July 19, 2021
COURTESY CALL ON THE PRIME MINISTER - Representatives of Bahamas Aviation, Climate & Severe Weather Network Ltd (BACSWN) and Raytheon Technologies (Raytheon, Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace) paying a courtesy call on the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis, M.P., Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas; Permanent Secretary to the Office of Prime Minister, Mr. David Davis, Office of the Prime Minister’s Senior Policy Advisor, Mr. Joshua Sears, Chief Executive Officer of Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, Mrs. Viana Gardiner, and PM’s Director of Communications, Mrs. Erica Cox at the Cabinet Office some months back. ( FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Mr. Robert Dupuch-Carron, Founder/Director BACSWN, Mr. Matt Gilligan, Vice-President Intelligence, Space, Navigation, information & Weather Services ( Ret.); Prime Minister, Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis, M.P., and Mr. Eugene Welch, Sr. Director of Air Traffic Control Systems at Raytheon Intelligence, Space, Navigation Information and Weather Services Division.
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BAHAMAS Aviation, Climate & Severe Weather Network (BACSWN) is delighted to announce that following its recent designation as ‘Meteorological Weather Authority’ for International Civil Aviation; alongside, instructions contained in the Cabinet Conclusion — provided by Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar to Eileen Dupuch-Carron, CMG, LLb, on February 14, 2020 — it has commenced the process of filing notice with the FAA, ICAO and IATA of its intention to stand-up, fund and staff our nation’s first ‘Meteorological Watch Office’ with “the necessary technical and operational expertise to maintain a continuous 24/7/365 real-time watch over the weather conditions affecting any flight or vessel operations within the 183,00 sq miles The Bahamas’ sovereign archipelagic baselines, territorial seas, contiguous and exclusive economic zone (EEZ).”