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Schools closed today

Schools closed today

The Ministry of Education has advised that all public nursery, primary and secondary schools, the Barbados Community College, the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic and the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College will be closed today. The Ministry has also advised private schools to remain closed.

Maria could become a major hurricane

Maria could become a major hurricane

Maria is expected to become a major hurricane, the Barbados Meteorological Service has warned In its 11 p.m. bulletin, the center of Hurricane Maria was located near 14.2 degrees north or 58.4 degrees west or about 100 miles north-east of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 miles per hour with higher gusts. […]

LIAT announces flight cancellations for Monday

LIAT announces flight cancellations for Monday

LIAT has announced the cancellation of 23 flights for Monday, September 18, as Hurricane Maria threatens several islands in its network. The cancelled flights are LI 310  St Vincent to St Lucia, LI 312 from Antigua to St Kitts, LI 313 from St Kitts to Antigua, LI 362 from Barbados to Antigua, LI 520 from […]

Maria is now a hurricane

Maria is now a hurricane

Barbados remains under a tropical storm watch as Maria is upgraded to a hurricane. At 5 p.m. the centre of Hurricane Maria was located by an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft near 13.8 degrees north, 57.5 degrees west or about 140 miles (225 km) east-northeast of Barbados. Maria is moving west-northwestward near 15 miles per […]

Jamaican nationals held with weed

Jamaican nationals held with weed

Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged two Jamaican nationals for a number of drug-related offences. Nineteen-year-old Breanna Ann-Marie Brown and 24-year-old Joel Williams have been charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply, trafficking of cannabis and importation of cannabis. Brown and Williams arrived on the island […]

DEM warns residents to prepare for effects of TS Maria

DEM warns residents to prepare for effects of TS Maria

Officials at the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) are urging residents across Barbados to continue monitoring the approach of Tropical Storm Maria as the island remains under storm watch. Director of the DEM, Kerry Hinds, urged persons not to be complacent, but to take all necessary precautions as approached the system approached. “Please continue to […]

Flood warning for Barbados

Flood warning for Barbados

A flood warning has been issued for Barbados. The Barbados Meteorological Services said the flood warning, which was issued at noon today, will remain in effect until 6 a.m. tomorrow. Meanwhile, the centre of Tropical Storm Maria is expected to pass approximately 120 miles to the north of Barbados tomorrow morning. As the system draws […]

Maria forces cancellation of two Barbados LIAT flights

Maria forces cancellation of two Barbados LIAT flights

The presence of Tropical Storm Maria in the area has forced LIAT to cancel two Barbados flights today. The carrier said LI 374 from Barbados to St Lucia and LI 375 from St Lucia to Barbados have been cancelled. LIAT said it was forced to cancel the flights to ensure passenger and crew safety. Passengers […]

Maria expected to become a hurricane later today

Maria expected to become a hurricane later today

Tropical Storm Maria is expected to become a hurricane later today as a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Barbados. At 8 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Maria was located near latitude 13.3 North, longitude 55.6 West. Maria is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this motion with a […]