NUPW Members Say: Show Me the Money

The National Union of Public Workers last night held a meeting with its general membership to update them on pay talks with government. The second round of those negotiations occurred yesterday. Mr. Greene says the union has a mandate from its members to continue to push for a pay increase that at least keeps pace […]

Truck Breakdowns Hamper SSA

The Sanitation Service Authority confirms a backlog in garbage collection especially in northern parishes due to several of its trucks being off the road with mechanical issues and awaiting parts from overseas. SSA Public Relations Officer, Carl Padmore, spoke about the situation on the Down to Brasstacks program. He noted that the diversion of trucks […]

Stabbing in the Pine

One man is in hospital after being stabbed this morning at the Pine, St. Michael reportedly during a domestic dispute. Starcom Network News understands the incident occurred at about 930 a.m. and that the victim was stabbed in the neck. Inspector Dwayne Griffith from the District A Police Station spoke to Starcom Network News at […]

G’ment Denies Sensitive Information at Risk with New Trident ID Barcode

Government denies that the barcode on its new Trident National ID card captures sensitive personal information that could fall into the wrong hands if the cards are lost or stolen. Speaking to Starcom Network News, Minister of Industry, Innovation, Science and Technology, Davidson Ishmael, responded to social media claims.   Minister of Industry, Innovation, Science […]

Rogers: Time to Divest CBC

Veteran Barbadian media executive Julian Rogers believes it’s time for some firm decisions to be made about the state-owned radio and TV station the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporaton, the CBC, which has admitted to severe financial difficulties. CBC management recently warned staff they might be paid late this month due to the corporation’s worsening financial situation. […]

Work Stoppage at School Meals

Complaining of being overworked and under-staffed workers at the Harbour Depot of the Schools Meals Department went on strike this morning. They are now backon the job after staging the work stoppage over a number of issues including a shortage of staff and vehicles. General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers, Richard Greene, […]