Grand Bahama continues to recover following Hurricane Dorian, which hit the island, as well as the Abacos, in early September. The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board (GBITB) reports that major financial donations continue to pour in to support relief efforts, with total funding provided by U.S. public and private sector partnerships now over $33 million. Funds have been designated for the Samaritan’s Purse Field Hospital and Grant Memorial hospital, debris removal, emergency and transitional shelters on Grand Bahama, repairs to water, sanitation, hygiene infrastructure and the provision of emergency water supplies to communities most impacted by the storm.
Here’s how the recovery process is going:
The (GBITB) says that it and the Grand Bahama International Airport are targeting the middle of November for the resumption of direct flights to and from Fort Lauderdale, FL, subject to approval by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and the completion of significant repairs that are presently underway.
Three domestic carriers currently offer regularly scheduled flights to Freeport, including Bahamasair, Western Air and Flamingo Air. Private charters, cargo and relief flights are…