Premier David Burt stated tonight that Bermuda will look to deploy Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers to assist, “if necessary”, following consultation with the Governor, following widespread devastation in the Bahamas this past weekend.

In a statement issued tonight, the Premier extended “heartfelt sympathies to our neighbours in the Bahamas” on behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda tonight, in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

“Our sincere condolences go out to the families of those killed during this catastrophic storm,” said Mr Burt.

“The destruction has been tragic and the images that I have seen of the region so far are heartbreaking. It is incredibly sad and our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the Bahamas during this difficult time.

“I have reached out to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to offer any support we can.

“We will be assessing our resources to determine what we can provide and how we can best assist. In consultation with the Governor, we will look to deploy the Regiment if necessary,” he added.

“We will continue to pray for those who have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian and for those who are still in the path of this powerful storm.”