Press Releases

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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Castrol Quote of the Day: September 6, 2019
Castrol Quote of the Day: September 6, 2019

September 06, 2019

"Ever notice how the horn of the car behind you
is directly connected to the green light...
when you are at the front of the line? Solution:
Ignore it. Respond to the green light with due care and attention."

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Statement from the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration

September 06, 2019

As we are presently experiencing a humanitarian crisis in aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, strict instructions have been given to the Immigration Department that our concentration is on assisting with the humanitarian efforts to rescue and save lives regardless of place of origin, nationality or immigration status...

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NEMA Financial Donations
NEMA Financial Donations

September 05, 2019

We are Grateful for Your Willingness to Donate to The Bahamas 2019 Hurricane Dorian relief effort. All Checks Can be Made Payable to...

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Additional Red Cross Aid Supplies Arrive in the Bahamas
Additional Red Cross Aid Supplies Arrive in the Bahamas

September 05, 2019

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) plans to receive a plane load of relief supplies at Odyssey Aviation Nassau (MYNN) today at 3:30pm today, September 5, 2019.

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Remarks by Prime Minister Minnis at National Briefing in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

September 05, 2019

I wish to once again brief the nation in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which has left generational devastation across Abaco and Grand Bahama. I just returned from an initial air assessment flight of Grand Bahama, which was conducted on a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter...

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BTC Hurricane Dorian Updates
BTC Hurricane Dorian Updates

September 05, 2019

BTC’s Local Network Response and Recovery Center (LNRRC) has provided the following updates relative to Hurricane Dorian. Mobile voice calls are from BTC mobile to other operators are completing intermittently...

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BTC Continues Restoration Effort
BTC Continues Restoration Effort

September 05, 2019

BTC’s teams are continuing to work on fully restoring services to Abaco and Grand Bahama. The company announced that it will provide free mobile calls and data to all of its customers nationwide...

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Ministry of Finance Releases Details on How Individuals and Organizations Can Utilize the Exigency Order

September 05, 2019

Acting Deputy Financial Secretary, Athena Marche shared details about the financial resources being mobilized by the government to respond to the national crisis left in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, and provided details on how individuals and organizations can utilize the Exigency Order signed by the government to provide tax relief on the import of hurricane relief supplies...

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PM Meets with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Emergency Relief

September 05, 2019

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (standing left, during greeting) met with the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Mark Lowcock and his delegation, today, September 4, 2019 at Cabinet Office Churchill Building...

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UB Resuming Operations in New Providence
UB Resuming Operations in New Providence

September 05, 2019

All faculty and staff of University of The Bahamas in New Providence are to return to work on Thursday, 5th September 2019. University operations will resume at the Oakes Field Campus and Grosvenor Close Centre on this date...

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Tropical Storm Gabrielle Moving Northwestward Over Easter Atlantic
Tropical Storm Gabrielle Moving Northwestward Over Easter Atlantic

September 05, 2019

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM EST, WEDNESDAY 04TH SEPTEMBER 2019. GABRIELLE MOVING NORTHWESTWARD OVER EASTERN ATLANTIC...

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Castrol Quote of the Day: September 5, 2019
Castrol Quote of the Day: September 5, 2019

September 05, 2019

"Our island now has a significant amount of dual carriageways
and roundabouts. Using your left-right signal indicator is a must
for safe navigation. Never assume the 'other driver' knows you
want to turn or change lanes."

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News Item on Tropical Depression Fernand

September 04, 2019

...FERNAND PRODUCING HEAVY RAINS OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN MEXICO...THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING AND MUDSLIDES WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT...

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China’s Ambassador Presents $20,000 in Goods for the Victims of Hurricane Dorian

September 04, 2019

The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo on behalf of his country, presented Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) with $20,000 in goods for the victims of Hurricane Dorian at NEMA’s Headquarters, Wednesday, September 4, 2019...

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