Water Zone Overhaul

Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw has introduced in parliament sweeping changes to the Barbados Water Authority act that overhaul the state agency’s management structure, as well as the system of water zones, and the management and licensing of water wells. Miss Bradshaw, the Minister of Transport Works and Water Resources, disclosed that the state agency […]

Investigation Ordered Into Dodds Jail Break

Home Affairs Minister Wilfred Abrahams has launched an investigation into yesterday’s escape of an accused murderer from Dodds Prison in St. Philip. The jail break by Tyreke Benskin was the first escape from Dodds Prison since it was opened 16 years ago. Prior to Benskin the last prisoner to escape from a main jail was […]

QEH Engineering Staff Stage Work Stoppage

Staff of the engineering department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have staged a work stoppage to protest over a number of issues including health and safety concerns. The National Union of Public Workers’ Industrial Relations Officer assigned to the QEH, Lisa Allicock, highlighted the main grievances.               The NUPW’s Acting General Secretary, Wayne Walrond, said there […]

Businesses Likely Suffered “Significant Losses” From Power Outage

The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry believes some businesses may have suffered significant losses from yesterday’s island-wide power outage and plans to meet with the power company to understand what was behind it. President of the Chamber James Clarke tells Starcom Network News his organization has been trying to do a full assessment of […]