The Barbados Met Office has discontinued their flood warning effect as of 600 PM today. However, they have advised that moderate showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms will persist during the first half of the night. Read more on barbadosweather.org
The Barbados Met. Office has issued a flood warning for the island. The warning was issued at 130 PM today and is in effect until 600 PM. A passing tropical wave has brought heavy showers, thunderstorms and flash flooding. Read more at BarbadosWeather.org
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) will be maintaining the island’s rating of CCC+/C in light of the recent budget. Read more on Barbados Today.
Barbadian super-star Rihanna is one of 25 people who made it onto Time’s 25 Most Influential People on the Internet in 2017 list. Others include: Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Matt Drudge. The list features people who make a huge impact through social media. Read more on Time.com
You can’t have it both ways. That’s the message from the Minister of Finance to the leadership of two unions who are threatening to shut down the country over the Government’s planned increase to the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) from 2 to 10%, and a 2% tax on forex transactions. The Minister said either $240m needs to be raised by taxes, or a reduction in government expenditure by the same amount. Read more on nationnews.com