COMING EVENTUALLY: Abaco designated shelter won’t be completed before year’s end

Disaster preparedness minister acknowledges “it is a problem” Abaco Chamber of Commerce has expressed concerns amid active season NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The designated $1.8 million shelter on Abaco in the event of a major storm will not be completed until the end of the year, months after the ongoing Atlantic hurricane season, which has already seen […]

HERE COMES FRED: Tropical storm expected to form and impact southeast islands as early as tonight

Southeast islands assure they’re prepared and shelters have been readied NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Meteorologists are closely monitoring a tropical wave that is expected to develop into Tropical Storm Fred later this week and bring heavy rainfall and strong winds over the southeast Bahamas. The projected storm is not expected to make landfall, but the southeast […]

STILL A RISK: Tropical Storm Elsa expected to pass south of Bahamas but some islands could be impacted

Officials urge caution as forecast more likely to change than usual NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to pass near or over portions of the Leeward Islands and south of The Bahamas today, bringing heavy rainfall and thunderstorms to the surrounding islands, according to meteorologists. On its current forecast track, the storm is […]

DISTURBANCE DEVELOPING: Weather system expected to pass south of Bahamas as “strong tropical storm”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A tropical wave that has a 90 percent chance of development over the next five days is expected to pass south of The Bahamas as a tropical storm by the weekend, according to Department of Meteorology Senior Deputy Director Jeffrey Simmons. “Over the next two, three days, that could become a tropical storm and […]

WHAT’S THE HOLD UP?: $1.8M Abaco hurricane shelter still not completed two weeks into hurricane season

“The reality is we would have wanted it to be done way before the hurricane season” Construction of homes for Hurricane Dorian victims still being planned NASSAU, BAHAMAS  — Construction on the $1.8 million Central Abaco Community Centre/Hurricane Shelter has been delayed and is expected to be completed by the end of summer, according to […]

A WORD TO THE WISE: Prepare for 2021 hurricane season now, minister warns Bahamians and residents

Parker-Edgecombe urges Bahamians and residents to take hurricane advisories seriously “Precautionary measures taken now could save life and property in the future” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said yesterday it is “critical” that each Bahamian and resident take the necessary precautions and prepare now in the […]