Category: Local News

BWA warns of water outages in some parishes

  The Barbados Water Authority advises residents and businesses in parts of St Andrew, St George, St James, St John, St Joseph, St Michael and St Thomas that they may experience low pressure and outages as a result of low levels at the Shop Hill, Golden Ridge and Castle Grant reservoirs. Communities that may be […]

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Fogging schedule June 4-8

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme aimed at eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito this week. On Monday, June 4, a team will be in St Philip fogging Nursery #1, Nursery #2, Four Roads, Mangrove, Mangrove Terrace, Carnation Close and environs. The exercise continues in Christ Church on […]

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Thorne says thanks to supporters with motorcade

Newly elected Member of Parliament for Christ Church South, Ralph Thorne said thank you to his constituents with an hour-long motorcade on Saturday. Thorne, Barbados Labour Party representative for the constituency, was joined by many of his proud supporters all dressed in red, as they anxiously boarded a music truck, two ZR vans and several […]

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Traffic changes for opening of Parliament

The Royal Barbados Police Force has announced the following temporary traffic changes to facilitate Tuesday’s opening of Parliament. The changes will take effect at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5. Closure of Roads From 8 a.m. until the end of the event, Lower White Park Road, Palmetto Street, Marhill Street, Wharf Road from its junction with […]

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PM Mottley is badly advised, says Worrell

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Dr DeLisle Worrell has reiterated that cutting the public service and reducing subsidies to Government-owned entitles are necessary steps towards fixing the island’s ailing economy. In a brief statement sent to Barbados TODAY, Worrell noted that the most precious assets the Government of Barbados possess in facing the […]

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Agard calls on Opposition Leader to ‘ignore the naysayers’

Dr Maria Agard has described Bishop Joseph Atherley’s recent decision to cross the floor of Parliament as “the greatest sacrifice and the greatest exercise of democracy” while urging him to “ignore the naysayers”. In a post of her Facebook page, Agard who was down to contest the May 24 poll on a United Progressive Party […]

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Dr Bert van Selm to lead IMF delegation to Barbados

Bert van Selm is the man who will be leading an International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation Bridgetown to start discussions on how the Washington-based financial institution can support the Government’s economic plan. Dr van Selm currently serves as the IMF Resident Representative in Jamaica. He has been with the IMF since 2000, and has worked […]

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Immediate downgrade for Barbados

The decision on Friday by Prime Minister Mia Mottley to suspend Barbados’ foreign commercial debt payments has resulted in an immediate ratings cut for the island with its credit worthiness being slashed to “poor” compared to its regional neighbours. The devastating commentary has come from regional rating agency CariCRIS, which dropped the island to its worst rating […]

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PM Mottley announces national clean up campaign

Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Saturday announced a national clean up campaign for the country. Mottley made the announcement at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mile and a Quarter, St Peter during a thanksgiving service attended by members of Cabinet and the Department of Emergency Management (DEM). She disclosed that discussions were initiated with the […]

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Opposition Leader announces his first senate pick

Leader of the Opposition, Bishop Joseph Atherley has announced respected trade unionist Caswell Franklyn as his first pick for the Senate. Atherley made the announcement this afternoon during a press conference at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition at the Parliament complex. The St Michael West Member of Parliament who crossed the floor on […]

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Barbados requested training ahead of hurricane season

As Caribbean countries prepare for the 2018 hurricane season, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), is supporting the region’s response capacity as it relates to effective operational management of emergency shelters. Following requests made by their respective National Disaster Offices, more than 40 […]

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CDEMA says it is ready for the hurricane season

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is prepared for any eventuality that may occur during the hurricane season. This assurance was given by Executive Director Ronald Jackson who told a news conference on Friday that an above average hurricane season has been forecast for 2018. “We are expecting another busy, active season with the […]

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Barbados to host CARICOM conference on security and crime

Barbados will host a Drug Treatment Court (DTC) awareness and training workshop as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) responds to the crime and security situation in the region. A statement from the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said that a number of representatives from the judiciary, wider legal sector and welfare will benefit from the June 4-6 event […]

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Today’s weather

The Barbados Meteorological Services says a surface to mid level Atlantic high pressure system is the dominant feature today. It will be fair to partly cloudy and breezy. Winds will be E – ESE at 20 to 40 km/h. Seas will be slight to moderate in open water with swells from 1.0m to 2.0m. Tonight […]

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Crop Over launch delayed

With the installation of a new Government last week, the launch of this year’s Crop Over festival has been delayed. The island’s premiere cultural showcase was due to kick off this weekend with a series of events, beginning with Crop Over Explosion tomorrow at 2 p.m. at King George V Memorial Park in St Philip. […]

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National shutdown policy not reviewed in three years

A year after the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) announced plans to revise the national shutdown policy, it emerged today that the controversial strategy has remained unchanged for three years. The policy came under scrutiny in 2016 after a number of businesses remained open during the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew, despite a shutdown order. […]

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Living in fear

Residents of Brittons Hill, St Michael are expressing concern for their safety after one of their own was attacked and robbed at his home early this morning. Police say 24-year-old Roscae Chandler was left nursing a gunshot wound to his upper left arm after five armed bandits broke into his home around 2:50 a.m. Chandler, […]

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