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


BE PREPARED: Emergency shelter regulations

21 August 2015

SEVERAL REGULATIONS have been put in place governing the use of emergency shelters. 1. The senior warden is the supreme authority in the shelter and his or her decision is final. Read More


BE PREPARED: Check your vehicle

20 August 2015

IF A WARNING COMES about for a disaster, the precise management of time becomes of extreme importance. Having everything necessary for the worst situation helps cut the rush and enable a feeling of preparedness. Read More


Animals in a storm

19 August 2015

BEFORE DISASTER HITS pet owners should consider the safety of their furry friends in the event the worst comes to pass. It is good practice to maintain an emergency kit, not only for yourself and your family, but for your pets as well. Read More


BE PREPARED: An ounce of prevention

19 August 2015

PROPERTY PROTECTION is no joke with the increasing frequency and strength of hurricanes with every interval. Luckily, Barbados has been blessed with a low number of catastrophic cataclysms, but that is no reason to rest on laurels when nature’s course rarely bends... Read More


BE PREPARED: Make a plan

18 August 2015

DURING AN EMERGENCY, family members are often in different places and communication may be difficult. Put in a plan in place and educate all family members so they know what to do and where to meet in the event of an emergency. Read More


BE PREPARED: Emergency kit

17 August 2015

WHEN IT COMES to being prepared, it can seem like an impossible task to have everything that would be conceivably necessary all together. However, an emergency kit is a part of readying yourself that can continuously grow. Read More


BE PREPARED: What they mean when they say

16 August 2015

ON THE APPROACH of a tropical storm, hurricane, or any weather system that can cause significant damage, you listen to the advisories being broadcast on the local radio and television stations. Sometimes we don’t understand the terms used, so below is an explanation... Read More




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