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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Sam formed far in the Atlantic Ocean today and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane tomorrow and a major hurricane — Category 3 or higher — by early next week. The forecast track shows Sam tracking close to the eastern edge of the Caribbean by Tuesday. From

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MIAMI — Tropical Depression Eighteen has formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and will become a hurricane by this weekend. However, it’s uncertain whether it will strike the Leeward Islands next week. This new system is about 2,000 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands in the eastern Atlantic Ocean

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHTEEN MOVING AT THE SAME SLOW PACE AS HURRICANE IRMA IN 2017 MIAMI — While the Atlantic basin remains active, — only one system is worth watching — Tropical Depression Eighteen which is forecast to become a hurricane this weekend. New this morning, Peter and Rose have both

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is now monitoring three systems in the tropical Atlantic, including the latest disturbance which could become a tropical depression headed towards the Caribbean later in the week. The NHC issued advisories on Tropical Storm Peter, located about 100 miles north of the northern Leeward

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BRIDGETOWN — University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus launched an initiative to boost education in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean on September 15. The initiative, named, RISE Caribbean – the Research Initiative for Supporting Education in the Caribbean, is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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NASSAU — Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis conceded defeat in the general elections on the Atlantic island chain reeling from a surge in COVID-19 cases and slump in the tourism-dependent economy due to the pandemic. Minnis called his challenger Philip Davis to congratulate him and his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)

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CHRISTIANSTED — The busy tropical season continued on Sunday afternoon as Tropical Depression Seventeen morphed into Tropical Storm Rose. Rose, the 17th storm of the season, is located about 552 miles west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands, the National Hurricane Center said. The other active storm currently in the Atlantic

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CHRISTIANSTED — National Park Service (NPS) acting Regional Director Pedro Ramos announced the selection of Angelita “Angie” Alvino as the new superintendent of the Christiansted National Historic Site. In addition to the site in Christiansted town, she will also oversee the Buck Island Reef National Monument and Salt River Bay

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SAN JUAN — It’s a little-known fact, but a small lizard native to St. Croix warrants protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. In fact, the feds have been making a stink about the Virgin Islands Skink for at least the last

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MIAMI — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Peter formed over the Atlantic Ocean early today and a new tropical depression was spinning over the far eastern Atlantic. Peter was centered about 630 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands, the National Hurricane Center said in a 5 a.m. EDT advisory. The

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