Agriculture rebound projected

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, expects this country’s agricultural sector to recover from climate challenges over the past months to end the year on a high with the poultry sector projected to perform particularly well. Mr. Weir notes that farmers have had to deal with both drought and at times periods of […]

Reid urges DLP to unite behind Thorne

A day after getting an expression of support from Democratic Labour Party political leader Ralph Thorne, party member Hartley Reid is urging the party to unite behind Mr. Thorne and is pressing ahead with his no-confidence motion against the DLP President, General Secretary and Executive Council. Last evening addressing a DLP meeting, Mr. Thorne referred […]

Accused armed robbers remanded

The four men accused of robbing Fair Deals minimart at Ellerton St. George on April 4th,  have been remanded to Dodds Prison after appearing in court this morning to answer to the charges. They appeared before Acting Magistrate Carolyn Ward Sargent at the District B Magistrates Court, in St. Joseph. Tonisha Rock-Yaw was there.

Shortage of some brands of drugs

Health officials have confirmed there’s a shortage of certain brands of critical drugs. Acting director of the Barbados Drug Service, Delores Mascoll, says this continues to be a major challenge and has disclosed that a particular brand of insulin is among those drugs they are having difficulty obtaining. She was speaking after the handing-over of […]

Four charged for armed robbery

Starcom Network News has learned that four men have been charged in connection with the aggravated burglary at Fair Deals Supermarket at Ellerton St George on April 4th. The four are accused of unlawful possession of a firearm, use of a firearm, and aggravated burglary. The suspects were detained and a gun and a quantity […]

Season of Emancipation/Crop-Over Launched

There will be a new Grand Kadooment route for Crop Over 2024. The announcement has been made by the President of the Barbados Association of Masqueraders, Jason Thompson, at the Crop Over media launch at IIlaro Court. He notes that the stakeholders including the NCF, the bandleaders and the security services have met on the […]

New Kadooment Route

There will be a new Grand Kadooment route for Crop Over 2024. The announcement has been made by the President of the Barbados Association of Masqueraders, Jason Thompson, at the Crop Over media launch at Ilaro Court. He notes that the stakeholders including the NCF, the bandleaders and the security services have met on the […]

Shooting at Rock Dundo

A man has been injured in a shooting at Rock Dundo, St. James, in which a stray bullet struck a nearby business place. Initial reports indicated it was a robbery due to the heavy police presence at the business place. However, Starcom Network News subsequently learned that it was an encounter between two men in […]

Some Kadooment band sections sold out already

Ahead of this evening’s media launch of Crop Over 2024, Kadooment band leaders have been gearing up for the festival and report preparations going well. President of the Barbados Association of Masqueraders, Jason Thompson tells Starcom Network News some bands have already launched and sales are going well so far. He said sections in some bands […]

DLP accused can’t be judge & Jury, says Reid

The man who filed a no-confidence motion against the Democratic Labour Party’s President, General Secretary and Executive Council is taking major issue with how the matter is being handled. Long-time DLP member Hartley Reid strongly objects to the parties who are the target of the motion being the ones to review it. Last night the […]