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Old Today, 05:16 AM
 
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I believe it's part of the British commonwealth. Let the British take them in. Let the British pay to relocate them in some place like Australia or some British owned islands. Somebody's got to take charge and put an end to such a humanitarian crisis. Maybe the survivors could each be given some money and a choice to where they want to go. It won't be the US unless they can legally get in as refugees, and better for them if they have families here.
There's no such thing as 'The British Commonwealth', it's 'The Commonwealth' or more formally 'The Commonwealth of Nations', it is no more British than it is Canadian, or Indian, or Australian, or Jamaican, no country 'owns' it or is the 'leader', all members are just that, members. And it is pretty much just an organisation for countries to talk and cooperate with each other on a few things, the various members have no rights or claims or duties over the other members.
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Old Today, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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30 boats with supplies heading out today escorted by the Coast Guard. There is a concerted effort by boaters, fisherman, pilots etc. to assist our Bahamian neighbors.

Dear OBB Family and Friends,

Hurricane Dorian is here. OBB is as secure as she has ever been and our family of Staff are hunkered down, however, the storm surge has already completely submerged the marina and resort grounds. Sadly, we expect Dorian to be far worse than Matthew was in 2016. We already know there is major damage and devastation in the Abacos and Eastern Grand Bahamas.

As with Matthew, OBB will once again be the “Command Center” for all donated supplies. Our staff is well versed in this effort, as are our volunteers. We will work in close cooperation with the Bahamas Government, Local Authorities and
NEMA-Bahamas (National Emergency Management Agency).

While we know everyone will be anxious to help, we need to keep our efforts organized as Dorian will have caused enough chaos. Below is the information needed to make any humanitarian goods donations and/or financial donations.

FINANCIAL DONATIONS: Yes we need money to aid in rebuilding. Our goal is $1Million Dollars. We exceeded our goal during Matthew which greatly helped rebuild the West End and we are hopeful we will exceed Hurricane Dorian’s goal as well since we now must aid not just West End, but all of Grand Bahama and Abaco as well.

Tax Deductible Financial Donations must be sent to:
Payable to: Waterfront Way Foundation
In the memo Please put: Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Relief
Please mail the checks to: ​Waterfront Way Foundation
​​​​c/o Vicki Derrico
​​​​825 Parkway Street Suite 8
​​​​Jupiter, Florida 33458
Waterfront Way Foundation is a 501c3 Non Profit and is the ONLY foundation approved by Old Bahama Bay’s effort to accept Tax Deductible donations.

Go Fund Me:
Our GoFundMe will also accept Tax Deductible donations on behalf of Waterfront Way Foundation donations and can be found at
https://www.gofundme.com/west-end-recovery

You may also go to Vicki Derrico’s personal page at VickiGoldDerrico and click the DONATE BUTTON

Other Facebook’s pages Supporting our efforts are: West End Bahamas Relief by Rob Thompson and Winner Circles Charities Gala and Tournaments.

While it saddens me to even have to say this, PLEASE do not be fooled or drawn into Fradulent or Misguided relief efforts or GoFundMe accounts. If you are unsure, ASK.


HUMANITARIAN DONATIONS: At this time we are asking for the following goods.

Bottled Water, Juice Boxes for the Children, Boxed Milk such as Parmalat, and infant formula.
Canned food goods of all varities
Boxed food goods of all varities
Bread
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Baby Food and related Supplies
Sanitary goods such as Tampons, Sanitary Pads, and Infant Diapers in all sizes
Band-Aids and Antiseptic type creams
Charcoal and Lighter fluid
New clothing, infant, child, and adult
Portable Generators and gas cans
Tarps and straps
Flashlights, Batteries of all sizes for Flashlights
Wipes, any brand for personal hygiene

Kindly we ask that all donated goods be neatly boxed and a list of goods and quantities provided when items are dropped off as we must provide the same to Bahamas Customs.

FLORIDA DROP OFF LOCATIONS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:

Boaters Exchange-Rockledge Florida
Contact- Paulo Berube
321-638-0090
2145 US-1
Rockledge, Florida 32955
Forklift Available

EMS (Environmental Manufacturing Solutions)
Note: EMS is closed Friday-Sunday
Contact-John MacDonald (John Jr)
321-837-0050
7705 Progress Circle
Melbourne, Florida 329404
Forklift Available

Four Fish Marina
Contact-John Fels
772-334-0936
2225 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach Florida 34957
Forklift Available

Waterfront Way Foundation Warehouse
Contact Vicki Derrico
561-262-4130
825 Parkway Street
Jupiter, Florida 33458
Forklift Available

Pompano Beach Marine Center
Contact Jon Burkert
954-956-1450
701 South Federal Highway (US-1)
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Forklift Available

Ways Boatyard – Palm Beach Gardens
Contact on site Gregg Hemingway – 561-389-4831
Alternate Lacey Hagler 561-267-2674
2180 Idlewild Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Forklift Available

Stop Less Blasting – near Boynton Inlet
Contact John Grimm 561-777-4649
817C N. Railroad Ave
Boynton Beach, Fl 33435
Forklift Available

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Please keep in mind that Old Bahama Bay is a privately owned resort
To Fly into West End Airport with goods you must contact
Sergio Nativi at 703-395-6273 Prior to arrival with the date of arrival, Aircraft Tail Number, Pilots name, and list of goods. Sergio will grant you permission to land. You cannot land without permission. Our airport manager Ashley Smith and/or his assistant Cliffy.

Arriving by Boat with goods you must contact Vicki Derrico at 561-262-4130 Prior to arrival with the date of arrival, Boat Name, Captains name, and list of goods. Vicki will grant you permission to bring goods into our docks. All Boaters Must contact Vicki. Our Dock Master Kyle Wilchombe will bet at the marine to assist in checking you in and securing the donations.

Ministry of Finance has ordered No Duty or Vat will be assessed. All aircraft bringing in goods will not be charged the Bahamas Landing and Takeoff fees and All Vessels (Boats) bringing in goods will not be charged the Bahamas Customs Entry Fee.

Pilots and Boat Captains, Please do not forget your passports.


Once again, Be Safe, Think Smart and Thank you for all you support and Love.

John MacDonald
President
jmac@oldbahamabayresorts.com

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Old Today, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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Looks like the new fishing hole bridge is unpassable at this time. The new fishing Hole Road Bridge washed away by Hurricane Dorian | Bahamaspress.com
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Old Today, 05:39 AM
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I think you are just trying to make trouble but anyway, of course they know. But probably their ancestors, for the most part, were brought there by the British to work as slaves. Finally the Bahamas got their independence around 1973 but for what? What good does that do? A bunch of poverty stricken islands. Any natural resources? Any money made is made by a few who get it from the cruise ships. Most of the people live a subsistence lifestyle. If they were given half a chance to go somewhere else and get a fresh start, now that a lot have lost their families, their kids are dead, etc. I bet they'd be willing to go and to let those islands remain mostly uninhabited.
The Bahamas have actually done a quite well economically. If you take a good look at the homes that were destroyed, they were decent homes.

Unfortunately, it seems these hurricanes will become more frequent because the environment is suffering. Just makes me sad for the region on a whole.
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Old Today, 05:42 AM
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Bahamas are not our problem, you need a passport to go there. Brits should be helping them. There are natural disasters all over the world. We can't save everyone.
Speak for yourself. If you don’t want to help them, that’s your business. Some of us want to help them. Some of us have been through similar natural disasters. We will do what we choose.
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Old Today, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Speak for yourself. If you don’t want to help them, that’s your business. Some of us want to help them. Some of us have been through similar natural disasters. We will do what we choose.
As you should, how much destruction are you seeing there, is it bad?

The Bahamas is the richest country in the West Indies and the third wealthiest country in the Americas.

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Old Today, 05:52 AM
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As you should, how much destruction are you seeing there, is it bad?
So guessing you’re trolling.
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Old Today, 05:55 AM
 
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Yeh, the survivors are standing around --no homes, no food, no water, waiting for help and their goverInment sounds like the governments in Central America. The government takes the money and supplies and the people end up with nothing. I'd say we should still donate but after that, anyone who is still alive should be offered another option of a place to live. Those islands are doomed.
At that point, you're donating only to assuage your own feelings, not help the people of the Bahamas.
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Old Today, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Boston
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So guessing you’re trolling.
guessing you haven't written a check...thoughts and prayers....
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Old Today, 06:34 AM
 
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Speak for yourself. If you don’t want to help them, that’s your business. Some of us want to help them. Some of us have been through similar natural disasters. We will do what we choose.
I believe thse poster is talking about US government assistance using tax dollars.
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