$100 Million Annually in Accident Pay Outs

The insurance sector in Barbados says it’s paying out over a hundred million dollars a year in traffic accident claims and related costs. This has been disclosed by the President of the General Insurance Association of Barbados, Randy Graham. He believes that too often people are losing their lives on the roads due to accidents […]

I.D. Card Deadline Extended

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has announced a three-month extension, until the end of January, for use of the old Barbados National I.D. Card, including by pensioners on public transport. Miss Mottley made the announcement at news briefing following a meeting with the Barbados Association of Retired Persons. Miss Mottley pointed out that the request […]

New Liat to Be Launched in November

Antigua’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced plans to re-launch intra-regional airline LIAT 2020, by November this year. Speaking on his weekend radio programme Mr. Browne said that his Government is prepared to invest between 15 and 20 million US dollars in the new venture and is seeking to negotiate an agreement with private Nigerian […]

One Man Captured/3 Sought After Robbery and Car Chase

The police have captured one man and have been on the hunt for three others who attacked and robbed a pregnant visitor and her husband yesterday. Starcom Network News understands the visiting couple from Mexico were walking along Heywoods Road in St. Peter when a vehicle pulled up and four men got out and approached […]

Shock Over Shooting Near Family Fun Day Event

A number of people including children have been left traumatized by a reported shootout in the vicinity of a family fun day event at Archer’s Bay, St. Lucy yesterday. An account of the alleged exchange of gunfire has been making the rounds on social media and one of the people who were there confirmed to […]

New Fire Station to Open at Port

A new Portside Fire Station is nearing completion. A team of officials led by Minister of Home Affairs and Information Wilfred Abrahams, Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard and the port’s Chief Operations Officer Ian Stewart toured the 2.8 million dollar facility this morning. Mr. Abrahams says the station will be outfitted with vehicles capable of […]

B’dian Performers/Creatives Urged to Get a Pension Plan

The Barbados Association of Creatives and Artistes is in support of calls for entertainers to invest in pension plans for after they retire. The Minister responsible for Culture, Dr. Shantal Monroe-Knight on Sunday encouraged artistes to have these measures in place once they stop performing. BACA President, Colin Spencer also believes it is important that […]

FTC to Hand Down Final Decision on Electricity Rate Hike Request

It’s now just a matter of time before electricity customers find out whether they will face a rate hike and if so how much. After a second hearing on the matter, the Fair Trading Commission is to hand down its final decision on the Barbados Light and Power Company’s request for an eight percent hike […]

Missing Man Found Dead in Christ Church

The body of a Black Rock man was discovered early this morning in Christ Church. 52 year old Perry Walker of 3rd Avenue Spring Garden, Black Rock, St. Michael was found at Ridge Estate in Christ Church. Police from District B Boarded Hall Station reported that they received a call about 10:20 Saturday night, of […]

PM Mottley Announces New “Grievance Mechanism”

Government is setting up what Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley calls a new grievance mechanism as she admits to major concern over service delivery to the public in a number of areas. She’s particularly concerned about how complaints from the public are handled and some of the responses given when people seek to contact various […]