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Deadly Maria

Deadly Maria

The region’s disaster management agency is reporting that the dangerous Hurricane Maria killed at least six people and caused billions of dollars in damage in Dominica when it pummelled the island last night. The island has had no communications since it was pounded by the category five tempest with winds of 160 miles per hour, […]

Lowe should be the one to go, says NUPW spokeswoman

Lowe should be the one to go, says NUPW spokeswoman

Twenty-four hours after Barbados TODAY broke the news that Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe had demanded the resignation of the entire board of directors of the Sanitation Service Authority(SSA), the bargaining agent for SSA employees is calling for a probe into the minister’s decision. Government sources say Lowe is apparently unhappy […]

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 until midnight Tuesday, following the passage of Hurricane Maria. In an updated statement issued at 9 […]

Nowhere to go

Nowhere to go

Residents of Goodland Gardens, Christ Church say they are beginning to feel like castaways marooned on an unknown tropical island with nowhere to go. They say they are used to heavy flooding whenever it rains, but nothing like what they have experienced since Hurricane Maria, which passed on the outskirts of Barbados yesterday morning, dumping […]

‘CARICOM split on Venezuela no problem’

‘CARICOM split on Venezuela no problem’

General Secretary of the Organization of American States (OAS) Dr Luis Almargo is not concerned about the apparent split among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states over the crisis in Venezuela. In fact, Almargo told Barbados TODAY the OAS valued CARICOM’s contribution so far, but said a lot more work had to be done to bring […]

$30 million payout

$30 million payout

The regional scheme that provides disaster risk financing for member countries today said it had paid out over $30 million to six Caribbean countries affected by Hurricane Irma. CCRIF SPC, previously known as the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, said payments had been made to Anguilla, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) […]

One Act

One Act

Government has embarked on a comprehensive review of domestic legislation covering the rights of the child, with the view of coming up with a single Children’s Act. Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development Steve Blackett made the disclosure here this morning as he addressed the opening of the 92nd regular meeting of […]

St Thomas man charged with aggravated burglary

St Thomas man charged with aggravated burglary

Police have charged 35-year-old Rommel Antonio Larone Daniel of Airy Cot, St Thomas with aggravated burglary, following the August 31 incident in which two women were chopped multiple times at Road View, St Peter. Daniel, who was the subject of a wanted bulletin, was captured by police on Saturday, September 16 at Canefield, St Thomas. […]

Four injured in accident on Highway 2A

Four injured in accident on Highway 2A

Four people, including a four-year-old boy, were rushed to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital following a two-vehicle smash-up along the Whitehall section of Highway 2A. One driver, 73-year-old Eudora Cumberbatch of Black Bess, St Peter, complained of chest pains, as well as injuries to her right knee, and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. […]