Bahamas

13 September 2019, Nassau

Remarks to the press outside the NEMA Emergency Operations Centre

I want to pay tribute to the government and the people of the Bahamas for their extraordinary response to these tragic events.
 

14 September 2019, Nassau

Opening remarks at press encounter after Secretary-General’s visit to Abaco Island, Bahamas

I just came back from Abaco. I must say was horrified. I've never seen such a level of systematic devastation. Hurricane Dorian has been classified as category five. I think it's category hell. But it was not powered by the devil. We have always had many hurricanes, but now they are more intense, and they are more frequent, and they are powered by climate change. And so it's very important that international community learns two things from the example of Abaco and Grand Bahama.
 

14 September 2019, Nassau, Bahamas

Secretary-General’s remarks at press encounter after his visit to Abaco Island

I just came back from Abaco. I must say was horrified. I've never seen such a level of systematic devastation. Hurricane Dorian has been classified as category five. I think it's category hell. But it was not powered by the devil. We have always had many hurricanes, but now they are more intense, and they are more frequent, and they are powered by climate change. And so it's very important that international community learns two things from the example of Abaco and Grand Bahama.
 

13 September 2019, Nassau, Bahamas

Secretary-General's remarks to the press outside the NEMA Emergency Operations Centre

I want to pay tribute to the government and the people of the Bahamas for their extraordinary response to these tragic events.
 

13 September 2019, Nassau, Bahamas

Secretary-General’s remarks at press encounter outside shelter for Hurricane Dorian evacuees

Question: Secretary-General, you just saw the evacuees at a shelter, most of them emigrated from Haiti. What do you make of this situation? Have you had any talks with the Prime Minister about it and what might be done to help these people when they seem to be not accepted in this country?
 

13 September 2019, Nassau, Bahamas

Secretary-General’s remarks during joint press encounter with the Prime Minister of the Bahamas

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.

I am here express the solidarity of United Nations and the international community with the Government and the people of the Bahamas, after the unrelenting onslaught of Hurricane Dorian.

I bring our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones, and our sympathies to the many others who have lost their homes and communities.

I have just heard from Prime Minister Minnis about the Government’s comprehensive response.

The courage and the commitment of Bahamians during these very difficult times is inspiring.