Police destroy seized/handed in guns

One hundred and ninety-three firearms were destroyed by the Barbados Police Service at the Central Police Station earlier today. Sargeant Liesl Gabriel of the police Communications and Public Affairs Department said 80 of the firearms were recovered from court cases or brought in by civilians, and 113 were brought in by the Barbados Defense Force. […]

Some hotels see spike in bookings ahead of World Cup

Some hoteliers are reporting increased bookings with some occupancy rates over 80 percent so far as the island prepares to host the finals of the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup. Monique Graham of Yellow Bird Hotel tells Starcom Network News this year’s bookings have surpassed that of the same period last year. She said […]

B’dos PM Mottley leads charge for new global SIDS deal

Barbados is championing a new global initiative that Prime Minister Mia Mottley expects will deliver a new deal for the world’s small island development states over the next 18 months. The plan called Bridgetown 3.0 was launched today at the fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS-4) which is underway in St John’s, […]

Authorities admit to flawed “atheist” count due to coding error

Barbados Statistical Services admits to a flaw in its 2021 census survey results that led to a mistaken claim about the number of atheists in the country. An error in coding the survey resulted in the data being incorrectly interpreted as indicating that there are 62 thousand declared atheists in Barbados, generating significant national debate […]

Barbados bans cow imports

Barbados authorities have banned the importation of cows from the United States for the time being. This is due to an outbreak of Bird Flu in the US that has caught scientists by surprise by infecting cattle. Barbadians farmers have been importing heifers from the US for breeding purposes. Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados […]