Six Bimini police officers in quarantine
Bimini’s police station is facing a serious manpower shortage as six police officers have been in quarantine since last week due to the coronavirus. There are now 14 functioning officers on the small island working three shifts. One officer from the island is stationed on Cat Cay and another is on Ocean Cay.
To ease the pressure on those officers due to this shortage, the Royal Bahamas Police Force is expected to send officers from New Providence to provide support while the six officers are in quarantine for 14 days.
There are 21 coronavirus cases on Bimini, which was placed on two-week lockdown in May after 13 people tested positive.
The most recent cases on the island were detected on July 23rd when three women - ages, 18, 30 and 32 - and a 48-year-old man tested positive.
On nearby Cat Cay, two women, ages 26 and 55, and a 46-year-old man tested positive.