No Carnival this Christmas
There will be no carnival rides this holiday season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite claims on social media that carnival rides are currently being set up on Fort Charlotte, the government said those reports are false.
“Government officials are aware of false reports circulating via WhatsApp that operators of the annual Christmas Carnival have received permission from the Government to operate this holiday season. These reports are untrue.”
Though Christmas Carnival has been a treasured tradition for Bahamian families over the decades, the government did not issue permits to the operators of the Carnival this year.
“The decision has been taken, in consultation with health officials, not to allow the Carnival this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health risks associated with large public gatherings,” officials said in a statement on Saturday.