Law enforcement officers arrested 109 people reportedly squatting at the A&B Church on Crocket Drive in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Saturday morning, according to Immigration Director Clarence Russell.
Area residents moved onto the premises over the last several months without the permission of the church’s trustees and
Another case of COVID-19 was confirmed on Grand Bahama, the Ministry of Health announced in a statement today.
This brings the total number of cases to 11 – nine on New Providence and two on Grand Bahama.
“This latest case is a 35-year-old female with no history
Renette Harding is desperately trying to get her 79-year-old parents and 19-year-old son home to The Bahamas.
Harding said they are all trapped in The United States after The Bahamas government closed the country’s borders.
On Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said empty planes can come into
While the United States Embassy has advised that The Bahamas' border closure, which prevents even Bahamian citizens from entering the country, will last until May 1, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D'Aguilar said the government has not decided on a date yet.
D'Aguilar said the
A 10th COVID-19 case has been confirmed in The Bahamas, according to Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands.
Sands told The Nassau Guardian the case is on New Providence.
In a press statement this evening, the Ministry of Health said this latest case is a 52-year-old woman
Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell today advised homeless people, who have nowhere to go during curfew, to seek assistance from the Department of Social Services.
The curfew, which mandates that only essential workers leave their houses between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., was imposed by
Since Monday, the Department of Social Services has received more than 1,000 applications for assistance in light the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell said today.
“We introduced an email trying to get persons to apply electronically in light of the social distancing,” Campbell
Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands yesterday announced four new cases of COVID-19 on New Providence, bringing the country’s total to nine.
“Only one had recent travel history,” Sands said.
“And that case had traveled to the Dominican Republic on March 13.
“All of the most recently confirmed
As cases of COVID-19 increase in The Bahamas, some are concerned about the ability of officials to prevent community spread on Abaco, which was ravaged by Hurricane Dorian only months ago.
Denalee Penn-Mackey said between 80 and 100 Dorian survivors are living in a church on the island,
The National Insurance Board (NIB) on Baillou Hill Road maintained a steady stream of clients coming and going yesterday, some of whom are newly unemployed as businesses and major hotels have closed due to the impact of COVID-19.
One such individual, Reynolds Ferguson, lamented the “domino effect” created