Community/Charity

NEMA Update for September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019

Preparations for Operation Relief Saturday are in full swing. The event will be held September 20 at Independence Park from noon to 6 p.m. The primary objective is to distribute more supplies, food, plus provide access to critical services and to provide uplifting activities for families...

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Education Minister in GB to Assess Readiness of Public Schools

September 20, 2019

Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd flew into Grand Bahama on Thursday, September 19, 2019 to inspect the condition of public schools, most of which were devastated by Hurricane Dorian...

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Teddy Bears for Children in Shelters

September 20, 2019

Her Excellency Mrs. Clara Smith, wife of the Governor General, along her daughter-in-law Charlene Smith, and Kim Sawyer, Deputy Director, Department of Social Services presented children, who were displaced by Cat 5 Hurricane Dorian, with teddy bears at their shelters, September 18, 2019...

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Determined Bahamas Students Given Financial Support From Regional Bank CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN

September 20, 2019

Despite many of them losing their homes and all their possessions, about 20 final year students from the hurricane-ravaged Abacos Islands and Grand Bahama are determined to complete their studies...

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Office of the Spouse Strives to Empower Women and Girls Mrs. Minnis Tells IWF Delegates

September 20, 2019

The need to fulfill her desire to empower women is the driving force behind the establishment of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister in The Bahamas, said Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis...

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Prime Minister Minnis meets with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce to discuss rebuilding of Abaco and Grand Bahama

September 20, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis emphasized the need to remove the red tape to ensure the rebuilding process on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama proceeds as quickly and efficiently as possible...

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Where was God when Dorian hit Theologizing human suffering

September 20, 2019

Dear Editor, I begin with two insightful passages of scripture: Isaiah 22:5 which states, “For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord God of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.”...

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Survivors Picking Up The Pieces
Survivors Picking Up The Pieces

September 20, 2019

FOR many Hurricane Dorian victims who were lucky to survive the monster storm, the uncertain process of picking up the pieces of their lives now begins...

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Haiti In No Position To Help Displaced Residents
Haiti In No Position To Help Displaced Residents

September 20, 2019

MANY displaced residents of The Mudd and Pigeon Peas shanty towns are wedged between a rock and a hard place because Haiti is in no position to accept them and their homes in Abaco have been completely wiped out...

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Shanty Legal Fight: Smith Warns Govt Cannot Use Dorian To Take Away Peoples Property Rights
Shanty Legal Fight: Smith Warns Govt Cannot Use Dorian To Take Away People’s Property Rights

September 20, 2019

ATTORNEY Fred Smith says the property rights of residents from The Mudd and Pigeon Peas survived Hurricane Dorian's destruction of buildings in their communities.

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Bahamian Spirit Shines Through Despite Horror
Bahamian Spirit Shines Through Despite Horror

September 19, 2019

“YES, something positive came out of Hurricane Dorian.” As a Bahamian living in Florida, I learned from the news that Abaco and Grand Bahama survivors were being evacuated to Nassau so I flew down for a week to assist my fellow Bahamians in any way possible.

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National Prayer Service in Grand Bahama: “Time for All to Pull Together”

September 19, 2019

It is time for all people, regardless of religious or political beliefs, to pull together to rebuild lives and communities now that the storm has past, said Rev. Dr. Robert Lockhart, president of the Grand Bahama Christian Council during the National Prayer Service on Wednesday, September 18, 2019...

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Forbes-Smith: All Donations Checked Before Distribution
Forbes-Smith: All Donations Checked Before Distribution

September 19, 2019

AS relief supplies continue to pour in from organisations and individuals overseas, Senator Kay Forbes-Smith stressed that the National Emergency Management Agency is inspecting all donated hurricane relief supplies and aid before distribution in Grand Bahama...

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NIB Simplifies Process For Replacement Smart Cards
NIB Simplifies Process For Replacement Smart Cards

September 19, 2019

THE National Insurance Board has taken steps to simplify the application process for replacement smart cards for residents of Abaco and Grand Bahama, who lost their cards during Hurricane Dorian...

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Cornèr Bank Donates $100,000, Progressive Bank Leads ‘Financial Services Cares’ Initiative for Dorian Aid

September 19, 2019

Heeding the call of the financial services industry to rally around recovery and rebuilding assistance in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, groundbreaking Cornèr Bank (Overseas) Limited stepped up to the plate today with a donation of $100,000 to the Bahamas Red Cross...

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Prayer Service in the Berry Islands after Hurricane Dorian

September 19, 2019

The Student Christian Movement (SCM) of the R.N. Gomez Comprehensive School in Bullock's Harbour, the Berry Islands, joined with civic and religious leaders in a prayer service, in keeping with the National Prayer Service in New Providence, September 18, 2019, at St. Bartholomew Anglican Church, in Bullock's Harbour...

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DPM Says Government Will Assist with Rebuilding

September 19, 2019

The government will create packages to assist those who have been affected by the devastation brought on by Hurricane Dorian so as to help people rebuild their lives and communities, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest during the National Prayer Service on Wednesday, September 18, at St. John’s Jubilee Cathedral...

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Bank Donates $100,000 to Red Cross, Announces Concessions for Staff and Clients

September 19, 2019

A hundred thousand dollars and financial concessions to contribute to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts were announced by CIBC FirstCaribbean during a presentation at the Bahamas Red Cross headquarters recently...

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Atlanta Holds A Day of Prayer For The Bahamas

September 19, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia… It was an emotional evening at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, Sept 18, 2019 as representatives from the diplomatic corps, civil rights moment, and Caribbean diaspora joined icon Xernona Clayton, Bahamas Consul General Astra Armbrister-Rolle and members of the Bahamas Christian Council to pledge support during a night of prayer for The Bahamas...

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Prime Minister Minnis Addressed a National Prayer Service in Hurricane Dorian's Aftermath

September 19, 2019

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis along with clergy from various denominations and Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis addressed a National Prayer Service at Bahamas Faith Ministries International on Wednesday evening, September 18, 2019 in a moment of reflection on the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian...

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