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December 28, 2011
Hurricane Irene's destructive path

Hurricane Irene weaved a destructive path across The Bahamas in August, ripping off roofs, toppling trees and breaking utility poles.
As the storm barreled toward the country, just over 1,000 people sought refuge at hurricane shelters.
Packing winds in excess of 100 miles per hour, the powerful storm made landfall on August 23.
Four months later, rebuilding efforts continue.
The category three sto...

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December 28, 2011
Hurricane Irene's destructive path

Hurricane Irene weaved a destructive path across The Bahamas in August, ripping off roofs, toppling trees and breaking utility poles.
As the storm barreled toward the country, just over 1,000 people sought refuge at hurricane shelters.
Packing winds in excess of 100 miles per hour, the powerful storm made landfall on August 23.
Four months later, rebuilding efforts continue.
The category three sto...

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September 21, 2011
Bimini ferry delayed to year-end

Direct ferry service from the US to Bimini will miss its summer launch goal, but the necessary dredging project that would allow the ferry to access the island's government dock is now gearing-up.
Leslie Bethel, president of tourism and travel consultancy firm Notarc Management Group, told Guardian Business yesterday that stakeholders in the ferry project are investing several million dollars in t...

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September 06, 2011
Kappeler: Eleuthera should be on Tariff Act

A tourism leader in Eleuthera is fighting to over-turn a decision by the government to exclude certain Family Islands from the official list on The Tariff Act.
After sustaining $250,000 worth of damage, Stephen Kappeler, the General Manager of Cape Eleuthera, said the resort could use a little bit of help.
"I think they are overlooking the damages to Eleuthera," Kappeler said, who is also the Seni...

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August 29, 2011
Acklins residents still hopeful after Irene pounds island

Bishop Carroll Rolle knows he cannot sleep in the storm-ravaged structure that used to be his house on Acklins Island, yet he is determined to stay there as long as there is daylight. After all, even though there's not much left, it is still home.
It's where The Nassau Guardian found Rolle during a visit to Acklins on Saturday.
At 79, Rolle has aged into a dignified man with snow-white hair and wh...

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The Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham Prime Minister on Hurricane Irene
August 29, 2011
The Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham Prime Minister on Hurricane Irene

I address you tonight in the aftermath of the passage of Hurricane Irene. As we assess the damage caused by the storm and move to provide assistance and restore our damaged homes, businesses, churches and public infrastructure, we can all say, “To God be the glory for the great things He has done”.

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PM to tour Family Island communities ravaged by Irene
August 27, 2011
PM to tour Family Island communities ravaged by Irene

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham this morning began a tour of Family Island communities ravaged by Hurricane Irene, as relief efforts continue throughout the country.

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Public Works Minister to meet with mail boat operators on subsidy reductions
June 09, 2010
Public Works Minister to meet with mail boat operators on subsidy reductions

Public Works and Transport Minister the Hon Neko C. Grant assured Parliamentarians that his ministry will ensure to the “greatest extent possible” that mail and freight services to Family Islands are not “adversely” affected as a result of the reduction in mail boat subsidies

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Weather Fri - May 21
May 21, 2010
Weather Fri - May 21

A low pressure centered just east of the Bahama islands with a trailing trough across the central and southeast Bahamas continues to produce unsettled weather across these islands.

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