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By GENA GIBBS
ELEUTHERA - Expanding utilities infrastructure in Eleuthera has challenged Government to use alternative energies to meet the demand in a timely manner.
On May 5, Rock Sound residents got an explanation about why utilities construction takes so long to complete after a contract has been signed.
"We are looking at further expanding the (reverse osmosis) plant there to address Northern Eleuthera in the future and so we're looking at improving the entire island in regards to the supply of water," said Phenton Neymour, Minister of State for the Environment.
Mr Neymour told residents that in critical planning for the future, the suppl ...
Expanding utilities infrastructure in Eleuthera has challenged Government to use alternative energies to meet the demand in a timely manner. On May 5, Rock Sound residents got an explanation about why utilities construction takes so long to complete, after a contract has been signed.
"We are looking at further expanding the RO Plant there to address Northern Eleuthera in the future and so we're looking at improving the entire island in regards to the supply of water," said Phenton Neymour, Minister of State for the Environment...
Draped in orange, the Rock Sound Heroes junior baseball team recently traveled to Spanish Wells to play its second game of the season in the Eleuthera Junior Baseball League. Coaches Larry Forbes and Lincoln Young have been practicing with the young men for several months, preparing them for a series of games.
Coach Forbes, who also serves as the president of the league, said: "The aim of this organization is to develop good character and sportsmanship in young men through their involvement in the sport of baseball. We also want to get the entire family involved and have parents and persons throughout the community coming out to games to support these kids.”
Transportation for the trip t ...
The Bahamas has a rich tradition of high jump sensations beginning in 1927 with the great Charlie Major, who set a national record at that time, of 6' 7-1/2", at the Melrose Games, at Madison Gardens in New York. That record stood for 40 years...
As Hurricane Sandy lashed Jamaica last night, residents on several Family Islands on hurricane watch appeared to be taking the threat seriously and were busy bracing themselves as it edged closer to The Bahamas.
The Department of Meteorology issued the hurricane warning at 11 a.m. yesterday, sending many residents on watch into readiness mode, according to island administrators.
The Central Bahamas includes Long Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay, Cat Island, Exuma and its cays and the Northwest Bahamas includes Grand Bahama, Bimini, Abaco, The Berry Islands and New Providence.
Although more than a year has passed since Hurricane Irene hit Acklins, Francita Neely, the island's administrator, said residents are still recuperating from the destruction and hardship left in its wake.
She told The Nassau Guardian that island officials have been extremely busy in the last couple of days preparing and ensuring that the island is well equipped.
"Acklins is one of the islands that suffered a severe blow last year with Hurricane Irene and residents are not taking any chances," Neely said.
Following Irene's devastation on Acklins, Rum Cay and Cat Island, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) built 19 homes on those three islands, most of them in Acklins.
The official handover of 12 homes in Acklins planned for today had to be postponed, according to Neely, who said while she could not predict the intensity of Hurricane Sandy in the days to come, officials are satisfied that residents are prepared, as best they can.
Island officials and the Defence Force have established and inspected at least four emergency shelters on the island, Neely said.
Meanwhile, in Inagua, the various preparedness agencies have readied three emergency shelters and social services officials were engaging residents, particularly the elderly, to advise on evacuation assistance should it be necessary, said Whelma Colebrooke, the administrator for that island.
"We are carefully watching what is happening," Colebrooke said shortly after 4 p.m. "No one has been moved as yet, but we are prepared. We are expecting heavy rain and wind, and we also have been actively checking drainage in the event of flooding.
"Our primary concern is the safety of our residents and so far everyone appears calm and aware, and are securing their places."
Senior Administrator in Central Eleuthera Margaret Symonette said she expected to hold two separate meetings among Police Force, Defence Force and other government agencies in Rock Sound and Governor's Harbor yesterday to coordinate final hurricane preparations.
According to reports, the first Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF) mini island tournament in Rock Sound, Eleuthera, this past weekend, turned out to be a smashing success. The 11-12 event was hosted by the Eleuthera Junior Baseball League through the efforts of its president, Larry Forbes.
Before I say anything else, I wish to address some matters related to City Markets. For the benefit of the 400 workers and the general public I will strictly limit my remarks to specific comments on what contributed significantly to the decline of that well-known supermarket chain.