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ACT Alliance Rapid Response Fund No. 12/2017: Hurricane Irma in Dominican Republic

On September 2017, Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 295 km/hour, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, touched land in the Dominican Republic during the night of Wednesday September 7, 2017 affecting the region of East, Northeast,

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-16 00:48:00

Montgomery's Jabriel Wilson-Carter taking talents to South Pacific

Dominican Republic. Then Mexico. Italy. Jabriel Wilson-Carter's next stop? South Pacific. The Montgomery native was recently selected second overall in the 2017 Oceania Basketball Association draft by a team in Cook Islands, which is nearly 6,000 miles from the United States. "I'm very excited," sai

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2017-09-16 00:42:20

Relief efforts underway after Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma hit the shores of Cuba on September 7, a category 5 storm with sustained winds of 295kph. For four days, Irma battered the north coast of Cuba. 2,000,000 people fled to shelters, churches, or the homes of relatives and neighbours. 9 metre waves swept inland, contaminating fresh water

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-16 11:32:00

Tropical Storms Lee, Maria brewing in the Atlantic

Two tropical systems are expected to strengthen as they cross the Atlantic Basin into next week, including one that poses a threat to Irma-devastated areas in the northern Caribbean. Ninety-six L, located about 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands, presents the biggest risk to land as it continu

FOXNEWS - 2017-09-16 10:08:28

T&T women in hunt for NORCECA quarters spot*

RHEEZA GRANT and Abby Blackman will do battle for a place in the quarterfinals of the fifth leg of the NORCECA (North, Central America and the Caribbean) Beach Volleyball Tour today in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. After winning one of their two matches yesterday when the circuit resumed after a t

TRINIDAD EXPRESS - 2017-09-16 06:00:00

Potential Tropical Cyclone 15 prompts watches for Lesser Antilles

Tropical storm watches were posted in the Lesser Antilles Saturday morning (Sept. 16) as the National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone 15. The low pressure system, 755 miles east southeast of the Lesser Antilles, was packing top winds of 35 mph, not quite enoug

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-16 17:15:03

Islands hit by Irma bracing for another hurricane

Islands blasted by Hurricane Irma last week may face another hurricane by Monday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Saturday. A potential tropical storm located about 755 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles is expected to become a tropical storm later today as it heads west at a qui

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-09-16 17:02:00

Topical Storm Lee, Tropical Depression Fifteen form

The National Hurricane Center reported Saturday that two disturbances brewing in the Atlantic basin have developed. Tropical Storm Lee has formed over the eastern Atlantic and Tropical Depression Fifteen could approach the Lesser Antilles as a hurricane on Tuesday. Tropical Storm Lee Tropical Storm

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-16 16:17:20

Hurricane Jose is traveling up the East Coast bringing tropical storm conditions - here's the latest

National Hurricane Center Hurricane Jose is traveling up the East Coast of the US and could affect an area from North Carolina to New England, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Jose's center will most likely stay out at sea, but the NHC reported at 8 a.m. E

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-18 13:48:00

Hurricane Jose Spins North, With East Coast Watching Warily

A satellite image on Thursday showed Jose, which was upgraded to a hurricane on Friday, northeast of Cuba and Hispaniola.Credit National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The storm Jose reclaimed its hurricane classification as it spun over the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, a day after it had been

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-15 23:14:21

Amid Pornography Case, Vatican Recalls Priest From Washington Embassy

The Vatican said a diplomat recalled from its embassy in Washington would face an investigation in Vatican City.Credit Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has recalled a high-ranking priest working as a diplomat in the Holy See's embassy in Washi

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-15 23:03:00

Tigers get pitcher from Angels to complete Justin Upton trade

DETROIT -- The Los Angeles Angels have sent right-handed pitcher Elvin Rodriguez to the Detroit Tigers to complete last month's Justin Upton trade. Rodriguez, a 19-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, is the 22nd-best prospect in the Angels' system, according to MLB Pipeline. The Tigers also r

MLIVE.COM - 2017-09-15 22:05:43

U.S. rushes Hurricane Irma aid to Caribbean islands, but not to Cuba

Cuba's cash-strapped economy has suffered this year from a decline in aid from its chief ally Venezuela, lower exports and a brake on market reforms. And then came Hurricane Irma - the strongest storm to hit the island in more than 80 years. Sonia Legg reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook Th

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-15 21:14:18

GlobalMedic & Air Canada supporting Hurricane Irma relief with clean drinking water

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Hurricane Irma is the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic. On September 6, 2017, the Category 5 storm reached the Northern Leeward Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Maarten, Anguilla, and the British and US Virgin Islands, with maximum sustained wind speed

BENZINGA - 2017-09-15 21:01:00

Words from the Wise: Dulce Miller's family fled the Domincan Republic to escape a dictator's long reach

Published 4:09 pm, Friday, September 15, 2017 J: Where are you from? D: I'm from Dominican Republic. I came to this country in 1961. J: What brought you here? D: Well, I really left for political reasons. We had a dictator in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and I had just lost a brother. He was


Rep. Adriano Espaillat Urges Emergency Hearing To Aid Disaster And Relief Funding Throughout The Caribbean Following Hurricane Irma

"As public servants, we have a moral duty and responsibility to do everything within our power to aid in the immense rebuilding efforts and assist with potential public health crises that may follow." NY Rep. Adriano Espaillat honors Women's Equality Day, which celebrates the anniversary of the 19th

LONGISLAND.COM - 2017-09-15 19:49:49

Chile Is No Longer The Toughest Country To Get An Abortion In, Thanks To President Michelle Bachelet

Until recently, Chile was one of the toughest countries in the world to get an abortion. Along with El Salvador, Malta, the Vatican, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua, Chile's laws stated that women were not able to voluntarily terminate a pregnancy for any reason. However, Chilean president Mic

BUST - 2017-09-15 18:29:12

Irma update: Grand Turk Island not quite ready for cruise ships

Cruise giant Carnival has added Grand Turk Island to the list of destinations its ships will skip next week in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The Miami-based line on Friday said Carnival Glory, Carnival Magic and Carnival Conquest would replace scheduled calls at Grand Turk with a visit to Amber Cove

USA TODAY - 2017-09-15 17:57:17

Venezuela's government and opposition advance in talks

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Venezuela's government and opposition have made progress in exploratory talks aimed at creating a framework to resolve the nation's economic and political crisis. Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina said Thursday the two sides agreed to meet for a thir

YAHOO! - 2017-09-15 03:23:21

Latin American nations seek Venezuela crisis mediation

The Chancellor of the Dominican Republic Miguel Vargas (L), the President of Dominican Republic Danilo Medina (C) and Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (R) talk to the media, after participating in a meeting to resume brokered talks between Venezuelan government's and the op

REUTERS - 2017-09-15 19:14:07