NCF CEO: Full Provision for Vendors on Kadooment Day

The National Cultural Foundation promises there will be full provision for vending along the new Kadooment route across the ABC Highway. NCF CEO Carol Roberts-Reifer gave this assurance on VOB’s Down to Brass Tacks call-in program in response to queries raised by callers on the program yesterday. Mrs. Roberts-Reifer says discussions continue among the stakeholders […]

Barbados Meets IMF Targets, Gets Further Aid

Barbados has received a passing grade from the International Monetary Fund after the 7th and final review of the Extended Fund Facility. This was announced by the IMF’s Mission Chief for Barbados, Bert Van Selm, at a media briefing at Ilaro Court this morning. Barbados having met its targets is to get an additional 23 […]

Man Stabbed to Death in Nelson Street

A man was stabbed to death last night following an altercation. He is 40- year old O’Neal Farmer of number 122 Midway Lane, The Pine, St. Michael. Police say that around 8:50PM last night, Farmer was found dead on the floor of an establishment at Jordan’s Lane, Nelson Street, St. Michael. In a statement the […]

Dr. Ronnie Yearwood is the New DLP President

University Law Lecturer, Dr. Ronnie Yearwood is the New President of the Democratic Labour Party. The UWI, Cave Hill Campus lecturer defeated former MP and cabinet Minister, Dr. David Estwick in a vote today at a DLP extraordinary meeting at the party headquarters at George Street. He succeeds lawyer Verla Depeiza who resigned following a […]

BWA Repairs on Track

The Barbados Water Authority says it has made good progress with major works at its critical Belle Pumping Station with those repairs entering their final stages today and on track for completion by tomorrow. BWA General Manager Keith-Roy Halliday notes that this final round of repairs requires a shutoff today that will affect some customers. […]

Supermarket Prices To Rise With Electricity Hike

Local food and other prices that have been on the rise due to fuel price hikes are set to increase even further as a result of the announced 22 percent increase in electricity bills. The Barbados Light and Power Company recently announced that due to dramatically increasing global oil prices, there would be a significant […]

BWA On Target To Complete Belle Work By Wednesday

The Barbados Water Authority reports it remains on track to complete major works at its critical Belle Pumping Station by Wednesday. BWA General Manager Keith-Roy Halliday notes that they have been able to limit the extent of the service disruption so far but there may be some outages due to a shut down that was […]

Factory Breakdown Halts Sugar Crop

Mechanical issues have halted operations at Barbados’ lone sugar factory Portvale forcing suspension of harvesting in this year’s sugar crop. Orlando Atherly, Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Management Company, the state agency  responsible for the factory tells Starcom Network News that ash residue  damaged a boiler but operations should resume by the end […]

BHTA Renews Call For Mask Mandate to Be Relaxed

The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association is reporting a significant rebound of business after the impact of the covid-19 pandemic. Speaking this morning during the BHTA’s quarterly media briefing, Chair of the Association, Renee Coppin, said they’ve had occupancy levels of up to 75 percent for the winter season and that could go higher. She […]

BAMP Calls For Ramped Up Surveillance in Light of Surge

The Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners sees no need for a return to lockdown but urges intensified testing and careful monitoring in light of a surge in covid-19 cases in Barbados. President of BAMP, Dr. Linda Williams, was commenting on the recent confirmation by health officials that there is a significant surge in cases here […]