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As The Bahamas remains under threat from Hurricane Matthew, please be advised that The College’s Oakes Field and Grosvenor Close campuses in New Providence and the Northern Bahamas Campus in East Grand Bahama will be closed on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016.  This means that operations and classes will be suspended. The closure includes the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre and Chapter One Bookstore.

Gerace Research Centre in San Salvador will be activated as a hurricane shelter effective Tuesday, October 4th, 2016.  Following the passage of Hurricane Matthew and after the National Emergency Management Agency has issued the official “all clear”, a thorough assessment will be conducted of all College facilities and a subsequent notice will be issued regarding the resumption of operations and classes at the respective campuses.

Administrators, faculty, staff and students are asked to take every precaution to protect themselves, their families and their property and to closely monitor all official COB communication channels (website –, emails and social media) as well as the national news media for announcements and updates related to contingencies and operations at The College of The Bahamas.


The Department of Civil Aviation in conjunction with the Airport Authority of The Bahamas advises the public that the following airport closures will go into effect on Tuesday, 4th October, 2016, as a result of Tropical Storm or Hurricane Force winds emanating from Hurricane Matthew:

  • Matthew Town, Inagua – 7 a.m
  • Duncan Town, Ragged Island – 10 a.m
  • Spring Point, Acklins – 2 p.m
  • Colonel Hill, Crooked Island – 4 p.m
  • Arbraham’s Bay, Mayaguana – 4 p.m
  • Deadman’s Cay, Long Island – 6 p.m
  • Samana Cay – 10 p.m

The Department of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority will advise the public of any changes to the afore-mentioned times, as necessary. Persons are also requested to listen carefully for additional airport closures throughout the week, and for airport re-openings.