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Michael Lashley would answer the call

Michael Lashley would answer the call


Three-time winner in St Philip North, Michael Lashley, is watching the build-up to this weekend’s annual general conference of the Democratic Labour Party carefully, but he isn’t leaning toward incumbent president Verla De Peiza, or her challenger, R...

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Hewitt seeking Christ Church East Central nomination

Hewitt seeking Christ Church East Central nomination


Rev. Guy Hewitt is not only challenging for the presidency of the Democratic Labour Party, he is also seeking a seat in the House of Assembly. Hewitt announced on Tuesday morning that he “contacted the officers of the Christ Church East Central Br...

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Present a Budget, De Peiza tells Govt

Present a Budget, De Peiza tells Govt


President of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Verla DePeiza has called on Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley to present a Budget “as a matter of urgency”. De Peiza said this would give direction to planned recovery. The DLP president was respondi...

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Defence Force a key institution, says Grant

Defence Force a key institution, says Grant


The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) has demonstrated its relevance and usefulness to Barbados and there are lessons Barbadians can learn from it. This view was expressed by Government Senator Rudy Grant when the Defence (Amendment) Bill 2021 was deba...

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Call to reopen Alma Parris School

Call to reopen Alma Parris School


Minister of People Empowerment Cynthia Forde called for the reopening of the Alma Parris Memorial School or the creation of another similar facility to cater to the educational needs of slow learners. Forde said closure of Alma Parris had left a v...

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Louis Lynch school property sold to Wibisco

Louis Lynch school property sold to Wibisco


The property on which the abandoned Louis Lynch Secondary School buildings stand is being sold to biscuit manufacturing company Wibisco. The sale got the nod from Parliament today in a land resolution bill introduced by Minister of Housing, Lands ...

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Hewitt: Corruption hindering growth in Barbados

Hewitt: Corruption hindering growth in Barbados


Putting aside the COVID-19 pandemic, corruption is one of the major hindrances to the growth of Barbados’ economy. This was one of the key points made by Guy Hewitt on Wednesday during a lunch time presentation at the Barbados Yacht Club, Bay Stre...

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De Peiza: Time to speak up on COVID

De Peiza: Time to speak up on COVID


President of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Verla De Peiza, is calling on Government to make a definitive statement on the policy regarding COVID-19. In a statement, De Peiza queried whether we have to “tough it out” or if there is a need for ...

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DLP names 5 more candidates

DLP names 5 more candidates


The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) revealed five more candidates to run in the next General Elections. They are Dawn-Marie Armstrong (St George South), Charles Worrell (St James North), Neil Marshall (St Philip South), Paul Gibson (St James Central...

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Summer upgrade of school lighting

Summer upgrade of school lighting


Work will be done to improve lighting at seven primary schools during the summer vacation. Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw said in the House of Assembly on Tuesday many schools were affected by poor lighting and Government had committed $14....