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 […]

Sada Williams Again Grabs Bronze for Bdos at the World Championships

Barbadian Sada Williams has won bronze at the World Athletics Championship for a second successive year with a determine effort in Budapest. Sada showed grit as she powered from down the field after coming out of the turn to grab a podium place in the final stages of the race. The race was won by […]

Band Leaders Pleased with NCF Talks

Kadooment Band leaders have created what they call an action team to consider the route options for next year and a proposal is to be submitted to the authorities. This has been disclosed by President of the Barbados Association of Masqueraders, Jason Thompson, following a meeting with the National Cultural Foundation yesterday that he says […]

Education Minister Boasts of “outstanding” performance in common entrance maths

Minister of Education Kay McConney reports what she calls outstanding performance in mathematics as she announced the overall results and top performers in this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance exam. More than thirty students gained full marks in maths. Miss McConney says this represents continued improvement in the performance of both males and females in […]

AG Reports Largely Incident-Free Kadooment Despite Shooting

Attorney General Dale Marshall says Grand Kadooment was largely incident-free despite being marred by a shooting and the Crop Over Festival overall was a general success. He was speaking to Starcom Network News following yesterday’s climax of the Crop Over festival. He noted, however, the incident just after 6pm when four people were injured in […]

PM Pays Tribute at Passing of “Visionary” Everson Elcock

Businessman and renowned Barbadian electrical contractor, Everson Elcock has passed away. Prime Minister Mia Mottley in a statement praised Mr. Elcock for being a visionary and pioneer, in his field. Mr. Elcock was known for establishing the E.R.E and Company, an electrical services business back in the 1960’s, which went on to play a prominent […]

KFC Gets All-Clear to Reopen Three Branches

The three outlets of fast food chain KFC that were ordered closed over healthy and safety concerns have reopened today following action to correct the issues. The Oistins, Warrens and Hastings branches have been cleared to resume operations. This has been disclosed by Communications Manager of the Barbados Workers Union, Cheyne Jones, speaking on VOB’s […]