Tag: hurricane season

What is a Flash Flood, Flash Flood Watch and Flash Flood Warning?

You’ve heard the terms on the news or on announcements made on media: flash-flood warning for certain parishes, or flash flood watch. In Jamaica, these announcements are directives from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), or the

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7 Things That Made Jamaicans Celebrate In 2015

The local news is dominated by doom and gloom on a daily basis – escalating crime rates, poor economic performance, wage wars, and more. It would seem Jamaica has had very few things to celebrate this year, outside of the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 11, 2015

Vast Majority Of Jamaicans Remain Adamantly Opposed To Same Sex Marriage. An international study has found that the vast majority of Jamaicans remain adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage, even as the acceptance of such a union has been increasing in neighbouring

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The Aftermath: Hurricane Sandy – 2012

This was the front page of The Gleaner on October 26, 2012, two days after Hurricane Sandy struck Jamaica. It was the first hurricane to make landfall on the island since Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

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The Aftermath: Tropical Storm Nicole – 2010

This was the front page of The Gleaner on October 1, 2010, two days after Tropical Storm Nicole ravaged sections of the island, leaving a trail of destruction and death in its wake. (Click on the image to enlarge.) We have now

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The Aftermath: Hurricane Ivan – 2004

This was the front page of The Gleaner on September 13, 2014, two days after Hurricane Ivan passed south of Jamaica, leaving a trail of havoc in its wake. (Click on the image to enlarge.) We have now officially entered

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 4, 2014

Jamaica Falls On Corruption Perception Index. Former Contractor General Greg Christie has harshly criticised the Government for its seeming lacklustre approach to fighting corruption even as the country slips in the latest corruption perception index (CPI) rankings released by global anti-corruption

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 10, 2014

Dry Spell – Drought Heading To Crisis Level. With no substantial amount of rainfall projected for the rest of the year, Jamaica is headed for critical drought conditions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Paulwell’s Action On Rusal Could Hurt Business, Says JLP. A

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 2, 2014

Disaster Waiting To Happen. Experts remain concerned that poor planning is likely to cause terrible tragedies if Jamaica is impacted by a major storm during the hurricane season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Paying For Thieves – Electricity Crooks Add 10 Per Cent

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 22, 2014

‘Spineless’ UWI – Protestors Say Leaders Muting Free Speech Under External Pressure. The region’s premier tertiary institution yesterday continued to take a battering from local organisations after yielding to a group of 35 civic groups across the region which had demanded

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