Dr. Jean Holder has passed away

Distinguished Barbadian technocrat and diplomat Dr. Jean Holder has passed away at the age of 85. Starcom Network News understands he passed away in hospital where he was being treated for an illness. He was well known throughout the region for his pioneering work in tourism and diplomacy. Dr. Holder, a Barbados Scholar, also played […]

More than 900 new cases

Barbados has recorded 923 new covid-19 cases, 420 males and 503 females, from the 3,428 tests carried out on Monday, January 24 by the The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory This statistic shows an approximate 27% positivity rate on the island. 146 people are under the age of 18, and 777 are 18 years and […]

Delays with covid clearance certificate

Health authorities confirm that a spike in cases here has led to a backlog in the issuing of covid-19 clearance certificates for those who had tested positive. Government’s covid-19 public advisor, David Ellis, reports delays in processing the certificates that are needed by people looking to return to work. He was speaking on Down to […]

Tourist attacker remanded

The man accused of robbing and stabbing two visitors on the boardwalk at Hastings has been remanded to Dodds Prison. Thirty seven year old Curtis Foster, of Bynoe Road, Rendezvous, Christ Church has been charged with one count of robbery and two counts of wounding with intent. The police say these charges stem from an […]

UWU threatening more industrial action

Nurses represented by the United Workers Union are threatening to take further industrial action unless they get an appropriate response from government over a number of grievances Vice Chair of the UWU’s nurses division, Marsha Gill, says government has not honoured promises that were made. Speaking at a news conference, she said action will be […]