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HURRICANE JOAQUIN: NEMA sends another assessment team to Acklins, Crooked Island

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) sent another assessment team to the hurricane-ravaged areas of Acklins and Crooked Island on Tuesday.

Veteran pilot and student unscathed after small plane crashes in Grand Bahama

A PILOT and student pilot on a training flight on Tuesday morning were able to walk away unscathed after ditching their small plane in shallow waters off Grand Bahama.

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UPDATES - How to help: guide to the relief efforts following Joaquin

A NUMBER of relief efforts have been launched around The Bahamas to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Joaquin. The Tribune here lists some of the efforts in the community, along with where you can drop off donations and how you can help through volunteering or financial donations.

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Anger over Minnis advice on donations

FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday called for persons donating to Hurricane Joaquin relief efforts to make all donations to the Bahamas Red Cross Society and its verified partners.

Donations pour in to Save our South

“THE Furniture Plus warehouse was empty last night, and look at it now. It’s filled to capacity for tomorrow for thousands of pounds of supplies to be flown out to those in such dire need.”

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‘I cried out to god and prepared to die’

ANITA Collie Pratt “cried out to God” and then prepared herself to die inside her home as Hurricane Joaquin relentlessly beat down on Acklins, leaving a path of destruction. And just as she had accepted this fate, Ms Pratt heard knocks on her door from three rescuers who had to wade through chest high water to remove her from the submerged home.

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46 evacuated from Crooked Island

NEARLY 50 residents from Crooked Island were last night evacuated from that island’s most devastated settlements in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin, which has left many areas underwater and families homeless.

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BEC: Restoring power to devastated areas to take time

BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation officials are still working to restore electricity supplies to those southern islands hardest hit by Hurricane Joaquin late last week.

Free communication to Inagua, Ragged Island and Long Island

RESIDENTS in some of the islands ravaged by Hurricane Joaquin are able to communicate with the outside world again after the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) initiated communications centres in Ragged Island, Inagua and Clarence Town, Long Island, yesterday, allowing them to make telephone calls and send emails free of charge.

Full report on impact to Long Island expected today

A FULL report on the “devastation” Hurricane Joaquin brought to Long Island is expected today, the area’s MP Loretta Butler-Turner said yesterday.

Defence Force marines in action on islands

ROYAL Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines have been dispatched to help those in urgent need on Family Islands that were severely affected by Hurricane Joaquin.

Grand Bahama launches relief effort

GRAND Bahama Minister Dr Michael Darville announced yesterday that a working committee has been officially formed to organise and co-ordinate hurricane relief efforts on Grand Bahama for the central and southern Bahamas that were affected by Hurricane Joaquin.

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Trial for murder of Kurt McCartney delayed again

THE murder trial into the shooting death of businessman Kurt McCartney will now be heard in November, after a second consecutive delay.

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Officer tells of accused’s testimony over murder of tourist

THREE men allegedly told police of their direct involvement or lack thereof in the events that led up to the fatal shooting of an American tourist, a jury heard yesterday in the Supreme Court.

Tributes paid to Alexander Maillis after death, aged 99

BEREAVED relatives are determined to celebrate the rich legacy of renowned Greek-Bahamian patriarch Alexander Maillis following his death over the weekend.