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Symmonds refutes claims on electric bill amendment

Symmonds refutes claims on electric bill amendment


Minister of Energy Kerry Symmonds refuted claims that Government was taking legislation to the House of Assembly to block objections to license applications by Barbados Light and Power Company (BL&P). He piloted the Electric Light and Power (A...

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Caddle: Address each claim in report

Caddle: Address each claim in report


Government backbencher Marsha Caddle is calling on Government to “once and for all address the assertions” related to the Auditor General’s Report as the mood in the country seems to be one “where people in an absence of facts and an absence of infor...

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Youth PM: Village answer to crime

Youth PM: Village answer to crime


Prime Minister of the Barbados National Youth Parliament Pierre Cooke Jr says crime and violence are not random, and communities must play their part in the development of young people in Barbados. “I am not here to bash young people, the public d...

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Lane wants poor housing in The City repaired

Lane wants poor housing in The City repaired


Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Corey Lane is urging Government to fix his City constituency’s longstanding “poor housing”. He said this should be part of a major urban renewable initiative for Barba...

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Prescod: Poor people need houses too

Prescod: Poor people need houses too


Backbencher Trevor Prescod is far from satisfied with his Government’s ambitious policy to create 10 000 housing solutions, while many poor people he represents still remain homeless. The St Michael East Member of Parliament made that clear in the...

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DLP raises objection

DLP raises objection


The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is accusing the Government of using a proposed amendment to the law to limit the right to object to the granting of licences to power companies. In press statement yesterday, president Dr Ronnie Yearwood warned th...

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DLP pushing ‘new politics’ with groups

DLP pushing ‘new politics’ with groups


The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is pushing “new politics” in Barbados and will soon be engaging the public on a variety of issues, says president Dr Ronnie Yearwood. During a media briefing yesterday at the DLP’s George Street, Belleville, St Mi...

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Health, safety amendments ‘too limited’

Health, safety amendments ‘too limited’


At least two Independent senators are contending that the amendments to the legislation providing for the health and safety protection of workers have not gone far enough. When the Safety And Health At Work (Amendment) Bill 2022 was debated in the...

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Call for safe work conditions

Call for safe work conditions


As Government moves to provide 10 000 homes for Barbadians, Minister of Housing, Lands and Maintenance, Dwight Sutherland is urging contractors to ensure they are providing a safe environment for construction workers. Sutherland made the call as h...

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Sealy responds to Cummins over loan

Sealy responds to Cummins over loan


Former Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy came out swinging on Friday in response to statements made in the Senate on Wednesday by current Minister of Tourism Senator Lisa Cummins. Sealy called in to Voice Of Barbados’ Down To Brass Tacks radio pro...