Cat Islanders unhappy with 'extra' lockdown

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June 08, 2021

On Sunday, the Office of the Prime Minister issued a statement stating that north and central Andros and Cat Island will remain under lockdown for an additional seven days until 5am Monday, June 14.

#The statement read: “North Andros, Central Andros and Cat Island will remain under lockdown for an additional seven days, until 5am Monday, June 14.”
#“North Andros, Central Andros and Cat Island were placed under a lockdown on May 24 to slow and control the spread of the COVID-19 virus in those communities.
#“Residents of Andros should note that under the most recent amendment to the order, harvesting of crabs is permitted between 8pm and 5am or as otherwise approved by the Royal Bahamas Police officer in charge for North Andros or Central Andros.
#“Farmers on North Andros, Central Andros and Cat Island are permitted to attend their farm to water, tend and harvest between the hours of 5am and 9am.”
#Freda Rolle, a Cat Island resident, said she cannot wait until election day as she finds the entire lock down “ridiculous”.
#“I can’t understand why we are on lockdown,” Ms Rolle said. “It’s not like we have the numbers like Nassau or Grand Bahama. Our COVID numbers were not that high. We need a makeover or what you call it with this government ‘cause the rules they dish out are ridiculous.
#“We lock up here in Cat Island like the crabs we put in pens. I can’t wait until Election Day for them to vote in my MP as the Prime Minister. It’s sickening what one man is trying to do to this country. One man alone and the lackeys in his Cabinet following him right up instead of setting him straight. We do not need to be locked up and one of them, at least, could be the one to tell him that.”

The statement read: “North Andros, Central Andros and Cat Island will remain under lockdown for an additional seven days, until 5am Monday, June 14.”

“North Andros, Central Andros and Cat Island were placed under a lockdown on May 24 to slow and control the spread of the COVID-19 virus in those communities.

“Residents of Andros should note that under the most recent amendment to the order, harvesting of crabs is permitted between 8pm and 5am or as otherwise approved by the Royal Bahamas Police officer in charge for North Andros or Central Andros.

“Farmers on North Andros, Central Andros and Cat Island are permitted to attend their farm to water, tend and harvest between the hours of 5am and 9am.”

Freda Rolle, a Cat Island resident, said she cannot wait until election day as she finds the entire lock down “ridiculous”.

“I can’t understand why we are on lockdown,” Ms Rolle said. “It’s not like we have the numbers like Nassau or Grand Bahama. Our COVID numbers were not that high. We need a makeover or what you call it with this government ‘cause the rules they dish out are ridiculous.

“We lock up here in Cat Island like the crabs we put in pens. I can’t wait until Election Day for them to vote in my MP as the Prime Minister. It’s sickening what one man is trying to do to this country. One man alone and the lackeys in his Cabinet following him right up instead of setting him straight. We do not need to be locked up and one of them, at least, could be the one to tell him that.”

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News date : 06/08/2021    Category : Covid-19, Tribune Stories

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