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Challenges ahead

As of today, the country will have its first new and large-scale test of COVID-19 mitigation strategies when hundreds of Bahamians traveling from the pandemic epicenter of the United States return home. Government recently changed its containment policy for returning Bahamians, allowing them the choice of

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Tourism: Lessons from COVID-19

Preliminary Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates indicate that there will be a 45 percent decline in international tourism this year because of COVID-19, with the possibility to further decline by September. This can have negative economic implications for countries like The Bahamas

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Rochelle Basden, a clinical psychologist, said it’s natural and normal for people to be afraid, anxious or stressed during extreme circumstances. ROCHELLE BASDEN

Dealing with COVID-19 anxiety and stress

With thousands of people out of work, daily curfews and weekend lockdowns a normal occurrence in these troubling times of COVID-19, people can feel afraid, anxious and stressed, but a clinical psychologist says it’s okay to have those feelings. “We want to reassure people that it’s

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