(The Nassau Guardian, 11 September 2019) Approximately 2,500 people are registered as missing on the government’s register in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) spokesperson Carl Smith advised today.
“At this point there are approximately 2,500 registered on the Bahamian government register,” Smith said during a NEMA press conference.
“This list has not yet been checked against government records of who is staying in shelters or who have been evacuated.
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, September 6, 2019. CCRIF will pay The Bahamas approximately eleven million United States dollars (US$10,936,103) following the passage of Hurricane Dorian that caused widespread devastation in the northern part of the 700-island archipelago. The Bahamas has 3 tropical cyclone policies with CCRIF, each one covering a section or zone of the archipelago – North West, South East and Central. It is the tropical cyclone policy for the North West Zone – which includes the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama – that was triggered.
The Nassau Guardian, 9 September 2019) The government has deployed more than 900 law enforcement officers to Abaco and Grand Bahama in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said in a statement yesterday.
“The government of The Bahamas is providing the necessary resources to ensure safety and security on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian,” the statement said.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 03, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, has extended his heartfelt sympathy to the Government and people of the Bahamas in light of the death and destruction left in the path of Hurricane Dorian, and again gave the assurance that St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as the wider Caribbean region, stands in solidarity with them.
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman and Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Honourable Allen. M. Chastanet will on Thursday September 05th lead a High Level delegation to The Bahamas, which has been ravaged by Hurricane Dorian over the past few days.
The slow-moving hurricane brought strong winds, heavy rain and a life-threatening storm surge to The Bahamas, flooding homes and entire villages; with the death toll linked to the hurricane rising to seven.