Press Releases

BTC gives free replacement cell phones to all evacuees
BTC gives free replacement cell phones to all evacuees

September 09, 2019

BTC employees have been at Odyssey Aviation welcoming evacuees from Abaco since Wednesday...The company is replacing cell phones free of charge, to customers who lost their phones during Hurricane Dorian...

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Oil spill in Grand Bahama

September 09, 2019

NEMA is aware that there is an oil spill at South Riding Point, near High Rock...The incident occurred at Equinor’s storage facility...

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Hurricane Dorian Aftermath: PM Minnis, in Grand Bahama

September 09, 2019

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis is pictured in Grand Bahama today, September 7, 2019, in a meeting with Grand Bahama officials and speaking...

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Statement by Office of The Prime Minister

September 09, 2019

As a result of Hurricane Dorian the official death count in The Bahamas is 43 – 35 in Abaco and eight in Grand Bahama...We acknowledge that there are many missing and that the number of deaths is expected to significantly increase...

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Bahamas Marinas Are Open for Business: Other Islands and Some 20 Marinas Fully Operational

September 09, 2019

The Association of Bahamas Marinas, on behalf of its participating members, are in full support mode of the northern islands of The Bahamas. As are all the Bahamian people, we are grateful for the outpouring of support and we will be there for our fellow marinas for as long as it takes to rebuild and come back better than before...

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Cleveland Clinic Florida Surgeons Improve Patient Safety During Gallbladder Removal with Novel Intraoperative Fluorescent Imaging

September 09, 2019

Research supports the routine use of this new imaging modality for laparoscopic cholecystectomy...Cleveland Clinic Florida researchers have demonstrated a major advancement in gallbladder removal surgery using a novel intraoperative imaging technique called near-infrared fluorescent cholangiography...

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CIBC Donates US $150,000 to Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

September 09, 2019

CIBC is donating US$150,000 to support humanitarian relief in areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian with a focus on the Northern Bahamas. The funds, which include a donation through CIBC FirstCaribbean’s ComTrust Foundation, will be distributed through the Red Cross...

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Castrol Quote of the Day: September 2, 2019
Castrol Quote of the Day: September 2, 2019

September 07, 2019

"Come in on Monday...
GREAT NEW PRICE ON 'CASTROL GTX' OIL CHANGE!"

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BPL Load Shedding Notice - Afternoon, September 6, 2019

September 06, 2019

The Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) wishes to notify customers in the areas listed below that load shedding in a three-hour rotation...

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BPL Technical Difficulties Update

September 06, 2019

The Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) wishes to notify customers in the areas listed below that they are offline due technical difficulties...

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CARICOM Representatives Take Part in Fly Over to See Destruction from the Onslaught of Hurricane Dorian

September 06, 2019

Cabinet Ministers and Senior Government Officials joined Caribbean Community (CARICOM) representatives on a fly over of the Abacos and Grand Bahama, on September 5, 2019. The flight was an opportunity for those involved to see firsthand the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Dorian, even though they could not access those areas by landing...

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Weather Forecast for The Bahamas-September 6-11, 2019

September 06, 2019

Trailing tropical moisture from Hurricane Dorian well north of the Bahamas will produce pockets of unsettled weather over parts of the NW Bahamas through tonight...

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Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian - Abaco

September 06, 2019

Photos of aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, in Abaco.

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NEMA Carries Out Rapid Assessment of Hurricane Dorian Damaged Areas
NEMA Carries Out Rapid Assessment of Hurricane Dorian Damaged Areas

September 06, 2019

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, is conducting a Rapid Assessment exercise of the areas mostly impacted by the powerful and deadly Hurricane Dorian.

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NEMA Gets 10,000 Meals-a-Day Assistance from RCCL for Storm Recovery

September 06, 2019

International supplies for the residents of Grand Bahama who had been devastated by Hurricane Dorian began arriving in today, as Royal Caribbean Cruise Line brought in 10,000 cooked meals and water, along with boat loads of other food items and supplies...

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Combined Departmental Resources Ensure Safe Shelter Experience

September 06, 2019

Officials from across several government ministries, corporations, agencies and departments have combined their resources and assets to ensure that the needs of persons who have sought shelter, or will be sheltered at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs National Gymnasium, are met...

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd-Dorian Relief Efforts by The Numbers

September 06, 2019

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, more than 100 crewmembers from Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas became the first to activate the company’s disaster relief operation...

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Public Directed to NEMA for Inquiries Regarding Relatives Impacted by Hurricane Dorian
Public Directed to NEMA for Inquiries Regarding Relatives Impacted by Hurricane Dorian

September 06, 2019

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) advises that all inquiries regarding relatives who may have been evacuated from Abaco and Grand Bahama for medical care to the Princess Margaret Hospital direct their inquiries to the National Emergency Management Agency...

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Mobilizes Initial Relief Efforts for Freeport

September 06, 2019

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, more than 100 crewmembers from Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas became the first to activate the company’s disaster relief operation to bring relief supplies and 20,000 daily meals to the Freeport, Bahamas community...

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BPL Load Shedding Notice - Daytime, September 6, 2019

September 06, 2019

The Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) wishes to notify customers in the areas listed below that load shedding is scheduled to be conducted in their areas today...

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