Barbadians will have to wait until after 5 o’clock this morning to know whether or not Government will order a national shutdown due to the passage of tropical storm Kirk.
Acting Prime Minister Dale Marshall said a short while ago that the announcement as to whether or not it will be business as usual in the public and private sectors will be made after the Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) issues its 5 a.m. weather bulletin.
Last night Marshall had said the decision would have been made after the 11 o’clock bulletin last night, but this was delayed apparently due to the weakening of the storm.
A storm warning however remains in effect for Barbados.
Kirk is expected to pass about 50 miles to the north of Barbados between 8 a.m and 2 p.m today. (EJ)