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CARIFESTA to officially open on Sunday

CARIFESTA to officially open on Sunday

Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley today announced minor changes to the programme for the 13th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII), as a result of the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey. The storm, which caused damage and flooding in some parishes while passing the island in the wee hours of this morning, […]

Rabble Rouse

Rabble Rouse

The road to the next Parliament is hardly paved in certainty for Dale Marshall, the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Member of Parliament for St Joseph. Having seen his margin of victory increase nearly tenfold in the last election, Marshall now faces a major hurdle in the person of Randle Rouse, the former Democratic Labour […]

Well done

Well done

Disaster management officials are expressing satisfaction with Barbadians’ response to yesterday’s national shutdown as the country was preparing for Tropical Storm Harvey. Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Kerry Hinds said, unlike last year when a similar decision was taken in preparation for Tropical Storm Matthew, there was general compliance and few complaints […]

Storm brings community together in relief effort

Storm brings community together in relief effort

The community spirit was alive and well in Providence, Christ Church as gangs of young men came to the rescue of the neighbours who have been affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. Several houses in the Providence and Parish Land communities were damaged extensively, with roofs, windows and doors ripped by the gusty winds of the […]

Heroic act

Heroic act

A Farm Road, St Peter man is being seen as a hero after he risked his life to save his family from a collapsing house caused by the floodwaters of Tropical Storm Harvey. Richard Cox was at home in the early hours of this morning with his partner Melanie Vieira and their three children, Alanie […]

BL&P restore power to affected communities

BL&P restore power to affected communities

The Barbados Light and Power Company (BL&P) has reported a number of outages across several parishes as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey. During the passage of the storm, which left a trail of flooding across several parishes in its wake, at least three of the utility company’s feeders went out for just under 20 […]

Closure of Out-Patients’ clinics at the QEH

Closure of Out-Patients’ clinics at the QEH

The public is advised that all clinics at the Out-Patients’ Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will be cancelled today, Friday, August 18. Patients with clinic appointments for Friday, August 18 will be contacted by the Medical Records Department to reschedule their appointments. All Out-Patients’ Clinics resume on Monday, August 21. The QEH regrets […]

Storm watch: Update 2 a.m. bulletin Tropical Storm Harvey

Storm watch: Update 2 a.m. bulletin Tropical Storm Harvey

Heavy rains, gusty winds, and thunderstorm activity are being reported across Barbados as Tropical Storm Harvey affects the island. In its 2 a.m. bulletin, the Barbados Meteorological Services said the centre of system was located at 13.0 degrees north, 58.1 degrees west or 95 miles east of Barbados. The system is moving westward at 17 […]

Category one shelters open to public

Category one shelters open to public

Disaster officials announced that 19 Category One hurricane shelters have been opened across the island. Here’s the full list as announced by Deputy Chief Education Officer Joy Adamson during an update from the National Emergency Operations Centre. Coleridge & Parry (wheelchair access) Hillaby Turners Hall Primary Roland Edwards Primary (wheelchair access) Lester Vaughan Secondary Cuthbert […]