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$90,000 aid handout

THE National Emergency Management Agency has now issued more than $90,000 in financial assistance to Ragged Island households in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma last year. Last month, NEMA director, Captain Stephen Russell, and

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Vital Ragged Island facilities to be rebuilt

NATIONAL Emergency Management Agency Director Captain Stephen Russell yesterday said the Ministry of Works should shortly be approving plans to rebuild key government infrastructure such as a police station, clinic, and island administrator’s office in Ragged Island.

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$500,000 spent on evacuation, repatriation this hurricane season

HALF-a-million dollars have been spent on evacuation and repatriation exercises so far this hurricane season, National Emergency Management Agency head Captain Stephen Russell said Friday.

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Evacuees' safety a top priority

WHILE various government agencies have already started to assess Hurricane Irma’s damage in the southern Bahamas, it is still too early to put a price tag on the devastation caused by the monster storm, National Emergency Management Agency Director Captain Stephen Russell said.

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'We brought evacuees here - we'll get them back home'

THE Bahamas government is footing the costs associated with returning all evacuees from Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Island to their respective homes, National Emergency Management Agency Director Captain Stephen Russell has said.

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Hurricane season expected to be above average

FORECASTERS are predicting an active 2016 storm season in the Atlantic region, with as many as eight hurricanes forming, of which three are projected to be major storms.

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Govt ‘still considering’ relocating some homes damaged in hurricane

NATIONAL Emergency Management Agency Director Captain Stephen Russell said the government is still considering relocating some of the homes destroyed by Hurricane Joaquin last month.

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NEMA: No one denied supplies on Acklins

STEPHEN Russell, director of the National Emergency Management Agency, said yesterday that all structures and homes on Acklins in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin have been assessed and quantities of building materials assigned for distribution to residents accordingly.


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