YOU would be forgiven if you were not comforted by the words of Renward Wells MP with regard to cruise ships.
AS the grim landmark of the nation’s first death from coronavirus was confirmed yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis tried to make the country realise the scale of the problem facing us.
Let’s talk numbers for a moment. There are around 400,000 people living in The Bahamas. According to the World Bank, last year 74.51% of the population were part of the workforce. That’s about three-quarters, so 300,000 people.
A BILLION dollars by July.
STILL too many people on the road – that’s the key point to be drawn from the latest tightening of regulations to curtail movement.
TWO hammer blows struck last night – one on our shores, and one across the water in the US.
THE extent of the economic crisis we are facing is beginning to become clear.
THE confirmation of a new case of coronavirus seemingly unrelated to the previous patients is a reminder of the urgency to maintain our discipline in the lockdown presently in place across our nation.
THE Bahamian people were asked to behave sensibly, to choose to act wisely to limit the spread of coronavirus. Collectively, we failed.
AN economic earthquake has hit The Bahamas.
ON Wednesday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis unveiled regulations that gave him powers to tackle the spread of the coronavirus. Yesterday, he used them.
WE are at war, declared Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, as he announced new regulations that give him sweeping new powers to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.
AROUND the world, governments are trying to work out how to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
AS much as the coronavirus has medical consequences, so too it has become clear that it has economic consequences.
THE day we feared would come has finally arrived. A patient from The Bahamas has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. The woman concerned had not travelled recently, so she contracted it here.