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Clarke: Use Catastrophe Fund to help White Hill

Clarke: Use Catastrophe Fund to help White Hill

Former Minister of Housing Gline Clarke wants Government to dip into the Catastrophe Fund to repair the road at White Hill, St Andrew. Over the last three years, the people of the rural district have had to contend with the dangers of land slippage, an impassable road which prevents comfortable access to the community and […]

Legal bind

Legal bind

President of the Bar Association Liesel Weekes is not willing to be drawn into the raging public controversy over the legal qualifications of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley. However, in light of recent comments made by the Barbados Labour Party’s St James North representative Edmund Hinkson, Weekes is making it clear that once a lawyer has […]

Flooding in St Lawrence Gap

Flooding in St Lawrence Gap

Although minimal damage was reported today as Hurricane Maria passed on the outskirts of Barbados, the island still experienced heavy rains, gusty winds and flooding in some areas. While a number of communities were without electricity and water from the wee hours of this morning, the Department of Emergency Management announced that it would be […]

No safe harbour for boat owners

No safe harbour for boat owners

Barbados has once again been spared the debilitating effect of yet another major weather system. However, some boat owners in Bridgetown were quite upset today that with the passage of Hurricane Maria, there was really no safe harbour for them to protect their vessels, which were at risk of being severely damaged. Instead of the […]

Coconut tree falls on St Joseph home

Coconut tree falls on St Joseph home

Swift action by residents in Chimborazo, St Joseph this afternoon prevented further disaster after a coconut tree fell onto the roof of Samuel Sobers’ home around noon. Member of Parliament for the area Dale Marshall, who was carrying out checks on his constituents at the time, also assisted in the community effort by using his […]

Black out

Black out

Barbados was thrown into the dark today by an island wide power outage which the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) said was the result of the “storm conditions which the country was experiencing” with the passage of Hurricane Maria. BL&P crews were forced into action in an effort to restore electricity as soon as possibly […]

Bryan remanded to HMP Dodds

Bryan remanded to HMP Dodds

  A 23-year-old Christ Church man was remanded to HMP Dodds today after being charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and one round of ammunition. Rochad Kadeem Bryan of Fairy Valley, Christ Church was arrested last Friday after attempting to evade police officers. Bryan was driving along Cane Vale Road, Christ Church when lawmen […]

Wanted St Thomas man captured

Wanted St Thomas man captured

    Wanted man Rommel Antonio Larone Daniel is in police custody. The 35-year-old from Airy Cot, St Thomas was captured by police at Canefield, in the same parish last Saturday. He is currently assisting police with investigations into serious criminal matters.

Disaster officials issue caution

Disaster officials issue caution

Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Captain Robert Harewood is urging Barbadians who send out false information via social media to desist from the practice. He made the comments after the circulation of several voice notes alleging the shutdown of the Barbados Water Authority’s pumping stations. Such persons, he said, should be […]