As of Wednesday 18 September the Department of Disaster Management announced that the National Hurricane Centre upgraded Tropical Depression 10 to Tropical Storm Jerry, and that the system will be near the northern Leeward Islands Thursday night or Friday.

Jerry is the tenth Tropical Storm for the season and its formation gives credence to the advice that was given last week (10 September) by Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Deputy Governor and former Director of the Department of Disaster Management Sharleen Dabreo-Lettsome that more storms will be heading in this area of the region.

Dabreo was at the time speaking at a telethon to raise funds for relief for the people of the Bahamas that were devastated by hurricane Dorian. In her advice the former DDM Director admonished the people of the BVI to remain vigilant for the remainder of the hurricane season.

According to Dabreo, systems are already forming that can spell trouble. She said that she was informed by forecasters that the system that just came off the coast of Africa should be watched.

“The systems are going to become more frequent coming across. We have to watch them closely. They have done some very strange things. As a human being as someone who questions life were not sure why these storms are behaving the way they are. Is it climate change, is it something else, Armageddon, apocalyptic event they are calling it all sorts of things,” the Permanent Secretary added.

There are high suspicions that human interference is also creating serious if not diabolical problems with cloud seeding and Professor James McCanney has revealed that weather modification, including space-based lasers, is a reality for a number of years now. Also a Japanese scientist has made suggestions of weather interference by man is business as usual to remedy problems created by droughts. There is no explanation for the 48 hours Dorian stalled on The Bahamas – that is not normal and that is not global warming.

Full control of the weather may still be a few years away, but scientists and farmers are using a technology called cloud seeding, which makes water vapour in clouds to collide, turning it into precipitation that would not otherwise fall to earth. But how does it work and who does it benefit?