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Bahamas and Hurricane Sandy – recap

As Superstorm Sandy gradually loses ferocity over the US northeast and Canada, The Bahamas is left to assess the damage in the hurricane's wake. See our coverage timeline with links after the jump. 

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Friday, November 2, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012

The end of the month was marred by the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which tore through the archipelago, forcing schools and offices to close and causing extensive damage to homes and infrastructure on some of the islands.

AP STOCK PHOTOThe category 2 storm tragically claimed the life of British investment banker Timothy Fraser-Smith (left), 66, chief executive of Deltec Bank & Trust, who fell from the balcony of his home in Lyford Cay October 25.

From Jamaica (pictured top), across Cuba and into Bahamian waters, Sandy damaged islands to the south, the west and northwestern parts of the archipelago, as well subjecting the capital to high winds and torrential rains. The storm left The Bahamas to head out over the Atlantic before striking the US northeast coast at the beginning of the week. Here is a summary of the news and press posts as the event unfolded.

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Saturday afternoon:

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Leading botanists gathered in The Bahamas this week to attend an international symposium on the country's diverse flora. Pictured: Eric Carey (left side), executive director of the Bahamas National Trust speaking at the event; and Minister of Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett at the opening address. (©Dupuch Photo/Catherine Morris)

Morgans Hotel Group Co (NASDAQ: MHGC) yesterday reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2012, with adjusted EBITDA of $2.9 million.

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