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Virtual Dems celebration

Virtual Dems celebration


The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) celebrations to commemorate the birth of party founder and father of the country’s Independence, Errol Barrow, will be strictly a virtual affair. The change is in keeping with Barbados’ grappling with the COVID-19...

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PdP also losing members

PdP also losing members


It appears it is not only the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) that is bleeding key membership of late, as the Joseph Atherley-led People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) lost one of its high-ranking members with three more expected to go. ...

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Alleyne leaves DLP

Alleyne leaves DLP


Simon Alleyne has resigned from the Democratic Labour Party after ten years. In confirming his resignation as of January 7, Alleyne hinted that he could be switching to another political party since he wants to serve. “That is very possible. I’...

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Protect vulnerable, says Walters

Protect vulnerable, says Walters


The vulnerable people in society have to be protected, says Democratic Labour Party spokesperson on health, Ryan Walters. And he is suggesting that the Ministry of Health and Wellness implements a comprehensive and consistent testing and monitorin...

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De Peiza ‘not satisfied that enough was done’

De Peiza ‘not satisfied that enough was done’


It is Government’s responsibility to keep Barbadians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic if the country’s borders will not be closed. That’s the position of president of the Democratic Labour Party president Verla De Peiza who was speaking during an...

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Dems knock COVID-19 response

Dems knock COVID-19 response


The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) says Government’s ‘hope for the best’ policy in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis is unrealistic. Acting general secretary and spokesperson on tourism, Damien Griffith, noted Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic did n...

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Greenidge: Squatters should be made to pay

Greenidge: Squatters should be made to pay


Squatters knew the risk they were taking when they set up at Rock Hall, St Philip, and they should pay the price, said Senator Rudolph “Cappy” Greenidge on Wednesday. As the Senate debated a resolution to compulsorily acquire land in the area, a f...

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Atherley, Straughn butt heads over BOSS

Atherley, Straughn butt heads over BOSS


Government and the Opposition clashed over the BOSS (Barbados Optional Savings Scheme) yesterday and who was really benefiting from the initiative. Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn revealed in the House of Assembly that $18.7 mill...

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Governor to serve six-year term

Governor to serve six-year term


A governor of the Central Bank will in the future be appointed for a six-year term, rather than indefinitely, according to new proposed legislation to repeal the Central Bank of Barbados Act. This is among adjustments contained in the Central Bank...

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Wealthy businesses ‘not giving back’

Wealthy businesses ‘not giving back’


Government backbencher Trevor Prescod has complained there are too many organisations that accumulated wealth in Barbados over the years, but are now not giving back when it is most needed. The former minister, who is the Prime Minister’s Special ...