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Mandatory evacuations: in perspective

Dear Editor, Mandatory evacuations are a bad idea. Here’s why. Firstly, I think it is a direct move toward a police state; it invites authoritarian tendencies. Secondly, let’s put this into perspective. Hurricanes are traumatic. They evoke statements in reactionary ways. Hurricanes bring people together, yet severely traumatize those closest

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Volunteer and help out

Dear Editor, It’s September 2, 2019 and I can imagine like myself, most Bahamians are in a state of shock from the devastation that this monstrous Hurricane Dorian has done to our beautiful islands. We have encountered hurricanes before, but this brute with winds gusting to 200 miles per

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Poor service standards

Dear Editor, I often hear the noise in the market that Bahamians do not support their own (local businesses) but maybe that’s because Bahamians don’t know how to serve their own. There has been lots of emphasis placed on small business development in The Bahamas recently and

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Coping in the aftermath

In the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Dorian on Abaco and Grand Bahama, the vulnerable population – the elderly, people with mental disorders, children and adolescents, should be closely supervised, with particular attention paid to the elderly and those with mental disorders, for any

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Nassau flooded

Thousands of residents on New Providence were forced to abandon their homes after heavy rainfall associated with the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian caused widespread flooding on the island. The heavy rainfall lashed New Providence Sunday night and Monday morning. Many communities such as Fox Hill,

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The members of The Bahamas’ national women’s team are stuck in Toronto, Canada as their flight back to the country yesterday was cancelled due to the passing of Hurricane Dorian.

Softball team stuck in Toronto

Performance-wise, it was a less than inspiring trip for Team Bahamas at the 2019 Pan American Softball Championships in what is known as “Softball City” - Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, falling to the Dominican Republic (DR) in their placement game on Friday. The women’s national team was shut

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Immigration suspends enforcement

The Immigration Department has suspended enforcement and is now in the “rescue and support mode” in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Director of Immigration Clarence Russell told The Nassau Guardian on Monday, that “those who find themselves in a unique humanitarian position should have no genuine

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Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis speaks to the media at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). FILE

BREAKING | Five dead on Abaco

At least five deaths have been confirmed on Abaco following the passage of Hurricane Dorian, which brought catastrophic winds and destructive flooding to that island yesterday and continued to pound Grand Bahama today, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said today.   “There are questions about fatalities,” he

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