Coronavirus articles about Bahamas today

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'Banking Desert' Fears Following Scotia Pull-out

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By NEIL HARTNELL. Tribune Business Editor. [email protected] Long Island's MP yesterday voiced fears his constituency will become "a banking desert" after Scotiabank unveiled plans to withdraw from four Family Islands with a series of branch closures.

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Grocers Implore PM To End Weekend Lockdown

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By KHRISNA RUSSELL. Tribune Chief Reporter. [email protected] THE Retail Grocers Association has called for the end to the weekend lockdowns along with the 7pm curfew, insisting the measures have left businesses teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.

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US 'cut Off' Fear On Marijuana Pursuit

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The Bahamian banker duo yesterday voiced surprise that this issue had seemingly not figured more prominently in both the National Commission on Marijuana, and the Economic Recovery Committee's (ERC), reports and discussions even though Mr Bowe said he had raised the potential obstacles with both the former body and the Government.

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Beefed Up Presence By Price Control Inspectors Amid Pandemic

The Nassau Guardian

With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting the cost of food worldwide, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes, who has oversight of the Consumer Affairs Unit, said price inspectors have beefed up their presence and visits to local food stores in order to protect the well-being of consumers.

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BMDA Open To Further Discussions With Govt About Vehicle Inspections

The Nassau Guardian

The Bahamas Motor Dealers Association (BMDA) is open to re-engaging in discussions with the government about dealerships and other certified service centers becoming vehicle inspection centers, in order to efficiently satisfy that aspect of the Road Traffic Department’s requirements for vehicle....

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Credit Rating Agency Outlines Downside Risks On Tourism Reopening

The Nassau Guardian

Moody’s states in its latest report that there remains a strong downside potential to the robust return of The Bahamas’ tourism sector in 2021, chiefly due to the resurgence of COVID-19 in the US, the country’s important source market; and its possible resurgence in prime island destinations locally.

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Joseph, Gardiner Look Forward To Next Year

The Nassau Guardian

The first International School Sports Federation (ISF) event that The Bahamas participated in is over and the local organizers were satisfied with the progress made and look forward to performing even better next year. The ISF Chess Virtual World Schools Championship Online Tournament wrapped up this past Saturday.

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LPIA Preparing To Facilitate Rapid Antigen Testing

The Nassau Guardian

With just days left before the November 1 full reopening of tourism, Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is putting together final preparations to facilitate on-site COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. President and Chief Executive Officer of Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) Vernice....

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Sands: Time To Change Course In COVID Fight

The Nassau Guardian

Declaring that The Bahamas is underperforming in the fight against COVID-19, former Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands yesterday called for “the return of participatory governance”, the construction of a modular facility to focus exclusively on infected patients, and expressed concerns over the fact....

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Local Government Department Continues To Function Despite The Stall In Elections

VS - Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas -- The Department of Local Government has continued to function despite the stall in elections as a result of the pandemic. During his address to the nation on Monday, 26 th October, Minister of Labour, Transport & Local Government, the Hon. Dion Foulkes gave an update on the functioning of the department.

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