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    KevinS is online now
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    French Troops to the Bahamas for Dorian Relief

    French troops are being sent to the Bahamas, in conjunction with Dutch ships which were already in St Maarten for a Caribbean Disaster Planning exercise.

    https://www.bfmtv.com/international/...s-1763092.html

    French troops will be sent Sunday to the Bahamas, devastated after the passage of Hurricane Dorian which has left at least 43 dead.

    The Minister of Armies, Florence Parly, announced this Saturday in a statement the detachment of French soldiers to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

    Dozens of soldiers will be mobilized as part of "European operational cooperation" and will embark with the Royal Netherlands Navy from St. Martin to the Bahamas, says the minister.

    These troops will be composed of a command component of the 33rd Marine Regiment, an engineer unit of the 17th Parachute Engineer Regiment, as well as a health team, a team of mechanics and several vehicles. .

    The Franco-Dutch detachment is scheduled to sail from St. Martin on Sunday, September 8 to join the Bahamas between Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 September.

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    Re: French Troops to the Bahamas for Dorian Relief

    Good news. Those folks need major assistance.

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    Re: French Troops to the Bahamas for Dorian Relief

    The northern Bahamas will take a generation to recover. The southern Bahamas are open today.

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    Re: French Troops to the Bahamas for Dorian Relief

    Great news ! Prior to discovering SBH, we rented homes & boats at Elbow Cay, so laid back, lovely beaches, great snorkeling, sea glass, deepsea fishing, going from cay to cay in the rented Whaler, just not many restaurants. Friendly people who made you feel welcome just like those on SBH. Praying for their recovery.

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    Re: French Troops to the Bahamas for Dorian Relief

    Are they a member nation of the United Nations?Can the UN send troops and supplies for the people in the Bahamas?
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    Re: French Troops to the Bahamas for Dorian Relief

    They became a member in 1973 and OAS in 1956.

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    Re: French Troops to the Bahamas for Dorian Relief

    Does not seem to be a worldwide aid effort being assembled for that devastated island. Am I just missing news of help?
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    Re: French Troops to the Bahamas for Dorian Relief

    UK Navy is on the ground. US Coast Guard is evacuating medical cases. I don't know about others.

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    Re: French Troops to the Bahamas for Dorian Relief

    Very tragic situation. The news tonight sounded grim.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/t...-wake-n1050791

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