“Crop Theft Crisis”, Declares BAS

The Barbados Agricultural Society believes crop theft is at crisis level in this country and supports farmers’ calls for increased state assistance with surveillance. CEO of the BAS, James Paul, thinks the request is justified given the level of praedial larceny. Mr. Paul was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a site visit at […]

Cyber Bullying Played Role in Spate of Suicides Says Minister

Government has again defended its new cyber-crime bill insisting it’s aimed at preventing online character attacks and bullying that it says has even caused suicides. Minister of Industry, Innovation, Science and Technology, Marsha Caddle, was speaking on VOB’s Down to Brasstacks call-in program against the background of claims by critics of the bill that it […]

Britain’s King Charles Diagnosed with Cancer

Britain’s King Charles has been diagnosed with cancer and began treatment today. According to the BBC, Buckingham Palace says the cancer was identified during the King’s recent hospital treatment for a benign enlarged prostate. The Palace says: “A separate issue of concern was noted and subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer.” The […]

Equipment Fire Forces Temporary Evacuation of Warrens Commercial Complex

An equipment fire today forced the temporary evacuation of the complex housing Massy Supermarket and a number of other businesses at Warrens, St. Michael. Massy staff and other workers in the building filled the carpark as fire crews arrived on the scene. Fire officer Ron Marshall, tells Starcom Network News that a drier was on […]

Admiral’s Miami Case Dismissed

The Domestic violence charge against Barbadian radio personality Anthony “Admiral” Nelson has been dismissed by a court in Miami. Mr.  Nelson appeared virtually this morning before a Florida Judge to answer to the charge of domestic violence battery. Mr. Nelson had been arrested by Miami Dade Police a month ago and appeared in a Florida […]