NASSAU, The Bahamas – Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency, accepted a cheque for $3,600 from Alberto G. Suighi, Honorary Consul General for Italy, towards hurricane relief efforts. Also present was Chanelle Brown, Head, Economic Trade and Sustainable Development Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The donation was presented on behalf of the Italian Community in The Bahamas and is the total proceeds of the Italian booth at the International Cultural Wine and Food Festival held October 17-18, 2017 at the Botanical Gardens.
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Minnis Administration quickened its pace towards the road to recovery and reconstruction from the wrath of Hurricane Irma even further on Thursday, September 14 (2017), completing damage assessments in the last two Bahamian islands negatively impacted.
Simultaneously, agencies such as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and its partners, along with non-governmental organizations such as the Bahamas Red Cross, have been organizing, delivering and distributing relief supplies into the affected islands.
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Deputy Permanent Secretary of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Chrystal Glinton updated the public from the NEMA office on Wednesday afternoon, September 13, 2017 on the circumstances of Hurricane Irma evacuees from Acklins, Crooked Island, Mayaguana Ragged Island, Inagua, and Bimini.
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The early evacuation of the majority of residents of Ragged Island ahead of the powerful and destructive Hurricane Irma helped to save “a generation of Ragged Islanders,” Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Wednesday.
In all, the Government of The Bahamas was able to evacuate more than 1500 residents of The Bahamas -- from MICAL (Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island, Acklins and Long Cay) and Ragged Island (1200 persons) --and Bimini (365 persons) ahead of the storm.
Authored by: Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle M.P.
Source: Ministry of Social Services & Urban Development
Date: September 6, 2017
As the Minister with responsibility for Social Services and Urban Development I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Ministry, the Department of Social Services, Department of Rehabilitative Welfare Services and Urban Renewal, as well as our civic partners and volunteers who are tasked with making provisions for the safety and accommodations of our residents.