Parents Get Assurance From the Education Minister Re Text Book Grant

Education Minister Kay McConney has issued an assurance to parents having challenges accessing the one hundred dollar text book grant. Ms. McConney notes that some parents and guardians seeking to claim the grant have encountered issues due to faded or damaged receipts. The Education Minister also offered advice to those having challenges with the online […]

Storm Gusts Leave Homes Roofless

Several homes in St. George have lost their roofs during storm force gusts that accompanied thunderstorms. The homes are located at Harry Cox Road, Parish Land.

B’dos Experiences Storm Like Conditions and Power Outages

Barbados has been experiencing power outages as trailing bands from Tropical Storm Phillipe continue to hit Barbados with thunder, lightning, heavy showers and gusts up to storm force. Director of Barbados Meteorological Services Sabu Best issued a status update a short while ago. Director of Barbados Meteorological Services Sabu Best. A motorist on the south […]

Man charged with murder of Tupac Shakur in 1996

A former gang leader has been charged with rapper Tupac Shakur’s murder in Las Vegas in 1996. Duane Davis was indicted by a grand jury in Nevada. Police say Davis’s nephew and Shakur were involved in a fight in a casino, leading to the retaliatory shooting of Shakur. The hip-hop legend was shot in a […]

Port Worker Dies in Accident A Year From Retirement

The port worker who was killed this morning in a container accident has been identified as 64 year old Jeffrey Broome of Upper Goodland, St. Michael. Police Public Affairs and Communications Officer, Inspector Rodney Inniss, says the police received the report at about 5 50 AM. Head of Communications and Information at the Barbados Workers […]

FTC Probing Island-Wide Outage

Last week’s island-wide power outage is under investigation by the Fair Trading Commission and the Barbados Light and Power Company could be subject to penalties depending on the outcome. The FTC’s chief executive officer, Dr. Marsha Atherly-Ikechi tells Starcom Network News reports on the matter will be reviewed and the findings will determine the commission’s […]

CNN Speculates Mottley Tipped for Top U.N. Post

The CNN headline declares: “Who could lead the United Nations next? This Caribbean climate leader makes diplomats ‘jump’ with excitement” In article published today, major international media company CNN speculates that Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley might be in line to be the next head of the United Nations. According to CNN, when asked […]

Ex-Inmates Launch Self-Help Second Chance Initiative

A project has been launched to try to help break the cycle of the large number of inmates released from Dodds Prison who end up back in jail within a couple of years. Former inmate Glenroy Babb is President of the Alliance of Reformed Minded Entrepreneurs Cooperative Society which aims to pool resources to help […]

All Unpaid Teachers Should Get Salaries By Tomorrow

By tomorrow all the temporary teachers who were unpaid should get their salaries. Teachers at nine government schools had complained of not being paid this month. But education officials tell Starcom Network News teachers at all but two schools, Lodge School and St. Michaels, have been paid. The non-payment was said to be due to […]

Cartroad Upgrade Project

Sixty roads across Barbados are being resurfaced to improve access to communities. The Community Access Road Transformation, or CART, project will surface roads and in some cases provide utility connections such as water The plan was outlined by the minister responsible, Santia Bradshaw, who was speaking at Edgecliff ,St. John, where the project has […]