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Countdown To A Republic: Frequently Asked Questions

Countdown To A Republic: Frequently Asked Questions


As Barbados makes the transition to a republican state, there remain many questions on the minds of citizens at home and abroad, as well as among friends of Barbados. The following are some answers to frequently asked questions as we move ahead to...

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Marshall calls for alternative school plan as COVID cases rise in Europe

Marshall calls for alternative school plan as COVID cases rise in Europe


The Barbados Ministry of Education must share an alternative plan early should face-to-face classes not resume as planned in January next year. This is the view of Democratic Labour Party (DLP) spokesperson on Education, Neil Marshall. Marshall...

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Government upgrading Customs Department

Government upgrading Customs Department


Government is upgrading the operation of the Customs Department to enhance business facilitation and ensure secure operations, through the Customs Bill 2021. The bill, which is being debated in the House of Assembly today, was introduced by Minist...

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‘Government must be accountable’

‘Government must be accountable’


Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley has called for government accountability. With the refrain “the people have a right to know” following the many concerns he voiced, Atherley on Tuesday questioned Government’s policies, including its...

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BREAKING NEWS: Ronald Toppin will not be contesting next General Election

BREAKING NEWS: Ronald Toppin will not be contesting next General Election


Ronald Toppin announced a short while ago that he will not be contesting the next General Election for the Barbados Labour Party in the St Michael North constituency. Toppin was speaking during a special branch meeting. He has served six consecuti...

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Minister worried about elderly

Minister worried about elderly


A Government minister is concerned about the care of the elderly in his constituency, while a former Member of Parliament is urging the ruling party to do more to reduce the high level of unemployment and the device inequities facing many students. ...

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McConney for BLP St Philip West

McConney for BLP St Philip West


Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, Senator Kay McConney, is the person tipped to replace John King in St Philip West. Speaking at Barbados Labour Party branch meeting on Sunday evening at Gordon Walters Primary School in St Patr...

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John King not seeking second term

John King not seeking second term


Member of Parliament for St Philip West, John King, today confirmed he would not be returning as the Barbados Labour Party candidate when elections are called. He made the announcement while addressing the branch on Sunday evening at Gordon Walter...

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Payne wants Bees to apologise to Bajans

Payne wants Bees to apologise to Bajans


Former minister of Housing and Lands George Payne says the failed attempt to procure COVID-19 vaccines by a private entity on behalf of Government was “massive” and should not be “brushed aside just like that to say that there’s no issue”. He made...

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Joint Committee reviews Vending Bill

Joint Committee reviews Vending Bill


The Joint Select Committee of Parliament met yesterday to review the National Vending Bill 2021. The Bill which was passed in Parliament last month aims to regulate vending, however, there were some concerns expressed about some sections. The C...