Bridgetown Homeless shelter under lockdown after COVID-19 exposure

The shelter for the homeless in Bridgetown is under quarantine lockdown after one of its clients tested positive for covid-19, as a search commences for others who might have been exposed but are now back out on the streets. Kemar Saffrey, President of the Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness tells Starcom Network News both staff […]

Lockdown extension warning

This country’s private sector is warning that an extended lock down would be devastating for businesses and the economy overall and might result in even more layoffs. This grim pronouncement from business leaders after minister of health and wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic told the Nation News paper that unless the country brings down the […]


Barbados’ death toll from Covid-19 rose to 20 yesterday as a result of the passing of two more Barbadians. The first death was that of a 53 year-old female with a history of chronic noncommunicable diseases. She died at Harrison Point where she had been a patient for 3 days, following a positive PCR test […]

Crime down, says Deputy COP

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Erwin Boyce reports a huge decline in crime so far this year compared to January last year and a significant decline for 2020 overall, compared to 2019. He says the curfew measures played a big part in the decline. Mr. Boyce who is the Deputy Commissioner in charge of Investigations also […]

Sick out at Winston Scott Polyclinic

General Secretary of the Unity Workers Union has reported that several nurses at the Winston Scott Polyclinic have staged a sick-out  today, over growing discontent about, among other things, lack of personal protective equipment. Senator Caswell Franklyn tells Starcom Network News his union is representing over 150 nurses and that more stringent measures will be […]