Let’s show Bahamas our generosity and compassion

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley has ap­pealed to “all cit­i­zens who are able and will­ing,” to demon­strate Trinidad and To­ba­go’s “usu­al gen­eros­i­ty and com­pas­sion to the peo­ple of the Ba­hamas.”

The prime min­is­ter made the call in a state­ment is­sued yeste­day evening.

He urged cit­i­zens to come to the aid of the peo­ple of the Ba­hamas who have been dev­as­tat­ed by Hur­ri­cane Do­ri­an.

Do­ri­an con­tin­ues to af­fect the Ba­hamas al­though it has been down­grad­ed to a Cat­e­go­ry Two hur­ri­cane.

The im­pact to Grand Ba­hama is still ex­pect­ed over the course of the next 24 hours.

Sev­en peo­ple are con­firmed dead on Aba­cos Is­lands.

Ba­hami­an Prime Min­is­ter Hu­bert Min­nis took to the skies yes­ter­day to view the vast de­struc­tion caused by the hur­ri­cane, which was down­grad­ed to Cat­e­go­ry Two by yes­ter­day morn­ing af­ter mak­ing land­fall at Aba­co as a pow­er­ful Cat­e­go­ry Five hur­ri­cane on Sun­day.

It dev­as­tat­ed the is­land of Grand Ba­hama while sit­ting over the is­land for over a day.

Min­nis ad­dressed the na­tion, which re­mains large­ly with­out elec­tric­i­ty and lim­it­ed telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vice, at 8 pm.

He said parts of Aba­co are dec­i­mat­ed.

He added that the coun­try can ex­pect more deaths to be record­ed and asked for prayer for the fam­i­lies of those who lost their lives.

The prime min­is­ter al­so urged cit­i­zens not to make the grief worse for fam­i­lies by spread­ing pic­tures of those who died.

Up to yes­ter­day evening, all of the coun­ties in Flori­da State re­mained un­der a state of emer­gency, al­though trop­i­cal storm watch was lift­ed for Broward Coun­ty and Palm Beach coun­ty.

The Fort Laud­erdale Air­port air­port was re­opened.

How­ev­er the states of Geor­gia and South Car­oli­na were put on alert as Do­ri­an con­tin­ued to move north.

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