Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020

Nearly 300 now in quarantine

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

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The new Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle (left) and now former Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson during the official handover of the command of the Royal Bahamas Police Force at Police Headquarters on Monday afternoon. (BIS PHOTO: PATRICK HANNA)

Rolle takes over as police commissioner

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

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w Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis during a press conference last night. Minnis is asking individuals over age 75 to remain at home. He also announced 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 in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. YONTALAY BOWE

COVID-19 cases jump to 14

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

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