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Emergency broadcast system to be operational

Minister Jeff Baron

Bermuda’s Emergency Broadcast System is expected to be up and running this weekend, according to government.

Jeff Baron, the Minister of National Security, said issues with the system were discovered at the start of the hurricane season, and that Government had been working to find alternative arrangements in the event of a storm.

Last week, he stated that the necessary part to repair the system was set to arrive on the island, and it was hoped the system would be operational again before the end of August.

Speaking yesterday, a spokeswoman said: “The Ministry of National Security can confirm that the Emergency Broadcast Facility has had its new transmitter and new antennae installed.

“Aside for some testing of the system, it is anticipated that the EBS will be fully operational this weekend.”