Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines: This hurricane season is already proving to be a very challenging one for our region. The New Democratic Party is saddened by the news of devastation coming out of the Bahamas. We have had reports of deaths and other serious injuries. The destruction of property is widespread and catastrophic. We continue to keep the people of the Bahamas in our prayers. The frequent and powerful nature of hurricanes in the region reflect the growing threat of climate change. Such hurricanes inflict damage and massive cost on the countries of the Caribbean. We encourage all Vincentians to think of ways to extend a helping hand to our neighbors in the Bahamas. The NDP acknowledges the call for assistance by the Government of Bahamas and will assist as much as we possibly can.Our hearts go out to the Government and people of the Bahamas.