Masks no longer mandatory in classrooms

It will no longer be mandatory for students and teachers who have returned to school to wear face masks while physical distancing in the classroom. This new development was announced by Acting Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson, who stated there were some concerns about the length of time students are expected to keep on the […]


Two of the seven people currently in isolation at Harrison Point, St. Lucy, will leave that facility today after recovering from COVID-19. No one tested positive for the viral illness yesterday out of the 134 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.  Seventy-eight tests were done at the request of the cruise liners […]

Party cruises to resume the end of this month

This country’s once-booming party cruises sector reports its has taken a big hit from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown but looking forward to a resurgence with boat cruises due to resume towards the end of this month. John Moore, one of the owners of the M.V. Dream Chaser tells Starcom Network News promoters are already calling […]

LIAT: NUPW not recognised bargaining agent for its employees

The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, has brushed aside concerns being raised by the Barbados-based National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) saying that the union is not a recognised bargaining agent for any of LIAT’s employees. LIAT said it had taken notes of recent media reports quoting the NUPW with regards to its employees and felt […]

Night club owners thankful for reopening

Night clubs are among the businesses reopening this week for the first time since the shut down went into effect. The owner of the Cove night club in St. Lawrence Gap, Herman Maloney says the last three months have been tough for the operation but he will see how patrons respond on Thursday night. He […]

MOTTLEY: BOSS is optional!

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has tabled in the House of Assembly the Barbados Optional Savings Scheme bill which she says is to help create jobs during a time of record-high unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Mottley told the House the BOSS program allows public servants to opt-in or out of a deferred […]