Environment

Marshall Road Elders Tell the Tale in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

October 26, 2016

"And then the water comes, and it keeps on coming. When I got scared, it was too late to leave."

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Royal Oasis and Bazaar hit further by hurricane

October 24, 2016

WHILE the island of Grand Bahama is now in restoration mode post Hurricane Matthew, the old Royal Oasis resort property and the International Bazaar in Freeport have fallen into further disrepair.

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Video captured storm's horror

October 24, 2016

Cienna Riley, a seven-year-old resident of Lowe Sound, North Andros, repeatedly cried, "I don't want to die" as a powerful surge from Hurricane Matthew filled her home, and panic ensued.

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'No politics in hurricane relief'

October 24, 2016

Amid questions about credentials to be an appropriate national coordinator for the hurricane restoration process, Minister of Labour Shane Gibson said he is dedicated and will not "rest until everyone gets the help they need in a timely fashion, regardless of their political preference".

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Rebuild Bahamas Releases final Joaquin Report, Begins Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts

October 24, 2016

With Hurricane Joaquin efforts nearing completion, Rebuild Bahamas today said, immediately following the lashing of Hurricane Matthew that impacted tens of thousands of persons and hundreds of businesses in The Bahamas, it re-engaged stakeholders to assess needs and begin fund-raising restoration efforts.

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Minnis blasts exit from hurricane relief fund

October 22, 2016

Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday insisted that due to the Christie administration's "mismanagement and incompetence" The Bahamas lost out on a $50 million to $100 million payout from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), forcing the government into a position to borrow $150 million.

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PM admits work needed to keep shelters up to standard

October 21, 2016

PRIME Minister Perry Christie acknowledged yesterday that the government needed to do a better job of ensuring hurricane shelters were kept up to standard, as he pledged to redirect his administration's focus on the proper licensing of these facilities.

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Many New Providence residents still left in darkness

October 21, 2016

Mary Butler, 75, who lives off the northern end of Baillou Hill Road, said yesterday she is forced to lie awake at night because she has no power and has to leave her door open for air.

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'Beyond frustrated'

October 21, 2016

Several business owners still without power two weeks after Hurricane Matthew said yesterday they are unable to pay salaries due to the decrease in business.

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'Riding it out'

October 21, 2016

Several residents of St. Andrews Beach Estates said yesterday they are disgraced, frustrated and disappointed after almost two weeks without power supply following the passage of Hurricane Matthew.

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'Checks in place' to ensure $150m loan used properly

October 21, 2016

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday insisted that the government had checks and balances in place to handle the $150m hurricane relief money it intends to borrow, as he responded to critics who have expressed doubt that the Christie administration is capable of fiscal responsibility of the funds.

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Injury at Forecast Office

October 21, 2016

A week and a half after the "terrifying" ordeal of being evacuated from the Forecast Office at the peak of Hurricane Matthew, Velenzo Miller, a meteorological observer, was back in that office early yesterday, because it was the only way he could access critical equipment needed to provide important information to pilots before takeoff from Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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Adelaide residents feel neglected by BPL

October 21, 2016

As many residents throughout New Providence approach nearly two weeks without power supply, Lorian Williams, 42, a resident of Adelaide Village, which is still without power, said she worries about her 77-year-old diabetic mother whose medication must be kept cold.

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PM Christie: Hurricanes Matthew and Joaquin Losses Estimated in Hundreds of Millions

October 21, 2016

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie told the House of Assembly, on October 19, 2016, that the losses to The Bahamas from Hurricanes Matthew and Joaquin could total hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Gov't to borrow $150M

October 21, 2016

Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the estimate for the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month is over half a billion dollars.

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The Governor General Visits Devastated Areas in West Grand Bahama

October 21, 2016

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew that impacted Grand Bahama during the first week of October, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of The Bahamas, on Wednesday, October 19, visited the ravaged areas of Grand Bahama particularly in West End.

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November goal to open after storm

October 20, 2016

The Smith's Point/Taino Beach area suffered severe beach and coastal erosion with the passage of Hurricane Matthew, but proprietors in the area are working diligently to restore the area and reopen for business by November.

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North Andros 'getting back to normal'

October 20, 2016

RELIEF and recovery efforts are “coming along pretty good” in North Andros in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, with government officials yesterday claiming that a sense of “normalcy” is finally beginning to return to residents of the battered community.

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'Matthew was angry and The Bahamas was his enemy. From this day on if any hurricane come, I am evacuating.'

October 20, 2016

Residents in southern New Providence are still without power 14 days after Hurricane Matthew hit. But the memories of the storm's brutal force are still vivid, Sancheska Dorsett hears . . .

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The Governor General visits West End, Grand Bahama

October 20, 2016

Governor General Her Excellancy Dame Marguerite Pindling visited the community of West End on Wednesday, October 19, and viewed the devastation of Hurricane Matthew.

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