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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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BLP battle brewing in St Michael South Central

13 September 2016

A POLITICAL SHOWDOWN is looming in the Opposition Barbados Labour Party’s St Michael South Central branch, one which is seeing an experienced politician being challenged by a newcomer. While former Member of Parliament David Gill, 61, says nothing trumps experience,... Read More

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Humphrey ready to serve the people

26 July 2016

PEOPLE OVER POLITICS. That is the message Kirk Humphrey, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) St Michael South candidate, has embraced as he started his canvassing campaign on Saturday. Humphrey, who walked through Reece Road Main Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael, and... Read More

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Sinckler stands by jobless stats

21 July 2016

MINISTER of Finance Chris Sinckler is standing by the single-digit unemployment numbers published by the Central Bank for the first quarter of 2016 which have attracted adverse scrutiny by the Opposition and some economists. During debate in the House of Assembly... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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MARCH A ‘PLOY’

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

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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

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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

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