Tag: Bahama Islands

A Good Problem for Stephen F. Austin: Distributing $137,000 in Charity

At Stephen F. Austin University in Texas, administrators plan to spend this week seeking answers to a question they never thought they would have to deal with: How do you legally distribute an unexpected philanthropic windfall to the family of a student athlete? This, apparently, is what happens when a previously unknown basketball player hits […]

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In the Blue Holes of the Bahamas, Secrets of Hurricanes Past

Katrina. Harvey. Maria. Dorian. In recent years, hurricanes have killed thousands of people and caused billions of dollars in damage. But getting a handle on how frequently these destructive storms have pummeled the planet is tough because records stretch back only about a century and a half. Now, researchers have assembled a 1,500-year history of […]

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Tropical Storm Karen Could Loop Toward the Bahamas and Florida

Tropical Storm Karen, which was headed north into open water on Wednesday, is expected to perform a loop-de-loop, cross back over its own track and swing west toward the Bahamas and Florida. The storm, which soaked Puerto Rico, was about 155 miles north of the island on Wednesday morning, sailing in the general direction of […]

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The Bahamas’ Big Need Is Tourists, It Says

The first sign that something is amiss at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island comes before even stepping inside: The Bahamian flag perched on the roof is flying at half-staff. The nation’s flags, even the one above the luxury 3,800-room water park and hotel, have been lowered in honor of the 51 people who died […]

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Hurricanes May Kill Some Birds, but Humans Are the Real Threat

In a catastrophic hurricane like Dorian, the loss of lives and homes can be overwhelming. But even in the midst of devastating sadness and disbelief, a far less urgent but perennial question can tug at the back of the mind. What is the impact of these storms on wild creatures, like birds? It is too […]

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Bahamas, Still Reeling From Dorian, Braces for Tropical Storm Humberto

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas, still reeling from a hurricane that leveled businesses and left many thousands homeless, was bracing for yet another storm on Saturday that could further batter the same islands that were devastated less than two weeks ago. The new storm, Tropical Storm Humberto, was not expected to be as destructive as […]

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Without Homes, or a State: In Dorian-Battered Bahamas, Haitians Are Hard Hit

NASSAU, Bahamas — Kerline Mildor escaped the wreckage of Hurricane Dorian with her three children and the clothes on her back. Ms. Mildor, 33, an immigrant from Haiti who lived on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas for 14 years, lacks Bahamian citizenship. Her children, born in the Bahamas, are stateless, among the thousands stuck […]

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Cruise Ships, Long Contentious in Bahamas, Offer Lifeline After Dorian

At 76, disabled, with half the roof of her Grand Bahama home blown off and facing the prospect of months without electricity, Myrtle Cartwright decided she had to leave. Ms. Cartwright escaped in luxury: On Friday, she boarded Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration with about 1,200 other Hurricane Dorian survivors and headed for Palm […]

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Potential Tropical Storm Threatens Bahamas Rescue Efforts

A potential tropical storm is brewing in the Atlantic and by late Friday could threaten areas of the Bahamas recently devastated by Hurricane Dorian, forecasters warned. The new storm is not expected to pack nearly the destructive power of Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane that killed at least 50 people and left widespread damage across […]

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Dozens of Bahamas Hurricane Evacuees Kicked Off Ferry Bound for U.S.

Dozens of weary Bahamas residents hoping to seek refuge in the United States from the storm-ravaged islands were kicked off a ferry headed for Florida on Sunday night, after an announcement on board that anyone without a valid visa would “have problems” at the American port of entry. Videos of the incident spread rapidly on […]

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In Bahamas, Battered Residents Ask: Where Is Our Government?

MARSH HARBOUR, the Bahamas — In the hours and days after Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas’ Abaco Islands, the first government rescuers many residents saw were American. Coast Guard helicopters cut through the sky to evacuate the sick and wounded. The distribution of emergency supplies of food, water and medicine has been mostly coordinated […]

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Spared by Dorian, Florida’s Bahamians Give Back to Islands

MIAMI — The home that Charles Bethel’s great-grandmother built in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood in 1890 still stands, with a historical marker commemorating it as one of the first dwellings in the area owned by a settler from the Bahamas. [For the latest updates on Friday, read our Hurricane Dorian live briefing here.] It was […]

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A Virginia University Offers Free Semester to Students in Bahamas Displaced by Hurricane

More than 800 miles separate the University of the Bahamas and Hampton University in Virginia. But some students at the former, whose North campus was devastated by Hurricane Dorian, will be able to continue their education at no cost at the latter for a semester. The offer by Hampton came about because of a special […]

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On Dorian-Battered Island, What’s Left? Virtually Nothing

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — No schools. No banks. No gas stations. No supermarkets. No restaurants. No churches. No pharmacies. No hardware stores. No water, no electricity and no phone lines. In this part of the Bahamas, nearly everything is gone. Hurricane Dorian didn’t just upend life in Marsh Harbour, the biggest town in the Abaco […]

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Hurricane Dorian Rakes the Carolinas and Barrels Northeast: Live Updates

The latest updates: Video The Carolina coast is being hit by heavy rain and strong winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian on Thursday, while rescue efforts continue in the Bahamas.CreditCreditEric Thayer for The New York Times Dorian lashed the Carolinas, causing power losses and flooding. Hurricane Dorian pounded much of the Carolina coast […]

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How One Bahamian Town, Nearly Destroyed, Is Coping After Dorian

TREASURE CAY, Bahamas — Since Hurricane Dorian plowed through Stafford Symonette’s house, and with it much of his community of Treasure Cay, he has stopped by from time to time to visit the ruins of his home. What he hasn’t been able to bring himself to do, he said, is sift through the debris for […]

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In Bahamas, Stories of Survival From Hurricane Dorian

NASSAU, Bahamas — Days after Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest Atlantic storms on record, bore down on the Bahamas, a fuller picture from the ground has emerged, and with it, harrowing stories of survival. Even as officials were taking stock of the storm’s toll Thursday — at least 20 people dead — relatives of […]

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Bahamas Stunned as Water Recedes: ‘It’s Like a Bomb Went Off’

TREASURE CAY, Bahamas — The pilot was anxious to help: he had gathered generators, diapers, tuna fish and other supplies. The people living on the islands in the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian needed them, immediately. But he wasn’t sure if there was anywhere to land. Flying with the pilot over the hardest-hit areas — […]

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Hurricane Dorian Updates: Storm Pounds the Bahamas and Threatens Florida

Here’s what you need to know: ImageHurricane Dorian moving slowly past Grand Bahama Island on Monday.CreditNOAA, via Getty Images The storm continues to whip the Bahamas with strong winds and rising waters. Hurricane Dorian, now a Category 3 storm, remained stalled over the Bahamas early Tuesday, pummeling the islands with unrelenting rain and winds as […]

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