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In an island nation, living in fear of the water – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorIn an island nation, living in fear of the waterChristian Science MonitorIn the Bahamas, 80 percent of the population can't swim, despite the fact that in the nation of 29 islands, you're never far from the ocean. Child...

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Planes, Ships and Guests Return to The Islands of The Bahamas Immediately Following Hurricane Irene

NASSAU, Bahamas, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Irene made its way out of Bahamian waters Thursday evening, Aug. 25. The major tourism areas in Nassau and Grand Bahama Island, as well as most of the other islands have reported limited damage a...

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Storm batters Bahamas, heads for U.S.

Hurricane Irene, the season’s first major hurricane, battered the islands of the Bahamas on Thursday and Friday and was taking aim on the U.S. East Coast.

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Storm batters Bahamas, heads for US – KeysNet

ABC NewsStorm batters Bahamas, heads for USKeysNetHurricane Irene, the season's first major hurricane, battered the islands of the Bahamas on Thursday and Friday and was taking aim on the US East Coast. By 11 am Thursday, Irene, ranked a Category 3...

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Buckeye says no visible damage at BORCO from Irene – Reuters

International Business TimesBuckeye says no visible damage at BORCO from IreneReutersN) said on Friday there was no significant, visible damage to its petroleum terminal in the Bahamas. "There is no flooding in key areas," said a spokeswoman ...

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Irene Causes Extensive Property Damage on Smaller Islands in the Bahamas

Large and powerful Hurricane Irene roared across the Bahamas archipelago on Wednesday, knocking down trees and destroying homes on a path that officials said posed the greatest threat to the country’s smaller, less-populated islands. There were no im...

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Irene Weakens as It Nears East Coast – Wall Street Journal

Globe and MailIrene Weakens as It Nears East CoastWall Street JournalHurricane Irene gathered more strength on Thursday after battering the Bahamas, threatening to inflict a direct blow on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on its way to New York and Ne...

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Tax havens at home – Vancouver Sun

Tax havens at homeVancouver SunThink "tax havens" and one automatically conjures up an image of a sunny offshore island with sand, sailing, scotch and secrecy - Caymans, Bahamas, Jersey, to name a few. a tax haven is a country that does not l...

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Preparing for the Hurricane? Here’s a Guide – Patch.com

Preparing for the Hurricane? Here's a GuidePatch.comHurricane Irene, pictured over the Bahamas around 10:00 am Thursday. NASA/NOAA GOES Project This week has already been a lesson that extreme weather can happen anywhere and Fairfield County is not...

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