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UB Study: Youth Stressed

A study conducted by University of Bahamas researchers have found that young people, ages 18 to 24 years, experienced the highest levels of COVID-19 stress in comparison to other age groups. While the study does not specifically identify what is behind this, it was determined that older individuals more vulnerable...

Need Great at Red Cross

The need is great for The Bahamas Red Cross. The economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 pandemic has found the organization feeding more than 1,000 people daily. Director General of the Red Cross Sean Brennen said of this figure, 850 are in New Providence and an estimated 250 in Grand Bahama.

Arawak Cay Prepares for Reopening

Strict social distancing protocols are to be implemented at popular cultural site Arawak Cay as reopening nears. According to President of Arawak Cay Conch Fish Food Vendors Association, Rodney Russell this includes not allowing customers inside.

Tourism Phased Reopening

Tourism officials are taking a phased approach to reopening that crucial sector of the economy. While the prime minister has given the go ahead for commercial flights to begin July 1, the plan is for the country’s borders to do a test run two weeks earlier.

Resumption of Repatriation Flights This Week

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is liaising with the Ministries of Aviation, Immigration, Customs, Health and National Security as well as the Airport Authority ahead of two upcoming repatriation flights. If all goes as planned, the flights will leave Florida via Bahamasair on Thursday, May 21 and Saturday, May 23 at 2:00pm.

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