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Atherley: What about Hilton?

21 March 2019

Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley wants to know Government’s position as it relates to the Hilton Hotel. Atherley, in his Budget Reply in the House of Assembly today, said while members of the Government would not be selling the hotel, located at Needham’s... Read More


Mia: Stay the course

21 March 2019

Warning that fixing Barbados would not be a sprint, Prime Minister Mia Mottley last night delivered a marathon Budget Speech offering tax relief and policies intended to kick-start the economy. Read More


Atherley shares first impression of budget

20 March 2019

A budget that was overly long, lacked details and was not satisfying. That’s Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley’s impression of Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s five-and-a-half-hour Budget today. Read More


Bus fares going to $3.50

20 March 2019

Prime Minister Mia Mottley tonight announced that bus fares will be moving from $2 to $3.50. Read More


Paternity leave on the cards 

20 March 2019

Prime Minister Mia Mottley has promised there will be paternity leave in Barbados “by this time next year”. Read More


Push for healthier options on menus

20 March 2019

There is an appeal to Barbadians to change their diets and lifestyles. That is the challenge from Prime Minister Mia Mottley during her Budget Address in the House of Assembly today. Read More


Liat still restructuring 

20 March 2019

The restructuring of LIAT is continuing, says Prime Minister Mia Mottley. In her Budget presentation today in the House of Assembly, Mottley said they were making some progress in this exercise. Read More


No more ‘sweet deals’

20 March 2019

Sweet deals have come to an end. This is the promise of Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley who said Government was in the process of renegotiating public contracts which she described as expensive and untendered. Read More


Barbados dollar safe 

20 March 2019

Over the past ten months, the Government has pulled the Barbados dollar to safety. Read More


Mottley: Growth needed to turn around economy

20 March 2019

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has stressed that Government cannot transform Barbados’ economy until there is growth. Read More


Three get UPP nod for next election

15 March 2019

Former United Progressive Party (UPP) campaign manager Ambrose Grosvenor is among three candidates the party has named for the next general election. Read More


Senate debate on Estimates coming

14 March 2019

The Senate is expected to debate the 2019-2020 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure in two weeks. Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Jerome Walcott, the Leader of Government Business in the Upper House, said the debate on Government’s budget would likely take place... Read More


UPP: Bus fares increase burden

19 February 2019

Earlier today, the United Progressive Party released a statement in response to the proposal by Government in yesterday’s Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, to increase bus fares. Read More


Tourism officials looking beyond traditional markets

18 February 2019

Arrivals from the United States, United Kingdom (UK) and Canada have increased, but Barbados is looking beyond these markets to grow its tourism arrivals. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Donna Cadogan, and Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. chief executive... Read More


Estimates on Monday

12 February 2019

The Estimates Debate will start on Monday at 10 a.m. Before the House of Assembly adjourned earlier tonight, Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn laid the 2019 to 2020 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure. Read More


Opposition team covering all bases

19 January 2019

Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley presented his official Opposition Spokespersons Team earlier today. Thirteen members were announced today with three more to be announced at a later date. Read More


AG tours The City

19 January 2019

Attorney General Dale Marshall got a first-hand look at two of The City’s so called trouble spots when he toured the Chapman Lane and New Orleans areas this morning. He was joined by Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith, Deputy Commissioner Erwin Boyce and other... Read More


Atherley introduces new team

19 January 2019

Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley today presented the team which would speak on behalf of the Opposition on national issues. He stressed it was not the launch of a political party, which would come in due course. Read More


Bourne to be honoured on Friday

19 December 2018

From Friday evening, the Committee Room in the East Wing of Parliament will bear a new name, that of Edna Ermyntrude "Ermie" Bourne. Prime Minister Mia Mottley made the announcement late Tuesday night before the House was suspended. Read More


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


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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