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 …

Over 900 On Parade For Independence Day

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

Celebrations to mark Barbados’ 51st anniversary of Independence will culminate with the annual Independence Day Parade on Thursday, November 30, at the Garrison Savannah at 8:00 a.m. This year’s parade will feature over 900 persons representing armed and unarmed units, under the direction of Commanding Officer of the Barbados Regiment and Deputy Principal of Graydon Sealy Secondary School, Major Andrew …

Traffic Regulations For Remembrance Day Parade

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

A number of traffic changes will be in effect on Sunday, November 12, to facilitate the Remembrance Day Parade in National Heroes’ Square, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m., Broad Street, from its junction with Prince William Henry Street to its junction with High Street; as well as High Street and Wharf Road, will be closed to …

Police Urge Public To Share Information

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Police are continuing their appeal to members of the public to share information about crimes. “We want that if you see something, you say something,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police (Administration), Erwin Boyce. He was addressing a town hall meeting on Tackling Gun Violence in Our Communities at the Princess Margaret Secondary School last Wednesday. Noting that the Royal Barbados …

AG & NIS Chairman Clear Air On Fund

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Investments in Government projects from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) are not a “free pass”. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, made this clear as he sought to set the record straight over the NIS’ investment in the Citizen Security Facilities Project which involves the restoration and construction of police stations across the island. “The NIS receives a significant return on investment …

Independence Parade Preparations Under Way

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Preparations for the ceremonial parade to mark Barbados’ 51st Anniversary of Independence are under way. Earlier today, representatives from various Government departments, including the Prime Minister’s Office, the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), the Royal Barbados Police Force, the Ministry of Culture and the Department of Emergency Management, gathered for site visits at the Historic Garrison Savannah and the alternate locations, …

BDF To Work With Police To Fight Crime

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Soldiers in the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) may be called upon more to assist the Royal Barbados Police Force in ensuring public safety and conducting general anti-crime patrols. This was announced by Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, as he delivered the feature address at the BDF’s 38th anniversary parade and sunset ceremony at St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. Michael, last Saturday. …