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  • Possible pay-to-play scheme for Trump ambassador post uncovered (barf)

    11/18/2019 7:02:25 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 28 replies
    CBS News via MSN ^ | 18 Nov 2019 | CBSNews
    CBS News investigation has uncovered a possible pay-for-play scheme involving the Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas. Emails obtained by CBS News show the nominee, San Diego billionaire Doug Manchester, was asked by the RNC to donate half a million dollars as his confirmation in the Senate hung in the balance, chief investigative correspondent Jim Axelrod reports. When Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas in September, Manchester wanted to help. So the San Diego real estate developer, who prefers the nickname "Papa Doug," loaded up his private jet with supplies and headed for the...
  • Latest weapon against lionfish invasion? Meet the Roomba of the sea.

    10/22/2019 9:07:10 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 36 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 22, 2019 | Chris Iovenko
    ——Why We Wrote This—— How to counter invasive species, a common, and often intractable, problem? One entrepreneur’s clever approach offers lessons in finding solutions in the unlikeliest of places. If you can’t beat them, eat them. That is the common wisdom of many scientists, conservationists, and fishermen who dream of ridding the western Atlantic of invasive lionfish, a stunning aquarium fish that, when introduced in the wild, dominates and destroys reef ecosystems. However, catching lionfish has never been simple; they are not easily targeted by line or net fishing. Now, a surprising new invention may bring lionfish hunting to the...
  • Haitian Migrants, Devastated by Dorian, Face Deportation From Bahamas

    10/19/2019 8:54:50 AM PDT · by Texan4Life · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 10, 2019 | Rachel Knowles
    Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has warned that thousands of undocumented migrants affected by Hurricane Dorian would not receive asylum or special treatment.
  • Path for new System may have Bahamas in its path - TROPICAL DEPRESSION TEN

    09/17/2019 11:09:22 AM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    At this time (which is way too early), this system may be headed to the Bahamas. Might have the name 'Jerry'.
  • Tropical Cyclone #9 may become tropical system 'Humberto' this weekend

    09/13/2019 5:37:58 AM PDT · by topher · 19 replies
    NHC ^ | 13-Sept-2019
    Parts of the Bahamas are under a Tropical Storm Warning. Parts of the Atlantic Coast of Florida are under a Tropical Storm Watch...
  • Hurricane Dorian victims could climb beyond 3,000 in Abaco alone… GB hundreds…

    09/09/2019 7:57:34 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 54 replies
    Bahamas Press ^ | Sep 9, 2019 | Staff
    Government has left the damages untouched and bodies littered in communities across the islands in Abaco and Grand Bahama…..New hotline established for the missing – 1-242-323-1877 Bodies loaded onto a plane from Abaco into Nassau on Saturday. Photo by CNN NASSAU| Observers on the ground are now telling Bahamas Press that over 3,000 residents on Grand Bahama and ABACO could be confirmed dead in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The numbers are “staggering” just as the Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands suggested last week. The government though continues to confirm the number to be a mere 43 confirmed victims...
  • 'There is nothing here': The future is uncertain for 70,000 in the Bahamas left homeless by Dorian

    09/08/2019 5:37:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/8/19 | Ray Sanchez
    (CNN)As the Grand Celebration cruise ship sailed away from the Bahamas on a humanitarian mission carrying nearly 1,500 hurricane evacuees, Ceva Seymour looked back at the hundreds of desperate Bahamians left behind at Freeport Harbour. "It was difficult for me to see that other people couldn't get on the ship who probably needed to be there more than me," Seymour, 56, said after arriving in Florida with more than a dozen of her cousins and grandchildren. Seymour, her relatives and all those who stayed behind are among the 70,000 people thrust into homelessness on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands...
  • Rubio, Scott ask Trump to waive visa requirements for Bahamians to seek refuge in US

    09/08/2019 6:45:49 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/5/19 | Louis Casiano
    Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott on Wednesday asked President Trump to waive visa requirements for Bahamians affected by the shattering blow of Hurricane Dorian. The Republican lawmakers sent Trump a letter outlining their reasoning, citing their state's proximity to and relationship with the Bahamas. They asked Trump to make it easier for citizens of the Bahamas to come to the United States to reside with relatives while they rebuild their lives.
  • Over 1,000 Bahamas residents evacuated after Dorian as food, supplies are brought in

    09/08/2019 6:40:07 AM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | Sept. 7,2019 | NBC
    Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship Grand Celebration transported more than 1,100 Bahamians to the United States, the line said in a statement. Evacuees were taken to Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach, Florida, early Saturday, according to the cruise line. The ship was in the Bahamas on Thursday and Friday with nearly 300 first responders, 850 boxed lunches and a total of 225,000 pounds of supplies, including food and water, the line stated.
  • Sean Connery remained in Bahamas home through Hurricane Dorian

    09/06/2019 12:10:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/19 | Marina Pitofsky
    Actor Sean Connery said he is “lucky” to have escaped the destruction left by Hurricane Dorian since he and his wife remained in the Bahamas as the storm passed. Connery stayed in his full-time residence on the island of New Providence with his wife, the painter Micheline Roquebrune, the Daily Mail reported. The storm largely avoided the island where the couple lives, but trees were knocked down and torrential rain and heavy winds were recorded. “We are both fine,” the 89-year-old actor told the Scottish Daily Mail. “We were lucky compared to many others and the damage here was not...
  • 'People are shooting each other for food and water': Bahamas Hurricane Dorian death toll will be...

    09/06/2019 11:26:31 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 93 replies
    The death toll from devastating Hurricane Dorian will be 'staggering' with thousands still missing, officials have warned amid reports looters are 'trying to shoot people' in the scramble for food and water. Up to 70,000 are in need of 'life-saving assistance' while Great Abaco is said to be virtually uninhabitable, with bodies piled up and witnesses say there is a 'smell of death' with corpses floating in the water. While the official death toll stands at 30, that number is expected to rise today and hundreds of body bags have been ordered along with extra freezers. A massive international relief...
  • Florida man buys over 100 generators to send to Bahamas

    09/05/2019 10:11:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    WCPO ^ | 09/04/2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida man's good deed is not going unnoticed after he bought over 100 generators and food to send to the Bahamas. Alec Sprague, who lives in Jacksonville, said he went a Costco to buy a generator, and saw a man purchasing over 100 of them.
  • The only airport on Grand Bahama is wiped out, severely hampering aid to Hurricane Dorian victims

    09/04/2019 1:46:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 4:07 PM ET, Wed September 4, 2019 | By Holly Yan and Patrick Oppmann
    Freeport, Grand Bahama (CNN)Across the northern Bahamas, what used to be stunning islands are now scenes of widespread destruction. Hurricane Dorian pulverized the islands for two days, hurling catastrophic winds and relentless rain. It was the strongest storm ever to make landfall in the country. Now, the only airport on the island of Grand Bahama has been ripped apart by Dorian. "After two days of trying, we're finally able to get into the Freeport airport," CNN's Patrick Oppmann said from the scene Wednesday. "It's gone. ... The level of devastation is actually breathtaking. There are no walls left at the...
  • Hurricane Dorian leaves Bahamas in ruins, Helicopter Footage It's Gone

    09/03/2019 11:57:15 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 128 replies
    Facebook ^ | 09/03/2019 | ??
    WOW, this video is unreal. Many people have to be missing or killed.
  • First Aerial Images of Marsh Harbour Bahamas in Ruin

    09/03/2019 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 142 replies ^ | 09/03/2019 | Kait Parker
    Meteorologist Kait Parker walks us through some of the first aerial images of the devastation in the Bahamas. Aerial Video at link.............
  • Hurricane Hunter Josh Morgerman Hasn’t Tweeted for 2 Days in Bahamas, Fans Worried*Found OK*

    09/03/2019 12:53:46 PM PDT · by grayboots · 63 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 9/3/2019 | JACK PHILLIPS
    Hurricane chaser and filmmaker Josh Morgerman hasn’t been heard from on Twitter for two days as he rode out Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, located on Grand Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Morgerman’s last tweet was on Sunday, Sept. 1, prompting fears from fans, meteorologists, storm chasers on Twitter. He wrote in his last tweet: “11:40 am. Pounding. CRASHING. Boards prying off windows. We’re moving children to a safe space, wrapping them in blankets. 969 mg. #DORIAN.” Minutes before, he wrote: “11:15 am. 978 mb & falling fast. Just outside eyewall, but winds will damaging. Holed up with six others...
  • freeport bahamas facebook

    09/02/2019 12:10:11 PM PDT · by freedomjusticeruleoflaw · 36 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/2/19 | freeport friends
    Receiving dire reports of major flooding island wide due to the storm surge, estimated at 30ft. Many people are stranded in their roofs and attics waiting to be rescued. Some Fortune Bay houses under water. Airport under water too. I’ll keep updating as I can.
  • Hurricane Dorian Live Thread II

    09/02/2019 7:50:54 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 714 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 2 September 2019 | NHC/NOAA
    Catestrophic Hurricane Dorian was assigned Category 5 status by the NHC Sunday, September 1 at 0800. Since then Hurricane Dorian reached maximum sustained winds of 185 MPH, with gusts exceeding 220 MPH, and storm surge 18-23 feet above normal tide levels as it made landfall across Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Dorian became the strongest hurricane in modern records for the Northwestern Bahamas. Dorian has wrought extreme wind and flood damage to Abacos and Grand Bahama Island as it crawled slowly across the Northern Bahamas. All interests along the Atlantic coast should continue monitoring conditions and forecasts as powerful...
  • LIVE: Category 5 Dorian makes landfall in Bahamas with 220-mph wind gusts

    09/01/2019 10:58:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 111 replies
    Accuweather ^ | September 1st, 2019 | By Chaffin Mitchell
    As Dorian makes landfall on the Bahamas with winds of 185-mph, it is now the strongest hurricane to hit the Bahamas region in modern records. Only one storm in the Atlantic have ever exceeded a wind speed of 185-mph. President Trump warns it could be among the 'strongest' to hit in decades. "Dorian has become the strongest hurricane in modern records for the northwestern Bahamas," the National Hurricane Center said on Sunday morning. As of Sunday afternoon, Dorian was located over Great Abaco island in the Bahamas. The powerful Category 5 hurricane was packing winds of 185-mph with higher gusts...
  • Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph ties for first in wind speed at landfall, Florida on continued alert

    09/01/2019 12:15:36 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 41 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | September 1, 2019 | Josh Fiallo and Daniel Figueroa IV
    The ‘catastrophic’ storm is gusting at 220 mph, prompting more Florida officials to issue mandatory evacuations, including President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.