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May survives party confidence vote

12 December 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote from her Conservative party on Wednesday, but more than a third of her lawmakers said she was no longer the right leader to implement Britain’s exit from the European Union. Read More

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MPs sing ‘lock Dem up’ chorus

11 December 2018

Place them before the law courts and lock up anyone found guilty. This was the chorus on the floor of the House Assembly on Tuesday as speaker after speaker in the Barbados Labour Party Government called for former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) MPs to answer for... Read More

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Atherley ready to debate ‘crossing floor’

05 December 2018

Discord over Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley’s controversial departure from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) surfaced yesterday as the House of Assembly debated matters related to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Read More

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New rules a ‘must for state spending’

04 December 2018

Government officials say they are prepared to introduce and abide by new rules governing how state funds are spent. But they are also calling for action against members of the former administration if there is evidence they contravened laws governing their office,... Read More

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Judicial reform a must, says senator

07 November 2018

Opposition Senator Crystal Drakes says with a price tag of over $30 000 a year to house an inmate in HMP Prison Dodds, Barbados has to look at “serious judicial review and reform”. She is also suggesting Barbadians should engage in self-examination to discover the... Read More

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Call for referendum on death penalty

07 November 2018

A referendum would have to be put to Barbadians before any decision could be taken to abolish the death penalty. So said Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Jerome Walcott, who made it clear today that a bill before the Senate was intended to abolish the... Read More

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20 years to fix ‘housing mess’

07 November 2018

Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development George Payne fears it will take 20 years to fix the housing “mess” he said was left by the last Government. Payne said the National Housing Corporation (NHC) was grappling with millions of dollars in losses at housing... Read More

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Grenadians reject Privy Council replacement again

06 November 2018

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenadians voted for a second time within a two year period, to reject efforts to replace the London-based Privy Council as the island’s highest court. In a national referendum on Tuesday, the preliminary figures released by the Parliamentary... Read More

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Chastanet reshuffles cabinet

06 November 2018

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet today announced that a minor re-shuffle to his two and a half year Cabinet saying the changes were necessary to ensure greater synergy, efficiency and improve responsiveness to the needs of St Lucians. Read More

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US voters give verdict on Trump

06 November 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues, Americans voted on Tuesday to determine the balance of power in the U.S. Congress and shape the future of Donald Trump’s presidency. The first... Read More

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BLP meet for annual conference

27 October 2018

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) kicked off the first business day of their 80’s Annual Conference. This conference, which is being held at The Lodge School, marks the first time in the party’s history that the annual conference is being held in St John. Read More

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Move ‘unfair’ to pensioners, says Taitt

20 October 2018

Independent senator Monique Taitt has lambasted the Mia Mottley administration for not being as caring as it has projected to be before, and since taking office. Read More

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Adams: BERT will work for us

20 October 2018

Senator Rawdon Adams knows there will be pain for some Barbadians when the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme digs in. But he believes that in the long run, BERT, the austerity programme recently endorsed by the International Monetary... Read More

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Plans progressing for trust loans, job programme

23 September 2018

Budding Barbadian entrepreneurs can look out for the promised trust loans by year-end. And hopefully, by the first quarter of next year, the First Jobs Initiative will be officially ready for roll out. Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Investment... Read More

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King: On right track with options

21 September 2018

The removal of the mandatory death penalty is a perfect chance for Barbados to prove it is serious about staying in line with the developed world, says Minister of Culture and Sport John King. The Member of Parliament for St Philip West said it was time for Barbados... Read More

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Browne suggests lethal injection

20 September 2018

A first-time Member of Parliament has made a call for Barbados to find an alternative way to execute the death penalty. Speaking during a debate in the House of Assembly on Tuesday to amend the Offences Against The Person Act, St Philip North’s Dr Sonia Browne suggested... Read More

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Death penalty ‘still on the book’

19 September 2018

Hang on, says Attorney General Dale Marshall, the death penalty will not be abolished in Barbados just yet. “I can say to you, Mr Speaker, and all of Barbados, that today Barbados has a death penalty and when this bill is passed in the House and passed in the Senate... Read More

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Thorne: More to be done

14 September 2018

Abolishing the mandatory death penalty is not enough, says prominent Queen’s Counsel Ralph Thorne. The Christ Church South MP, one of Barbados’ leading criminal lawyers, is urging the Attorney General to “get busy” and introduce legislation to fix other shortcomings... Read More

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No option but death ‘not fair’

13 September 2018

Member of Parliament for Christ Church East Wilfred Abrahams put up a strong case for abolishing the mandatory death penalty in the House of Assembly on Tuesday. Piloting the Offences Against The Person (Amendment) Bill 2018, he said the demands of the penalty of... Read More

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Man up, don’t be sperm donors!

12 September 2018

Too many Barbadian youngsters are ending up in the law courts charged with murder and other criminal offences because their fathers “donate sperm” but refuse to “man up” afterwards. Minister in the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Rural Development Charles Griffith... Read More

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Dems backing Donville – for now

09 September 2018

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is not throwing its former Member of Parliament Donville Inniss to the wayside just yet. New party president Verla De Peiza is reminding the public that Inniss has done nothing wrong unless proven otherwise. “His matter is still... Read More

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