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Caribbean American sworn in as New York Lieutenant Governor

Caribbean American sworn in as New York Lieutenant Governor


MANHATTAN, NY – Caribbean American Brian Benjamin was sworn in as the next Lieutenant Governor of New York on Thursday. The Harlem Democrat filled the post left open by his new boss and predecessor, Governor Kathy Hochul following the abrupt resig...

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Moe returns to Senate

Moe returns to Senate


Government Senator Lucille Moe has called for an adjustment to the regulations that would allow members of the Senate to participate in sittings remotely. While making her first appearance since December in the Upper House on Wednesday, Moe compla...

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Peter Phillips reassigned

Peter Phillips reassigned


Member of Parliament for St Lucy, Peter Phillips, is on the move once again. Today, the Cabinet Office announced Phillips was reassigned to the portfolio of Minister in the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Maintenance with effect from August 30, 202...

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Do more to reduce prices, Government told

Do more to reduce prices, Government told


Government can and must do more to reduce prices in Barbados, says Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley. He said Government had the wherewithal to reduce taxes and duties imposed on imported goods despite the repeated statement that Barbados w...

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New legislation to decriminalise vending

New legislation to decriminalise vending


Government has taken the first step in a bid to decriminalise vending in Barbados and to open up the playing field that Barbadians can ply their trade legitimately. The National Vending Bill 2021 introduced in the House of Assembly earlier today b...

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Statement from AG on new directive

Statement from AG on new directive


Attorney General Dale Marshall issued the following clarification on the new COVID-19 directive that will go into effect at midnight. He was referring to statements made by Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Friday during her address to the nation. ...

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DLP calls for transparency on COVID situation

DLP calls for transparency on COVID situation


The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) spokesperson on health, Paul Gibson, is calling on the Mia Mottley administration for greater transparency in its handling of the current COVID-19 surge. In a media release, Gibson says they have been “doing the m...

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Water treatment plant for The Belle

Water treatment plant for The Belle


Relief from long-standing water and sanitation woes is on the cards for squatters in some St Michael districts. Minister in the Ministry of Water Resources Charles Griffith said plans were in train for construction of a water treatment plant to se...

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Verla De Peiza back at helm of DLP

Verla De Peiza back at helm of DLP


Verla De Peiza was once again given the nod to lead the Democratic Labour Party, dismissing the challenge from Rev. Guy Hewitt for the post of president. Attempts to reach former general secretary Damien Griffith for official numbers were futile, ...

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Call to make Louis Lynch report public

Call to make Louis Lynch report public


A medical doctor who sits in the Upper House has called for the environmental health report of the former Louis Lynch Secondary School, to be made public. Independent senator Dr Christopher Maynard says he is wary of the Whitepark Road, St Michael...