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DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A month after Hurricane Dorian destroyed houses and livelihoods, Steven Gardiner said he was hopeful his world championship victory could bring a little happiness to the Bahamas. Gardiner’s family home on the Abaco islands was one of many damaged in the Sept. 1 hurricane. His win in the 400 meters on […]

HIGH ROCK, Grand Bahama (AP) — One woman and her husband huddled on top of a bedroom dresser for two days, surrounded by floodwaters. Another man sat in his wheelchair for nearly 48 hours in water up to his chest, alone in his home. A third rescued a friend who sat in shock when part […]

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The Trump Administration will not grant temporary protected status to Bahamians displaced by Hurricane Dorian. Temporary protected status, also known as TPS, would have allowed Bahamians to work and live in the U.S. until deemed safe for them to return home. TPS, a form of humanitarian relief, normally applies to people who would face extreme hardship if […]

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MIAMI (AP) — A Bahamian girl who evacuated to Florida after Hurricane Dorian was transferred to the government’s custody because she arrived in the U.S. with an adult who was not a family member, immigration officials said Wednesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials “made multiple attempts” to contact the family of 12-year-old Katyora Paul […]

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — An estimated 2,500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian’s aftermath, the government said Wednesday. But it cautioned that the names had yet to be checked against the rosters of people evacuated from the devastated islands or staying in shelters. Carl Smith, a spokesman for the country’s […]

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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Thousands of hurricane survivors are filing off boats and planes in the capital of the Bahamas, facing the need to start new lives after Hurricane Dorian but with little ideas on how or where to begin. Some sat in hotel lobbies as they debated their next steps. Others were bused to […]

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ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — Carrying their meager possessions in duffel bags and shopping carts, hundreds of desperate people gathered at the port in Grand Abaco on Friday in hopes of getting off the hurricane-devastated island, as an international disaster-relief effort took shape. The search for victims and survivors continued, five days after Dorian blasted the […]

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The ground crunched under Greg Alem’s feet on Wednesday as he walked over the ruins of his home, laid waste by Hurricane Dorian. He touched a splintered beam of wood and pointed to the fallen trees, overcome by memories. “We planted those trees ourselves. Everything has a memory, you know,” he […]

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones is raising money for her native Bahamas after the destruction from Hurricane Dorian. Jones has set up a page on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe , hoping to raise $50,000 for the archipelago. She donated $10,000 and the page had just under $20,000 in donations early Thursday. […]

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MIAMI (AP) — Spared from the wrath of Hurricane Dorian , people in South Florida are donating water, food and household supplies in a relief effort spearheaded by descendants of some of Miami’s earliest settlers from the Bahamas. Floridians showed up in droves Tuesday to give cans of food, bottles of water and boxes of […]

The Bahamas is suffering after being pummeled by Hurricane Dorian. Many people have lost their homes and been displaced, while many more are still missing. For people who have lost contact with family in the Bahamas, this is stressful. Roland Martin talks to two people who are in the Bahamas about what is going on […]

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FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Practically parking over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a watery onslaught that devastated thousands of homes, trapped people in attics and crippled hospitals. At least five deaths were reported, with the full extent of the damage far from clear. […]