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  1. Address to Barbadians by Prime Minister Mottley regarding VAT, Electricity and Basket of Goods

    Good afternoon, fellow Barbadians. I address you this afternoon as we face a world that is characterized by a level of uncertainty like nothing that we have experienced in recent decades. This uncertainty started in earnest with the advent of the COVID 19 pandemic, but today has escalated with a whole host of challenges that […]

    July 16, 2022Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. NEVLEC issues revised statement on fuel surcharge increase

    The following is a revised statement from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding the increase fuel surcharge. To our valued customers, Since April 2022 you have experienced a significant increase in the fuel surcharge on your monthly electricity bills.  The objective of this presentation is to provide you, our valued customers, with an explanation for this increase. […]

    July 7, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. NEVLEC adjusts fuel surcharge for June 2022

    The following is a notice from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding an adjustment to the fuel surcharge for the month of June 2022. Dear valued customers, As you are aware, the price of fuel has been increasing over the past several months and this is likely to continue. In an effort to minimize the impact […]

    June 17, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Prime Minister of Barbados speaks during the 9th Summit of the Americas at the Los Angeles Convention Center

    “Bless my eyes this morning. Jah sun is on the rise again. The way earthly things are going, anything can happen.” Mr. Secretary, there is so much trouble in the world. Excellencies, there is so much trouble in the world. Heads of Government, there is so much trouble in the world. Heads of State, there […]

    June 12, 2022Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. Barbados Renewable Energy Association blue vex at Newspaper Article implying “Ponzi Scheme” and submits rebuttal

    In the interest of providing the public with accurate information, the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) feels it necessary to correct erroneous information which has been circulated in an article that recently appeared on social media and in several parts of the Press regarding an alleged “energy Ponzi scheme“. This title is very inaccurate and […]

    May 31, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Nevisian Leader hails commissioning of a new 3.8MW generator for NEVLEC, as historic day for Nevis

    Premier of Nevis – Mark Brantley, cut the ribbon recently to officially commission a new 3.8megawatt Wärtsilä generator at the Nevis Electricity Company (NEVLEC) power plant at Prospect. Mr. Brantley, who is also the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), said the occasion presented an historic day for the […]

    March 24, 2022TechnologyNo comments
  7. Light & Power Lightens the Load of Local Charity for De Blue and Green Gully project

    Local charity Youth Equipped to Achieve! (YEA!) received a $1,500 cash donation and recycled utility poles from The Barbados Light & Power Company just ahead of the 2022 new year. The donation will assist YEA! in a number of ways, including securing the border of “De Blue and Green Gully” or “DeBaGG” project in Easy […]

    January 13, 2022NatureNo comments
  8. Water Authority Undergoing Power Outages at Various Stations

    The Barbados Water Authority wishes to advise Bajans as of today, Saturday 19th June, due to a widespread Barbados Light and Power electricity outage, several of its pumping stations in the West and Central parts of the island have gone offline. BWA’s teams are in the field assessing the situation and hope to have these […]

    June 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  9. BWA Facilities Gradually Coming Back Online

    The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to update customers that its pumping stations are systematically being put back on line in conjunction with the restoration of power across the island. Engineer (Ag.) in charge of Operations and Maintenance at the BWA has indicated that “at this stage (late Monday evening) approximately sixty (60) percent of […]

    November 19, 2019Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  10. EU goes Green with Electric Vehicle

    The European Union Delegation in Barbados is going green. The organisation recently acquired an electric vehicle from distributor Megapower as part of its fleet. Ambassador Daniela Tramacere said: “As one of the leading institutions championing the cause of green energy in the world the EU was delighted to enhance its fleet with a vehicle that […]

    January 16, 2017Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  11. Flow weathers Tropical Storm Matthew

    Despite several hours of torrential rain and gusty winds associated with the passing of Tropical Storm Matthew, Barbados’ leading telecommunications provider is reporting that its networks, systems and infrastructure are intact, and that broadband and mobile connectivity across Barbados remains steady and unbroken. According to Marilyn Sealy, Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Flow Barbados, […]

    October 16, 2016Events, FeaturedNo comments

    RE-VOLT is on a mission to bring affordable and reliable electricity to families in rural Haiti and is running a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the expansion of its service to more customers. Through the installation of a system consisting of a solar panel, a control / power storage unit, several lights and a phone […]

    November 2, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  13. Serious Accident at Bagatelle: Jaws Of Life Involved

    Police are investigating a serious accident which occurred about twelve noon on 31 August 2015 on Highway 2A, in the area of Bagatelle, St. Thomas, involving a motorcar driven by Mark Cox, 43 years of Silver Hill, Christ Church and an articulated vehicle driven by Andre Worrell, 33 of Black Rock, St. Michael. They were […]

    September 1, 2015Controversy, EventsNo comments
  14. Tribute for Green Business Barbados at Limegrove’s Eco Fair: MegaPower

    Megapower paraded their Nissan Leaf at the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre Eco Expo earlier in June – electric car owners can find a dedicated charging point in the Limegrove car park, as well as at Sheraton Mall and Trimart in Haggatt Hall!

    June 17, 2015Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Barbadians will soon be paying less for petroleum products. The price of diesel will move from $2.53 to $2.23 per litre; while kerosene will now be sold at $1.27 per litre, down from $1.53 BBD. Government has a mechanism in place to adjust petroleum prices in a more timely fashion, whereby prices will be regulated […]

    January 11, 2015BusinessNo comments
  16. Water and electricity rationing is daily happening in Santo Domingo

    Residents of the Dominican Republic are experiencing daily rationing of both electricity and water, the former due to financial deficits and the latter due to the drought that is affecting the whole country. At present 5.4% of the energy comes from hydroelectricity, 31.3% natural gas 31.7% fuel oil, 17.2 % coal and 13.5% self-generated by customers. As […]

    August 3, 2014NatureNo comments
  17. Guyana to strengthen electricity system’s reliability and efficiency with IDB support

    $64.573 million Program to enhance operational efficiency of Guyana Power & Light, improve corporate performance, fund infrastructure investments to reduce overall losses The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved loans totaling approximately $37.6 million and has also secured non-reimbursable investment financing from the European Union totaling approximately $26.9 million to help boost the efficiency and […]

    June 26, 2014TechnologyNo comments
  18. St Kitts under Island wide Black-out in the middle of another large protest by SKN Opposition: TEAM UNITY

    The St.Kitts-Nevis Opposition Coalition known as Team UNITY continued their 13 month long series of protests on Friday afternoon January 10th, with yet another large MARCH through the streets of the Capital City Basseterre. The demonstrators carried placards bearing signs stating among others; “Motion of No Confidence NOW“, “Douglas must go“; Unity is strength; “St. […]

    January 12, 2014PoliticalNo comments

    Hazard analysis, risk reduction and good old commonsense must be seen as priorities this Christmas! Added to these are the increases in personal and social activities which can have a negative impact on one’s health through impairment and deprivation as well as reduce the time to fulfill other obligations. In some of these circumstances some […]

    December 20, 2013Events, HealthNo comments