nationals and residents and other countries is highly dis- couraged,” External link

jonesbahamas Monday, March 16, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Schools will be closed as of tomorrow, Monday, March 16th until Tuesday, April 14th,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 16, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis added : “All Bahamian nationals and residents returning to The Bahamas through any point of entry from any of the restricted countries or an area where community infection and spread is present will be quarantined or be placed under self-isolation upon arrival and are expected to follow the protocols of the Ministry of Health,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 16, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We will continue to update the Bahamian people on all we are doing to address this major crisis,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, March 13, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Most people who contract this virus will fully recover but there are a number of people who are particularly vulnerable, including the elderly and those at risk because of compromised immune systems,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, March 13, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are committed to ensuring that those who are eligible for citizenship and residency, and who apply, are granted their status in a timely manner,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, March 13, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We cannot allow unfettered illegal migration to The Bahamas,” “But the rule of law and the demands of justice also mean that we should provide a legal path to citizenship and residency for those who are eligible” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, March 13, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “That seven-member commission has been working assiduously to clear the backlog in applications,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, March 13, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I want to ask you to take all the necessary hygienic precautions, washing your hands, etc…Most of all, I don’t want you to panic,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Once BPL and Shell have completed their negotiations, Shell has committed to constructing an LNG regasification facility at a location near the Clifton Pier Power Station,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 9, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “For decades, high energy costs have been an extraordinary burden on the Bahamian people and businesses,” “The actions we are taking will reduce the cost of living and the cost and ease of doing business in The Bahamas. We are putting the literal dark days and decades of load shedding behind us” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, March 6, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “With Grand Bahama’s proximity to the large Florida market, in particular, this investment will promote sustainable economic growth and development on Grand Bahama,” “This investment will also expand the experience for cruise passengers to The Bahamas” External link

bahamas-gov Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We will utilize the resources necessary to ensure the safety of all Bahamians and residents. Public health is an absolute priority,” “I have been monitoring this on a daily basis and getting regular updates from health officials” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We will utilize the resources necessary to ensure the safety of all Bahamians and residents. Public health is an absolute priority,” “I have been monitoring this on a daily basis and getting regular updates from health officials” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Commission ) : “An independent Boundaries Commission would allow for the transparency of democracy to flourish without political interference trying to gerrymander boundary lines for political advantage,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis reminded : “We are supposed to be a country of law and order,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I want to be clear that when it comes to public health threats, the Government will not take any chances. We take this outbreak very seriously. Public health is an absolute priority,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I want to be clear that when it comes to public health threats the government will not take any chances,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 2, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "After Ragged Island was devastated, I made a statement: Let us show the world what can be done," "We may be small, but we can set an example to the world" External link

CBSnews Monday, March 2, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Absolutely. After which, we can expand it. We can expand it," External link

CBSnews Monday, March 2, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis told : "First World nations-- and this is what I said at the U.N. I said, 'First World nations make the greatest contribution to climate change,'" External link

CBSnews Monday, March 2, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I was away for a period last week at CARICOM meetings in Barbados,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "First World nations make the greatest contribution to climate change," "They are the ones responsible for the changes that we see, the increase in velocity and ferocity of the hurricanes that we see today, but we're the innocent victim" External link

CBSnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We welcome individuals to our shores, once they enter the proper way,” “But we will not tolerate illegal immigrants” External link

bahamas-gov Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This is a model that we can learn from when it comes to developing our own sustainable housing project for Abaco, and eventually other areas,” “This development offers a realistic example of what a properly planned sustainable community could look like in The Bahamas. The homes are affordable, resilient and can withstand the shocks associated with climate change” External link

bahamas-gov Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We want to develop affordable and resilient housing communities to withstand increasingly strong hurricanes, flooding, storm surges and other natural disasters,” External link

bahamas-gov Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis explained : “By using this approach, we will be able to keep costs down and offer homes to Bahamians at a much more affordable rate,” “The cost to prospective homeowners would not include the value of the land and cost for installation of infrastructure” External link

bahamas-gov Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We brought forth to our CARICOM colleagues the challenges that we face with illegals that challenges both ourselves and Turks and Caicos,” External link

sunstkitts Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We’ve made it clear that we have a problem with illegal migration to The Bahamas and we will no longer tolerate it,and we cannot afford it,” External link

sunstkitts Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “A delegation was selected at the last CARICOM meeting,” External link

sunstkitts Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I ask the courts to work with us,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Caicos Islands ) : “I have given the minister with responsibility for immigration the task of establishing a strike force whose mandate would be to aggressively pursue illegals, both throughout New Providence and the Family Islands, through our streets and at various job sites,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “That was a matter that was discussed over a year ago,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “An office that was suited for his great love of the law and his desire to offer greater public service. A constitutional expert, he has written and reflected on a range of constitutional questions dealing with varied aspects of law and socie- ty,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about The Hon ) : “The country needs men and women of judi- cial character and tem- perament to serve throughout the judiciary, especially as it continues the work of judicial reform, inclusive of the reform of the criminal justice system,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We have been very, very focused on security. We’ve been very focused on the rebuilding efforts of Abaco, the Abaco Cays and Grand Bahama and will remain focused on the rebuilding efforts,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Infrastructure materials are already arriving. Trailers for the workers to build the domes are at the site. The infrastructure from the Family Relief Centre will remain in place to accommodate permanent housing on the same site,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “For example, Elbow Cay employed approximately 400 people from Marsh Harbour. The quicker communities like Hope Town and Elbow Cay are rebuilt, the more employment there is for the residents of the mainland,” “In addition to general reconstruction efforts, we must get as much regular economic activity as possible going throughout Abaco, including in areas not destroyed by Hurricane Dorian” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : “the central government is deploying hundreds of government personnel from every ministry and major agencies on the ground to coordinate and to help with recovery and reconstruction,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The major development will inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy over time and provide direct and indirect opportunities for scores of residents,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Phase three is expected to be ready for occupancy by September 2022 to accommodate growth to 500 medical students by September 2023,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “It is anticipated that 600 workers will be employed during the construction phase of the project,” “Tyrsoz Holdings has agreed to aim for a ratio of no less than 80 percent Bahamian workers to 20 percent non-Bahamian workers” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, February 14, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The work of rebuilding and restoration will take years,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I think that was dealt with by…many members of my party. I don’t think I need to say anything else about it. They’ve dealt with it” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The PLP is one corrupt, tiefin’, no good, bastard, homosexual, African monkeys,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Further, I am pleased to announce tonight that the National Economic Council has approved the project for the construction of a five-star residential, resort and marina development in South Abaco,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “In order to restore the lives of the people of Abaco and Grand Bahama, we must boost economic activity and development, on both islands,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Today’s groundbreaking is another milestone in your mission to strive to be the bridge between clients and their financial needs, while helping them to make their financial dreams possible,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Paradise Island ) : “This concentration of population and GDP is forcing us to reconsider ways to diversify our tourism economic centres, while we build greater resilience in and continue tourism growth on New Providence and Paradise Island,” External link

caribbean360 Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The progressive and sustainable economic development of The Bahamas rests on the proper education and training of our people,” “The University of The Bahamas plays a fundamental role in this regard” External link

bahamas-gov Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are vigorously supporting small- and medium-sized businesses by providing them with the incentives and assistance needed to nurture the dreams and develop the skills and talents of Bahamian entrepreneurs,” “We are also encouraging absentee landowners to re-develop their ancestral homes, properties and abandoned buildings” External link

bahamas-gov Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The lessons of Hurricane Dorian have forced us to reconsider a number of matters that we have often ignored or not fully addressed. Dorian has forced us to rethink our global responsibilities as a voice in combating climate change,” External link

caycompass Friday, January 31, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We must find ways to rebuild, [and] when possible retrofit our homes, our buildings and our power and water infrastructure, [so they] are far more hurricane resilient for both wind and surging waters,” “We must rethink how we ensure the enforcement of building codes and we must rethink regulations regarding how close we will allow any construction to our shorelines” External link

caycompass Friday, January 31, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Let me re-emphasise that private sector, [nongovernmental organisation – Ed.] NGO and international contributions must be aligned with the priority areas of the government of the Bahamas,” External link

thedailyherald Monday, January 20, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I have noticed some confusion in the public sphere as to what a pledging conference is and what these commitments mean,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, January 17, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I have noticed some confusion in the public sphere as to what a pledging conference is and what these commitments mean,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, January 17, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “That’s a matter that will be further discussed but I’ve always said [a]nd on record and you quote me, I would always prefer to lose an election than losing a country,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We went on a serious public relations and marketing strategy informing the Bahamian populace that this was going to happen, informing them the necessity of banning plastic bags because it gets into our waters,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I haven’t seen the report yet,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Let me re-emphasize that private sector, NGO and international contributions must be aligned with the priority areas of the Government of The Bahamas,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, January 13, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis announced : “the minimum wage that government pays its staff, that will be elevated” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis added : “I’ve been with the Saxons for umpteen years. We have lost many a Junkanoo parade with me there; we have won many Junkanoo parades with me there. I was insignificant with the wins and the losses. Now I am significant with wins and losses?” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, January 6, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The insurance companies have not yet completed their job in terms of assessing and compensating individuals,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, December 30, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our vision of energy reform and lowering the cost of electricity will mean a better, more productive and more vibrant economy for all Bahamians,” “We are moving in the right direction as a country” External link

bahamas-gov Monday, December 23, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "The price you may pay for not evacuating is your life or other serious physical harm," External link

standard Thursday, November 14, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are not allowing individuals who just received work permits to just go and set up shantytowns or whatever. It’s inhumane and, therefore, you must show evidence or at least assure us that individuals will be living in comfortable environments,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are not allowing individuals who just received work permits to just go and set up shanty towns or whatever. It's inhumane and therefore you must show evidence or at least assure us that individuals will be living in comfortable environments,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I look forward to returning to Andros for the signing of other contracts and to be a part of ensuring that Andros is given every opportunity and the support needed for sustainable growth and development,” “In areas such as ecotourism, farming, the generation of renewable energy and other areas, Andros has extraordinary potential” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, November 11, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Berry Islands ) : “Today is a celebration of the community spirit of the residents of the Berry Islands and Great Harbour Cay in particular,” External link

thenassauguardian Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “It is the responsibility of my government to give birth to a new regime of disaster preparedness and response in The Bahamas that better preserves life and lessens the impact of disasters,” “As a people, we would be unwise and indeed foolish if we let the status quo remain after experiencing Dorian’s wrath” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “After various hurricanes, successive governments set up ad hoc or temporary measures,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I see all over social media and both daily [newspapers] this morning talking about what my minister of sports has done and a bunch of arguments with a picture of herself personalized and on the medals,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I promised… You also promise me five years. My five years ain’t up yet and you will promise me another five years. So, I have five years to put in the campaign finance reform, and I have another five years for you to see it working properly,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis explained : “A committee of subject matter experts will help to operationalize the Fund’s efforts and to connect public and private stakeholders,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 4, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This allows residents who have lost homes in those areas to rebuild while staying on or near their properties,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 4, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I wish to once again thank Samaritan’s Purse, the International Red Cross and all of the other NGOs who have done so much great work across the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 4, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I think the government has a policy that individuals who have long, extended vacation – from we came in, we’ve enacted such a policy where we place individuals on leave,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, November 4, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis told : “In order to get you going as quickly as possible, we have declared the Abacos and the cays, we’ve declared them, inclusive of Grand Bahama, a tax-free zone,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I know that Bahamians were placed in shelters in the Florida area and I would’ve said repeatedly – maybe not with you but with international agencies – that those Bahamians must now return back because the U.S. would’ve given them a certain length of time,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are ensuring security on the ground. Those who break the law will be prosecuted. Law and order are essential for rebuilding,” “We have had to reestablish the workings and the instruments of government on the ground” External link

caribbean360 Friday, October 25, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Even as we rebuild Marsh Harbour and the adjacent communities, we are working to rebuild the Cays as quickly as possible,” External link

caribbean360 Friday, October 25, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Baha Mar ) : “The world is coming to The Bahamas for our spectacular natural beauty. But the world is also coming to experience our culture and heritage, including the visual arts, which are prominently featured throughout Baha Mar,” External link

bahamas-gov Friday, October 25, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are coordinating and regulating the activity of NGOs as they work together to deliver or implement recovery and reconstruction programs,” “Just as public-private partnerships are an essential part of a country’s general development, such partnerships are also essential after a major national disaster” External link

bahamas-gov Friday, October 25, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “In this hurricane relief effort, there will be accountability,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “When our administration brought this matter to the House for approval the PLP (Progressive Liberal Party) voted against this credit line, which will prove to be a lifeline for the country and the people of Abaco and Grand Bahama,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Thank God that our administration pushed ahead with this credit facility just as we pushed ahead with the new legislation before us,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "The price you may pay for not evacuating is your life or other serious physical harm," External link

standard Monday, October 21, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Bahamian people now see the necessity,” “Also, those who were objecting, they now see the necessity of bringing forth this legislation, and I am certain that we will have very minimal objection” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, October 18, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Speaking with Graeme and the Baha Mar team, they have informed me that once it’s been signed, the job opportuni- ties will commence imme- diately,” “Therefore, I will ask Bahamians out there who can hear my voice to take advantage of this opportu- nity at this particular time as this will help to rebuild both Grand Bahama and Abaco so that that 20 per- cent that we lost in our GDP can be replaced as quickly as possible and create more jobs so we can see our economy con- tinue to boom” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Along with the founders and other free- dom fighters in the Free National Movement, he demonstrated the courage and the tenacity to enter the arena and to fight for what he believed,” “He fought against victimization and other threats to our democracy. He played his role in the FNM’s first election to office in 1992 and in the Bahamian renewal under FNM governments” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about The Deputy ) : “He has his own rea- sons and the party responded to that. I am now focused on building The Bahamas. That’s our focus and that’s where I will remain,” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis told : “We are a country of laws and our laws in respect to illegal immigrants… will be carried out; however, they will be carried out in a humane manner. Therefore, I serve notice to all those who are illegal that they can leave voluntarily or they will be forced to leave,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, October 14, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Tennyson Wells ) : “We owe a debt of gratitude to individuals like Tennyson Wells, who offer themselves for public duty and service,” External link

thenassauguardian Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis told : “We are a country of laws and our laws in respect to illegal immigrants…will be carried out; however, they will be carried out in a humane manner. Therefore, I serve notice to all those who are illegal that they can leave voluntarily or they will be forced to leave,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are not surprised by the criticism of the opposition as we try to improve how our Bahamas addresses disaster preparedness and response,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Here you are in your big yellow cap,” “And the PLP flag on the truck” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The U.S., Mr. Speaker, mobilized helicopters and other relevant equipment and materials and had such materials parked at Andros and Exuma in anticipation that once the all clear was given, these choppers would have been mobilized immediately on a search and rescue effort,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Mr. Speaker, if that was not fast enough, you can only arrive faster if we were in the Star Trek era: ‘Beam me up Scotty.’” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The purpose of this legislation is to help save lives when we face storms and to maintain peace and order afterwards,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I think initially we were more concerned with security and supplies, food, etc.,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis disse : "Partes de Ábaco estão dizimadas. Há grandes inundações, danos severos às casas, comércios e outros edifícios e infraestruturas" External link

correiobraziliense Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis déclaré : "Nous pouvons nous attendre à d'autres morts" External link

TF1 Friday, September 13, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis déclaré : "Nous pouvons nous attendre à d'autres morts" External link

TF1 Friday, September 13, 2019 12:32:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis déclaré : "Nous pouvons nous attendre à d'autres morts" External link

metrofrance Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis told : “From day one, the United States was in our territory assisting us with all of our needs. Had it not been for the United States we would not have been advanced this far in the entire process,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis disse : "Estamos enfrentando um furacão (...) como nunca vimos antes na história das Bahamas" External link

correiobraziliense Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis declaró : "Estamos en medio de una tragedia histórica" External link

wsoctv Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT



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attorney general0.34%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
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Hubert Minnis said : “We know from past and recent experience that storms could change course very quickly,” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our ICU beds are at capacity and non-critical care beds are approaching capacity,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “There will be no curbside and takeaway dining or retail,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Much of the world is battling a resurgence of this highly contagious virus,” “Countries like us that had success during the first wave are seeing new, aggressive spread. They too are having to reinstitute restrictions, curfews and in some instances lockdowns” External link

virginislandsdailynews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our ICU beds are at capacity and noncritical care beds are approaching capacity,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our ICU beds are at capacity and noncritical care beds are approaching capacity,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our ICU beds are at capacity and non-critical care beds are approaching capacity,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “There will be no curbside and takeaway dining or retail,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Much of the world is battling a resurgence of this highly contagious virus,” “Countries like us that had success during the first wave are seeing new, aggressive spread. They too are having to re-institute restrictions, curfews and in some instances lockdowns” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis wrote : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

sun-sentinel Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family," External link

afp-en Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Please do not engage in hurricane or Covid parties,” External link

guardian Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, July 31, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family," External link

afp-en Friday, July 31, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family," External link

yahoo-au Friday, July 31, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We cannot allow our hospitals to be overrun. Many priorities must be balanced, be they health, social and economic,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "International commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers will not be permitted to enter our borders, except for commercial flights from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I must tell you, if cases continue to spike and increase, my Government is prepared to implement more restrictive measures," "This is not our wish. But if it has to be done it will be done" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis disse : "Nossa situação atual exige uma ação decisiva" External link

noticias-r7 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis disse : "Se os casos continuarem a aumentar, meu governo está preparado para implementar medidas mais restritivas, embora esse não seja o nosso desejo" External link

noticias-r7 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : "In neighboring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing," External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "For some places, it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “You will be required to present your documents to immigration officials upon arrival,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “It shall be an offence for an airline or sea vessel to permit a passenger to board the vessel not wearing a face mask and without an approved travel health card from the Ministry of Health,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “If we address the current increase in confirmed cases as quickly as possible, Grand Bahama can return to a greater sense of normalcy as soon as possible. Let us work together to get Grand Bahama back up and running as quickly as possible. I ask Grand Bahamians to work in a spirit of unity in the battle against COVID-19,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "International commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers will not be permitted to enter our borders, except for commercial flights from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "I must tell you, if cases continue to spike and increase, my Government is prepared to implement more restrictive measures," "This is not our wish. But if it has to be done it will be done" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : "In neighbouring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing," External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "For some places, it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus," External link

ctvnews Monday, July 20, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus," External link

foxcarolina Monday, July 20, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy," "It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders" External link

startribune Monday, July 20, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” “It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders” External link

680news Monday, July 20, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : "In neighboring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, July 20, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "For some places, it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, July 20, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : "In neighboring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing," External link

afp-en Monday, July 20, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "For some places, it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," External link

afp-en Monday, July 20, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” External link

voanews Monday, July 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We cannot risk the death of Bahamians and residents. We must be resolved in our collective willingness to save lives,” External link

voanews Monday, July 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus," External link

wptv Monday, July 20, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus," External link

wkbw Monday, July 20, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus," External link

kxxv Monday, July 20, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” “It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 20, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus," External link

abcactionnews Monday, July 20, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” “It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders” External link

fox5atlanta Monday, July 20, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus," External link

newschannel5 Monday, July 20, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy. It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders,” External link

wftv Monday, July 20, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus," External link

khou Monday, July 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "In neighboring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing. For some places it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," External link

khou Monday, July 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "International commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers will not be permitted to enter our borders, except for commercial flights from Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union," External link

fox35orlando Monday, July 20, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, July 20, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” “It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders” External link

nypost Monday, July 20, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "In neighboring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing. For some places it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," External link

usaToday Monday, July 20, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus,” External link

usaToday Monday, July 20, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus,” External link

nbcnews Monday, July 20, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I ask the young people today, I’m only asking you to sacrifice three days for a healthier and better nation,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “It means that you will have no beds for sick patients because your hospital is being used for all COVID patients,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The PLP would have been a disaster during COVID-19,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We had stopped the spread of COVID-19, but the virus has not been eliminated and may spread widely and quickly again based on our individual and collective behavior,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : “Are we not worth three days to save a nation?” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis insists : “these measures are for the ongoing protection and safety of Bahamians and residents” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 8, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Atlantis informed me that as a result of what’s happening in the United States, they have decided that it would probably be best that they delay their opening until the 30th of July,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The restrictions and measures we followed helped to stop community spread of the virus in The Bahamas during the first wave,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 29, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We…all have to do better,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 29, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Let me be as clear as I can: your actions can damage the health of others and your actions can help worsen our economy if we have a lockdown again,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 29, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We have made the window of time for testing shorter for the protection of Bahamians and residents,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 29, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “All of Baha Mar phase II projects have been awarded to local contractors, providing direct and immediate employment for more than 300 Bahamians,” “This $300 million expansion is an investment in the future. It is a sign of confidence that Baha Mar is committed to creating the best platform for a successful reopening in the fall” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Notwithstanding that we are still rebuilding after Hurricane Dorian, our response to COVID-19 has been quick, strategic and informed,” “We have had a total of 11 deaths, a limited number of hospitalizations and adequate ICU beds over the course of the 99 days” External link

bahamas-gov Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “As we look to the future, cognizant that COVID-19 is not behind us and is still very much a looming threat, we proceed with the relaxation of restrictions with cautious optimism,” External link

bahamas-gov Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Because of the events of less than a year, it is the primary moral responsibility of my Government to aid the tens of thousands of Bahamians in need of jobs, social assistance, food and tangible hope,” “Through our expanded support of the Department of Social Services feeding programs, and the work of the National Food Distribution Task Force, we will ensure that all Bahamians have adequate food supply. The $25 million allocation for food support in the Department of Social Services is testament to this” External link

bahamas-gov Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The committee should be bold and creative in its recommendations,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I think it would be unfair for me to name a new minister at this particular time and he or she be placed in a position where they would have to present the health budget to the nation,” “I think it would be appropriate that I am here at this particular time” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 8, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Returning Bahamians and residents will no longer be required to quarantine on returning home, but will be monitored by the Ministry of Health’s Surveillance Unit and Hubbcat monitoring app if necessary,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, June 8, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “All salons, spas and parlors wishing to open should produce a current business license, engage in deep cleaning of their salon and put procedures in place to maintain physical distancing, hand washing and sanitizing, and mask wearing to protect themselves and their clients,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, June 5, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : “restaurants, except for curbside and deliveries, bars, gyms, hair salons and barbershops, movie theaters, cultural facilities and entertainment facilities remain closed on New Providence, Grand Bahama and Bimini” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Just as most Bahamians acted in the spirit of unity in the past few difficult months, we will need this same spirit to rebuild our country after one of the most unprecedented events in our lifetime,” External link

bahamas-gov Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I wish to be clear. Restaurants, except for curbside and deliveries, bars, gyms, hair salons and barbershops, movie theatres, cultural facilities and entertainment facilities remain closed on New Providence, Grand Bahama and Bimini,” “I assure restaurant operators, hair salons and barbershops that we are working with the National COVID-19 Coordination Committee and industry partners to finalize protocols for operations” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, May 29, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We recognize that there are challenges with the domestic route and we’re in discussion with Bahamasair and other airlines so we can come up with a protocol so you can at least open the domestic airlines,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, May 29, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We think we’re on the right track,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “There will be one offering station,” “Offering baskets should not be passed around” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, May 22, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Commodore Bethel has been a consummate naval officer [and] has demonstrated great patriotism and love of country,” “He leaves behind a legacy of integrity, dedicated service and commitment to the success of the defense force and to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for which we are grateful” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, May 22, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I assure industry stakeholders that financial services is one of the primary areas of concern for the ERC as we work to build a resilient, dynamic, inclusive, and sustainable Bahamas economy,” “As the financial services industry evolves, my Government will work to help the sector in its ongoing evolution” External link

bahamas-gov Friday, May 22, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Last September we experienced Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful hurricanes in the Atlantic in recorded history, which ravaged our second and third most populous islands and economic centers,” “Now COVID-19 has closed our borders and destroyed our tourism-dependent economy. Economic recovery is halted even as we prepare for the impending hurricane season in our region, which begins on June 1st and extends to November 30th” External link

bahamas-gov Friday, May 22, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Commodore Bethel has been a consummate naval officer,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Your service as commander comes at a critical time for our nation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “So, if a particular island goes viral or goes left on you, you can manage that,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Many Androsians depend on crab, the export of crab to New Providence and wherever else,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis added : “That’s like Christmas for them. That’s their economic engine. So, we had to make a determination. Do we open San Salvador and Eleuthera, cause there was only one additional island that we were going to open. Do we do San Salvador? Do we do Eleuthera or do we allow the Androsians to take advantage of this particular time when their economic engine is roaring?” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I must say that I am extremely disappointed with the behavior of those in South Eleuthera who…engaged in a…motorcade on Friday,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “As of now, we are looking at a possible opening date for commercial travel on or before July 1st. These dates may change depending on the circumstances. I want to repeat, however, that this date is not final,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This is in addition to the Wednesday and Friday in-store hours that home and hardware stores are currently allowed to operate,” “The operating hours also apply to manufacturers of hurricane-proof windows and other hurricane-related products” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 18, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The number of confirmed cases is expected to increase if much of the population continues to fail to practice recommendations for physical distancing, wearing protective face coverings and frequent and thorough hand washing,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, May 15, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “But it is absolutely necessary because things will get much worse on Bimini if we don’t take this strong measure immediately,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, May 15, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The agreement with those wishing to return is that no one who tested positive to the virus would be allowed on a repatriation flight,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 11, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Pending the investigation and review of this matter, I have advised the airline and was also advised by the health officials to temporarily suspend the repatriation flights, which we will resume as soon as health officials advise,” “We will advise when the repatriation flights may resume” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 11, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The government paid for hotel accommodations and food for a number of Bahamians who required assistance while overseas pending their return home,” “The government also paid for the COVID-19 tests” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 11, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Two of these individuals were needed to service BPL (Bahamas Power and Light) generators here on New Providence,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 11, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Paradise Island ) : “This concentration of population and GDP is forcing us to reconsider ways to diversify our tourism economic centres, while we build greater resilience in and continue tourism growth on New Providence and Paradise Island,” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “after many false dawns, there is an exciting new horizon for our second most populous island and economic centre” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “With Grand Bahama’s proximity to the large Florida market, in particular, this investment will promote sustainable economic growth and development on Grand Bahama,” “This investment will also expand the experience for cruise passengers to The Bahamas” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This phased reopening is aimed at striking the right balance between permitting some level of commerce to resume while still maintaining a vigilant national position promoting social distancing and reinforcing the health and safety precautions necessary to mitigate community spread of COVID-19,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 4, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “citizens and legal residents of The Bahamas, the latter with a home in The Bahamas, will be permitted entry into The Bahamas via air travel to New Providence or Grand Bahama unless approved otherwise” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “There was an incident last week involving some residents who flew by private aircraft to New Providence and brought COVID-19 test kits with them,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “All those returning will be required to be quarantined for 14 days in a government quarantined facility or self-quarantined,” “They will also be subjected to mandatory quarantine verification monitoring by the Ministry of Health” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Let me be clear about the protocol for Bahamians and residents wishing to return to The Bahamas; citizens and legal residents of The Bahamas, the latter with a home in The Bahamas, will be permitted entry into The Bahamas via travel to New Providence or Grand Bahama unless approved otherwise via air,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The Ministry of Health has reported no confirmed cases of COVID-19 today,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This is in addition to the in-store days those stores are currently allowed to operate,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The opening of various Family Islands was set to begin in phase two but we have decided to gradually reopen our Family Islands by zone, starting tomorrow in our southern Bahamas,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Using guidelines provided by health officials, other islands will be allowed to resume commercial activity at the appropriate time,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, May 4, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis warned : “You break quarantine, we lock you up,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Health officials have repeatedly noted that a number of those who should remain in quarantine or isolation at home are not doing so, which could result in greater spread of the virus,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I know that some will be disappointed by the extension of the emergency orders, including workers and businesses who are hurting,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The major objective of the National Food Committee is to steer the co-ordination and collaboration of the public sector, private sector and [non-governmental organizations] NGOs to increase food distribution nationally and fairly,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The committee should be bold and creative in its recommendations,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The committee should be bold and creative in its recommendations,” “We are in a new era. We need to think and act in new ways in order to recover as quickly as possible and to build a more dynamic and diverse economy. We have to enhance the use of digital technologies and delivery services” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 27, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : “I look forward to the ideas, policies and programs the Committee will recommend to help The Bahamas to recover and to create jobs and more entrepreneurial opportunities, including for young Bahamians,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 27, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The committee should be bold and creative in its recommendations,” “We are in a new era. We need to think and act in new ways in order to recover as quickly as possible and to build a more dynamic and diverse economy. We have to enhance the use of digital technologies and delivery services” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 27, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I am alarmed by the number of people out on the road during the 24-hour curfew this past week,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 20, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “To help identify essential workers, every Bahamian and resident will be required to carry valid government-issued ID when in public,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 20, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Medical personnel feel that at this point in time all resources should be utilized to fight the common enemy that we face and that is COVID,” “It is not unusual for a lot of resources to be diverted to the emergency room to deal with the effect of alcohol” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 20, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Alongside the financing that can be obtained locally, the government will have to rely on some foreign currency borrowing to cover its revenue shortfall,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 20, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “During a meeting with the proposed members of the economic advisory group, we discussed a number of issues: e-commerce, diversifying the economy, accelerating foreign direct investment projects, restoring the macroeconomy and tourism,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, April 20, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Health officials have been prioritizing testing to individuals with moderate and severe disease,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis added : “The Ministry of Health knew that due to the COVID-19 pandemic there would be a need for the government to facilitate access to food and food supplies to our population already at risk for food insecurity and hunger,” “Additionally, these measures were also needed to help those at-risk for hunger due to loss of income and employment. While the Ministry of Social Services is providing food vouchers and the National Insurance Board is providing some assistance for those previously engaged in the formal tourism economy, it was understood that there would be additional food needs for those who were outside of the formal economy or who would not apply or qualify for certain assistance” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The move is an effort to protect the local mask manufacturing industry that has sprung up overnight as a result of the COVID-19 virus,” “We are working to protect and encourage small businesses and to create and promote jobs. I am happy to see so many seamstresses and tailors involved in this growing industry” External link

bahamas-gov Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are in a surge. There is community spread,” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “They are distracting the police from other essential duties and they may be prosecuted for failing to abide by the regulations, which are designed to save lives,” “I want to speak very directly to all Family Island residents…. Please do not go wandering from settlement to settlement visiting friends and family. We have to prevent any possible spread of COVID-19 on every island and cay” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “after many false dawns, there is an exciting new horizon for our second most populous island and economic centre” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “With Grand Bahama’s proximity to the large Florida market, in particular, this investment will promote sustainable economic growth and development on Grand Bahama,” “This investment will also expand the experience for cruise passengers to The Bahamas” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “No visitor shall be permitted to enter and disembark for any reason including transmitting through The Bahamas,” External link

jonesbahamas Saturday, April 11, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “A curfew is imposed every day for 24 hours except as provided [in the orders] or may be approved by the commissioner of police,” External link

jonesbahamas Saturday, April 11, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Essential workers also include essential officers of any water, electricity or other sector encompassing the provision of electronic communications including print and electronic media,” “All of these essential workers should at all times carry personal identification” External link

jonesbahamas Saturday, April 11, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “There is no need for it,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This will affect Bahamian workers and businesses and will have an impact on the poorer and more vulnerable in our country,” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis explained : “This crisis will have a tremendous and wide- spread economic impact,” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Most people who contract this virus will fully recover but there are a number of people who are particularly vulnerable, including the elderly and those at risk because of compromised immune systems,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 16, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “There is an indefinite suspension of all permits for use of public open spaces,” External link

jonesbahamas Monday, March 16, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This facility will be secured by defence force officers,” “No visitors will be allowed into the facility unless authorized. We are securing another facility for quarantine purposes” External link

jonesbahamas Monday, March 16, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This restricted travel list of countries will be continuously monitored and updated as neces- sary,” External link

jonesbahamas Monday, March 16, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Non-essential travel by Bahamian nationals and residents and other countries is highly dis- couraged,” External link

jonesbahamas Monday, March 16, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Schools will be closed as of tomorrow, Monday, March 16th until Tuesday, April 14th,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 16, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis added : “All Bahamian nationals and residents returning to The Bahamas through any point of entry from any of the restricted countries or an area where community infection and spread is present will be quarantined or be placed under self-isolation upon arrival and are expected to follow the protocols of the Ministry of Health,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 16, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We will continue to update the Bahamian people on all we are doing to address this major crisis,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, March 13, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Most people who contract this virus will fully recover but there are a number of people who are particularly vulnerable, including the elderly and those at risk because of compromised immune systems,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, March 13, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are committed to ensuring that those who are eligible for citizenship and residency, and who apply, are granted their status in a timely manner,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, March 13, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We cannot allow unfettered illegal migration to The Bahamas,” “But the rule of law and the demands of justice also mean that we should provide a legal path to citizenship and residency for those who are eligible” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, March 13, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “That seven-member commission has been working assiduously to clear the backlog in applications,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, March 13, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I want to ask you to take all the necessary hygienic precautions, washing your hands, etc…Most of all, I don’t want you to panic,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Once BPL and Shell have completed their negotiations, Shell has committed to constructing an LNG regasification facility at a location near the Clifton Pier Power Station,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 9, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “For decades, high energy costs have been an extraordinary burden on the Bahamian people and businesses,” “The actions we are taking will reduce the cost of living and the cost and ease of doing business in The Bahamas. We are putting the literal dark days and decades of load shedding behind us” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, March 6, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “With Grand Bahama’s proximity to the large Florida market, in particular, this investment will promote sustainable economic growth and development on Grand Bahama,” “This investment will also expand the experience for cruise passengers to The Bahamas” External link

bahamas-gov Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We will utilize the resources necessary to ensure the safety of all Bahamians and residents. Public health is an absolute priority,” “I have been monitoring this on a daily basis and getting regular updates from health officials” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We will utilize the resources necessary to ensure the safety of all Bahamians and residents. Public health is an absolute priority,” “I have been monitoring this on a daily basis and getting regular updates from health officials” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Commission ) : “An independent Boundaries Commission would allow for the transparency of democracy to flourish without political interference trying to gerrymander boundary lines for political advantage,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis reminded : “We are supposed to be a country of law and order,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I want to be clear that when it comes to public health threats, the Government will not take any chances. We take this outbreak very seriously. Public health is an absolute priority,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I want to be clear that when it comes to public health threats the government will not take any chances,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, March 2, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "After Ragged Island was devastated, I made a statement: Let us show the world what can be done," "We may be small, but we can set an example to the world" External link

CBSnews Monday, March 2, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "Absolutely. After which, we can expand it. We can expand it," External link

CBSnews Monday, March 2, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis told : "First World nations-- and this is what I said at the U.N. I said, 'First World nations make the greatest contribution to climate change,'" External link

CBSnews Monday, March 2, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I was away for a period last week at CARICOM meetings in Barbados,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "First World nations make the greatest contribution to climate change," "They are the ones responsible for the changes that we see, the increase in velocity and ferocity of the hurricanes that we see today, but we're the innocent victim" External link

CBSnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We welcome individuals to our shores, once they enter the proper way,” “But we will not tolerate illegal immigrants” External link

bahamas-gov Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This is a model that we can learn from when it comes to developing our own sustainable housing project for Abaco, and eventually other areas,” “This development offers a realistic example of what a properly planned sustainable community could look like in The Bahamas. The homes are affordable, resilient and can withstand the shocks associated with climate change” External link

bahamas-gov Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We want to develop affordable and resilient housing communities to withstand increasingly strong hurricanes, flooding, storm surges and other natural disasters,” External link

bahamas-gov Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis explained : “By using this approach, we will be able to keep costs down and offer homes to Bahamians at a much more affordable rate,” “The cost to prospective homeowners would not include the value of the land and cost for installation of infrastructure” External link

bahamas-gov Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We brought forth to our CARICOM colleagues the challenges that we face with illegals that challenges both ourselves and Turks and Caicos,” External link

sunstkitts Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We’ve made it clear that we have a problem with illegal migration to The Bahamas and we will no longer tolerate it,and we cannot afford it,” External link

sunstkitts Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “A delegation was selected at the last CARICOM meeting,” External link

sunstkitts Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I ask the courts to work with us,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Caicos Islands ) : “I have given the minister with responsibility for immigration the task of establishing a strike force whose mandate would be to aggressively pursue illegals, both throughout New Providence and the Family Islands, through our streets and at various job sites,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “That was a matter that was discussed over a year ago,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “An office that was suited for his great love of the law and his desire to offer greater public service. A constitutional expert, he has written and reflected on a range of constitutional questions dealing with varied aspects of law and socie- ty,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about The Hon ) : “The country needs men and women of judi- cial character and tem- perament to serve throughout the judiciary, especially as it continues the work of judicial reform, inclusive of the reform of the criminal justice system,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We have been very, very focused on security. We’ve been very focused on the rebuilding efforts of Abaco, the Abaco Cays and Grand Bahama and will remain focused on the rebuilding efforts,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Infrastructure materials are already arriving. Trailers for the workers to build the domes are at the site. The infrastructure from the Family Relief Centre will remain in place to accommodate permanent housing on the same site,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “For example, Elbow Cay employed approximately 400 people from Marsh Harbour. The quicker communities like Hope Town and Elbow Cay are rebuilt, the more employment there is for the residents of the mainland,” “In addition to general reconstruction efforts, we must get as much regular economic activity as possible going throughout Abaco, including in areas not destroyed by Hurricane Dorian” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis noted : “the central government is deploying hundreds of government personnel from every ministry and major agencies on the ground to coordinate and to help with recovery and reconstruction,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The major development will inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy over time and provide direct and indirect opportunities for scores of residents,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Phase three is expected to be ready for occupancy by September 2022 to accommodate growth to 500 medical students by September 2023,” External link

jonesbahamas Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “It is anticipated that 600 workers will be employed during the construction phase of the project,” “Tyrsoz Holdings has agreed to aim for a ratio of no less than 80 percent Bahamian workers to 20 percent non-Bahamian workers” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, February 14, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The work of rebuilding and restoration will take years,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I think that was dealt with by…many members of my party. I don’t think I need to say anything else about it. They’ve dealt with it” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The PLP is one corrupt, tiefin’, no good, bastard, homosexual, African monkeys,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Further, I am pleased to announce tonight that the National Economic Council has approved the project for the construction of a five-star residential, resort and marina development in South Abaco,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “In order to restore the lives of the people of Abaco and Grand Bahama, we must boost economic activity and development, on both islands,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Today’s groundbreaking is another milestone in your mission to strive to be the bridge between clients and their financial needs, while helping them to make their financial dreams possible,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Paradise Island ) : “This concentration of population and GDP is forcing us to reconsider ways to diversify our tourism economic centres, while we build greater resilience in and continue tourism growth on New Providence and Paradise Island,” External link

caribbean360 Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The progressive and sustainable economic development of The Bahamas rests on the proper education and training of our people,” “The University of The Bahamas plays a fundamental role in this regard” External link

bahamas-gov Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are vigorously supporting small- and medium-sized businesses by providing them with the incentives and assistance needed to nurture the dreams and develop the skills and talents of Bahamian entrepreneurs,” “We are also encouraging absentee landowners to re-develop their ancestral homes, properties and abandoned buildings” External link

bahamas-gov Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The lessons of Hurricane Dorian have forced us to reconsider a number of matters that we have often ignored or not fully addressed. Dorian has forced us to rethink our global responsibilities as a voice in combating climate change,” External link

caycompass Friday, January 31, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We must find ways to rebuild, [and] when possible retrofit our homes, our buildings and our power and water infrastructure, [so they] are far more hurricane resilient for both wind and surging waters,” “We must rethink how we ensure the enforcement of building codes and we must rethink regulations regarding how close we will allow any construction to our shorelines” External link

caycompass Friday, January 31, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Let me re-emphasise that private sector, [nongovernmental organisation – Ed.] NGO and international contributions must be aligned with the priority areas of the government of the Bahamas,” External link

thedailyherald Monday, January 20, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I have noticed some confusion in the public sphere as to what a pledging conference is and what these commitments mean,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, January 17, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I have noticed some confusion in the public sphere as to what a pledging conference is and what these commitments mean,” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, January 17, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “That’s a matter that will be further discussed but I’ve always said [a]nd on record and you quote me, I would always prefer to lose an election than losing a country,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We went on a serious public relations and marketing strategy informing the Bahamian populace that this was going to happen, informing them the necessity of banning plastic bags because it gets into our waters,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I haven’t seen the report yet,” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Let me re-emphasize that private sector, NGO and international contributions must be aligned with the priority areas of the Government of The Bahamas,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, January 13, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis announced : “the minimum wage that government pays its staff, that will be elevated” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis added : “I’ve been with the Saxons for umpteen years. We have lost many a Junkanoo parade with me there; we have won many Junkanoo parades with me there. I was insignificant with the wins and the losses. Now I am significant with wins and losses?” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, January 6, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The insurance companies have not yet completed their job in terms of assessing and compensating individuals,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, December 30, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Our vision of energy reform and lowering the cost of electricity will mean a better, more productive and more vibrant economy for all Bahamians,” “We are moving in the right direction as a country” External link

bahamas-gov Monday, December 23, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "The price you may pay for not evacuating is your life or other serious physical harm," External link

standard Thursday, November 14, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are not allowing individuals who just received work permits to just go and set up shantytowns or whatever. It’s inhumane and, therefore, you must show evidence or at least assure us that individuals will be living in comfortable environments,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are not allowing individuals who just received work permits to just go and set up shanty towns or whatever. It's inhumane and therefore you must show evidence or at least assure us that individuals will be living in comfortable environments,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I look forward to returning to Andros for the signing of other contracts and to be a part of ensuring that Andros is given every opportunity and the support needed for sustainable growth and development,” “In areas such as ecotourism, farming, the generation of renewable energy and other areas, Andros has extraordinary potential” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, November 11, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Berry Islands ) : “Today is a celebration of the community spirit of the residents of the Berry Islands and Great Harbour Cay in particular,” External link

thenassauguardian Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “It is the responsibility of my government to give birth to a new regime of disaster preparedness and response in The Bahamas that better preserves life and lessens the impact of disasters,” “As a people, we would be unwise and indeed foolish if we let the status quo remain after experiencing Dorian’s wrath” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “After various hurricanes, successive governments set up ad hoc or temporary measures,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I see all over social media and both daily [newspapers] this morning talking about what my minister of sports has done and a bunch of arguments with a picture of herself personalized and on the medals,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I promised… You also promise me five years. My five years ain’t up yet and you will promise me another five years. So, I have five years to put in the campaign finance reform, and I have another five years for you to see it working properly,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis explained : “A committee of subject matter experts will help to operationalize the Fund’s efforts and to connect public and private stakeholders,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 4, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “This allows residents who have lost homes in those areas to rebuild while staying on or near their properties,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 4, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I wish to once again thank Samaritan’s Purse, the International Red Cross and all of the other NGOs who have done so much great work across the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 4, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I think the government has a policy that individuals who have long, extended vacation – from we came in, we’ve enacted such a policy where we place individuals on leave,” External link

thenassauguardian Monday, November 4, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis told : “In order to get you going as quickly as possible, we have declared the Abacos and the cays, we’ve declared them, inclusive of Grand Bahama, a tax-free zone,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I know that Bahamians were placed in shelters in the Florida area and I would’ve said repeatedly – maybe not with you but with international agencies – that those Bahamians must now return back because the U.S. would’ve given them a certain length of time,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are ensuring security on the ground. Those who break the law will be prosecuted. Law and order are essential for rebuilding,” “We have had to reestablish the workings and the instruments of government on the ground” External link

caribbean360 Friday, October 25, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Even as we rebuild Marsh Harbour and the adjacent communities, we are working to rebuild the Cays as quickly as possible,” External link

caribbean360 Friday, October 25, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Baha Mar ) : “The world is coming to The Bahamas for our spectacular natural beauty. But the world is also coming to experience our culture and heritage, including the visual arts, which are prominently featured throughout Baha Mar,” External link

bahamas-gov Friday, October 25, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are coordinating and regulating the activity of NGOs as they work together to deliver or implement recovery and reconstruction programs,” “Just as public-private partnerships are an essential part of a country’s general development, such partnerships are also essential after a major national disaster” External link

bahamas-gov Friday, October 25, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “In this hurricane relief effort, there will be accountability,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “When our administration brought this matter to the House for approval the PLP (Progressive Liberal Party) voted against this credit line, which will prove to be a lifeline for the country and the people of Abaco and Grand Bahama,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Thank God that our administration pushed ahead with this credit facility just as we pushed ahead with the new legislation before us,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : "The price you may pay for not evacuating is your life or other serious physical harm," External link

standard Monday, October 21, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Bahamian people now see the necessity,” “Also, those who were objecting, they now see the necessity of bringing forth this legislation, and I am certain that we will have very minimal objection” External link

thenassauguardian Friday, October 18, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Speaking with Graeme and the Baha Mar team, they have informed me that once it’s been signed, the job opportuni- ties will commence imme- diately,” “Therefore, I will ask Bahamians out there who can hear my voice to take advantage of this opportu- nity at this particular time as this will help to rebuild both Grand Bahama and Abaco so that that 20 per- cent that we lost in our GDP can be replaced as quickly as possible and create more jobs so we can see our economy con- tinue to boom” External link

jonesbahamas Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Along with the founders and other free- dom fighters in the Free National Movement, he demonstrated the courage and the tenacity to enter the arena and to fight for what he believed,” “He fought against victimization and other threats to our democracy. He played his role in the FNM’s first election to office in 1992 and in the Bahamian renewal under FNM governments” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about The Deputy ) : “He has his own rea- sons and the party responded to that. I am now focused on building The Bahamas. That’s our focus and that’s where I will remain,” External link

jonesbahamas Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis told : “We are a country of laws and our laws in respect to illegal immigrants… will be carried out; however, they will be carried out in a humane manner. Therefore, I serve notice to all those who are illegal that they can leave voluntarily or they will be forced to leave,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, October 14, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis said ( about Tennyson Wells ) : “We owe a debt of gratitude to individuals like Tennyson Wells, who offer themselves for public duty and service,” External link

thenassauguardian Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis told : “We are a country of laws and our laws in respect to illegal immigrants…will be carried out; however, they will be carried out in a humane manner. Therefore, I serve notice to all those who are illegal that they can leave voluntarily or they will be forced to leave,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “We are not surprised by the criticism of the opposition as we try to improve how our Bahamas addresses disaster preparedness and response,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Here you are in your big yellow cap,” “And the PLP flag on the truck” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The U.S., Mr. Speaker, mobilized helicopters and other relevant equipment and materials and had such materials parked at Andros and Exuma in anticipation that once the all clear was given, these choppers would have been mobilized immediately on a search and rescue effort,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “Mr. Speaker, if that was not fast enough, you can only arrive faster if we were in the Star Trek era: ‘Beam me up Scotty.’” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “The purpose of this legislation is to help save lives when we face storms and to maintain peace and order afterwards,” External link

thenassauguardian Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis said : “I think initially we were more concerned with security and supplies, food, etc.,” External link

thenassauguardian Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis disse : "Partes de Ábaco estão dizimadas. Há grandes inundações, danos severos às casas, comércios e outros edifícios e infraestruturas" External link

correiobraziliense Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis déclaré : "Nous pouvons nous attendre à d'autres morts" External link

TF1 Friday, September 13, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis déclaré : "Nous pouvons nous attendre à d'autres morts" External link

TF1 Friday, September 13, 2019 12:32:00 AM EAT

Hubert Minnis déclaré : "Nous pouvons nous attendre à d'autres morts" External link

metrofrance Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis told : “From day one, the United States was in our territory assisting us with all of our needs. Had it not been for the United States we would not have been advanced this far in the entire process,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis disse : "Estamos enfrentando um furacão (...) como nunca vimos antes na história das Bahamas" External link

correiobraziliense Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Hubert Minnis declaró : "Estamos en medio de una tragedia histórica" External link

wsoctv Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister10.17%EN10/14/201714/10/2017
prime minister10.12%EN10/14/201714/10/2017
leader72.85%EN09/01/201701/09/2017
attorney general0.34%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
mp0.67%EN04/21/201721/04/2017
new boss0.06%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
boss0.06%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
chief0.34%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
fnm party leader0.11%EN12/20/201620/12/2016
deputy0.17%EN07/08/201608/07/2016
free national movement leader1.35%EN07/05/201605/07/2016
leader0.17%SA09/05/201405/09/2014
opposition leader3.60%EN11/11/201311/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Hubert MinnisEN99.55%
Hubert MinnisPT0.34%
Hubert MinnisFR0.11%
Hubert MinnisES0.00%
Hubert MinnisCS0.00%


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