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
Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis has reiterated the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) general support for the measures the government is taking in an effort to contain COVID-19 in The Bahamas, but called on the Minnis administration to allow liquor stores to operate, and also objected
In excess of 200 businesses have already applied for the government’s Business Continuity Program, which provides a portion of a $20 million loan facility to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).
And the numbers are expected to grow, according to Edison Sumner, who is the vice
Shaunae Lynes, a 20-year-old Bahamian student living in Atlanta, Georgia, said she feels rejected by The Bahamas during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She is one of hundreds of Bahamians temporarily prohibited from entering the country following the government’s recent decision to close the borders.
“It feels like I’m being rejected [by] my
On March 24, by COVID-19 Emergency Order (No. 2), the government prohibited all foreign persons from entering The Bahamas through any public or privately owned air or sea port.
Three days later, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) advised that Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) was closed
As we sit astonished by what COVID-19 has done abroad, it highlights several problems with our economy we must begin to consider.
A global shutdown has initiated mass layoffs at the hands of hotels and other businesses and has thrusted many in the direction of