Caribbean Airlines Updated Flight Status Due To TS BRET

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Caribbean Airlines has posted information for affected flights between June 19/20. These include several cancellations and delays between the US (New York and Miami) and Trinidad and Guyana, as well a special service operating from Barbados.

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Source: Caribbean Airlines

NHC: Tropical Storm Bret Intermediate Advisory Number 5A

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Tropical Storm Bret Intermediate Advisory Number 5A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022017
800 PM AST Mon Jun 19 2017

…HEAVY RAIN BANDS SPREADING ACROSS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO…

 

SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST…0000 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…9.5N 60.5W
ABOUT 85 MI…135 KM SE OF TRINIDAD
ABOUT 195 MI…315 KM SSE OF GRENADA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 280 DEGREES AT 25 MPH…40 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1008 MB…29.76 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Trinidad
* Tobago
* Grenada
* Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Bonaire
* Curacao
* Aruba

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24
hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Bret was
located near latitude 9.5 North, longitude 60.5 West. Bret is moving
toward the west-northwest near 25 mph (40 km/h) and is expected to
slow down over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the
tropical storm is expected to move near or over Trinidad and the
eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and early Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher
gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 12 to
24 hours. A weakening trend is forecast to begin on Wednesday and
Bret is expected to become a tropical depression.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km)
from the center, mainly north of the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.76 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Tropical storm conditions have likely begun over portions of
the warning area, along the eastern coast of Venezuela, and these
conditions will spread westward over the remainder of the warning
area overnight and Tuesday.

RAINFALL: The disturbance is expected to produce total rain
accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over the Windward Islands and the
eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and Tuesday.

NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Roberts

Source: National Hurricane Center

IMF Completes Final Review Of Grenada Extended Credit Facility

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed their final review of the island’s performance under a programme supported by a three year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF)

According to The Fund:

The Extended Credit Facility (ECF) provides financial assistance to countries with protracted balance of payments problems. The ECF was created under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT) as part of a broader reform to make the Fund’s financial support more flexible and better tailored to the diverse needs of low-income countries (LICs), including in times of crisis. The ECF is the Fund’s main tool for providing medium-term support to LICs.

The completion of the review allows for final disbursement of US$2.8m, for a total of US$19.4m, since the arrangement was approved in June 2014.

The island has successfully met targets, including fiscal adjustment and debt reduction. The economy also grew by around 3.9% in 2016 thanks to construction activities and tourism services.

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Source: International Monetary Fund