Tag Archives: emergency

  1. Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    The Chairman of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Vincent Byron Jr – Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, St Kitts-Nevis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Riley as Executive Director of the Agency with effect from July 1, 2021. Ms. Riley, a Barbadian national, […]

    June 20, 2021NatureNo comments
  2. Power Outages Take Some BWA Pumping Stations Offline

    The Barbados Water Authority wishes to advise that power outages in some northern, eastern and central parts of the island have caused some of its pumping stations in these areas to go offline. Teams are currently working on the restoration of power. However, as this process continues customers in these areas may experience low water […]

    June 17, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments

    The UK will give further support to provide food, clean water and other essential items, for an estimated 13,000 people affected by the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The new £550,000 ($695,000 USD) contribution takes the total UK funding to over £800,000 ($1m USD) since the eruption began […]

    May 4, 2021Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  4. BWA Introduces 24 Hour Tanker Service

    The Barbados Water Authority is working to meet the demand of its customers with the introduction of a 24-hour delivery service for its water tankers. The process will see the tanker teams continue to assist residents house to house while also refilling Community Tanks around the clock. Director of Engineering, Charles Leslie, explained that “due […]

    May 3, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    Digital Operator, Digicel Group, just revealed their donation of US$500,000 worth of much-needed items to support the urgent relief efforts in St. Vincent & the Grenadines caused by the Le Soufriere volcanic activity. With thousands of people evacuated from the red zone and housed in shelters and significant ash fall resulting from the explosive eruptions […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  6. Use Common Sense! Volcano Update via Dr Erouscilla Joseph


    April 13, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  7. Fish Markets Across Barbados close early due to Volcanic Ashfall

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy is alerting the public how Fish markets across the island will close with immediate effect for today – Saturday 10th April 2021. The Ministry is taking this step due to the Advisory from the Barbados Meteorological Services concerning Volcanic Ashfall and minimising any effects as a […]

    April 10, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Wider for the Rider (Barbados)

    #Police at #Oistins Police Station are carrying out investigations into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred about 5:35 pm on Friday, March 12, 2021, along Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church involving a motor car and a pedal cyclist. Any person who may have witnessed or may have any information surrounding the circumstances leading […]

    March 22, 2021Controversy, Featured, Video GalleryNo comments
  9. CDEMA System is closely monitoring the La Soufrière volcano and stands ready to assist St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is closely monitoring the ongoing situation at the La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The volcano is exhibiting signs of increased volcanic activity and an effusive eruption has been confirmed at the site. The threat level for the volcano has therefore been elevated to Orange. […]

    December 31, 2020Featured, NatureNo comments
  10. CDEMA welcomes the Cayman Islands as its 19th Participating State

    The Cayman Islands has become the 19th Participating State of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), with official admission effective September 1, 2020. The final decision was made at the 5th Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of CDEMA on August 28, 2020 where the Ministers unanimously agreed to admit the Cayman Islands to membership […]

    October 24, 2020Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  11. Man found at bottom of cliff by Content Cot St. Phillip

    Officers from the RBPF are trying to discover how a man got injured after being rescued from the bottom of a cliff in the waters off Content Cot, St Phillip on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 about 12:48 am. Circumstances Police at District ‘C’ Police Station received a report about 11:40pm on Monday, September 07, 2020 […]

    September 10, 2020OddityNo comments
  12. HOUSE FIRE AT GOLDEN ROCK 01/05/2020

    About 8:05 pm on Friday 1st May 2020, Police at District ‘A’ Station were summoned to Golden Rock, The Pine, St. Michael, the residence of Wayne Carrington 62 years. Mr Carrington called the station to report that his residence was on fire. It had caught fire after his gas stove had exploded whilst he was […]

    May 2, 2020Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. CDEMA’s Executive Director, Ronald Jackson bids farewell

    Following seven (7) years of unwavering and exemplary service to the region, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Mr. Ronald Jackson bids farewell to the Agency as of Thursday April 30, 2020. Mr Ronald Jackson was appointed Executive Director of CDEMA on April 3, 2013 and has since provided outstanding leadership […]

    April 28, 2020EventsNo comments
  14. CDEMA and UNOCHA host data and information management training in Barbados for disaster preparedness

    In efforts to improve collaboration and coordination of information and data management among ministries and agencies before, during and after a disaster event, members of the national disaster management system in Barbados and given its role as a sub-regional focal point for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) benefited from a recently concluded data […]

    January 27, 2020NatureNo comments
  15. The Bahamas’ Insurance Policy with CCRIF Triggers following Hurricane Dorian

    CCRIF will pay The Bahamas approximately eleven million United States dollars (US$10,936,103) following the passage of Hurricane Dorian that caused widespread devastation in the northern part of the 700-island archipelago. The Bahamas has 3 tropical cyclone policies with CCRIF, each one covering a section or zone of the archipelago – North West, South East and […]

    September 8, 2019Featured, NatureNo comments
  16. Hurricane Dorian: search for many dead loved ones now underway in the Bahamas

    Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful in the Bahama’s history, has officially killed at least 43 people in that CARICOM neighbour. However, there are fears that the number of dead will significantly rise as the US Coast Guard begins to search for bodies in the Bahamas, more from Sky News…

    September 6, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  17. Hurricane Dorian survivors face harrowing ordeal of the rising deaths plus trying to leave island

    Now the Bahamian survivors of the hurricane face a second harrowing ordeal: getting out of there, Robert Moore from ITV News explains…

    September 6, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. Bahamians try to evacuate from corpses and devastation, as aid is painfully slow in arriving

    Residents in heavily damaged areas of the Bahamas are struggling to evacuate as aid vessels slowly arrive to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    September 6, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments

    The print media left out details of a story concerning the Barbados Revenue Authority – here’s what really happened… A supervisor on duty at the Pine branch of the BRA had to leave immediately on arrival to deal with a family emergency. During this period in question, the Authority sought to find a replacement supervisor […]

    December 2, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Disaster Preparedness Official Book Launch 2018 October 1, 2018Books, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Isaac weakened slightly but it’s still expected to be at or near hurricane strength when it approaches the Lesser Antilles later this week… Now Tropical Storm ‘Isaac‘ at 11:00 p.m:- Location near 14.5’N 46.9’W or about 850 miles east of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds near 70 mph. Tropical Storm force winds extend outward 45 miles […]

    September 11, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  22. Bermudian cyclist ‘critical’ after crash

    A 66-year-old pedal cyclist was fighting for his life in Bermuda now after his bicycle was in collision with a motorcycle. The man suffered serious head and neck injuries in the crash, while the male motorcyclist sustained leg injuries, The collision happened on Middle Road, Devonshire near its junction with Vesey Street just before midnight […]

    June 24, 2018ControversyNo comments
  23. A global Red Cross team is on its way to Roseau

    A global Red Cross emergency team is on its way to Dominica.The 12-person Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT) is made up of experts from around the world and will serve as a frontline for Red Cross support to the battered island. Initial relief efforts will focus on shelter, water, food, sanitation, and broader health. […]

    September 22, 2017Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  24. Military plane makes emergency landing in Barbados at Grantley Adams Int’l Airport

    QUICK WORK FROM EMERGENCY PERSONNEL AT THE GRANTLEY ADAMS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ALONG WITH NASA OFFICIALS AVERTED A NEAR CATASTROPHE… Shortly before 7:00 am on Wednesday, a military plane with 20 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing after reportedly catching fire after takeoff. This was confirmed by Station Officer at the Airport […]

    August 7, 2017Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. US Embassy Hosts Active Shooter Training in Barbados

    The U.S. Embassy recently conducted two training sessions on how to prepare for an active shooter attack. At a June 16 session held at the Embassy, participants included members of the Overseas Security Advisory Council, the American Chamber of Commerce for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, representatives of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, and […]

    June 19, 2017CrimeNo comments