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Massive earthquake jolts Caribbean

Massive earthquake jolts Caribbean

A massive earthquake, measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, has struck the Caribbean. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred west of Jamaica at a depth of 10 km at about 7 on Tuesday evening. A tsumani advisory was in effect for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, according to a statement […]

BL&P seeking to get to the bottom of major power outage

BL&P seeking to get to the bottom of major power outage

Following yesterday’s island wide power outage, officials of Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) say they are still in the dark over precisely what went wrong. However, they have embarked on a major investigation in a bid to get to the bottom of the situation. Yesterday an explosion occurred at the company’s Seawell, Christ Church […]

Environmental bug hits the Treasury and Archives Department

Environmental bug hits the Treasury and Archives Department

Environmental issues at two Government buildings resulted in workers walking off the job today and the early closure of the departments. This morning workers in the Accountant General’s office, which is housed the Treasury Building in Bridgetown, hastily abandoned their stations and congregated on the outside of the building on account of a pungent odour. […]

Canada issues travel advisory against Barbados due to sewage mess

Canada issues travel advisory against Barbados due to sewage mess

Barbados has suffered its biggest tourism challenge yet as a result of the ongoing sewage mess on the island’s south coast, with Canada today issuing a travel advisory in light of the worrying issue. The government in Ottawa, through the Public Health Agency of Canada, issued the safety and security warning this morning, advising its […]

Wright surprised by armed bandits

Wright surprised by armed bandits

What started out as a usual lime with friends, almost ended in tragedy for 22-year-old Chad Wright last night. The Manderly Garden, St Philip resident was hanging out not far away from his home in St Martin, in the same parish, around 9:10 last night when bandits struck. Wright vividly recalled that the three attackers […]

Heartbroken

Heartbroken

Kathy Brathwaite, mother of 25-year-old Terrence Brathwaite, was overwhelmed with grief, immediately after the lifeless body of her son was discovered lying face down in Silver Hill, Christ Church around 11 a.m. today by police. The discovery brought to an end a three-day search by the now heartbroken mother for her son, who was apparently […]

Firearm and ammo found

Firearm and ammo found

Police are conducting investigations into the discovery of a firearm and ammunition sometime after 9 p.m. last Friday at Reed Street, St Michael. Whilst conducting investigations in the area, lawmen found one pistol and three rounds of ammunition. Anyone with information that can assist with this investigation is asked to contact CID Central at telephone […]

BWA announces partial shutdown along south coast

BWA announces partial shutdown along south coast

As part of a series of emergency measures designed to address the chronic sewage leaks on the south coast, the state-owned Barbados Water Authority (BWA) will tonight shut off the drinking water supply from Jemmotts Lane, on the outskirts of The City, to Carter’s Gap, Christ Church. However, BWA General Manager Keithroy Halliday is telling […]

Five fall ill

Five fall ill

Five English visitors who met at a south coast hotel and spent two weeks there have returned home with bittersweet memories of their experiences in Barbados during the Christmas season after falling ill with what they suspect to be gastroenteritis. Spokeswoman for the group Joanne Collins, who along with her partner David Heads regularly contribute […]