Man in Custody in Relation to Dog Death at Pebbles Beach

Police have taken a man into custody in relation to the highly publicised case of a dog that appeared to drown at Pebbles Beach, St. Michael. There has been widespread expression of outrage after video of the incident went viral. Police said the incident which was recorded by a visitor occurred around 4pm yesterday. The […]

Poultry Producers Think Supermarket Prices Too High

President of the Barbados Egg and Poultry Producers Association, Stephen Layne is concerned that although they have cut their prices the cost of their products remains high in some supermarkets. In July, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced a series of measures aimed at reducing the cost of living including a pact with producers and […]

Stores & Manufacturers Hit By Fabric Shortage

This country’s uniform manufacturers and fabric retailers report a major shortage of supplies from overseas as a result of international logistics and shipping problems. The shortage of fabric has forced the ministry of education to temporarily relax its school uniform policy. Students will be allowed to wear polo shirts and jeans until uniforms are available. […]


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Insurance Sector Sees need for Funding to Small Businesses

President of the General Insurance Association of Barbados, Randy Graham sees a need for development finance to facilitate funding to small businesses. He was responding to Minister of Business Development and International Business, Kerrie Symmonds’ claim in an article that banking and credit unions do not assist small businesses enough. Mr. Graham said the insurance […]

QEH Working to Clear Backlog of Eye Surgeries

The Chief Operations Officer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital says they are working to clear up the backlog of eye surgeries that were rescheduled over the last two years due to the covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Christie Greenidge told Starcom Network News management will prioritize these elective surgeries and remains hopeful that by the end of […]

Education Ministry Temporarily Relaxing School Uniform Policy Due to Material Shortage

With schools less than a week away and with a shortage of uniform material on the island, The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has decided to relax the regulations on the school uniform policy, until September 30. The announcement was made by Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Kay McConney, yesterday in […]