Florida-based Bahamian association still assisting Hurricane Dorian victims over a year later

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The National Association of The Bahamas, Florida, (NAB) recently donated 176 laptops, 480 school bags and miscellaneous school supplies to the children of Abaco more than a year after the massive category 5 Hurricane Dorian barreled through the island, flattening it and leaving scores dead and thousands devastated. The recent contribution […]

Abaco Chamber: to appeal to competent authority over lockdown measures

Full weekend curfews for island “unfortunate”, says Chamber NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Abaco Chamber of Commerce president said yesterday it is “unfortunate” that the storm-ravaged island has been subjected to a full 24-hour weekend curfew just as the island seems to be “hitting its stride”. Ken Hutton, the island’s Chamber of Commerce president, told Eyewitness […]

Dorian Survivor: “We are numb”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Abaco survivor Chamika Antoine said residents are doing everything they can just to keep living as they mark the first anniversary of Hurricane Dorian. The 30-year-old is among scores of residents, who still live in a tents in the wake of the deadly Category 5 storm; however, she told Eyewitness News she […]

PM “very pleased” with Dorian progress

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has made ‘extremely shocking’ progress since Hurricane Dorian blasted its way through The Bahamas nearly one year ago, said Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday. “I am very very pleased of the progress that has been made,” Minnis said. He spoke following a tour of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial […]

Abaco conditions still dire, says MP

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Some eight months after Hurricane Dorian debilitated the island, Central & South Abaco MP James Albury yesterday said the situation is “still dire”. “I have not come to this honorable house today to sugarcoat anything,” Albury said, during his contribution to the 2020/2021 budget debate at the evening sitting of Parliament yesterday.  […]

Abaconians: Where’s the urgency?

More issues than COVID-19 Mounting concerns over food security and Hurricane Season 2020 NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Residents on Abaco said they feel neglected eight months after Hurricane Dorian, with food security among the greatest challenges on the island and the mounting threat of hurricane season less than a month away. In the months following the deadly […]

Dorian burials delayed before COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As the government anticipates another delay of the burials of unclaimed Dorian victims due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), some Abaco residents insist it’s six months too late. Earlier this month, officials indicated that a national service would be held to bury the remains of 50 Hurricane Dorian victims still […]

BREAKING: Large fire rages in Abaco

MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO – Officials are battling a large blaze in Abaco, Chief Superintendent Walter Evans has confirmed. Evans, officer-in-charge of Fire Services, told Eyewitness News Online he could not provide further details as he was working to get a team to the site to tackle the blaze. He could not confirm the location of […]

Couple begins Abaco vacation in darkness

Mixed reaction over power woes in Abaco A couple and their children visiting Abaco for the first time last month began their vacation in darkness as power to the island was severed just hours after their arrival on the island as they attempted to settle into their vacation home. Power outages have become frequent in […]

PM, govt. delegates assess fire in Mudd settlement

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, centre, leads a high level delegation of Cabinet Ministers and Government officials to Abaco for a full assessment on yesterday’s fire in the Mud settlement that has destroyed an estimated 55 structures, displacing some 150 persons.  There were no major injuries reported. The […]

The Mudd ablaze!

More than 50 homes were destroyed after a fire in the Mud, Abaco burned yesterday. The inferno, according to police reports began shortly after 6:00 a.m. Abaco Volunteer Fire Services were called to the scene and officers from Police Fire Services in Freeport were flown in to assist. While no lives were lost, scores of […]