War of words over amendment

20 July 2016

A WAR OF WORDS erupted in the House of Assembly yesterday over what initially appeared to be a relatively simple constitutional change. The Government’s attempt to adjust the retirement age of the holders of the office of the Auditor General and Director of Public... Read More


Marshall blames DLP for gun violence

19 July 2016

A RAMPANT and vicious gun culture is now present in Barbados. And former Attorney General Dale Marshall, who made that assertion, is laying the blame on the doorsteps of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). His claim, made at a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) meeting... Read More


Sealy: Airport in north a long way off

29 June 2016

AN AIRPORT IN THE NORTH of Barbados may yet be a consideration, but Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy asserts Member of Parliament for St Lucy Denis Kellman has often called for an airport to be built in the northern part of the island. Yesterday Sealy told the... Read More


Humphrey ‘will silence sleeping giant’

28 June 2016

BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) leader Mia Mottley is predicting that management consultant Kirk Humphrey will silence Barbados’ “sleeping giant” once and for all. Speaking Sunday night after Humphrey was declared the BLP’s candidate to challenge Prime Minister Freundel... Read More


UPDATES: Walk for Justice

19 May 2016

Stay on this page for updates from the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) Walk for Justice from National Heroes Square to Brownes Beach today. Read More


Fingerprinting ‘for greater good’

19 May 2016

THE MEASURE WAS not on the order paper for debate, but that did not stop parliamentarians from sparring over Government’s plan to introduce fingerprinting at the ports of entry. The issue was first raised by Member of Parliament for St James South, Donville Inniss,... Read More


Mia: Bad move by Bank

19 May 2016

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION Mia Mottley has accused the Central Bank of “printing” money to the detriment of the stability of the economy and the private sector. The charge was made during her contribution to debate in the House of Assembly Tuesday on the Savings Bonds... Read More



18 May 2016

THE OPPOSITION’S MARCH tomorrow has been blasted as another ploy by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to make the country “ungovernable”. The condemnation has come from general secretary of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) George Pilgrim, who charged that the... Read More


Stuart: Not obsessed with fingerprinting

18 May 2016

WHATEVER IS FOUND to be wrong with the Government’s proposed fingerprinting measures at the island’s airport and seaport will be corrected. Giving the assurance to the House yesterday, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said Government was not “strongheaded or wrong-headed”... Read More


Be wary of demons in white, warns Agard

13 May 2016

INDEPENDENT MP Dr Maria Agard has questioned the sincerity of the Opposition-backed no-confidence motion in a hard-hitting presentation in which she launched a thinly veiled attack on her former leader, Mia Mottley. “What is the purpose of this exercise if the real... Read More


Todd to youth: Ditch guns and get jobs

12 May 2016

STOP THE GUNPLAY. The appeal was made in the Senate yesterday by former Democratic Labour Party representative for the City of Bridgetown and Government Senator Patrick Todd in the wake of the shooting that allegedly resulted in the death of businessman Colin Forde.... Read More


King against ban on flogging

12 May 2016

CALYPSONIAN and social worker John King is not supporting talk of jailing parents who flog their children, or any ban on corporal punishment. In fact, King, who spent many years working at the Government Industrial School, painted a gloomy forecast for Barbados if... Read More


Sealy slams Mia’s motion

12 May 2016

THE NO-CONFIDENCE MOTION brought against Government has been described as a waste of time as the country is going in the right socio-economic direction, according to Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy. He claimed that the motion brought by Leader of the Opposition... Read More


Toppin still concerned about Sandals deal

12 May 2016

THE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT for St Michael North has renewed his call for full disclosure on the Sandals deal, saying “something smells” with the arrangement. Ronald Toppin said the hotel had been allowed to construct a huge warehouse a short distance away from the... Read More


Mia knocks state of QEH

11 May 2016

BARBADOS’ HEALTH-CARE SECTOR is so in a mess that those without health insurance should pray to never get sick and have to attend the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. That is the view of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley. The veteran MP claimed during debate of a no-confidence... Read More


Pay public officers first

11 May 2016

MPS AND SENATORS are expected to get a ten per cent increase in salaries and allowances, but the Opposition says it wants none of it unless public officers get their own long-deferred wage hike The disclosure was made in the House of Assembly yesterday by Leader... Read More


Count me out, says Kerrie

11 May 2016

OPPOSITION MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT for St James Central Kerrie Symmonds has condemned reports that Government is moving to reimburse the salaries of ministers who had absorbed a pay cut around three years ago due to the economic problems in the country. He said that... Read More


Mia wants BRA answers

11 May 2016

COME CLEAN ABOUT if the BRA will be a good fit. Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has called on Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler to tell the country how many employees of the Customs and Excise Department are still opposed to being incorporated into the controversial... Read More


KEY POINTS: Mottley leads debate on no-confidence motion

10 May 2016

TODAY, OPPOSITION LEADER Mia Mottley rose to debate the no-confidence motion filed against the Democratic Labour Party administration. Mottley, of the Barbados Labour Party, blamed Prime Minister Freundel Stuart for the ills affecting Barbados. Following are some... Read More


No-confidence debate on tomorrow

09 May 2016

THE OPPOSITION BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) is requesting the no-confidence debate be broadcast live on CBC TV8. In a media release, Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Assemble, MP Santia Bradshaw, said she was informed the debate would take place during... Read More


BLP launches Covenant of Hope

07 May 2016

THE PARTY and its mission comes first. Barbados Labour Party (BLP) stalwart Sir Louis Tull QC issued that stern message on Thursday night as the opposition party launched its Covenant of Hope, a 45-page document outlining its principles and vision. In the presence... Read More




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