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Police quiz more in DRA investigation

POLICE officers from New Providence visited Grand Bahama last week to interview a number of Disaster Reconstruction Authority employees as part of a criminal investigation.

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Former DRA chairman says ‘records can be easily found’

THE former chairman of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) said when he was involved in the entity, officials tried as best they could to keep sufficient records.

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Work on Abaco shelter to start this month

DISASTER Reconstruction Authority officials revealed yesterday that major construction on the Abaco community centre and hurricane shelter will begin this month, lasting throughout 2023.

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Disaster Reconstruction Authority to merge with NEMA

THE Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will merge under a new agency that “will manage all aspects” of disaster preparedness, DRA Executive Chairman Alex Storr revealed yesterday.

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1,200 more hurricane victims have asked govt for help

AN additional 1,200 hurricane victims have sought assistance from government according to Myles Laroda, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister.

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Disaster Reconstruction Authority set for forensic audit after 'gross incompetence'

DISASTER Reconstruction Authority Executive Chairman Alex Storr said UHY Bain & Associates, an accounting firm, will forensically audit the authority after an operational review found many signs of mismanagement.

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‘I’ve nothing to fear from DRA auditors’

TYCOON Waste Management Company’s Ed Curling was on the defensive yesterday as he issued a full-throated rejection of claims that the work he did to clean up portions of Grand Bahama was overpriced and not up to standard.

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'Red flags’ raised on recovery work

THE Disaster Reconstruction Authority is in the process of investigating several contracts that were issued to manage debris management sites in Abaco and Grand Bahama after “red flags” were detected from comparisons between the large sums of money paid out and the work that was actually done.


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