B’dos Will Continue To Assist Dominica

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As the first Barbados Coast Guard vessel arrived in Dominica this morning, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart pledged Barbados’ commitment to assisting the hurricane-ravaged island in its recovery efforts. The Prime Minister, who has responsibility for Defence and Security, said that Barbados would continue to send vessels with supplies and personnel to the island for as long as was necessary. Mr. …

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 B’dos Will Continue To Assist Dominica anemptytextlline READ …

Schools Closed Today, Sept. 18

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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, …

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. …

Barbadian Students Safe After Irma

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All of the Barbadian students who are presently residing in Cuba, attending educational institutions in that country have been accounted for and are reported to be safe. This information was relayed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade by Barbados’ Embassy in Cuba today, following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma, which had, a few days earlier …

Barbadian Students In Cuba Monitoring Matthew

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Barbadians studying in Cuba in the zone likely to be affected by Hurricane Matthew are receiving regular updates and are following the directives of Cuba’s Civil Defense to assure their safety. Word of this came today from Chargé d’Affaires at Barbados’ Embassy in Cuba, Donna Forde. Ms. Forde said that eight of the 17 Barbadian students are currently studying in …

Barbadians Urged To Prepare For Hurricane Season

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Journalist and Hurricane Ivan Survivor, Deanzer Roberts. (GP) Residents of Barbados are being urged not to wait until they realise that “galvanise could fly”, or that their refrigerator could be blown away, before recognising the importance of preparing for hurricanes. And, Hurricane Ivan survivor, Deanzer Roberts, is also urging them to dismiss the notion that “God is a Bajan”, and …

Library Displays For Hurricane Awareness Month

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As part of the activities to mark Hurricane Preparedness Month in June, the Department of Emergency Management will host a series of library displays until month-end. These displays, which provide information on various hazards, will be erected at public libraries in Holetown, St. James; the Valley Resource Centre, Glebe, St. George; Tamarind Hall, Speightstown, St. Peter; and the Main Library, …