Ministry of Education Denounces Gender Neutral Bathroom Claims

The Ministry of Education denies that there are gender neutral bathrooms at any schools in Barbados, contrary to concerns raised by a spokesperson for the Democratic Labour Party and carried by these stations. A statement from the Ministry says that in response to that report and the disquiet it caused, Minister of Education, Kay McConney […]

Possible First Storm Forms

As today marks the official start of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, a tropical area in the Gulf of Mexico could become the first named system of the year. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said showers and storms in the area increased overnight and became better organized. That report from the National Hurricane Center..

Another Dormitory Fire in Guyana

There’s been another dormitory fire in Guyana Seventeen school-aged girls escaped unhurt when the St Angela’s Girls Hostel in the village of Karasabai in Region Nine went up in flames during the early hours of this morning. A number of Government officials visited the scene of the fire this morning. In a statement, the Guyana […]

Rush to Insure Homes

Today is the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and President of the General Insurance Association of Barbados, Randy Graham, says insurers are seeing more people coming forward to make sure their homes are insured. Mr. Graham tells Starcom Network News that Hurricane Elsa two years ago served as reminder to many of what […]

Respiratory Spike Subsides; Covid Rate Up

The Ministry of Health confirms an increase in the covid-19 positivity rate even as a spike in general respiratory illness subsides. Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Leslie Rollock, tells Starcom Network News there appeared to be an outbreak of respiratory illness in March but more recently the percentage testing positive for covid-19 has climbed. […]

BRA Land Tax Crackdown

Companies and individuals owe the Barbados Revenue Authority tens of millions of dollars in property tax and the agency has served notice that it intends to collect. The BRA will be auctioning some of the properties next week. Communications Manager of the Barbados Revenue Authority, Carolyn Williams-Gayle, tells Starcom Network News that the properties are […]