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Weather: Dangerous swells which could exceed 22 feet during its peak
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FRIDAY 8TH MARCH, 2013 AT 5PM EDT A deepening low pressure center off the Carolina Coast is generating moderate to dangerous large swell which will propagate southward during the next seven days. Moderate to Heavy swells have begun bombarding the coastline of the more eastern The post Weather: Dangerous swells which could exceed 22 feet during its peak appeared first on Bahamas Post.
PM signs historic treaty in Samoa
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart was among leaders from the Pacific, Caribbean and Africa, Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea (AIMS) regions who signed a historic sustainable energy and climate resilient treaty that is expected to significantly change the lives and destiny of over 20 million small islanders, for the better. Led by the Deputy Prime Minister [...]
Prime Minister Stuart visits New Zealand
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart recently paid a two-day visit to New Zealand at the invitation of its government. The visit provided him with an opportunity to tour the Rotokawa Geothermal Plant, via the Aratiatia Hydro Dam. The Barbados delegation also visited the Plenty Flora GNS Science Joint Venture Company, which uses geothermal energy to heat [...]
BAHAMAS-WEATHER- Hurricane Joaquin bears down on central and eastern Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas, Oct. 1, CMC - A powerful category three Hurricane Joaquin is bearing down on the islands of the central and eastern Bahamas.
BAHAMAS-WEATHER-Jamaica to coordinate relief efforts in the Bahamas
NASSAU,Bahamas, Oct. 4, CMC - The Office of Disaster Preparendness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Jamaica has says it will send a Rapid Needs Assessment Team (RNAT)to the Bahamas on Monday to coordinate relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin.
BERMUDA-STORM-Premier calls on public to help storm-hit Dominica
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sept 3, CMC -- Premier Michael Dunkley has called on Bermuda residents to help Dominica recover from a deadly storm that killed more than 30 people and left several others missing and homeless.
BERMUDA-WEATHER- Flights and church services cancelled as Hurricane Joaquin approaches
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct 4, CMC -Incoming flights have been cancelled as well as church services at the Anglican Church as powerful Hurricane Joaquin bore down on Bermuda packing 115 miles per hour winds after earlier causing death and destruction in The Bahamas.
BERMUDA-WEATHER-Bermuda keeps eye on Joaquin as hurricane heads north
By Ivan Clifford HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct 2, CMC - The Bermuda government Friday urged citizens to be wary of Hurricane Joaquin that was threatening the British Overseas Territory as a Category Three storm.
BERMUDA-WEATHER-Joaquin strengthens as it heads for Bermuda
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct 3, CMC -- Two cruise ships cancelled scheduled visits to the island as Hurricane Joaquin strengthened to a Category Four storm again on Saturday as it headed away from the battered Bahamas for Bermuda.
BERMUDA-WEATHER-Water truckers count cost of record August rainfall
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sept 2, CMC - The wettest August on record provided a welcome tonic for homeowners but left the islands water truckers counting the cost.
CARBBEAN-WEATHER-Tropical storm watch issued for Leeward Islands
CARBBEAN-WEATHER-Tropical storm watch issued for Leeward Islands
CARIBBEAN-ENVIRONMENT-OECS to host climate change symposium
CASTRIES, St.Lucia, Jun. 14, CMC-Media and communications officials from across the region will meet in St.Kitts Nevis this week for a symposium aimed at demystifying the complexities of climate change and its related issues.
CARIBBEAN-ENVIRONMENT-Regional urban planners meeting in St. Lucia
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 19, CMC - Specialists in urban planning and land use management from the Caribbean are meeting here for talks on reducing the likely impacts of climate change on urban development.
CARIBBEAN-WEATHER -Business places closed, residents urged to exercise caution due to Tropical Storm Erika
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug. 27, CMC - Several business places are closed across the Leeward Islands and residents have been urged to remain indoors due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.
CARIBBEAN-WEATHER-CIMH launches new platform to document impact of climate change
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 3, CMC -- The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) has launched an online platform documenting the impact of climate events and responses and the planning and mitigation strategies to deal with such events.
CARIBBEAN-WEATHER-Prime Minister of St. Lucia reaches out to Dominica
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Aug. 27, CMC - Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony has reached out to his counterpart in Dominica , offering to lend support in the aftermath of the devastation stemming from the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.
CARIBBEAN-WEATHER-Tropical Storm conditions expected over Leeward Islands late Sunday
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,Aug. 23, CMC - The first named hurricane for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane season has now weakened to a Tropical Storm.
CARIBBEAN-WEATHER-Tropical Storm Ida moves towards the Leeward Islands
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 21, CMC - Tropical Storm Ida, packing winds of 50 miles per hour (MPH), is expected to reach hurricane strength over the next 24 hours as it moved closer towards the Leeward Islands, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has said.
CUBA-AGRICULTURE - Cuba to introduce cloud seeding programme to tackle drought
HAVANA, Cuba, Aug. 30, CMC - The Water Resources institute says a cloud seeding programme will be carried on as of September 15 in an effort to relive areas hard hit by the prolonged drought.
DOMINICA-AVIATION-WINAIR to provide service from St. Marteen to Canefield Airport
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten,Aug.30,CMC -Effective Monday, the National Flag Carrier of St. Maarten WINAIR will offer daily service from St. Maarten to Canefield airport due to the closure of the Douglas-Charles airport, in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika.
DOMINICA-WEATHER - CARICOM supplies Dominica with solar lanterns
GEORGETOWN, Guyana,Sep. 16, CMC - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, has provided the government of Dominica with 400 emergency LED Solar Lanterns as part of disaster response activities following the devastation left behind by Tropical Storm Erika last month.
HAITI-WEATHER- Tropical Storm Erika dissipates leaving trail of death and destruction
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 30, CMC - Five people were killed in Haiti as Tropical Storm Erika drenched sections of French speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state.
ST. LUCIA-DROUGHT-St. Lucia affected by drought situation
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 13, CMC - The Water and Sewage Company Inc (WASCO) has warned that a worsening drought situation could lead to increased water rationing and urged people to continue to implement measures to reduce their consumption of water.
ST. VINCENT-WEATHER-St. Vincent to donate money, Bailey bridges to Dominica
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Aug 31, CMC -- The St. Vincent and the Grenadines government will provide funds and Bailey bridges to Dominica in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika, which has left at least 25 dead and millions in damages last week.
ST.LUCIA-ECONOMY-More funds towards recovery efforts
CASTRIES, St.Lucia Mar. 27, CMC - The World Bank will make an additional US$36 million available to St Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to assist with recovery efforts following the passage of a lethal weather system on Christmas Eve.
UPDATE - BAHAMAS-WEATHER- Hurricane Joaquin strengthens to Category four storm - schools closed
NASSAU, Bahamas, Oct. 1, CMC - Hurricane Joaquin strengthened to a Category Four storm on Thursday afternoon , forcing several residents in the southern Bahamas to remain indoors as floodwaters continue to rise during the slow passage of the powerful system.
UPDATE-CARIBBEAN-WEATHER- Five reported missing in Dominica
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug.27, CMC - Five people have been reported missing in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika continues to pound the island, triggering landslides that have destroyed at least 20 homes.
UPDATE-CARIBBEAN-WEATHER- Two reportedly swept away by rising river in Dominica
ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug. 27, CMC - The Dominica Broadcasting Service (DBS) is reporting that two persons were swept away as rivers overflowed their banks due to downpour associated with Tropical Storm Erika.
UPDATE-CARIBBEAN-WEATHER-Trinidad and Tobago to assist Dominica in recovery efforts
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug. 27, CMC - Trinidad and Tobago has offered to help Dominica in recovery efforts following severe flooding and damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika.
UPDATE-WEATHER-DOMINICA-Four dead, widespread reports of flooding
ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug. 27, CMC - Four people are confirmed dead as Tropical Storm Erika unleashed its fury on the island on Thursday.
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Floodwater reduces business at Parika Market
Vendors at the Parika Market suffered a loss of sales yesterday after rainfall water swamped sections of it, preventing shoppers from gaining access. View full article at stabroeknews.com
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President meets Norwegian delegation on forest deal
President Donald Ramotar yesterday met a technical team from Norway comprising climate and development cooperation officials. A release from the Government Information Agency (GINA) said that... View full article at stabroeknews.com
Thai satellite sees large debris field in search of Malaysia jet
PERTH, (Reuters) High winds and icy weather halted the air search today for a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, just as new satellite images... View full article at stabroeknews.com
Chaos and long delays to get Smarter Cards
Fatigued legs from standing in line for hours, dehydration, dizzy spells, absence of enough seats, and delayed trips to the bathroom were the complaints of some commuters who rushed at last minute to get their Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Smarter Cards on deadline day yesterday.
Heat puts court staff under stress
Some of the air-conditioning units at the Supreme Court have not been working since December last year.Members of staff complained Monday that it was unbearable to work in the heat.
Portland family fearful following landslide
A mother of four is now crying out for assistance to relocate after her four-bedroom house was inundated by muddy water following a massive landslide at Belle View in the Rio Grande Valley in Portland Sunday night.
Ripe banana prices up
Four months after it was forced to roll back a 20 per cent hike in the price of its ripe bananas because of a fall-off in sales, JP Tropical Foods is again testing the market by asking customers to pay more for the fruit.
Schools urged to destroy mosquito-breeding sites
The Ministry of Health is encouraging administrators to continue efforts to ensure that mosquito-breeding sites are removed from school grounds.Director, emergency, disaster management and special services, Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse, said this should be...
Progress on IGY dry docks robbery
POLICE PRESS RELEASE - Officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station are reporting that they have made some progress into the investigation of a robbery at the IGY Marina Dry Dock in Rodney Bay which occurred on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Officers have since arrested and charged Marcus Lafeuillet of Bagatelle Castries for the offence of Robbery. He appeared before the First District Court in Gros Islet on Monday, September 8, 2014. Lafeuillet was...
Rotaract Club of St Lucia hands over home for trough victim
PRESS RELEASE - The Rotaract Club of St. Lucia was chartered on April 22nd 1985 under Charter President Kenneth Hilaire by the Rotary Club of St. Lucia. Over the years the Rotaract Club of St. Lucia has been a very active club, not only in Saint Lucia but across the Rotaract District 7030 which spans from the islands of St. Kitts down to Suriname. Some of our notable projects include the Installation of playground equipment...