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.
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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,
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