Political Scientist Gets Senate Pick

University political scientist and talk show host, Dr. Kristina Hinds is tipped to be one of two new independent Senators to be sworn in tomorrow, Friday. The appointments will fill the last two remaining seats in the Upper Chamber of the Barbados Parliament. Dr. Hinds is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University […]

Sinckler Tipped For Important Overseas Post

Former Barbados Finance Minister Chris Sinckler is to shortly take up a major overseas appointment. Usually reliable sources tell Starcom Network News that Mr. Sinckler has been appointed from May 1st to a very senior post with a major international financial organisation. The appointment is said to be for two years. Mr. Sinckler had been […]

Promoters Want Entertainment Sector Fully Reopen

This country’s event producers and promoters think it’s time to allow a full reopening of the entertainment sector in light of the large crowds and partying during the recent T-20 cricket series here. President of the Entertainment Association of Barbados Rudy Maloney tells Starcom Network News that the recent cricket shows what’s possible. Mr. Maloney […]

International Media Report Rihanna Pregnant

The international media are reporting that Barbados national hero Robyn Rihanna Fenty is pregnant. People Magazine, Associated Press, Vanity Fair and HarpersBazaar are among a list of agencies who today reported that the 33 year old singer and fashion mogul, is expecting her first baby with rapper A$AP Rocky. The couple was photographed out in […]

City Blaze

The fire service has been battling a blaze at Phillips Road, Lightfoot lane in the city involving at least five houses. The police say the report came in at about 11:15 am. Kemar Stuart, the Democratic Labour Party’s candidate for the city in the recent elections, and who lives nearby, was among those at the […]

Teachers- online a headache but face to face no time soon

Mid-way into the current school term the Barbados Union of Teachers reports continuing major challenges in conducting classes online. BUT President, Pedro Shepherd tells Starcom Network News that problems are numerous. However, Mr. Shepherd believes that given the current major surge in covid-19 cases, returning to face to face will not happen any time soon. […]

MP opposes blocking beach access

Member of Parliament for St. James Central, Kerrie Symonds has expressed strong objection to a construction  project  which he says is blocking access to the beach at Fitts Village, St. James. While noting that the matter is before the Town and Country Development Planning Office, the Minister of Small Business made his position clear that […]

PM pleads for action at Climate Summit

Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley addressing world leaders at the UN Climate Summit has made an impassioned plea for world action on climate change and proposed funding targets to assist vulnerable states. Miss Mottley who was among a list of featured speakers at the summit in Glasglow Scotland that included UK Prime Minister Boris […]

German/Canadian New BTMI CEO

German/Canadian, Jens Thraenhart, has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Incorporated. A statement from the agency says that after an intensive global search, the Board of Directors of the BTMI selected  Mr. Thraenhart, as CEO  of the island’s destination marketing agency, effective November 1st. Mr. Thraenhart, a tourism […]