Severe Weather Information Statement for Barbados

An approaching tropical wave with axis now near 49/50°W and associated with the remnants of tropical depression Kirk, will begin to affect Barbados late Wednesday into Thursday.

The system which is tracking westward at between 20 and 25 mph (32 to 40 km/h), has been fluctuating in intensity and some re-development is possible as it approaches Barbados and the Windwards late Wednesday. This could require the issuing of a Tropical Storm Watch or Warning for Barbados at late notice.

Regardless of development, sustained surface winds of between 25 to 35 mph (40 to 55

km/h) with higher gusts are expected to spread across the island starting tWednesday night and persisting into Thursday.

In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered

thunderstorms are expected. Rainfall accumulations of at least 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100

millimetres) are possible between Wednesday night and Friday morning. Some flashflooding is likely in low-lying areas. Thus, residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

Large easterly/south-easterly swells of 3.5 to 4.5 (11 to 15 ft) are also forecast to

accompany the system. These adverse sea-conditions are expected to persist into the weekend when northerly swells being generated by Post-Tropical Cyclone Leslie in the northcentral Atlantic, propagate southwards across the Lesser Antilles.

Large waves and dangerous rip-tides can be expected. These will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are also advised to stay out of the water.

Thus, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will be in effect from 6:00 a.m

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 until 6:00 a.m, Monday, 1st October, 2018.

A small-craft Warning means in this case that mean wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 62 km/h) and/or seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) will be affecting the marine area.

A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and

property within the surf zone.

Adamson-Rowe, Cecilia

Age 55, of Venture # 3, St. John.

Beloved Daughter of Cynthia Adamson and the late Errol Adamson.

Wife of Paul Rowe.

Mother of Tamisha and Chakeda Adamson.

Grandmother of J’taysha Quinton and Nylah Adamson.

Sister of Judy Adamson-Husband of the U.K., Shirley Adamson of COT Printery, Norman Adamson and Cheryl Adamson-Grant of the U.S.A.

Aunt of Nicole Bryan of the U.K., Tyrell Adamson-Nicholls of the U.S.A., Dionne Adamson of the St. Margaret’s Primary School, Cynthia Dickens, Tia Grant of the U.S.A. and Andrea Scott.

Great-Aunt of Asia Bryan of the U.K. and Xamora Adamson-Bascombe.

Niece of Evril Warner, Anthia Welch, June Trotman and twelve others.

Daughter-in-law of Wendy Rowe and Clayton Collymore.

Sister-in-law of Ronald Grant of the U.S.A., Olvis Husband of the U.K. and four others.

Cousin of Leslie Clarke and Lawrence Adamson.

Relative of the Adamson, Thorne, Warner, Welch, Clarke and Ward families.

Friend of Cathy Atherley, Patsy Branch, Juliet Brathwaite and many others.

Following repatriation the funeral of Cecilia Adamson-Rowe leaves Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home Top Rock, Christ Church on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 8:15 a.m. for the Mount Tabor Moravian Church, Mount Tabor, St. John, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for a Thanksgiving Service, followed by the interment in the churchyard.

Floral tributes may be delivered to Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home no later than 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28th, 2018 or 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 29th, 2018.

In Cecilia’s memory preferred colours to be worn are pink and white.

No mourning colours by special request.

Visitation takes place at the Chapel of Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28th, 2018.

To express condolences visit

Pilgrim, Courtenay “Pillie”

Of Woodbourne, St. Philip. Retired Employee of the East Caribbean Conference of Seventh Day Adventist.

Husband of Shirley Pilgrim.

Father of Shawn and Marcus Pilgrim.

Brother of Irvine Browne, Hilary, Joan and Collin Pilgrim, Judy Dowrich, and Deborah Pilgrim-Chase. Grandfather of Shawna and Jaden Pilgrim.

Relative of many. Friend of many.

The funeral of Courtenay “Pillie” Pilgrim leaves the Belmont Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. for the Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church, Dalkeith Hill, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 1:00 p.m. for the service. The cortege will then proceed to the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church for the interment.

Floral arrangements may be sent to the Belmont Funeral Home no later than 11:15 a.m. on Friday.

Viewing of the body will take place at the Belmont Funeral Home from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Phillips, Dr. Anthony De Vere

Formerly of Paradise Heights, St. Michael, Retired Foundation Member of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies and former Senior Lecturer and Head of the History Department. Son of the late James and Genetha Phillips of Pie Corner, St. Lucy.

Husband of Sylvia Phillips.

Father of Angela Phillips-Best of the U.S.A and Joan Phillips-Smith.

Grandfather of Zuri and Azi Best, Luke and Alex Smith.

Brother of the late Amory and Vinston Phillips, Uncle of Shelly-Kay Phillips-Hunte, Mellissa, Christina, Mark and Imran Phillips and the late Franz Phillips.

Father-in- law of Anderson Best of the U.S.A. and Stuart Smith.

Brother-in-law of Barbara Rock-Phillips and the late Colleen and Janet Phillips.

Relative of the Phillips, Skeete, Corbin, Daniel, Osbourne and Ishmael families.

Friend of many.

The funeral of Dr. Anthony De Vere Phillips leaves Greaves Funeral Home, Church Hill, St. Lucy on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 for the St. Lucy’s Parish Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the Service of Thanksgiving. The Cremation will take place at a later date.

The Organist is asked to attend.

Emails of condolence or tributes to the family may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cox, Olga Verona

Age 98, of Tranquil Gardens Nursing Home, Hythe Gardens, Welches, Christ Church and formerly of Farm Road, St. Peter.

Sister of Enid Miller of Canada.

Aunt of Rudolph and Marjorie Sobers, Maritha Burnett, Yvonne and Stephen Cupid, Alfred Cox of Trinidad, Grantley and Glenda Griffith, Rosemary Forbes.

Great Aunt of many of Canada, U.S.A. and the U.K.

Dear Friend of Thelma Earle and family, Velma Gibbs, Michael Greaves, Mary “Vern” Hope, Dorcas Scantlebury, Phyllis Stuart, Marlene Thompson, Pastor Edwin and Mrs. Bullen and the Church Family of Christ Is The Answer Church.

The funeral of Olga Verona Cox leaves Griffith & Sons Funeral Home, Fustic Village, St. Lucy on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 12:00 noon for the Christ Is The Answer Church, Little Battaleys, St. Peter, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m. for a service. The cortege will then proceed to the St. James Cemetery for the burial.

Flowers may be sent to Griffith & Sons Funeral Home no later than 12:00 noon on Saturday September 29th 2018.

The body will repose for viewing at the Church from 1:00 p.m until the start of the service.

Brathwaite, Gweneth Celeste

Age 90, better known as “Ms. Brathwaite” or “Grand”, of Belfield Land, Black Rock, St. Michael and formerly of Mangrove, St. Peter. Member of the Ann Gill Memorial Methodist Church Women’s League and the Hot Pot Family.

Daughter of the late Elouise Foster.

Wife of the late Oswald Brathwaite.

Mother of Morris Foster Snr. of the U.S.A. and Michael Foster.

Grandmother of Morris Foster Jr. and Cheryl Armstrong of the U.S.A., Carolann Miller and many others. Great-Grandmother of many.

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Gweneth Celeste Brathwaite will take place on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 2:00 p.m. at the Ann Gill Memorial Methodist Church, Fairfield Cross Road, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet. The cortege will then proceed to the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church for the interment.

The Organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend.

Wreaths may be sent to Downes and Wilson Funeral Home no later than 12:00 noon on Saturday.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Downes and Wilson Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28th, 2018.

Condolences may be sent to:

Edghill, Morline Anita

Age 73, of Silver Hill Landing Scheme, Christ Church. Former Employee of Playtex.

Daughter of the late Eudora Edghill.

Sister of Margret Yearwood, Ermeta Douglin, Christoria Edghill of the U.S.A., Obrien Edghill, Decourcey Edghill of G4S, Stephen Edghill of UCAL and the late Basil Edghill.

Aunt of Dianka Pilgrim of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Michelle Yearwood, Mellissa, David, Romelle, Ranesha, Stephanie and Tracy Edghill.

Sister-in-law of Winston Carrington, Stephen Douglin and Glenda Edghill.

Relative of the Edghill, Thorpe, Medford, Durant, Carrington and Kellman families.

A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life and work of Morline Anita Edghill will take place on Tuesday, October 02nd, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the St. David’s Anglican Church, St. David, Christ Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet, immediately followed by the interment in the Churchyard.

The Organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend.

Monetary donations toward the upkeep of the Church will be appreciated.

The body will repose for viewing on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until the start of the service during which time floral tributes will be gratefully accepted.

Final arrangements are in the care and trust of Jo-Anne Jones Funeral Services And Pre-Arrangement Centre Ltd., “Clovelly”, Welches, Christ Church.

Trump 'didn't expect' UN speech reaction he got

President Donald Trump stepped up to the iconic dais at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and began his speech much as he would a campaign rally: by boasting that his administration "has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country."

Many of the assembled world leaders and foreign dignitaries responded with laughter.
"I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK," he said, laughing off the chuckles that rippled through the hall.
Trump's second-ever address to the international body served to reaffirm to a domestic political audience, just as much as to the world, Trump's continued commitment to the policies and convictions that he has unleashed on the world in the year since he last addressed the UN.
The President defended his hardline position on Iran and his trade war with China, touted his diplomatic engagement with North Korea and reaffirmed his rejection of globalism and the prominence of international institutions.


Roach leaves tour after grandmother dies

West Indies have suffered another setback before next week’s first Test against India after frontline seamer Kemar Roach was forced to return home due to the death of his grandmother.

The 30-year-old Barbadian, who has formed a formidable new-ball partnership with Shannon Gabriel over the last 12 months, was due to leave for Bridgetown on Tuesday.

A Cricket West Indies statement said Roach would not be replaced but would rejoin the squad in India following the funeral.

The first Test bowls off in Rajkot next week Thursday with the second match carded for Hyderabad from October 12-16.

Roach is the unit’s most successful seamer, having played 48 Tests and taken 163 wickets. He is one of five pacers in the touring party along with Gabriel, captain Jason Holder and the uncapped pair of Sherman Lewis and Keemo Paul.

Only last week, speedster Alzarri Joseph was forced out of the squad with fitness concerns, leaving the Windies short of a bowler with Test experience.

On Monday, Windies players were also hit with the news of head coach Stuart Law’s resignation effective year end.


Government gives assurances to local investors in government securities

The Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan R. Straughn, Tuesday defended the move by the new Barbados government to ensure that all nationals who had invested in the government’s securities are not placed at a disadvantage.

“Persons who currently hold securities issued by the government of Barbados, if we were to continue as the previous government did, it is very likely you would not get back the very investments that you put it. That’s the harsh reality,” Straughn told the Lower House as legislators debated the legislation to afford a measure of protection to those investments.

The Mia Amor Mottley government, which came to power in May this year, has had to enter into an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a bid to reverse the ailing economy and has also indicated that it was putting measures in place to deal with the repayment of funds owed to creditors and investors.

Straughn said that the choice facing Barbadians is “clear” indicating that ‘the terms we are offering allows you, the holder of this security to get back your principal on your investment over the period of time in a way that allows the government to pay you easier, rather than…in the current system where if you purchase any government security right now, the only thing you will get right now is the interest…”

Straughn told legislators that wherever you go across Barbados “you can’t go anywhere…and the government does not owe somebody.

“It is serious and this comprehensive debt restructuring is absolutely required because to bring back some order, not just to the public financing but certainly in the way that government provides goods and services”.

He said it was necessary also to do so because ‘when any minister of finance, any prime minister, any member of this government says that we are going to do something and we have set about the plans of allocating the resources to do whatever that something is, sir, that the people involved can count on that activity and not have to worry about whether or not the money will be available”.

Last week, Straughn, said that the new administration would protect the interests of all persons who bought savings bonds from the government three years ago.

Addressing the Barbados Stock Exchange’s Sixth Annual Conference on Corporate Governance and Accountability, Straughn said “it is important to point out that the government of Barbados has decided to ring fence those holders of savings bonds on the basis that the principles of good corporate governance were not followed.

“The fact that the minimum deposit rate was reduced in such dramatic fashion, whilst almost simultaneously offering the public the opportunity to earn a return of 5.5 per cent, was simply too good to pass up,” he added.


  • A Time For Everything
    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth? I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God. I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.