BWA Launches Water Tank Program

The Barbados Water Authority has launched a 90 million dollar water tank distribution programme for communities with supply issues. Speaking at the launch Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources, Santia Bradshaw said the project is financed by the Green Climate Fund and co-executed with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre. […]

Thousands Still Collecting Their New Trident I.D. Cards

Minister of Industry, Innovation, Science and Technology Davidson Ishmael reports that thousands of people have been coming forward to collect their new Trident ID cards. He was speaking with Starcom Network News on the sidelines of the opening of the Science and Technology Festival at the UWI Cave Hill campus. Mr. Ishmael disclosed that the […]

Grass Fires Stretch Fire Service/Close Schools

The Barbados Fire Service was today battling more grass fires including one across a large area of St. Philip. Chief Fire officer, Errol Maynard, updated Starcom Network News as the blaze at Golden Grove was ongoing. He believes some of the fires are deliberately set to clear cow itch Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard. Chief […]

Big Sugar Sector Shift to Renewal Energy Planned

Private sector players say the planned privatisation of the Barbados sugar industry could take several years and will see a transformed business model with most earnings coming from generating electricity rather than producing sugar. Mark Sealy, Chairman of Barbados Sugar Industry Limited, BSIL, was reacting to yesterday’s announcement by Agriculture Minister, Indar Weir, that a […]

CTUSAB Criticises Lack of Action on the Cost of Living in the Budget.

The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Association of Barbados doesn’t believe the recent budget did enough to address a major concern, the rising cost of living. CTUSAB’s General Secretary, Dennis Depeiza, thinks that the benefit from the recent pay increase agreed for government workers may be erased by rising costs, including any electricity rate […]

ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Putin

The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova. In a press release today the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued arrest warrants for Vladimir Putin and his children’s rights commissioner Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, for the “unlawful deportation” of Ukrainian children. The court’s pre-trial judges assessed there […]