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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 […]

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

COVID-19 Cases Surge to 14

30 March 2020

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

30 March 2020

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 […]

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Govt Promises to Pay MailBoat Captains

30 March 2020

Tyler Symonette, Journal Staff Writer Captains who work for the MailBoat Shipping Company will be paid their subvention, according to Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward wells. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses in The Bahamas have been ordered to shut down. However, this is not the case for essential services. […]

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Wells Says Bus Riders will Find other Transportation

30 March 2020

Tyler Symonette, Journal Staff Writer Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells said despite public transportation being shut down, Bahamians will find a way to make it to and from work. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Bahamas now has 14 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the governments ordered that public transportation cease […]

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Bahamasair Suspends Services

30 March 2020

Cherika Johnson, Journal Staff Writer As the country goes into a national lockdown, Bahamasair suspended its services with last Tuesday being the final day of operation until March 31. In a press conference, Bahamasair Managing Director Tracy Cooper said due to the emergency orders, the company made adjustments. “In accordance with the Emergency Powers covid19, […]

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Four More COVID-19 Cases

27 March 2020

Laurencia I.A. Smith, Journal Staff Writer Four more persons in the capital tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas to nine, according to Minster of Health Dr. Duane Sands. Dr. Sands announced the four new confirmed cases yesterday during a press conference at the Ministry of Health. […]

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Son Charged with Father’s Murder

27 March 2020

Cherika Johnson, Journal Staff Writer A 24-year-old man was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, charged with the murder of his father. A soft-spoken Selwyen Seymour faced Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, where he was accused of intentionally and unlawfully causing the death of Dwight Ricardo Seymour. He was not required to enter a plea. […]

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Leaked Curfew Extension Order Upsets Wells

27 March 2020

Cherika Johnson, Journal Staff Writer Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly and Minister of Transport Renward Wells confirmed that a document was leaked, which indicates an extension of the emergency order for another 30 days. A document circulated social media stating that the House of Assembly “approves the continuance of the proclamation […]

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TUC President Renews Call for Redundancy Fund

27 March 2020

Laurencia I.A. Smith, Journal Staff Writer Trade Union Congress President Obie Ferguson said for years he has made recommendation to several government administrations to put into place a redundancy fund if a crisis such as COVID-19 would arise. “In some instances, I refer to it as redundancy funds in case of emergencies, like what is […]

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Stiffer Court Protocols Implemented

27 March 2020

Tyler Symonette, Journal Staff Writer The judiciary of The Bahamas has implemented stricter protocols in its response to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis ordered that a 24-hour curfew be set for the whole country, and while the judiciary was already in phase 1 of its protocol, this has now […]

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