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Bay Gardens cleanup

Bay Gardens cleanup


Around 15 members of the Oistins Bay Gardens community have taken up the challenge of cleaning up ash from the area. Chairman of Oistins Bay Gardens Inc., Kemar Harris, said they decided to take matters into their own hands as they were the ones w...

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Emergency shutdown of Hope Desal. Plant

Emergency shutdown of Hope Desal. Plant


There was an emergency shutdown of the Hope Desalination Plant in St Lucy. The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) says the plant was taken out of service to allow for urgent maintenance including the necessary change of filters and membranes within th...

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Dust and haze advisory for Barbados as La Soufriere eruptions continue

Dust and haze advisory for Barbados as La Soufriere eruptions continue


The Barbados Met Office announced a significant volcanic and dust haze advisory is in effect for the island and will be valid from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The La Soufriere Volcano remains active and varying intensities of volcanic ash are e...

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Ashfall, cleaning delay reopening of schools to April 26

Ashfall, cleaning delay reopening of schools to April 26


The resumption of face-to-face classes at schools in Barbados will now commence on April 26. In an address to the country moments ago, Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw revealed the classes would now start on April 26, as a massive clean-up o...

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BARJAM elects new president

BARJAM elects new president


The Barbados Association of Journalists and Media Workers (BARJAM) has a new president. Senior Reporter at Starcom Network, Keith Goddard, emerged winner last Sunday during the virtual Annual General Meeting of the association. He succeeded vetera...

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LIVE UPDATES: Schools and CDEMA relief efforts

LIVE UPDATES: Schools and CDEMA relief efforts


Key points and live updates from the April 14, 2021 media conference by Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw and Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Elizabeth Riley. https://youtu.be/DPItfdbjKuA Mi...

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Media conference at 11:30 a.m.

Media conference at 11:30 a.m.


There will be a virtual media conference at 11:30 am today. An update will be provided on schools in Barbados as well as relief efforts for St Vincent and the Grenadines by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). Minister of...

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Explosion at La Soufriere on Tuesday night

Explosion at La Soufriere on Tuesday night


The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) is reporting a “large explosion” occurred at La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday night. No more details are available at this time, but residents in St Vi...

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Ash to delay school return

Ash to delay school return


The eruption of La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines has apparently dealt a major blow to Government’s plan for a phased return of Barbadian students to the physical classroom next week. The MIDWEEK NATION understands that followi...

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Bajans on standby

Bajans on standby


Barbados’ emergency personnel remain at the ready to continue lending assistance to St Vincent and the Grenadines following the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano last Friday. La Soufriere spewed forth her wrath after remaining dormant for 42 ye...