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No fresh blood

30 July 2018

THE DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY (DLP) is preparing to rise from the ashes. However, no new faces are among the at least four contenders who have put forward themselves for the presidency of the party which suffered a humiliating “red wash” in the May 24 General Election... Read More

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No minimum guarantee for Copa

27 July 2018

Barbados does not have a minimum revenue guarantee in place with COPA Airlines. Responding to questions raised by Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley as he wrapped up debate on the Airport Service Charge (Amendment) Bill 2018, Minister of Tourism and International... Read More

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Govt keeps tuition promise

25 July 2018

The Mia Amor Mottley administration has kept a major manifesto promise. Government will resume payment of tuition fees for Barbadian students at the University of the West Indies (UWI) from September. The administration has gone one step further: it announced... Read More

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Minister issues warning

25 July 2018

Barbadians are being warned against engaging with anyone on social media pretending to be representing the Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce. This caution has come from the Minster of Entrepreneurship Dwight Sutherland who suggested that is... Read More

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Reform coming for Town and Country act

25 July 2018

Stakeholders were at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre to give their input to Government as they look to reform the Town and Country Planning Act. This is the second meeting of its kind between the governmental organisations, developers, engineers and other stakeholders... Read More

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New taxes could have ADP effect, Atherley warns

24 July 2018

Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley has warned the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Government that its introduction of new taxes on the bread and butter sector could have similar fallout as the controversial British Air Passenger Duty (APD). Read More

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Govt to resume payment of UWI fees

24 July 2018

The Government of Barbados will once again be footing the bill or the tuition fees of Barbadian students pursuing undergraduate degrees at the University of the West Indies. Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw made this disclosure as she delivered the ministerial... Read More

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PM: Govt not into vengeance

18 July 2018

Government will not be going after any of its predecessors for alleged wrongdoing. Contrary to a commitment made by Attorney General Dale Marshall QC several weeks ago, Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Tuesday said her administration “will not be consumed by vengeance”.... Read More

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Going to IMF ‘a bad move’

09 June 2018

Leader of Kingdom Government of Barbados (KGB) political party, Steve “The Sheriff” Hunte, believes that Prime Minister Mia Mottley made a mistake in approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Mottley announced last week that the Government would be seeking... Read More

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Economist named as second Opposition Senator

09 June 2018

Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley has finally named his second Opposition Senator. During a press conference at the offices of the Opposition in the Parliament Buildings this morning, Atherley named 30-year-old economist Crystal Drakes to serve in the... Read More

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Six independent senators sworn in

04 June 2018

Six of the seven independent senators chosen by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason have been sworn in. They all gave their oaths of allegiance in a brief ceremony at Government House, this morning. The list was headed by general secretary of the Barbados Workers... Read More

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Atherley sworn in as Opposition Leader

01 June 2018

Member of Parliament for St Michael West Bishop Joseph Atherley has been sworn in as Leader of the Opposition by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason. This occurred moments ago at Government House. Atherley was accompanied by his wife Esther Atherley, sister Eudaline... Read More

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‘Signing frenzy’ days before poll

01 June 2018

Prime Minister Mia Mottley yesterday asked numerous questions of the previous Democratic Labour Party (DLP) after claiming it had gone on a frenzied signing of contracts and concession offers before being voted out of office. Mottley and Attorney General Dale Marshall... Read More

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BLP must ‘make it right’ for senators

01 June 2018

It will take an amendment of the Constitution to get two of the 12 Government nominees into the Senate. It was announced yesterday that Rawdon Adams, son of late Prime Minister Tom Adams, and Kay McConney, the proposed Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology,... Read More

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Clarke ‘not crossing the floor’

01 June 2018

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Member of Parliament Gline Clarke will not be entertaining talk about crossing the floor to form an opposition against Prime Minister Mia Mottley. Clarke, who chalked up his sixth win of the St George North constituency in last Thursday’s... Read More

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D-vided on Senate seats

31 May 2018

The councils of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) will officially meet today for the first time since last Thursday’s 30-0 drubbing in the General Election. And one of the items on the agenda will be whether to take up the offer of two Senate appointments made by... Read More

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Jones calls it a day

26 May 2018

Former Minister of Education Ronald Jones has called it quits as a politician. He made the announcement on his Facebook page yesterday. “I wish to express my sincerest thanks to the people of Christ Church East Central who gave me an opportunity to serve them... Read More

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Wait worth it for Husbands

25 May 2018

After an eventful 2018 election night in the St James SouthcConstituency, and more than six and a half hours of vote-counting, Sandra Husbands of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) was declared winner at minutes to six yesterday morning. She defeated Donville Inniss... Read More

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Griffith: Case of home drums

25 May 2018

New Member of Parliament for St John, Charles Griffith, is not known for his musical ability. But for the history-making Barbados Labour Party representative, his triumph in Thursday’s General Election was all about his campaign mantra of “home drums beating first”.... Read More

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Santia beats dad’s record

25 May 2018

Santia Bradshaw was elated, but still humbled, as she spoke to the media after her win on Thursday night, ushering her return to the constituency of St Michael South East. Bradshaw recorded double figure wins in most polling districts, beating her opponents, Democratic... Read More

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Eastmond: UPP will be back

25 May 2018

The United Progressive Party (UPP) will not disappear after failing to win a single seat in yesterday’s General Election. To loud applause during a televised speech from party headquarters in Strathclyde, St Michael, leader Lynette Eastmond said after taking a break,... Read More

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