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A Bahamas flag flies tied to a sapling, amidst the rubble left by Hurricane Dorian in Abaco in September. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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$1.8bn promises: Disaster relief pledges total up by $300m

THE Disaster Reconstruction Authority now says that grants and in-kind services raised during the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference amounted to $1.8bn, but only $364,000 was in actual cash and deposits. Following the January conference, officials said donors had pledged $1.5bn in funding and other services.

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Every day, life is still a struggle for the people of Abaco

FOR Abaco residents who are trying to regroup after Hurricane Dorian, many are questioning when their lives will return to normal. Nearly six months after the Category Five storm hit the island, debris still extends for kilometres in some parts of th

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Storm victims are finding it hard to get help

ABACO residents who were forced to relocate to New Providence after Hurricane Dorian destroyed their homes said they are frustrated with the difficult process storm victims have to go through to receive assistance from the government.One victim, who

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Abaco's 'total eclipse' on 10,000 home jobs

An ex-Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) president yesterday predicted a rebuilt Abaco will "totally eclipse" its pre-Dorian look with up to 10,000 jobs created by the Government's 400 homes plan alone.

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Body found in Abaco brings Dorian death toll to 70

POLICE in Abaco have recovered the remains of one unidentified body in the Mudd, bringing the official death toll to 70 post Hurricane Dorian.

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Dorian leaves 3,000 homes ‘uninhabitable’

Hurricane Dorian left almost 3,000 homes “uninhabitable”, a newly-released report has revealed, as it inflicted $1.487bn worth of damage on the housing sector in Abaco and Grand Bahama.

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Dorian damages bill soars to $3.4 billion

THE cost of Hurricane Dorian’s impact on the Bahamas is $3.4bn, more than a quarter of the country’s GDP, according to the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Insurers: Dorian losses increase to $1.5bn-$2bn

Estimates for Hurricane Dorian’s total insured losses were yesterday said to have increased to between $1.5bn to $2bn as the entire Bahamian industry was removed from international “review”. Anton Saunders, RoyalStar Assurance’s managing director, t

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Smithsonian to help recover damaged artefacts

THE Bahamas has linked up with the Smithsonian Institute to rescue and recover items of cultural importance on Abaco and Grand Bahama after Hurricane Dorian.

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Doctors Hospital providing free therapy for those impacted by Dorian

IN an effort to provide mental health support in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Doctors Hospital is offering free therapy sessions for persons who were impacted by the Category Five storm.

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Suicide risk among Dorian’s survivors

HEALTH officials are concerned post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression could be affecting a large number of Hurricane Dorian victims from Abaco and Grand Bahama.

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Dorian missing confirmed - 282

A DAY after Social Services Minister Frankie Campbell said 1,208 are still unaccounted for following Hurricane Dorian, National Security Minister Marvin Dames clarified that police have reports of just 282 people still being missing.

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Major damage to 51 percent of assessed residences in Abaco

FIFTY ONE percent of residences in assessed Abaco communities sustained major damage from Hurricane Dorian, with nearly half of them not salvageable, Works Director Melanie Roach said on Friday.


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