NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard said yesterday that his ministry will strongly recommend the introduction of a minimum conch lip thickness for legal harvesting in an effort to reduce the increasing pressure on the fisheries product. The thickness of the shell indicates the age of the conch. Pintard also […]
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Auxiliary vessel, HMBS Lawrence Major, departed Coral Harbour Base on Saturday to transport equipment and materials for the installation of a Meteorological Doppler radar in Long Island on behalf of The Bahamas Meteorological Department. The Doppler Radar will be installed on the Island as part of that Department’s weather radar coverage system for The Bahamas.
As the category 4 Hurricane Michael lashed the Florida panhandle on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advised the general public that they were closely monitoring the projected path of the Hurricane. A statement released from the ministry yesterday outlined that they are in contact with The Bahamas’ Consulates in Atlanta and Miami as it […]
Having endured the devastating wrath of Hurricane Irma last September, Ragged Island became unlivable and residents were forced to leave their humble abode in search of a better and much safer standard of living. Now, one year later, repairs on the island are still in progress and there is still no established date for Ragged […]
Thousands of people have been forced to their have their cruise vacations changed for safety reasons as a result of Hurricane Florence. More than 4,000 people onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape are currently making their way to The Bahamas instead of their original destination of Bermuda in order to avoid the devastating storm. […]
Bahamians abroad issued safety warning While the Country’s Chief Meteorologist Basil Dean notes the country is in the clear of feeling a direct impact of Category 4 Hurricane Florence, he says the odds may be stacked against us in relation to this year’s hurricane season, as he explains the probability is high in being hit by […]
As The Bahamas moves into the peak of the hurricane season, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) urges residents, companies, schools, churches and government ministries and departments to bring hurricane preparedness measures to a completion. Basil Dean, Chief Met Officer, announced during a Press Briefing at NEMA headquarters, Gladstone Road, Tuesday, September 11 that The Bahamas is expected […]
During a press conference at the Office of The Prime Minister (OPM) on Tuesday, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold in response to Eyewitness News’ question on Ragged Island, Newbold informed the media that the Free National Movement (FNM) administration is near completion of their assessment of Ragged Island. “Based on the recovery unit report who was […]
Technical advancements are under way at the Bahamas Department of Meteorology that will give forecasters more detailed data during severe weather, senior officials said. With the country directly in the hurricane belt, Deputy Director Basil Dean told Eyewitness News yesterday that with the installation of new Doppler Radar systems in New Providence and a number […]
With the peak of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season only a week away, head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Captain Stephen Russell outlined to media yesterday, government’s preparedness plan. “I am generally pleased with the state of preparedness,” Russell said. According to the NEMA chief, the team is currently prioritizing which areas they […]
RAGGED ISLAND – Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), issued financial assistance estimated at $72,000 to Family Island residents impacted by the devastating Hurricane Irma in 2017. Captain Russell was accompanied by NEMA assistant accountant Eva Lightbourn, and Family Island Administrator for Exuma and Ragged Island Districts Preston Cunningham. Captain Russell and his team made […]
Residents were plunged into darkness on Sunday after yet another power cut by Bahamas Power and Light (BPL). It’s the third power outage in less than a week that affected most of the communities in New Providence. In a statement released yesterday, BPL blamed Sunday’s outage on inclement weather. “As a result, the following areas […]
As the peak of the 2018 hurricane season approaches, homeowners on Sunday were cautioned to ensure that their homes are fully covered. Home insurance agent Charles Johnson spoke to Eyewitness News and laid out all the details of home insurance and what homeowners need to know about insuring their homes ahead of any potential storm.
Bahamians urged to stay hydrated Officials in the Meteorology Department confirmed Tuesday that summer temperatures will continue to spike and warned Bahamians to take the necessary precautions to ensure that they remain hydrated. While the weather office provides daily daytime high temperatures which can soar well into the 90’s, Deputy Chief Meteorologist Basil Dean warned […]
What appeared to be a freak weather pattern that passed over New Providence Wednesday afternoon, was in fact nothing out of the ordinary, according to Deputy Chief Meteorologist Basil Dean, who said the island was experiencing the effects of Tropical Storm Beryl. Light intermittent rain fell on New Providence in the morning hours until sometime after […]