June 10, 2021
Dr Duane Sands
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FREE National Movement chairman Dr Duane Sands has called for answers regarding an alleged incident that took place between a government official and a police officer over the weekend.
The FNM’s chairman yesterday accused the Government of driving more Bahamian families into poverty, and sacrificing them “on the altar of tax efficiency”, by refusing to eliminate VAT on medicines and breadbasket foods.
THE Ministry of Health and Wellness announced further relaxations to COVID-19 restrictions over the weekend, loosening mask requirements for those in hotels or outdoors and adjusting protocols for social gatherings, allowing larger events to take place.
FREE National Movement Leader Michael Pintard on Friday blasted Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis for breaking quarantine last month as the nation battled its fourth COVID-19 wave, labelling the decision as a “very serious one” and a “betrayal of his oath to uphold the law.”
FORMER Health Minister Dr Duane Sands and members of his family have tested positive for COVID-19.
FORMER Elizabeth MP Dr Duane Sands has officially announced his bid to run as chairman of the Free National Movement, promising to be an “accessible, vocal and inclusive” chairman if elected.
A former Cabinet minister has warned the proposed COVID-19 rules are too “inflexible and draconian”, and threaten to “create hardship” for businesses and citizens unless amended.
A former health minister is warning The Bahamas “will regret” failing to impose tougher curbs to control COVID-19 as the economy is “far more open than it ought to be”.
FORMER Health Minister Dr Duane Sands believes some people who have sought medical care for non-COVID-19 illnesses in the public healthcare system have probably suffered and died due to the strain the virus has had on resources.
THE Bahamas reached another grim milestone as it recorded over 600 new COVID-19 cases last week, including 228 cases on Thursday alone, representing the highest single day tally reported since the start of the pandemic.
FORMER Health Minister Dr Duane Sands says healthcare workers have seen a “significant” number of Bahamian mothers giving birth while battling COVID-19.
WITH daily recorded new COVID-19 infections back in the triple digits, former Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands says the country’s third wave appears to be accelerating.
COVID-19 related deaths have climbed by two to 254, with officials reporting that the country’s youngest victim is a five-month-old girl who died from the virus on June 26.
The Bahamas will always be “playing catch up” with public health infrastructure needs that could amount to $200m just to upgrade community clinics, a former Cabinet minister has revealed.
AMID a decline of positive COVID-19 cases in the country, former Health Minister Dr Duane Sands says it appears the nation is “starting to come out” of its third wave of COVID-19, adding he hopes virus numbers continue to trend downward.