It has been three months since Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm, destroyed parts of The Bahamas’ northernmost islands, Abaco (and its cays) and eastern Grand Bahama.
Camperdown Equestrian Centre is a not-for-profit riding facility that was founded in 1970 in the Camperdown neighborhood in Nassau, The Bahamas. Equestrian Bahamas, which became a federation in 2013, has partnered with Camperdown, The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the Bahamas Olympics Committee to bring more awareness to the sport, more international exposure and to train riders and horses for international and Olympic events.
Nassau Guardian Reporter Jasper Ward explains what it was like to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian with stories of survival and loss.
NASSAU, Bahamas – We’ve heard it all before – stories of people dying and coming back to life – some claiming to have “died and gone to heaven,” others whose “life flashed before their eyes”, and even more bizarre, patients who have claimed to have had an out-of-body experience during surgery. Still, curious cats like me have wondered if there is some truth to these accounts.
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Dorian was the strongest hurricane to ever hit The Bahamas, specifically the northern Bahamas, destroying the islands of Abaco and its cays and eastern Grand Bahama, with winds up to 185 mph, and claiming the lives of hundreds with its up to 20-foot surge. One of those who is presumed to have perished in the surge is Abaco resident Adrian Farrington’s 5-year-old son, Adrian Farrington Jr.