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COVID-19 UPDATE: Four new cases
Four people have gone into isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 yesterday, and four will leave the facility today after recovering. This development takes the number of confirmed cases to 142, while the numbers in isolation remain at 23. The four new cases all arrived on the island yesterday– two Barbadian men on a Jet The post COVID-19 UPDATE: Four new cases appeared first on Starcom Network.
Human remains found
Police at the scene located in the bushy area of the Old St. Joseph Parish Church, off Joy road, Joe’s River St. Joseph. About 830 am on Sunday 9th August 2020, a group of hikers reported that they had come across the skeletal remains of a human body. Police were alerted to the discovery by The post Human remains found appeared first on Starcom Network.
Three men in police custody after shooting incident
Three men are in police custody after officers responded to reports of gunshots being fired in the area known as The Marl Hole, Carrington Village, St Michael after 2 a.m. today. Police say Personnel from the Emergency Response Team of the Bridgetown Division responded in two mobile units. On arrival they encountered a vehicle with The post Three men in police custody after shooting incident appeared first on Starcom Network.
Eight more people recover from COVID-19
Eight people will be discharged from the isolation facility at Harrison Point, St. Lucy, today after two consecutive negative tests for COVID-19. Among them are four of the Ghanaian nurses who arrived in the island on July 30 to assist in bolstering the nursing complement at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, district hospitals and polyclinics. Twelve The post Eight more people recover from COVID-19 appeared first on Starcom Network.
Flash-flood watch in effect
A flash-flood watch is in effect for Barbados from 5 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday. Additionally, the Met Office is also advising residents of severe thunderstorm and associated lightning activity. Rainfall accumulation of 25 to 55 mm is forecast and residents and visitors should be prepared for significant runoff from higher elevations, while flooding The post Flash-flood watch in effect appeared first on Starcom Network.
Three more Ghanaian nurses tested positive for COVID-19
Three more Ghanaian nurses tested positive for COVID-19 after being retested yesterday. They are among 95 nurses who arrived from the West African country on July 30 in response to an outreach by the Barbados Government for specialist nurses to help bolster the nursing complement in the island. Nine of the nurses tested positive for The post Three more Ghanaian nurses tested positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Starcom Network.
Wanted: Gabriel Shando Hayde
Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a wanted man. He is Gabriel Shando Hayde alias ‘Sheriff’ or ‘Red Man’, 23 years of age, whose last known address is Colleton Tenantry, St. John. Hayde is wanted for questioning in connection with serious criminal matters. He has a tattoo of two teardrops under The post Wanted: Gabriel Shando Hayde appeared first on Starcom Network.
WANTED: Rovaldo Rahkim Roberts
Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating the 18-year-old who fled the precincts of the Supreme Court last Friday. He is Rovaldo Rahkim Roberts, whose last known address is Grants Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael. He was an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prisons, who escaped police custody, and is advised that he The post WANTED: Rovaldo Rahkim Roberts appeared first on Starcom Network.
Integrity Bill not passed
The Integrity in Public Life Bill (2020) was defeated in The Senate earlier today. It did not gain the required two-third votes needed for it to be passed. Ten Government Senators voted in favor and there were two abstentions by independent senators. Clerk of Parliament, Pedro Eastmond. The post Integrity Bill not passed appeared first on Starcom Network.
Health Minister tests negative for COVID-19
The Minister of Health and Wellness Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic has tested negative for COVID-19. The Minister went into self-isolation after he had been in contact with the Ghanaian nursing delegation last Thursday in which nine of them tested positive for the virus. He spoke to the nation today during a press conference held by The post Health Minister tests negative for COVID-19 appeared first on Starcom Network.