C’bean countries warned rainfall ‘deficit’ still possible…

first_img Guyana to produce 750 thousand barrels of oil per day… You may be interested in… CIMH says Caribbean wet season won’t be very wet Mar 21, 2019 Caribbean countries warned to conserve water as drought… Aug 28, 2018 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) says rainfall deficits is still possible despite the increasing rainfall and that concerns exist for parts of the eastern Caribbean and Belize. In its August newsletter released here on Monday, CariCOF said rainfall will continue to increase across the region augmenting water resources. “It is likely that parts of Belize, particularly in the northwest, can still have concerns over short term drought that can impact agricultural production and small rivers, streams and ponds. With rainfall deficits still possible despite the increasing rainfall, concerns exist for parts of the eastern Caribbean and Belize over long term drought that can impact rivers and reservoirs by the end of the wet season at the end of November,” CariCOF said, adding “this raises some initial concerns over water availability entering the 2019/2020 dry season”.center_img Aug 5, 2019 CIMH says Caribbean wet season won’t be very wetBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says as the region transitions from the dry into the wet season it is not forecast to be excessively wet in countries like Belize and several other Caribbean countries. CIMH, which coordinates the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum…August 28, 2018In “CARICOM”Regional countries urged to brace for floodsBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 16, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) is warning regional countries that they should brace themselves for floods as the drought conditions which have affected the region since late 2014 are expected to subside by the start of the 2016 Hurricane Season.…February 16, 2016In “CARICOM”Caribbean builds resilience through enhanced data collection(Dominica News Online) By the end of September 2018, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) would have installed the last of five new data buoys in the Eastern Caribbean, extending the regional Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) network as it continues to build resilience to climate change in…August 2, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp May 7, 2019 Water-smart farming practices for the dry season CariCOF said that last month, apart from St Vincent that was moderately wet, rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean was normal to below normal. It said Trinidad, St Lucia and Dominica were normal to moderately dry; Tobago and St Croix moderately dry; Grenada and Guadeloupe normal, while Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts slight to moderately dry. Read more at: Jamaica Observer Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

Roger Federer hoping for another good year

first_imgFederer’s career looked to be on the wane after he sat out most of 2016 with a serious knee injury.But the 37-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable resurgence over the past two years, with the world No.3’s hot form further cementing his status as the greatest ever player.Federer won the Australian Open and Wimbledon among seven tournament wins in 2017.And he added another Australian Open crown in 2018 to take his career grand slam title tally to 20.The Hopman Cup has been Federer’s perfect launching pad over the past two summers, and the Swiss maestro has decided to return to Perth for a third straight year.Federer won the mixed-teams event alongside Belinda Bencic last summer, with that success followed by a sixth Australian Open crown.The veteran hopes he can repeat the dose this summer.”I hope that again it will be the start of a great season for me, because the last two seasons have been crazy good for me,” Federer said on Thursday.”I would never have imagined that kind of return. I’m just very happy things are going so well.”The Hopman Cup is a good place for me to start the season with, and I’m hopeful that’s going to be the same again this year.”Federer has put no end date on his career, leaving the door wide open to play on in 2020.And he’s doing his best to downplay expectations of what he can achieve over the next 12 months.”I think with my age people know that if I did something extraordinary … that would be amazing,” Federer said.”And if that didn’t happen, maybe it’s logical you can’t produce that tennis every year.”You also maybe need a bit of luck, and the draw to fall your way. A lot of things need to happen to win any slam, for also the top four guys.”This season’s Hopman Cup is set to be one of the biggest ever, with 23-time grand-slam champion Serena Williams also a confirmed starter.Williams will team with rising star Frances Tiafoe to represent the United States.It will be Williams’ first outing since her loss to Naomi Osaka in August at the US Open final.Williams received multiple code violations during that match, with the 37-year- old even calling the chair umpire a “thief”.With the ATP World Team Cup set to be introduced in January 2020, the Hopman Cup, in its 31st year, could be chopped after this summer.Federer hopes it will continue.last_img read more