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DNA urges unity in aftermath of Joaquin

Noting that there appeared to be lapses in storm preparation due to the unpredictable and fast-forming nature of Hurricane Joaquin, Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney yesterday said he agreed with Prime Minister Perry Christie’s assessment of the run-up to the storm as a “teachable moment”, but urged Bahamians to focus on relief efforts rather than assigning blame at ...

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WSC’s emergency response to the passage of Hurricane Joaquin

The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) wishes to provide the following update to its customers and the general public following the passage of Hurricane Joaquin. On Sunday, October 4, WSC with the assistance of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) dispatched emergency assessment and system recovery teams to the following islands and they have provided the updates outlined. San Salvador ...

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Trial delayed for four accused in McCartney murder

The trial of the persons whom prosecutors believe are responsible for the 2013 murder of pharmacist Kurt McCartney was yesterday adjourned until next month. Prosecutors say Okell Farrington, Throne Edwards, Sumya Ingraham and Lyndera Curry murdered McCartney during an armed robbery at Gambier Village on October 24. Businessman Terry Delancy, the owner of Virgo Car Rental, is accused of being ...

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Man on trial ‘apologized’ for murder

A man on trial for the murder of a 76-year-old woman allegedly apologized for his actions during an interview with police, a Supreme Court jury heard yesterday. Omar Miller Jr. is on trial for the October 26, 2012 murder of Viola Sands. He has denied the charge at his trial before Justice Bernard Turner. Sands was in her bed when ...

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MISERY

A 40-year-old mother of two said as Hurricane Joaquin battered her home on Friday morning, she was faced with two equally terrifying choices: Stay in that house that was being ripped apart or run into the elements with her two young children. The South Long Island resident told The Guardian yesterday that she and her kids decided to run for ...

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Amid disaster, a spirit of resilience

As Captain Andrew Malone flew his six-seater plane over Hamilton, Long Island yesterday, waves from several vaguely visible figures on a truck outside a home surrounded by several feet of water gave him a “sense of relief” after days of trepidation about his relatives’ well-being. “I had not heard from [my sister] since midnight on Thursday, so it was a relief ...

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A tiny island with a tale of terror

Brian McKay rode out Hurricane Joaquin in the back seat of an old Nissan Pathfinder. McKay, like many residents on Rum Cay, sat and waited as 140-mile-per-hour winds ripped through their homes and storm surges poured in. “I was in the house, and the wind was blowing and I could see stuff was flying horizontally outside,” McKay told The Guardian ...

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Man reportedly stoned, another shot to death

A man died in Gamble Heights on Saturday morning, reportedly after he was stoned, police said. Police also reported another man was shot to death off Shirley Street on Friday night. Regarding the Gamble Heights murder, Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle said police got a call shortly before 9 a.m. about a body found in bushes. Officers responded and found the ...

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Devastated

The powerful Hurricane Joaquin moved away from The Bahamas as it was downgraded last night, but not without leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Packing winds up to 140 miles per hour at its strongest point so far, the system churned over several islands in the central and southern Bahamas for most of yesterday as the dangerous category ...

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Devastated

The powerful Hurricane Joaquin moved away from The Bahamas as it was downgraded last night, but not without leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Packing winds up to 140 miles per hour at its strongest point so far, the system churned over several islands in the central and southern Bahamas for most of yesterday as the dangerous category ...

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