Attorney General Dale Marshall has urged Barbadians to get home safely and prepare for the bad weather that the Barbados Meteorological Services has predicted will impact the country today.
He was speaking in the House of Assembly earlier today at the end of a shorter than expected session during which members debated and approved the Debt Conversion (Counter-Guarantee) Bill.
The legislation will see Government converting some of its debt for instruments to support Barbados’ environmental, economic or social development.
“We have somewhat truncated our sitting. This is because of the weather. We are already I think experiencing a few power outages, we are expecting high gusts [of wind] and some rain and so on during the course of the evening,” Marshall said.
“As a result of that we have taken the decision to close the public service at 3:30 today, and I am informed that buses will stop running at 630 [p.m.].
“We urge Barbadians to make their way home safely, and of course we want to ensure that our hatches are battened down and that we treat this as preparation for a hurricane season predictions of which do suggest will be fairly active,” Marshall added.
The House was adjourned until July 5 at 10 a.m. (SC)