Children The Focus Of IIN Meeting

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Representatives from the Organisation of American States (OAS) have gathered in Barbados for the 92nd Meeting of the Directing Council of the Inter-American Children’s Institute, to discuss and develop policies for children and adolescents across the region. Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, welcomed the representatives at the official opening ceremony on Tuesday, at the Lloyd …

Gov’t Will Continue Youth Empowerment

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government remains committed to empowering young people in Barbados, so they can realise their dreams and aspirations. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart reiterated this commitment recently when International Vice President of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Kevin Hinds; and 2017 National Vice President of JCI West Indies, Khaleid Holder, paid him a courtesy call at Government Headquarters. Stressing that young people are …

BDF & Fire Service Assisting Dominica

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The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) is deploying a contingent to assist the Commonwealth of Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This disclosure has come from the BDF’s Public Relations Officer, Captain Maria Moore, who said humanitarian assistance and disaster relief would be provided to the island, which was extensively damaged following the passage of the category five hurricane on …

Schools Closed Tuesday, Sept 19

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that all educational institutions, including the Barbados Community College, Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, all nursery schools, government daycare centres and Erdiston Teachers’ Training College, will be closed today, Tuesday, September 19. Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation See also: READ MORE Trapped Visitors Want To Leave Dominica anemptytextlline READ …

Barbadians Urged To Be Cautious

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Barbadians are being encouraged to continue exercising the necessary caution with the passage of weather phenomena such as Hurricane Maria. This advice comes as the Barbados Meteorological Services discontinues the Tropical Storm Watch for the Island and as the centre of Hurricane Maria continues to move north-northwest of the island. Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Captain …

Court Closures; Jurors Asked To Report Tomorrow

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Members of the public are asked to note that the Holetown Magistrates’ Court, Holetown, St. James; the District “F” Magistrates’ Court in Horse Hill, St. Joseph; and the District “D” Magistrates’ Court in St. Thomas will be closed today, Monday, September 18. In addition, jurors in the No. 2 and 5 Supreme Courts are asked to report for jury duty …

Schools Closed Today, Sept. 18

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

All educational institutions, including all public nursery, primary and secondary schools, the Barbados Community College, the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic and Erdiston Teachers’ Training College, will remain closed today, Monday, September 18. This is on the advice of the Ministry of Education, which is also encouraging all private schools to remain closed today as a tropical storm watch, flood warning, …

Flood Warning For Tropical Storm Maria

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A flood warning is now in effect for Barbados as feeder bands from Tropical Storm (TS) Maria begin to produce pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms, and gusty winds across Barbados. The warning was issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services at 12:00 p.m. today, as the island remains under a tropical storm watch as TS Maria approached the region. …

Tips For The Hurricane Season

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Here are some tips to get you prepared for the hurricane season. Also find out how to keep safe before, during and after bad weather. Before the Storm Protect your windows from the threat of flying debris, by installing shutters. Ensure that your roof and foundation are secure. Check for termite damage. Trim tree branches. Have an up-to-date insurance policy. …

Learn Your Emergency Shelters

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Hurricane season is upon us and persons are encouraged to know their nearest emergency shelter. To determine the closest shelter, you may access the emergency shelters list for 2017 by downloading the booklet Shelters here, or from the Department of Emergency Management‘s (DEM) website. Most primary and secondary schools are on the list and are registered showing how many persons can …