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Bahamas Weather

News Items on Hurricane Humberto, Tropical Storm Jerry - Sep 18, 2019 - 5:40:33 PM


NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE HUMBERTO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY 18TH, SEPTEMBER 2019

…HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ACROSS THE ISLAND OF BERMUDA …

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY 18TH, SEPTEMBER 2019...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA in Grand Bahama provides updates on Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts - Sep 18, 2019 - 3:15:56 PM


In an effort to expedite and improve the overall aid distribution on Grand Bahama, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Grand Bahama has requested additional resources from the U.S. Coast Guard and the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to support logistics, warehouse management and distribution...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Gov't Offices Open in Grand Bahama Island – Major Projects to Continue - Sep 18, 2019 - 2:22:17 PM

Residents of Grand Bahama were told the announcement and signing of a Heads of Agreement between the government of The Bahamas and Carnival Cruises will be held in the near future.

Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson announced on Monday, September 16, during a press conference at the C.A. Smith Building that, following the Memorial Service and National Day of Prayer on Wednesday for the victims of Hurricane Dorian, the significant step will take place.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Campbell: Social Services operating 'business as usual' while playing key role in Hurricane Dorian relief effort - Sep 18, 2019 - 2:00:48 PM


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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell said Tuesday that the services, assistance and programmes offered by the Ministry, through its various Departments and Divisions, have been operating “business as usual” -- even while staff continue to play leading roles in the relief efforts in the aftermath of the monster hurricane, Dorian.

Minister Campbell said this includes social services personnel who themselves were adversely affected by the hurricane...

Bahamas Weather

News Item on Hurricane Humberto and Tropical Storm Jerry - Sep 18, 2019 - 6:00:56 AM


NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE HUMBERTO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 AM WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2019.

…HUMBERTO CAUSING DETERIORATION IN BERMUDA’S WEATHER LATER TODAY…
…A HURRICANE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR BERMUDA…

NEWS ITEM ON NEWLY FORMED TROPICAL STORM JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 AM WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2019...

News : International

US Coast Guard shifts response efforts in Bahamas - Sep 17, 2019 - 10:03:00 PM

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Coast Guard cutters and aircraft conducting urgent search and rescue operations in support of the Government of the Bahamas response to Hurricane Dorian have been redeployed to their home stations.

As the response efforts shift to long term recovery, Coast Guard Incident Management Assistance Teams continue to work with the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency, and Coast Guard crews and resources are available as needed.

To date, Coast Guard crews have completed the following in their response efforts in support of the Bahamas since the Hurricane Dorian response began...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Collaboration on Security and Re-building of Abaco and Grand Bahama - Sep 17, 2019 - 6:17:15 PM

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has been at the center of the Bahamian government’s emergency response management efforts, leading a coalition of local and international governmental and nongovernmental partners.

During the initial stages of the emergency response, NEMA and its partners worked diligently to get resources to the people in the places that needed them most. As the efforts now transition from the immediate response stage to the recovery stage, security and rebuilding have played an increasingly important role in the work of NEMA and its partners, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force...

Bahamas Weather

6 PM News Items on Hurricane Humberto, Tropical Storm Imelda and Tropical Depression Ten - Sep 17, 2019 - 6:00:17 PM


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NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE HUMBERTO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 PM TUESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2019.

…HUMBERTO A LITTLE STRONGER AS THE LARGE HURRICANE MOVES CLOSER TO BERMUDA…

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM IMELDA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 PM TUESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2019...

Community

Bahamas Feeding Network Plates Meals to Hurricane Dorian Evacuees - Sep 17, 2019 - 4:10:47 PM

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It was not the usual Thursday or Sunday distribution, instead it was on a Monday and Wednesday when volunteers from the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) loaded up their vans and transported piping hot meals to the Ranfurly Homes for Children and the Fox Hill Community Center respectively. They were answering the call to assist persons evacuated from Abaco and Grand Bahama because of Hurricane Dorian’s devastating impact of the northern islands.

“When we got word that children from the Grand Bahama Children’s Home were being welcomed at the Ranfurly Homes for Children in Nassau, we immediately made contact with them to determine what their needs were and how the Bahamas Feeding Network could help,” said Philip Smith, executive director of BFN...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Coordinator for NEMA Grand Bahama Updates the Community at Press Conference - Sep 17, 2019 - 3:40:48 PM


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A more efficient system to deal with the influx and distribution of the much-needed hurricane relief supplies is in place, along with many volunteers and organizations to better assist the affected residents of Grand Bahama and surrounding cays following the passing of Hurricane Dorian, said newly-appointed Coordinator for NEMA Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith during a live press conference at NEMA headquarters in the C.A. Smith Building on Monday...

Community

National Youth Month 2019 Launched - Sep 17, 2019 - 3:15:34 PM


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A scavenger hunt, march and rally, Jesus in the Park event, medal presentation ceremony and youth band encounter are among the events planned to observe National Youth Month 2019 in The Bahamas.

The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, officially launched National Youth Month, celebrated in October, at a press conference on Monday; and she appealed to all Bahamians to get involved in the myriad events set aside to hear the voices of young people and showcase their talents...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Health Minister Gives Update on Clinics, Healthcare Facilities affected by Hurricane Dorian - Sep 17, 2019 - 1:45:30 PM


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Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands said on the island of Abaco, clinics in Marsh Harbour, Fox Town, Moore’s Island and Sandy Point are all operational -- in Category 5 Hurricane Dorian’s aftermath -- and are being staffed by local nurses, relief healthcare workers from New Providence and volunteer teams.

“Cooper’s Town Clinic is partially operational due to sustained roof damage; currently this clinic is being staffed by a volunteer team,” the Health Minister explained during a press conference at his office, Monday, September 16, 2019...

Bahamas Weather

News Item on Depression #10 - Sep 17, 2019 - 1:00:31 PM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION #10 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12:00 PM TUESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2019

…TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS OVER THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC …

AT 11:00 AST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION #10 WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.9°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 44.9° WEST OR ABOUT  1165 EAST- SOUTHEAST OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...

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Sea Shepherd Sends Ship to the Bahamas - Sep 17, 2019 - 9:32:07 AM

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Sea Shepherd volunteers have been on the ground in Freeport, Crown Haven, Little Abaco, and Sweetings Cay conducting Operation Good Pirates of the Caribbean, providing aid to areas hardest hit by Hurricane Dorian. The marine conservation organization's patrol vessel, the M/V John Paul DeJoria, has been granted a 30-day permit to distribute aid to remote areas of the country affected by the storm.

In addition to relief supplies, Sea Shepherd is also carrying supplies of dog and cat food for the many homeless dogs and cats on the islands. Sea Shepherd is collaborating with Global Empowerment Mission, Blue Tide Marine, Fly Tropic Air, Bethanny Frankel's Bstrong initiative, as well as Global Medic, a Canadian non-profit which focuses on bringing access to clean water technology to areas affect

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Hurricane Dorian Has Left Hurt, But Humanity and Patriotism Remains Strong - Sep 17, 2019 - 8:29:04 AM

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"Hurricane Dorian battered the north-western Bahamas inclusive of Abaco, Grand Bahama and the surrounding cays for approximately 68 hours with the eye-wall remaining over Grand Bahama for almost 30 hours. In total, approximately 68,592 persons experienced this unfortunate act of nature. In the aftermath of the storm there has been major damages to critical infrastructures such as airports, clinics, hospitals, shelters, roads, and bridges.


Even more devastating has been the loss and/or destruction of personal property and lives. The storm has truly made history in weather related phenomenon, but also on the lives of every Bahamian..."

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Hurricane Dorian Emergency Response Management progresses to Recovery Phase - Sep 16, 2019 - 11:39:38 PM

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The National Emergency Management Agency, the governmental organization which leads the coalition of local, international governmental and nongovernmental partners assisting with the Hurricane Dorian emergency response management efforts, recently shared the operation’s progress from Immediate Response, the first phase to Recovery, the second phase.

The Recovery phase, which includes additional search and rescue operations, is coordinated by NEMA with Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and its international civil-military partners. The transition to this phase occurs once most urgent, on-the-ground needs such as food and water have been met and there is no longer an immediate threat to peoples’ lives...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Cayman Islands donate medical supplies for Hurricane Dorian relief effort - Sep 16, 2019 - 9:45:36 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today accepted a donation of medical supplies from the Premier of the Cayman Islands, the Hon. Alden McLaughlin. The presentation took place at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Premier McLaughlin, on behalf of his country, offered his sympathy and goodwill to the people of The Bahamas.

“We have had this experience with Hurricane Ivan – not as bad as Hurricane Dorian – and if there is any way that we can continue to help, please let us know,” the Premier told Prime Minister Minnis...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

India gives $1 million to Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort - Sep 16, 2019 - 7:40:07 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis accepted a $1 million contribution from the Government of India that will go toward Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.

India High Commissioner M. Sevala Naik presented the donation to the Prime Minister and NEMA Director Captain Stephen Russell at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday 16 September.

Following the cheque presentation, officials met to discuss rebuilding and resilience efforts.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA daily brief - Sept 16 - Sep 16, 2019 - 5:40:34 PM


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Present were: Captain Stephen Russell, Director, NEMA
Carl Smith, NEMA Spokesperson...

STATEMENT: Carl Smith, NEMA Spokesperson

Good Morning Bahamas.

Over the past two weeks, our country has been through a traumatic experience dealing with the impact of the second strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic and the strongest hurricane ever recorded in The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Oil Spill Contingency Advisory Committee Convened re Oil Spill in Grand Bahama - Sep 16, 2019 - 5:40:00 PM


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A National Oil Spill Contingency Advisory Committee (NOSCAC) convened September 16, 2019 to provide oversight and direction of NEMA's initiatives to manage an oil spill that occurred at Equinor storage and transshipment terminal, South Riding Point, Grand Bahama, during Hurricane Dorian.  The event has necessitated international assistance from the United States Coast Guard with a view to addressing concomitant environmental concerns for the terrestrial and marine environs where the spillage occurred...

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