50th year worth $7m says Sinckler

15 March 2016

SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS in total is being allocated to celebrate Barbados’ 50th year of Independence. And in the face of criticism over the funds being expended, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler defended the $5.7 million budgeted in support of events to mark the... Read More


Tom Adams remembered

11 March 2016

TODAY MARKS THIRTY ONE YEARS since the death of Barbados’ second Prime Minister, Tom Adams. Adams, who served as Prime Minister of the island for nine years before his untimely death in 1985, was remembered by most gathered at the St Michael’s Cathedral to lay wreaths... Read More


VIDEO: Donville Inniss on political poll

01 March 2016

MINISTER OF COMMERCE and International Business Donville Inniss gives feedback on a recent political poll and says it is a wake-up call for the Democratic Labour Party. He was speaking at a St Philip South branch meeting on February 28, 2016. Read More


Duguid says he’s back

21 February 2016

“DO GOOD” is back and he’s back to stay. The man who gave up elective politics under a cloud of controversy in 2012 threw his hat back into the ring yesterday as he entered the contest to retake his old seat of Christ Church West for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).... Read More


VIDEO: Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in New York

10 February 2016

AN EXCERPT from the address given by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at the annual Cocktail Sip, hosted by Friends of Barbados (DLP) Association in New York Sunday, February 7, 2016. Read More


NATION Extra: Mia Mottley

24 December 2015

There was a lot more on the mind of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley than the suit brought against her by former Barbados Labour Party member Dr Maria Agard. Read More


Agard seeks damages for being kicked out

20 December 2015

MEMBER of Parliament Dr Maria Agard will be seeking damages from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) for expelling her. Agard’s civil suit against the BLP will have its first hearing in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Her attorneys, Hal Gollop QC and Lynette Eastmond,... Read More


Barbados to send more support to Dominica

15 December 2015

GOVERNMENT HAS APPLIED for a supplemental in excess of two million dollars for CARICOM neighbour Dominica. While debating the motion today in parliament, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said the money would go towards Dominica’s recovery programmes following the August... Read More


Toppin treats constituents to lunch

15 December 2015

JUST OVER 500 members of the St Michael North constituency were treated to food, drink and song when the long-serving Member of Parliament, Ronald Toppin, held his 21st Christmas luncheon at the Soroptimist Village, Eden Lodge, on Sunday. In addition to the Christmas... Read More


Room for criticism of leaders

15 December 2015

THERE SHOULD BE no issue with a member of a political party offering constructive criticism of his or her leader. However, there are rules against going overboard and it comes down to a matter of personal choice. Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and Speaker... Read More


Duguid ponders return to politics

13 December 2015

FORMER Member of Parliament Dr William Duguid has confirmed that he is seriously considering returning to the Christ Church West constituency. However, he told the SUNDAY SUN yesterday that his decision would be based on input from his wife and two children. “I... Read More


Agard takes BLP to court

11 December 2015

MEMBER OF Parliament Dr Maria Agard has taken the Barbados Labour Party to court over her recent expulsion. Yesterday her lawyers filed an action against the 77-year-old political party on whose ticket she won the Christ Church West seat in the 2013 general elections.... Read More


Gollop, Agard still waiting on BLP

09 December 2015

DR MARIA AGARD and her attorney Hal Gollop are still hoping to hear from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) today to have a decision to expel her from the political party overturned. Today marks the seven-day ultimatum Gollop, a Queen’s Counsel, had given the BLP to... Read More


Parliament to discuss vat on mobile services

07 December 2015

GOVERNMENT WILL BE GOING to Parliament Tuesday to have legislation passed pertaining to the Value Added Tax (VAT) increase on mobile services, that is, voice, data and text messaging. This disclosure came today from Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher... Read More


Democracy ‘at risk’

03 December 2015

FORMER LEADER of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Owen Arthur, believes democracy in Barbados is at risk if political organisations make it their business to start expelling members. His feelings came yesterday after expelled BLP MP Dr Maria Agard confirmed she would... Read More


MARIA: Tyranny in Bees

03 December 2015

TYRANNICAL AND AUTOCRATIC. That was the scathing critique of the leadership of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) delivered by expelled [ ] member Dr Maria Agard yesterday, when she announced she would ask the High Court to overturn her expulsion. “I am determined... Read More


Agard: No conspiracy

03 December 2015

DR MARIA AGARD denied yesterday that she was influenced by anyone within or outside the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) during the months of her political stand-off with the party. However, she said that there was division within the BLP and that there were “senior members”... Read More


Arthur dismisses new party rumour

03 December 2015

DON’T EXPECT FORMER LEADER of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Owen Arthur back at the polls. The rumour mill in Barbados was swirling yesterday, claiming that Arthur was on the verge of forming a new political organisation to contest the next general election, but... Read More


Agard issue divides BLP youth leaders

01 December 2015

THE MARIA AGARD SAGA appears to have left a sharp division among young members of the Barbados Labour Party. The disagreement played out on television Sunday night between current and former presidents of the party’s youth arm, the League of Young Socialists. Read More


Sinckler would welcome Agard

26 November 2015

MINISTER OF FINANCE Chris Sinckler is not against Dr Maria Agard joining the ranks of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). In fact, he said the option was open to the Christ Church West MP, who was expelled from the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) last Sunday,... Read More


NATION EXTRA: George Payne on Maria Agard Affair

25 November 2015

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT for St Andrew George Payne shares his thoughts on the expulsion of Dr Maria Agard from the Barbados Labour Party. Read More




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