Caribbean

Bunny Wailer On Road To Recovery

Jamaica Observer:- BUNNY Wailer, who is currently admitted in a Kingston medical facility after suffering a massive stroke, has stabilised. The 73-year-old reggae singer has been at the institution since last week Monday. “He's stabilised. And we're going through what we have...

Tropical Storm Isaias Likely To Form In Atlantic

An area of disturbed weather out over the Atlantic Ocean may add yet another record to a busy 2020 hurricane season. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said Monday that showers associated with a broad area of low...

Jamaicans Could Soon Face Prosecution For Not Wearing COVID-19 Masks

Jamaica Observer:- MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says citizens who refuse to wear masks in public could soon face prosecution under the Disaster Risk Management Act. In April of this year the Government announced the mandatory wearing...

British Airways Launches New Flight To Jamaica

Jamaica Observer:- British Airways this week announced the addition of a new flight route between London Gatwick and Montego Bay set to begin on October 13. The new flights will be operated by its three-class B777 aircraft featuring: World Traveller, World Traveller...

Gonzalo Updates

NHC Tropical Storm Gonzalo Advisory # 13A 800 PM Friday July 24, 2020 GONZALO CONTINUES WESTWARD. FORECAST TO BRING GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN TO PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS BEGINNING SATURDAY SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION LOCATION...10.0N 56.3W ABOUT 340 MI...550...

Jamaican Singer ‘Dobby’ Dobson Is Dead

CARICOM Today:- Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has extended condolences to family and friends on the death of one of Jamaica’s most beloved singers, Highland ‘Dobby’ Dobson. Mr. Dobson died on Tuesday 21 July in Florida at...

Man Killed After 4 Years On Jamaica’s ‘Wanted’ List

Jamaica Observer:- CAMBRIDGE, St James — After escaping numerous dragnets, one of the country's most wanted men — 25-year-old Delano Wilmot, alias “Prekeh Boy” — was shot dead by members of a joint police/military team during an operation in...

Barbados Under Hurricane Watch

The most active part of the hurricane season is still weeks away, but experts' predictions for a busy season appear to be holding true, with the National Hurricane Center now monitoring two systems. Tropical Storm Gonzalo, which formed Wednesday, is...

Tropical Storm Gonzalo Update

AccuWeather: Interests in the Windward Islands and along the northern coast of South America should monitor the progress of Gonzalo. If the system holds together, an uptick in showers and thunderstorms would occur in the Windwards beginning Friday night...

Gonzalo Expected to Become a Hurricane by Thursday

USA Today: Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed Wednesday morning in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said. It's the earliest "G" storm in any Atlantic hurricane season on record. The storm is expected to become a hurricane Thursday, with winds of...

CARPHA Gets Medical Supplies From People’s Republic Of China

Press Release:- CARPHA received medical supplies from the People’s Republic of China to help in the fight against COVID-19. As the follow-up to the special vice-ministerial meeting on COVID-19 via video link on May 12, 2020 attended by China and nine Caribbean...

Tropical Storm Gonzalo forms in Atlantic

AccuWeather: Tropical Depression 7 formed late Tuesday afternoon and on Wednesday morning the depression was upgraded to Tropical Storm Gonzalo, the National Hurricane Center said, as the Atlantic basin sprang back to life with multiple disturbances that had caught...

Tropical Depression Forms in Atlantic

National Hurricane Center (July 21, 2020): At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Seven was located near latitude 9.8 North, longitude 40.4 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn...

NHC: Tropical Depression Could Form Today

National Hurricane Center (July 21, 2020. 11:00 a.m. Update): Satellite imagery and recent satellite wind data indicate that the low pressure system located about midway between the west coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles continues to get better organized. If...

Son Of Peter Tosh Dies

Jamaica Observer:- THE death of reggae icon Peter Tosh's youngest son has once again plunged that family into deep sadness. Jawara McIntosh, better known as Tosh 1, died last Friday — three years after being beaten and left unconscious by...

Low Pressure System in Atlantic Moving West

National Hurricane Center:  (July 21, 2020 8:00 a.m.) Showers and thunderstorms have become better organized in association with a low pressure system located about midway between the west coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles. Environmental conditions are expected to...

Bahamas Shuts Borders To US Tourists After COVID-19 Spike

The Bahamas is shutting its borders to tourists from the United States, weeks after reopening to international visitors. "Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy," Prime Minister Hubert Minnis...

Canadian Rapper Drake Causes Stir In Barbados

CBC News:- Drake has caused a kerfuffle in Barbados as photos of the Canadian rap superstar posing with fans — both with and without a mask —  are circulating on social media. The Toronto-based performer arrived on Sunday, the same day the Caribbean...

United States Urges Granger Government In Guyana To ‘Step Aside’

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on the administration of President David Granger in Guyana to "respect the result of democratic elections and step aside." Speaking at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, Pompeo said he...

Barbados May Delay Arrival Of United States Visitors

Barbados may delay the arrival of visitors from the United States where COVID-19 cases continue to rise alarmingly, local reports say. Barbados Today quoted on Tuesday  Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds as indicating on Sunday that instead...

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