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16 Sep 2017 description

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.

14 Sep 2017 description

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.

13 Sep 2017 description

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.

07 Sep 2017 description

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.

31 May 2017 description

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.

31 May 2017 description

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.

08 May 2017 description

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.

15 Mar 2017 description

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.

07 Dec 2016 description

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.

16 Nov 2016 description

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.

02 Nov 2016 description

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.

29 Oct 2016 description

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.

26 Oct 2016 description

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.

21 Oct 2016 description

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.

13 Oct 2016 description

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.

13 Oct 2016 description

NASSAU, The Bahamas - The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has embarked on a door-to-door exercise distributing tarpaulin to residents in New Providence, whose homes suffered roof damage during the passage of the powerful Hurricane Matthew.

13 Oct 2016 description

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Rt Hon Perry Christie, Prime Minister, is facilitating the Prime Minister of Dominica the Hon Roosevelt Skerrit on a tour of Hurricane Matthew-ravaged areas in Andros and Grand Bahama.

Prime Minister Christie is accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon Fred Mitchell, the Hon Shane Gibson, the Minister of Labour and National Insurance and the National Hurricane Coordinator; The Hon Picewell Forbes, Bahamas High Commissioner to CARICOM, Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA, other Cabinet Ministers, officials and members of the media.

04 Oct 2016 description

National Emergency Management Agency

Public Notice

Published Date : October 3, 2016

NASSAU, The Bahamas - ALERT #16 ON HURRICANE MATTHEW ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016 AT 3pm today.

DANGEROUS HURRICANE MATTHEW MOVING NORTHWARD; LIFE-THREATENING RAIN, WIND, AND STORM SURGE TO PORTIONS OF HAITI.

04 Oct 2016 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that as of 3rd October, 2016 seventeen (17) 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.

26 Sep 2016 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that as of 26th September, 2016 fourteen (14) 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.