National Parenting Program To Be Launched This Month

A new parent education program will be rolled out at the end of this month as Government continues to address the scourge of crime across Barbados. This was revealed by Minister in the office of the Attorney General with responsibility for Crime Prevention Corey Lane. He was speaking to members of media on the sidelines […]

FTC Says No to Barbados Light and Power

The Fair Trading Commission has denied the Barbados Light and Power Company’s application request for a rate increase. The decision was announced this afternoon during a media briefing at the FTC’s headquarters where Chairman Dr. Donley Carrington said the decision was made following careful consideration of both oral and written submissions. Chairman of the Fair […]

Taxi Operators Report No Major Increase in Business Despite Influx in Tourists

Taxi operators at the air and sea ports report no major increase in business despite a recent influx in tourists. President of the Barbados Transport Co-Op Society Limited, Anthony Harewood tells Starcom Network News while thousands of people were recorded passing through the airport last Thursday, this was not reflected in ridership for the taxi […]

Highway 7 Road Repairs Start Monday

Work to upgrade the road surface of Highway 7 begins on Monday. The Ministry of Transport and Works says the work comprises milling, which is the removal of existing asphalt, and paving. This will be done in sections starting with Phase One from Skeetes Road to the vicinity of Rockley Terrace. Work is expected to […]

Elderly Driver Found Dead After Collision

Police are investigating the circumstances of the death of a 70-year-old male in a two car collision at My Lord’s Hill. The investigations are to determine whether the elderly man died as a result of the crash, or whether he suffered a medical episode that caused him to run into the back of the car […]

Teenager Reportedly Commits Suicide

A 17-year-old male is the latest in the recent spate of suicides. Briefing Starcom Network News, Police Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Inspector Rodney Inniss said the body was found at a residence located along Chelsea Road, St. Michael. Police Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Inspector Rodney Inniss

Concern Over Illegal Coconut Shell Dumping

Chief Agricultural Officer, Keeley Holder wants coconut vendors to stop dumping their shells illegally across the island. Her comments came on the side-lines of a symposium at the University of the West Indies Cave hill campus where a number of stakeholders met to discuss improving the coconut industry. Ms. Holder is encouraging coconut vendors to […]

High Accident Rate Worries Insurers

Insurance companies are growing increasingly concerned about the high rate of traffic accidents and believe a lot of it is due to negligence President of the General Insurance Association of Barbados, Randy Graham, was speaking to Starcom Network News against the background of a series of accidents over the past week including a car overturning […]

Uprooted Utility Pole Falls on Two Vehicles

A utility pole crashed down on two vehicles at the Pine, St. Michael today after a passing Sanitation Service Authority truck hooked overhead lines and pulled them and the pole down. An elderly man who was sitting in one of the vehicles narrowly escaped serious injury when the pole landed on top of his van. […]

PM Mottley in the Time 100 List of Climate Champions

Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has been named in the inaugural list of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential leaders driving climate action. The prominent magazine highlighted Ms. Mottley as one of world’s most vocal advocates on behalf of vulnerable countries facing permanent loss or damage from climate change. It hailed her role in the […]