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Tropical storm warning discontinued

The government has discontinued a tropical storm warning as Humberto moves away from the Bahamas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Humberto is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday night or early Monday, but it won't threaten land by the time it intensifies to that strength.

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Haitian community forms group to assist relief efforts

IN the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, prominent members of the Haitian community have formed the United Haitian Community Front to assist with relief efforts in the wake of the catastrophic storm.

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Registration of displaced students will continue until mid-October

THE registration of 10,000 displaced students from Abaco and Grand Bahama will continue until mid-October, National Emergency Management Agency spokesperson Carl Smith said Friday.

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Frustration as displaced students try to register

PARENTS and guardians of evacuated children from Abaco and Grand Bahama have expressed their frustration with the school registration exercise held at the National Stadium yesterday. Their complaints included long wait times and a lack of transparen

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Insurance payouts for Abacos could be $600m

COMPLETE restoration in Abaco will take a “massive” effort, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has said, adding insurance payouts in the hurricane devastated islands could be between $500m-$600m.While Mr Ingraham told reporters he did not know how

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Sweeting's Cay in ruins - but residents determined

THE once picturesque island of Sweeting’s Cay is in total ruins but the more than a dozen remaining residents – who survived the fury of Dorian for two days – said the worst is behind them and they are determined to stay and rebuild, despite unliveab

Bahamians trying to enter US turned away at airport

SCORES of Bahamian storm victims trying to enter the United States have reportedly been turned away at the Lynden Pindling International Airport. According to The Miami Herald, there is confusion over whether requirements for US travel have also bee

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BPL repair costs after hurricane may be $50m

IT could cost Bahamas Power and Light at least $50m to repair the damage to its infrastructure caused by Hurricane Dorian, according to a well-placed source. And even this figure could be on the low end of the spectrum, the source told this newspaper