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Fire at stadium

There are reports of a fire in the Louis Lynch Stand at the National Stadium. (more details as they come to hand)

Changes in petroleum prices tonight

Effective midnight tonight, the retail prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene will decrease, while the price of liquefied petroleum gas remains unchanged. The retail price of gasoline will be adjusted from BDS $3.60 per litre to BDS $3.56 per litre, a reduction of 0.04 cents.  The price of diesel has decreased by 11 cents per […]

Man, 24, shot by police in Green Hill

A 24-year-old man was shot by police in the Green Hill, St Michael area this afternoon. Police said shortly after 1 p.m., members of the Anti Gun and Gang Unit were conducting an operation in the area during which the man was found in possession of a firearm. Police said the man was shot in the […]

Blackman and Gollop Primary School closed Monday

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the Blackman and Gollop Primary School, at Staple Grove, Christ Church, will be closed tomorrow, Monday, February 18. The closure is to allow for industrial cleaning of the school compound. The Ministry thanks parents and guardians for their co-operation and understanding in this matter. (BGIS)

Checks continue for smoke impact following Mangrove Landfill fire

The fire at Phase 1 of the Mangrove Landfill in St Thomas that broke out just after 6 a.m. today is now under control. Officials from the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) will remain on the scene and continue to monitor the situation until the fire is extinguished. According to Divisional Officer, Errol Gaskin of the […]

Workers safely rescued

Two workers providing routine maintenance on the CGI Tower, Warrens, St Michael were safely rescued after the maintenance lift which carried them to the top of the building was damaged. The two workers suffered minor injuries. The damaged lift was also safely removed from the roof.

New fees for some Scotiabank customers

Some Scotiabank business customers in Barbados are about to face new charges for some services, as the bank announces adjustments to its schedule of rates and fees. Among the accounts to be affected as at March 1, are small business, commercial and off-shore banking customers. “We advise that effective March 1, 2019, the following adjustments […]

Organisers pleased with response to week-long Holetown Festival

Hundreds of locals and tourists took part in the Holetown Festival which ended with a Street Parade on Saturday afternoon. The annual street festival which is in its 42nd year, was a delight for families and visitors as they enjoyed the music, dance and cultural vibrancy that Barbados has to offer. The parade which was […]

Notice from the Ministry of Health and Wellness

Members of the public are advised that the emergency services are currently dealing with a fire at the Mangrove Landfill in St Thomas. Communities in the area of Arch Hall and Bennetts are expected to be impacted by heavy smoke. The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising persons with Asthma or other respiratory illnesses […]

Update – Fire at Mangrove Landfill

Fire officials say the blaze which started at the Mangrove Pond Landfill , St Thomas, around 6 a.m. Sunday, February 17, has been contained but efforts are continuing to extinguish it. “The fire has been contained at the moment. What we are doing now is to blanket it and to get it extinguished but that […]

Fire at landfill

Barbados TODAY has received several reports of a fire at the landfill. Eyewitnesses have observed plumes of thick, black smoke billowing from the site. More details as they come to hand.

Local cast mourns for murdered actor

The quiet of the Rock Hall, St George community was shattered just before noon today when gunshots rang out. When the dust had settled, 22-year-old Graham Norville lay in the road dead. The father of two, of No.14 Lemgreene, Lemon Arbour, St John is the island’s 11th murder victim for 2019. His lifeless body was […]

Update – New Orleans victim identified; second man injured

Lorenzo Joseph, of 3rd Avenue, Chapman Lane, St Michael and No.35 Goodland Park, Christ Church is this island’s 12th murder victim for the year. The 31-year-old was shot and killed around 5:20p.m. on Saturday, February 16 following a shooting incident between 5th and 6th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael. Joseph was reportedly liming among a […]

Lawmen investigate St George stabbing incident

Police are investigating a stabbing incident which occurred in Newbury, St George earlier today, February 16. Barbados TODAY understands that the male victim was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, however, his condition is unknown at this time. A person is currently assisting police with their investigations.

One dead in New Orleans shooting

Police are on the scene of another shooting incident this time in New Orleans, St Michael. Barbados TODAY understands that the victim was pronounced dead on arriving at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. More details as they come to hand.

Update – Police release name of St George victim

Police have released the name of the man whose lifeless body was found “lying on the road in a pool of blood” following reports of a shooting at Rock Hall, St George near Taitt Hill this morning. He is 22-year-old Graham Norville, of No.14 Lemgreene Development, Lemon Arbour, St John. Investigations are continuing into this […]

Prime Minister Mia Mottley

Launch Of Vision 2020: We Gatherin’ Next Friday

Hundreds of Barbadians are expected to converge in Bridgetown next Friday, February 22, for the launch of Vision 2020: We Gatherin’. It will be held in Parliament’s Courtyard and two screens will be set up so members of the public may view the ceremony on Broad Street or by the Palmetto Square Market. Vision 2020: […]

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