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UNDP releases US$200,000 recovery package for The Bahamas

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday said it has released an initial allocation of US$200,000 of emergency funding in response to the devastating impact of category five Hurricane Dorian on The Bahamas. Read More

Trump's revolving door: Bolton the latest to go

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — National Security Advisor John Bolton, fired by US President Donald Trump yesterday, is the latest member of his administration to be shown the door. Read More

Ombudsman yet to decide on PNP probe

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-large Halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

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. Read More

After horror of Dorian, Bahamas struggling to shelter survivors

Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

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. Read More

Opposition wants more aggressive approach to hurricane response

Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

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... Read More

Bahamas suspends immigration crackdown

Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

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. Read More

Sandals team in Bahamas on relief mission

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

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... Read More

This Day in History — September 10

Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

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.  Read More

CRUCIAL TALKS

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

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... Read More

#TSO Loud

Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

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... Read More

MPs inflict fresh blow on Johnson over Brexit documents

Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

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... Read More

Funds approved for upgrading of Clarendon health facilities

Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

T he Government has earmarked millions of dollars for the upgrading of health facilities in the parish of Clarendon. Read More

Rainy days

Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

For a third-consecutive day heavy rain pelted sections of Kingston and St Andrew yesterday, resulting in flooding and damage to some roads. The Meteorological Service of Jamaica had forecast showers and thunderstorms across most parishes. Read More

ACP wants stepped up efforts to deal with impact of climate change

Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group Secretary General Dr Patrick Gomes yesterday called for increased efforts to deal with the impact of climate change, noting that the “painful reality” is that its adverse impacts are more severe in... Read More

Dayton Campbell first casualty of Bunting loss to Phillips

Monday, September, 9 2019    

Dr Dayton Campbell, the fiery campaign chairman for defeated People's National Party (PNP) leadership challenger, Peter Bunting, became the first casualty of the loss to incumbent Party Leader Dr Peter Phillips on Saturday. Read More



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