RELIEF and recovery efforts are “coming along pretty good” in North Andros in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, with government officials yesterday claiming that a sense of “normalcy” is finally beginning to return to residents of the battered community.
SEEKING to quell public outrage over the suggestion of a hurricane tax, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday insisted that there are other alternatives yet to be discussed as the government mulls over how it will fund Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.
THE Courtyard by Marriott hotel yesterday presented Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis with a donation of hurricane relief supplies, to be distributed in the coming weeks by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in areas ravaged by Hurricane Matthew.
BTC announced yesterday that it will issue a credit to landline customers whose service was impacted by Hurricane Matthew as it outlined an aggressive agenda to restore services.
THE Pointe, through its parent company China Construction America (CCA), has made a $100,000 donation to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to help ongoing for hurricane relief efforts.
The Smith’s Point/Taino Beach area suffered severe beach and coastal erosion with the passage of Hurricane Matthew, but proprietors in the area are working diligently to restore the area and reopen for business by November.
THE first phase of development on The Pointe in downtown Nassau has been completed, with the official opening of the seven-storey, 900 space parking garage.
SAINT Mary’s University and the Ministry of Education have announced a renewable four-year scholarship aimed at deserving Bahamian Grade 12 public high school students. It is the only Bahamian scholarship of its type with a Canadian university.
COLLEGE of the Bahamas officials yesterday inked a contract with a local investment management firm for the construction of a near $100m, 1,000 bed on-campus residential hall, something officials said is a “major tool” in helping to further augment the college’s transition to university status.
AN application to subpoena Prime Minister Perry Christie to give evidence in committal proceedings against Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard in Supreme Court will now be heard next month.
COMMITTAL proceedings against two lawyers who accused a Supreme Court judge of bias will now be heard in December.
TWO remaining defendants awaiting trial in connection with the robbery of Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis’ home nearly three years ago appeared in Supreme Court for a status hearing on their case yesterday.
BAHAMAS Sport Fishing Network (BSFN) is reporting a first for one young fisherman, with 11-year-old Mason Baker spearing his first Grouper this week, as fishing in The Bahamas has been slow to get back after Hurricane Matthew.
REPAIRS to the country’s three main public healthcare institutions in the wake of Hurricane Matthew will cost more than $700,000, Public Hospitals Authority Managing Director Herbert Brown said yesterday.
THERE have been no additional confirmed cases of the Zika virus in New Providence in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, with a senior health official claiming there have been fewer reports of mosquito bites in the wake of the category four storm.