It’s business as usual today, DEM says


Government offices and businesses will operate as normal today, Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Kerry Hinds has confirmed.

She however advised residents to be “vigilant and careful” as the Barbados Meteorological Office forecasts more rain and high winds as a result of the passage of Hurricane Maria.

Hinds noted that some parts of the island have already reported flooding.

“We had a few reports more so to the north and the central and eastern parts of the island.”

There are also reports of power outages in Wanstead, St James, Cave Hill, St Michael and in sections of St Peter.

Meanwhile, Communications Manager of the Transport Board Lynda Holder has confirmed that buses are operating as normal.

5 Responses to It’s business as usual today, DEM says

  1. DCHS September 18, 2017 at 8:51 am

    How is this appropriate? Who can possibly be expected to wait for a bus in this weather? Trees have fallen, areas are flooded, widespread power outages. “Business as usual” is reckless.

  2. Roger Headley September 18, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Really and you have a flood watch until 12 noon? This rain has been falling consistently from 2 am today

  3. Victor Wilson September 18, 2017 at 10:27 am

    This is a very misleading article as Barbados Today are also reporting UWI and Holetown Magistrates Court as closed.

    That does not sound like business as usual!!!!

  4. Tony Webster September 18, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Hmmm…onlies to way to find out the reality: call any government office, and see if the phone is answered with the usual polite alacrity.

    D.E.M….the agency, not the party…ent got a clue. Thank you Lord…once again…prayers answered.

  5. John Everatt September 18, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Headlines on this same page read “Courts Closed” and “Schools Closed” while numerous businesses remain closed yet DEM announces it is business as usual. Seems to me they need to get their stories strait.


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