Lack of business sponsorship a concern for Kadooment bands

The Barbados Association of Masqueraders is concerned over what it says is a lack of sponsorship by the private sector for Grand Kadooment bands. President of the association, Jason Thompson, says they have seen a steady decline over the last three to five years, and have received little to no support so far this year. […]

“No killers on payroll” says peace program

The National Peace Program denies it has killers on its payroll, rejecting allegations made by an activist during an online discussion program. Field Coordinator of the Peace Program, Kevin Watson, contacted Starcom Network News to refute what he says are claims that people are being paid to stop them from committing murders. Mr. Watson, who […]

Smooth start to new school term

The Ministry of Education is pleased with what it says has been a smooth start to the new school term. Deputy Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson, tells Starcom Network News the return to face to face classes at the Lester Vaughan Secondary School also went well. Deputy Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson Parents of students […]

Tight security for T20 World Cup

Attorney General Dale Marshall promises that security will be tight for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup with the security forces having been extensively trained and police officers being brought in from other territories. He outlined the plan as he introduced in the House of Assembly the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies and Visiting […]

Govt defends Oistins project as Thorne pledges probe

Opposition leader, Ralph Thorne, wants to launch a public accounts committee probe into the near five million dollar Oistins Bay Garden renovation project as government insists the project is part of a plan approved under the previous Democratic Labour Party administration and has been put out to tender through a transparent process. Mr. Thorne raised […]

CDB President resigns with immediate effect

The President of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon, has resigned with “immediate effect” from the regional financial institution. According to a three page letter sent to the Bank by his St. Lucia-based lawyers, Dr. Leon is of the opinion that “he will never be treated fairly” after he had been […]