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Farley is President of the Senate

Farley is President of the Senate


Senator Reginald Farley was duly elected president of the Senate on Tuesday morning.In a brief session prior to The State Opening of Parliament at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Farley was introduced to the Upper Chamber and welcomed by acting p...

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LESC’s big day

LESC’s big day


The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) will take on historic prominence today, having through proclamation by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, been appointed as the place where the second session of Parliament should commence.The State Opening ...

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Prescod putting people first

Prescod putting people first


New Special Envoy for Reparations and Economic Enfranchisement Trevor Prescod said he is going to root out inequality and address the disadvantages in Barbados.During his presentation at the Barbados Labour Party St Michael East branch’s annual gener...

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Joe never expected a pick

Joe never expected a pick


He and Prime Minister Mia Mottley had a long history of tension and he never expected to be in her Cabinet, says Bishop Joseph Atherley who shockingly left the Barbados Labour Party a week after its huge victory at the polls in 2018.Atherley went on ...

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Farley nominated President of the Senate

Farley nominated President of the Senate


Former parliamentarian Reginald Farley will be returning to Barbados to take up the post of President of the Senate.Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced earlier on Thursday evening in a media release that she nominated him for the post.The position b...

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PdP: Extend NIS benefits to one year

PdP: Extend NIS benefits to one year


As Barbados wades through uncharted waters with an estimated 40 per cent unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Opposition People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) is calling on Government to increase unemployment benefits from six ...

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Parliament officially prorogued

Parliament officially prorogued


Governor General Dame Sandra Mason has announced that Parliament was officially prorogued on Saturday, August 8, 2020.The announcement was made in a notice published in the Official Gazette and dated August 7, 2020.Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley ann...

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PdP: Consult the people on same-sex issue

PdP: Consult the people on same-sex issue


The People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) wants the Mia Mottley administration to go back to the people.In a press conference yesterday at the Opposition Leader’s office at Worthing, Christ Church, PdP spokesperson on law and governance,...

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Consultants ‘too costly’

Consultants ‘too costly’


Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley has rapped Government for the number of consultants it has and the cost to taxpayers.As the House of Assembly debated a resolution for $314 285 to finance a one-year extension of the contract of economic consu...

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Sir Richard retiring from Upper House

Sir Richard retiring from Upper House


President of The Senate, Sir Richard “Johnny” Cheltenham, last night announced he was retiring.The prominent Queen’s Counsel made the announcement just before the sitting ended.“This is the last session of the Senate before the prorogation [of Parlia...