UWI will be closed on Monday due to water outage

The Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies will be closed on Monday, November 6 because of a water outage.

“Due to the notice given by the Barbados Water Authority pertaining to an expected outage in the St. Michael area tomorrow, Monday, November 6, all staff and students are advised that the campus will be closed for the day,” the Office of the Registrar said in a statement.

The UWI said the campus will resume business on Tuesday, November 7.

29 Responses to UWI will be closed on Monday due to water outage

  1. Lachlan Barker November 5, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    So what about the secondary school children in the affected areas. It’s really tragic to send them to school without water. If there is to be no school an announcement should be made. If there is then an announcement should be made also.

  2. Kwanza Malika Beckles
    Kwanza Malika Beckles November 5, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Ema Burridge

  3. Mencea Crookendale
    Mencea Crookendale November 5, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    What about the city schools

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor November 5, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      I was here thinking the same thng….

      • Biscuits November 5, 2017 at 11:07 pm

        Some schools are equipped with tanks, so not all will close. Hopefully the relevant authorities will advise the public (via the media) if there are closures.

    • Sonia Seale
      Sonia Seale November 6, 2017 at 12:31 am

      The relevant authorities will wait until the children and teachers leave home tomorrow then to announce it in the six o’clock news or later because up to this time they are still meeting to make a decision.

    • Lora-Ann C. Franklin-Arthur
      Lora-Ann C. Franklin-Arthur November 6, 2017 at 5:08 am

      ^^^ Exactly

    • Cat Rock
      Cat Rock November 6, 2017 at 5:32 am


    • Ki
      Ki'eesha Moffett November 6, 2017 at 6:11 am

      Has anyone heard anything about Westbury primary

  4. kathy-ann Clarke November 5, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    More than likely they may be closed as well, and some business places.

  5. anna November 5, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    will public schools be closed tomorrow?

  6. Thelma Rosita Worrell
    Thelma Rosita Worrell November 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    What about the schools that are located in these areas.

  7. Kerryann Alicia Greaves
    Kerryann Alicia Greaves November 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Shanice Rollins Joy-Rashida Coppin

  8. Dee Anna
    Dee Anna November 5, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Since when???

  9. Keiandra Rudder
    Keiandra Rudder November 5, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Tabari Rudder

  10. Adrian Small
    Adrian Small November 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Princess Small

  11. Princess Small
    Princess Small November 5, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Fleecy De’Laveaga

  12. Ummm!!!! November 5, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    OH MY,
    Introducing another public holiday in barbados,

  13. Tony Webster November 6, 2017 at 5:15 am

    No water…but no sweat…B.W.A.’s Rapid Excuse Unit swinging into action…

  14. Oh Loss! November 6, 2017 at 7:17 am

    For some it may turn out to be a new public holiday, “WATER WORKS DAY”

  15. luther thorne November 6, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Lacking resilients !

    crackpots making decisions. Every womany decision of hysteria and overreaction decreases productivity. Weak and crumbling at every little challenge. Where is resilience gone to ? Through the eddoes ? Let men be men . Women are not men

  16. Bajan November 6, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Would you believe that the management and leadership of UWI Cave Hill Campus, after all of these years of experiencing water shortages, has not been able to bring water access and sustainability to the campus? And these people are the smartest of the Intelligent? Even homeowners are erecting water tanks to store a few days or weeks of water for their families, but UWI Cave Hil cant?

    • Leroy November 6, 2017 at 9:47 am

      UWI have many separated buildings and it would Cost $ to put a tank with pump at each, gov owe uwi over $100 mil,

    • Biscuits November 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Agreed. Water outages have been part and parcel of our landscape for many years…just like potholes. My children attended primary school 12years ago and water tanks were installed at their school with the help of the P.T.A. They are now at U.W.I. Perhaps if a plan had been put in place years ago to equip one building at a time, (as finances allowed) there would less of an issue now.

    • Belfast November 6, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Brain ain’t head. Many years ago the igrunt Bajans who owned and worked plantations had “still” water tanks capable of holding thousands of gallons of water in a relatively fresh condition.

  17. Big man November 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    UWI paying Sagicor $20,000 per month or $240,000 per year for the Mutual building on Lower Broad street and the building down there idle and can’t buy water tanks.

    Somebody should be in prison

    • The Wiz November 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      A $20,000 per month loan payment over a few yrs to Sagicor you could build a storage reservoir to feed the entire campus.

  18. harry turnover November 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Water off in parts of St.Lucy as I type,yet no mention was made of St.Lucy.
    I gine listen fa de excuse on the DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY TV later.

  19. Richard Johnston November 6, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Barbados is very close to the edge.


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