Tag: hurricane dorian

Cruise ship to deliver aid to Bahamas, bring evacuees to Florida

MIAMI | A second Florida-to-Bahamas round-trip humanitarian cruise was set to sail the weekend of Sept. 14, weather-permitting, carrying supplies, transport specialty personnel, power generators and volunteers. The previous week, the Grand Bahama cruise ship arrived at its home port in West Palm Beach with some 1,100 Bahamian storm evacuees. That ship was met by… Read more »

Knights put faith into action following Dorian

BOYNTON BEACH | As Hurricane Dorian took residence upon the islands of the Bahamas, Knights of Columbus of Florida went into action. First order of business — texting with a fellow Knight of Columbus, who is also the leader of the Caribbean nation’s Catholic Church. “We are in touch with Archbishop (Patrick) Pinder of Nassau… Read more »

Nassau archbishop assesses post-hurricane challenges in Bahamas

MIAMI | Archbishop Patrick C. Pinder of Nassau, Bahamas, celebrated Mass Sept. 8 for evacuee families and Catholic school staff members a week after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the islands. “I spoke about the hurricane aftermath, then invited the people to come up for a blessing and we spent some time in quiet prayer commending… Read more »

Hurricane Dorian: Give, yes, but not clothes

Money is always best when helping people recover from disasters, relief expert says MIAMI | When disaster strikes, people’s generosity shines. They really want to help. This week, it’s Florida’s neighbors in the Bahamas, who for 36 hours endured the fury of the second most powerful Atlantic hurricane since 1950. Two years ago, it was… Read more »

Resident: Death toll in Bahamas likely higher than reported

MIAMI | The Bahamanian government’s estimated death toll from Hurricane Dorian is likely to rise if and when members of the Haitian immigrant community are accounted for and when search and rescue operations begin in earnest, said an attorney in the Bahamas. Geoffrey Farquharson, who lives in Nassau where he practices private law, said two… Read more »

‘You have to have faith,’ Bahamian resident says of Dorian recovery

WASHINGTON | Cathy Nottage, a resident of Elbow Cay — an 8-mile-long stretch in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas — has had to take a lot of things by faith in the days since Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas and left much of the islands in rubble or underwater. She and her husband… Read more »

Bahamas attorney fears Dorian’s impact on undocumented Haitians

MIAMI  |  An attorney in the Bahamas said by phone Sept. 5 that he fears Hurricane Dorian has devastated the undocumented Haitian immigrant communities in the northern Bahamas.  Geoffrey Farquharson, who practices law in Nassau and graduated from St. Augustine’s College, a high school there, said that two settlements of Haitians in Great Abaco Island’s… Read more »