Dominica

More Bad Weather Threatens Drenched, Storm-Hit Dominica

September 14, 2015       ROSEAU, Dominica – Dominicans have been advised to be vigilant as more rains are expected over the coming days, as the island tries to recover from the damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika. According to a 6 a.m. advisory from the Dominica Meteorological Service, a westward moving tropical wave […]

More Flooding In Dominica As Storm’s Remnants Pass

September 13, 2015       ROSEAU, Dominica – There was more flooding but no more loss of life as storm-hit Dominica was pounded by heavy rains associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Grace on Friday. Several roads were underwater and some trees toppled during the downpours. There were also reports of residents stranded […]

Tropical Storm Henri forms in Atlantic East of Bermuda

September 10, 2015     MIAMI, United States (AFP) – Tropical storm Henri has formed in the Atlantic east of Bermuda but poses no danger to populated areas, US weather forecasters said Thursday. The storm, which was packing 40 mile (65 kilometre) per hour winds, was on a northeasterly track parallel to the United States […]

Dominica PM Issues Warning As Tropical Storm Grace Approaches The Island

September 08, 2015     ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has urged Dominicans to take precautionary measures even though Tropical Storm Grace is expected to weaken on Tuesday as it moves closer towards the Lesser Antilles. The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said that the storm is expected to become a tropical […]

Dom Rep Braces For Deadly Tropical Storm

August 28, 2015       SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) — The Dominican Republican braced for a direct blast from Tropical Storm Erika Friday, issuing its highest alert after reports the storm killed at least 20 people on the small island of Dominica.  “The latest trajectory models indicate that the Dominican Republic will see […]

TS Erika Swirls Toward Puerto Rico, Dumps Heavy Rain

August 27, 2015     SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Fast-moving Tropical Storm Erika neared Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands on Thursday, dumping rain on the eastern Caribbean on a path expected to take it toward South Florida early next week. Officials shuttered schools, government offices and businesses across the region and […]

Weakening Tropical Depression Danny Crosses into C’bean

August 24, 2015       ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Wind and rain lashed Dominica and nearby islands Monday along the eastern edge of the Caribbean as Danny weakened to a tropical depression and headed east. There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage from the storm in the Leeward Islands as the […]

Stinking Mats Of Seaweed Piling Up On Caribbean Beaches

August 10, 2015     KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the Caribbean are increasingly being fouled by mats of decaying seaweed that attract biting sand fleas and smell like rotten eggs. Clumps of the brownish seaweed known as sargassum have long washed up […]

Global Warming Is Ticking Time Bomb For The Caribbean, Expert Says

A leading geothermal expert warns that the small island states in the Caribbean face “a ticking time bomb” due to the effects of global warming and suggests a shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy is the only way to defuse it. President of the Ocean Geothermal Energy Foundation Jim Shnell says to solve […]

DEM Calls For Better Disaster Preparedness

  In the wake of the series of earthquakes that shook the island today, a senior disaster management official has called for a higher level of awareness and better preparedness. During a hastily called press conference just after noon, Acting Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Kerry Hinds, told members of the media […]