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Senate debate on Estimates coming

14 March 2019

The Senate is expected to debate the 2019-2020 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure in two weeks. Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Jerome Walcott, the Leader of Government Business in the Upper House, said the debate on Government’s budget would likely take place... Read More

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UPP: Bus fares increase burden

19 February 2019

Earlier today, the United Progressive Party released a statement in response to the proposal by Government in yesterday’s Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, to increase bus fares. Read More

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Tourism officials looking beyond traditional markets

18 February 2019

Arrivals from the United States, United Kingdom (UK) and Canada have increased, but Barbados is looking beyond these markets to grow its tourism arrivals. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Donna Cadogan, and Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. chief executive... Read More

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Estimates on Monday

12 February 2019

The Estimates Debate will start on Monday at 10 a.m. Before the House of Assembly adjourned earlier tonight, Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn laid the 2019 to 2020 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure. Read More

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Opposition team covering all bases

19 January 2019

Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley presented his official Opposition Spokespersons Team earlier today. Thirteen members were announced today with three more to be announced at a later date. Read More

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AG tours The City

19 January 2019

Attorney General Dale Marshall got a first-hand look at two of The City’s so called trouble spots when he toured the Chapman Lane and New Orleans areas this morning. He was joined by Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith, Deputy Commissioner Erwin Boyce and other... Read More

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Atherley introduces new team

19 January 2019

Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley today presented the team which would speak on behalf of the Opposition on national issues. He stressed it was not the launch of a political party, which would come in due course. Read More

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Bourne to be honoured on Friday

19 December 2018

From Friday evening, the Committee Room in the East Wing of Parliament will bear a new name, that of Edna Ermyntrude "Ermie" Bourne. Prime Minister Mia Mottley made the announcement late Tuesday night before the House was suspended. Read More

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May survives party confidence vote

12 December 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote from her Conservative party on Wednesday, but more than a third of her lawmakers said she was no longer the right leader to implement Britain’s exit from the European Union. Read More

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MPs sing ‘lock Dem up’ chorus

11 December 2018

Place them before the law courts and lock up anyone found guilty. This was the chorus on the floor of the House Assembly on Tuesday as speaker after speaker in the Barbados Labour Party Government called for former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) MPs to answer for... Read More

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Atherley ready to debate ‘crossing floor’

05 December 2018

Discord over Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley’s controversial departure from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) surfaced yesterday as the House of Assembly debated matters related to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Read More

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New rules a ‘must for state spending’

04 December 2018

Government officials say they are prepared to introduce and abide by new rules governing how state funds are spent. But they are also calling for action against members of the former administration if there is evidence they contravened laws governing their office,... Read More

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Judicial reform a must, says senator

07 November 2018

Opposition Senator Crystal Drakes says with a price tag of over $30 000 a year to house an inmate in HMP Prison Dodds, Barbados has to look at “serious judicial review and reform”. She is also suggesting Barbadians should engage in self-examination to discover the... Read More

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Call for referendum on death penalty

07 November 2018

A referendum would have to be put to Barbadians before any decision could be taken to abolish the death penalty. So said Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Jerome Walcott, who made it clear today that a bill before the Senate was intended to abolish the... Read More

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20 years to fix ‘housing mess’

07 November 2018

Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development George Payne fears it will take 20 years to fix the housing “mess” he said was left by the last Government. Payne said the National Housing Corporation (NHC) was grappling with millions of dollars in losses at housing... Read More

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Grenadians reject Privy Council replacement again

06 November 2018

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenadians voted for a second time within a two year period, to reject efforts to replace the London-based Privy Council as the island’s highest court. In a national referendum on Tuesday, the preliminary figures released by the Parliamentary... Read More

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Chastanet reshuffles cabinet

06 November 2018

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet today announced that a minor re-shuffle to his two and a half year Cabinet saying the changes were necessary to ensure greater synergy, efficiency and improve responsiveness to the needs of St Lucians. Read More

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US voters give verdict on Trump

06 November 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues, Americans voted on Tuesday to determine the balance of power in the U.S. Congress and shape the future of Donald Trump’s presidency. The first... Read More

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BLP meet for annual conference

27 October 2018

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) kicked off the first business day of their 80’s Annual Conference. This conference, which is being held at The Lodge School, marks the first time in the party’s history that the annual conference is being held in St John. Read More

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Move ‘unfair’ to pensioners, says Taitt

20 October 2018

Independent senator Monique Taitt has lambasted the Mia Mottley administration for not being as caring as it has projected to be before, and since taking office. Read More

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Adams: BERT will work for us

20 October 2018

Senator Rawdon Adams knows there will be pain for some Barbadians when the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme digs in. But he believes that in the long run, BERT, the austerity programme recently endorsed by the International Monetary... Read More

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