Hurricane Maria headed for Puerto Rico after hitting Dominica

Trump vows to cut taxes'tremendously for middle class

The Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica reported a widespread loss of communication on the island, and relatives of students posted messages on its Facebook page saying they had been unable to talk to their loved ones since late Monday evening as the storm approached.

Britain's International Development Secretary Priti Patel is touring the area to see the damage caused by Hurricane Maria and Irma.

His voice broke and he wiped tears from his eyes as he described a country in which no household - regardless of income level - was left untouched by the punishing winds and deluge of water brought to the island as the eye of Maria passed directly over the island on Monday night.

Skerrit said it was a "miracle" more people did not die given the "unprecedented destruction". This is said to be King's Lane.

The Prime Minister said with recovery now underway, he had declared a state of emergency and a curfew from 4 p.m.to 8 a.m. daily. He and family are fine.

Of those 206 Canadians, 196 are trapped on the island of Dominica, including 148 students from Ross University School of Medicine. The PM also said on Thursday that the island's main hospital was still without power. Patient care has been compromised.

Urgent helicopter services are needed to take food, water and tarpaulins to outer districts for shelter. The housing stock significantly damaged or destroyed. That figure, the Prime Minister fears, will rise as he wades his way into the rural communities today, Wednesday.

Asia markets tread water as investors await news from the Fed
The Fed is expected to slow their bond-buying program at around $US10 billion a month, ultimately rising to $US50 billion. That figure would inch up by $10 billion each quarter until it reaches $50 billion in monthly reductions in October 2018.

In the aftermath of the hurricane, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith Rowley announced that all immigration restrictions typically imposed on Dominican citizens will be waived for the next six months - on the condition they can find accommodation on Trinidad and Tobago.

"In summary, the island has been devastated". All available public buildings are being used as shelters; with very limited roofing materials evident. "Let us continue to pray for our safety". Will update further as new information is received.

"There were no classes in regard to the hurricane", he said.

In fact, the entire Hurricane Maria experience has been somewhat of a blur, with the Dominican community as a whole seemingly "shocked" and left to wonder, "how a hurricane can come from a category one or no category at all to reach category five in a day".

"Dominica had very little time to prepare for this monster", Karins added.

Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kylie Jenner teases possible pregnancy with photo of bare belly
Sep 26, 2017 - 00:14
The source said that during her relationship with her ex 'Tyga , whenever things were good, Kylie said she wanted a baby. The rapper reportedly "was at a recent event telling people about the pregnancy and how his life was going to change".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Star Trek leads to 'record' CBS SVOD sign-ups
Sep 26, 2017 - 00:13
Moreover, Burnham's past ties directly into the heart of Trek lore: orphaned, she was raised on Vulcan by Sarek (James Frain), Mr. In the new series Star Trek : Discovery "new worlds and civilizations are explored by new members of the Star Trek universe".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Merkel bloc wins election but faces far-right challenge
Sep 25, 2017 - 00:13
The xenophobic party ran on an anti-immigrant platform with an emphasis on closing Germany's borders to migrants. Merkel on Friday night told supporters in Munich not to be complacent with her bloc's lead.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Selena Gomez Kidney Transplant: Francia Raisa Shows Off Abs After Surgery
Sep 25, 2017 - 00:10
Selena Gomez has since posted a thank you to her friend online, which shows the pair recovering after the surgery. Gomez , 24, revealed earlier this month that Raisa had donated a kidney to her over the summer due to her lupus .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester United's Ander Herrera says rivals City under pressure to win title
Sep 24, 2017 - 00:19
Alvaro Morata grabbed a hat-trick as Chelsea earned a fourth win in five unbeaten Premier League matches. At times, though, Stoke were guilty of overplaying and they were far too easy for Chelsea to deal with.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Southampton vs Manchester United 09/22/2017 EPL Preview and Prediction
Sep 24, 2017 - 00:18
Anthony Martial got under the United manager's skin at times, but the forward has returned from the summer with a fresh mentality. In further good fitness news, club captain Vincent Kompany is back in full training and could even feature against Palace.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump gives 'final warning' on North Korea trade. What comes next?
Sep 24, 2017 - 00:17
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un makes a statement regarding US President Donald Trump's speech at the UN general assembly. North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency published articles Saturday with comments slamming Trump .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum Vote
Sep 24, 2017 - 00:16
Speaking in Prague on Thursday, the tennis star said "I can't imagine Spain without Catalonia and Catalonia without Spain". However, regionş officials don't intend to change plans and say the plebiscite will go ahead as planned if it is possible.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rafa Benitez brushes off suggestions of top-four Newcastle United finish
Sep 24, 2017 - 00:15
Rafael Benítez will no doubt see it as another winnable game as United look to establish themselves as top-half contenders. However, Ritchie's back in the division with Newcastle - and determined to make the most of it.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uber loses licence to operate in London
Sep 24, 2017 - 00:14
These include its approach to reporting serious criminal offences, and to obtaining criminal record checks for drivers. The company says it has 3.5 million customers in the capital and almost 550,000 had signed up by Saturday afternoon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple TV 4K set to eventually support Dolby Atmos surround sound
Sep 23, 2017 - 00:31
The new Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) TV 4K doesn't ship with Dolby Atmos surround sound support or support for 4K HDR YouTube videos. Apple is also adding Amazon Prime Video - the last of the major streaming services it didn't yet have - sometime this year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ryanair pilots not threatening industrial action, Michael O'Leary says
Sep 22, 2017 - 00:12
The association also says Ryanair is struggling to cope with a high turnover rate among pilots as the airline expands its fleet. If these pilots refuse to work extra days, more cancellations and trouble could be on the way for the Irish airline.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sensex, Nifty reverse gains as rupee sinks by 26 paise
Sep 22, 2017 - 00:12
During the day, the rupee weakened by 54-55 paise to 64.81 against the United States dollar from its previous close at 64.26-27. The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 6.40 points or 0.06 per cent to close at 10,141.15 points.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Are A "Global Health Emergency"
Sep 21, 2017 - 00:15
The report also says that few of these are oral antibiotics, which are better for wider access outside of hospital settings. They are increasingly drug resistant and urgently in need of new treatments.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 3.8 natural disaster rattles IL town near Kentucky border
Sep 20, 2017 - 00:36
Local television broadcast images of collapsed buildings and rubble-filled streets, according to The Associated Press . Sky News and CBS News editor Jon Haworth reported the quake struck southern Mexico and was felt in the capital.