Dorian continues to pick up speed as it moves away from the Bahamas.

The category 2 system is now moving at almost 10 km/h as it moves north west towards the Atlantic coast of Florida.

As the storm slowly moves away from the Bahamas, the People’s National Party, is expressing solidarity with the people of the Bahamas and sadness at the loss of lives and destruction of property in the wake of Dorian.

Meanwhile, 13 flights have been cancelled at Jamaica’s two international airports due to Hurricane Dorian.

Eleven of them were scheduled to arrive or depart to Florida.

Two were destined for the Bahamas.