Fogging Schedule October 5 To 9

03 October 2015

IN AN EFFORT TO RID the island of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the Vector Control Unit will target several parishes from Monday to Friday between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day. On Monday: The team will visit the parish of St Joseph where they will fog Sugar Hill, Chimborazo,... Read More


Early morning tremor

03 October 2015

SEISMIC ACTIVITY continued off the northeast coast of Barbados Saturday, with a small tremor recorded in the early hours of the morning. At 2:05 a.m., the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies recorded a 3.9 magnitude tremor 171 kilometres... Read More


Gully tour and green monkey study to be undertaken

02 October 2015

BARBADOS’ GULLY ASSESSMENT programme is to be revived, and a new study of the Green Monkey undertaken. This is according to Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr Denis Lowe, whose Ministry is in the process of planning a tour of some of the island’s gullies... Read More


No time for panic mode

27 September 2015

THE LEGISLATION OF BUILDING CODES and a disaster preparedness programme should be on top of every CARICOM country’s to do list. Those are the two main planks on which Eastern Caribbean government need to focus on as a matter of urgency if the region is to properly deal... Read More


Sea eggs in October, but divers need licence

23 September 2015

BARBADIAN FISHERMEN will soon be able to dive for sea eggs again, but they must be licensed and registered. According to a release from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, the current sea egg closed season will end next Wednesday.... Read More


Tropical Storm Ida slows

20 September 2015

TROPICAL STORM IDA is not a threat to land, nor is it expected to strengthen over the next few days. According to an advisory from the National Hurricane Centre, Tropical Storm Ida remains “sheared” as it moves in a northwest direction at 17 miles per hour. Read More


Fogging continues next week

18 September 2015

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week with fogging in several parishes. On Monday: Areas to be fogged in St Michael will be Dunlow Lane, St Paul’s Avenue, Beckles Road, Gittens Road,... Read More


Coastal cleanup on September 19

14 September 2015

TO CELEBRATE International Coastal Cleanup Day, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of the Ministry of Environment and Drainage will host its annual beach cleanup on September 19. Read More


PM: No Cahill without my OK

14 September 2015

THERE CAN BE NO Cahill gasification plant without his say-so. This was the emphatic declaration from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart on the topic that has galvanised the island in the last few months, with Opposition MPs and other members of the public calling for full... Read More


Five earthquakes in two days

09 September 2015

SEISMIC ACTIVITY has resumed to the northeast of Barbados, with five earthquakes being recorded by the Seismic Research Centre in Trinidad and Tobago over the last two days. Today, the Centre’s automatic earthquake location system recorded quakes at 2:53 a.m., 6:39... Read More


EARTHQUAKES: Earthquake safety

31 August 2015

KNOWLEDGE IS KEY to surviving an earthquake. Here are some tips on what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Read More


EARTHQUAKES: Recover right

30 August 2015

IN THE EVENT OF A major earthquake, survival is the most important thing. However, once aftershocks and after-effects have subsided, the journey to reclaiming your life may be a long and hard road to navigate. Read More


EARTHQUAKES: Build up before the break

29 August 2015

ANY PROPERTY OWNER should know that maintaining a stable and safe piece of land is just good investment management. A home is not just a place to hang your hat but an investment in your future. Read More


EARTHQUAKES: How will you recover?

28 August 2015

THE RECENT EARTHQUAKES that struck Barbados caused a fair amount of panic. Running outside is not advised and mayhem will only make things worse. Since it’s near impossible to tell when an earthquake will strike, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Read More


EARTHQUAKES: Beyond the shaking

27 August 2015

WHEN THE EARTH DECIDES to give a little hiccup and we all feel the tremor, it’s important to remember that the worst could be yet to come. Even with small quakes, the after-effects can bring the real devastation. More than just aftershocks, which are like ripples in... Read More


EARTHQUAKES: When plates move

26 August 2015

WARRING GODS, superheroes sneezing, and a more than memorable night can all make the earth’s crust shiver, but the main cause of earthquakes is really the movement of tectonic plates. Read More


BE PREPARED: Survival myth vs fact

25 August 2015

IN TODAY’S TECHNOLOGICALLY connected and Internet savvy society, everyone thinks they are an expert just from gleaming a bit of information from the glow of a computer screen or smartphone. Read More


BE PREPARED: When survival depends on fitness

24 August 2015

NATURAL DISASTERS, whatever the kind, will invariably claim lives. The number may vary depending on the type, scale and intensity of the crisis, but the harsh reality remains that human beings are vulnerable creatures and some will fail to prevail when confronted with... Read More


BE PREPARED: Cell phones – packed with potential

23 August 2015

IT HAS QUICKLY BECOME A TREND in the 21st century for people to be in the possession of a cell phone or other mobile device than it is for them to have a library card.What good does having a cell phone serve if a hurricane has taken out the communications towers? Read More


BE PREPARED: Recovery ready

22 August 2015

RECOVERING FROM any natural disaster is more than likely going to be a slow process. Getting back into your home, if it is still suitable, is one of the main desires of those trying their best to bounce back after catastrophe. Read More


BE PREPARED: Know your shelters

21 August 2015

IN THE EVENT that you and your family are unable to ride out a storm or hurricane in your home, several hurricane shelters are available across the island. Shelters may be public or private property and wardens are put in place to supervise those who chose to stay... Read More




Should members of the Police Force be made to cut their locks?

Yes, the Police Force has a dress code.
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