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Survivor Reacts To Planned Celebrations

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Some Abaco and Grand Bahama Dorian survivors are calling the weeklong hurricane anniversary “celebrations” far from appropriate.





NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Last week, the public was informed by the government of a weeklong series of events to recognize the third anniversary of Hurricane Dorian ravaging Abaco and Grand Bahama. However, some survivors are calling the “celebrations” far from appropriate. Marlena Leonard reached out to a dorian survivor for more on this story.

Many Bahamians are speaking out online with their reactions to the Dorian anniversary week’s events, hosted by the government, including a concert in Nassau with Grammy award-winning gospel singer, Cece Winans.

We spoke to Dorian survivor and former Abaco resident, Kara Butler-Wight. She shares her reaction to the news of the “celebrations”, a word choice she feels was inappropriate.

Butler-Wight says she still suffers from PTSD when it comes to storms, rain and wind.

While Butler-Wight herself is a Christian, she says that the gospel-centric concert excludes survivors who aren’t of that faith.

Butler-Wight suggests it should be a national day of remembrance, and that the selection of a Grammy award-winning singer, further trivializes the tragedy by choosing to have the big-name concert .

The Dorian survivor lived in Abaco for 22 years, but relocated to Nassau after the storm.