Environment

PM says Minnis' criticisms idiotic

October 13, 2016

Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday criticisms made by Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis about the government's response to Hurricane Matthew were "idiotic".

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Dominica donates US$100K to Bahamas relief efforts

October 13, 2016

Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit said yesterday that his government has donated US$100,000 to The Bahamas to assist with relief, restoration and rebuilding efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew.

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Queen sends message to those hit by hurricane

October 13, 2016

QUEEN Elizabeth II of England has asked Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling to convey her sympathies to the Bahamian people for the destruction left behind by Hurricane Matthew.

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DNA leader slams gov't response in wake of Hurricane Matthew

October 13, 2016

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney yesterday slammed the Christie administration for learning nothing from Hurricane Joaquin, claiming the government's response to Hurricane Matthew and its subsequent restoration efforts have "left much to be desired."

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35 Andros homes destroyed

October 13, 2016

OFFICIALS have confirmed that 35 homes were completely destroyed in North Andros by Hurricane Matthew, with 40 residences sustaining major damage, and 100 more receiving minor damage.

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'I believe the water rise so fast and so high it was a tsunami'

October 13, 2016

The devastation in North Andros from Hurricane Matthew is almost unimaginable, Ricardo Wells finds . . .

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Exigency order to take effect Tuesday

October 13, 2016

Prime Minister Perry Christie said at a press conference Sunday evening that an exigency order will take effect on Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

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Residents hope hard-hit communities will rebound

October 13, 2016

DESPITE the widespread damage Hurricane Matthew left in West End and Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, residents in these communities yesterday expressed hope that they will rebound.

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Neighbors, CDB pledge 400K for disaster relief

October 13, 2016

As much as US$400,000 could be immediately available to The Bahamas through the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to help with the recovery from the devastation suffered in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

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BAAA launches Project Quick Relief

October 13, 2016

In an effort to help provide relief for Bahamians affected by Hurricane Matthew, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) has started a fund devoted to providing for those that were ravaged by the deadly Category 4 storm.

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Businessman urges Grand Bahamians not to give up in wake of Hurricane Matthew

October 13, 2016

GRAND Bahamians impacted by Hurricane Matthew were told by one of their own to remain encouraged and not give up as they begin to rebuild their lives.

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Minnis calls on gov't to declare 'disaster areas'

October 13, 2016

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has called on the Christie administration to declare all of the areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew "disaster areas", insisting that the move should be paired with robust exigency orders and extensive rate cuts by financial institutions and private business to "help rebuild the country and keep Bahamians safe".

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Grand Bahama was devastated by storm

October 13, 2016

RESIDENTS in Grand Bahama say they can't recall a more damaging hurricane on their island than Hurricane Matthew, the category four storm with 140mph winds that barreled through the island late Thursday.

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Gov't to issue 'hurricane recovery and reconstruction bond'

October 13, 2016

The government of The Bahamas intends to establish a special hurricane fund by way of a hurricane recovery and reconstruction bond, says Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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Gibson: Teams are on the ground in Grand Bahama

October 13, 2016

HURRICANE Matthew Czar and Labour Minister Shane Gibson said government teams are on the ground in Grand Bahama, one of the islands hardest hit by the category four storm, hoping to soon restore normalcy to the devastated area.

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Remarks by the Governor General regarding the effects of hurricane Matthew

October 13, 2016

Having just suffered the most severe Hurricane to have affected The Bahamas over many years, I am sure that, all would agree that above all, we owe a deep sense of gratitude to Almighty God, through whose power alone we have been brought through this most destructive weather.

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IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno offers support to The Bahamas in wake of Hurricane Matthew
IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno offers support to The Bahamas in wake of Hurricane Matthew

October 13, 2016

On behalf of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB), I would like to express our institutionís thoughts and prayers, and to offer support for the Bahamian people and the Government, in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which inflicted substantial damage in many areas of The Bahamas from October 4-7, 2016.

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Prime Minister of Dominica and CARICOM officials join PM Christie and NEMA to tour hurricane Matthew damaged areas

October 13, 2016

The Rt. Hon Perry Christie, Prime Minister, is facilitating the Prime Minister of Dominica the Hon Roosevelt Skerrit on a tour of Hurricane Matthew-ravaged areas in Andros and Grand Bahama.

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PM wants law on evacuations

October 13, 2016

Prime Minister Perry Christie at Sunday's press conference to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff

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IDB chief offers support for relief effort

October 13, 2016

Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno has offered the IDB's collaboration to facilitate relief, assessment and reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

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