Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday defended the government’s decision to close the country’s borders to Bahamians, and also the decision to close liquor stores during the national state of emergency.
Minnis said that while it is unfortunate that some Bahamians are stuck outside the country,
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Deputy Leader Chester Cooper said yesterday that the government should borrow $1 billion to $2 billion in order to bolster The Bahamas’ economy for the long-term, given the negative economic effects on the horizon for the country as a result of
While he noted that the measures implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may be a “bitter pill”, Attorney General Carl Bethel yesterday urged Bahamians to follow them for the sake of the country.
Bethel made the comments as the Senate passed a resolution to approve the
Minister of National Security Marvin Dames yesterday warned curfew violators that they are doing themselves a disservice and urged the public to take seriously the responsibility to engage in social distancing.
“If we’re going to succeed in this crisis [it’s] going to require each and every
A burglar was on Monday jailed for a string of break-ins in western New Providence.
Gerrad Saunders, whose crimes were caught on security cameras, admitted to charges of housebreaking, stealing and attempted stealing at his arraignment before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes.
The magistrate sentenced the 42-year-old
The prime minister on Sunday night addressed the nation for the third time in two weeks on the impact of the novel coronavirus.
Nonetheless, many in the public feel none the wiser for the information presented.
What is clear is that the picture provided is not bright.
Sunday morning in New Providence revealed more vehicles on the road than one would expect during a 24-hour-a-day lockdown.
And, long lines of customers extended from the doors of most food stores with a degree of social distancing being observed by some, while others stood
Please allow me a space in your valued chronicle to share my thoughts (from a sociological perspective), on what appears to be blatant pushback by the masses on state orders to remain at home unless absolutely necessary during this bio attack that we call
If social distancing efforts in the House of Assembly do not go smoothly, House Speaker Halson Moultrie said yesterday that the proceedings may have to be moved to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.
Moultrie said the government has already spoken with Baha Mar about the
Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard yesterday called for several measures to be implemented to increase food production in The Bahamas and reduce reliance on imports amid the global COVID-19 crisis.
“[T]he Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has produced an emergency food production