Nassau Guardian Stories

'We are flattening the curve'

November 27, 2020

Praising the government's efforts to reduce coronavirus cases in The Bahamas, Minister of Health Renward Wells said yesterday that The Bahamas has seen a decrease in the number of new COVID cases, hospitalizations and has gone 10 days without a COVID death. "Our collective efforts are flattening the COVID-19 curve," Wells said in the House of ...
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Cooper calls extension of state of emergency 'madness'

November 27, 2020

Dubbing the extension of the state of emergency "madness", Exumas and Ragged Island Member of Parliament Chester Cooper yesterday said he could not support it as it has gone on for too long and is inflicting unnecessary harm. "This is madness," he told members of Parliament in the House of Assembly last evening. "We've been ...
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25 percent of public school students in danger of repeating

November 27, 2020

Twenty-five percent of public school students in New Providence and Abaco have not logged on for virtual school and if they do not meet certain requirements by the end of the school year, they could face repeating the grade level, according to Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd. Lloyd told The Nassau Guardian yesterday that 75 ...
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'COVID-19 threw a wrench in Grand Lucayan plan'

November 27, 2020

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and Mexico-based ITM Group are still on track to have operational control of the Grand Lucayan resort by 2021, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D'Aguilar said while expressing frustration with the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the sale. He noted that the resort will not automatically reopen once this ...
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Minister expects 80 tourism rebound by 2022

November 27, 2020

The Bahamas will likely see the rebound of 80 percent of its tourism industry in 2022, according to Tourism Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar, who expressed concern about whether businesses on Bay Street will be able to survive the COVID-19 pandemic The tourism industry and eventually, the country, came to a standstill at the onset of the ...
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RBDF conducts Subject Matter Expert Exchange Seminar

November 27, 2020

In keeping with Commodore Raymond King's vision of developing a professional and high-performance workforce focused on performance excellence, more than 50 representatives from partnering law enforcement agencies completed a two-day Subject Matter Expert Exchange Seminar on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at HMBS Coral Harbour. In attendance at the seminar were representatives from the Royal Bahamas ...
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Children's homes press on despite pandemic

November 27, 2020

Pilot, police officer, fully funded scholar, and community leader are just a few of the academic and career titles that young men take on as they say farewell to Colby House. After entering the transitional home, which specializes in providing personalized care for emotionally and physically traumatized youngsters, the boys become equipped for a productive ...
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Abuse of the Emergency Powers Act

November 27, 2020

Dear Editor, The Emergency Powers Act and regulations thereunder are being abused by the prime minister in his role as the competent authority. The sweeping and draconian powers have, clearly, gone to Dr. Minnis' head, politically. It was envisaged that no more than six months, at any given time, would have been ample to deal ...
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Turnquest thanked for his service

November 27, 2020

East Grand Bahama Member of Parliament Peter Turnquest announced his resignation as deputy prime minister and minister of finance. On behalf of the Free National Movement (FNM), I thank Mr. Turnquest for his service to the country in Cabinet the past three-and-half years. When the FNM came to office in May 2017, it met the ...
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Wellington Arthur Smith

November 26, 2020

Private service for the late Wellington Arthur Smith age 58 years of #99 Cascarilla Street, Pinewood Gardens and formerly of Long Island, Bahamas will be held on Friday, November 27th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Diana Francis Wellington was predeceased by his parents, Myrtle Gray & ...
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Anton Ricardo McKenzie Sr.

November 26, 2020

Public Viewing for the late Anton Ricardo McKenzie Sr., aged 64 years, of Boatswain Hill West, will be held on Friday, 27th November 2020 at Bethel Brothers Morticians, Nassau Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pursuant to the Covid 19 Emergency Orders there will be no funeral. Cremation will follow. He is survived and ...
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Daxton D'Von Bethell

November 26, 2020

A Private Graveside Service for the late Daxton D'Von Bethell, aged 43 years, will be held (TODAY) Thursday, November 26th, 2020 at the Western Cemetery, Nassau St. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Stephen E. Thompson assisted by Rev. Colyn G. Thompson. Due to current Government regulations in respect of Covid-19, attendance is limited to ten ...
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Shirley Marriet Johnson

November 26, 2020

A Private Graveside Service for the late Shirley Marriet Johnson, aged 70 years, of Palm Breeze Street and formerly of the Bluff, Eleuthera will be held on Friday, November 27th, 2020 at Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. Officiating will be Rev'd Lester T. Ferguson, Minister of Grant's Town Wesley Methodist Church. Due to current Government regulations ...
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Eloise Albury

November 26, 2020

Eloise Albury, 93 yrs., a resident of Kennedy subdivision, died at her residence on Monday, November 23, 2020. She is survived by her daughter: Mavis Adderley; 5 grandchildren: Shakera Cooper, Ida Adderley, Welcina, Wenzil, Winston & Wayde Albury; numerous great grandchildren & a host of other relatives & friends.
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Rowena Malvease Duncombe

November 26, 2020

DEATH NOTICE Rowena Malvease Duncombe, 64 YEARS, of Duncombe's Coppice and formerly of Pleasant Bay, South Andros died at her residence on Thursday, November 19th, 2020. She is survived by her husband: Johnny Mack Duncombe 3: daughters: Susette Smith, Rodelll Duncombe, Ruthmae Duncombe 2: sisters: Alma Bullard, Lella Bullard 1 brother, Wilmore Bullard, sister in law: ...
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Graham Cravor Young

November 26, 2020

Graham "Cravor" Young, 45 yrs., a resident of Melvern Road, Yellow Elder, died at his residence on Friday, November 20, 2020. He is survived by his mother: Nathalie Pellitier; father: George Young; 1 daughter: Alicia Young; 1 son: Genaz William Young; 1 sister: Giselle Pellitier of Miami, Fl.; 1 brother: Gerrad Pellitier; 6 aunts: Charlene ...
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Denise Olive Bootle

November 26, 2020

DEATH NOTICE Denise Olive Bootle age 58 years of Garden Hills #2 died at her residence on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020. She is survived by her sons: Damiko Bootle, Roberto Lyles, Greg Bullard, Matthew Bullard; daughter: Terez Bullard; sisters: Pauline, Donna, Deborah, Rosemary, Tracy, Monica, Verona Roberts; brother: Sydney Bootle Jr., ex-husband: Gregory Bullard; and ...
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