FACE TO FACE: Bahamians’ rushed exodus from Florida and the flights back to quarantine - via hot spot in Freeport
When Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced on July 19 that the borders of The Bahamas would be closed to travellers from the United States by Wednesday, July 22, there was a mad scramble for Bahamians who were travelling to return home. They did not want to end up in a situation where they were stuck in America for who knows how long until PM Minnis decided to reopen the border.
RECENT electoral events in Guyana and Suriname, which border each other on the north-eastern coast of the South American continent, display a remarkably different approach to democracy that could be the determining factor in catapulting Suriname’s development and prosperity well ahead of Guyana’s.
STATESIDE: In a nation divided by Trump and drowning in COVID, we need something to talk about - even sport
For as long as anyone can remember, the Washington Post has featured a full, separate sports page. The local teams have always gotten coverage ranging from barely adequate (women’s soccer) to full (the pro football team formerly known as the Redskins). Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded to feature writers. In many respects, the newspaper’s sports section has occupied as influential a place in its sphere as has the editorial section.
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis used a word yesterday that you don’t expect to hear from a government in power.
It began with a thin piece of paper that fell out of an old folder. I can’t explain why I kept it for more than 40 years or why I kept any of the stuff in that folder, for that matter. Instinct, maybe, but back to the slip of paper. It was a small 4.5”x 8.5” flyer, now yellowed with age, with the name and photograph of Earl Nightingale, the legendary author and radio personality who ruled the airwaves in the 1950s and ‘60s.
Farmer Minnis, having watched the number of animals infected with COVID-19 explode in just a few short days, was livid.
MUCH of the focus on battling COVID-19 has fallen on the efforts of the government.
In his national address this past Sunday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis warned the country:
THE go-ahead has been given for BPL to start disconnecting customers who can’t – or won’t – pay, and 16,000 could be cut off as a result.
The number of reported COVID-19 cases has been going up since the borders opened on July 1, so it is not a surprise that new restrictions were announced by the Prime Minister in the national address on Sunday. Everyone braced themselves for the worst. Some expected a full lockdown while others thought the borders would completely close without notice.
The issue of the extent of the involvement in Britain of China’s huge telecommunications company, Huawei, has finally come to a head. Last week, citing national security concerns, the UK government banned the tech giant from any role in developing the infrastructure of 5G – the nation’s next generation mobile communications network.
FACE TO FACE: Locked away in her room for three painful weeks trying to protect her vulnerable parents: one woman’s life with COVID
A Bahamian woman who survived the deadly COVID-19 virus today shares her story and applauds Prime Minister Hubert Minnis’ decision to close the borders to US travellers in order to preserve the health and safety of Bahamians.
WE said it was crunch time for Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis ahead of his national address yesterday – and the stakes only got higher as the country set a new single-day record for COVID-19 cases.
IT IS long past time for good sense to prevail in Guyana among the leadership of the APNU-AFC coalition that has been a caretaker government since the March 2 general and regional elections.
IT’S crunch time for Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis when he gives his national address on Sunday.