Irma Has 185 MPH Winds, Continues Push Toward South Florida

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South Florida remained on high alert Tuesday as Hurricane Irma strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm as it roared toward the northeast Caribbean on a path that could take it to the United States. The National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. ET advisory had the storm at an “potentially catastrophic” Category 5, with maximum sustained Read More

185 MPH: Hurricane Irma’s Winds Roar As It Nears Caribbean Islands

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Hurricane Irma’s likely path through the Caribbean is shown on this NOAA map from its 2 p.m. ET advisory Tuesday. The blue lines show its potential track, not the outer edge of Irma’s strong winds. National Hurricane Center hide caption toggle caption National Hurricane Center Hurricane Irma’s likely path through the Caribbean is shown on Read More

Eastern Caribbean banks close, Sint Maarten shuts schools, sets curfew at 8 pm

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Tuesday, September 05 2017 @ 12:37 PM AST Contributed by: AleemKhan Views: 38 THE BAHAMAS, TURKS & CAICOS, FLORIDA ADVISED TO BRACE FOR HURRICANE IRMA Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, (Dutch) Sint Maarten and (French) St Martin, Anguilla, Montserrat and St. Eustatius are already bracing. The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank today announced it Read More

Glass Castle not likely to last more than a week in Trinidad & Tobago

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Tuesday, September 05 2017 @ 01:33 PM AST Contributed by: krishendathgokoo Views: 24 SCORE: 9/10 The message is too powerful. The story is too good. This movie won’t last beyond one week in Trinidad and Tobago cinemas. It ends with the father of course dying and the daughter forgiving him in the way most people Read More

Florida Governor Activates National Guard Before Hurricane Irma

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott will activate the National Guard before Hurricane Irma, a potentially devastating Category 5 storm, can possibly make landfall in the state. All 7,000 members of the National Guard will report for duty on Friday, Sept. 8, Scott said in a statement on Tuesday. “With Hurricane Irma now a Category 5 storm, Read More

FIRST ALERT: Irma strengthens further to 185 MPH winds

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(WIS) – Irma is now a Category 5 hurricane as it continues to move westward toward the Caribbean.  As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, the storm is moving to the west at 14 mph, maximum sustained winds are 185 mph and is located east of Antigua. “Irma is an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity Read More

Guyana’s Indigenous Amerindian traditional conservation strategies may be shared with Guiana Shield

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Darwin Initiative’s Project Leader, Dr. Jay Mistry A British-funded three-year project to integrate Amerindian traditional knowledge into national environmental conservation policy and practice is likely to serve as a pilot project for the rest of the Guiana Shield while ensuring that Guyana achieves benchmarks of several international agreements. The project is being undertaken by the Read More

Barbados to Ban Importation of Drones

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The Government of Barbados on Monday announced a continued ban on the importation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), also known as unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones until March 31, next year. In a brief statement, the authorities said a temporary exemption will be considered on a case-by-case basis for drones that are imported Read More