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Total Cost of Irma’s Damage Remains Unknown

No estimate of what Hurricane Irma will cost the country in damage on the heels of another major storm that is threatening to hit southern islands impacted only two weeks ago by a category five hurricane, according to Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes. Mr. Foulkes told The Bahama Journal yesterday that the largest expense so […]

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Acklins Residents Return Home after Irma

Anxious to assess the condition of their homes, Acklins residents returned to the storm stricken settlements, Salina Point and Lovely Bay last Friday. Residents boarded their flight from the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) after evacuating to New Providence prior to Hurricane Irma’s arrival. Uncertain of the state of her home, Salina Point resident Alicia […]

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ALIV Assists in Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, has begun assisting those throughout the county affected by Hurricane Irma. Senior executives from the telecommunications company travelled to several of the affected islands once the “all clear” was given to assess the damage and see how best the company could assist. Chief ALIV Officer Damian Blackburn said the […]

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Southern Islands Schools Deemed Irreparable

Some 10 to 12 students and several teachers will not return to their regular classrooms in the next few weeks following the devastation of Hurricane Irma as schools in Ragged Island and Acklins have been deemed irreparable by Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd  told  reporters    yesterday  what  he witnessed while assessing the islands […]

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EVACUEES HOMELESS

The New Providence Community Center is still  accommodating  153 evacuees from the southern islands of the Bahamas as a result of hurricane Irma  and there is no telling what will happen to those whose homes are still in disrepair. Leonardo Williams of Salina Point Acklins said he has learnt that he has nothing to return […]

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Christian Council Promises Hurricane Assistance

President of The Bahamas Christian Council Bishop Delton Fernander, says the council intends to provide assistance to those ravished by Hurricane Irma in the Southern Islands. While on tour with Prime Dr. Hubert Minnis and his cabinet colleagues, Bishop Fernander said that the devastation went far beyond just physical loss of homes and structures. “As […]

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RAGGED ISLAND, DESTROYED

Power packing Hurricane Irma pummeled Ragged Island. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis got a first-hand view of the destruction when he, Cabinet Ministers and persons from the opposition party, along with officials of National Emergency Management Agency and Social Services, set off early yesterday on a fact finding mission throughout the Southern Islands; the areas […]

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Hurricane Briefing at PM's Office

IRMA WREAKS HAVOC

While tens of thousands of Bahamians breathed a sigh of relief that there were no fatalities from Hurricane Irma in the Bahamas this past weekend, residents in the southern Bahamas suffered significant property damage. Hardest hit were the islands of Inagua and Ragged Island.   In Ragged Island many residents were left homeless after roofs […]

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IRMA INFLICTS BLOW TO GB ECONOMY

In the wake of damage suffered at the hands of Hurricane Irma, economic experts are predicting  a further deterioration  in the struggling Grand Bahamian economy Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) President Gowon Bowe told The Bahama Journal that preliminary reports of damage on commercial properties on the island of Grand Bahama as “troubling”. “Everything […]

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COOPER Calls for Help for Ragged Island

As restoration efforts get on the way in the aftermath of hurricane Irma, MP for Exuma and Ragged Island, Chester Cooper, is appealing to the public to help with rebuilding efforts. In a statement  released yesterday,  Cooper said whilst Exuma received some roof  damage, Ragged Island sustained major devastation. That island lost its school, teacher’s […]

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