Bahamas Press Probe on the MET department continues

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earl-copy<<< Earl Deveaux, Minister with responsibility for the MET office.

Nassau, Bahamas — Before Bahamas Press continues our exposé on matters in the Bahamas Meteorological Department we would like to invite the Minister, The Permanent Secretary, the Director and all the leadership at the Bahamas MET office to answer the following questions to this HIGH COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION.

The questions are specifically selected to examine the matters at hand.

  • WHY HAS THE GOVERNMENT NOT REPLACED THE WEATHER STATION THAT WAS CLOSED BY THE CONTAINER PORT IN DECEMBER?
  • HAS THERE BEEN AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE STRENGTH OF THE TORNADO AND WHAT CAUSED IT? IF NOT, THEN WHY HASN’T THIS HAPPENED?
  • WHY IS THERE – ACCORDING TO SOME METEOROLOGISTS WHO WE SPOKE TO – NO CRITERIA FOR A TORNADO WARNING, BEFORE OR EVEN NOW?
  • ALSO WHY IS THERE – ACCORDING TO SOME METEOROLOGISTS WHO WE SPOKE TO – NO CRITERIA FOR A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IN THE BAHAMAS LIKE ALMOST EVERY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE REGION INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES?
  • WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE RADAR ONLY COVERS AN AREA OF 150 MILES, WHICH WOULD MEAN THAT IT ONLY COVERS GRAND BAHAMA AT ITS EXTREME NORTHERN RANGE AND GREAT EXUMA TO THE SOUTH. AND IT IN FACT DOES NOT COVER THE ENTIRE BAHAMAS. CAN THE DEPARTMENT EXPLAIN THIS?
  • WE ARE ALSO MADE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE RADAR CURRENTLY USED BY THE MET DEPARTMENT HAS NOT BEEN CALIBRATED IN FIVE YEARS, EVEN THOUGH IT SHOULD BE DONE EVERY YEAR. WHY IS THIS THE CASE?
  • WE ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE ALERT SYSTEM ON THE RADAR FOR HAIL, STRONG WINDS (WHICH WOULD INCLUDE TORNADOES), FLOODING AND HEAVY RAINFALL DOES NOT WORK. WHY?
  • WE ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE AUTOMATIC STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE BAHAMAS ARE CONSTANTLY BREAKING DOWN AND ARE VERY COSTLY. WOULD IT NOT BE CHEAPER TO GO BACK TO MANNED OBSERVATION STATIONS?

Bahamas Press welcomes any or all persons mentioned above to please submit answers to these questions. We shall reveal to our readers our further concerns in this department and shall rule upon concluding this exercise. We invite you to join us.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Earl Deveaux should resign! The first question is the main reason. The Met officers are not responsible, for the closure of the Freeport office. They surely are not responsible for its opening either.

    Under our Westminister system, everything rises and falls on the Minister. Sidney Collie was made to resign, over not placing and ad in the papers announcing local government elections….go figure!

  2. Well just so yawl know graham is one of the few people around here who have a gad damn idea of business. he would be an asset to this country. If yawl stopped bein so niggerly and racist yawl would see that. yawl have no problem with brent da teef sittin his cheesy ass up in the deputy pm post but wanna have a problem with graham? at least graham is promoting the empowerment of bahamians, he is encouraging bahamians to think outside the box and pushing for us to be our own bosses, the fnm and that white bitch brent is doing the exact opposite.

    • where does colour come into this?? u seem to be the dumb, ignorant nigger…what, just because graham is white,  that somehow equates to him being smart??? or because you think he smart, i should share the same opinion?? u thinking and speaking for me now hey…just so u know, politics is different from business just as being a lawyer is different from being a mechanic.  i mean a man get on a talk show and run on with pure nonsense and he suddenly is help and hope…all graham is doing is selling monitoring for his alarm company and u stupid enuff to fall for his song and dance…smarten up and think before you speak.

  3. Not to change the topic, but is anyone watching this Graham Weatherfod make a complete fool of himself on JCN’s platform right now? This is so comical!

  4. Mr. Deveaux last week said that there was negligence and there will be an investigation.  But he already stated the conclusion before the investgation started.  this rush t judgement is to scapegoat the met officers.  The main question is why did the government allow The Port to close the met office in Freeport?  Why wasn’t it replace by the government?  The ideal is to have a met office on each major island and not to close the one in Grand Bahama.  Mr Deveaux should resign.

  5. Mr. Deveaux last week said that there was negligence and there will be an investigation.  But he already stated the conclusion before the investgation started.  this rush t judgement is to scapegoat the met office.  The man question is why did the government allow The Port to close the met office in Freeport?  Why wasn’t it replace by the government?  The ideal is to have a met office on each major island and not to close the one in Grand Bahama.  Mr Deveaux should resign.

  6. MET Dept failed! stop messing w. deveaux as godfrey burnside has already stated the Met Dept was wrong…fire some people in the Met

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