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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A number of Government and privately-owned enterprises in Holetown, St James are operating with outdated emergency contingency plans, it emerged Thursday.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 […]

Don’t let your guard down, CDEMA boss warns

Don’t let your guard  down, CDEMA boss warns

Despite a somewhat quiet hurricane season so far, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson is warning Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean not to be complacent. Up until now, Barbados has escaped any major storms and Hurricane Earl, which formed in the western Caribbean on August 2, 2016, […]

Hurricane preparedness continues

Hurricane preparedness continues

With the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season approaching its halfway mark, personnel of the Caribbean Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) have been stepping up their preparation with drills at the Barbados headquarters of the Regional Security System. There was a hive of activity at the Paragon, Christ Church location Thursday as 32 people drawn from the Caribbean Disaster […]

Upgrade for Fire Service

Upgrade for Fire Service

The Barbados Fire Service (BFS) is in line for an upgrade. Word of this came Monday morning from Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite, who disclosed that it was Government’s intention to renew the BFS fleet and construct a state-of-the-art training facility. He also called on members of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF) […]

Family has lucky escape from raging fire

Family has lucky escape from raging fire

New Orleans, St Michael resident Diana Stuart can count herself lucky, even as she ponders her next move after fire destroyed her timber and wall home early Saturday morning. Stuart said she and her family lost everything in the fire and had no idea how she would rise from the ashes. But the situation could […]

Fire damages Coverley home

Fire damages Coverley home

A Christ Church businesswoman is giving thanks that she did suffer total loss from Tuesday morning’s fire which affected her two-storey home at Coverley, Christ Church. The blaze of unknown origin caused damage to the top floor of the unfinished wall structure, which is owned by Peggy Scott, who has acknowledged that the outcome could have […]

Air Canada scare well handled, says Griffith

Air Canada scare well handled, says Griffith

The Government agency charged with maintaining and promoting Barbados’ brand as a tourism destination has given two thumbs up to emergency services officials for their handling of this week’s scare aboard an Air Canada flight. Police, fire and medical personnel were called in anticipation of flight #AC1966 after a passenger had reportedly caused a disturbance […]

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