DORIAN RESTORATION INVESTIGATION: DRA performing forensic audit of storm contracts

Storr: Dorian pledge conference nothing more than PR exercise to fool Bahamians NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) Chairman Alex Storr said UHY Bain and Association has been asked to perform a forensic audit into the authority due to what he labeled as stark evidence of mismanagement under the former administration. The firm had […]

‘WE’LL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT’: Forbes-Smith’s $16K generator sale to GBPA subject to DRA probe

Forbes-Smith expected to release statement today NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) Chairman Alex Storr said documents circulating on social media yesterday relating to former DRA Managing Director Kay Forbes-Smith and the purported sale of a generator to the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) will be reviewed. This comes as the DRA continues to […]

DRA resumes Hurricane Dorian Small Home Repair Program

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) has spent just over $17 million to date on the Hurricane Dorian Small Home Repair Programme (SHRP) for individual’s whose homes were destroyed in the deadly 2019 storm, said newly-appointed Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe on Wednesday. During her first presentation […]

DRA set to continue housing initiatives; expects to impact “thousands of families”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Over $11 million has been spent on the Disaster Reconstruction Authority’s (DRA) Small Home Repair Programme, with 3,735 homeowners having applied and been approved for assistance since the program’s inception last February. The DRA has announced that it is gearing up to launch another round of housing assistance as it continues to […]

DRA committed to honoring Dorian Small Homes Repairs obligations says chairman

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) chairman John Michael Clarke yesterday assured that the entity its committed to ensuring that all vendors are paid and homes repaired under the Hurricane Dorian Small Homes repair Programme, this as reports of vendor payment delays have resurfaced. Speaking briefly on the matter yesterday, Clarke said: “We are […]