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Closure of Weston fire station no safety hazard – Brathwaite

Closure of Weston fire station no safety hazard – Brathwaite

Residents of the north of the island are being assured their safety was not being compromised by the closure of the fire station at Weston, St James. In the wake of a series of questions tabled in the House of Assembly Tuesdat by Opposition Member of Parliament for St James North Edmund Hinkson, Attorney General […]

Fire station costs almost double

Fire station costs almost double

It was originally expected to cost $4.5 million. However, by the end of July last year the cost of the Arch Hall Fire Station had risen alarmingly to $8.13 million, according to the latest Auditor General report. The fire station, which was closed in January 2014 for renovations, reopened its doors late last month. Among […]

UPDATE – Fire at the Gym

UPDATE – Fire at the Gym

Police and fire officials were pressed into action Thursday following reports that the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium was on fire. Fortunately there was no structural damage caused to the multi purpose facility which is currently undergoing major renovation. However, the blaze, which broke out around midday, was concentrated around a pile of rubble in front of the […]

DEM to revise shutdown policy

DEM to revise shutdown policy

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is to revise the national shutdown policy, which came under scrutiny last year after a number of businesses remained open during the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew last September in defiance of the advice of the state-run agency that everyone should remain indoors until the all-clear was given. DEM […]

Redman in tears

Redman in tears

A four-hour meeting between the Ministry of Education and teachers of the St George Secondary School ended this evening with uninhibited expressions of emotion by the educators, who felt their concerns were finally being taken seriously. Emerging from the meeting, which had on its agenda a number of concerns relating to ill-discipline, insufficient curriculum, and […]

Two-vehicle smash up at Graeme Hall

Two-vehicle smash up at Graeme Hall

Police, ambulance and fire officials are on the scene of a serious accident involving two motor vehicles. Details are still sketchy. However Barbados TODAY understands that the driver of the black Toyota Tercel had to be rushed to hospital by ambulance after colliding with a white Ford Pathfinder. The accident occurred sometime after 9 p.m just off […]

Shoppers rush to the City for storm supplies

Shoppers rush to the City for storm supplies

Barbadians rushed to the City today to do their last minute shopping in preparation for expected bad weather late tonight. There was hardly any walking space in some supermarkets and stores as locals stocked up on emergency supplies. Store managers and supervisors told Barbados TODAY that bottled water, torchlights, canned food and portable radios were […]

Batten down!

Batten down!

Barbadians were today battening down for the possible onslaught of a tropical storm. This as forecasters at the Barbados Meteorological Services continued to track the course of a developing tropical storm. Up to 8 p.m., the system, which was located about 250 miles to the east of Barbados and was moving westward to west-northwestward at 15 […]

Holetown businesses get lesson in emergency planning

Holetown businesses get lesson in emergency planning

A number of Government and privately-owned enterprises in Holetown, St James are operating with outdated emergency contingency plans, it emerged Thursday. It was also revealed at a two-day Planning Development and Enhancement workshop hosted by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), that some of the businesses were in the processing of updating their plans and […]

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