Strung like beads along the northeast edge of the Caribbean, the Leeward Islands are tiny, remote and attractive, with azure waters and ocean breezes drawing tourists from around the world.
"What I see are people coming who are hungry, who are exhausted, who are thirsty and need help", said the Rev. Jeff Neevel, the pastor of the St. Thomas Reformed Church in the Virgin Islands capital, Charlotte Amalie.
Some 40,000 people live on the French side of St. Martin, and about the same number on the Dutch side.
She collapsed into a small plastic chair that has served as a makeshift bed since Irma ripped the roof off her home as it pummeled St. Martin as a Category 5 storm.
Despite Irma's destruction, many islanders counted their blessings as Hurricane Jose, which followed on the super-storm's heels, spared them further disaster. Almost 160 were evacuated on Friday and approximately 700 more on Saturday.
"It's been very useful to see for myself what bad damage this storm has done and in this way to also show the population of St. Martin and the governor and prime minister that we stand together here as a kingdom and that we will solve this together", he told reporters. The U.S. Virgin Islands were also hard hit. The Norwegian Sky cruise ship was due to arrive Tuesday and take its charges to Miami.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Monday unveiled the government's reconstruction plan for the islands. He will finish off his trip on the nearby island of St. Barts.
The Dutch government has sent in troops to the Dutch side of St. Martin after reports of widespread looting and robberies have emerged. The electricity supply has also been badly hit, authorities said.
The islands' woes increased as the airport on St. Barts was closed, and those in Anguilla and St. Martin were open only to the military, rescue crews and aid organizations. St. Croix, the most populated of the islands in the chain, escaped relatively unscathed because its location some 45 miles to the south spared it a direct hit.
France's Caisse Centrale de Reassurance, a state-owned reinsurance group, said Irma would go down as one of the most damaging disasters in decades on French territory.
Two C-130 transport planes loaded with aid including food, water, tents and building materials landed in Sint Maarten on Sunday, and the Dutch Navy said mass distribution would begin on Monday.
Ports in St. John, St. Thomas and elsewhere remained closed. A tanker with 350 tons of fresh water was also on its way.
At a news conference in the Pointe-a-Pitre airport before departing for St. Martin, Macron said the government's "top priority" was to help island residents return to normal life. "You could see there was not much left", Larry Brown, a part-time resident, said as he waited in Puerto Rico for a flight back to his home in southwestern Florida to see what damage awaited him there.
"The UK government is doing everything it possibly can to help those affected by the hurricane", he said.
However as Caribbean leaders met to discuss the situation in the United Kingdom there was loud criticism of Britain's response to Irma.
The Dutch Red Cross has raised RM16m for the devastated islands in under a week. We have seen there are many homes that were built too precariously, with fragile infrastructure.
Houston rap artist Bun B and Scooter Braun, a Hollywood talent manager and founder of SB Projects, are the organizers. The show will broadcast on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and CMT from Los Angeles, Nashville and NY .
In 2016, about 85,000 Rohingya poured into Bangladesh, fleeing rape, torture and murder at the hands of Myanmar security forces. There are many more in other parts of the region and the world. "We also have expectations concerning the Myanmar government".
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Beijing says the system's powerful radars will be able to monitor flights and missile launches deep inside northeastern China. The U.S. and South Korea should "immediately stop the deployment process and withdraw relevant equipment", Geng said.
North Korea claimed last weekend to have developed its most powerful nuclear weapon yet: A hydrogen bomb that could reach the US. Rodman has apparently visited the Korean penninsula several times but that he and Kim rarely touch on politics.
Weatherunderground's Jeff Masters said a strike on the west Florida coast was the most likely option. If the storm moved into the Gulf of Mexico, Masters said that surge could lean more towards 8 feet.
This will be Xiaomi's second outing in the Notebook space, after the company launched the successful Mi Notebook Air in 2016. One of the highlights of the Mi Notebook Pro is that it comes with a fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication.
The Pope can be seen with bruising as he greets crowds after the accident. "When you don't want to see, you don't see", he said. Francis used the trip to urge Colombians deeply polarized by a peace plan to shun vengeance after a bloody 50-year civil war.
Ukrainian law enforcement agencies said Sahakashvili and his supporters face a possible 5 year prison term. He has the full right to return to Ukraine, where he was illegally stripped of his citizenship .
The nuclear test came only five days after the launch of a ballistic missile that flew over northern Japan on August 29. Last week, Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile that flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
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