12 new positions to be created within the Meteorology Services Department

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The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is taking steps to strengthen its Meteorology Services Department.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced a new initiative to enhance the department’s ability to predict, monitor, and respond to hurricanes and other severe weather events.

This announcement was made during the inaugural National Climate Outlook Forum.

Prime Minister Browne highlighted the urgent need for adaptation, stressing that the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorology Services must lead the way in addressing the increasing impacts of climate change.

He stated, “Our service must be at the forefront of this effort.”

In line with this commitment, the cabinet has agreed in principle to create 12 new positions within the Meteorology Services Department. These new hires will include experts proficient in sophisticated weather models and algorithms.

Specific roles will encompass an oceanographer, an agrologist, additional climatologists, a communication specialist, a project management team, and a quality management team.

Prime Minister Browne also emphasized the importance of ambition within the department, assuring that the cabinet would provide the necessary funding to support increased efforts.

He stated, “Contributions to meteorological research will improve long-term understanding and management of hurricane risk. Our goal is to develop an applied meteorology section that will provide next-level climate services for optimal decision-making and support.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. These cheats are seriously campaigning. For several months now, we are hearing of lavish plans that are only presented around General Elections time and this is probably the most frightening of all for Gaston especially, because he has a one-seat majority and that constituency which is now the focal point, was seriously testing during the last Elections. Voters will have to be ‘TRANSFERRED IN’, this time, to restrict the Alex Browne onslaught.

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