“Gang truce still intact” says former block leader

Former block leader, Winston “Iston Bull” Branch, who helped broker a truce among urban gangs, believes that pack is still in effect and that government’s peace initiatives are working. But, he says a whole of country approach is required. Mr. Branch believes some of the murders are the result of petty disputes that could have […]

MP/Christian Council appeal for end to gun violence

A government MP and the head of the Barbados Christian Council have appealed for an end to the recent upsurge in gun violence as a former block leader insists the truce among urban gangs remains intact. They were speaking after Barbados yesterday recorded its 16th homicide for the year with the fatal shooting of a […]

Three new fire tenders arrive

Three new tenders for the Barbados Fire Service have arrived in the island. Minister of Home Affairs and Information Wilfred Abrahams and Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard were among officials who this morning inspected the new fire trucks at the Bridgetown Port. The fire tenders have been acquired at a cost of three million Barbados […]

Fire destroys St. Philip home

Fire has destroyed a home at Long, Bay St. Philip. A resident of the area tells Starcom Network News several people lived in the home including an elderly man in a wheelchair who was rescued from the building before it was consumed by flames late this afternoon. The Fire Service responded with two tenders and […]