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DPM calls for volunteers for Matthew cleanup
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works Philip Brave Davis said yesterday extreme situations from Hurricane Matthew resulted in severe damage along the southeastern coast and throughout much of the southern area of New Providence. “Regrettably...
 
 
Police deny deaths of teens during storm
There were no storm-related fatalities during the passage of Hurricane Matthew, according to a police spokesperson. Assistant Commissioner Stephen Dean told The Nassau Guardian yesterday that reports of two teens being crushed to death in their car ...
 
 
Storm surges force residents to flee
A rapid storm surge in Faith Gardens in southern New Providence forced residents to evacuate their homes this morning as Hurricane Matthew battered New Providence. Ebony Thompson, a 15-year resident of the area, spoke to The Nassau Guardian just min...
 
 
Forecasters evacuated from Forecast Office
Forecasters at the Forecast Office have been evacuated to the Nassau Airport Development Office Terminal B, as heavy winds compromised the safety of the office. Deputy Director of the Department of Meteorology Jeffrey Simmons says there has been "no...
 
 
Update on Carew Street murder
Assistant Commissioner of Police Leon Bethell said the man murdered last night on Carew Street, off Montrose Avenue, lost his life after opening his home door to someone knocking. Police reported that around 10:45 last night they responding to a cal...
 
 
Andros warned: 'Worst is yet to come'
As the eye of Hurricane Matthew gives Andros temporary reprieve, some residents have taken to the streets, despite authorities urging them to remain indoors, according to island senior administrator Ivan Ferguson. The inner eye wall is the most dang...
 
 
Matthew battering, southeast, central Bahamas, takes aim at northwest
Ian Knowles, chief councilor for Long Island, said around 10 p.m. that winds had picked up between 70 and 80 miles per hour, with light rain. Knowles said there were no reports of damage or injury at that point. “This is the most prepared I have ...
 
 
Man shot dead as Hurricane Matthew approaches
A man was shot dead on Carew Street, off Montrose Avenue, around 10:45 tonight, according to authorities. Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean said details on the shooting were limited, but police were investigating. The killing comes as N...
 
 
Bahamian students asked to evacuate Florida university
Bahamian students studying at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) in Daytona Beach, Florida, were among those asked to evacuate the school’s campus as Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit Florida by Friday morning. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs an...
 
 
PMH: Only elderly should be brought to A&E
Only senior citizens with medical emergencies should be brought to the Princess Margaret Hospital’s (PMH) Accident and Emergency (A&E) facilities according to the hospital. In its latest statement around 8 p.m., PMH said, "All stable senior ci...
 
 
New Providence plunged into darkeness
New Providence was plunged into darkness after a "flash of light and a loud bang” was observed around 10 p.m. in the Blue Hill Road South area before the power "suddenly" went offline. Officials do not know the cause of the outage, but were invest...
 
 
Rum Cay faring well
According to Jose Harding of Port Nelson, Rum Cay, residents are faring well so far despite losing power at about 3:30 p.m. today. Harding, who spoke to The Guardian around 7 p.m. said, winds were reportedly 75 miles per hour, but felt a lot stronge...
 
 
Exuma in darkness as storm rages
Exuma is in darkness as Hurricane Matthew pounds its settlements but with little visibility on the island officials have been unable to report on damage. Island Administrator Neil Campbell told The Nassau Guardian around 8 p.m. the wind was howling,...
 
 
Controlled shut downs by 11:30 p.m.
As weather conditions deteriorate on New Providence, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) foreshadows conducting controlled power shut downs across the island, beginning at approximately 11:30 p.m. According to the power company, once winds reach approxima...
 
 
Christie urges evacuations
As the potentially catastrophic Hurricane Matthew started its approach toward The Bahamas, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday urged residents on the southern coast of all islands to consider evacuating to higher ground. “The best advice that ...
 
 
In Pinewood, some leave, others will take their chances
On the same day that authorities encouraged residents in low-lying areas to leave, some people who live in Pinewood Gardens were packing up their belongings yesterday, but others have decided to take their chances and stay in their homes. The area o...
 
 
Fresh memories of Joaquin, as Matthew’s impact anticipated
With Hurricane Matthew barrelling toward the southern islands of The Bahamas yesterday, Rum Cay resident Anne Strachan said many residents are emotionally scarred from Hurricane Joaquin and are feeling resigned to their fate. The southern Bahamas be...
 
 
BPL plans controlled outages
Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has planned controlled outages for certain vulnerable areas of New Providence for when wind speeds from Hurricane Matthew increase beyond 40 miles per hour, according to Corporate Communications Manager Arnette Wilson-In...
 
 
TS Nicole no threat to The Bahamas
Tropical Storm Nicole formed in the western Atlantic on Tuesday as Hurricane Matthew was getting set to slam the southeast islands of The Bahamas, but local forecasters said yesterday that based on the current path of the weather system Nicole is not...
 
 
Despite Joaquin ordeal, San Sal family to ride out storm at home
Karen Fernander, a resident of San Salvador, watched her roof blow off as Hurricane Joaquin battered the southern island a year ago. Other residents there also have paintful memories about that storm. Fernander said yesterday the island was in a ...
 
 
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