Writer: Macushla Pinder
Bimini residents headed into the final leg of their mandatory two-week lockdown and according to the island’s administrator, things are going very well.
Cleola Pinder said everything was organized and planned.
“People used the outline to call in for things they needed,” she said adding that some corporate residents have also assisted where necessary.
“One of our popular bakeries is donating bread to about 283 seniors…Another business will be providing jams. This weekend, we are expecting two mailboats in. We would have asked people to register with the mailboat so that we have their name and phone contact. Persons would have had to pay their freight in Nassau for the most part, so that we would just have to deliver the packages…We usually stock the pantry every three days but now we have about 14 pallets of food coming on the US mailboat that was donated…So, we’re prepared for the second week. Hopefully, everything goes well.”
The need to lock down hotspot Bimini until May 30th came in the face of the small island accounting for an increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
With an estimated population of 2,000, the island has recorded 13 cases.