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6am News Item Hurricane Jerry - Sep 20, 2019 - 7:31:31 AM


NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2019

…JERRY EXPECTED TO PASS TO THE NORTH OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS LATER TODAY …

AT 5:00 AM AST, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE JERRY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.4°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 58.7° WEST OR ABOUT 290 MILES EAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...

News : International

Commonwealth helps developing countries bank millions for climate action - Sep 19, 2019 - 11:18:29 PM

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A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable countries tackle the damaging effects of climate change has helped them access USD 27 million of funding.

The figure marks a milestone for the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub and is more than 35 times the original start-up investment of AUD 1 million from Australia. A further almost half billion USD has been applied for and is in the pipeline for climate action projects across the Commonwealth.

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has described the initiative, which is currently managing 50 projects in 10 Commonwealth developing countries..

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Office of the Spouse strives to empower women and girls Mrs. Minnis tells IWF delegates - Sep 19, 2019 - 7:35:34 PM


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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.

“It is my life’s goal to motivate and inspire young women and girls to lead, and by doing so impact their communities and the world,” she said.

Mrs. Minnis welcomed participants at IWF Intensive, a program of the International Women’s Forum (IWF)...

Bahamas Weather

6pm News Items on Hurricane Humberto and Hurricane Jerry - Sep 19, 2019 - 6:09:10 PM


NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM EDT THURSDAY, 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2019.

 … JERRY STILL STRENGTHENING…

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE HUMBERTO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM EDT THURSDAY, 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2019.

…HUMBERTO EXPECTED TO BECOME A POWERFUL EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE TONIGHT…

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas Weather Forecast for Thursday, Sept. 19 - Sep 19, 2019 - 6:05:05 PM

GENERAL SITUATION: LINGERING TROUGHING CONTINUES TO GENERATE UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS THE ISLANDS MEANWHILE BREEZY CONDITIONS ALONG WITH SWELLS GENERATED FROM HURRICANE HUMBERTO WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS BEACHING AND BOATING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE ISLANDS TONIGHT THROUGH TOMORROW.

SPECIAL WARNINGS:
SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD REFRAIN FROM SWIMMING DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF HAZARDOUS SWELLS AND THE RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG NORTH AND EAST COAST BEACHES. RESIDENTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHILE DRIVING ALONG COASTAL ROADS, AS SAND AND SEA SPRAY MAY LIMIT VISIBILITY. DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS IN ELEUTHERA SHOULD AVOID USING THE GLASS WINDOW BRIDGE DUE TO EXTREMELY LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis meets with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce to discuss rebuilding of Abaco and Grand Bahama - Sep 19, 2019 - 5:45:35 PM


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

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.

Prime Minister Minnis was speaking at a meeting with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) on Thursday 19 September about rebuilding the islands affected by Hurricane Dorian...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA Daily Briefing: Sept. 19 - Sep 19, 2019 - 5:32:01 PM


NEMA DAILY BRIEFS

SOCIAL SERVICES - SHELTERS

As of 18th September 2019: There are 12 Government Approved Shelters; 10 in New Providence and 2 in Grand Bahama. The Salvation Army shelter will be deactivated at 1 pm Thursday, September 19, and the 27 shelterees will be transferred to All Saints Community Centre...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM says Government will assist with rebuilding - Sep 19, 2019 - 5:00:57 PM


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.

Assistance and incentives will be offered, he said, as he pledged that the government will do their part.

Stating the residents are blessed, the Deputy Prime Minister said that he is grateful to be here...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Prayer Service in Grand Bahama: “Time for All to Pull Together” - Sep 19, 2019 - 4:30:21 PM


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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.

The service was held at St. John’s Jubilee Cathedral to honour those who lost their lives to Hurricane Dorian, the Category 5 hurricane that devastated Grand Bahama and Abaco at the beginning of September...

News : International : Caribbean News

CTO makes initial monetary contribution to The Bahamas Recovery Effort - Sep 19, 2019 - 12:50:46 PM


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The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has made an initial monetary contribution to The Bahamas to assist with its recovery efforts in Abaco and Grand Bahama following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian earlier this month.

The sum of US$20,000 - monies raised through the CTO Relief Fund has been transferred to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of The Bahamas as part of the CTO's on-going support of the long-term recovery of the affected islands...

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