Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy 44th Independence Barbados

"To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness". ~ Mahatma Gandhi

We take this opportunity to extend warmest greetings to all Barbadians on this the 44th Anniversary of Independence.


Firefighter Awarded Bravery Medal

We extend a hearty congratulations to Fire Officer Pernel Leeverne McClean. Officer McClean was awarded the Barbados Bravery Medal (BM) during the Awards of National Honours for Independence Day 2010 for his courageous act of saving the life of Miss Charlotte Parris whose vehicle careened into the Belle Gully during a flash flood on October 1, 2010.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Four Hurt In Smash-up

Four people, including three children, had to be taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being involved in a two-vehicle accident in St George yesterday.

A car and a truck were involved in a collision on Lower Greys Road around 8:30 a.m., resulting in injuries to the car’s driver, 46-year-old Kenneth Hunte, and his children, Kenron, 2, Kalisha, 5, and Kanisha, 7.

The father had to be extracted from the vehicle by the Barbados Fire Service.

The truck was driven by 35-year-old Alvin Nurse of Friendship, St George. Above, police officers at the scene. (AH)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Centenarian Dies In Fire

A house fire of unknown origin claimed the life of one of Barbados' centenarians this afternoon.

According to police reports the victim who was yet to be positively identified up to Press time is believed to be that of 100-year-old Vermilia Prince who occupied the wood and wall structure at No 54 Ixora Crescent Sunflower Drive, Cane Garden, St. Thomas, that went up in flames around 5:20 p.m.

Police were still at the scene, along with a number of curious onlookers, around 7 p.m. (JS)

Source: www.nationnews.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Abandoned House Burns To The Ground

Fire broke out just after 2 p.m. yesterday in Goodland, St. Michael. By the time the smoke cleared three people were lucky to still have their home standing, while an unoccupied house was destroyed.

Six fire officers under the command of acting Station Officer Christopher Edwards and Leading Fire Officer Alex Bynoe responded to the blaze which involved an unoccupied two bedroom, one bathroom house owned by Clifford Bishop, of Constant, St. George. An occupied three bedroom, one bathroom house owned by Rita Murray, of Bush Hall, St. Michael also received damage to the siding boards, three windows and the trimming boards.

Two tenders, one from the headquarters at Probyn Street, The City and another from the Arch Hall Fire Station responded to the blaze. (JRB)

Soure: Barbados Today

Friday, November 12, 2010

Remembrance Day This Sunday

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will officiate at his first Remembrance Day service this Sunday, November 14 in National Heroes Square, Bridgetown, as this country remembers those persons who lost their lives in the two world wars.

The short inter-denominational service will get under way at 8:00 a.m. with two minutes silence and the sounding of the Last Post. Governor General, Sir Clifford Husbands, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Leader of the Opposition, Owen Arthur and members of the diplomatic corps, will also lay wreaths at the Cenotaph.

There will be a parade by armed units of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), the Barbados Coast Guard, the band of the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Barbados Cadet Corps; as well as unarmed units of the Barbados Fire Service, the Barbados Prison Service, the Barbados Girl Guides Association, the band of the BDF, the St. John's Ambulance Service, the Barbados Red Cross, the Barbados Boy Scouts Association and members of the Barbados Legion. (BGIS)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Caribbean Fire Chiefs 2010 Conference

The Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) 2010 Fire-Rescue-EMS Conference will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica from November 28 - December 3, 2010 at the Rosehall Resort and Spa.

The CAFC conference is the largest annual gathering of fire-rescue professionals in the Caribbean. The host department this year will be the Jamaica Fire Brigade lead by Commissioner Laurie Williams. For more information visit: http://www.caribbeanfirechiefs.org/

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Remembrance Day - Sunday November 14

Barbadians will join the rest of the world in remembering servicemen and women who lost their lives in the World Wars, by observing Remembrance Day on Sunday, November 14.

At the conclusion of two minutes silence and the sounding of the Last Post, Governor General, Sir Clifford Husbands, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and members of the diplomatic corps will lay wreaths at the war memorial in National Heroes Square, the City.

The short interdenominational service will get under way at 8:00 a.m. and will feature a parade by members of the Barbados Defence Force, the Cadet Corps and other uniformed groups, as well as war veterans.

Persons desirous of laying wreaths and relatives of those who gave their lives during the World Wars and wishing to be seated, should however, notify the Cabinet Office, Government Headquarters, Bay Street, St. Michael.

Tickets can be collected from Cabinet Office, on weekdays, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CL/BGIS)