The dish on Tropical Storm Debby, fourth named system for Atlantic Basin alive but dying
#Miami, Florida – Thursday August 9, 2018 – Tropical Storm Debby is expected to dissipate today says the National Hurricane Center in its ninth alert on the storm in the extreme northern Atlantic Ocean. Her co-ordinates are:
ABOUT 945 MI…1525 KM WNW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 55 DEGREES AT 17 MPH…28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1002 MB…29.59 INCHES
Tropical Storm Debby is with stronger winds today than when she formed on Tuesday and was forecast, at that time to be a short-lived sub-tropical system, with no effect on any land mass.
There remains no coastal watches or warnings in effect for the storm, which has winds at 45mph and which is moving rapidly to the north-east at 17pm.
“At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Debby was located near latitude 44.5 North, longitude 43.1 West. Debby is moving toward the northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h), and it is expected to accelerate northeastward through the day today. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast, and Debby will likely dissipate later today or tonight.”
It was also explained in the NHC update that tropical storm force winds are outward up to 105 miles and estimated central pressure is at 1002mb.
Tropical Storm Debby formed near Boston and is nearest to St. John’s Canada, according to current models. The storm is expected to stay well east of these areas, but ‘seas will kick up’ for a brief period explained an AccuWeather report on the system.
The next complete advisory on Tropical Storm Debby is at 500 PM AST.
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Bahamas Golden Jubilee Events Announced, Celebrations Across 33 Islands & Cays
#TheBahamas, March 27, 2023 – As the 50th anniversary of our nation’s independence approaches, Bahamians everywhere are teeming with excitement and expectancy around the year-long celebrations set by The National Independence Secretariat.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister joined H.E Leslia Miller Brice, Chair of The National Independence Secretariat to unveil the Calendar of Events for the 50th Independence celebrations.
The calendar comprises a host of events, initiatives and recommendations for celebrations throughout all 33 islands of The Bahamas.
At this jubilant occasion the PM stated, “Celebrating independence is about acknowledging the greatness around us, the greatness within us, and the greatness ahead of us.
We are Bahamians. That identity is special.”
View the newly released calendar of events here:
JAMAICA: 12,362 Seniors Registered Under New Social Pension Programme
#Kingston, March 28, 2023 – There are currently 12,362 seniors registered under the Government’s new Social Pension Programme.
Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Karl Samuda, made the disclosure during the sitting of the Standing Finance Committee of the House on March 2, at Gordon House.
The initiative targets all Jamaican citizens 75 years and older who are not currently in receipt of a pension (overseas or local) or any other retirement, old-age or disability benefit or regular income, and are not living in a government institutionalised care facility.
“We are evaluating the manner in which we qualify persons to go on the programme. This is a discussion we will have to have, as some people fall through the cracks simply because they might have a refrigerator, or they might be lucky enough to have a television at home,” Mr. Samuda said.
“The direction in which we are heading, to have those things, does not move you from poverty to prosperity. So, the Government has an obligation to do everything possible to improve their quality of life, and so we will be looking at that,” the Minister added.
Mr. Samuda said between March 2022 and January 2023, the programme disbursed $446 million.
To register for the social pension programme, persons may visit any of the Ministry’s parish offices islandwide.
They will be required to complete a social pension application form, accompanied by their Tax Registration Number (TRN), National Insurance Scheme (NIS) card, and proof of age in the form of a birth certificate or a valid passport.
They should also take along a valid identification (ID), such as a driver’s licence, passport or voter’s ID, proof of bank account and any other document that may be required to process the application, for example, proof of citizenship.
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