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“Our plan is to gradually begin to re-open the economy based on the data collected by health officials and their professional advice,” said Prime Minister Minnis.“But the pace of the re-opening of the economy will also depend on the cooperation and discipline of the public in following the health guidelines.” Family Island hardware, lumber, plumbing and electrical stores that cater to construction will be allowed to open Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm. However, Family Island borders remain closed to international and to domestic air and marine transport from other islands. Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Prime Minister Minnis also announced that individuals must travel with valid ID when out in public. He emphasized that the police would continue to enforce the curfew and anyone violating the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Order could face a fine or stricter penalty. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Starting early this week, health officials will expand sampling using current RT-PCR capacity. Those targeted for testing will include contacts of confirmed cases, especially those with symptoms; healthcare personnel nearing the end of their quarantine period; nursing and homecare personnel; and individuals calling into the hotline reporting concerning symptoms, said the Prime Minister. This will be done utilizing physicians, nurses and medical technologists to go out into the community. Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced the partial re-opening of home and hardware stores, auto parts establishments and plant nurseries, and the resumption of construction in the Family Islands during a press conference to update the nation on the national response to COVID-19, on Sunday 19 April. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC “Our main priority at all times must be to save and to protect lives,” said Prime Minister Minnis. Landscaping and property maintenance services will also be allowed to operate during the 24-hour curfew, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. You may be interested in… The Government is trying to balance the essential and necessary health measures to fight COVID-19 with what can be done to carefully re-open some areas of the economy, said the Prime Minister. Oct 15, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 15, 2020 The Bahamas Government outlines new measures to curb COVID spread including curfewStory via CMC – The Bahamas government Wednesday announced a series of new measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in two islands, including a 24 hour weekend curfew, a doubling of the fines for breaching the protocols, even as it maintained that the international airport will…October 8, 2020In “General”PM announces ‘total lockdown’ of Bahamas after COVID spikePrime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis Monday night announced a “complete national lockdown” of every island in The Bahamas for at least the next two weeks after the country recorded a significant spike in the number of cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In a nationwide radio and television broadcast, Minnis said…August 4, 2020In “General”The Bahamas uniquely positioned to become jurisdiction of choice for Blockchain companies – PM MinnisPrime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis says Grand Bahama is the ideal location in The Bahamas to support the establishment and growth of a technology cluster of the blockchain, and other software companies that can jumpstart the technology industry in The Bahamas. In spite of the challenges that come…June 22, 2018In “Business”Share this on WhatsApp
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries and Galloway Council has £500,000 of funding available to make parks in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer more accessible, but we need to hear from you!They want to know which Parks in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer you think this money should be spent on.The Council funding has been made available to make parks in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer more accessible to all members of our community, particularly for children and young people with a disability. We want to hear the views of children, young people, parents and carers. We are keen to work in partnership with organisations that represent children, young people, parents and carers who have a disability, or community groups who are already working to improve parks in these areas.Your feedback will influence how and where the money is spent. Have your say here Paper copies of the consultation are also available from Customer Services Centres. The consultation closes on Monday 17 July.Chairman of the Council’s Communities Committee, Councillor Andy Ferguson said;“It is vital we provide accessible and modern play areas for the children of the region. This money will be spent on upgrading parks in 3 of our main towns in the region, but we need your input to tell us where you’d like the money allocated to. We have some beautiful parks throughout Dumfries and Galloway, and this funding will allow us to improve and replace equipment to make the play parks accessible, compliant and fun for children. Please take 2 minutes to complete the survey online, or pop into one of our facilities to pick up a hard copy.”
The ex-Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper will depart after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.Middlesbrough have announced Victor Valdes will leave the club at the end of June following their relegation to the Championship.The 35-year-old joined Middlesbrough on a free transfer at the start of the season after being released by Manchester United, but could not prevent them from dropping down after just one year of Premier League football.Valdes’ existing deal ran until 2017, but both parties have now agreed the former Barcelona goalkeeper will leave next month.“Goalkeeper Victor Valdes will officially leave the club at the end of June,” a statement on the club’s official website read.“Valdes’ contract has been terminated by mutual consent.“The 35-year-old made 28 appearances for the club, following his arrival last summer before sitting out the final seven games of the Premier League season due to a rib injury.”Reports have revealed that Valdes almost reunited with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City last summer.
Pittsburgh’s Chris Jones, center, is fouled by Oakland’s Tommie McCune as he passes to James Robinson (0) in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 81-77 in overtime. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) – James Robinson scored 18 points, including five in the final minutes of regulation to send the game into overtime, to help Pittsburgh avoid an upset by beating Oakland 81-77 on Saturday.Michael Young led Pitt (8-3) with 19 points and seven rebounds while Cameron Wright and Chris Jones each scored 16.Kahlil Felder finished with 23 points to lead Oakland (4-8).Felder kept his team ahead throughout the first half, scoring 14 points in the game’s first 20 minutes. He put the Golden Grizzlies ahead 22-15 with a 3-pointer to cap an 8-0 run, then gave his team a 29-21 lead with another with three minutes left in the half.Jalen Hayes scored 16 and Max Hooper added 12 off the bench.The Panthers closed the first period on a 12-5 run to cut their deficit to a point, 34-33, capped by a tic-tac-toe inbounds play from Wright to Jones to Young for a buzzer-beating jumper to end the half.Out of the half, the teams traded baskets as neither team led by more than four points through the first 11 minutes of the half. The game featured seven ties and 23 lead changes.Pitt took a 59-55 lead at the 11-minute mark but the Golden Grizzlies reclaimed the lead at 61-59 with 9:05 left in the game on a putback by Dante Williams. The basket was part of a 13-2 run, giving them a 68-61 edge with 5:25 left.The Panthers managed to tie the game again at 72 in the final minutes after Robinson converted a three-point play on a drive to the basket then made a pair of free throws. After Felder was called for a travel, Wright missed a midrange jumper as time expired to send the game to overtime.TIP-INSOakland: The overtime contest was the third in 12 games this season for the Golden Grizzlies, and they are now 1-2 in overtime games. After leading 34-33 at halftime, Oakland lost for the first time this season after leading at the half. … James Robinson was 8 of 8 from the free-throw line.Pittsburgh: The Panthers’ victory extended their home nonconference winning streak to 28 games, the nation’s sixth-best run.UP NEXTOakland plays at Clemson Monday.Pittsburgh is host to Holy Cross Tuesday.