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By: nigel20, 8:40 PM GMT on March 05, 2015
Negril, Westmoreland is well known as a tourism dependent region. Tourism is a major employer of residents, not to mention the approximately US$ 500 million generated by tourism activities. However, the shoreline is now under threat; attributable to human activity, sea level rise and anomalously high storm activity. As a result, studies have been done to remedy to situation, or halting the precipitous rate of beach erosion.
Over the past year, there...
By: nigel20, 10:31 PM GMT on February 03, 2015
Jamaica often has pervasive water issues. Additionally, announcements by the national water commission (NWC) of impending/ongoing water restrictions are not surprising. In fact, the aforementioned step may be seen as prudent, seeing that we are now in our primary dry season. Jamaica's primary dry season generally spans the period, December through April.
Mona Dam, St Andrew. Source of image: Owensoft
However, despite perennial problems wi...
By: nigel20, 8:04 PM GMT on November 25, 2014
Saharan Air Layer (SAL)
Global SST Anomaly
48hrs Tropical Cyclone Probability
Satellite Imagery-Puerto Rico
By: nigel20, 10:07 PM GMT on July 19, 2014
Jamaica, as is the case for much of the region, is now experiencing drought conditions. Wildfires are burning, vegetation is drying up and water storage levels are currently approaching crisis levels. Take Jamaica, for example, a recent news report suggests that water resources in the Kingston Metropolitan are on the brink of being depleted. To be specific, the report suggests that only One month's supply of water in Corporate Area is available. Except for may be Cu...
By: nigel20, 7:11 AM GMT on May 09, 2014
With the impending hurricane season being only three weeks away, i felt the need to write a blog on the preparedness of the Caribbean. In particular, how prepared is the Caribbean in the event of a major hurricane. The Caribbean islands are located within the hurricane belt, making Caribbean islands prone to hurricanes. Hurricanes are most frequent between June 1st and November 30th, the numbers vary annually, but are natural hazards we have to live with. Hurricanes...
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