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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...

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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...