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Tropical Storm Karen forms just east of southern Windward Islands

The strong tropical wave and accompanying area of low pressure which were being monitored over the past couple of days, have been upgraded to Tropical Storm Karen by the National Hurricane Center in Miami. At 5 a.m today, T.S Karen was located Near 11.9N 60.2W or about 100 Mi…160 km south-west of Barbados. Maximum Sustained […]

Lady Lois Ramphal, wife of Sir Shridath passes away

Lady Lois Ramphal, wife of Sir Shridath, has died. The Government and people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana extend deepest condolences to Sir Shridath Ramphal on the passing of his beloved wife. Lady Ramphal was a pillar of strength throughout their 70 years of marriage. Her constant companionship, unfailing support and keen interest undoubtedly […]

More transportation options coming for the disabled

Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn, has assured the disabled community in Barbados that Government is committed to addressing their transportation issues in a way that will give them the freedom to move around Barbados at will. Speaking Friday at a ceremony for wheelchair assessors at the Barbados Council for the Disabled, Minister […]

BMS continues to monitor tropical wave

The Barbados Meteorological Services continues to monitor the progress of a strong tropical wave with its axis now near 58°W, south of 15°N. A NOAA hurricane hunter investigated the system this afternoon and found that the wave lacks a well-defined circulation. Although the system continues to be disorganized, some gradual development remains likely later this […]

Certificate of Character Office to reopen Monday

The Office of the Police Certificate of Character is set to reopen on Monday, September 23, after being closed for over two weeks. And, those waiting on certificates to obtain jobs on cruise ships will be given priority, while others have been given the assurance that in the coming months, the wait time for certificates […]

Sea Eggs: A time and a season

For the first time since 2016, sea egg lovers can now enjoy this popular Bajan delicacy, with the ban being lifted on September 15. And, as the season opened, sea egg lovers flocked to the island’s shores – some to dive and process, and others to purchase and sample the sea eggs that lay on […]

LIAT says there are challenges but it will continue flying

LIAT will continue operating across the region despite the challenges the airline is facing,  Chief Executive Officer Julie Reifer-Jones said. Reifer-Jones said LIAT is in the midst of a restructuring exercise, which includes sensitive discussions with its stakeholders. She acknowledged that the airline continues to face challenges in the context of the region’s economic prospects […]

Officials monitoring tropical wave east-southeast of Barbados

The Barbados Meteorological Services continues to monitor the progress of a strong tropical wave which has progressed to near 53°W, south of 15°N. The accompanying area of low pressure along the wave axis is now near 10.5°N 53°W or about 475 miles (760 km) east-southeast of Barbados. Forecast models still suggest some potential for further […]

Assault probe

Almost three years after her six-year-old daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted by another student at the People’s Cathedral School, a frustrated mother is still waiting for answers. In an exclusive interview with Barbados TODAY, the mother, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the minor, said despite having reported the incident to […]

E-Z does it

Long lines at key Government revenue agencies will soon be a thing of the past as Government intensifies efforts to develop a digital economy, Economic Affairs Minister Ryan Straughn has promised. On Friday, payments to at least three public sector offices were officially launched on Government application, E-Z+ Pay in response to numerous complaints about […]

‘Better character’

When the Police Certificate of Character office reopens on Monday, it will not be business as usual, Attorney General Dale Marshall has promised. In fact, Marshall declared that in a matter of weeks, Barbadians would be able to receive their certificates in less than a week of applying and in the longer term, citizens will […]

#BTEditorial – Our house is on fire. 

The television three-way split-screen could not tell a more stark tale of both denial and determination in the face of the greatest challenge facing the future of Planet Earth. On one side of the screen, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and US President Donald Trump, two avowed disbelievers of climate change, cavorted and chortled in […]

Minister of the Environment Trevor Prescod

‘Rasta ganja’

A Government Minister today threw his support behind the legalization of marijuana which will allow the Rastafarian community to use for religious purposes. Furthermore, he believes there is no harm in using a “little” of the drug. The “firm” support came from Minister of the Environment and National Beautification Trevor Prescod who suggested that Barbadians […]

Soldiers urged to be compassionate

“Put yourselves in their position.” That advice was issued by Prime Minister Mia Mottley to 36 members of the Regional Security System (RSS) who left the island this afternoon to lend assistance to The Bahamas. During a brief visit to the RSS’s Air Wing at Paragon, Christ Church, the Prime Minister urged those taking the […]

Sharon parents want answers

Parents of Sharon Primary School students have been in the dark for far too long about what they claim is an unexplained shutdown at the institution in the second week of the new school year as a result of environmental issues. And they are accusing officials in two Government ministries of making light of their […]

Minister of the Environment Trevor Prescod

‘I am not Jesus’

As garbage pile-ups continue across the island and consumers continue to decry the absence of a regular garbage service in some communities, the Minister responsible for the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) says one of the seven “new” trucks acquired through tendering is having mechanical problems and is not presently operational and the authority continues to […]

Regretful Arthur

It was never Richard Delisle Arthur’s intention to break the law and he regrets the entire situation. This was disclosed in the No. 2 Supreme Court this morning as a probation officer read a report on the life of the 57-year-old marksman from Maynards, St Peter. Arthur is currently on $150, 000 bail. A nine-member […]

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