Over 20 people who ignored a curfew put in place to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic were arraigned today.
The 24-hour curfew restricts the reasons that people who work in non-essential services can leave their homes.
Despite an outbreak of the disease in the country, it
The number of people in quarantine in The Bahamas because of possible coronavirus contact more than doubled in the span of a day, according to the Ministry of Health’s daily coronavirus dashboard.
The dashboard released today said that 278 people were in quarantine.
The dashboard sent Sunday
Paul Rolle assumed the leadership of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) today during a scaled-down handover ceremony at Police Headquarters.
Rolle, who began his tenure with the RBPF in 1983, is the eighth commissioner in an independent Bahamas.
He takes on this new role as the
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said while it is unfortunate that some Bahamians are unable to return home due to a decision to shut down the borders, the measure was essential given the number of COVID-19 “hotspots” near The Bahamas.
“There are hotspots outside of our
The government is budgeting some $60 million in revenue foregone over the next three months to facilitate a Tax Credit and Tax Deferral Employment Retention Programme that would provide medium to large scale businesses with payroll support, in an effort to retain up to 10,000
To date 616 businesses have requested a total of $14.88 million from the government’s Business Continuity Program for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest revealed today.
These businesses represent 1,082 full-time employees and 243 part-time employees, the
The government has expanded its unemployment assistance program to cover self-employed people outside the tourism sector, Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said in the House of Assembly this morning.
Acknowledging the government’s 24-hour curfew and emergency orders business shutdown has impacted many who work for themselves,
While asking that individuals over age 75 remain at home, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced last night that the government is seeking to extend the 24-hour curfew in The Bahamas until April 8, implement a grocery shopping schedule and deploy more police officers to the streets
With ongoing expansions at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and South Beach Clinic, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said he expects the facilities on New Providence to be able to accommodate roughly 44 COVID-19 patients at one time.
Sands said the government is doing all it
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis last night announced an additional three cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas.
“Health officials have confirmed three more cases on the island of New Providence,” Minnis said during a press conference.
“There is a total of 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to