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Disaster Preparedness and Response Amendment Bill 39unconstitutional39

September 20, 2019

ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe, QC, believes the government's proposed Disaster Preparedness and Response Amendment Bill 2019 is "unconstitutional", as he accused the government of causing harm to scores of Abaco residents.

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Speaker: China should consider developing southeast Bahamas

September 20, 2019

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday recommended to a People's Republic of China delegation that its country consider developing the southeast region of the Bahamas to shift the population concentration from the northwest Bahamas.

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Conditions at Kendal G L Isaacs Gymnasium 39unsatisfactory39

September 20, 2019

CONDITIONS at the Kendal G L Isaacs Gymnasium, which houses more than 1,000 Hurricane Dorian evacuees, was found to be unsatisfactory upon inspection by a group of officials.

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Drug and ammunition convict39s prison time capped at two years

September 20, 2019

THE Court of Appeal has capped a drug and ammunition convict's time in prison to a maximum of two years after ruling that his sentences should be served concurrently.

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Govt denies reports of non-Bahamians being mistreated after Dorian

September 20, 2019

GOVERNMENT has denied social media reports claiming that non-Bahamians are being mistreated in the wake of hurricane Dorian that affected Abaco and Grand Bahama.

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Bahamas 39facing impending threat39 from climate change

September 20, 2019

THE Bahamas is facing an impending and existential threat due to climate change, according to the Cat Island Conservation Institute Friday.

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More than a dozen still missing in High Rock community

September 20, 2019

IN the High Rock community alone, more than a dozen persons are still missing and feared dead in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian - one of the most destructive and deadliest storms in the history of the Bahamas.

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Staniard Creek residents block Haitian nationals from going to work

September 20, 2019

A GROUP of Andros residents from Staniard Creek blocked a bridge leading to Kamalame Cay in an attempt to prevent some Haitian nationals from going to work on Thursday morning.

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Senior citizens home calls for help for hurricane victims

September 20, 2019

AN owner of a senior citizens home is requesting financial assistance to help house victims displaced by Hurricane Dorian.Reverend Dr Kendal Capron, head of The Good Samaritan Senior Citizen's Home, said the facility is in dire need of funds to purch

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September 20, 2019

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis spoke with former United States President Bill Clinton by phone on Wednesday to discuss Hurricane Dorian relief efforts on the affected islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. Mr Clinton expressed his sadness over the deva

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Volunteers offer to help storm victims with resums

September 20, 2019

TWO volunteers have launched an initiative to help storm victims prepare updated resumes to assist them in their search for new jobs. Karla Lisgaris, brand manager at Caribbean Bottling Co, said in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, she noticed a lo

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Aid packages for storm victims

September 20, 2019

THE government will create packages to assist those who have been affected by the devastation brought on by Hurricane Dorian to help people rebuild their lives and communities, said Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest.

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Nearly 2,000 housed in emergency shelters

September 20, 2019

TWELVE emergency shelters are housing 1,962 people, according to the National Emergency Management Agency yesterday.

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UPDATED: Death toll reaches 52

September 20, 2019

FRIDAY UPDATE: New information on autopsies was released on Friday, which indicated that two children (one girl and one boy) were among the dead in Abaco.

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Union chief claims 'scare tactics' used in stand-off with teachers

September 20, 2019

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson criticised the Ministry of Education for "victimising and using scare tactics" against the teachers at Carlton E Francis Primary School.

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39How can you take delegation of ten but not the athletes39

September 20, 2019

PICEWELL Forbes, Progressive Liberal Party MP for South Andros, questioned why the government is reportedly sending a ten-person delegation to Doha, Qatar for the IAAF Track and Field Championships at a time when the ministry has clamped down on spen

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Reservist no longer faces charge of unlawful sex

September 20, 2019

RESERVE Sergeant Dwayne Decosta is no longer charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl last year, his attorney revealed yesterday.Murrio Ducille said instead of being charged with unlawful sexual intercourse, Decosta is now charged with abducti

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Survivors Picking Up The Pieces
Survivors Picking Up The Pieces

September 20, 2019

FOR many Hurricane Dorian victims who were lucky to survive the monster storm, the uncertain process of picking up the pieces of their lives now begins...

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Haiti In No Position To Help Displaced Residents
Haiti In No Position To Help Displaced Residents

September 20, 2019

MANY displaced residents of The Mudd and Pigeon Peas shanty towns are wedged between a rock and a hard place because Haiti is in no position to accept them and their homes in Abaco have been completely wiped out...

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