Government reports $1.5b decline in economic activity due to COVID-19 pandemic

The estimates debate has commenced in the House of Assembly with government reporting that the covid-19 pandemic has delivered a staggering blow to the Barbados economy with economic activity declining by 1.5 billion dollars. This was disclosed by Minister of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Kerrie Symmonds leading off a presentation on his ministry’s policies […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: One death, 21 new cases, 41 people recover

An 88-year-old Barbadian man with comorbidities is the latest person to succumb to COVID-19 after spending 18 days at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility. His death brings to 38, the number of people who have died from the virus. Twenty-one new  cases of COVID-19 were identified on Sunday, March 14, while 41 people recovered from […]