Authored by: Llonella Gilbert
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Acting Prime Minister the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said there are encouraging signs that the farming and fishing industries are on the comeback after passage of Hurricanes Joaquin, Matthew, Irma and Maria across the southern and northern islands of The Bahamas left extensive damage to the farmland and marine resources of those communities.
Authored by: Sydnei L. Isaacs Source:
Bahamas Information Services Date:
March 25, 2018
NASSAU, The Bahamas— The Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira said “Energy has become a part of our lives that is a necessity…. We have some of the highest energy rates in the region, if not the world” at the BCCEC’s (Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation) Bahamas Energy Security Forum under the theme, 'Smart is the New Sexy' on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Island House.
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Bahamas, through the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, participated in a regional simulation Tsunami Readiness Exercise “CaribeWave 18” on Thursday, March 15.
The Tsunami exercise is conducted yearly in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands under the direction of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) in Hawaii.
HURRICANE RELIEF – Some 125 cheques for hurricane repairs were issued on Friday, March 2, by the Ministry of Works and NEMA to those residents who had submitted the required paperwork proving ownership and damages done during Hurricane Matthew. People from each constituency were given a maximum of $4,000 to begin their repairs. Residents were advised that they could not issue the vouchers to anyone but the homeowners, and if they could not appear in person, personnel should go to them. Shown are: Dorie Cooper of NEMA and Adrianna Rolle of the Ministry of Works assisting a resident.
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.
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Monday (May 29, 2017) challenged officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Recovery and Reconstruction Unit (NRRU) to redouble their efforts to complete all repairs that have been in progress since the passage of Hurricane Matthew last year so that the new housing programme can commence.
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Monday (May 29, 2017) urged officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to make use of all media tools – radio, television, Facebook, Twitter, Billboards etcetera -- to disseminate information in preparation for storms, hurricanes and other disastrous events.
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received grant aid by way of emergency management equipment through a Japanese funding programme.
An agreement was recently signed for the equipment, which would be specifically manufactured in Japan to local technological specifications before being shipped to The Bahamas.
By Matt Maura
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Social Workers from the Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Community Development, will continue to provide extended hours assistance at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium for residents of the Jubilee Gardens and Tall Pines Communities.
The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that as of 5TH December, 2016 twenty five (25) confirmed cases of Zika have been recorded in the Bahamas. Twenty three (23) on the island of New Providence, one (1) on the island of Bimini and one (1) on the island of Eleuthera. All cases sought medical attention after having symptoms suggestive of Zika virus infection. All patients have been treated for associated symptoms and are doing well. Based on the histories received from the cases it has been determined that there is a mix of travel associated and local transmission.
The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that as of 14th November, 2016 twenty four (24) confirmed cases of Zika have been recorded in the Bahamas. Twenty two (22) on the island of New Providence, one (1) on the island of Bimini and one (1) on the island of Eleuthera. All cases sought medical attention after having symptoms suggestive of Zika virus infection. All patients have been treated for associated symptoms and are doing well. Based on the histories received from the cases it has been determined that there is a mix of travel associated and local transmission.
CHUB CAY, The Berry Islands, The Bahamas -- After viewing the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew on Chub Cay, Minister with responsibility for Hurricane Relief and Restoration the Hon. Shane Gibson pointed out, on October 31, 2016 that Chub Cay’s damage affects residents of North Andros, many of whom are still attempting to restore their lives after the Hurricane's onslaught on that nearby island.
The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that as of 28th October, 2016 eighteen (18) confirmed cases of Zika have been recorded on the island of New Providence. All cases sought medical attention after having symptoms suggestive of Zika virus infection. All patients have been treated for associated symptoms and are doing well. Based on the histories received from the cases it has been determined that there is a mix of travel associated and local transmission.
Authored by: Eric Rose
Source: Bahamas Information Services
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie praised the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), on October 25, 2016, for "another wonderful gesture in support of a disaster and its impact" on The Bahamas, in the form of its donation of $300,000 to Hurricane Matthew damage in the region -- inclusive of direct donations of $100,000 to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Bahamas Red Cross, respectively.
By Eric Rose
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie told the House of Assembly, on October 19, 2016, that the losses to The Bahamas from Hurricanes Matthew and Joaquin could total hundreds of millions of dollars.
"Up to the present time, we were indicating that Hurricane Joaquin was over $100 million in cost," Prime Minister Christie said. "The Ministry of Finance is projecting $200 million as the cost for Hurricane Joaquin.
The Ministry of Works & Urban Development announces that as of 6:00pm today (10th October 2016), all roads in New Providence have been made passable. Hurricane Matthew, left The Bahamas as a Category 4 hurricane, leaving a trail of devastation in New Providence with most roads impassable. In advance of the event, my Ministry busied itself preparing our transport infrastructure to withstand the onslaught by trimming overhanging branches, clearing drains, and strategically placing heavy equipment to allow immediate post-hurricane clearing operations.