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Schools closed

Schools closed

The Ministry of Education has advised that all educational institutions including the Barbados Community College, the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, all nurseries and the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College will be remain closed today, Tuesday September 19, 2017. Chief Education Officer Karen Best has advised all private schools to remain closed.

Flood warning extended for Barbados

Flood warning extended for Barbados

The Barbados Meteorological Services has extended the flood warning until noon today. In a severe weather statement issued at 5 a.m., the forecasters said that feeder bands from Hurricane Maria continue to produce pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds across Barbados and the Southern Windwards. The Met Office said the activity […]

Hurricane Maria pounds Dominica

Hurricane Maria pounds Dominica

Dominica is being battered by Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane. Just under an hour ago, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit reported that his house was affected by the high winds. “My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding,” he said. Moments later, however, he reported that he […]

Bryan remanded to HMP Dodds

Bryan remanded to HMP Dodds

  A 23-year-old Christ Church man was remanded to HMP Dodds today after being charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and one round of ammunition. Rochad Kadeem Bryan of Fairy Valley, Christ Church was arrested last Friday after attempting to evade police officers. Bryan was driving along Cane Vale Road, Christ Church when lawmen […]

Wanted St Thomas man captured

Wanted St Thomas man captured

    Wanted man Rommel Antonio Larone Daniel is in police custody. The 35-year-old from Airy Cot, St Thomas was captured by police at Canefield, in the same parish last Saturday. He is currently assisting police with investigations into serious criminal matters.

Disaster officials issue caution

Disaster officials issue caution

Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Captain Robert Harewood is urging Barbadians who send out false information via social media to desist from the practice. He made the comments after the circulation of several voice notes alleging the shutdown of the Barbados Water Authority’s pumping stations. Such persons, he said, should be […]

The Met Office extends the flood warning until Tuesday morning.

The Met Office extends the flood warning until Tuesday morning.

  The Barbados Meteorological Office has extended the flood warning for the island until 6 a.m. tomorrow. The forecasters say the island will continue to experience intermittent spells of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds for at least another 12 hours as a result of feeder bands trailing the southern side of Hurricane […]

Tropical storm watch lifted, flood warning remains

Tropical storm watch lifted, flood warning remains

The Barbados Meteorological Services has discontinued the tropical storm watch for the island, but the flood warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. today. At 2 p.m., the center of Hurricane Maria was located near latitude 14.9 degrees north or 60.4 degrees west or about 136 miles north-northwest of Barbados. The Met Office says the […]

Update: 8 a.m. bulletin Hurricane Maria

Update: 8 a.m. bulletin Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria continues to dump persistent showers and high winds on the island as it passes to the north of Barbados. The Barbados Meteorological Services says the island will continue to experience heavy showers and the flood warning remains in effect until midday today. In addition, winds speeds of 29 to 35 miles per hours […]

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