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$20 million estimated for MOE Hurricane Dorian Relief Budget

REPAIRS HAVE BEGUN – Immediately following Hurricane Dorian local and international volunteers began removing storm surge damaged equipment and furniture from Maurice Moore Primary School. The school was assigned as a shelter; however, residents were forced to vacate the premises after flood waters began rising at an unprecedented level. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Ministry of Education’s Hurricane Dorian Relief Budget now stands at an estimated $20 million, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis told colleagues in the House of Assembly yesterday. In his second post-Hurricane Dorian update since the storm hit Abaco and Grand Bahama in early September, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction, Wednesday (October 9)…
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Mission ongoing for residents unaccounted for since Hurricane Dorian

SEARCH AND RECOVERY – A joint search and recovery effort between members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Grand Bahama District and international agencies continue throughout the eastern end of the island, in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Reports of persons unaccounted for continue to be filed with police. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Widespread speculation in Grand Bahama since Hurricane Dorian’s deadly impact has been that hundreds of residents are missing, particularly in East Grand Bahama, since the storm’s landfall in the early days of September. However, on Monday (October 7) senior law enforcement agents revealed officially, to date, only some 30-plus people remain unaccounted for locally.  As…
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UB students return to classes

BACK IN CLASS – University of The Bahamas students returned to classes, following Hurricane Dorian. The storm destroyed a major portion of the campus, forcing officials to secure alternative premises. Students are pictured during class section at BMES.(PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Despite University of The Bahamas Northern Campus experiencing tremendous damage, the institution’s officials say they remain committed to providing quality tertiary education to their students.  UB North’s facility, which is located on Grand Bahama Highway, East Grand Bahama, was completely devastated as Hurricane Dorian pounded the eastern end of the island.  However, officials moved quickly…
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No definite date for govt. schools opening

NO DEFINITE DATE – Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd said that it will take an estimated $2 million to return government operated schools that have been damaged, as a result of Hurricane Dorian up to par. The minister was in Grand Bahama two weeks ago to tour schools and assess damages to buildings due to the storm. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd estimated that it will take $2 million to bring government operated schools that were damaged during Hurricane Dorian up to par.  Lloyd added that East End, Grand Bahama is not included in that figure. Hugh Campbell and Maurice Moore Primary Schools, in particular, had major damages, due to record breaking…
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