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Sep 3, 2020

N.M.S. Radar is Down; When Will it be Fixed?

Edmond Castro

Hurricane Nana has come and gone, but we are in the peak of the hurricane season and the work of the National Met Service is critical around this time. But they have been doing it without their radar for the past couple months because it is down.  Today, Minister Edmond Castro responded to comments about getting the radar up and running.

 

Reporter

“Sir, we need a working radar in this country?”

 

Edmond Castro, NEMO Minister

“That is so true. Don’t think I won’t tell you that our radar nuh the work. Wi radar nuh work. It needs some repairs. We just asked cabinet two weeks ago and cabinet has approved some money to deal with the radar situation.”

 

Reporter

“But you are doing it deep into the hurricane season – it neva just stop work last week and you all didn’t do anything. We are in the peak of the hurricane season and you all just the beg?”

 

Edmond Castro

“Well, better late than never. If the radar never the work perhaps we neva have the technician or the finance to deal with. But the finance has been approved. So, if it neva the work then we wah get it up and going. Hurricane season isn’t done yet and hurricane will continue to come and threaten us every year whether we get the radar – hurricane will come every year. The radar will be up and going shortly.”

 

Reporter

“But will you accept that shortly is too late because we deh deep into the season?”

 

Edmond Castro

“Yes it wasn’t working and I admit that it is still not working but yet we were able to track the storm, so the MET department was so technical to pin point the storm and guide us through exactly where the hurricane will be making landfall and what time. So, the expertise that we have in country is phenomenal.”


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