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Government ‘moving with the speed necessary’ following Dorian

The government of The Bahamas is "moving with the speed necessary" to ensure the future socio-economic sustainability of Grand Bahama and Abaco, parts of which were devastated by Hurricane Dorian, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Frankie Campbell said this week. 

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019

The government of The Bahamas is “moving with the speed necessary” to ensure the future socio-economic sustainability of Grand Bahama and Abaco, parts of which were devastated by Hurricane Dorian, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Frankie Campbell said Wednesday.

Minister Campbell warned that Small-Island Developing States (SIDS) such as The Bahamas, face the reality that hurricanes of the magnitude of Dorian could become more common because of the effects of climate change.


“It may appear to be a slow process to some people, but I just want you to assure you that while it may appear to be slow to some persons, what we did not want, what we do not want, is a knee-jerk reaction that would not be sustainable,” Minister Campbell said. “There have been significant discussions with national, regional and international experts and from this point forward, I can assure you that you will see the pace quickening as to the activities.”

“Whether we want to admit it or not, the likelihood now is that hurricanes of this magnitude could become more common because of the effects of climate change. Whatever we do, whatever changes and improvements we make, will make these areas and indeed our country more resilient while we build even greater capacity.”

Minister Campbell’s comments came while addressing local, regional and international law enforcement, security services and military personnel on the ground in Marsh Harbour. The Minister also met with, and applauded the service provided by the various Emergency Support Functions groupings that help to facilitate the work of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Domestic economic developments, according to the latest report by The Central Bank of The Bahamas, remained healthy through August. However, this pre-dates the passage of Hurricane Dorian which caused extensive damages to private and public sector infrastructure in Grand Bahama and Abaco. Read the full report here.

The Bahamas Development Bank is presently making plans to launch a new branding campaign and expansion of its services.

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