Airport Taxi Complaints

Taxi operators at Grantley Adams International Airport have taken issue with comments by Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, Renee Coppin, with one of them demanding she apologize over comments about the fares allegedly being charged customers. Miss Coppin, speaking at last Friday’s BHTA’s general meeting, said the organization has received complaints of […]

Two Drown In Separate Incidents

The bodies of a woman and a man have been recovered in two separate drownings, one in St. Peter and the other in St. Michael. The police received a report about nineteen minutes past nine this morning about an elderly man having drowned at Brandons, St. Michael. The body was later recovered and identified as […]

Another Teenager Charged for ZR Robbery

Police have formally charged 18-year-old Tamal Taylor for a series of robberies including that of ZR driver Marlon Tempro that was caught on camera on July 17th. Taylor who resides at Number 370 Citrine Avenue, Kingsland Terrace, Christ Church is also charged with robberies on the 18th and 25th of June and the 16th of […]

Homeless A National Crisis Says Saffrey

President of the Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness, Kemar Saffrey, says the number of people living on this country’s streets is a national crisis and getting worse and he believes state agencies need to do more to help. He was speaking to Starcom Network News today following the latest in a series of attacks on […]

Call For Sick Out to Protest Pension Changes

A group of social, political and trade union activists is calling for a national sick out on Wednesday to protest government’s proposed changes to the national insurance scheme. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Colin Jordan, announced in the House of Assembly on Friday that overtime the pension age is to be pushed back by […]

Community Service for Airport Bomb Scare Accused

An American teenager who caused a bomb scare on a plane at the Grantley Adams International Airport has escaped a jail term after pleading guilty to the charge. Shiloh Bellott admitted to behaving in a manner which interfered with the discharge of functions and duties of a crew member by uttering the words “Bomb the […]

Caricom Mega Concert for Botanical Gardens

Barbados will welcome regional artists for a mega concert for the 50th anniversary celebration of CARICOM. Minister responsible for culture Senator Dr. Shantel Munro-Knight says Barbados’ celebration of the 50th anniversary of CARICOM will be a display of solidarity with other Caribbean islands. She spoke during a news conference to announce activities for the concert […]

B’dos Police Destroy $24M in Drugs

Barbados police this morning destroyed more than twenty four million dollars worth of illegal narcotics. The police service says the drugs came into their custody by way of warrants, seizures and cannabis trees eradication. The narcotics destroyed included more than 170 pounds of cocaine valued at almost four million Barbados dollars and two and a […]

B’dos Economic Recovery Continues

Central Bank Governor Dr. Kevin Greenidge says a strong Barbados economic recovery continues. He was delivering the economic review for the first six months of the year.   The economy grew by almost 4 percent in the first half of the year compared to the same period of 2022 with a very strong winter tourism […]

Pension Changes

Government has announced changes to this country’s pension system including raising the pension age and increasing the number of contributions required before a person qualifies. The changes have been announced in the House of Assembly by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Colin Jordan, who warned that on the current trajectory the pension fund could […]