Thursday, January 30, 2020

Govt. to consider changes to building code after earthquake in region

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday suggested further changes may be needed country’s building code given the impact of a recent earthquake in the region.

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit parts of Jamaica with tremors reportedly felt in The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Haiti and Cuba on Tuesday.

In Parliament yesterday, Minnis said the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Bahamas Department of Meteorology will carefully monitor further earthquake advisories and tsunami threat messages from the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Watch Centre, and will advise the public accordingly.

Several buildings around New Providence were evacuated on Tuesday due to these tremors.  Read more >>