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Andros warned: ‘Worst is yet to come’

As the eye of Hurricane Matthew gives Andros temporary reprieve, some residents have taken to the streets, despite authorities urging them to remain indoors, according to island senior administrator Ivan Ferguson. The inner eye wall is the most dangerous part of the storm, which remains at a Category 3 packing winds in excess of 125 miles per hour. As of ...

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Man shot dead as Hurricane Matthew approaches

A man was shot dead on Carew Street, off Montrose Avenue, around 10:45 tonight, according to authorities. Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean said details on the shooting were limited, but police were investigating. The killing comes as New Providence prepares for the impact of Hurricane Matthew, a Category 3 storm, which pounded the south east islands this evening. There ...

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Bahamian students asked to evacuate Florida university

Bahamian students studying at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) in Daytona Beach, Florida, were among those asked to evacuate the school’s campus as Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit Florida by Friday morning. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration issued a statement responding to queries from parents and students after the evacuation warning was reported on The Weather Channel earlier today. ...

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PMH: Only elderly should be brought to A&E

Only senior citizens with medical emergencies should be brought to the Princess Margaret Hospital’s (PMH) Accident and Emergency (A&E) facilities according to the hospital. In its latest statement around 8 p.m., PMH said, “All stable senior citizens in need of care or other assistance are asked to report to the area shelters designated through social services.” In a previous statement, ...

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New Providence plunged into darkeness

New Providence was plunged into darkness after a “flash of light and a loud bang” was observed around 10 p.m. in the Blue Hill Road South area before the power “suddenly” went offline. Officials do not know the cause of the outage, but were investigating. Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Director of Public Relations Arnette Ingraham said nearly 80 percent ...

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Rum Cay faring well

According to Jose Harding of Port Nelson, Rum Cay, residents are faring well so far despite losing power at about 3:30 p.m. today. Harding, who spoke to The Guardian around 7 p.m. said, winds were reportedly 75 miles per hour, but felt a lot stronger. “The weather wasn’t so bad, this is like the worst of it right now,” Harding ...

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Exuma in darkness as storm rages

Exuma is in darkness as Hurricane Matthew pounds its settlements but with little visibility on the island officials have been unable to report on damage. Island Administrator Neil Campbell told The Nassau Guardian around 8 p.m. the wind was howling, but visibility was next to zero. “We are under the gun now and there is a lot of wind,” said ...

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Controlled shut downs by 11:30 p.m.

As weather conditions deteriorate on New Providence, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) foreshadows conducting controlled power shut downs across the island, beginning at approximately 11:30 p.m. According to the power company, once winds reach approximately 40 miles per hour areas including Seabreeze, South Beach Estates, Sans Souci, Skyline Heights, Sanford Drive, Imperial Park, Grove West Bay Street, Orange Hill, and ...

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Christie urges evacuations

As the potentially catastrophic Hurricane Matthew started its approach toward The Bahamas, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday urged residents on the southern coast of all islands to consider evacuating to higher ground. “The best advice that I have received is that if you live on the southern coast of any of our islands, including New Providence, I’m advised that you ...

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