Barbados bans cow imports

Barbados authorities have banned the importation of cows from the United States for the time being. This is due to an outbreak of Bird Flu in the US that has caught scientists by surprise by infecting cattle. Barbadians farmers have been importing heifers from the US for breeding purposes. Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados […]

BRA auctioning more properties

The Barbados Revenue Authority plans to auction another twenty properties as it seeks to recover more of the millions of dollars owed by defaulters. Notices of the intended sales have been published in the press. Communications Manager with the BRA Carolyn Williams-Gayle, says the property owners have the opportunity to clear their arrears. Communications Manager […]

Interim court ruling confirms suspension of Yearwood/Blackett

Chief Justice Leslie Haynes has handed down an interim ruling that confirms the suspension of Dr. Ronnie Yearwood from the post of President of the Democratic Labour Party and Steve Blackett from the post of General Secretary for the time being with Andre Worrell to continue to act as President and Pedro Sheperd as General […]

The Ministry of Health denies claims over infant death at the QEH

The Barbados Ministry of Health is condemning what it considers to be scaremongering over the recent death of an infant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and denies claims of a link to a certain vaccine. Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ingrid Cumberbatch has issued a statement on the matter in response to a viral […]

Thorne promises DLP will fight court motion to block suspension of Yearwood/Blackett

Democratic Labour Party political leader Ralph Thorne is promising that the DLP will fight a motion filed in the High Court seeking to block attempts to suspend the party’s General Secretary, Steve Blackett and President, Dr. Ronnie Yearwood. Long-time DLP member Ricardo Williams has filed a certificate of urgency in the Supreme Court naming the […]

Man seriously injured in car crash/arrest made following melee afterwards

One man has been seriously injured in a two car collision at Graeme Hall, Christ Church in which one of the cars overturned. The accident happened just before 9 a.m. Eyewitnesses told Starcom Network News that a motorist had stopped and got out of his car to buy coconut water from vendors near the Ministry […]

Barbados dominant in the 2024 Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence

Barbados has dominated the 2024 edition of the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence, with its nominees taking or sharing three of this year’s five awards that were presented at a gala event at the Barbados Hilton Saturday evening. Former President of the Barbados Senate, Kerryann Ifill won in the category of Public and […]

Education Ministry to discuss request for a terms leave for teachers

The Ministry of Education says it will meet with teachers unions to address the issue of a term’s leave for teachers. The Barbados Union of Teachers had called for the ministry to honor a ruling handed down by the High Court in December last year requiring that the matter be discussed. In a statement today, […]

Motorists warned not to tailgate ambulances

A trend of motorists tailgating ambulances and other emergency vehicles is becoming a major concern for the emergency services who are appealing to drivers to stop this practice. Starcom Network News has learnt that a Queen Elizabeth Hospital ambulance was damaged on Wednesday morning at Hothersal Turning, St. Michael when a tailgating vehicle ran into […]

AG/CJ promise court system improvements

Acting Attorney General Wilfred Abrahams is calling for the reconstruction of the judicial system. His comments came this morning during a special sitting of the Supreme Court to mark the ascension of the new Chief Justice, Leslie Haynes, to the office. Mr. Abrahams stressed the importance of changing how the courts operate. Acting Attorney General […]