Environment

BNT reports on national park damage

October 17, 2016

Hurricane Matthew caused widespread damage on North Andros, Grand Bahama and New Providence, but had relatively little destructive impact on the country's national parks.

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'Looting' concerns in GB after storm

October 17, 2016

As Grand Bahamians continued to grapple with life after many of their homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Matthew, Freeport resident Joe Darville, said yesterday it is "absolutely nauseating" to see the degree of "looting, inappropriate distribution" and hoarding of supplies, and the inadequate presence of authorities to bring order to an already challenging process in West End, Grand Bahama.

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Police defend traffic response in Matthew's wake

October 17, 2016

With complaints from residents that there have been too few officers on the streets of New Providence coordinating traffic flow at many of the busy thoroughfares in the absence of functioning traffic lights, Superintendent Craig Stubbs, head of the police traffic division, said his officers have been on the ground in acceptable numbers since the passage of Hurricane Matthew.

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Grand Bahama status report after Hurricane Matthew

October 17, 2016

Hurricane Matthew aggressively moved throughout Grand Bahama Island on Thursday, October 7th, 2016, with hurricane force winds in excess of 150 mph; damaging much of the residences and infrastructure on the southern shoreline, from East to West End.

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Mormons to render humanitarian assistance post Hurricane Matthew

October 17, 2016

The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints is offering humanitarian assistance and other related services to those in need, who suffered during the passage of the powerful Hurricane Matthew.

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Flooding on West Bay St.

October 17, 2016

Bay Street flooding before Sapodilla Restaurant.

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Matthew destroyed 7,000 GB homes

October 16, 2016

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, an estimated 7,000 homes were destroyed in Grand Bahama, according to Deputy Director of Social Services Lillian Quant-Forbes.

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Andros police officer calls for Bahamians to step up

October 14, 2016

POLICE Superintendent Bruce Arnett, officer in charge of operations in North Andros, has implored Bahamians to step up and donate as the island's residents press ahead with recovery efforts after Hurricane Matthew.

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FNM chairman defends leader over recovery effort criticism

October 14, 2016

FREE National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie circled the wagons yesterday as he defended Official Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis' criticism of the government's recovery efforts and accusations of cronyism as constructive and not political.

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Crisis at the Rand Hospital highlights critical power issues

October 14, 2016

Ricardo Wells sees and hears for himself the overwhelming needs in Grand Bahama . . .

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Ministry denies hurricane restoration fund is scam

October 14, 2016

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed yesterday that the Bahamas Hurricane Restoration Fund is a "legitimate charity" and not a "scam" as was inaccurately posted on social media.

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PM 'distressed' over playing politics about relief effort

October 14, 2016

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said he is "distressed" over the "politicisation" of the government's hurricane relief efforts, charging that his administration does not "have the time to get distracted by politics" and become "tribal" while grappling with the aftermath of a natural disaster.

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'Judgment Day ran through my mind'

October 14, 2016

Willie Farrington walked over family photos, destroyed furniture, pieces of roof and broken glass as he surveyed what was once his home in Lowe Sound, Andros, on Saturday.

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GB, Andros devastated

October 14, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has created widespread devastation in the city of Freeport and throughout Grand Bahama, as well as North Andros.

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Grand Bahama in crisis

October 14, 2016

Some Grand Bahamians are describing conditions as hell on Earth in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

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Star Hotel depicts West End's crisis

October 14, 2016

The Star Hotel, standing across from the water on the main street in West End, is a tilting monstrosity, far removed from its substantive historic past.

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Foreign affairs ministry says employee made inaccurate social media post

October 14, 2016

Following a Ministry of Foreign Affairs' statement on Wednesday advising citizens in the United States about making tax-exempt contributions towards relief efforts in The Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, a ministry employee posted an "inaccurate and unauthorized social media post" falsely claiming the restoration fund was illegitimate.

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'We don't have anything to eat'

October 14, 2016

Ednie Grant, a local resident who lost much of his possessions in Hurricane Matthew, hung his head as he spoke about being unable to feed his family.

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DPM: All roads in New Providence passable

October 14, 2016

All roads in New Providence have been made passable as of 6 p.m. Monday, according to a statement from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works Philip Brave Davis.

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In shambles

October 14, 2016

Over 50 years ago, Juliette Smith played in her home in West End, Grand Bahama, across the street from what she believed was one of the most beautiful sites in the world -- the ocean.

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