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Commodore Bethel: “We were not ready for Dorian” - The Freeport News

Commodore Bethel: “We were not ready for Dorian” - The Freeport News

Bahamas

The safety of residents, the protection of property and self-preservation remained top priority for law enforcement officers throughout the country, despite the challenges they faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The Category 5 storm made landfall in The Bahamas September 1, hitting Abaco and Grand Bahama with wind speeds up to185-200 mph and historical storm surge that covered most Continue Reading
The Freeport News, 3 days ago

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No definite date for govt. schools opening - The Freeport News

No definite date for govt. schools opening - The Freeport News

Bahamas

Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd estimated that it will take $2 million to bring government operated schools that were damaged during Hurricane Dorian up to par.  Lloyd added that East End, Grand Bahama is not included in that figure. Hugh Campbell and Maurice Moore Primary Schools, in particular, had major damages, due to record breaking storm surge as a result Continue Reading
The Freeport News, 7 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Jonquel Jones cements WNBA superstar status - The Freeport News

Jonquel Jones cements WNBA superstar status - The Freeport News

Bahamas

Despite tremendous performances, single games and season, crafted by Grand Bahama native Jonquel Jones, there are those who have denied her the top-quality acknowledgement she has deserved since the second year on the most noted female basketball stage. Reference is to the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The 2019 WNBA championship final series is underway. Two games have been played, Continue Reading
The Freeport News, 11 days ago

Predicted: Sports

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Equinor executives committed to cleaning up oil spill - The Freeport News

Equinor executives committed to cleaning up oil spill - The Freeport News

Bahamas

“We have a situation in front of us; I call it an act of God, where we had a spill and we are going to clean it up. That is the bottom line, we are going to clean it up and we are going to clean it up safely,” stated Kevin Stuart, Equinor’s South Riding Point (SRP) Terminal Manager. Stuart made that declaration yesterday (Friday, September 27), during a ground and an aerial tour of the facility, where Grand Bahama media personnel were updated on the oil spill that occurred at the plant during Hurricane Dorian three weeks ago.  Officials from Equinor, owners of the South Riding Point (SRP) storage and transshipment terminal were on Grand Bahama, assessing clean-up progress, which began immediately after the storm.  “For us here, it is important that we get the facts out,” Stuart said. “Grand Bahama Island may Continue Reading
The Freeport News, 14 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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DPM monitoring East GB oil spill - The Freeport News

DPM monitoring East GB oil spill - The Freeport News

Bahamas

In a statement late Tuesday (September 10) afternoon,  Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest, Minister of Finance and East Grand Bahama MP said, he has monitored the Equinor oil spill since its occurence. As a result of Hurricane Dorian ravaging East End last week, there was an oil spill at Equinor (Statoil), which many believed would threaten the island's water Continue Reading
The Freeport News, 33 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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PM: We must work together to rebuild - The Freeport News

PM: We must work together to rebuild - The Freeport News

Bahamas

The country must work together to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Dorian,” Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis told media in Grand Bahama on Saturday, September 7. The prime minister hosted a press conference at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in the Harold de Gregory Building, days after deadly Hurricane Dorian devastated Abaco and Grand Bahama, providing updates on the Continue Reading
The Freeport News, 34 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Managers of elderly homes plead for families to check on residents - The Freeport News

Managers of elderly homes plead for families to check on residents - The Freeport News

Bahamas

As Hurricane Dorian, with potential category 4 wind force, continued its course towards The Bahamas, heading directly for the Northern Region, management representatives of active  homes for senior citizens sent out pleas for respective family members “check” on relatives. Several heads of homes for senior citizens disclosed that materials and other essentials needed for their residents had been secured, but there Continue Reading
The Freeport News, 44 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Residents taking Dorian’s arrival seriously - The Freeport News

Residents taking Dorian’s arrival seriously - The Freeport News

Bahamas

Gas stations, food stores, convenience stores, building supply stores and water depots were crowded yesterday –Thursday, August 29 – as residents flocked to various locations to purchase items on their hurricane preparation check list. With Hurricane Dorian forecasted impact Grand Bahama this weekend, residents appear to be taking the advices of the relevant authorities and getting preparations complete before the Continue Reading
The Freeport News, 45 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Hair to Please assists in outfitting youngsters for the classroom - The Freeport News

Hair to Please assists in outfitting youngsters for the classroom - The Freeport News

Bahamas

Businesswoman Doris Wright and the Hair to Please family felt impressed once again this year to help the Grand Bahama community as many parents are struggling to make ends meet. The Back-to-School Giveaway Hair to Please is becoming known for was hosted on Saturday, August 24, from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. in the courtyard of Churchill Building, Downtown, Freeport. Continue Reading
The Freeport News, 46 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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"We have to believe in our island," says Parker-Edgecombe - The Freeport News

"We have to believe in our island," says Parker-Edgecombe - The Freeport News

Bahamas

“We have to believe in this island and we have to believe in our people!” Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, made this statement Monday (August 26) during her remarks as keynote speaker at the groundbreaking ceremony for Brick House Construction’s multi-million-dollar complex off East Sunrise Highway. Parker-Edgecombe noted that such a significant investment into Continue Reading
The Freeport News, 47 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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