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EY Donates $200K To Hurricane Dorian Relief

EY Donates $200K To Hurricane Dorian Relief

EY today announced a $200,000 donation to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. Leadership of the EY region of the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands will donate $100,000, with EY Americas matching the donation, to The Bahamas National Emergency Management Authority [NEMA]. “This is an extraordinarily difficult time... Read more of this article

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

TS Humberto “Not A Threat At This Time”

TS Humberto “Not A Threat At This Time”

On the heels of devastating Hurricane Dorian, areas of the Bahamas are now [Sept 14] being affected by Tropical Storm Humberto with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph according to the National Hurricane Center. The Bermuda Weather Service says the “closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs [3 days] is forecast to be 490 nm to the WSW,... 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

HMS Protector Arrives In The Bahamas

HMS Protector Arrives In The Bahamas

The HMS Protector has arrived in the Bahamas and will berth in Nassau to deliver Bermudian aid this afternoon [Sept 12] following the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian. A Twitter account for the vessel tweeted the photo below, saying, “New dawn Bahamas. The HMS Protector has arrived in the Bahamas and will berth in Nassau to deliver Bermudian... 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

$100,000 Donated To Red Cross For Bahamas

$100,000 Donated To Red Cross For Bahamas

The Bermuda Red Cross has collected over $100,000 so far after launching an appeal to aid the Bahamas after they sustained catastrophic damage from Hurricane Dorian. A spokesperson said, “On September 3rd we launched an appeal to the residents of Bermuda to aid those devastated by Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest hurricanes on record in the... Read more of this article

Western Union Waives Bahamas Transaction Fee

Western Union Waives Bahamas Transaction Fee

Western Union will provide zero-fee transactions at most Western Union retail agent locations to The Bahamas, from September 9 until September 16, 2019. A spokesperson said, “Today, Western Union – a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, and the Western Union Foundation announced a multi-faceted response... Read more of this article

Video: Time Lapse Of Donations Being Loaded

Video: Time Lapse Of Donations Being Loaded

Bermuda volunteers and the Royal Navy combined forces to transport and load tonnes of aid onto the HMS Protector on Sunday, after people showed an outpouring of support for the hurricane ravaged Bahamas. After a call was made on Friday for people to donate items for the Bahamas, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church on King Street was filled with new items,... Read more of this article

Estimated Insured Losses For Hurricane Dorian

Estimated Insured Losses For Hurricane Dorian

AIR Worldwide estimates insured losses for Hurricane Dorian in the Caribbean will be between $1.5 billion to $3 billion. The company said, “Due to Dorian’s track, much of the Caribbean experienced little or no damage outside of the Bahamas. However, in the Bahamas, Grand Bahama and Abaco Island were devastated by Hurricane Dorian; buildings... Read more of this article

‘The Spirit Of This Island Is Just Amazing’

‘The Spirit Of This Island Is Just Amazing’

Within two days of launching an appeal for donations to assist the Bahamas, a Royal Navy ship is set to be filled to capacity, as people showed an outpouring of support for the Bahamas, which has sustained catastrophic damage from a category 5 hurricane. People from all walks of life rushed to make their donations, and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church... Read more of this article

Tonnes Of Donations Loaded Onto Ship

Tonnes Of Donations Loaded Onto Ship

Tonnes of emergency aid supplies were loaded on board a Royal Navy ship bound for the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, with local truckers volunteering their time to transport the goods, after the massive outpouring of support from the public, who donated so much it filled the ship to capacity. HMS Protector, the Navy’s Antarctic patrol ship, will stop... 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