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PM suggests expanded benefits for those fully vaccinated

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Senior Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis suggested on Friday that fully vaccinated people could soon begin experiencing a variety of expanded benefits, including permission to go out at night after the 10pm curfew.

Dr Minnis said he will elaborate on the matter when he wraps up the budget debate on Thursday.

Dr Minnis also addressed the expected arrival of vaccines into the country from the United States, saying the US government has given no indication yet when the vaccines will arrive.

He told reporters: “The whole concept is this. We have said a long time ago that once they’re all vaccinated, individuals can dine inside. A group had written and asked whether they could have 90 individuals at a wedding. They were all vaccinated, all 90 were vaccinated, and our response was carry on, y’all vaccinated.

“Then they wrote back a week later and asked, could they have a Junkanoo group rush though to provide music for the wedding? I said if they are all vaccinated, carry on.

“So what we’re basically saying is, we want to open the country so we could have a ‘vaccinated day’ where you can have happy hour; we’re all vaccinated, carry on, enjoy yourself. The band, they’re all vaccinated, play on. Then you could have parties if you’re all vaccinated, carry on, have your party, and we would even give you benefits. I would not go into that but we say 10pm is a bit limited. I know you young people don’t like 10pm so I will address that on Thursday.”

The latest figures show at least 48,434 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Thirteen thousand seven hundred and forty-nine people have received at least two doses. Overall, 62,183 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been administered in The Bahamas to date.

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Topdude 1 year ago

Congratulations Mr. Prime Minister. You are so thoughtful and your leadership is what we need at this time in our country’s history. You are a Godsend. Thank you. God blessings.

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JokeyJack 1 year ago

Absolutely. I think unvaccinated persons should have to work as maids in the homes of the vaccinated. Give them a broom. Dealing with dirt all day will remind them what germ infested bags of filth they are.

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ThisIsOurs 1 year ago

I say hang all unvaccinated people! who needs them anyway? Our national debt to GDP ratio would probably be down to 10% if we could get rid of them!

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tribanon 1 year ago

@ThisisOurs: Our national debt to GDP ratio would most definitely be zero today had we gotten rid of all corrupt elected officials decades ago.lol

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ohdrap4 1 year ago

Been watching "Leila" on netflix?

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The_Oracle 1 year ago

When a prime minister shows such remedial contempt for the Bahamian public we must really question our whole premise. Government coercion by hook or by crook. A national disgrace as we watch them squirm under the back lash of the very mistrust of government they have created. Were it not so serious it would be laughable.

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John 1 year ago

FDA orders 60 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine destroyed due to possible contamination. Millions more doses of Johnson and Johnson and other vaccines set to expire as demand dwindled.

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ohdrap4 1 year ago

Even if I were vaccinated, I would not attend such a gathering.

Every person I know who died or contracted Covid had a history of attending gatherings.

What is next? Only vaccinated will vote?

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jackbnimble 1 year ago

This man puts the ‘d’ in dumb! I just read a story about a cruise ship of fully vaccinated passengers and crew where two passengers still got Covid and the whole ship is on lockdown. How stupid can you be? This virus tends to show up in crowds and if you’re fully vaccinated you can still get and spread it. Having drunk the vaccine kool-aid he’s toting this vaccine like it’s the savior of The Bahamas and now making discriminatory policies to support it? Wow!!!😡

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ThisIsOurs 1 year ago

Dr Minnis is the most unscientific scientist Ive ever listened too. His statements border on the extremes of dumb and then Renward Wells comes with his effusive praise and made up words to back him up

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John 1 year ago

after putting this country and the world through torture and distress with lockdowns, curfews, business closings and other restrictions Hubert Minnis and some other world leaders are acting extremely reckless with the vaccines. Rather than us these vaccines in the arsnel to help battle covid-19, Minnis dem seem to create a division and start a battle between the vaccinated and non vaccinated. This is dangerous territory to say the least, because the entire world population is victim to what may be some mad or sick scientists experiments. Why not go after them and make them account?

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benniesun 1 year ago

What is next? Just peruse all available worldwide info and project it to its logical conclusion. We are a Commonwealth nation under the Crown, so it is logical that what is implemented in the larger Commonwealth nations will be extended to us. Presently, we are being enticed to voluntarily take the kool-aid; so the next step is to force the kool-aid on us involuntarily. The involuntary phase will be done by foreign troops not the locals, as the foreigners will have no loyalty nor sympathy for us. This means that all persons even officials and persons of financial means will eventually be targeted and inoculated. The voluntary phase we are in is designed to inoculate the low hanging fruit.

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TalRussell 1 year ago

This is the turning point of recklessness, shamefully, distributing demonstration of unfitness with the high potential to spin deadly out of the control of frontline health professionals and workers??
The man is unfit to be steering the realm to cross over to the other side the most deadly Pandemic in all recorded history.
Pray this is the last straw for his red colleagues to ignore his unfitness remain in the Office of the Prime Minister OPM, yes?

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carltonr61 1 year ago

Vaccinated along with unvaccinated shop at stores, work together, eat together, drive on the same 7 * 21 roads, walk pass each other breath the same air. But only unvaccinated must stay at home and not attend church. Mark of the evil beast with each firery word he spits through his teeth with his venemous forked tongue. His elite G7 overlords are whipping our backs.

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ohdrap4 1 year ago

But only unvaccinated must stay at home and not attend church.

Ah. Small mercies. I am glad to rest on a Sunday. The budhists had it right all along having their prayers at home.

Cheaper too. I will not be able to afford pastor and income tax.

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ThisIsOurs 1 year ago

If you believe in the mark of the beast, PM Minnis has certainly defined it here.

Because as most have said here, as night follows day, in their zeal to claim fully vaccinated countries, the state enforced restrictions on what non vaccinated persons are barred from doing will increase. And this is worlwide. Worse yet, the vaccinated people are looking at their non vaccinated brothers and sisters as almost worthy of death. Its the tool of every fascist authoritarian leader, divide and conquer, get the people to help you enslave them. Definitely mark of the beast.

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ohdrap4 1 year ago

Oh no The freshly elected president of the hnited nations , abdulla shahid, is on youtube saying there will be no safety until EVERYONE is vaccinated.

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hrysippus 1 year ago

This is a very good move. Incentives are preferable to legally enforced mandates.

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GodSpeed 1 year ago

How is this legal, this is discrimination. These governments really are criminal. Still not taking the experimental bioweapon though 🙂

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quietone 1 year ago

AstraZeneca vaccine is regarded as the very best so far, but I have searched my favourite website on health matters, Natural News, and just about all of their articles spoke very badly of the AstraZeneca vaccine!!!

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ohdrap4 1 year ago

I received the first versions of MMR from the 1960s. I remember being taken for the second dose prior to enrolling in preschool (only because a peculiar event occurred during this trip which is often retold by family members).

Yet, I had both measles and rubella, what they call breakthrough. Later in my twin years, I had mumps-- I can accept that 10 years after vaccine.

But only now, I learn that thrte always have been breakthroughs, except there was no google in the 1960s.

The doctors have to come clean. They have been "flattening the curve all along.

But, this time, I will not be getting a vaccine for a virus probably made in a lab.

They are not in any rush for a malaria or zika vaccine.

As for incentives: giving back what you took away is not a Damn incentive. If I am incacerated , complete my sentence, freeing me is not an incentive, but the end of a contract.

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carltonr61 1 year ago

Florida's lights could be seen from The Bahamas and when it sneezes we catch the windfall. However, as close as we are to our Northern neighbor our Covid Hitler places what occurs here lockstep with UK, G7, NZ, Autrailia and Canada. Our eurocentic elitest by not DiSantos in Florida is misdiagnosing us and treating us with what us good thousands and thousands of miles away. Florida school never closed neither their business and their deaths were consistent with the flu seasons. We do most of our livelihood with FL, yet our Hitler of another color is finding all means of witchcraft to make us volunteer to sit in his gas chamber. We are carrying on like a G7 rich industriized nation, not a pauper nation begging for tourists. While some in UK are calling for restrictions to end next spring others want to keep this month of June as freedom day. Much of what UK decides we will blindly follow. So we could expect our out of geography misdiagnosis to continue. As long as the Queen calls the shots from the top of Ballou Hill we are doomed.

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themessenger 1 year ago

Look what we got with twenty five years of Pindling and what came after. As Winston Churchill once said “ these people aren’t fit to run a welk (conch) stand.” That goes for both of our mainstream party’s. Election coming, which is the lesser of two weevils???

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carltonr61 1 year ago

Minnis will be honored by G7and the Qween for destroying our Bahamian linked FL, Haiti and Cuba unique culture sold to EU values. G7 rich, wht, industrial nations will give him a gold key to the EU. A perfect slave KKK sellout.

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carltonr61 1 year ago

Haiti defeated historical France's finee and best achieved decorated all time global warrior, Nopoleon. Now KKK blk Bahamian leader has his knee on Haitians necks to further France's racism, shame, spite and ever enduring hatred. Long live Haiti.

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John 1 year ago

Corona numbers are tumbling around the world. India’s numbers of new cases and deaths has fallen so rapidly that that country hardly makes the news anymore. So have Brazi and France. So the science does not support Minnis suggested intention to give priority and special privileges to persons who take the vaccine. And a recent cruise proved that vaccinated persons can transmit the virus to other vaccinated people. Also some persons who have been vaccinated and caught the virus had to be hospitalized. Minnis must stop trying to jump the gun and continue to battle this virus in unity. Google ‘gain-of-function’ research. This is the type research being done in the lab in Wuhan when three of the scientists became ill with respiratory problems. They were transported to hospitals and persons in the area also became ill with what is now known as Covid -19.. Dr Anthony Fauci knew all along what was going on. But he continues to lie and attempting to cover up. Now the leaders of the G7 nations are ordering a full investigation. Will they be truthful in their findings and hold those responsible accountable? Financially and otherwise?

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carltonr61 1 year ago

G7 wants WHO scientists only to investigate. Expect rubbish if anyone is his own investigator, judge then jury. All universities that Fauci attended, their proffesors have questions on his credibility at 80 years old. Global scientific scrutiny is locked out of the WHO closed circle with Gates covax money making profiteering mechanisms.

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tribanon 1 year ago

Third world countries tend to always get what's left over, expired and/or no good for whatever reason when it comes to drugs and other medicines no longer needed or wanted by the more developed nations. I suspect the same holds true for all of these vaccine doses that all of a sudden are being made available by the developed countries to much poorer countries in places like Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, etc.

And to think they want to force our children and grandchildren to get jabbed or face the prospect of not being able to attend our public schools. Financial greed is a most terrible thing and few people are more evil than very greedy scientists and medical doctors who lack a moral compass and have no respect whatsover for the civil rights and liberties of others.

Has anyone noticed Fauci's slow fade into the background? Even the fake main stream news media are now embarrassed that they perched him high on a pedestal and worshipped his every lying word. Meanwhile the CCP controlled WHO are racheting up a new wave of vaccine diplomacy as they hand out millions of vaccine doses to win the hearts and minds (and bodies) of the people of poorer nations whom they wish to control as part of their plan to dominate the world.

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Topdude 1 year ago

Ha ha ha. Have you ever considered becoming a full time a clown? Your reasoning shows the thinking of either a clown or an idiot. You mix up bits and pieces of discussions found elsewhere and then try to make some kind of argument which is convoluted and illogical.

This is no wonder the term “third world intellectual” has a special meaning. In your case it shows an aborted education and a mutated thinking process.

Give it up.

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proudloudandfnm 1 year ago

97.5% of people hospitalized with covid are not vaccinated.

If there is no threat of hospitalization or death there is no pandemic.

The vaccines work.

You want normal? Get vaccinated. Simple....

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tribanon 1 year ago

Biden just announced at a press conference after his key meetings with NATO leaders that daily deaths from the Wuhan Virus are now below 400 in the USA. That's well below the number of Americans killed daily in automobile accidents or that die in the US daily from heart attacks, cancer, and all sorts of other ailments. It's probably even less than those who are dying daily around the world from the jabbings they've received which is a most hush, hush statistic.

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ThisIsOurs 1 year ago

How much are they paying that talk show hosts to push their vaccination regime???? No matter what kind of dumb statement Minnis makes, on anything, they will twist themselves into a pretzel to find a rationale that makes sense of it. Remember how spit flying out a window was somehow a rationale for police asking you to drive in ac with your mask on?

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proudloudandfnm 1 year ago

I've never been told by police to wear my mask while driving or even when I walk every evening. Not once..

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ThisIsOurs 1 year ago

well there were real living and breathing Bahamians who were stopped by police and told to put on their masks while driving.... hence the reason for the talk show host to defend the practice... some people have memory short

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