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PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Young Dems say Comissiong must go

07 January 2018

January 7, 1991 The Young Democrats, the youth arm of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) want David Comissiong out of the party ranks. Donville Inniss, spokesperson for the group, said last night Comissiong had harmed the party by making his grievances public and... Read More


PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Thorne, Toppin talking victory

06 January 2018

January 6, 1999 THE ATMOSPHERE at Eden Lodge Primary School was quiet as St. Michael North political candidates for the upcoming general election arrived at that nominations centre, yesterday. Ronald Toppin, Barbados Labour Party hopeful, arrived at 11 a.m to... Read More


PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Don to hand in papers Monday

05 January 2018

January 5, 1991 Don Blackman will hand in his nomination papers on Monday as the Democratic Labour Party’s candidate for St Michael East. DLP general secretary David Thompson made that clear yesterday as he scoffed at rumours that the controversial minister had... Read More


PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Mascoll slips into DLP mode

04 January 2018

The early months of the year have frequently been politically active ones in Barbados with three previous elections being held in January (1991, 1999 and 2008) and one in February(2013). Over the next few weeks, NATIONNEWS.com will be going down the political memory... Read More


Straughn wants subsidised fares for PSVs

13 October 2017

Economist Ryan Straughn wants private service vehicle operators to enjoy subsidised fares just like the government-owned Transport Board. He has also advanced a range of ideas to improve Barbados’ public transportation system that would ultimately make the ABC Highway... Read More


Eastmond to do all to help Agard

12 October 2017

WILL INDEPENDENT Member of Parliament forChrist Church West Dr Maria Agard be running on a United Progressive Party (UPP) ticket in the next general election? If she does, she will certainly have the backing of that party’s chairman, Lynette Eastmond. Read More


Mottley says Govt must get its priorities right

14 December 2016

GET YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT! Opposition Leader Mia Mottley took that message directly to Government MPs yesterday as they debated a resolution to compulsorily acquire 1 557.1 square metres of land at Prince Road, Upper Collymore Rock, St Michael, for the construction... Read More


Update garbage disposal, says McClean

08 December 2016

A CALL is being made to revisit the subject of garbage disposal. It is coming from Senator Maxine McClean, Leader of Government Business in the Senate, as she piloted a resolution for debate of the Barbados Green Economy Scoping Study yesterday. She told the Upper... Read More


Walcott: Don’t blame BLP

08 December 2016

AN OPPOSITION SENATOR is insisting that the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) did start a mains replacement programme at the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). Senator Dr Jerome Walcott, a former minister of health, rejected a now popular narrative from Government spokespersons... Read More


Hinkson: Bring the BAMC statements

07 December 2016

WHERE ARE THE audited financial statements for the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC)? Edmund Hinkson wants to know. The Member of Parliament for St James North made the call in the House of Assembly yesterday, as Government tabled a resolution to... Read More


Golden Jubilee a ‘political stunt’

06 December 2016

THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY of Independence celebrations were just a political stunt. That’s according to Opposition Member of Parliament for St George South, Dwight Sutherland, who lambasted the Freundel Stuart administration for what he claimed was its exclusion of the... Read More


BLP standing by security bill

17 November 2016

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE member Kerry Symmonds is standing by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party’s position that $10 000 per month was being shelled out for security services at The Grotto. Minister of Housing Denis Kellman had responded sharply to the claim by... Read More


Inniss in favour of republic

16 November 2016

DO NOT EXPECT Government Minister Donville Inniss to advocate for Barbados to maintain the Queen as the country’s Head of State. Instead, the Minister of International Business is making a case for the country to shed its monarchical status and become a republic... Read More


Forde knocks Civil Service staff

16 November 2016

SECTIONS OF THE Civil Service came in for a harsh rap yesterday from Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde when the House debated a resolution congratulating Barbados on the attainment of its 50th anniversary of independence. Forde urged Government to... Read More


Money ‘can be better spent’

16 November 2016

OPPOSITION LEADER Mia Mottley feels there are many other things on which government could spend less than it is spending on the Independence celebrations and yet leave a tangible legacy for the next 50 years. She spoke yesterday in the House of Assembly as Parliament... Read More


Jones knocks partisan politics

02 November 2016

PARTISAN POLITICS is hindering progress in Barbados, says Minister of Education Ronald Jones. He said this was illustrated by criticism of Government’s partnership with private sector waste haulers. Read More


Bradshaw: Clean up housing estates

02 November 2016

MORE MUST BE DONE to address garbage collection issues in housing estates, says Opposition Parliamentarian Santia Bradshaw. The representative for St Michael South East aired her concerns about the pile-up of garbage in the Pine Housing Area, one of the largest housing... Read More


Hudson Griffith calls it quits in St John

23 October 2016

THE BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) nomination process which has swept out a number of well-known faces in recent weeks has taken another casualty. Hours before the St John nomination is set to take place at the St John Primary School, Hudson Griffith has called it quits.... Read More


Battle royal for Bees in St James South

21 October 2016

ANOTHER hotly contested Barbados Labour Party (BLP) nomination battle is in the offing in St James South. The contest at the West Terrace Primary School tomorrow will pit management consultant and 2013 losing candidate Sandra Husbands against newcomer Dr Ronnie Yearwood,... Read More


Newcomer Caddle beats Gill to BLP nod

03 October 2016

NEWCOMER Marsha Caddle pulled off an upset in the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) St Michael South Central branch last night when she defeated veteran David Gill to win the nomination to contest the next general election. But the divisiveness that characterised the... Read More


AG Must Go

13 September 2016

ATTORNEY GENERAL ADRIEL BRATHWAITE needs to go. The St Philip South Member of Parliament came under fire yesterday for insisting that he should not shoulder the blame for the worrying state of crime on the island, instead pointing an accusing finger at mothers and... Read More




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