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Acting Prime Minister Cooper leads assessment team to review the impact of Hurricane Fiona

MAYAGUANA, The Bahamas — Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. I. Chester Cooper visited Mayaguana, September 21, 2022 for assessment of the impact of Hurricane Fiona on that island. Also part of the NEMA team in Mayaguana were Minister Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of State Myles LaRoda, Minister Clay Sweeting, NEMA Director Captain Stephen Russell, Permanent Secretary Carl Smith, and officials. The hurricane response assessment group made a prior stop in Exuma and received evacuees from Mayaguana who were returning home. The group met with residents, and visited Betsy Bay Dock, Betsy Bay Reverse Osmosis Plant, and Abraham’s Bay High School.

Minister of State LaRoda makes assessment of impacts of Hurricane Fiona on Mayaguana

NASSAU, Bahamas — Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response, the Hon. Myles K. LaRoda, along with a contingent  of Government Ministers, Senior Government Officials, Disaster Managers and Planners, Damage Assessment personnel, and personnel from the Ministry of Works, Bahamas Power and Light, the Department of Social Services and the Royal. Bahamas Defence Force, departed New Providence Wednesday morning for Mayaguana to conduct first-hand assessments of the impacts of Tropical Storm-Force winds associated with Hurricane Fiona on Mayaguana. State-Minister LaRoda was joined by Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources with responsibility for Local Government, the Hon. Clay Sweeting; Mr. Basil McIn...

Senior citizens evacuated from Mayaguana to Exuma ahead of conditions associated Hurricane Fiona

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Ten Senior Citizens were evacuated from Mayaguana to Exuma early Tuesday morning (September 20) as a precautionary measure ahead of expected Tropical Storm conditions associated with Hurricane Fiona. Residents in the southeast Bahamas, particularly those on Inagua and Mayaguana, were forecast by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology to experience minimal Tropical Storm Conditions through the day Tuesday.  This was anticipated to include gusty winds, heavy rains and localized flooding. The group was received at the George Town Airport by Administrator Ms. Cristian Palacious and her team, and subsequently transported to accommodations that had been pre-arranged. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for the islands of the Southeast Bahamas, including Inag...