Man Injured in Gun Attack at Petrol Station

A man is being treated in hospital after the latest shooting. The incident occurred about 4 30 this (Sunday) afternoon on the compound of Sol Banyans petrol station at Bay Street, St. Michael. A group of men were reportedly standing on the outside of the petrol station’s automart when about three or four other males […]

GIS Shake Up

A panel investigating the Government Industrial School has recommended a major overhaul of the institution for delinquent children including a shake-up of the staffing and management structure, closure of the girls’ facility and new laws that include removal of the offense of wandering. Chairman of the inquiry panel Oral Williams, a former deputy commissioner of […]

Some School Operations Returning to Pre-Pandemic Status

When the new school year commences shortly school opening and closing times and the arrangements for extra-curricular activities will return to what they were prior to the covid-19 pandemic. This is among a number of plans for resuming face-to-face classes outlined in a memo to principals from the Chief Education Officer. The circular states that […]

NUPW Concerned About Pension Plans

General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers Richard Greene is concerned about the plans to reform state pensions. He tells Starcom Network News there could be significant implications for public officers. Mr. Greene supports efforts for greater compliance and for the widest possible contributions. General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers, […]

GAIA Airline Reservations Systems Back Online After Telecoms Break

The Management of Grantley Adams International Airport reports all airline reservations systems are back online after a service disruption yesterday. A statement issued to Starcom Network News says that yesterday afternoon technical teams filed a report that JetBlue, Air Canada, American Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic were experiencing difficulties connecting to their respective host servers for […]

Shortening of Covid Isolation Period Possible-BAMP Urges Caution

The Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners urges caution on the planned further relaxation of Barbados’ covid-19 directives from month-end, amidst speculation that the home isolation period will be reduced. President of BAMP, Dr. Lynda Williams, tells Starcom Network News that BAMP has not been consulted on the planned changes but she wouldn’t be surprised if […]

Central Bank Reviews Bank Charges-Banks Defend Fees

Credit and debit card fees and other charges by commercial banks in Barbados are currently under review by the Central Bank. And the regulators are expected to have discussions shortly with the banks on the matter. The review by the Central Bank follows concern voiced by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley about the level of […]

Further Relaxation of Bdos Covid-19 Protocols by Month End – Indoor Mask Mandate to Remain

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, has announced plans to further relax Barbados’ covid-19 directives, but the indoor mask-mandate will remain in place. Dr. George made the disclosure while speaking to journalists this morning at the opening ceremony of a Pan American Health Organization training workshop on the side effects of vaccination or immunization. But […]

IMF Forecasts 11% Economic Growth for Barbados This Year

The International Monetary Fund predicts the Barbados economy will grow by eleven percent this year. The forecast is contained in a press statement on the Seventh Review under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement and Staff Report which is published today on the IMF website. The report states that despite significant economic shocks associated with the […]