Tropical Depression Tomas moving slowly – Hurricane Watch still in effect

first_imgRelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History Advertisements RelatedTropical Depression Tomas moving slowly – Hurricane Watch still in effect FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A Hurricane Watch remains in effect for Jamaica as Tropical Depression Tomas is expected to re-strengthen today and tomorrow and then move close to the island. This means that hurricane conditions still pose a possible threat within 48 hours.At 7:00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Depression Tomas was located near Latitude 13.7 degrees North, Longitude 75.8 degrees West; about 490 km (300 miles) south of Morant Point, Jamaica or 660 km (410 miles) southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.Tomas is now moving towards the west near 7 km/h (5 mph). A turn towards the northwest, north and then north-northeast is expected over the next 48 hours.Maximum sustained winds are near 55 km/h (35 mph), with higher gusts; however, re-strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.Based on the current forecast track, Tropical Depression Tomas could begin to produce increased rainfall across Jamaica, starting with southern and eastern parishes, as early as this evening, increasing on Thursday and Friday as the system moves closer. Increases in wind speed will begin later in this cycle and could peak with near-hurricane force winds over eastern sections of the island on Friday.All small craft operators, including fishers from the cays and banks, should by now be in port and are urged to complete their necessary safety precautions without delay.The Meteorological Service continues to monitor the progress of this system, and all interests should pay special attention to further Releases.center_img Tropical Depression Tomas moving slowly – Hurricane Watch still in effect InformationNovember 3, 2010 RelatedTropical Depression Tomas moving slowly – Hurricane Watch still in effectlast_img read more

PM Golding: Government has no Designs on Nuttall Lands

first_imgRelatedPM Golding: Government has no Designs on Nuttall Lands FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Prime Minister Bruce Golding says Government has no designs or intention to take over the Nuttall lands in Cross Roads which are owned by the Anglican Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. In response to the recent statements made by the General Manager of the Urban Development Corporation, Mr Golding said that the UDC has made proposals for amendments to the UDC Act but he clarified that those proposals have not yet been considered by the Cabinet and are still at a preliminary stage. He reaffirmed the policy of the Government to facilitate and expand public/private partnerships for growth and development. The Prime Minister underscored the importance of stakeholder consultations and said that it is regretted that statements were made which gave an incorrect impression of the Government’s policy position and intention. RelatedPM Golding: Government has no Designs on Nuttall Lands PM Golding: Government has no Designs on Nuttall Lands Office of the Prime MinisterAugust 24, 2011center_img RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes Advertisementslast_img read more

Family Rescued from Massachusetts Corn Maze

first_imgDANVERS, Mass. (AP) – Authorities in Massachusetts say a family that got lost in a seven-acre corn maze called 911 for help, apparently taking advantage of the police department’s motto that says “We Want To Be Bothered.” The maze at Connors Farm in Danvers can take up to an hour to navigate.last_img

Services today and death notices for July 30

first_img Nancy Virginia Nicholas, St. Catherine Catholic Church, Port Arthur 11 a.m.Donnella Anne Adams, Melancon’s Funeral Home, Nederland, 11 a.m.Harmon Ray Block Sr., Landmark United Pentecostal Church, Port Neches, 2 p.m. Judy Eaglin, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Port Arthur, 2 p.m.Charles “Chuck” Walker, Broussard’s, Nederland, 11 a.m.Margie L. Martin, Greenlawn Memorial Park, 2 p.m.Richard Phu Nguyen, Queen of Vietnam Catholic Church, Port Arthur, 9 a.m. Services todayStephen Michael Crowley, Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont, 3:30 p.m.Sam H. Smith, Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont, 11:30 a.m. Mary A. Green, Sacred Heart-St. Mary Catholic Church, Port Arthur, 10 a.m.Glenda Washington, Kingdom Dominion Church, Port Arthur, 11 a.m.Bessie Downing, Carter’s Chapel CME Church, Port Arthur, 11 a.m. Death noticesJimmie Jewel Barefield Terrell, 95, of Beaumont died Friday, July 29, 2016. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont.Norris Branch, 68, of Port Arthur died Friday, July 29, 2016. Gabriel Funeral Home.Chung Ho “Lisa” Ingram, 69, of Beaumont died Thursday, July 28, 2016. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont.Lucille Hoover, 95, of Port Arthur died Thursday, July 28, 2016. Gabriel Funeral Home.Kenneth Randy Kirkgard, 61, of Port Arthur Friday, July 29, 2016. Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors, Groves.last_img read more