“WALKING ON DEAD BODIES”: Dorian survivor recalls three-day search for missing husband in storm’s aftermath

Wife testifies during coroner’s inquest that she saw her husband’s body but has not been informed of DNA match  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A coroner’s inquest into victims lost during Hurricane Dorian continued for a third day yesterday with Her Majesty’s Coroner hearing statements from spouses of two of the victims, as well as a met […]

SLIM CHANCES: Forecaster tells court it would have been difficult for anyone to survive Dorian’s intensity

Met office: Alerts were sent out “long before the storm was threatening The Bahamas” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Director of the Department of Meteorology Michael Stubbs testified during an inquest into Hurricane Dorian’s missing yesterday that given the intensity of the storm, it would have been difficult for anyone to survive outdoors or indoors. Stubbs, […]

Water restoration work on Abaco on target, says WSC head

ABACO, BAHAMAS — Water restoration efforts are progressing on Abaco almost two years since the passage of Hurricane Dorian. Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Adrian Gibson said the COVID-19 pandemic has created logistical issues and impeded work but the corporation is on target. “COVID has had the greatest impact. Without COVID, […]

GBPA support of Genesis Academy helps ensure every child has access to education

GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS — With the support of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), Genesis Academy will once again provide teaching and training to Grand Bahama’s teens. Genesis Academy, located in the Children’s Village in Freeport, was devastated by floodwater during Hurricane Dorian in September 2019, destroying most of the interior, the roof and […]

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 […]

Moore Bahamas Foundation fulfills million-dollar Dorian relief pledge

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Moore Bahamas Foundation (“Moore Bahamas”) today announced its fourth and final $300,000 grant for Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery, bringing the foundation’s total contributions to $1 million and completing its pledge on behalf of conservation philanthropist Louis Bacon to support hurricane recovery. The foundation, in a statement, noted: “Initially focused on emergency […]

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 […]

UNDP and UWI post-disaster Bahamas Resilient Recovery Policy endorsed by Cabinet

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government is moving to review and adopt a Bahamas Resilient Recovery Policy following recommendations from a United Nations Development Program (NDP) and University and the West Indies (UWI) policy study. The draft policy outlines a strategy and implementation plan on post-disaster recovery planning after Hurricane Dorian, as well as recommendations on […]