Clarendon SOE was overdue, says PM

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness told the country yesterday that the state of public emergency (SOE) declared for Clarendon was overdue, but the necessary resources had to be put in place first.He said the Government is cognisant that it is stretching its resources with several SOEs across the island at the same time, but the security forces have already calculated the challenges.

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Clarendon SOE was overdue, says PM

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness told the country yesterday that the state of public emergency (SOE) declared for Clarendon was overdue, but the necessary resources had to be put in place first.He said the Government is cognisant that it is stretching its resources with several SOEs across the island at the same time, but the security forces have already calculated the challenges.

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Sandals will match each dollar donated to Bahamas relief

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Sandals Resorts International yesterday increased its fund-raising effort to help hurricane victims in The Bahamas by promising to match every dollar donated to its charity arm Sandals Foundation.“Sandal s Resorts International pledges to match every dollar donated to the Sandals Foundation in an effort to help restore hope and rebuild together,” the resort chain stated in an advertisement shared on social media.

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Sandals will match each dollar donated to Bahamas relief

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Sandals Resorts International yesterday increased its fund-raising effort to help hurricane victims in The Bahamas by promising to match every dollar donated to its charity arm Sandals Foundation.“Sandal s Resorts International pledges to match every dollar donated to the Sandals Foundation in an effort to help restore hope and rebuild together,” the resort chain stated in an advertisement shared on social media.

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Dorian death toll in Bahamas now 23

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NASSAU, The Bahamas (CMC) — Health Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday confirmed that the death toll from Hurricane Dorian now stands at 23. However, the health minister once again projected that the final count will be staggering and also revealed that additional morticians are being flown into Abaco and Grand Bahama to embalm the bodies. “Make no bones about it, the numbers are going to be far higher than 23.

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Dorian death toll in Bahamas now 23

Observer on September 6th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

NASSAU, The Bahamas (CMC) — Health Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday confirmed that the death toll from Hurricane Dorian now stands at 23. However, the health minister once again projected that the final count will be staggering and also revealed that additional morticians are being flown into Abaco and Grand Bahama to embalm the bodies. “Make no bones about it, the numbers are going to be far higher than 23.

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Ja deploys disaster relief teams to The Bahamas

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THE Jamaican Government yesterday deployed disaster relief teams to the Hurricane-ravaged islands of The Bahamas to assist with regional relief and recovery efforts there.Making the announcement at a press conference at Jamaica House, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said an advance team was deployed yesterday morning, and that by evening a full disaster assistance team would be dispatched.

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Ja deploys disaster relief teams to The Bahamas

Observer on September 6th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Jamaican Government yesterday deployed disaster relief teams to the Hurricane-ravaged islands of The Bahamas to assist with regional relief and recovery efforts there.Making the announcement at a press conference at Jamaica House, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said an advance team was deployed yesterday morning, and that by evening a full disaster assistance team would be dispatched.

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‘Like zombies’

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ABACO, The Bahamas (AP) — Lugging empty suitcases, plastic buckets and backpacks, dazed survivors of Hurricane Dorian made their way back to the shantytown where they used to live, hoping to gather some of their soggy belongings. The community was known as The Mudd, and it was built by thousands of Haitian migrants over decades.

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‘Like zombies’

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ABACO, The Bahamas (AP) — Lugging empty suitcases, plastic buckets and backpacks, dazed survivors of Hurricane Dorian made their way back to the shantytown where they used to live, hoping to gather some of their soggy belongings. The community was known as The Mudd, and it was built by thousands of Haitian migrants over decades.

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