TRACKING STORMS: Underwater drone improving hurricane intensity forecast in real-time

ROCK SOUND, ELEUTHERA — The Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) and Island School, in conjunction with the University of Miami, will complete a new mission tomorrow: the retrieval of an underwater sea glider and its data that could improve forecasting and explain why The Bahamas experiences more frequent and intense storms. Marjahn Finlayson, a research scientist […]

GAINING POWER: Tropical Storm Fred strengthens; southeast Bahamas in cone

Storm set to bring rainfall and moderate winds to southeast Bahamas this week NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tropical Storm Fred strengthened in the Atlantic yesterday afternoon, becoming the sixth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the southeast Bahamas, including Inagua, Mayaguana, Acklins and Crooked Island, Samana […]

$18 MIL UPGRADE: Minnis approves climate-resilient healthcare facility project for northern Bahamas

More than a year after Hurricane Dorian, GB’s Rand renovated and recommissioned  GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS — The government has allocated $18 million from the Hurricane Dorian Fund for a new climate-resilient hospital and clinic facility for Grand Bahama and the northern Bahamas, announced Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday. Rand Memorial Hospital was recommissioned yesterday, […]

SLIM CHANCES: Forecaster tells court it would have been difficult for anyone to survive Dorian’s intensity

Met office: Alerts were sent out “long before the storm was threatening The Bahamas” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Director of the Department of Meteorology Michael Stubbs testified during an inquest into Hurricane Dorian’s missing yesterday that given the intensity of the storm, it would have been difficult for anyone to survive outdoors or indoors. Stubbs, […]