Entries from August 2008

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Schools to Open

The Ministry of Education has pushed back the opening of schools to next week Wednesday, September 3. Chief Education Officer in the Ministry Jasper Lawrence says the decision was made in order to allow some students and teachers to be better prepared following the effects of Tropical Storm Gustav. He says those schools which are […]

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Storm Update – Hanna strengthens slightly east of the Bahamas

As Jamaica continues to clean up and recover after Tropical Storm Gustav, it is keeping a keen eye on the progress of Tropical Storm Hanna.  Stay connected to the Gleaner Hub (Power 106FM, Jamaica Gleaner, the Jamaica Star and www.go-jamaica.com ) for the latest up to the moment reports. Below is the lates Public Advisory from […]

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Storm Update – Gustav Strengthens

For those of you currently tracking ‘Gustav’ the latest public advisory from the National Hurricane Centre is below for your information. For the latest updates on  the impact of Gustav on Jamaica, and the progress of Hanna in this region stay tuned to the Gleaner Hub – Power 106FM, the Jamaica Gleaner, the Jamaica Star and www.go-jamaica.com […]

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

‘Star’ Coverage of Gustav

If you are in Jamaica or you have got family and friends in Jamaica do not miss today’s edition of the The STAR at a special price of $25. In this special edition you will find the photos, the stories chronicling the passage of Tropical Storm Gustav. If can’t get a copy today, remember you […]

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Tropical Storm Warning Lifted

Finally the Tropical Storm Warning has been lifted. Jamaica now breathes a sigh of relief and the re-building can now begin. Hurricane Gustav is now a category 3 hurricane as at 7:00 a.m. EST. For interest in the Cayman Islands, the eye is now to the North-West but the island was  and is still being […]

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Reader’s Photograph of the Harbour View Bridge

Early Friday morning, August 29, 2008,  a section of the Harbour View Bridge collapsed as a result of the raging waters caused by the passage of Tropical Storm Gustav. Here is a photo taken by Anna Overton, a Gleaner Online reader captured the damage. For more photos visit the Gallery To get a perspective of […]

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Gustav damages banana industry

With a week to go before Banana export begins in Jamaica, farmers in St Mary are facing almost complete devastation after the passing of Tropical Storm Gustav. Right across the parish, Banana trees were down but the plight of the farmers wasn’t the only problem St Mary residents had to face. Rains started early Wednesday […]

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Gustav and the Rio Minho give Clarendon a scare

Sections of Clarendon have begun to be adversely affected by the tail of Tropical Storm Gustav This morning the Park Hall to Grantham main road in northern Clarendon was impassable after the waters of the Rio Minho River began to rise. The Rio Minho continued to pose problems for Clarendonians as the Crooked River Bridge, […]

Friday, August 29th, 2008

View of Gustav

Amateur video of Tropical Storm Gustav shot from the offices of the Jamaica Gleaner Company Limited.

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Gustav claims lives

Furious tropical storm Gustav may have claimed at least 10 lives thus far, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) have said. Ronald Jackson told The Gleaner this morning that there are several reports of the loss of lives but the ODPEM has not been able to confirm the reports. “We have unconfirmed […]