Starcom Network https://starcomnetwork.net Home of your favorite Radio Stations Sun, 24 May 2020 03:32:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.3 174785438 Layoffs at Massy Stores https://starcomnetwork.net/layoffs-at-massy-stores/ https://starcomnetwork.net/layoffs-at-massy-stores/#respond Sat, 23 May 2020 21:28:30 +0000 https://starcomnetwork.net/?p=21239 Massy Stores has reportedly cut staff amid a pandemic induced economic downturn. Starcom Network News understands that temporary staff has been laid off spanning a range of categories from supervisors to merchandisers and check out workers across all branches of the supermarket chain. Some other employees have been asked to take vacation leave or be […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE: TWO WOMEN TEST POSITIVE TODAY https://starcomnetwork.net/covid-19-update-two-women-test-positive-today/ https://starcomnetwork.net/covid-19-update-two-women-test-positive-today/#respond Sat, 23 May 2020 19:55:23 +0000 https://starcomnetwork.net/?p=21236 Two women, aged 57 and 56, are the latest COVID-19 positive patients in Barbados, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 92. The 56-year-old is the fifth member of a Bridgetown church to test positive. The Ministry of Health and Wellness said today that it had now completed the testing of 30 people whose names […]

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PM’s tribute to Dr Wendy Marlene Griffith-Watson https://starcomnetwork.net/pms-tribute-to-dr-wendy-marlene-griffith-watson/ https://starcomnetwork.net/pms-tribute-to-dr-wendy-marlene-griffith-watson/#respond Sat, 23 May 2020 19:11:22 +0000 https://starcomnetwork.net/?p=21231 The following statement was issued by Prime Minister Mia Mottley on the passing of Wendy Griffith-Watson. Today, Barbados lost one of the finest Chief Education Officers we’ve ever had, and I lost a cherished colleague and a friend. Although I had known for some time about the decline of her health, her passing demonstrates that […]

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Alan Sheppard Talks COVID-19, Creativity & The Music Industry https://starcomnetwork.net/alan-sheppard-talks-covid-19-creativity-the-music-industry/ https://starcomnetwork.net/alan-sheppard-talks-covid-19-creativity-the-music-industry/#respond Fri, 22 May 2020 15:41:44 +0000 https://starcomnetwork.net/?p=21220 With the world still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic the impact on artistes and the music industry is substantial, here’s what Alan Sheppard had to say about it: “Globally, the impact that Covid-19 has had on the world of music has been twofold.  While financially it has dealt a devastating blow to earnings, […]

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Fire officers find body at Strathclyde, no foul play suspected https://starcomnetwork.net/body-found-strathclyde/ https://starcomnetwork.net/body-found-strathclyde/#respond Thu, 21 May 2020 23:48:09 +0000 https://starcomnetwork.net/?p=21214 Fire officers responding to a report of a rubbish fire discovered the body of a man at Strathclyde, St. Michael this afternoon, but the police say no foul play is suspected. The police say the deceased is a man in his 50’s who resided at Brittons Hill, St. Michael and who formerly worked at Strathclyde. […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE: NO NEW CASES TODAY https://starcomnetwork.net/covid-19-update-no-new-cases-today-4/ https://starcomnetwork.net/covid-19-update-no-new-cases-today-4/#respond Thu, 21 May 2020 22:09:46 +0000 https://starcomnetwork.net/?p=21210 There are no newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in Barbados today.  All 116 tests conducted for the viral illness yesterday were negative.        The number of persons infected since March 16 remains at 90 – 47 females and 43 males.  Seventy people have recovered and 13 remain in isolation. No one was released from isolation today. […]

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Body pulled from water at Long Bay https://starcomnetwork.net/body-pulled-from-water-at-long-bay/ https://starcomnetwork.net/body-pulled-from-water-at-long-bay/#respond Thu, 21 May 2020 22:01:47 +0000 https://starcomnetwork.net/?p=21208 Police responded to the area of Long Bay Beach, St Philip near Sam Lord’s Castle where it was reported that an unresponsive male had been pulled from the water.  On their arrival along with ambulance personnel, a check was made of the body which showed no sign of life. A medical doctor was summoned to […]

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FIRST SURGICAL PROCEDURE AT THE QEH ENMORE ISOLATION FACILITY https://starcomnetwork.net/first-surgical-procedure-at-the-qeh-enmore-isolation-facility/ https://starcomnetwork.net/first-surgical-procedure-at-the-qeh-enmore-isolation-facility/#respond Wed, 20 May 2020 23:14:05 +0000 https://starcomnetwork.net/?p=21194 A basic surgery was performed today May 20th 2020 on a COVID-19 positive patient at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the Enmore Isolation Facility. The patient is in recovery and will be transferred to Harrison Point at the appropriate juncture.

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Thousands of tourism frontline workers being retrained https://starcomnetwork.net/thousands-of-tourism-frontline-workers-being-retrained/ https://starcomnetwork.net/thousands-of-tourism-frontline-workers-being-retrained/#respond Wed, 20 May 2020 22:31:03 +0000 https://starcomnetwork.net/?p=21196 Approximately 8 000 tourism frontline workers are to be exposed to a series of online retraining sessions to retool them for when the sector rebounds. The “Barbados Together” E-Learning programme, is the initiative of the Human Resources Sub-Committee of government-led Tourism Action Task Force established to help the sector manage in face of the COVID-19 […]

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Waterman: Nurses can’t bear pay cut https://starcomnetwork.net/waterman-nurses-cant-bear-pay-cut/ https://starcomnetwork.net/waterman-nurses-cant-bear-pay-cut/#respond Wed, 20 May 2020 18:57:50 +0000 https://starcomnetwork.net/?p=21186 The Barbados Nurses Association wants to know whether nurses will receive a pay cut under government’s still-to-be announced cost-cutting plan. Last week, the Prime Minister spoke of the need to reduce costs in the public sector, in the face of a $450m revenue shortfall. She hinted to public sector workers being given bonds as a […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE: TWO RECOVERIES, NO NEW CASES TODAY https://starcomnetwork.net/covid-19-update-two-recoveries-no-new-cases-today/ https://starcomnetwork.net/covid-19-update-two-recoveries-no-new-cases-today/#respond Wed, 20 May 2020 18:35:33 +0000 https://starcomnetwork.net/?p=21183 Two people will be released from isolation today after recovering from COVID-19. This drops the number in isolation to 13, and increases the number of recoveries to 70. There were no new positive cases among the 155 tests carried out yesterday. The number of confirmed cases therefore remains at 90. There have been seven deaths, […]

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Waldrond could face possible disciplinary action over statements about QEH https://starcomnetwork.net/walround-could-face-possible-disciplinary-action-over-statements-about-qeh/ https://starcomnetwork.net/walround-could-face-possible-disciplinary-action-over-statements-about-qeh/#respond Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:24 +0000 https://starcomnetwork.net/?p=21175 The Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners has convened an urgent council meeting or this evening to discuss a dispute between surgeon Dr. Maurice Waldrond, and his employers the Queen Elizabeth Hospital which has notified him of possible disciplinary action over statements he made on VOB’s Getting Down to Brass Tacks call-in program. Dr. Waldrond called […]

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