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St. George’s Preparatory Students Give Back

St. George’s Preparatory Students Give Back

[Written by Vejay Steede] For the students of the St. George’s Preparatory School [SGPS], this week has been about much more than getting back to school. An initiative was presented to them at their first assembly on Tuesday morning. P6 Teacher, Social Studies Teacher Leader, and resident Good Samaritan, Tamara Sukdeo, told the school about the recent... Read more of this article

Bahamas PM: “We Are A Nation In Mourning”

Bahamas PM: “We Are A Nation In Mourning”

“We are a nation in mourning,” said Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis as he reflected on the catastrophic devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian. “Dorian flattened homes after it made landfall September 1, killing at least 50 people, officials said. The death toll is expected to go up as search and rescue crews scour the ruins... Read more of this article

BIU Launch Fundraising Drive To Help Bahamas

BIU Launch Fundraising Drive To Help Bahamas

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] launched a fundraising drive to assist the Bahamas, which has been devastated by Hurricane Dorian and is in urgent need of assistance. The latest reports from the international media state, “Bahamas emergency services have listed 2,500 people as missing after Hurricane Dorian struck the islands last week. This... Read more of this article

“The Ship’s Capacity Has Been Reached”

“The Ship’s Capacity Has Been Reached”

After an outpouring of support for the Bahamas, the Government is reminding people to not send any more items, as “the ship’s capacity has been reached and we cannot accept any more goods.” A Government spokesperson said, “As a reminder, please do not send any more goods to the Hamilton Seventh Day Adventist Church. The ship’s... Read more of this article

Relief Ship Full, No More Donations Needed

Relief Ship Full, No More Donations Needed

[Updated - ship is full, no more in person donations sought]   Locals have answered the call for donations to help the Bahamas, with a steady flow of items being dropped off at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on King Street all day, as people step up to assist our fellow islanders. The Bahamas was slammed by a Category 5 hurricane, causing catastrophic... Read more of this article

Donations Toward Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund

Donations Toward Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund

Saying they have received “requests from many individuals, businesses and organizations enquiring how to go about donating towards the Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund,” the Government has provided information for those that wish to donate to assist the Bahamas, who have sustained severe damage from a Category 5 Hurricane. A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

Officials Confirm: 20 People Killed In Bahamas

Officials Confirm: 20 People Killed In Bahamas

International media are now reporting the very sad news that officials have confirmed that 20 people have died in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian, with the total expected to rise as search efforts continue. “Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands has confirmed that the death toll from Hurricane Dorian now stands at 20 – as for 6pm. There were... Read more of this article

BELCO Ready To Assist Restoration In Bahamas

BELCO Ready To Assist Restoration In Bahamas

BELCO has confirmed that they are “on standby to send crews to assist in restoring power to The Bahamas Islands affected by Category 5 Hurricane Dorian.” “When it became clear that Hurricane Dorian would impact The Bahamas Islands, BELCO management reached out to their partners in the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation... Read more of this article

Premier Offers Sympathy, Support To Bahamas

Premier Offers Sympathy, Support To Bahamas

Following the catastrophic damage in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian, Premier David Burt extended sympathies to the people of the Bahamas, and said he has reached out to the Bahamian Prime Minister to offer support. Premier David Burt said, “On behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to our neighbours... Read more of this article

Red Cross Launch Appeal To Help The Bahamas

Red Cross Launch Appeal To Help The Bahamas

The Bermuda Red Cross has launched an appeal to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian, which slammed the Bahamas leaving at least 5 people dead and causing catastrophic damage. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Red Cross has launched an appeal for those affected by Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest hurricanes on record in the Atlantic Ocean. “This... Read more of this article

At Least Five Dead As Hurricane Slams Bahamas

At Least Five Dead As Hurricane Slams Bahamas

In absolutely devastating news from the Bahamas, the Bahamian and international media are now reporting that “at least 5 people are dead after Hurricane Dorian’s catastrophic assault on the Bahamas.” “Prime Minister, the most Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, has confirmed five deaths in Abaco,” the ZNS Bahamas news service tweeted. “Dorian,... Read more of this article

Jamaica Bank Stops Exchanging Bermuda Dollar

Jamaica Bank Stops Exchanging Bermuda Dollar

The Bank of Jamaica has advised that it will no longer exchange Bermuda dollars at its banking counter as it “has been unable to repatriate this particular foreign currency.” This is according to a statement on the bank’s website, which said, “Bank of Jamaica wishes to advise that effective 26 August 2019, it will no longer exchange... Read more of this article

Dr Worrell Suggests Caribbean Move To US Dollar

Dr Worrell Suggests Caribbean Move To US Dollar

A leading Caribbean economist has suggested that the islands “permanently retire” their currencies, and move to the US dollar. “Caribbean currencies served a crucial purpose when they were first introduced, but they have now become a nuisance in today’s digitised world”, Barbados-born economist Dr. DeLisle Worrell said, adding... Read more of this article