May 24, 2019

Caribbean to experience drier than usual wet season

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean countries have been warned that the rainfall over the next three months may be “drier than usual” in some islands resulting in a progressively increase in wild fires. The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) in its latest Caribbean Climate Outlooks released here Monday, said with weak […]

Burst of 54 quakes felt in Leeward Islands

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies Saturday said that a burst of 54 earthquakes occurred north of St Kitts during a 21-hour period. The biggest had a magnitude of 4.1. In a brief statement, […]

Tropical storm may brew next week as it spreads downpours from Caribbean to Bahamas, southeastern US

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By Alex Sosnowski, From AccuWeather A broad area of showers and thunderstorms may lead to flash flooding over the part of the Caribbean this week and has the potential to culminate into a tropical depression or storm as it drifts northward toward Florida and the Bahamas next week. AccuWeather meteorologists are monitoring an area of […]

Tropical Storm Isaac likely to be a hurricane by Monday

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From NBC – 2 Tropical Storm Isaac continues to strengthen after being named on Saturday. While it is the weakest of the three systems in the Atlantic presently, it’s also a storm we’ll have to keep an eye in the days to come. Tropical Storm Isaac is almost a hurricane as we close out the […]

Hurricane center updates Irma death toll in US, Caribbean

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By: JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press  Your Big Sky.com MIAMI (AP) – The death toll from Hurricane Irma’s catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S. has risen to 44 fatalities directly caused by its strong winds and heavy rains, plus 85 fatalities indirectly linked to the storm, according to a report released Monday by […]

Dutch government to run ‘lawless’ Caribbean isle

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From Arab News THE HAGUE: The Dutch government said Monday it will take over the running of one of its Caribbean island municipalities, denouncing “physical neglect” and “lawlessness” on Sint Eustatius. The island’s ruling council will be immediately dissolved with Dutch Interior Minister Raymond Knops traveling there this week to explain the decision to residents. […]

CTO statement on Hurricane Irma

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As Hurricane Irma churns its way towards the northern Leeward Islands and the northern Caribbean, including the Bahamas, Cuba and Haiti as a dangerous category 5 storm, the Caribbean Tourism Organization expresses concern for residents and visitors in the countries that are in the hurricane’s projected path, and pray that the impact will be reduced. […]

Message from Cayman Islands Minister Rivers regarding disaster preparedness

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As Hurricane Irma continues to develop in our region I would like to take this opportunity to emphasise the importance of preparedness on a national as well as personal level. First, my thoughts and prayers go out to our Caribbean brothers and sisters, in addition to those in Florida, who are in the projected path […]

ANTIGUA – Government considering curfew as Hurricane Irma approaches

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From Caribbean News Service The government is considering implementing a curfew during the passage of Hurricane Irma which is expected to make landfall within several hours. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, speaking on Abundant Life Radio during a visit to Barbuda yesterday, said the regulation, which will require residents to remain indoor between specified hours during […]

Hurricane Irma: What we know Sunday (3)

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From NOLA Irma is a Category 3 hurricane Hurricane Irma regained Category 3 status Sunday (Sept. 3), blowing maximum sustained winds near 115 mph. Since forming last week, Irma has fluctuated between Category 3 and Category 2. Images from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Irma could become ‘extremely dangerous’ Despite its shifting strengths, Irma is roundly expected by forecasters […]