Jamaica Met Service threatens strike!

Our own David Wolfson passed along word via TWC that the Jamaica Met Service has threatened strike or may actually be on strike. I don't know if this is related but we noticed the radar scans from Jamaica ended early today while the storm was still 100 miles offshore. The last warning posted was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, right around the same time. Steven Williams reported that the METARs stopped at 21Z while winds were 8 mph. Montego Bay stopped reporting last night.

Their city forecasts were from 5:00 pm, which seems reasonably updated. So it's hard to say what is going on.

The original story is at this link (IP trace puts the server in Atlanta, so it should remain up all night).


Meteorologists threaten to strike
HORACE HINES, Observer staff reporter
Thursday, September 09, 2004

AS the country prepares for Hurricane Ivan, meteorologists and meteorological technicians at both international airports and the Coopers Hill weather station have threatened to strike, sparking fears that the island may be left without vital information when the category four storm hits .................
 
Listening to streaming radio out of Jamaica there is much arguing about the goverment. Various political parties are blaming each other for the current situation.

In America police officers can be arrested if they strike. It seems like a meorologists role in situations like this are more important than a police officer.
 
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