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Govt meeting now to relax some restrictions

Members of the Minnis Administration are reportedly meeting now and may be forced to relax aggressive restrictions as a weather system heads in the direction of the Bahamas.

Insiders say the government is considering allowing Bahamians to leave their homes and essential stores to reopen to allow the public to prepare in the event the storm hits the Bahamas.

Bahamians are angry over the decision by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to lockdown New Providence for seven days effective immediately. Many families had no time to prepare for the lockdown. Essential workers were also denied the opportunity as they were on the job while hundreds of people lined up outside stores to stock up on necessities.

To make matters worse, Bahamians watched on social media as AML employees wheeled trolleys of food out of Solomon’s after the group of companies received permission from the competent authority to allow their employees to shop today between 11am and 3pm.

Bain and Grants Town MP Travis Robinson, who represents one of the island’s most vulnerable communities said he spoke with the competent authority about the disappointment and frustration expressed by his constituents and he is “satisfied with the pending outcome.”

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