Tuesday, October 1, 2019

242newbahamas - Grand Bahama Hurricane Update

Grand Bahama Re-Emerges Stronger & Better

Dear Readers,

It has officially been one month since Hurricane Dorian made landfall in The Bahamas and Grand Bahama has managed to resurface and float back to slight normality. Communities from West to East have been smiled upon by outpouring of donations from large companies to small independent non-profit organizations.

#242newsbahamas wants to make it our priority to keep you informed and up to date on everything happening in Grand Bahama. We are highlighting which businesses we know are open, and we are providing daily updates on our facebook pages with relevant news to recovery.

We will be working on preparing the same update for the islands of Abaco, so please email us back with any information you may have.

#242NewsTeam #GBStrong
Utility Updates:

Grand Bahama Power Company

We are aware that some customers have remediated their homes and are still without meters. Our crews continue to work to safely return meters to customers as swiftly as possible.

GBPC crews continue to work in a number of areas to restore power to all remaining customers who have been cleared by GBPA.

GBPC appreciates your continued patience as we work safely and efficiently to address each issue/home one at a time which takes longer than usual.

If your meter has not been pulled and you are still without power, please report your isolated outage to our 24-hour hotline at 352-8411.

Grand Bahama Port Authority

We wish to encourage our customers to utilize the water services within their homes and businesses which will help to discard the salt water more quickly. Please note that water services are being provided free of charge until October 15th 2019.

Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation Receives Largest Single Donation of In-Kind Relief from Amazon

Freeport, Bahamas – On Monday the 23rd of September, two Amazon Air flights loaded with hurricane relief supplies landed at the Grand Bahama International Airport - the latest in a series of aid drops benefitting the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF). Through its network of local and international donors, the GBDRF has already overseen the import and distribution of hundreds of thousands of dollars in relief aid to the Grand Bahama community. Now, the foundation has incredible assistance from Amazon, receiving its largest single private donation of in-kind relief through Amazon’s Disaster Relief program.
Thank you AMAZON from the people of Grand Bahama:
Who's open?
Normal hours may not apply.
  • Aliv
  • Burger King
  • Bahamas First
  • Bahamasair
  • Barefoot Marketing
  • Barefoot Locations
  • Batelco
  • Bonanza Bar
  • Bones
  • Cable Bahamas
  • Chappies
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Cost Right
  • CrossFit242
  • Dolly Madison
  • Family Wellness Center
  • Flying Fish
  • Fowlco
  • Grand Bahama Power Company
  • Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce
  • Gouthro & Co.
  • Island Bedding
  • Italian Speciality Imports
  • J.S. Johnson
  • Kelly's
  • KFC
  • KSR Car Rentals

  • Lois Seiler Academy of Dance
  • Lucayan Medial Centre
  • MailBoat Company Ltd
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Pavillion & Pharmacy
  • Mosko Realty
  • Most Gas Stations
  • NUA
  • Old Bahama Bay
  • Paint Fair
  • Pelican Bay Hotel
  • Phluid Phactory
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pollo Tropical
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Sabor
  • Sav Mor
  • Scotia Bank
  • Seaport Agencies
  • Silk Cafe
  • Skyline Express Services
  • Solomon's Lucaya
  • Special Delivery Purchasing Agents
  • Sunrise Medical Centre
  • Upstairs on the Bay
  • Wendy's
  • Western Air
If we are missing your name on the list above...please email us now! 242newsbahamas@gmail.com
The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce has asked for all business to complete a Business Status Assessment.
You do NOT need to be a Chamber member
or GBPA Licensee to participate in this.

They are working to assess the needs of the business community
as they work with stakeholders
to determine what available relief/grants etc may be available. 

Please press start and take their survey today!
How can you help? Donate below.

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