Government Offices shutdown at 3PM

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Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie (centre right), with Cabinet Ministers and key Government Agencies, monitors the effects of Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin on the Bahama Islands, and coordinates response at the Office of the Prime Minister on October 2, 2015.  After the all-clear from NEMA, assessment of the aftermath of this very dangerous storm will get underway.  (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie (centre right), with Cabinet Ministers and key Government Agencies, monitors the effects of Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin on the Bahama Islands, and coordinates response at the Office of the Prime Minister on October 2, 2015. After the all-clear from NEMA, assessment of the aftermath of this very dangerous storm will get underway. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Cabinet Office has announced that all Government Offices in New Providence and Grand Bahama will be closed as of 3pm today – Tuesday, October 4 – until further notice.

The Cabinet Office further advises Bahamians throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to continue with their hurricane preparations and to observe all National Advisories/Alerts/Watches/Warnings issued by the National Emergency Management Agency, the Bahamas Department of Meteorology and other essential Government Ministries/Corporations/Agencies and Departments.