CMO says local case of Tuberculosis non-infectious

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, assures the public that the identified case of tuberculosis (TB) is non-infectious. The Ministry of Health sought to make this clear after a letter from the CMO addressed to the Police Commissioner made its rounds on social media. The letter sought police assistance in locating an individual with Pulmonary […]

B’dos/China sign agreement for $76M stadium

Government has signed an implementation agreement with the People’s Republic of China to begin phase 1 of the Barbados National Stadium re Development Project. The first phase will be the demolition of the current structure and construction of a stadium with a seating capacity for 10 thousand patrons at a cost of 76.6 million Barbados […]

Police Service on recruitment drive/salaries to be regraded

The Barbados Police Service, currently 300 officers short of its established complement,  is continuing a recruitment drive. Meantime, a government regrading may raise police salaries as part of efforts to make the job more attractive. Attorney General Dale Marshall has been providing Starcom Network News with an update on the police staffing situation as the […]

Concern over the increase of drugs at major events

The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) is concerned about the increased usage of alcohol and illicit drugs during major events. Deputy Manager, Troy Wickham said there is evidence of this increase and the council is putting measures in place to address the issue ahead of the Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup. He was speaking […]

Youth Minister calls for a sex offender’s registry

There is a call for a national register for child sex offenders in Barbados. It came from the Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Charles Griffith during the debate on the report of the Child Protection Bill in the House of Assembly yesterday. Mr. Griffith stressed that the Government needs to move a step […]