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    The government of the Dominican Republic has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the southern coast of the Dominican Republic from the Haiti/Dominican Republic border eastward to Punta Palenque. The government of Jamaica has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Jamaica. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect […]

    July 1, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. Handover of an additional 12 homes in Barbuda under the EU funded-Housing Support Project

    “Building Forward Better” has new meaning for the 12 families who received their renovated homes on Friday, under Phase 2 of the Housing Support to Barbuda Project led Government of Antigua and Barbuda and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) thanks to the financial support of the European Union (EU). The 12 homes […]

    June 11, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments

    A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Government of Antigua has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the British Virgin Islands. The Government of France has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: […]

    August 20, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments

    LOCATION…12.4° N 44.2° W ABOUT 1320 MILES ESE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ———————- At 1100 AM, the center of Tropical […]

    August 12, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments

    Despite many of them losing their homes and all their possessions, about twenty final year students from the hurricane-ravaged Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama are determined to complete their studies. Mere days after Hurricane Dorian flattened their homes and entire communities they traveled back to Barbados to continue their studies at The University of the […]

    September 18, 2019EducationNo comments

    CIBC is donating US$150,000 to support humanitarian relief in areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian with a focus on the Northern Bahamas. The funds, which include a donation through CIBC FirstCaribbean’s ComTrust Foundation, will be distributed through the Red Cross. “We stand with all communities impacted by the devastating hurricane in the Bahamas and surrounding areas,” […]

    September 9, 2019BusinessNo comments
  7. The Bahamas’ Insurance Policy with CCRIF Triggers following Hurricane Dorian

    CCRIF will pay The Bahamas approximately eleven million United States dollars (US$10,936,103) following the passage of Hurricane Dorian that caused widespread devastation in the northern part of the 700-island archipelago. The Bahamas has 3 tropical cyclone policies with CCRIF, each one covering a section or zone of the archipelago – North West, South East and […]

    September 8, 2019Featured, NatureNo comments
  8. Scotiabank donates $100,000 to the Red Cross in support of rescue and relief efforts

    Scotiabank is donating $100,000 USD to the Red Cross in support of the rescue and relief efforts taking place in response to Hurricane Dorian’s devastation. Their thoughts continue to be with the people of the affected regions as they demonstrate strength and resilience during and following the hurricane’s impact. Red Cross Societies are mobilizing volunteers […]

    September 8, 2019BusinessNo comments
  9. Dorian recovery dire as supplies dwindle in Bahamas, bodies bloated and oil contamination

    The humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas is growing increasingly dire almost a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall. Food, water and other supplies are rapidly running out. Errol Barnett reports on the recovery effort from Grand Bahama.

    September 7, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Hurricane Dorian: search for many dead loved ones now underway in the Bahamas

    Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful in the Bahama’s history, has officially killed at least 43 people in that CARICOM neighbour. However, there are fears that the number of dead will significantly rise as the US Coast Guard begins to search for bodies in the Bahamas, more from Sky News…

    September 6, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. Bahamians try to evacuate from corpses and devastation, as aid is painfully slow in arriving

    Residents in heavily damaged areas of the Bahamas are struggling to evacuate as aid vessels slowly arrive to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    September 6, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. CDB allocates almost USD 1 million for immediate Bahamas

    As immediate response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has allocated almost USD 1 million for the Government of the Bahamas. “We are devastated by the loss of life and infrastructure in Bahamas, hit by the strongest storm ever recorded in the archipelago. The Caribbean Development […]

    September 5, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    The short documentary is based on the devastation caused by the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Interviews were conducted with locals around the islands to share their experiences during the events and scenes on their road to […]

    July 30, 2019Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. (#BARBADOS GOV’T INFO. SERVICE) Early Warning System: News Promo

    The Animated Early Warning Systems video demonstrates the importance of paying attention to the media and advisories from the local MET Office for updates and information about incoming weather events such as floods, strong winds and storms. Persons are advised to heed warnings, which are disseminated by authorities through the various Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) […]

    July 30, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. (#BARBADOS GOV’T INFO. SERVICE) Hurricane Tips – Be Prepared

    The 2019 Hurricane season is well underway, and by now all preparations should be in place in the event a weather system affects the island. Here are some tips on preparing before a storm threatens: BEFORE THE STORM   ?Protect your windows from the threat of flying debris, by installing shutters. Ensure that your roof […]

    July 29, 2019Nature, Video Gallery1 comment
  16. (#BARBADOS GOV’T INFO. SERVICE) Hurricane Tips – Travel

    The 2019 Hurricane season is well underway, and by now all preparations should be in place in the event a weather system affects the island. Here are some important tips when travelling during the hurricane season: 1. Keep your travel documents in a waterproof container or package 2. Provide a family member or friend with […]

    July 29, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  17. (#BARBADOS GOV’T INFO. SERVICE) Hurricane Tips – Terms to Know

    The 2019 Hurricane season is well underway, and by now all preparations should be in place in the event a weather system affects the island. Here are some important terms we should all know: Flood Watch – Period during which flood monitoring, forecasting and flood warnings are carried out. During this time the probability of […]

    July 29, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. Subtropical Storm Andrea forms deep in the Atlantic

    A low pressure system several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda has become Subtropical Storm Andrea. Miami’s Hurricane Center says Andrea should have a short life. A cold front should quickly absorb and kill the storm. It poses no threat to South Florida or the US, though people with interests in Bermuda will want to monitor […]

    May 21, 2019Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  19. British Honorary Consul in Dominica receives award

    Tina Alexander, the British Honorary Consul in the Commonwealth of Dominica, has been presented with the award of MBE (Member of the British Empire) by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. The ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier this week was attended by Tina’s husband Harry, daughter Miriam and father. Janet Douglas, British High Commissioner to Dominica, […]

    October 27, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  20. The Government of Barbados has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados

    BERYL MOVING QUICKLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE LESSER ANTILLES WITH NO CHANGE IN STRENGTH… SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Dominica * Guadeloupe A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * Martinique, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy * Saba and St. Eustatius * St. Maarten […]

    July 8, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  21. Howard University students volunteer in St. Martin for “spring-break”

    Students from Howard University (HU) in Washington, DC, spent their “spring-break” in St. Martin volunteering at institutions and foundations bouncing back from last year’s hurricanes Irma and Maria. During their volunteer work the students from the historical university also met with the island’s people; visited the Mental Health Foundation; attended church service; and last week […]

    March 25, 2018EducationNo comments
  22. Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to give grants totaling US$290,000 to improve the lives of children in the Caribbean

    The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation just revealed it will provide additional funding of over US$290,000 to projects that will improve the lives of children in areas of the Caribbean impacted by last year’s hurricanes. This follows the Foundation’s initial US$100,000 donation to ShelterBox for relief efforts after the hurricanes, as well as a clean-up […]

    March 25, 2018EventsNo comments
  23. Rebuilding Irrigation Systems and Improving Road Access to Farms Top Priorities for Dominica’s Agriculture Sector

    Restoring irrigation systems and road access to farming areas in Dominica are disaster response priorities that are vital to reestablishing the country’s food production destroyed by Hurricane Maria. These priorities were highlighted as part of a meeting in Roseau, Dominica between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Dominica’s Ministry of […]

    December 18, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  24. “Fisherfolk Helping their own in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria” By Daphne Ewing-Chow

    The Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organizations (BARNUFO) just sent six local fishing boats, fuelled by the Food and Agricultural Organization and manned by local fishermen, with hundreds of boxes of food, equipment and supplies, including 720 boxes of medical supplies from Global Medic, to support the ailing fishing sector, its workers and the people […]

    October 29, 2017Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  25. JOIN THE DISCUSSION – “Thriving in Crisis,” Tues. 17th October at the Grande Salle

    In celebration of International Business Week 2017, you are invited to a free Public Discussion Forum entitled “Thriving in Crisis“, to be held on Tuesday 17th October at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, Bridgetown, at 7 pm. Panellists Tom Hall, Khalil Bryan, Jeremy Stephen and Lisa Cummins will discuss how small and medium […]

    October 15, 2017Education, Photo GalleryNo comments