242newsBahamas: Kindness of GB Chiropractic - Plus Other News - August 28th, 2020
of Grand Bahama Chiropractic
This week, we want to highlight our friend Michael Hendley and his Grand Bahama Chiropractic centre.
who grew up in Grand Bahama, trained in the US for his Chiropractic
care. He returned a few years ago (maybe even 10 or more), married, and
has started a family and now runs his own business. Recently he posted
this message on his practice’s Facebook Page.
Office of the Prime Minister advises the following measures will begin
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 5 a.m. for Grand Bahama, Andros, Crooked
Island, Acklins, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Exuma, Bimini, the Berry
Islands, Mayaguana, Inagua and Abaco.
The curfew for these islands will be 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.
Permitted commercial activities include:
• Daily (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
o Food stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and water depots o Hardware stores
• Monday through Friday
o Commercial banks, Credit Unions and Money Transfer Businesses 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
o Financial institutions with essential staff 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. o Law Firms for criminal and urgent civil matters
o Retail bakeries 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Other daily operations:
o Wholesalers and manufacturers may operate
o Other businesses that can provide curbside, online or delivery services can operate, including retail and gaming houses
o Restaurants can open with outdoor dining, takeout, delivery and drive-through services, except for fish fry restaurants.
Road Traffic Still Up and Running, Serving the Public
Road Traffic Department has continued to serve the public since the
lockdowns were implemented at the end of March. Although the department
is currently only operating from its main National Stadium centre,
Acting Controller, Mr. Bradley Sands said that it is business as usual
save for a few minor adjustments – namely offering curbside services
three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and a change in time –
from 8:00 am to 1:00pm on those days.
services are being offered, including the licensing and inspection of
vehicles, transfers of ownership of vehicles, purchase of new license
plates and renewals only of drivers’ licenses. The issuance of new
licenses has been placed on hold in order to respect Covid-19 protocols;
new licenses require photograph to be taken on site.
Sands noted: “Currently, we don’t offer the issuance of first-time
licenses simply because that would require the customer to come inside,
remove their masks, etc. As we are trying to respect the protocols, we
have cancelled this service at this time.”
James ‘Jimmy’ Sands described Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19 as a trip
in the ring with Leonard “Boston Blackie” Miller, and receiving not one
but two of his signature ‘bola’ punches.
Sands,(Jimmy’s son), executives, and staff of the Bahamian Brewery
& Beverage Company Ltd., (BBB) have made significant progress in
restoring Sands Beer and are looking to have it available in late
September. Brewery executives began cleaning the state of the art
facility and liquor store immediately after Hurricane Dorian, which
inundated the plant with a 4ft surge of seawater in September 2019.
Jimmy reached out to his technical advisors from Germany to help him
rebuild the brewery.
Public Feedback Invited on Gov’t Services Digitization Survey
crippling effects of crises like infectious disease pandemics and
severe weather systems have deepened the need for the public sector to
adapt and offer more convenient, uninterrupted services. The move
towards digitization of customer service processes and procedures is a
pivotal part of that transformation.
of The Bahamas will soon have a chance to give their feedback on the
quality of government services offered online and make recommendations
on which ones should be enhanced.
Government and Public Policy Institute (GPPI) at University of The
Bahamas (UB) will be gathering information on the public's preferences
and priorities via a comprehensive survey and customer interviews. This
will be a key step towards increasing efficiency and business
these complicated times, the “new normal” during COVID has often meant
local businesses relying on modern technology. But ParrisWhittaker is
also evolving and adapting using good old-fashioned relationship
why the entire staff at ParrisWhittaker is thrilled to announce they
have been selected to join the World Law Alliance (WLA).
is an exciting day for us, and we truly believe being a part of WLA can
help our entire community,” said Jacy Whittaker, Partner at
now, it’s important to proactively look for new ways to bring new
business into the Bahamas, while also finding new ways to serve people
in the area. We truly feel that joining WLA gives us an opportunity to
Tourism, Development, Governance and Sustainability
Explored in Scholarly Publication
COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to the tourism industry which
has for many decades been the primary economic engine of The Bahamas.
External shocks like infectious diseases and severe weather are
disruptions that have left the industry in dire straits.
collection of scholarly works entitled “Tourism, Development,
Governance and Sustainability in The Bahamas” gives researched insights
on the key factors tied to enhancing the sustainability of this sector.
University of The Bahamas (UB) professors Ms. Jessica Minnis and Dr. Ian
Bethel-Bennett, and former UB faculty member Dr. Sophia A. Rolle, have
compiled a tailor-made analysis useful for upper-level students and
academics in the field of tourism research.
CIBC First Caribbean’s Walk For The Cure Goes Virtual In Its Ninth Year
region’s largest cancer fundraiser, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the
Cure, is going virtual this year and hoping to attract even more
COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world and caused us to find new and
innovative ways of doing things and Walk for the Cure 2020, while
staying true to its mandate of raising cancer awareness in the region
and supporting cancer care and education organisations, will definitely
be walking a new route this year. A virtual one!” said executive
co-chair of the walk and Managing Director, Retail and Business Banking,
Mark St. Hill.
noted that plans are already being rolled out across the region for the
virtual event, which will see the usual fundraising and pre-walk
activities in each territory taking place online and via social media,
before culminating with a Regional Virtual Walk and Concert of Hope
featuring leading entertainers from across the region, on October 4th.
co-chair and the bank’s Managing Director, Wealth Management Dan Wright
said the new format would allow for “thousands more across the region
and in the diaspora to participate and offer their support to this very
DNA Leader welcomes Prime Minister’s Lockdown Reversal
lockdown was based on false statistics. PM squandered opportunity to
apologize for missteps. Health officials must restore credibility in
Power belongs to the Bahamian people
Democratic National Alliance (DNA) welcomes the decision of the
Competent Authority to change course following the expression of
frustration by the Bahamian people. It is clear that the panic, social
unrest and anger expressed by the populace were catalyst for the Prime
note that the PM squandered an opportunity to apologize to the Bahamian
people for his bad decisions ranging from a lack of preparation for the
virus, double standards which discriminated against Bahamians,
premature opening of our borders for international travel from a COVID
hotspot, the 72-hour test exemption for returning residents and the
announcement of a complete lockdown without notice last week.
was troubling to hear the PM state that he was in the process of
putting all of New Providence in complete lockdown based on inaccurate
data and bad advice. The Ministry of Health representative effectively
admitted that this ill-advised decision was driven by false statistics
and misleading information due to a significant backlog in tests and