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Okay Jose – stay away

WEATHER forecasters said yesterday Hurricane Jose does not currently pose an imminent threat to The Bahamas.

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Devastation left in Irma’s wake

HURRICANE Irma left Duncan Town, Ragged Island in a state of “devastation,” member of Parliament for the island Chester Cooper said yesterday, telling The Tribune the aftermath had left him “heartbroken”.

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Hurricane Irma updates: Weather warning for Freeport

Based on advice from The Meteorological Office, The Ministry of Education announces the following:

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Hurricane Irma updates: All Clear for Southeast Bahamas; Hurricane Warning remains for Northwest, Central Bahamas

NATIONAL Emergency Management Agency Director Captain Stephen Russell said Thursday “we can’t take any chances” with Hurricane Irma, which officials say has reached 500 miles in diameter and remains a vicious category five storm.

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Reports of hurricane damage to Morton Salt compound

AUTHORITIES on the ground in Inagua are working to determine the extent of hurricane damages sustained at the Morton Salt compound.

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BPL gives update on southern islands

At 2pm Bahamas Power and Light issued an update on the situation in the south islands.

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PM warns: Stay indoors and heed all warnings

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis on Friday made his final pleas to residents across the country ahead of Hurricane Irma, urging persons to stay indoors and "heed" all warnings associated with the storm's passage.

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Majority of Bahamas 'will be spared brunt of Irma'

THE majority of the Bahamas will be spared the brunt of Hurricane Irma, according to local Meteorologist Ian McKenzie who said the category storm 4 storm has shifted slightly to the west moving the deadly hurricane away from the Northwest and Central Bahamas.

Shelters - all open from noon Friday.

All remaining emergency shelters opened at 12 noon today, to accommodate residents who might have to evacuate their homes due to severe flooding. The shelters in the Southern Bahamas were activated on Thursday for residents who decided to remain on

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Entire nation under hurricane watch

THE ENTIRE Bahamas was placed under a hurricane warning Thursday as Hurricane Irma hurled toward the southern islands with winds up to 175 miles per hour. In an interview with The Tribune, US Accuweather forecaster Dan Kottlowski, said the centre of

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HURRICANE IRMA UPDATES: BPL announces planned shutdowns

THE EYE of Hurricane Irma is projected to pass directly over the northern tip of Andros Friday night, according to US Accuweather forecaster Dan Kottlowski, who said the "most dangerous side" of the category five storm will pass over New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini and the Berry Islands.

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MP slams 'drastic' move to close outreach centres

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin has taken issue with the government's decision to close Department of Social Services outreach centres Wednesday, claiming the "drastic" move placed "vulnerable" Bahamians in crisis.

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PM: Lives are more important than cost

THE costs associated with the largest hurricane evacuation in the country’s history is “immaterial” when lives are to be preserved, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday as Hurricane Irma draws closer to the southern islands.

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Outpatient, specialty clinics close Friday

THE Public Hospitals Authority has advised that all public out-patient and specialty clinics will be closed as of Friday due to Hurricane Irma.

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Davis: Pay attention to notices on hurricane

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis has urged Bahamians not to take anything for granted as Hurricane Irma approaches and to finalise storm preparations.