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LIAT announces schedule changes

28 August 2015

ST JOHN’s – LIAT has announced changes to its schedule as it seeks to help the people of Dominica with their recovery plan following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika which has resulted in the closure of the Douglas-Charles Airport and the cancellation of several... Read More

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CDB makes emergency relief grant available to Dominica

28 August 2015

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced that an emergency relief grant of US$200 000 is being made immediately available to the Government of Dominica in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika. Heavy rains from Erika impacted the island on... Read More

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Erika lashes Caribbean islands and heads for Florida

28 August 2015

MIAMI –Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with heavy rain and fierce winds on Friday, moving across the Caribbean and apparently heading for the Dominican Republic, northern Haiti and eventually South Florida, the US National Hurricane Center... Read More

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LIAT updates flights cancellations

27 August 2015

ST JOHN’S– LIAT wishes to advise that due to flooding of the runway at the Douglas-Charles Airport, all fights into and out of Dominica have been cancelled until further notice. Read More

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Aid workers on standby to assist Dominica following storm damage

27 August 2015

MORE THAN 20 PEOPLE have been reported missing in Dominica following heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Erika. Executive director of Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, Ronald Jackson, said the regional response has been activated, and a team... Read More

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LIAT cancels all flights to and from Dominica

27 August 2015

ST JOHN’S – LIAT wishes to advise that due to flooding of the runway at the George-Charles Airport, all fights into and out of Dominica have been cancelled until further notice. An updated travel advisory will be issued this evening. Several other airports in the... Read More

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Tropical storm Erika enters Caribbean, headed for Bahamas and US

27 August 2015

MIAMI – Tropical storm Erika continued to strengthen as it reached the Eastern Caribbean and appeared to be headed for the US East Coast early next week, the US National Hurricane Center said on Thursday. Erika could reach hurricane status near Florida's east coast... Read More

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LIAT cancels flights ahead of Tropical Storm Erika

26 August 2015

ST JOHN’S – LIAT wishes to advise that due to the impending passage of Tropical Storm Erika, it has been forced to cancel the following services for Wednesday, August 26, Thursday, August 27 and Friday August 28. Cancellations for Wednesday, August 26: LI 512... Read More

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Tropical storm Erika strengthens

26 August 2015

TROPICAL STORM ERIKA, the fifth named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, has grown slightly stronger, the US National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday. At 8 a.m. the storm was located about 335 miles (540 km) east of Antigua, with maximum sustained winds... Read More

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Simpson Miller congratulates Fraser-Pryce on gold medal

25 August 2015

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated women sprint world champion, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce on her gold medal win in the finals of 100 metres event at the IAAF World Athletics Championships now underway in Beijing. In a statement,... Read More

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Jail me, says Rowley

25 August 2015

PORT OF SPAIN – Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley says he is prepared to go to jail rather than comply with a request from the Integrity Commission that he submit documents within 14 days relatingto a matter dating back to 2004. Rowley, addressing supporters at a... Read More

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Tropical Storm Erika moving quickly toward the west

25 August 2015

A DAY AFTER Danny degenerated into a low pressure trough, residents of the Leeward Islands are bracing for another weather system. The centre of Tropical Storm Erika is expected to approach that region from Wednesday night into early Thursday. At 8 a.m. the storm's... Read More

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Four-year-old may make history in T&T

25 August 2015

PORT-OF-SPAIN – The four-year-old who braved a 300-foot precipice to seek crucial help for his mother and aunt after their car ran off the North Coast Road to Maracas last week Tuesday may well be climbing into history as the youngest ever person to receive a national... Read More

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LIAT reinstates Tuesday flights

24 August 2015

ST JOHN’S – LIAT wishes to advise that the following flights for Tuesday, August 25, have been reinstated. LI 560 Dominica to San Juan LI 561 San Juan to Dominica LI 550 St Maarten to St Thomas LI 553 St Thomas to St Maarten LI 527 (San Juan to Tortola... Read More

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LIAT reinstates flights

24 August 2015

ST JOHN’S – LIAT wishes to advise that the following flights for today, Monday, August 24, have been reinstated. LI 364 Barbados to Dominica to Antigua LI 512 Barbados to Antigua LI 524 Barbados to Dominica to Antigua LI 508 Antigua to St Kitts to St Maarten... Read More

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Danny weakens to a tropical depression

24 August 2015

DANNY, THE FIRST hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, has weakened to a tropical depression, the US National Hurricane Center said on Monday. The depression was packing maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 km/h), the NHC said. Read More

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Danny continues toward the Leeward Islands

23 August 2015

THE CENTRE OF Tropical Storm Danny is expected to pass near or over portions of the Leeward Islands late tonight or early Monday. At 11 a.m. the centre of the system was located near latitude 15.8 degrees north, longitude 57.3 degrees west. Danny is moving toward... Read More

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Danny weakens to a tropical storm

22 August 2015

AT 8 P.M. THE centre of Tropical Storm Danny was located near latitude 15.6 degrees north, longitude 54.1 degrees west. Danny is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue through Monday. Read More

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Update on LIAT cancellations

22 August 2015

ST JOHN’S – LIAT wishes to advise that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Danny, it has been forced to cancel the following services for Sunday, August 23, Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25. Updated Cancellations for Sunday, August 23: LI 364 Barbados... Read More

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LIAT cancels several flights ahead of weather system

22 August 2015

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT wishes to advise that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Danny, it has been forced to cancel the following services for Sunday, August 23, Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25. Cancellations for Sunday, August 23: LI 364 Barbados... Read More

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Tropical Storm Danny expected to strengthen

19 August 2015

AT 5 A.M. THE centre of Tropical Storm Danny was located near latitude 11.3° north, longitude 40.2° west, or about 1 445 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. The National Hurricane Center says Danny is moving toward the west at near 14 miles per hour and a track to the... Read More

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