Hashtag: #HurricaneDorian

$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

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

Premier Meets Bahamian-Bermuda Association

Premier Meets Bahamian-Bermuda Association

Premier David Burt met yesterday [Sept 5] with the Bahamian-Bermuda Association coordinating committee, for the Northern Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund. This committee has established a Registered Charity [designated account] to facilitate their fundraising initiative and met with the Premier to discuss plans to further assist this humanitarian effort.... Read more of this article

Ship To Carry Donations To The Bahamas

Ship To Carry Donations To The Bahamas

[Updated] Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is holding a press conference today [Sept 6] on “disaster relief efforts for the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian,” which slammed the islands as a powerful Category 5, causing at least 30 deaths and catastrophic damage. Bermuda companies and residents have already started to assist, with... Read more of this article

Colonial Mobilising To Help Hurricane Victims

Colonial Mobilising To Help Hurricane Victims

The Colonial Group International said they are “closely monitoring the impact of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas and positioning staff and resources to help people in need. “The hurricane is clearly a massive catastrophe for the Bahamas, particularly for the residents of Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands, which were subjected to the worst... Read more of this article

‘Extremely Heartbreaking’ And ‘Devastating’

‘Extremely Heartbreaking’ And ‘Devastating’

[Written by Don Burgess] Water from Hurricane Dorian is receding, but the full amount of devastation to The Bahamas is yet to be counted. The death toll is now at 30, and officials said that could increase as the search effort continues. Nearly half the people on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama are without homes. The hurricane brought 30 inches... Read more of this article

Bacardi Pledges $1 Million To Help The Bahamas

Bacardi Pledges $1 Million To Help The Bahamas

Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian on The Bahamas, Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi Limited and the Bacardí family committed to donating $1 million in cash and other assistance to the disaster relief and recovery efforts. “Bacardi will collaborate with non-profit partners and the Bahamian government to ensure that this cash donation... Read more of this article