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Persons are advised that a free park and ride service will be available for those attending the 2023 Independence Day Parade at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex on Thursday, November 30th, 2023. The parade starts at 8 AM.

Shuttle services will be available from PriceSmart, The Dome Mall, Queen's College, Cube Blue Building and Massy Stores Super Centre.

Members of the public desirous of using the free shuttle service are required to pre-book via the following websites:

An electronic ticket will be produced that wil grant patrons access to the parking location and the Usain Bolt Sports Complex.

Persons driving directly to the Usain Bolt Sports Complex are required to pre-book for parking (limited availability):

Shuttles will be available from 6:15 AM. Return journeys will be available for one and a half hours after the departure of the President and Prime Minister.

Please be advised there is an upcoming bank holiday, during which many businesses will be closed:

Independence Day on November 30th, 2023.

Residents and visitors in Rockley, Christ Church are advised that C.O. Williams Construction Ltd will be conducting roadworks on Highway 7 between Rockley Terrace and Skeetes Hill Road starting November 20th, 2023 for approximately one week.

Roadworks will take place each day between the hours of 8 PM and 6 PM. During this time, access to this section of Highway 7 will be restricted to public transport, as well as local and emergency vehicles. Persons should expect noise and dust in the surrounding area.

Motorists are advised to use Golf Club Road to avoid this section of the highway. Persons travelling from Hastings towards Rockley should divert via Dayrells Road. Persons travelling from Worthing towards Rockley should divert via Rendezvous Hill.

The Ministry of Transport, Works and Water Resources apologies to members of the public for any inconvenience caused during the roadworks.

Map of Glenburnie, Saint John, Barbados.

Residents and visitors in Glenburnie, St. John are advised that COMPLANT engineers will be conducting geotechnical surveys on September 28th, 2023 between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM. During this time, the access road that leads into the entrance of the community will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles.

These geotechnical surveys are necessary for engineers to determine ground conditions and soil composition before commencing roadworks in the area.

COMPLANT apologies to members of the local community for any inconvenience caused during the road closures.

The Minister responsible for Energy and Business, under the powers conferred on her by Section 3 of the Miscellaneous Controls Act, Cap. 329, has increased the retail price of gasoline (petrol) to BDS $4.22 per litre, and the retail price of diesel to BDS $3.47 per litre.

These price adjustments are effective from Monday, September 4th, 2023.