Environment

Confirmed number of Zika cases has now risen to 17

October 19, 2016

THERE have been no additional confirmed cases of the Zika virus in New Providence in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, with a senior health official claiming there have been fewer reports of mosquito bites in the wake of the category four storm.

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Island wide fogging starts today in Grand Bahama

October 19, 2016

In order to combat the rise in mosquito infestation on the island of Grand Bahama, fogging will commence today, October 18.

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Officials believe Matthew reduced Zika virus mosquitos

October 19, 2016

Chief Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health Dr. Glen Beneby said yesterday environmental experts believe Hurricane Matthew's 145-mile-per-hour winds pushed away adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from The Bahamas.

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Left without power for 14 days

October 19, 2016

FOR 14 days now, Francita Strachan has been cut off from family and friends whom she imagines are concerned about her well being, as she's been unable to make and receive phone calls or even take a proper bath because she lives on the half of Sea Link Avenue that has yet to be energised by Bahamas Power and Light (BPL).

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Prime Minister's Tour of South Eastern New Providence

October 19, 2016

Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie led a tour of South-Eastern New Providence on Monday, October 17, 2016 where he viewed the coastline, which took a beating from Hurricane Matthew.

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PM Christie and Delegation Visit Southern New Providence

October 18, 2016

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Minister responsible for Hurricane Relief and Restoration the Hon. Shane Gibson, and Members of Parliament joined a team operating under the umbrella of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other pertinent stakeholders for an interactive visit with residents in Southern New Providence on October 17, 2016.

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Prime Minister Christie views illegal dumping near Golden Gates Assembly

October 18, 2016

Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, left, views illegal dumping near Golden Gates Assembly, in southern New Providence, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, October 17, 2016.

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'I'm used to not having power almost. It's become a routine now'

October 18, 2016

Life without electricity is tough and frustrating for residents of Doubloon Drive, watching BPL trucks pass and nearby corners restored to power. Nico Scavella reports

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PM promises Urban Renewal expansion after Matthew

October 18, 2016

Prime Minister Perry Christie announced yesterday that Urban Renewal will be introduced in every constituency in New Providence to aid in the relief effort for Hurricane Matthew victims.

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NEMA 'strengthening systems' to bring help to Bahamians

October 17, 2016

THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it is strengthening its organisational structure and systems to effectively bring about assistance to Bahamians impacted by Hurricane Matthew in its latest progress report.

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Kamalame Cares- Top resort leads relief in Andros

October 17, 2016

By the time the clouds had cleared after Hurricane Matthew the team at award-winning resort, Kamalame Cay, had already sprung into action to assist with relief efforts for the people of Andros.

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Dames hits out at gov't preparations

October 17, 2016

MARVIN Dames, former deputy commissioner of police and the Free National Movement's candidate for Mount Mariah, has criticised the government's hurricane preparedness and response.

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Caribbean countries share plans to adapt to climate change

October 17, 2016

Representatives from 11 Caribbean countries and development agency partners will meet in Grenada’s capital of St. George’s this week to discuss strategies to prepare for the impact of climate change.

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'Water rushed into my home - and pushed boats into my yard'

October 17, 2016

WITH his fiancée and one-year-old child lying on a bed as water rushed into his home, Theo Armbrister looked out through his window and saw the surge from Hurricane Matthew wash two large boats within several feet of his house.

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Global warming could push millions into extreme poverty

October 17, 2016

Over the last several decades, extreme poverty has been on decline across the globe. Global warming is threatening that pattern, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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Radar could not track rainstorm

October 17, 2016

AS a weather system brought heavy rain and flooding to New Providence yesterday, a senior weather official said the Department of Meteorology's radar was not working, meaning there was no way to tell how bad the flooding was or which areas received the worst of the rainfall.

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How Caribbean destinations are working to recover from Matthew

October 17, 2016

All impacted to some degree by hurricanes Matthew and Nicole, government and tourism officials in Haiti, the Bahamas and Bermuda each worked to return normalcy to everyday life and their visitor infrastructure this week following widespread storm damage.

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Bahamas National Trust reports on national park damage
Bahamas National Trust reports on national park damage

October 17, 2016

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

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Funding hurricane relief

October 17, 2016

The government estimates that Hurricane Joaquin caused $100 million worth of damage last year to our southern islands. Restoration is ongoing.

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Cable Bahamas continues national restoration effort in wake of Hurricane Matthew

October 17, 2016

Cable Bahamas announced yesterday that its restoration exercise remains at a steadfast pace, though a severe weather system hindered the company's repair efforts yesterday.

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