Friday, August 22, 2014

A SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY

SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN

A SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 4:00PM EDT FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST, 2014.



A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT AND SATELLITE DATA INDICATED THAT SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE BETWEEN PUERTO RICO AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAS INCREASED DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME MORE CONDUCIVE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OR TROPICAL STORM WHILE NEAR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS OR OVER THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS ON SATURDAY.
COURTESY: WeatherUnderground.com

HOWEVER, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE SYSTEM BECOMES A TROPICAL CYCLONE, HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, THE SOUTHEAST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW.

THEREFORE, RESIDENTS IN THE TURKS AND THE SOUTHEAST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM VERY CLOSELY AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION AS TROPICAL STORM WATCHES OR WARNINGS COULD BE REQUIRED WITH SHORT NOTICE.

Monday, August 11, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Robin Williams found dead of apparent suicide


News agencies are reporting that actor/comedian Robin Williams has been found dead in his California home in a suspected suicide.
According to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office press release the 63-year-old actor was found unconscious around 12 p.m. inside his unincorporated residence in Tiburon

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“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late," his publicist said in a statement. "This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
An investigation into his cause of death is underway while the coroner suspects that it was a suicide caused by asphyxiation. A forensic examination is scheduled for Tuesday





WILLIAMS AT A GLANCE 


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Monday, June 16, 2014

SEVERE WEATHER BAHAMAS

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 2:45 PM UNTIL 6:45 PM MONDAY 16TH JUNE 2014.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NEW PROVIDENCE, THE BERRY ISLANDS, NORTH ANDROS, EASTERN GRAND BAHAMA, NORTH ELEUTHERA, ABACO AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 2:45 PM OBSERVATIONS, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH A MID TO UPPER LEVEL TROUGH ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS. THE SYSTEM IS MOVING SLOWLY TOWARDS THE EAST.

SOME OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SEVERE AT TIMES CAUSING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADO ACTIVITY. LOCALIZED FLOODING COULD OCCUR IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS DURING HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

BOATERS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOUR AND RESIDENTS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS WHEN CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS.
ISSUED BY FORECASTER NEIL ARMSTRONG…@ 2:45 PM.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

SEVERE WEATHER REMAINS IN THE BAHAMAS

NOTE: THIS HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED 

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 2:30PM EDT UNTIL 5:30PM THURSDAY 12TH JUNE 2014.
Rain soaks The College of The Bahamas campus today. 

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NEW PROVIDENCE, THE BERRY ISLANDS, ANDROS ABACO, ELEUTHERA, EXUMA, AND CAT ISLAND AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 2:30PM OBSERVATION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOW CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH A MID TO UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVING TOWARDS THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS. THE SYSTEM IS MOVING SLOWLY TOWARDS THE NORTHEAST.
SOME OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SEVERE AT TIMES CAUSING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY.

BOATERS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOUR AND RESIDENTS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS WHEN CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTENING CONDUCTORS

ISSUED BY: FORECASTER WAYNE.T.NEELY @ 06/12/2014 2:35PM

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING 3:30 - 8:30pm


NOTE: This has been DISCONTINUED


THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 3:30PM TUESDAY, JUNE 10TH, 2014…UNTIL 8:30PM.

A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF:
  • ANDROS
  • NEW PROVIDENCE
  • ELEUTHERA 
  • THE BERRY ISLANDS
  • BIMINI
  • NORTHERN EXUMAS
  • GRAND BAHAMA
  • ABACO

AT 3:30PM, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATED CLUSTERS OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A MID TO UPPER LEVEL TROF APPROACHING THE WESTERN BAHAMAS AFFECTING THE MENTIONED ISLANDS.  THESE STORMS ARE SLOW MOVING, TOWARDS THE NORTH TO NORTH-NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MILES PER HOUR.

THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE STRONG TO SEVERE AT TIMES AND ARE CAPABLE OF GENERATING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADO ACTIVITY.

BOATERS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOUR AND RESIDENTS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS DURING SEVERE STORMS. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTENING CONDUCTORS. THERE WILL ALSO BE SOME FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS SO DRIVERS ARE ASKED TO DRIVE WITH CAUTION.
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ISSUED BY DUTY FORECASTER: NEIL ARMSTRONG
10TH JUNE, 2014 3:30PM

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Prime Minister Perry Christie on the passing of Nelson Mandella

PRESS STATEMENT BY
THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE BAHAMAS
THE RT. HON. PERRY G. CHRISTIE


With the passing today of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost one of its greatest heroes and an inspirational model for the ages.  Mr. Mandela was, to be sure, the Supreme Liberator of South Africa in its struggle to end Apartheid.  But of infinitely greater consequence, he was the personification of the timeless virtues of personal sacrifice and perseverance in the pursuit of freedom, racial equality, human dignity and moral truth for all the peoples of this planet.  He was also a shining exemplar of the redemptive power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

That is why the news of Mr. Mandela’s death resonates so profoundly all around the world.  Wherever we may be, whether it be in the First World or the Third World, and whatever our race or creed may be, we all feel poorer for the passing of this remarkable human being.  He was truly one of humanity’s richest blessings and one of its brightest and most enduring lights.

Here in The Bahamas we share in this universal outpouring of grief, all the more so because of the warm memories so many of us have of Mr. Mandela from his visit to The Bahamas in the early 1990’s.   But even as we grieve, we give thanks for the example and personal witness that Nelson Mandela’s life holds for all of us and for generations yet unborn.

On behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas and on my own behalf I extend heartfelt condolences to the President and people of South Africa and to the widow, children and wider family of the late Nelson Mandela.

 May he rest in peace.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

COM 107 LINK

Here's the link for COM 107 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/173571039497282/

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