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South Beach residents hit hard by Matthew
Bertram Taylor and his family sat outside yesterday on South Beach Road taking a break to enjoy ice cream, trying to resume some semblance of normalcy days after Hurricane Matthew. They evacuated before the storm hit, and returned to significant dam...
 
 
Minnis criticizes PM on storm response
Leader of the Opposition Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday called the prime minister’s response to some of the challenges on New Providence in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew irresponsible, and questioned the need to appoint Minister of Labour Shane G...
 
 
Mennonites come to aid of storm victims in Andros
Among the first on the scene after Hurricane Matthew ripped through Lowe Sound, were the Mennonites, who reside in North Andros. They were on hand to provide whatever help they could and residents there seemed appreciative. “The Mennonites were h...
 
 
BAMSI farm damaged
The farm at the Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) suffered some damage during the passing of Hurricane Matthew last week. According to MICAL MP V. Alfred Gray, though the damage is not that severe, it could take up to two mon...
 
 
Group formed to provide immediate relief to Androsians
Everyday people have again come together to bring relief to Family Islanders whose lives were put on pause due to a hurricane. Last year, hundreds of people living on the south and central islands of The Bahamas were severely impacted by Hurricane J...
 
 
1,000-plus power poles damaged by Hurricane
The Grand Bahama Power Company’s (GBPC) workers and affiliates are hard at it, dealing with the thousand-plus poles damaged by Hurricane Matthew. On Tuesday, crews could be seen from east to west repairing and replacing downed utility poles and po...
 
 
DPM: All roads in New Providence passable
All roads in New Providence have been made passable as of 6 p.m. Monday, according to a statement from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works Philip Brave Davis. Last Thursday, Hurricane Matthew left a trail of devastation in New Providence wit...
 
 
Security guard gets two years for gun possession
A security guard at a strip club was yesterday convicted of possession of a gun that was recovered after a fatal shooting. Magistrate Samuel McKinney sentenced James Philistin, 41, of unauthorized possession of a Taurus 9mm pistol and imposed a pris...
 
 
CRIPPLED
The estimated damage caused by Hurricane Matthew could be as much as four times more than the $100 million in damage the government estimated in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin, which devastated the central and southern islands last October, accor...
 
 
Life interrupted
The main street in Adelaide Village required some maneuvering on Saturday afternoon, two days after Hurricane Matthew passed over New Providence, but residents said the scene was much worse in the immediate aftermath of the storm. Much of the debris...
 
 
In storm’s wake, long wait for fast food
Many fast food and takeout restaurants were unusually crowded on the weekend as residents struggled to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Ashley Beckford was on Pizza Hut’s line at Saunders Beach on Sunday afternoon. The 36-year-old ch...
 
 
Tampa Electric Company sends assistance to GB
A team of 35 workers from Tampa Electric Company (TECO), the parent company of energy and services firm Emera, arrived onboard the Baleària on Sunday morning to assist with the restoration of power on Grand Bahama since the powerful Category 4 Hurri...
 
 
Grand Bahama in crisis
Some Grand Bahamians are describing conditions as hell on Earth in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The description was used by Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Emerick Seymour, officer in charge of Grand Bahama, in Freeport on Saturday. ...
 
 
BPL: Most customers will be back on by end of week
Some residents of New Providence should prepare to go without power for another few days as Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) anticipates restoring supply to most of the island by the end of the week. As of Sunday evening, BPL CEO Pamela Hill said power...
 
 
For some in New Prov., terror as storm passed
The biggest regret of Jonathan Kelly’s life is ignoring the government’s advisory to evacuate his Misty Gardens home in southern New Providence ahead of Hurricane Matthew. The 45-year-old spent hours trying to prepare his home for the Category 3...
 
 
‘Judgment Day ran through my mind’
Willie Farrington walked over family photos, destroyed furniture, pieces of roof and broken glass as he surveyed what was once his home in Lowe Sound, Andros, on Saturday. He recalled how he, his wife, his four and seven-year-old daughters and his s...
 
 
Gas station hysteria
Officials of the major fuel companies that service New Providence assured on Sunday night that there is no shortage of supply and therefore no need for the panic that ensued after a message was circulated on social media claiming the island would soo...
 
 
NEMA warehouse looted
The National Emergency Management Agency’s (NEMA) warehouse in Hawksbill Creek, Grand Bahama, was looted on Saturday in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour, officer in charge of Grand Bahama a...
 
 
GB, Andros devastated
Hurricane Matthew has created widespread devastation in the city of Freeport and throughout Grand Bahama, as well as North Andros. The hardest hit communities in Grand Bahama were West End, Hunters, Pinder’s Point, Lewis Yard and Eight Mile Rock, ...
 
 
Star Hotel depicts West End’s crisis
The Star Hotel, standing across from the water on the main street in West End, is a tilting monstrosity, far removed from its substantive historic past. In essence, the Star Hotel, a three-story wooden structure, has been the primary landmark in Wes...
 
 
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