Smooth start to new academic year in the West

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The new academic year got off to a smooth start yesterday in St James, Hanover and Westmoreland, according to Dr Michelle Pinnock, the Ministry of Education’s Region 4 director.According to Dr Pinnock, the National Water Commission (NWC) and the municipal corporations in the region ensured that schools were adequately supplied with water, while “furniture issues” were addressed.

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Fairly smooth start to school year in capital city

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Outside of a shortage of water and teachers at some schools, the new academic year was off to a fairly smooth start in the capital city yesterday.

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Justice Harrison finally confirms resignation from Integrity Commission

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Justice Karl Harrison yesterday confirmed that he has resigned from the Integrity Commission, just over three weeks after he refused to comment on the matter when Nationwide News Network put the question to him.

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Sandals mobilises relief effort for The Bahamas

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Sandals Foundation and its parent company Sandals Resorts International yesterday said they have mobilised disaster relief efforts to help the residents of Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island in Northern Bahamas in the aftermath of powerful Hurricane Dorian, which slammed into sections of the archipelago on Sunday, sowing chaos in low-lying communities and claiming at least five lives.

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Easy traffic flow in Portmore

Observer on September 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Traffic police who were strategically placed at intersections in Portmore, St Catherine yesterday morning had little or nothing to do as motorists, for the most part, complied with the road code.However, in the areas were there was no police presence, a number of unruly taxi drivers — who shunned the planned islandwide fair increase strike by their colleagues — were seen breaching the Road Traffic Act.

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Deadly Dorian

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NASSAU, The Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas Government yesterday confirmed five people had been killed in the Abacos as the virtually standstill, but weakening, Hurricane Dorian continued to pound The Bahamas.

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CDEMA hoping to begin Dorian assessment tomorrow

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) yesterday said that it hopes the all clear would be given tomorrow to allow for a proper assessment of the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian that has weakened slightly after hitting The Bahamas as a Category Five storm.

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Shortage of signage posing problems at Three Miles

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Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor says a shortage of signage in Portia Simpson Miller Square (formerly Three Miles) is posing serious challenges to motorists.McGregor, the constabulary’s operations officer for Area Four, made the statement to journalists along Spanish Town Road yesterday.

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Desperate calls for help from flooded Bahamas islands

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PORT SAINT LUCIE, United States (AFP) — The message was desperate, despondent and urgent.“Anybody who can help me, this is Kendra Williams. I live in Heritage. We are under water; we are up in the ceiling.“Can someone please assist us or send some help? Please.”“Me and my six grandchildren and my son, we are in the ceiling.”

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This Day In History — September 3

Observer on September 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Today is the 246th day of 2019. There are 119 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT:

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