Tag Archives: flooding


    Residents across Barbados living in flood-prone areas are being urged to be vigilant tonight into tomorrow, as potential tropical cyclone number nine continues to affect the island. That is the advice coming from the Barbados Meteorological Services, which is also warning of the possibility of a flood watch or warning being issued for the island […]

    July 28, 2020Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. Press Briefing by Prime Minister of Barbados from Murphy’s Pasture, Emmerton

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley held an impromptu meeting with high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Transport and Works, after touring a number of flood-prone areas. Her focus, however, fell on the area surrounding Murphy’s Pasture in New Orleans, The City, which is part of an ongoing project to ease the flow of stagnant water […]

    July 24, 2020Breaking News, Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. The Government of Barbados has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados

    BERYL MOVING QUICKLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE LESSER ANTILLES WITH NO CHANGE IN STRENGTH… SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Dominica * Guadeloupe A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * Martinique, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy * Saba and St. Eustatius * St. Maarten […]

    July 8, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  4. Barbados Dept. of Emergency Management – Hurricane Season 2017 (Pt 1)

    Sonia Nurse, the acting director of the Met Office told a press launch of the 2017 Hurricane Season, how have new areas on their site powered by advances in technology to allow for detecting weather before it is a full danger…

    June 5, 2017Nature, Video GalleryNo comments

    The Ministry of Education Science Technology and Innovation is alerting how all public nursery, primary and secondary schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, December 1. Principals are requested to visit their schools with their management team and assess the school plant for readiness to open on Friday, December 2. Principals should report their findings to […]

    November 30, 2016Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments

    Fellow Barbadians and Friends of Barbados; Today Barbados completes 50 years as a member of the family of nations. I feel especially honoured to be able to address you on this historic occasion, on this our Golden Jubilee, as we celebrate our many achievements as a nation state – flooding, potholes, paid tertiary tuition at […]

    November 30, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Close to one million Haitians could soon have access to safe drinking water as the charity United Caribbean Trust (UCT) moves to distribute 300 water filters across communities devastated by Hurricane Matthew which roared across the French-speaking nation recently. Donna Wellington, Managing Director, Barbados Operating Company, explained that even though CIBC FirstCaribbean does not operate […]

    November 27, 2016BusinessNo comments
  8. European Union provides support for the Caribbean to cope with drought

    The impact of natural disasters is increasing, despite countries’ efforts to reduce it. Over the past year, drought has affected more than 6.2 million people in the Caribbean, especially in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Irregular and insufficient rainfall throughout 2015 has caused loss of crop and livestock in the region. For the third […]

    June 19, 2016NatureNo comments
  9. Jeremy Collymore Receives CDEMA Council Award

    Jeremy MacArthur Collymore received the highest award of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) at the Closing Ceremony, Awards & Gala Dinner of the 9th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management just held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort. The CDEMA Council Award was bestowed upon Mr. Collymore for his dedication and commitment to […]

    December 20, 2015PoliticalNo comments

    The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is seeking donations for its CTO Relief Fund to provide monetary assistance to the people of Dominica following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, which dumped 12 inches of rain on the island on Thursday 27th August causing extensive flooding which killed over 30 people and caused over US$200 million […]

    September 28, 2015TravelNo comments
  11. See Brian Lara, Dwight Yorke, Dwayne Bravo & Vice-Chancellor Beckles all on the same field!

    Now’s your chance! See Brian Lara, Dwayne Bravo and Vice-Chancellor Beckles all on the same field as we Rally Round Dominica! Watch the match live at 7 pm Saturday 26th September Flow Channel 99, Lime Channel 101, your local Caribvision channel or online at or and do your part by calling (1-246)-622-1220 to […]

    September 26, 2015CricketNo comments
  12. St Kitts donates EC $1 million for storm-ravaged Dominica

    Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris, received rousing applause from Dominicans for his government’s contribution of EC$ 1 million made to Roseau shortly after they were pummeled by Tropical Storm Erika that left a trail of unimaginable destruction with over twenty persons dead, persons unaccounted for, infrastructure destroyed, homes washed away […]

    September 25, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  13. Dominican student fees postponed by UWI Cave Hill Campus, T20 match Looking to raise $1 Million USD for Weather ravaged Commonwealth

    Dominican students studying at the Cave Hill Campus of The University of the West Indies in Barbados have been given a break from paying tuition fees. It was part of an announcement to host a celebrity T20 cricket match at Kensington Oval this weekend in order to raise at least One Million USD for the embattled […]

    September 23, 2015CricketNo comments
  14. Marriott’s St Kitts Resort illustrates “Spirit to Serve” by helping Dominica

    Since opening their doors in early 2003, the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & the Royal Beach Casino has embraced Marriott’s Pledge: “We pledge that every Marriott community will be a better place to live and work because we are there“. The request was short notice and only afforded associates 3 days to donate what they […]

    September 17, 2015TravelNo comments
  15. “Climate change: Time for talking is over” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    Imagine if on the anniversary of its independence the friendliest message your nation gets is that if your country sinks underwater, a nearby island is willing to give your people refuge. That means picking up whatever you might salvage and leaving behind your homeland, your possessions and your entire heritage. It also entails the suffering […]

    July 26, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments

    After the Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam just devastated the island nation of Vanuatu, Digicel’s network has been restored to more than 70% population coverage. When Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu last week with 300 kmh winds, it caused significant damage to communication services on the island. However, since then, Digicel has restored the majority of its […]

    March 22, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  17. Grenadian disaster management gets helping hand from Government of Canada

    The Government of Canada is providing over CA$88,000 to the Grenada Red Cross Society to assist communities in St. Andrew reduce their vulnerability to potential disasters such as hurricanes and flooding. Rising sea levels, coastal erosion, and an escalation in the frequency and intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes threaten homes and businesses across the […]

    February 4, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  18. European Union agree to allocate EC$45 million for St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia following 2013 Storm Flooding

    The European Union has agreed to allocate approximately EC$45.5 million (12.675 million euro) in grants for St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia after the two Caribbean countries were affected by a devastating weather system in December 2013. St. Vincent and the Grenadines which suffered the heaviest damage is earmarked to receive EC$23.5 million […]

    September 28, 2014NatureNo comments
  19. Chaos – Heavy Rainfall in both St Vincent and the Grenadines & St Lucia

    Torrential Rains from a trough system caused flooding, landslides and damage to housing and infrastructure in St Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia . The E.T Joshua Airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines flooded and has been closed until further notice St Vincent and the Grenadines The Situation As at 1:00pm of September […]

    September 7, 2014Featured, NatureNo comments
  20. CIBC FirstCaribbean contributes once again to rebuilding effort in St Vincent & the Grenadines

    Three months after torrential rains and flooding devastated parts of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Christmas Day, assistance is still needed. To this end, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has contributed another $5,000 to the rebuilding effort there through the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Barbados after assisting earlier in the year, just […]

    April 10, 2014Events, NatureNo comments

    As 2014 enters its first quarter, St Vincent still has a way to go from the devastating Christmas time flood which also decimated parts of Dominica and St Lucia, nevertheless their leader Dr Ralph Gonsalves spoke with Barbadian media that all is not lost… After a recent book launch at the Caribbean Development Bank, the […]

    March 28, 2014Political, TravelNo comments
  22. Partners Launch a New Program to Build Regional Climate Capacity in the Caribbean

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching a new program to build regional capacity for climate change adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean, in partnership with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH). A launch ceremony will be held at CIMH in St. James, Barbados, on March 27 at 3pm. Remarks will be given […]

    March 26, 2014NatureNo comments
  23. ‘Shifting Rainy Season Wreaks Havoc on Barbuda’s Crops’ By Desmond Brown

    Water rationing has become a way of life for the 1,800 residents of the tiny island of Barbuda, which has been experiencing prolonged dry periods, especially in the Highlands area near the main agricultural lands. Marine biologist John Mussington told IPS the problem is that the wet period has shifted from the traditional July to […]

    March 21, 2014NatureNo comments
  24. FAO promotes rehabilitation after December flash floods: St. Vincent and St. Lucia to benefit from over USD$630,000 in emergency assistance

    During missions to Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines last week, the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s operations in the Caribbean formally signed livelihood rehabilitation and resilience building assistance totalling USD$630,000. The programme of assistance, given in response to requests from the governments of the two countries, will facilitate recovery efforts […]

    March 4, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  25. Environment Minister signs off on anti-flooding measures in Holetown; what about Graeme Hall’s sluice?

    The Ambassador of the United States of America to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS joined Dr. Denis Lowe, Minister of Environment and Drainage, by signing an agreement supporting Barbados’ adaptation to climate change. This measure seeks to place anti-flood measures along Barbados’ west coast. Will it reinstate the 300 jobs lost in Lowe’s […]

    January 21, 2014Political, Video GalleryNo comments