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Severe weather heads north

Torrential rains which swamped New Providence are expected to clear up by later today with the damaging weather system heading north towards Florida. Yesterday’s rains prompted a severe weather warning but the chances of a tropical cyclone forming are considered “slim”.

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Turnquest: Prepare for hurricanes

ALTHOUGH the Bahamas is predicted to have a “normal” hurricane season, Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday pointed out that it “only takes one storm to really cause devastation.”He noted the major hurricanes of 2015, 2016, and 2017 cost

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48-year-old denies he was planning to sell marijuana

A 48-year-old man yesterday denied allegations he was caught with over $100,000 worth of drugs he planned to sell.

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VIDEO: Hailstones rain down on Grand Bahama

The weather on Grand Bahama took a strange turn today as hailstones rained down.

Cooler weather heading our way on Friday

COOLER temperatures are expected to linger as as another cold front is expected to move in on Friday, said Basil Dean, chief meteorologist at the Department of Meteorology.

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Weather watch on tropical wave

WEATHER officials are monitoring a system that has developed in the Atlantic Ocean and has The Bahamas in its sights.The tropical wave has formed east of the Lesser Antilles.On Sunday, the US National Hurricane Centre said about the system: “Showers

Bahamians urged to follow orders over hurricane

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked international Bahamian students in Hurricane Florence’s path to comply with all orders for mandatory evacuations. Some students have already evacuated affected states, heeding warnings from local officials an

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Bahamian islands ready for effects of Hurricane Florence

OFFICIALS in North Eleuthera, Cat Island and Abaco are on high alert over Hurricane Florence.

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‘Stay out of the water’

WEATHER experts are continuing to warn residents of The Bahamas about the sea swells Hurricane Florence will generate this week.

Beware sea swells from Florence

THE Bahamas currently faces no immediate threat from Hurricanes Florence and Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac, however chief meteorologist Basil Dean told The Tribune yesterday the country could be affected by very large sea swells generated by Floren