Tag Archives: safety

  1. Rugby Barbados optimistic that team sports will soon restart safely

    While expressing disappointment that team sports are not yet allowed, the Executive Committee of the Barbados Rugby Football Union again emphasized safety as their top priority. This was in response to the latest Government directive, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (COVID-19) (CURFEW) (NO. 7) DIRECTIVE, 2021, which is in effect until April 11, 2021. Secretary Malcolm Steel said […]

    April 3, 2021Featured, RugbyNo comments
  2. UN Road Safety Convention: Should Barbados Seek Accession?

    Barbados has a high road traffic mortality rate, with 27 lives lost in 2018. The government has indicated that road safety will be one of its priorities, amending the Road Traffic Act to provide additional measures to protect the loss of lives on the road. However, Barbados is not a contracting party to the UN Road Safety Conventions, […]

    January 16, 2019Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments

    Barbadians are alerted to the fact due to the severity of the inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Kirk, it is necessary to extend the closure of the beaches from the entrance to St. Lawrence Gap to the entrance of the Richard Haynes Boardwalk at Accra Beach, Christ Church, to 6:00 p.m. today, October 1st […]

    October 1, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments

    The island’s sole cement manufacturer, Arawak Cement Company Limited has achieved a major safety milestone of one-year accident free. This achievement was recognised at a luncheon held recently during the which the company treated all staff and contractors to a sumptuous buffet lunch and branded gifts. General Manager Manuel Toro congratulated the staff and emphasised […]

    August 29, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. False Entry & Home Invasions, BEWARE!

    The Royal Barbados Police Force wishes to inform the public about specific criminal activity and how to go about safeguarding themselves and property. We are therefore appealing to the public to be mindful of the situation and to immediately inform the police of any strangers and/or strange vehicles moving around their community and/or any suspicious […]

    April 1, 2015Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Dominican Republic bans Jet Skis for Easter Week safety

    In order to enhance the safety of the throngs of domestic tourists joining foreign tourists at beach destinations nationwide, the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Tourism announced on Monday, 23 March 2015 that the use of jet skis and similar motorized equipment such as jetlevs, flyboards and jetovators is prohibited. The decision is based on the […]

    March 25, 2015Controversy, TravelNo comments
  7. SXM Airport Springs Back into Operations After Gonzalo

    The Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, sprang back into operations immediately following the passage of Hurricane Gonzalo… However, since the airport SXM did not suffer any major damage as a result of the hurricane, SXM personnel worked diligently from the crack of dawn to ensure the airport was re-opened by 8 o’clock the next day. […]

    October 26, 2014Featured, TravelNo comments
  8. Health and Safety Priority for Columbus

    Early Saturday morning, when most Barbadians were sleeping, the Columbus Telecommunications Barbados Ltd (FLOW and CBS) team could be seen hiking over the hills of St Andrew’s East Coast as the company’s Health and Safety activities continues. Vice President of sales, marketing, and communications, Shelly Ann Hee Chung said, “Telecommunications is a very fast paced […]

    September 28, 2014Featured, HealthNo comments
  9. Columbus, operators of FLOW & CBS cleans up close to 300 Lbs of garbage on Foul Bay

    Staff and family members of Columbus Barbados, operators of Flow and Columbus Business Solution (CBS), headed out to Foul Bay, St Philip early this morning to participate in the clean-up and celebration of the island’s coast line. Starting at 6 a.m., the group of more than two dozen collected close to 300 pounds of garbage […]

    September 21, 2014Featured, NatureNo comments
  10. Barbadian Lecturer Joins Ocean Security Board

    Ocean Security International (OSI) announces Professor W. Andy Knight, Director of the Institute of International Relations of The University of the West Indies, has agreed to serve on the OSI Scientific and Academic Board so as to facilitate and coordinate OSI´s future work in the Caribbean. OSI is a key global non-governmental organization that works […]

    August 21, 2014EducationNo comments
  11. UPDATE: Atlantic system veers northwards – Barbados not in system’s wake, Dominican Republic advised to monitor

    Today’s Forecast Valid From 1000Z Thursday 2014-08-21 To 2200Z Thursday 2014-08-21 Synopsis: A strong tropical wave continues to move WNW towards the island. Wx : Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and the chance of isolated thunderstorms. Winds: ENE – E at 10 – 35km/h. Seas: Slight to moderate in open water swells 1.0 to 1.5m. […]

    August 21, 2014NatureNo comments
  12. (Follow Up) LIAT advises flights Aug. 22 will be disrupted: Anguilla, St Kitts, St Maarten, Tortola & St Thomas

    LIAT wishes to advise that due to a tropical wave in the area, it has been forced to cancel certain flights (tomorrow) August 22. The affected flights are: · LI 521 – Tortola/St. Maarten/St. Kitts · LI 540 – St. Kitts/St. Maarten/St. Thomas · LI 541 – St. Thomas/Anguilla The new routings will be as […]

    August 21, 2014TravelNo comments
  13. National Union Of Public Worker’s President wants NCC Board to resign for breaching jobs protocol

    Walter Maloney, president of the NUPW did not mince words at emergency Press Conference held after the sacking of hundreds of employees from the National Conservation Commission. His ire was directly connected to the fact many of these lifeguards were with the NCC for years – either close to a decade or more than 10 […]

    May 1, 2014BusinessNo 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

    Credit has to be given to both the Labour Department and the National Advisory Committee on Occupation Safety and Health (NACOSH), for the outstanding work they continue to do in the promotion of a safety and health culture in the workplace. Following on the proclamation of the Safety and Health at Work Act at the […]

    July 9, 2013Business, HealthNo comments
  16. Ansa-McAl Barbados cements commitment to safe working conditions with new appointment

    ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd. has further cemented its commitment to the health and safe working conditions of over 900 staff with the appointment of its first manager dedicated to health and safety. Barbadian, Kevin Drayton was officially appointed recently to the post of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Manager at ANSA McAL where he […]

    March 26, 2013Business, EducationNo comments
  17. Fraternal Greetings to the 69th Annual General Meeting of the National Union of Public Workers: DENNIS DE PEIZA – CTUSAB’s General Secretary

    The Annual General Meeting or Conference of any organization, is the fitting occasion for the leadership to report to the membership, and to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments over the past year. It is also the perfect time for reflection and for making fundamental decisions pertaining to charting the way forward. On this the occasion […]

    March 24, 2013Health, ReviewNo comments