The Balearia Caribbean ferry departs from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday to Freeport, a city in the Grand Bahama. Photo: AP

Trump warns of ‘bad people’ among Hurricane Dorian survivors, as refugees are turned away for lack of US visas

  • Thousands of Bahamians have been fleeing the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama since Dorian slammed into the island chain a week ago
  • Confusion over required travel documents is hindering some efforts to help Bahamian refugees anxiously fleeing for the US
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The Balearia Caribbean ferry departs from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday to Freeport, a city in the Grand Bahama. Photo: AP
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People await evacuation at a dock in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Facing far higher Hurricane Dorian death toll, Bahamians scramble to escape worst-hit islands

  • Monster storm left at least 43 dead, with hundreds or even thousands still missing
  • Planes, helicopters and ships, both private and government, are converging on battered Abaco Islands to help with evacuations
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People await evacuation at a dock in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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