Traffic Arrangements For Opening Of Parliament

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

A number of traffic changes will be in effect tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5, to facilitate the opening of Parliament at 10:00 a.m. From 8:00 a.m. until the end of the event, the following streets in Bridgetown will be closed to vehicular traffic: Lower White Park Road, Palmetto Street, Marhill Street; Wharf Road, from its junction with Bridge Street to the …

Polyclinic To Close Early Until Further Notice

Joy Springer Top Stories

The Ministry of Health is advising the public that the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, St. Michael, has temporarily ceased extended opening hours to 6:30 p.m. and will close at 4:30 p.m. daily until further notice. This is necessary to address challenges being experienced at the facility. According to the Ministry, there has been an escalation in unruly behaviour by …

Police Looking At Hurricane Preparedness Plans

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Royal Barbados Force (RBPF) will be revisiting its hurricane preparedness plans to see how they can be improved in the wake of last year’s devastating hurricanes. And, Commissioner of Police, Tyrone Griffith, has already indicated that the recently opened Cane Garden Police Station will afford them the opportunity to call out more personnel prior to a potential strike from …

Ministry Moving Swiftly To Stamp Out Violence

Melissa Rollock banner, Top Stories

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will move swiftly to employ “all necessary measures” to prevent the recent scourge of violence exhibited in some of the island’s schools from spreading to others. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry, Senator Harcourt Husbands, made this assertion during a press briefing this afternoon at the Ministry’s Constitution Road, St. Michael headquarters, following …

St. John Constituency Council To Host A Tattoo

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The St. John Constituency Council will host the Royal Barbados Police Force for a Tattoo on Friday, February 9, at the Gall Hill Playing Field, starting at 7:00 p.m. Patrons will be treated to a parade, as well as skillful demonstrations by the units of the Royal Barbados Police Force as well as a musical interlude by the Police Band.  …

Education Ministry Addresses School Bus Incident

bgis Top Stories

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has denounced the reported violence exhibited by students this morning, on a Transport Board school bus. In a statement, the Ministry said it had been made aware of “a fracas involving students of two of our secondary schools” and that there “might have been some injuries because of this commotion”. The statement …

Road Closure At Andromeda Botanical Gardens

bgis Ministry News

The Ministry of Transport and Works is advising the public that the road at Andromeda Botanical Gardens, Bathsheba, St. Joseph, will be closed on Sunday, January 14, between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m., to facilitate a tree cutting and removal exercise. Members of the Royal Barbados Police Force will be on hand to direct and divert traffic. Transport Board buses will …

Parade From Garrison To Bridgetown

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

Barbadians and visitors alike are expected to seek every vantage point to witness the skills and showmanship of the armed and unarmed units on parade at the Garrison Savannah on Independence Day, Thursday, November 30. Following the 8:00 a.m. ceremony, the detachments will march along Bay Street, where Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will take the salute at Government Headquarters. The …

Police Now Have Better Accommodations

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Plans to provide better accommodations for police officers are progressing smoothly, and Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, has indicated that more improvements will be coming next year. Last Friday, the Minister told lawmen that plans were already in place to officially open the Cane Garden, St. Thomas facility on January 3. “We are awaiting furniture and a few other minor touches.  …

Police Commissioner Defends Officers

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Commissioner of Police, Tyrone Griffith, has spoken out in defence of police officers not producing files for court cases. Stating that while there was no excuse for files not being produced, the Commissioner made it clear that there was, however, an explanation. “If you recognise that our workload is increasing substantially, our demands have been greater, and yet we have …