#Nassau, November 12, 2018 – Bahamas
GENERAL SITUATION: A STATIONARY FRONT IN THE VICINITY OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WILL DISSIPATE TODAY WHILE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN ITS WAKE.
SPECIAL WARNINGS: BEACHGOERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT EAST COAST BEACHES.
WEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY, WARM AND BREEZY WITH A FEW PASSING SHOWERS TODAY. VARIABLE CLOUDINESS AND BREEZY WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS TONIGHT.
ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT.
WINDS: EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.
SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.
DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE: 86°F 30°C
OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURE: 72°F 22°C
SUNRISE: 06:24AM MOONRISE: 10:43AM HIGH TIDE: 10:46AM
SUNSET: 05:21PM MOONSET: 09:40PM LOW TIDE: 05:19PM
HIGH TIDE: 11:11PM
LOW TIDE: 05:11AM TUE.
EXTENDED FORECAST: HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA BEFORE WEAKENING AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING TROPICAL WAVE ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT SHOULD MOVE NEAR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS BY WEDNESDAY EVENING.
FORECAST FOR TUESDAY
WEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY, WARM AND BREEZY WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS.
WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS…EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
SEAS: 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS…4 TO 7 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY
WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM WITH A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS.
WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS…NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: A LARGE AREA OF CLOUDINESS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING FROM THE LESSER ANTILLES NORTHEASTWARDS OVER THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES IS ASSOCIATED WITH A WESTWARD MOVING TROPICAL WAVE AND AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.
THIS SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO MOVE NEAR OR NORTH OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS, PUERTO RICO, HISPANIOLA AND THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS. RESIDENTS IN THE SOUTHEAST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, ARE ASKED TO CAREFULLY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS.
THIS SYSTEM IS SHOWING A HIGH CHANCE OF 70 PERCENT FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.
FORECASTER: IAN V. MCKENZIE
Bahamas as Caribbean top 2024 Spring Destination
#Bahamas#Tourism, February 23rd, 2024 – The Bahamas has been categorized as the most popular Caribbean destination for travel in the upcoming spring season by travel insurance company Squaremouth, in a new report. It was the only Caribbean nation to make the list for the top 10 destinations. The report is derived from travel insurance purchases made through Squaremouth.
Regional Soldiers head to Jamaica to train for pending Haiti mission
#Haiti#KenyaMultinationalForce#CARICOM, February 22nd, 2024 – About 150 Bahamian soldiers are heading to Jamaica within the next one or two weeks for a joint training with Jamaican soldiers, in preparation for the pending Kenya led multinational force mission to Haiti according to Bahamian Defense Chief Commodore, Raymond King, in reports. Soldiers and security forces from Chile and Argentina will also travel to Jamaica for the training.
King informs that Kenya and Haiti are in the process of signing off on an agreement to allow Kenya to lead the force into Haiti, following advice from Kenya’s High Court which recently deemed Kenya’s decision to deploy police officers to the gang run nation as unconstitutional. This agreement includes a formal request for assistance from Haiti, allowing Kenya to legally intervene on the ground.
Major plans for The Bahamas announced Davis
#Bahamas#Development,February 22nd, 2024 – “Things are changing in The Bahamas,” were the words of Prime Minister Philip Davis as he outlined some of the Government’s plans to improve the nation through a decrease in the cost of living, enhanced security for Bahamians and the expansion of access to opportunities. Davis, who was presenting on February 21st, the Bahamas Mid-Year Review of the fiscal performance for the fiscal year 2023/2024, highlighted a long list of plans for the archipelago.
Here’s the full list stated in Davis’ address :
- A new energy policy and an expansion of renewable energy, including microgrids, and an emphasis on engaging local Bahamian firms and building local professional capacity;
- An expansion of Bahamian ownership in our economy, including support for entrepreneurs, small and medium sized enterprises, and an expansion of affordable housing –with hundreds of families moving into new homes by this summer;
- A modern and award-winning specialized tourism product, with new investments across our archipelago, and major visibility and branding campaigns in New York, Florida, and the UK;
- Progress on redeveloping downtown Nassau, long overdue;
- New commitments to education, including a Parental Engagement Unit; more teacher training, modernizing the curriculum, classroom enhancements, improving school attendance, and using the Renaissance testing results to design individualized support for students;
- An expansion of technical and vocational training, including certification at the high school level;
- An Empower Grand Bahama micro-grant programme for entrepreneurs; $1.5 billion in investments for Grand Bahama in the pipeline; the Beautiful Grand Bahama programme, in which collaboration has led to safer communities; and Collab Grand Bahama, which fosters partnerships between the government and the private sector to bring change and progress to Grand Bahama;
- Major upgrades to our health infrastructure;
- More support for our athletes and sports programmes;
- We’re on track to pave 65 miles of road in New Providence alone this year;
- Investments in NIB to improve fairness and efficiency;
- A National School Breakfast pilot programme, which is already giving thousands of our children breakfast in their primary schools, and is ready to expand;
- New classes, camps, lessons, and programmes at our Urban Renewal Centres;
- A Youth Guard to strengthen our capacity during national emergencies, and give more young Bahamians a path forward;
- A Task Force addressing unregulated shantytowns in New Providence and Abaco, with other islands to follow;
- The selection and training of new immigration officers;
- Saturation patrols and new investments and collaboration in crime prevention;
- A juvenile detention facility;
- A cadre of officers trained to recognize and manage psychiatric issues;
- Stronger partnerships and new patrol vessels to secure our nation’s borders;
- Major new investments across our Family Islands, including new airports, and road paving in Andros, Bimini, Cat Island, Abaco, Long Island; Great Harbour Cay, and Crooked Island;
- The development of our nation’s blue carbon credits strategy; and
- A major investment in agriculture and national food security.
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