• Today
    May 26

  • 03:57 AM

Barbados to participate in communications test


Added 14 March 2018


A full communications test will be conducted in Barbados on Thursday, March 15, as the island seeks its first UNESCO internationally approved Tsunami Ready Certificate of Recognition.

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) will be testing the Common Alerting Protocols (CAP), through the CAP application on cellular phones, email alerts and radio interrupts across the 90.1 FM, 98.1 The One FM, SLAM 101.1 FM and Y 103.3 FM radio stations.

The tests are being conducted as part of activities to mark Caribe Wave 2018, an annual exercise designed to assist tsunami preparedness efforts throughout the Caribbean region.

Persons who have not yet signed up to receive email notifications are encouraged to do so by visiting www.dem.gov.bb and following the prompts. Alternatively, they can also download the CAP application for android devices from the Google Play Store, or the CAP or OPTIMIT for apple devices through the Apple Store.

In addition, evacuation drills of the Holetown, St James community will be carried out. As a result, officials at the DEM are advising that there will be an increase in activity in and around Holetown during the morning of Thursday, March 15. Members of the public have been reassured that there is no need for alarm.

Barbados is presently marking Tsunami and Earthquake Smart Month which runs from March 1 to 31, under the theme: Road to Tsunami Recognition. (BGIS)


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


What grade would you give Government’s overall performance after the first year in office?