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Flooding still possible, met office warns

Flooding still possible, met office warns

Barbadians have been told to remain on their guard for possible flooding. The warning was issued by the local met office today as it downgraded its flood warning to a flood watch, which is due to remain in effect from noon until midnight Tuesday, following the passage of Hurricane Maria. At 11 a.m., the system […]

BDF makes special Dominica appeal

BDF makes special Dominica appeal

The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) is preparing to deploy personnel to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the Commonwealth of Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  The category 5 storm pounded Dominica last night, tearing off the roof of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s home and leaving much of the island, which has a […]

Schools closed

Schools closed

The Ministry of Education has advised that all educational institutions including the Barbados Community College, the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, all nurseries and the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College will be remain closed today, Tuesday September 19, 2017. Chief Education Officer Karen Best has advised all private schools to remain closed.

Flood warning extended for Barbados

Flood warning extended for Barbados

The Barbados Meteorological Services has extended the flood warning until noon today. In a severe weather statement issued at 5 a.m., the forecasters said that feeder bands from Hurricane Maria continue to produce pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds across Barbados and the Southern Windwards. The Met Office said the activity […]

Too high a price

Too high a price

In the wake of the devastating passage of Hurricane Irma and with at least three more powerful systems currently threatening the region, a leading Caribbean economist today warned that natural disasters are costing the region dearly. Addressing the opening of a Caribbean Leadership and Transformation Forum at the Barbados Hilton Resort, Director of Economics at […]

Blackett: Infant might have been too young for day care

Blackett: Infant might have been too young for day care

Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett is suggesting that a baby who died mysteriously last week at a day care centre might have been too young to be accepted at such a facility. However, Blackett told Barbados TODAY he would first familiarize himself with the stipulation regarding the age at which a child is allowed […]

You’re fired!

You’re fired!

The troubled state-run Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) could be thrown into further chaos, with the entire board of directors having been asked to resign. Official sources told Barbados TODAY that more than a week ago Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe had demanded the resignation of the entire board, chaired by Margot […]

Beware fake messages -DEM

Beware fake messages -DEM

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is warning Barbadians about the dangers of causing unnecessary panic by spreading false information on social media during periods of emergency. Acting Deputy Director Captain Robert Harewood made specific reference to messages that had been circulating last night, which alleged that the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) was shutting down […]

‘Lack of political will stymying region’s growth’

‘Lack of political will stymying region’s growth’

Caribbean leaders lack the political will to implement the necessary growth-oriented reform programmes that could transform their economies and make the region more competitive and productive, according to Dr Warren Smith, the president of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Smith this morning told officials at the opening of the Caribbean Leadership and Transformation Forum at […]