Several govt. ministries and agencies closed amid confirmed COVID cases

Several govt. ministries and agencies closed amid confirmed COVID cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Cabinet Office has announced a series of closures of government ministries and agencies for cleaning and sanitization due to the “presence of staff members testing positive for COVID-19”.

According to a statement, the Ministry of Public Service and National Insurance, and the Public Service Commission closed its offices at the Meeting and Augusta Streets Complex Wednesday and will reopen today at the normal time.

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture advised that the National Sports Authority closed for cleaning and sanitization of its premises and will not reopen until next week Wednesday.

The Ministry of Transport and Local Government also announced the closure of the South Beach Post Office to facilitate the appropriate cleaning and sanitizing.

The post office location will be closed until October 20.

Postal services will continue on Monday through Friday between 9am and 3pm at the General Post Office at Town Center Malls, and all other sub-offices on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Additionally, the Cabinet Office also advised that the Department of Inland Revenue on Carmichael Road closed its office until further notice.

“All services are available remotely from www.vat.revenue.gov.bs,” read the statement.

“For the convenience of the public, taxpayers can log into their accounts and through the accounts dashboard request services.

“All other non-account holders can reach the department via telephone at 225-7280 or taxinquiries@bahamas.gov.bs.

“The Department of Inland Revenue apologizes to the public for any inconvenience caused by its closure.”