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Sawyer’s reopens three months after Dorian

FULLY STOCKED – Shoppers had their pick of fresh fruits and crisp produce during the reopening of Sawyer’s Fresh Market, Monday morning. (PHOTOS: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Sawyer’s Fresh Market officially reopened its doors Monday (December 2) morning, after the store and its adjacent warehouses were severely damaged due to record level flooding because of Hurricane Dorian in early September. A team from this daily visited the supermarket, where several excited, returning customers were shopping and being greeted by employees.  Sawyer’s Store…
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Exigency Order extended to end of the year

Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest, Minister of Finance.

The current Bahamas Customs Hurricane Dorian Exigency Order has been extended to the end of the year – December 31, 2019.  Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest, Minister of Finance recently made the announcement, which is expected to give business owners and residents that were impacted because of Hurricane Dorian, additional time to secure much-needed…
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GBCC Chief: Time for Govt to take control of airport operations

HURRICANE DAMAGE – The GB International and Domestic Terminals were severely damaged as a result historic flood levels, due to Hurricane Dorian. (PHOTO: TFN FILE)

“There is a need for critical and regular updates from the Grand Bahama Port Authority’s (GBPA) City Manager on the airport and on water conditions,” said President of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC), Greg Laroda. As it relates to the airport, Laroda said, updates are requested for the temporary and long-term resumption to…
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Count in shelters close to 600

Almost 600 residents are still in shelters, according to the latest update from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). A recent report from NEMA disclosed that there are presently 585 persons registered and occupying shelters in New Providence, in the aftermath of the devastating and fatal Hurricane Dorian. In Grand Bahama, displaced persons without fixed…
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