Poverty survey commences next month

A survey on poverty in Barbados will begin next month. Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Kirk Humphrey says enumerators will be in the field from July. He spoke during the official launch of the Country Assessment of Living Conditions. Mr Humphrey also called for the assessment to be done more often. Minister of […]

Run off is storm water not sewage says BWA

The Barbados Water Authority says the liquid being shown in a viral video running into the sea at Oistins, Christ Church is storm run-off and not sewage. Verroll Ann Scott, the BWA’s Industrial Waste Inspector, sought to clarify the matter. Verroll Ann Scott, BWA’s Industrial Waste Inspector

500 million to view T20 World Cup at Kensington

Almost a billion TV viewers across the world are expected to watch the finals of the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup being hosted at the Kensington Oval in Barbados later this month. That’s according to international media organizations who are forecasting massive TV viewership numbers for the tournament. Despite the high-profile status of US […]

SSA workers back on the job after a work stoppage

Sanitation Service Authority Workers are back on the job after a work stoppage this morning to back demands for disbursement of an incentive payment they say was promised by government. Richard Greene, the General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers, met this morning with the SSA employees. He told reporters that the union […]

Work stoppage at SSA

Workers at the Sanitation Service Authority are off the job. Starcom Network News understands that at issue is an incentive payment the workers say was promised to the SSA employees but is yet to be disbursed. We have been told that while some garbage collection trucks initially went out on their routes this morning the […]