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Prime Minister Minnis -COVID-19 Press Conference March 29 2020

COVID-19 Cases Surge to 14

Emergency Order to be Extended Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced yesterday that there are three more confirmed cases of COVID-19 and plans to extend the state of emergency until April 8. This brings to 14 the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed to date. Two have been confirmed in Grand Bahama and the remaining […]

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Grocery Stores Enforce Social Distancing Order

Cherika Johnson, Journal Staff Writer As the new 24 hour curfew began on Tuesday, Bahamians flocked to grocery stores for essential items. When Bahama Journal’s news team arrived at Quality Supermarket, Cable Beach, a line wrapped the plaza as shoppers waited on the outside, practicing the six feet distancing order. Distance markers were painted on […]

DEHS Disinfects Streets to Fight COVID-19

25 March 2020

Tyler Symonette, Journal Staff Writer A disinfecting exercise has been implemented by the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Melony Mckenzie, director of DEHS, said the cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces such as roads and sidewalks, followed by the use of a disinfectant is one of the best practices […]

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Curfew Intensifies to 24-Hours

24 March 2020

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced additional and extraordinary emergency measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 which include a 24-hour curfew. The new measures are outlined in the new Emergency Powers COVID-19 (No.2) Order which was announced by Dr. Minnis yesterday during his televised national address. “A curfew is imposed every day for 24 […]

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‘COVID-19 Could Lead to Recession’

24 March 2020

Fidelity Bank and Trust Chief Financial Officer Gowon Bowe said if the covid-19 situation continues for six months, The Bahamas can expect an economic recession. Last week, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Peter Turnquest said the country is already starting to feel the impact of covid-19 as cruise ship arrivals are on a 30-day […]

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Body Found Buried in Shallow Grave

24 March 2020

The lifeless body of a man was found buried in a shallow grave behind a home, according to Chief Superintendent of Police Solomon Cash. The country recorded another homicide for 2020 as police were called to the Garden Hills area around midday yesterday. “Officers came on the scene and they confirmed that there was a lifeless body […]

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Bahamian Tourists Advised to Leave Cuba

24 March 2020

Cuba has closed its borders to all tourists and Bahamian tourists on the island are encouraged to leave, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement yesterday explaining that on March 20, Cuba President Miguel Diaz-Canel announced the country’s counter measures against the spread of the coronavirus, which […]

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Ardastra Gardens Closes Temporarily

24 March 2020

Ardastra Gardens is closing its doors and it is unsure when it will reopen. In a press release, the conservation center said it has experienced “catastrophic revenue loss” due to the emergency order affecting its operation. Ardastra Gardens Director Katherine Solomon said in “these financially and emotionally trying times, Ardastra is doing everything within its […]

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Police Implement COVID-19 Hotline

23 March 2020

Following the issuance of the emergency order by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on Thursday, which imposes an 11 day curfew, the Royal Bahamas Police Force has implemented an information hotline for official correspondence purposes. Police officials advised that all businesses, corporations and companies requiring permission to commute the streets of The Bahamas must contact […]

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CIBC Helps Clients Affected by COVID-19

23 March 2020

Like other banks, CIBC First Caribbean Bank is offering financial assistance to its clients affected by COVID-19. In a press statement released by the commercial bank, the special assistance includes deferred payments, special loan financing and other concessions aimed at assisting clients on households and businesses. Chief Executive Officer Colette Delaney urged clients who may […]

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Mitchell Calls Curfew an ‘Abuse of Power’

23 March 2020

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman and Senator Fred Mitchell criticized the emergency order declared on Thursday by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to help combat the COVID-19 virus. Dr. Minnis imposed a curfew which began on Friday. But Mitchell said this calls into question an abuse of power by the prime minister. He added that […]

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Officers Enforce Curfew

23 March 2020

Hundreds of police and defence force officers dispersed throughout the streets of New Providence on Friday evening where they strictly enforced the mandatory curfew ordered by the prime minister. Shortly before the curfew began, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames told reporters that he wants Bahamians to understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 crisis.  Prime […]

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