DEM boss backs decisions made during Matthew

30 September 2016

DECISIONS MADE BY meteorologists and disaster management officials might not always find favour with all Barbadians, but are based on expert advice and in the public’s interest. So says director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Kerry Hinds, who strongly... Read More


Plans in place for river clean-up

30 September 2016

PLANS for further dredging of the Constitution River are in the pipeline to ease flooding in the City, Acting Minister of Environment Jepter Ince said yesterday. He was speaking to the WEEKEND NATION while on a tour that included the flood-prone James A. Tudor Roundabout... Read More


Officials warn amateur weather forecasters

30 September 2016

OFFICIALS FROM the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) have issued warnings to all the armchair meteorologists in Barbados and across the region. They did this as social media users spent the last few days posting satellite images from many weather... Read More


Comissiong lobbies for day against terrorism

30 September 2016

THE CLEMENT PAYNE MOVEMENT is lobbying for a United Nations International Day Against Terrorism. And its head, David Comissiong, wants that day commemorated on the same day the Cubana Flight 455 was blown out of the sky on October 6, 1976. Comissiong made the... Read More


Schools to reopen tomorrow

29 September 2016

THE MINISTRY of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (METI) has advised that all schools across the island will reopen tomorrow, Friday, September, 30. Schools were closed on Wednesday, September 28, and Thursday, September 29, as a result of the weather... Read More


Matthew strengthens into a hurricane

29 September 2016

AT 2 P.M. THE centre of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 14.2 North, longitude 67.0 West. Matthew is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h), and a general westward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of... Read More


BWA working to restore water supply

29 September 2016

WATER OUTAGES ACROSS the island are being addressed now that the all clear has been given following Tropical Storm Matthew. This is according to corporate communications specialist of the Barbados Water Authority Joy-Ann Haigh in a telephone interview this morning.... Read More


MY STORY: Agnes’ full tray

29 September 2016

BACK IN 1976, Agnes Jones left the comfort of her home in Dominica and headed to Barbados with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over her head. Forty years later, she calls it one of the best decisions she has ever made. As a young woman living in Dominica, Jones... Read More


Tree blocks road at St Bernard’s Village

29 September 2016

THE ROAD AT TODDS CORNER, St Joseph is blocked due to a fallen tree at St Bernard’s village. A poison tree fell about midday yesterday but since the all clear was not given it could not be removed. Members of the St Joseph District Emergency Organisation have blocked... Read More


Lashley tours parts of St Philip

29 September 2016

MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS Michael Lashley has been touring some of the affected communities in St Philip. Lashley, who was accompanied by acting Minister of Drainage Senator Jepter Ince, addressed the concerns of some residents in the wake of Tropical Storm... Read More


Services rolling out slowly

29 September 2016

A NUMBER OF SERVICES have been restored but it may take some time for them to go into effect. The Transport Board service will be resumed its corporate communications manager Lynda Holder said moments ago. Holder said the service would be staggered, but she did... Read More


FIRE SERVICE WEEK: Match extinguisher to type of fire

29 September 2016

SO YOU want to purchase an extinguisher for your home – the problem is there are several types out there and each is for a different purpose. Extinguishers are rated by Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL) based on their testing for different types of fire. Class A is... Read More


All clear

29 September 2016

IT’S NOW SAFE to go outside. Following an almost 48-hour shut down of the island, the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) moments ago gave the all-clear. While all businesses and Government agencies have been given the go ahead to re-open, Deputy Director... Read More


Sea eggs ready

29 September 2016

FISHERMEN ACROSS BARBADOS are preparing for the sea egg season, which gets under way on Saturday. The London Bar in Silver Sands, Christ Church, was the usual hive of activity yesterday – but with a distinct purpose. Grounded by the effects of the tropical disturbance,... Read More


Storm Blow

29 September 2016

TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW arrived a few hours later than originally expected, but still had more than enough time to put a serious lashing on Barbados yesterday. Up to last night, no serious injuries had been reported across the wind- and rain-swept island, but from... Read More


Met chief: Just trust us

29 September 2016

DIRECTOR of Barbados Meteorological Services, Hampden Lovell, wants Barbadians to trust his team. “We are accustomed to getting a whole lot of licks but I think this time there is nobody who can give the Met Office any licks for the amount of work we did,” he told... Read More


Thumbs up for storm response

29 September 2016

THE MINISTER OF Home Affairs and the top brass of the Royal Barbados Police Force are giving the thumbs up to the response of the country to the threat of Tropical Storm Matthew. Adriel Brathwaite and Superintendent William Yearwood gave a positive review of the... Read More


Call-out of workers angers union

29 September 2016

A TRADE UNION has frowned on the actions of a supermarket chain which called out its workers in the midst of the national shutdown. And Acting Chief Labour Officer Victor Felix said that similar complaints yesterday from workers all over meant that the situation... Read More


Garbage piles in City

29 September 2016

MASSIVE GARBAGE PILES took some Bridgetown streets by storm yesterday. But according to president of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Eddy Abed, the unsightly pile-ups could have been prevented with better planning for bad weather. Abed said... Read More


Burial takes place despite the odds

29 September 2016

LIFE WENT ON for at least one funeral home yesterday despite the challenges caused by Tropical Storm Matthew. St John Funeral Home was able to put 79-year-old Eric Hinds to rest at the St Lucy Parish Church cemetery. Funeral director Christian Agbadamashie said... Read More


Turtle saved by tourists

29 September 2016

IT WAS NOT the type of rescue expected for yesterday, but a group of strolling tourists were in time to save the day. With businesses closed because of predicted bad weather, and most people at home until the all-clear was given, several tourists took to the Richard... Read More




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