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One Caribbean | Premier Fahie hints at helping Dorian-hit Bahamas

An image from social media of Marsh Harbour in the Abaco Islands.

Premier Andrew Fahie said the British Virgin Islands will be assisting The Bahamas following the onslaught of Hurricane Dorian on the northern Caribbean archipelago.

“After the assessment is made, we will state what we can assist with seeing that we are one Caribbean people who care about each other,” Premier Fahie told BVI News.

He said having been through a category-five hurricane roughly two years ago, the BVI is also “more than willing to assist with providing advice on the best practices as they seek to recover”.

Pray for the Bahamas

Premier Fahie further said he reached out to the Prime Minister of Bahamas Dr Hubert Minnis only yesterday, August 1.

“I shared with him that the people in the BVI is praying for his people.”

“Our Caribbean neighbours need our prayers. I appeal to all our residents, and the wider community, to pray for our neighbours during this time of critical time, for surely we can empathise with the people of The Bahamas, having experienced the wrath of nature’s forces only two years ago,” he said in an appeal to residents.

Fahie also urged residents to remember Florida, which is the projected path of the hurricane and assist their loved ones in becoming hurricane-ready on the US mainland.

Dorian

Dorian, which briefly affected the territory less than a week ago, was at the time a category-one hurricane.

Since then, the weather system has grown to a category-five hurricane and battered the Bahamas with winds of 185 miles per hour strength.

Reportedly, roughly 13,000 homes have been ‘severely damaged or destroyed’ and at least one eight-year-old boy lost his life.

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  1. ..... says:

    Send some of our police to help them also a few linesmen from bviec

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    • And says:

      Send some government workers to help too. Those who are stifled by old overdue heads from moving up the ladder, That way them old heads got to do the work. And if they leave the work for the sent away workers to do on their return write them old heads up and send them home and that’s how you can get rid of those useless old heads who just taking up space. Also watch out that they don’t give the other staff work to do upon work. Them old overdue heads making sure they taking their retirement early on non-retirement salary.

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      • TBS says:

        Right now, USA companies are fighting to hold on to their aging employees. Why? Find the answer and you’ll have found the key to many of our problems!

  2. at ...... says:

    facts set of lazy police officers just going to sign in and go home and sleep.

    Driving around troubling humand girl child..

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  3. Hmmm says:

    I’m glad to see we are helping them. We recieved a lot of help when we were down, it’s only fair we pass the kindness on.

    Financial help isn’t the only help we can give. Perhaps we can start a pen pal program to help the kids in the Bahamas. Our kids can share their experiences on how they coped with Hurricane Irma and send positive messages to the kids of the Bahamas to keep their spirits up. Let them know they aren’t alone and things will get better.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Given what has and is still developing there, we barely dodge the bullet, so to speak

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