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Weather update: Met office maintains high surf advisory and small craft warning

Weather update: Met office maintains high surf advisory and small craft warning

The Barbados Meteorological Services has maintained the high surf advisory and small craft warning for the island until 6 p.m. tomorrow, as it monitors the progress of Hurricane Jose. The Met Office said Jose, a category four system, located about 415 miles east south east of the northern Leeward Islands at 11 a.m., poses no […]

Bajans in Antigua safe – Honorary Consul

Bajans in Antigua safe – Honorary Consul

The Barbadian community in the storm-ravaged Leeward Islands is said to be fully accounted for and safe, following the passage of deadly Hurricane Irma this week. This country’s Honorary Consul in Antigua Pedro Corbin reported today that approximately 150 Barbadians who are currently resident in St John’s were spared the worst impact of the storm. […]

EU comes to the rescue of Irma victims

EU comes to the rescue of Irma victims

One of the region’s most powerful international allies has stepped in to help countries affected by the dreadful Hurricane Irma. European Union (EU) Ambassador for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Daniela Tramacere, while offering condolences to families and countries that have witnessed loss of life as a result of the hurricane, which battered the Leeward […]

Irma stirs up memories of Ike in Turks and Caicos

Irma stirs up memories of Ike in Turks and Caicos

“We have never experienced anything like this before, but the country is prepared.” This was the assurance given by Barbadian Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the Turks and Caicos Sun Newspaper Hayden Boyce today as the British overseas territory prepared for the expected onslaught from Hurricane Irma. With memories of Ike which slammed the country exactly […]

It could’ve been us

It could’ve been us

With Hurricane Irma continuing its devastating trek, Barbadians are thanking their lucky stars that the category five system which has been wreaking havoc on the northern Caribbean since Tuesday, did not arrive on their doorstep. The last time Barbados had a brush with a powerful hurricane was back in 1979 when David skirted the island […]

Irma flattens homes and offices

Irma flattens homes and offices

Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms in history, ravaged sections of the British Virgin Islands as it ripped across the island chain late Wednesday. Images have emerged of homes that were flattened and government offices that were destroyed during Irma’s passage. According to Jermaine Smith, a Jamaican living here, the only thing he […]

Charity reports rise in parents seeking back-to-school help

Charity reports rise in parents seeking back-to-school help

A local children’s charity is reporting a notable rise in the number of people seeking assistance with back-to-school suppliers. While Variety the Children’s Charity would not link the increase to the tax measures introduced in the austerity Budget presented by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler on May 30, Executive Director Donnah Russell said those asking […]

BSTU threatens to disrupt school start

BSTU threatens to disrupt school start

With just three days to go before the new school year begins, sparks are again flying between the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) and Government  — this time over the termination of a teacher’s employment contract. The matter involving an educator who was assigned to the St Michael School threatens to disrupt the start to […]

Mottley struck by Hurricane Irma’s fury

Mottley struck by Hurricane Irma’s fury

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has expressed sadness over the loss of life and destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the Leeward Islands, while urging Barbadians to keep their brothers and sisters in the region in their prayers. “Their infrastructural loss is devastating, and we can only imagine the hurt their citizens are experiencing,” the Barbados […]