Post Hurricane Matthew, The Bahamas is open for business. The Hurricane impacted various islands in the archipelagic Islands of The Bahamas, either as a Category 3 or 4 storm, with winds as much as 140 mph in some instances. That being said, The Bahamas fared reasonably well, although undergoing structural loss to buildings and homes and loss of trees on several Islands, including New Providence, where our Capital City of Nassau is located.

A national recovery and reconstruction campaign has been launched. Electricity is almost fully restored and telecommunications services are functioning. On Sunday, the Hon. D. Shane Gibson, Minister of Labour & National Insurance, was announced as the Minister responsible for the recovery effort.

There was no loss of life and no reports of major injury during Hurricane Matthew, despite its widespread impact on the entire chain of Islands.