Twelve Guyanese opted to return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas


Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, on Sunday night said that only three Guyanese families decided to return here from the hurricane-hit Bahamas.

According to a Ministry of the Presidency release yesterday, the Minister and a representative from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) travelled to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri to welcome home Cecil and  Olive Simon.

The Simons were the third group of persons to return home after the island was ravaged by the Category Five hurricane. This brings the total to 12 persons who opted to return home, the release added. Felix said initially, 28 persons had signalled an interest in returning; however, the majority have since decided to remain on the island chain.

“By the time we started to make arrangements, we were able to confirm that 12 really wanted to return…Others who are interested in coming may have to do so on their own steam because this marks the culminating point of Government’s intervention to return Guyanese home. It cannot be an open-ended arrangement,” he said.(Stabroek News)…[+]