There is a serious problem at the Passport Office. The summer is upon us and the lines are normally long during this period. But the situation is much worse this year because of the Covid outbreak. There have been three deaths within the past month at the office. Whole sections have been sent home by order of the Ministry of Health because of covid exposure. Approvals are therefore delayed beyond their normal times. This is yet another example of how overall government management of the covid crisis in The Bahamas has been a failure. We thank the people at the passport office for their services and extend condolences to the families of those who have passed.