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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

REALTOR’S PREDICTION OF HURRICANE DEVASTATED ISLANDS BOUNCING BACK



An excellent article by Realtor Mike Lightbourn of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty in The Tribune's Home Buyers' Guide yesterday about the hurricane history of Abaco and Grand Bahama, with his optimism that these islands will come back.


Saturday, September 14, 2019

BAHAMIAN AUTHOR WINS INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD



My article in the Tribune “Weekend” about bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor, who is the Silver Medal Winner of The Readers’Favorite 2019 International Book Award - their “biggest ever!”



Friday, September 13, 2019

CAYMAN ISLANDS HELP WITH HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF IN THE BAHAMAS


The Cayman Islands have also been doing a fantastic job, assisting with hurricane relief for Abaco and Grand Bahama. The Cayman Compass reported that British High Commissioner to the Bahamas Sarah Dickson said: “Within hours of Hurricane Dorian passing, the Cayman Islands government offered the RCIPS helicopter to the people of the Bahamas, and they have been such a valuable resource.”
Read Cayman Compass article HERE

In addition, the Cayman Red Cross is collecting funds and several banks and other organisations there are collecting donations.

And Cayman hospitals have sent medical supplies to The Bahamas:
Read about it HERE

WE WILL OVERCOME - #BahamasStrong





What an amazing sight on a rooftop here in Nassau, Bahamas, this morning - 13 Ibis on Friday, September 13th! Some might say this was a “sign”. I like to think it was an indication that Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands will bounce back even stronger from the deadly Cat 5 Hurricane Dorian that devastated those islands last week.

Although we didn’t get Hurricane Dorian in Nassau/New Providence we still felt the effects of beta bands from Hurricane Dorian with torrential rain and thunderstorms and flooding in low lying areas. But that was nothing compared to what the hurricane inflicted on the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama. So many on those islands have lost everything.




We have heard tragic first hand reports from evacuees of the hurricane ravaged islands as people escaped to New Providence. It is heart wrenching. There has been much activity on land, air and sea on and around New Providence with relief efforts for the devastated islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama and incoming evacuation of traumatized victims of Hurricane Dorian. Many have died and hundreds are still missing.

Bahamian and International communities and organizations are pulling together to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian. The UK and Denmark sent aid ships to help with relief. The U.S. sent search and rescue crews and helicopters to help with evacuations. The list of international help is too long to mention here, but there are international and local organizations that continue to feed thousands of evacuees on New Providence. They work in conjunction with NEMA (The Bahamas’ National Emergency Management Agency), which gives daily press conferences.


Last Sunday New Providence Community Church's service was held in the Andros Ballroom of the Baha Mar Convention Centre, as the church is being used for their Hurricane Dorian Relief Initiative. Many evacuees from Grand Bahama and Abaco were present at the moving service. The New Providence Community Centre on Blake Road, Nassau, is receiving donations from 7.30 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily. They also have a Call Centre set up to report missing persons in Abaco or Grand Bahama or to receive emergency relief - Tel. 698-CARE (2273). NPCC updates can be found on their Facebook page. Many other local churches and organizations have undertaken similar relief initiatives.

As power, water and communications begin to be reconnected to the afflicted islands, The Bahamas is determined to move on #BahamasStrong.



Friday, August 30, 2019

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Monday, August 26, 2019

NEW COVER FOR SWEET "SUNBEAMS FROM THE HEART"!




Lovely new cover for my Sunbeams book of short stories! - SUNBEAMS FROM THE HEART: A COLLECTION OF TWELVE ROMANTIC SHORT STORIES
●Heart-warming
●Nostalgic
●Bright new beginnings
●Homecoming
●Second chances
●The unexpected
●Most stories also published in The Lady magazine, London
●Cover & book design by bestselling author Tanya R. Taylor
●Available on Amazon as an e-book & in paperback:-




Sunday, August 25, 2019

YOUNG BAHAMIAN ENTREPRENEUR SPREADS HER WINGS!

 

I was delighted to have had the opportunity to write a feature story about an amazing young woman, Mercedes Taylor, daughter of bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor. 

I wish I had been more like Mercedes when I was eighteen years old! I know there's a hugely successful future out there for Mercedes. She really has what it takes!