Dame Marguerite Expresses Sympathy For Hurricane Victims

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13 October

I wish particularly to express my concern for the people of North and Central Andros, buy viagra and Grand Bahama, where Hurricane Matthew has caused severe damage to property, and which has resulted in many material losses for our friends and relatives in those areas,” she said.
Here, in New Providence we also felt the fury of the hurricane, and there has also been widespread damage to property everywhere.

However, in all of this, we have been fortunate that no lives were lost as a direct result of the storm and our task is now to unite and rebuild our communities for the common good.

As Bahamians we have always been well-known as a resilient people, and this hurricane provides yet another opportunity for us to demonstrate that spirit of oneness and love for our neighbours which has always been a hallmark of who we are as a one united people.

Like you, I have heard of many heroic acts by men and women who, during the height of the storm, took the time to save the very lives of their neighbours and friends.
These acts of bravery are very worthy of recognition, and I trust that their spirit of care and action can become fully known across our country, so that the world will see the concern and care which we have for each other.”

I also applaud the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and all the other organisations that are helping bring relief in the wake of the storm.

This action by our government and NEMA, together with regional organisations, churches, The Red Cross Society, civic, fraternal and other organisations also provides an opportunity for all of us to be generous in contributing whatever we can to aid those who have suffered the loss of their houses, businesses and property,” she said.

Our generosity will result in support for the projects and programmes that are designed to rebuild and redevelop our communities, so that they may again be vibrant and beautiful places where our people can continue to live in dignity and peace.

Let us then, together, display that manner of meaningful care and love for each other, so that our reputation as Bahamians and residents will remain the perfect example for others to emulate.

Remember, above all, to join in prayer for those who suffered losses, and for the continued unity of our beautiful archipelago.

I wish to express my personal sympathy to all who are deprived as a result of the hurricane, and I assure you of my continued prayers.