International Sensation

Dr.Thomson Fontaine a well respected and leading  Economist  in World Economy. Also plays a pivotal role as policy advisor to governments globally. With his  area of expertise as former International Monetary fund (IMF) Economist, he is a wiz at turning countries economy around.

It’s no surprise then, when he was sought out by the United Kingdom and  appointed Senior Economic and Financial Management Advisor to the transitional government of South Sudan. A position he’s held  since May of 2017. Having just returned to South Sudan following a three week furlough; he returned to Dominica within days of  Hurricane Irma which posed quite a threat to the region.

Always willing to step up and offer his services where needed, he volunteered  to report from Q 95 with up to the date coverage on Hurricane Irma  as it approached : A former Geography teacher, he is well  suited for the task with a comprehensive knowledge of the region,  weather patterns  and formation of hurricanes:  exhibited proficiency in tracking of the hurricane and breaking down  the science of the weather system in a way that the average person could comprehend.

From  their origin and how they develop into the different types of storms based on their location. Simplistic yet scientific from a meteorologist stand point. Maintaining a high level of professionalism  in reporting the sequence of event. So much so, the BBC, Weather  Channel broadcasting net work and other affiliates took notice.

Stating that the African Easterly Jet is unstable, resulting in undulations in a north-south direction, often forming a corresponding north to south trough, or wave, that moves westward off the West African Coast. When these waves of air have enough moisture, lift, and instability, they readily form clusters of thunderstorms, sometimes becoming correlated with a center of air circulation. When this happens, a tropical cyclone may form as the areas of disturbed weather move westward across the Atlantic.
Throughout most of the year, these waves typically form every two to three days in a region near Cape Verde (due west of Africa), but it is the summer to early fall when conditions can become favorable for tropical cyclone development

People were calling from all over the Region, as far afield as Europe  listening to the broadcast. Dr. Fontaine accompanied by  Hon. Joshua  Francis, Hon. Lennox  Linton,   Hon. Hector  John and their Host Matt Peltier  made an awesome team . Congratulations!

He has such a penchant for the topic he soon had everyone talking coordinates! Suddenly latitude and longitude converted to actual miles made perfect sense in relation to  distance of the storm from land mass. To top it all, his command of the French language had everyone saying ooh la la…as he translated news coming in from  the Neighboring French Islands, regarding  the Island of St. Martin after the Hurricane made land fall.

Tuning in to Q95 FOR A SPECIAL  WEATHER REPORT BY DR. THOMSON FONTAINE somewhat lessen the anxiety level triggered by the storm  as it left a destructive path in its wake battering the northern lesser Antilles.

I think we came away with a much better understanding of hurricanes and the devastating impact they have on lives.

This will be a hurricane experience for the ages not only of it’s catastrophic nature but also the unusual trajectory  as if taking directions by GPS. The highlight  however, is  the emergence of a diamond in the rough revealing many more facets than anyone anticipated. The rarest kind that stands out from the rest. Multi talented, yet shows so much humility.A Son of the soil so gifted, he leaves everyone in awe.

This  certainly has earned him another feather in his cap. When he flew back from South Sudan to monitor the Hurricane, little did he know his self-less act of service to country would generate this much excitement and attention from all over the globe.  Maybe  Chief Meteorologist should be added to the mix.

The question on everyone’s mind:  Will Dr. Fontaine receive the  recognition ?

Thank you Dr. Fontaine for another sterling performance!

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2 thoughts on “International Sensation

  1. This is why the rogues posing as government especially the prime mistake is so fearful of in Dr.Fontaine. Cowards only try to kill who they fear,especially when they wish such an empowered man should be on their side. I heard the rogue prime mistake trying to belittle Dr.Fontaine after the British elected and selected him for the job in South Sudan. This is how unprofessional and gutterish with a mudslinging mouth this rogue prime mistake is. There is no comparison between Dr.Fontaine and the rogue prime mistake,the contrast is like chalk and cheese!!!


  2. Congratulations on his achievements, something very positive from one of our male, rather than all the negative things we read and see on tv. What a fantastic achievement.
    well done more power to you.

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