Bahamas Consulate General launches emergency appeal to help residents in Bahamas

On Tuesday, October 6, the Bahamas Independence Committee will conduct a meeting at the Freewill Christian Center addressing the impact that was caused by Hurricane Joaquin which struck Bahamas last week.

The hurricane claimed the homes of hundreds of people, caused extensive flooding, damaged buildings, and left hundreds of Bahamians homeless across Long Island, Exuma, Acklins / Crooked Island, and San Salvador.

As a result, The Bahamas Consulate General Miami launched an emergency appeal to help residents that have been significantly affected by Hurricane Joaquin.

The Ministry of Transport & Aviation also implemented airport fee exemptions following the hurricane. Effective last Saturday, and until further notice, landing fees at all Government Airports will not be payable by any and all aircraft involved in the transport of relief goods to islands affected by Hurricane Joaquin, namely Long Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay, Acklins, Crooked Island, Inagua, Mayaguana and Cat Island.

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