Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica: PM

Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica: PM

Hurricane Maria 'devastates' Dominica: PM
Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica: PM

Dominica has suffered “widespread damage” from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says.
“We have lost all that money can buy,” he said in a Facebook post.
The hurricane suddenly strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm, before making landfall on the Caribbean island.
Earlier Mr Skerrit had posted live updates as his own roof was torn off, saying he was “at the complete mercy of the hurricane”.
“My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains,” he wrote after being rescued.
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Maria is moving roughly along the same track as Irma, the hurricane that devastated the region this month.
It currently has maximum sustained winds of 250km/h (155mph) and has been downgraded to a category four hurricane after hitting Dominica, but it could increase again as it moves towards Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to forecasters.

Dominica’s PM called the damage “devastating” and “mind boggling”.
“My focus now is in rescuing the trapped and securing medical assistance for the injured,” he, and called on the international community for help. “We will need help, my friend, we will need help of all kinds.”
Curtis Matthew, a journalist based in the capital, Roseau, told the BBC that conditions went “very bad, rapidly”.
“We still don’t know what the impact is going to be when this is all over. But what I can say it does not look good for Dominica as we speak,” he said.
All ports and airports are closed and residents near the coast have been ordered to go to authorised shelters.

The nearby island of Martinique has declared a maximum-level alert while another French island, Guadeloupe, ordered evacuations.
Hurricane warnings are also in place for:
Puerto Rico: The US territory expects Maria to make landfall as at least a category three storm later on Tuesday. It escaped the worst of Irma and has been an important hub for getting relief to islands more badly affected. Governor Ricardo Rossello urged islanders to seek refuge
UK territories prepare for worst
US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands: Both island chains suffered severe damage from Irma and President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for the US territories on Monday. British authorities fear debris left behind by Irma could be whipped up by the new storm and pose an extra threat.
Warnings are also in effect for St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat and St Lucia while hurricane watches are in place for St Martin, Saba, St Eustatius and Anguilla.
The British government said more than 1,300 troops were staying put in the region and an additional military team had been deployed to the British Virgin Islands where entire neighbourhoods were flattened by Irma.Source BBC

 

Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica: PM

 

Video The Difference In The Categories Of A Hurricane 1 Through 5

Video The Difference In The Categories Of A Hurricane 1 Through 5 This is a very well put together video, great visuals explaining ‘categories’

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Video The Difference In The Categories Of A Hurricane 1 Through 5

video Average winds of 140 km / h and des at more than 200 km / h Les dernières prévisions : confirmation d’un passage au nord immédiat de Saint-Martin
video Average winds of 140 km / h and des at more than 200 km / h Les dernières prévisions : confirmation d’un passage au nord immédiat de Saint-Martin

22 ans et une journée après Luis, Irma est attendue soualigapost.com

 

22 ans et une journée après Luis, Irma est attendue soualigapost.com
22 ans et une journée après Luis, Irma est attendue soualigapost.com

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L’ANNONCE DU PASSAGE D’IRMA PLUS OU MOINS AU NORD DE SAINT-MARTIN, RAPPELLE CELUI DE LUIS LE 5 SEPTEMBRE 1995.
Luis est passé sur Saint-Martin le 5 septembre 1995. Vingt-deux ans et une journée plus tard, Irma est attendue sur les îles du Nord. Irma est devenue une tempête tropicale mercredi 30 août et 24 heures plus tard un ouragan en catégorie 2 au milieu de l’Atlantique. Quelques heures plus tard, elle atteignait déjà le stade de catégorie 3. Irma est passé du stade de tempête tropicale à celui d’ouragan en catégorie 3 la même journée de jeudi.Sxm Government
Vendredi et samedi, elle a toutefois perdu en intensité suite à son passage au dessus d’une mer plus froide et a été rétrogradée en classe 2 avant de repasser en classe 3 dimanche matin. Le National hurricane center prévoit son renforcement à l’approche des Petites Antilles où la mer est chaude, ce qui est très favorable à son développement.
Irma est le deuxième ouragan majeur de la saison après Harvey qui a touché la semaine dernière le Texas. Il présente une trajectoire similaire à celle de Luis.
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En 1995, Luis était devenu le 31août un ouragan également au milieu de l’Atlantique. Il s’était intensifié dans la nuit du 2 au 3 septembre et était passé en catégorie 4. Il était alors le premier ouragan de classe 4 à évoluer si près des Petites Antilles depuis Hugo qui avait touché la Guadeloupe en 1989.
Luis est passé au plus près à 50 kilomètres des îles du Nord. Le vent moyen estimé était d’environ 200 km/h avec des rafales à 260 km/h. Les cumuls de pluies sur 24 heures le 5 septembre ont été de l’ordre de 150 à 250 mm. Selon Météo France, la dernière rafale de vent mesurée à Saint-Barthélemy, avant le bris du pylône supportant les capteurs, était de 160 km/h.
Sa partie active de grande dimension a aussi concerné les îles de Montserrat, de Nevis, Saint-Kitts, Saint-Eustache et Saba.
Le dernier cyclone qu’avaient connu les îles du Nord était Donna en 1960.
Luis était ensuite remonté vers le Nord mais à bonne distance du continent américain. Aujourd’hui, les prévisionnistes ne savent pas où ira Irma en raison d’une zone de haute pression et du Jet Stream ; ils émettent deux hypothèses, soit il ira vers l’Ouest dans le Golfe du Mexique soit vers le Nord.
(Source et photo : Météo France)
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Dutch Sint Maarten Police Seeking Assistance in “Copper” Murder Case

The police department is again reaching out to the public for their assistance in the ongoing “Copper” investigation.

Police Department seeks help from community in the “Copper” murder case

The police department is again reaching out to the public for their assistance in the ongoing “Copper” investigation.

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This investigation is regarding the shooting of the man known as Jimenez in Sucker garden on January 25th 2016. The victim Jimenez lost his life as a result of this shooting.

This case is still under investigation and the police needs more information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. A plea for the assistance from the public has been prepared in the English and Spanish language.
English:

The police force of Sint Maarten is requesting the assistance form the public to help solve the shooting incident which took place on January 25th 2016 in Sucker Garden whereby the man Jimenez, a Dominican national, was gunned down by an unknown assailant(s).

Anyone who may have information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) can call the anonymous tip line number of the police department. The number is #9300. If you prefer to use a direct line please call 54-22222 ext. 106 . Your cooperation is highly appreciated.

Spanish:
El cuerpo policial de Sint Maarten esta pidiendo la asistencia de la comunidad encuanto el assesinato del 25 de enero 2016, en Sucker Garden, en qual el senor Jimenez de la Republica Dominicana fue abatido a tiros.

Personas que tienen alguna informacion sobre este assesinato pueden llamar el numero anonimo del departamento de la policia #9300. Si desean usar la linea directo pueden llamar al numero 54-22222 ext 106. Tu cooperacion va a ser muy apreciada.

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Dutch Sint Maarten Acquittal for Masbangu suspects

Dutch Sint Maarten Acquittal for Masbangu suspects. The Court of First Instance of St. Maarten on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 acquitted the four suspects in the Masbangu investigation of all the charges of vote buying.

Acquittal for Masbangu suspects

Acquittal for Masbangu suspects
Acquittal for Masbangu suspects

The Court of First Instance of St. Maarten on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 acquitted the four suspects in the Masbangu investigation of all the charges of vote buying. The prosecutor’s Office had asked for a three (3) months jail sentence fully suspended, 200 hours of community service and deprivation of the to vote as well the right to be elected for R.H. (62). Against the suspects R.C.H.J. and A.R.W.M. the Prosecutor’s Office had asked for a jail sentence of three (3) months fully suspended, 150 hours of community service and deprivation of the right to vote while for C.J.L.C. the Prosecutor’s Office asked for a jail sentence of three (3) months fully suspended, 180 hours of community service and deprivation of the right to vote. The Prosecutor in charge of the Masbangu investigation is currently off island. Upon his return a decision will be taken about a possible appeal against the court verdicts.

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St Maarten KPSM Police Public Warning

The Police Department is taking this opportunity to again address the very serious issue of the destruction of Political Billboards and other publicly placed material or items for public viewing on the public roads and which belong to the numerous political parties for the upcoming 2016 Parliamentary Election. Latest from the Sxm Kpsm Sint Maarten Police Department

PUBLIC WARNING

The Police Department is taking this opportunity to again address the very serious issue of the destruction of Political Billboards and other publicly placed material or items for public viewing on the public roads and which belong to the numerous political parties for the upcoming 2016 Parliamentary Election.

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The police department on a daily basis receives official complaints from contact person of the different political parties regarding the destruction of their property. This criminal act is in violation of Article 2: 334 of the Penal Code and the political parties in question have requested criminal investigations into these cases.

The police department has taken these cases very seriously, just like every other case, and will do in depth investigations to determine who is/are responsible for these criminal acts.