This year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination has been pushed back and will now be administered Tuesday, June 27. In a statement the ministry of Education said the exam will no longer take place on its original date, Tuesday, May 2. According to the Examinations Section of the METVT, the change comes as a result […]

Progress on Gun Crime

Government’s new crime prevention plan appears to be producing results just a month after its roll out with a noticeable reduction in gun violence over the past few weeks. Minister in the Attorney General’s Chambers with Responsibility for Crime Prevention, Corey Lane, tells Starcom Network News that up to 150 initiatives are planned over time, […]

Cruise Rebound

The Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Ian Gooding- Edghill, reports a major rebound of the cruise sector from the effects of the covid-19 pandemic with passenger arrivals up by about 10 percent compared to 2019. He was speaking this morning during the inaugural docking of the cruise ship Arvia, the vessel with the largest […]

Mental Health Concern

The Student Support Services department of the Ministry of Education has reported a 50 percent increase in students in need of mental health attention. Senior Psychologist at the Ministry, Juanita Brathwaite-Wharton, says they have had to refer more students than usual to mental health institutions. She spoke to Starcom Network News at the Frederick Smith […]

Nicholls Bakery Proprietor Passes

The owner of Nicholls Bakery, McDonald Nicholls, has died. Mr. Nicholls, who was 63 years old, passed away this morning in the surgical intensive care unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after a brief illness. He’s described by friends and relatives as a loving and good man who gave much to many organizations and individuals.

Five Intern Doctors Honoured for Outstanding Service

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has honored 5 junior doctors yesterday for their outstanding service during their 1-year internship at the Hospital. The quintet, all women, was chosen over a total of 36 interns who honed their skills in patient care after graduating from UWI. Internship Coordinator Dr. Clyde Cave heaped praises on the young physicians […]

PM: Government Remains Committed to Provide Tertiary Education for Barbadians

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley gives the assurance that the government remains committed to providing access to tertiary education for Barbadians. She was speaking at the launch of the University of the West Indies Cavehill Campus’ 60th anniversary celebrations. Meanwhile Prime Minister Mottley has challenged the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus to […]