Down to House business
Hours after the issue of leadership in the Barbados Labour Party was settled, new Opposition Leader Owen Arthur turned up for the first sitting of the House of Assembly on the stroke of 10.
Arthur, accompanied by colleagues Gline Clarke, Ronald Toppin and Dale Marshall arrived together for the morning session of Parliament.
There were cheers for the new leader when he arrived. He told the Press he is all for unity and will not be at the helm of any divided party.
At 11:37 a.m. Mia Mottley, the former leader, arrived with Cynthia Forde, MP for St Thomas to shouts from some supporters.
Deputy Prime Minister Freundel Stuart arrived for the sitting at 9:47 a.m. followed by other parliamentarians, including the new Finance minister Chris Sinckler and Minister of Health Donville Inniss who were early for the 10 a.m. sitting.