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Homes damaged by Elsa still being repaired

Homes damaged by Elsa still being repaired


By the end of 2022, Government should have completed repairs on approximately 73 per cent of the homes damaged by Hurricane Elsa last year. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, Minister of Housing, Lands and Maintenance Dwight Sutherland ...

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Yearwood: Government failing all around

Yearwood: Government failing all around


The current administration is failing the people of Barbados. That was the one of the views expressed by Democratic Labour Party (DLP) President Dr Ronnie Yearwood during a public meeting on Sunday night at the corner of Pine Plantation Road and C...

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Examine root causes of violence among youth

Examine root causes of violence among youth


Barbados needs to look at the underlying factors for the increase in gun related crime, particularly among the youth. That was the message from Democratic Labour Party (DLP) member Rasheed Belgrave on Sunday during a public meeting at the corner P...

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Flatlining education needs a shock, says Savoury-Gittens

Flatlining education needs a shock, says Savoury-Gittens


Like healthcare, Barbados’ “once prized education system is also flatlining and needs to be shocked and brought back to life”. Melissa Savoury-Gittens, the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) chairperson for the working group on education, addressed t...

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Not seeing eye-to-eye with PM

Not seeing eye-to-eye with PM


President of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Dr Ronnie Yearwood is accusing Government of not being upfront with Barbadians regarding the reason for taking the country into a second successive arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

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PAC doesn’t hold Government’s “feet to the fire”

PAC doesn’t hold Government’s “feet to the fire”


The functions of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have failed to effect any meaningful change in holding Governments to account. This is the view of two of this island’s political pundits, Senator Dr Kristina Hinds and Peter Wickham. Current...

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Dems report recent boost in members

Dems report recent boost in members


As the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) heads into its 67 annual conference this weekend, nine months after its crushing defeat at the polls, the party is reporting an injection of youth membership. This was disclosed by the DLP’s first vice-presiden...

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Barbadians urged to invest in new BOSS plan

Barbadians urged to invest in new BOSS plan


Barbadians from all walks of life are being encouraged to back Government’s Barbados Optional Savings Scheme (BOSS) Plus bonds “no matter how small the investment”. Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn put the case in the House of Ass...

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$2m approved for Regional Digital Project

$2m approved for Regional Digital Project


The Senate has approved the guarantee of approximately two million dollars of a $12 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank, to the University of the West Indies to finance the university’s Regional Digital Transformation Project. Leading...

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Medicinal cannabis licences issued to two Barbadians

Medicinal cannabis licences issued to two Barbadians


Licences for Barbados’ medicinal cannabis industry have been issued to two Barbadians to the value of about $1.5 million in licence fees this year. This was disclosed by Minister of Agriculture and Food and National Security Indar Weir who told th...