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PMH Appeals Urgently for Blood

Tyler Symonette, Journal Staff Writer Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has called on the public for help as it is in urgent need of all types of blood. The Public Hospitals Authority and PMH health officials are appealing for blood donations that can be made at PMH blood bank Monday through Saturday between the hours of […]

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Atlantis Closes Until May 15

Atlantis announced the extension of its temporary closure from March 25 until May 15. The temporary closure is in response to the COVID-19 crisis and is an effort to protect the health, safety and well-being of Atlantis’ team members, guests and the surrounding local community.  “We have been navigating the current situation minute-by-minute, day -by-day, […]

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Nation Prays Against COVID-19

Cherika Johnson, Journal Staff Writer As the Bahamas faces health and economic hardships due to covid19, Kingdom Life Church Pastor Cedric Moss said prayer is necessary. He, like many Christians around the country, have assembled in their private space to pray for the health and wealth of the country, after Prime Minister Hubert Dr. Minnis […]

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‘A Screeching Halt’ for Tourism

Laurencia I.A. Smith, Journal Staff Writer The Bahamas tourism workforce has been brought to its knees due the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar. “So tourism is 48 percent of our direct employment, 40 percent of our GDP. It’s huge. Tourism has come to a screeching halt across the planet,” he said, […]

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First COVID-19 Case Worries GB Residents

Tyler Symonette, Journal Staff Writer Grand Bahamians are anxious and concerned as the first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in their city.  The latest patient was a woman who had no significant travel history. This discovery has led to Grand Bahamians wondering about the future of their island and if there are more cases […]

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National Exams Postponed

Tyler Symonette, Journal Staff Writer Although the 2020 International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations have been canceled globally, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said this does not affect national examinations in The Bahamas which are only postponed. The Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) announced the cancelation of the IGCSE due to the uncertainty […]

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‘Country has Enough Resources to Enforce Curfew’

Laurencia I.A. Smith, Journal Staff Writer Attorney General Carl Bethel said The Bahamas has sufficient police and military resources to enforce the 24-hour curfew that’s needed to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force are not the only law enforcement agencies patrolling the […]

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Bahamasair Uncertain Over Employment

Cherika Johnson, Journal Staff Writer Bahamasair Managing Director Tracy Cooper said if the emergency order is extended beyond March 31, the company, which is already struggling after Hurricane Dorian, remains uncertain on staff employment. “Related to employees, COVID-19 is affecting the whole world. It’s a pandemic at this point and by extension The Bahamas as […]

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Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands Addresses COVID-19 Update Press Conference

Fifth COVID-19 Case

GB Woman Tests Positive for Virus Laurencia I.A. Smith, Journal Staff Writer A woman who tested positive for the coronavirus in Grand Bahama is confirmed as the fifth case of COVID-19 in The Bahamas, according to Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands. Dr. Sands announced the fifth confirmed case yesterday during a press conference at […]

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DPM Predicts ‘Sharp Recession’

Laurencia I.A. Smith, Journal Staff Writer Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest predicted that COVID-19 will cause a sharp recession. “This is going to be a difficult time for us. Our worst case scenario up to this point showed us that somewhere around a billion dollars in loss into the economy with […]

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