17 March 2020 – Governor-General issues Procalamation of Emergency

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health, Local Government
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister of the Bahamas

Overview: The Governor-General issued a proclamation of emergency, effective March 17, 2020, giving the government emergency powers to aggressively combat the Covid-19 emergency. They did not actually enact any of the measures on this date.
Full details here: https://grahamthompson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/1.-Emergency-Powers-Covid-19-Regulations-2020.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, No justification given
Evidence/Justification: No justification was given and no specific cite to any scientific evidence, nor the ongoing pandemic, was referenced.