Accident/Emergency

Miss World Visited Abaco, Greeted Children at Amy Rogers Primary School in Green Turtle Cay

November 14, 2019

Miss World 2018, Vanessa Ponce de Leon, paid a visit to storm-ravaged Abaco, November 13, 2019. While in Abaco, she visited Amy Rogers Primary School in Green Turtle Cay. Currently, 24 students are enrolled at the school. Miss World was accompanied by Miss World Bahamas, Nyah Bandelier...

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Lewis: Farm Road Residents Are Posing Us A Challenge
Lewis: Farm Road Residents Are Posing Us A Challenge

November 14, 2019

THE Farm Road shanty town in Abaco remains occupied, hindering clean-up efforts in that area, according to Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction Iram Lewis. He made the statement when updating reporters outside C

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Minister of State Iram Lewis and Assessment Team View Adherence to Building Code in Abaco

November 12, 2019

Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis along with architects, engineers and planners from the Ministry of Public Works, Grand Bahama Port Authority, the University of Miami, private firms of South Florida, members of the Architects Board and the former Chief Housing Officer, traveled to Abaco November 11, 2019 to assess damaged and destroyed buildings, Marsh Harbour to Cooper's Town; and review adherence to the building code, among factors contributing to the large scale of destruction by Hurricane Dorian...

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NEMA receives heavy-duty-off-road vehicles

November 12, 2019

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, received five heavy-duty-off-road vehicles from the United States’ Mahindra Automotive North America, Global X Sports and Tropicars in partnership with the Sandals Foundation, to assist with ongoing recovery efforts in Hurricane Dorian stricken areas...

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Bahamas Insurance Association Supports Dorian Relief

November 11, 2019

The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) recently donated ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the National Emergency Management Agency to support ongoing Hurricane Dorian relief efforts...

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OAS Secretary General tours Hurricane Dorian devastated areas on Abaco and Grand Bahama

November 11, 2019

His Excellency Luis Almagro, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, officially visited Hurricane Dorian impacted areas of East Grand Bahama and North Abaco on Saturday, November 9, 2019. He was officially led on tour by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest; Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield; and Permanent Secretary, Jack Thompson, Disaster Coordinator for Abaco. Pictured l-r: His Excellency Almagro, Minister Henfield, and Minister Turnquest...

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Kwasi Thompson: Dorian a life-changing experience
Kwasi Thompson: Dorian a life-changing experience

November 11, 2019

SENATOR Kwasi Thompson said going through Hurricane Dorian was "a life-changing experience" for him and many in Grand Bahama and Abaco, which were left devastated in the wake of the monster storm.

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Mourning goes on for lost pilot
Mourning goes on for lost pilot

November 11, 2019

HIS pilot's uniform was wrapped in a frame that sat in front of the church, a reminder that he loved flying and died after a crash a year ago this month.Byron Ferguson went missing on November 8, 2018...

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Two dead after traffic accidents
Two dead after traffic accidents

November 10, 2019

Police are investigating two fatalities after traffic accidents on New Providence and Eleuthera over the weekend...

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Carnival To Help Fund Rand Rebuild
Carnival To Help Fund Rand Rebuild

November 08, 2019

THE Ministry of Health and The Public Hospitals Authority signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday with Carnival Corporation & PLC to support the restoration of the Rand Memorial Hospital following Hurricane Dorian...

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Checks Ordered On Debris Field Fires
Checks Ordered On Debris Field Fires

November 08, 2019

MINISTER of Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday investigations are being carried out into the debris fires in Abaco, after it was reported large mounds of debris were being “intentionally” set on fire in areas devastated by Hurricane Dorian...

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Working in the Mud. CPS Reaches Halfway Point in Gargantuan Cleanup Effort

November 07, 2019

There is a rhythm to the work here. Men lug and tug debris. Heavy equipment weave in, out and around piles of rubbles, lifting and hauling, filling and refilling 10 dump trucks every hour on the hour to carry away what is left of The Mud – a shantytown amongst the largest in the nation before Hurricane Dorian leveled it...

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From Servers to Guests: Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas Plays Host to Bahamas Feeding Network Volunteers

November 07, 2019

Each week, volunteers of the Bahamas Feeding Network prepare, cook and distribute some 5,500 meals and parcels of groceries to persons across New Providence. On a midweek day, these 40 men and women along with their families flipped roles and instead of being the ones doing the serving, they became the guests of Royal Caribbean International and enjoyed a day of fun and feast aboard Mariner of the Seas as the ship docked in Nassau harbour...

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42 Abaconians Get Back to Work

November 07, 2019

It took two months and a job for Leonard Minns to return to Marsh Harbour after fleeing Abaco before Hurricane Dorian hit destroying his family’s home and much of the island...

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Fears Raised Over Fires In DorianS Debris Fields
Fears Raised Over Fires In Dorian’S Debris Fields

November 07, 2019

A LOCAL human rights watchdog has warned about large mounds of debris reportedly being “intentionally” set on fire in areas devastated by Hurricane Dorian - warning that if bodies are being burned amid the debris it would be “unforgivable”...

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One Blood benefit event donates to NPCC Hurricane relief fund

November 07, 2019

Following the recent One Blood Benefit Edition of the popular old school reggae party series, Concept’s Leah Davis presented a donation to the NPCC Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund...

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PM Minnis: Disaster Reconstruction Authority Bill advances disaster management regime
PM Minnis: Disaster Reconstruction Authority Bill advances disaster management regime

November 06, 2019

The Disaster Reconstruction Authority Bill, 2019 represents the start of a new regime of disaster preparedness and response in The Bahamas, said Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis...

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Papa John's Launches its "It Takes a Village" Initiative by Donating One Thousand (1,000) Large Pizza to Hurricane Evacuees at the Various Hurricane Shelters

November 06, 2019

Papa John’s Bahamas, has joined with Papa John’s International and Mr. John Carnevale and family of the United States to bring some joy and relief to those who suffered so terribly during hurricane Dorian through providing several of the hurricane shelters throughout New Providence with a total of 1,000 large one topping pizzas...

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Chinese Embassy Makes Post-Dorian Donation to Bahamas Feeding Network

November 06, 2019

For a second consecutive year, and on the heels of the strongest and deadliest hurricane to hit The Bahamas, The People’s Republic of China donated nearly $20,000 of products to the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN). With thousands of persons displaced to New Providence from Abaco and Grand Bahama, the Network increased its production of hot meals to accommodate the 1,200 daily meals required for distribution to the various hurricane shelters...

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Carnival executives pay courtesy call on Minister for GB

November 06, 2019

Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson on Wednesday, November 6, welcomed the President of Carnival Cruise Line, Christine Duffy, along with other top executives...

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