Nassau, Bahamas – Finally the Christie Government is making sense and last night was a good gesture to protect Bahamians.
Students studying in Jamaica came home Saturday night ahead of the impact of Hurricane Matthew on that island.
A Bahamasair flight, accommodating 120, left Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston last night and brought them into LPIA, where they were welcomed home by Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, other officials, and family.
We at Bahamas Press wonder, though, what will happen to the students studying in Cuba who also could face the same threat on that Caribbean island. No plane was sent for dem!
But this evening in a voicenote the Minister for Foreign Affairs noted that the four students in Cuba were not being allowed to leave the island.
Meanwhile Bahamasair has issued a notice this afternoon announcing its discontinuing of service in the Southern Bahamas.
A notice was issued this morning by the airline:
“Bahamasair wishes to advise the travelling public that due to the impending approach of Hurricane Matthew, all services to the southern islands will be suspended effective Tuesday October 4th.
“Persons affected as a result of Hurricane Matthew to and from these destinations can contact our Reservations department to make alternate travel plans. Passengers will be accommodated without a change of itinerary fee.
“Further updates will be provided (via radio and also posted to Bahamasair.com) as new information becomes available.”
Bahamas Press also wishes to advise the public that the Youth March slated for this afternoon has been postponed to October 30th.
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