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The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister
National Report on Hurricane Dorian Restoration Effort
Wednesday, 12 February, 2020
Fellow Bahamians and Residents: Good Evening:
in my first National Report, I wish to update the country, on the
reconstruction program in Abaco and Grand Bahama, a little over five
months, since Hurricane Dorian struck our second and third most
populated islands and economic centers.
In due course, I will
address the nation on the progress the country is making in a number of
other areas, including job-creation, land reform, crime reduction
strategies, the revitalization of Downtown Nassau, small business
development, Family Island development, and other areas.
Fellow Bahamians and Residents:
Five months ago, Hurricane Dorian hit, causing destruction across Abaco and Grand Bahama.
Homes and businesses were destroyed. Lives were lost.
Our hearts and prayers, still go out to all who lost loved ones.
Dorian, was the strongest hurricane to hit The Bahamas.
gusts of 220 miles per hour, and surge of more than 20, feet wiped out
generations worth of infrastructure, and progress, throughout Abaco, the
Abaco Cays and Grand Bahama.
It is estimated that Dorian cost The Bahamas $3.4 billion dollars in losses and damage.
The task of restoration ahead of us, is awesome, and wide scale.
We have never before, suffered this scale of destruction in our history.
However, I have every confidence that the Bahamian people, are up to the challenge.
Bahamian labour and creativity, built this chain of islands, into the most dynamic tourism economy in the region.
What Dorian destroyed, we will build back better and more resilient
See attached FULL National Address on Hurricane Dorian Reconstruction
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