Barbados records one more COVID-19 case

The Barbados Ministry of Health and Wellness reports one new case of COVID-19 in Barbados today, after 16 suspected cases were tested by the Best-dos SantosPublic Health Laboratory yesterday. This brings the total number of cases of COVID-19 in Barbados to 18, as of today. A statement from the Barbados government information service also states […]

Barbadians taking up loan ease offer

This country’s commercial banks report a strong response from businesses and individuals to their offer to ease mortgage and other loans payments due to the disruption of business activity and the loss of jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic response measures. The financial institutions have offered a moratorium of up to six months […]

AG warns public to desist from breaking crowd restriction laws

Attorney General Dale Marshall reports that some people are flouting the call to limit social gatherings with bus crawls and other events and warns them to stop it or government will have no choice but to use the law to force compliance. As part of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 here, the authorities […]

Emerald City Supermarket staff walk-out

Managing Director of Carlton and A1 Supermarkets, Andrew Bynoe says his supermarket chain is limiting the number of shoppers in its stores to 90 in an effort to manage social distancing. This after a number of employees at its Emerald City branch in Six roads, staged a work stoppage over an apparent fear of contracting […]

Verla tells government change Strategy

The leader of the Democratic Labour Party says given Barbados’ per capita infection ratio of COVID-19, the time has come for government to change the strategy in addressing the virus. Verla De Peiza says the contraction rate is one of the highest in the region and the Mia Mottley-led Administration should close the borders to […]