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Rescue Crews in Puerto Rico Struggle to Reach Residents Cut Off by Fiona

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FALLEN TREES IN PUERTO RICO AFTER HURRICANE FIONA

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Firefighters from the DOE Barceloneta carried rescue a 91-year-old woman who was trapped in her home after a flood.
Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, firefighters rescue a 91-year-old woman on Tuesday after flooding from Hurricane Fiona. Photo: Puerto Rico Firefighters Corps/Twitter

President Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Puerto Rico and ordered federal aid to assist with recovery efforts in the areas affected by deadly Hurricane Fiona, the White House announced Wednesday evening. The death toll from the storm stands at eight.

Driving the news: Local officials told AP Wednesday they were having difficulty trying to reach stranded residents days after Fiona swept through, cutting off areas in “at least six municipalities” after triggering heavy rains, mudslides and flooding that destroyed bridges, roads and property.

The remains of a bridge in Rio Grande de Arecibo, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Fiona swept through.
The remains of a bridge over Rio Grande de Arecibo on Thursday after Hurricane Fiona swept through, unleashing heavy rains and extensive flooding. Satellite image: ©2022 Maxar Technologies

The big picture: Fiona knocked out power to the entire island, and Gov. Pedro Pierluisi requested the major disaster declaration on Tuesday.

  • Pierluisi tweeted his thanks to Biden and Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Deanne Criswell for the declaration, which he said would ensure towns had additional FEMA help to assist in storm damage recovery.

By the numbers: Over a million people were still without power and more than 450,000 had no running water or only intermittent service in the U.S. territory on Wednesday, according to government data.

What they’re saying: Criswell said at a briefing in Puerto Rico on Wednesday after visiting affected areas that initial recovery efforts were about “stabilizing the incident and bringing the communities to a level that they can function.”

  • Then officials would look at moving into rebuilding infrastructure to be more resilient “so that they can withstand future impacts.”

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Statement By President Mauriel R. Knight on The Occasion Of Caribbean Youth Day – NevisPages.com

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Today as a Caribbean people, we pause to recognize, celebrate, and cherish the accomplishments and indelible contributions of young people across the region. For almost four decades, today, the 30th of September has been observed as Caribbean Youth Day with this year’s celebrations held under the theme “Adding Global Value Taking Charge of Our Future.”

MAURIEL R. KNIGHT

Across the globe, Governments have finally begun placing an emphasis on strengthening young people and therein preparing them for their roles as leaders. Additionally, never before have we seen, with such great magnitude, multitudes of young people rising up and agitating for myriads of issues ranging from climate change to health advocacy, equal access to education, mental health, employment opportunities and good governance. It is the power of these voices that prove that no longer should young people be prepared to take up leadership roles tomorrow, but rather be empowered to lead, train, mentor, guide and advise today, for our time is now! Within our Latin America-Caribbean region statistics show that almost 20% of the population comprise youth. The question must be asked then what measures have our Government, Society and people taken to ensure that these youth are equipped to take charge of their future? The sustainability and survival of our nation hinge on unlocking the potential of each child so that they can add meaningful value to the nation by defying the odds and challenges they face and rising to unimaginable heights.

Today, we have the chance to chart the course for our region’s future. I implore our Government, Civil Society, Educators and Religious Bodies to truly place an emphasis on developing our young people. Frankly, the time for banter and babble is over. Now is the time to prepare our youth to use their skills and God-given abilities to impart change, lead, agitate and succeed so that they can truly add meaningful value to our nation, region and our globe. However, the task also lies with each of us to rise up and take hold of the opportunities before us. Volunteer, learn, share, donate and prepare; participate in clubs and edify yourselves to be ready for anything that may come your way. It is this key preparation and this key edification that will properly position all young people to add value to their communities now and allow us to take charge of the future before us. For in the words of Malcolm X, “the future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

 



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Jamaica: Argument Between Girls Turn Fatal, Girl Stabs Another Over Gossip

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Michion Campbell, a grade 11 student of Kingston Technical High School, Jamaica was stabbed during a heated argument on the school compound.
Michion Campbell, a grade 11 student of Kingston Technical High School, Jamaica was stabbed during a heated argument on the school compound.

Jamaica: An argument between two high school girls over a piece of gossip turned fatal on Thursday afternoon, leaving their schoolmates in shock. This incident has triggered a call for social workers to give more attention to children and their parents.

Michion Campbell, a grade 11 student of Kingston Technical High School, Jamaica was stabbed during a heated argument on the school compound.

The girl who stabbed Campbell (accused) was taken into police custody.

A student who was the classmate of the deceased, as well as the accused, informed the sources that the argument had started as “cussing”. However, the fight quickly spiralled out of control.

“Everybody was trying to hold the two of them. The girl retrieved the ratchet knife under her uniform and stabbed Michion Campbell.

“Another student was trying to resuscitate her while she was on the ground. I saw her take her last breath,” the student stated.

A different student said that she was at the school to do a diagnostic test to seek admission in the sixth form of the Kingston Technical High School, Jamaica. The student was traumatized after witnessing the tragedy.

“Dem start cuss over hearsay. (a piece of gossip) Both of them were using extremely wrong languages. After the test, which I was here to give, I heard the noise. Michion said to the other girl, stating that (the other girl) can do nothing to (Michion). 

In the meantime, Michion’s friends told her to walk away and grabbed her hand, but she managed to get out of the grip and went up in the girl’s face. The (other) girl took out a knife and stabbed her in the neck and head.

A resident of the Rose Gardens community, in Jamaica where the school is located, expressed her anger about the incident. She said that many children nowadays are too vicious and display violent behaviour at the slightest provocation.



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REUTERS WORLD NEWS: Rus Deadly Ukraine Attack, Hurricane Ian’s Destructive Path, Finland Closing Russian Border, More

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  The Reuters Daily Briefing Friday, September 30, 2022 by Linda Noakes Hello Here’s what you need to know. Ukraine’s advance challenges Putin’s grip on the Donbas region, Hurricane Ian veers toward the Carolinas, and euro zone inflation hits a record high of 10% Today’s biggest stories Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with […]

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