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            [post_content] => After weakening, Tropical Storm Fred has now become a tropical depression with a expectation to weaken further. According to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), Fred's maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour at 11 a.m. yesterday morning.

“Fred is forecast to become a remnant low tonight or Saturday,” they shared.

Currently. the system is about 1,275 miles southwest of the Azores and moving west northwest at nine miles per hour. A tropical wave, designated Invest 91-L, is being monitored in the far eastern Atlantic for possible development into a tropical depression or storm. Forecasters say that this could occur anytime over the next five days.

The disturbance is moving west at 15-20 miles per hour but it is still too early to determine if the system will survive the journey to the Lesser Antilles, or succumb to dry air and/or wind shear.

Earlier at 5 a.m., Tropical Storm Fred was located about 960 miles west northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and was carrying maximum sustained winds of about 40 miles per hour. It was moving towards the west near 10 miles per hour.

“This general motion is expected to continue through early Saturday. A turn toward the northwest and a decrease in forward speed is forecast by early Sunday . . . Fred is in an area of strong upper-level winds, and it is expected to degenerate into a remnant low pressure area Friday night or Saturday,” the NHC said.
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Fred Lowers Down To A Tropical Depression

September 5, 2015
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After weakening, Tropical Storm Fred has now become a tropical depression with a expectation to weaken further. According to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), Fred's maximum sus...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Antigua and Barbuda will be allowing Dominican students who were visiting the twin-island nation over the Summer holiday to continue their education in public schools. The announcement which came from Education Minister, Michael Browne, was ensued upon hearing that his counterpart, Petter Saint Jean, will be pushing back the opening day of the school year as a result of a preliminary assessment of 75 schools after Tropical Storm Erika's passage.

After leaving the island devastated with just over two dozen dead, other missing, and hundreds more displaced, several of the schools are being used as housing by citizens that were affected by the storm. It was said in a statement by Browne that school-aged Dominican students whose educational institutions remained closed would be assigned to public schools with available space, until the end of the first term in December. That is, for students who were vacationing in the country during the passage of the storm and arrived no earlier than three months before Erika struck. Authorities also ask that the host families of those students provide assurance that they will continue to support them.

The education minister requests that principals and teachers report to school this week to assist with the clean-up process in the meantime when schools remain closed in Dominica.

 
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Dominican Students Allowed To Attend School In Antigua As Storm Forces Delay In Start Of Term

September 4, 2015
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Antigua and Barbuda will be allowing Dominican students who were visiting the twin-island nation over the Summer holiday to continue their education in public schools. The announce...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Yesterday, over 300 nationals from around the region and internationally with "residency gaps" became citizens of Antigua and Barbuda. As promised, Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his administration overlooked this once they paid all the relevant fees. A person qualifies for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship after lawfully residing in the country for at least seven years.

During the campaign leading up to last year’s general election, the Antigua Labour Party had promised to “correct the injustice facilitated by the United Progressive Party administration which deemed those having gaps within their residency period of not being eligible to become citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, even after living and making meaningful contributions to Antigua and Barbuda for over seven years and beyond”.

The Gaston Browne administration introduced a citizenship amnesty legislation (Immigration and passport (Amendment) Act 2015) to facilitate the granting of citizenship to those affected. The legislation stipulated that non-nationals who, for whatever reason, had obtained gaps in their time could pay outstanding fees, making them eligible for citizenship.
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Antigua Citizenship Awarded To Hundreds With "Residency Gaps" As Promised By PM

September 3, 2015
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