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TAP workers hit the breaks
Some operators in the Transport Board’s Transportation Augmentation Programme, (TAP) staged a work stoppage this morning, protesting the non-payment of monies for the last two months. They say it covers concessionary rides by pensioners, police officers and school children. The former transport board workers say management of the Transport Board has not been sticking to The post TAP workers hit the breaks appeared first on Starcom Network.
Over a dozen investors apply for cannabis licenses
Some 16 investors have applied for licenses from the Barbados Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Authority’s since its online application platform opened this week. Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shantal Monroe-Knight told the media that 15 of the applicants remain in draft, while one local investor with up to an acre of land, has applied for two licenses The post Over a dozen investors apply for cannabis licenses appeared first on Starcom Network.
Accident on ABC Highway
As many as six people were rushed to hospital for medical attention following a collision involving a motor car and a group of motor cyclists. Police Public Relations Officer, Acting station sergeant, Michael Blackman says the incident happened just after 9 am in the area of the Life of Barbados roundabout. The post Accident on ABC Highway appeared first on Starcom Network.
BARBADOS RECORDS 9TH COVID-19 RELATED DEATH
Barbados has recorded its 9th Covid-related death and 2nd for the year. The latest death is an 83-year-old Barbadian man. That was disclosed during the COVID-19 update press conference by Minister of Health and Wellness Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic. Meanwhile, two people at the isolation facilities are now on ventilators. Head of the Isolation Centres The post BARBADOS RECORDS 9TH COVID-19 RELATED DEATH appeared first on Starcom Network.
COVID-19 CASE AT SENIOR CITIZENS HOME
Health officials are investigating a single case of COVID-19 at a senior citizen home at Vauxhall, Christ Church. COVID-19 spokesperson, Ambassador Elizabeth Thompson, confirmed that she received the information last night and told Starcom Network News, that contact tracing has begun in the matter. She has promised to give an update as the information becomes The post COVID-19 CASE AT SENIOR CITIZENS HOME appeared first on Starcom Network.
COVID-19 positive elderly man dies at QEH
Barbados has recorded possibly its 8th COVID-19 related death. Minister of Health Lieutenant Colonel Jeffery Bostic in a statement said an 84-year-old Barbadian man was tested positive for COVID-19 at the time of his death, but health authorities are not yet sure whether he died of COVID-19 or other health complications. Bostic said the man The post COVID-19 positive elderly man dies at QEH appeared first on Starcom Network.
BLACK ROCK POLICE STATION CLOSED DUE TO COVID CASE
The Black Rock Police Station has been temporarily closed due to COVID19 contact tracing investigations involving a police officer attached to the station. Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant (ag), Michael Blackman, says this closure takes effect immediately from today until further notice. As a result the public is asked to direct their calls for service The post BLACK ROCK POLICE STATION CLOSED DUE TO COVID CASE appeared first on Starcom Network.
DLP SAYS GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED THEIR WORKERS
The Democratic Labour Party is upset with what they describe as government’s haphazard pay arrangements being afforded to select front line workers. In a press release, Spokesperson on Labour, Corrie Cox, says this has worsened an already untenable situation for countless workers in Barbados. He says many employees are continuing to face threats of termination. The post DLP SAYS GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED THEIR WORKERS appeared first on Starcom Network.
SERIOUS VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON WATERFORD BOTTOM
Starcom Network News understands police are on the scene of a serious accident in the vicinity of Waterford Bottom St. Michael. Reports indicate the collision involving two vehicles has resulted in the area being cordoned off by police and the road is currently impassable. We’ll bring to you more details as they come to hand. The post SERIOUS VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON WATERFORD BOTTOM appeared first on Starcom Network.
NURSE: “ALL STABLE AT DODDS PRISON”
Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds, Colonel John Nurse reports that the state of affairs at the prison is stable. Addressing the media, he said over 70 officers had reported for rotational duty at the institution, where both inmates and officers have contracted the covid-19 virus. In recent days, families of inmates had been complaining The post NURSE: “ALL STABLE AT DODDS PRISON” appeared first on Starcom Network.