After horror of Dorian, Bahamas struggling to shelter survivors

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NASSAU, The Bahamas (AFP) — The Baptiste family steps off the ferry that brought them from Marsh Harbour, the port in The Bahamas that was flattened by Hurricane Dorian.“Plenty people dead,” says Marie Claude Baptiste, the 46-year-old mother, in broken English. She does not say where she is from, though the area she has fled was home to many Haitian immigrants.

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Ombudsman yet to decide on PNP probe

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Allegations of vote-buying and voter intimidation by “washed-up” dons in the just-concluded People’s National Party (PNP) presidential election could escape the probing lenses of Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown.Yesterday, Parchment Brown told the Jamaica Observer that while she is very concerned about the allegations, she is yet to decide if she will be investigating them.

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Sandals team in Bahamas on relief mission

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NASSAU, The Bahamas — A team from Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is now on the ground in The Bahamas, one week after Hurricane Dorian ravaged two islands in the archipelago — Grand Bahama and Great Abaco — leaving thousands homeless and at least 45 dead.

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Bahamas suspends immigration crackdown

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NASSAU, The Bahamas, (CMC) — The Bahamas Government says it has suspended the crackdown on illegal migrants in the Abacos and Grand Bahama, as the death toll from the passage of Hurricane Dorian a week ago climbed to 45.

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Opposition wants more aggressive approach to hurricane response

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NASSAU, The Bahamas, (CMC) — The main Opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is calling for a more aggressive approach to the Government’s response to the disaster caused by Hurricane Dorian last week, even as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is defending the level of assistance given so far.

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CRUCIAL TALKS

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Following the bitter battle for the top job in the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, who retained the presidency by a narrow margin, is to meet his challenger Peter Bunting today for what party sources say are key conciliatory talks.

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This Day in History — September 10

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Today is the 253rd day of 2019. There are 112 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2004: The Jamaican Government urges 500,000 people to evacuate as Hurricane Ivan approaches, one of the strongest storms on record. OTHER EVENTS1654: Russia’s Czar Alexis takes Smolensk, occupied since 1611 by Poland.

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Funds approved for upgrading of Clarendon health facilities

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T he Government has earmarked millions of dollars for the upgrading of health facilities in the parish of Clarendon.Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said that some $240 million has been approved for work at May Pen Hospital; $132 million for the May Pen West Health Centre; and another $20 million for the Mocho clinic.

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MPs inflict fresh blow on Johnson over Brexit documents

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LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British MPs voted yesterday to demand Prime Minister Boris Johnson release confidential documents relating to Britain’s European Union (EU) exit, during a final day of defiance before he suspends their session until just weeks before Brexit.

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#TSO Loud

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The crew is already four stops in on the annual Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out road tour — the parish-hopping excursion promoting the five-hour-long retail shopping event slated for Thursday, October 3. The first checkpoint was in the parish of Mandeville which, very few would disagree, is fast becoming a major retail hub. Day two picked up in Portie, revealing several new participants like Supermed Pharmacy on Harbour Street and neighbours Essie’s Department Store.

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