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Plans progressing for trust loans, job programme

23 September 2018

Budding Barbadian entrepreneurs can look out for the promised trust loans by year-end. And hopefully, by the first quarter of next year, the First Jobs Initiative will be officially ready for roll out. Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Investment... Read More


King: On right track with options

21 September 2018

The removal of the mandatory death penalty is a perfect chance for Barbados to prove it is serious about staying in line with the developed world, says Minister of Culture and Sport John King. The Member of Parliament for St Philip West said it was time for Barbados... Read More


Browne suggests lethal injection

20 September 2018

A first-time Member of Parliament has made a call for Barbados to find an alternative way to execute the death penalty. Speaking during a debate in the House of Assembly on Tuesday to amend the Offences Against The Person Act, St Philip North’s Dr Sonia Browne suggested... Read More


Death penalty ‘still on the book’

19 September 2018

Hang on, says Attorney General Dale Marshall, the death penalty will not be abolished in Barbados just yet. “I can say to you, Mr Speaker, and all of Barbados, that today Barbados has a death penalty and when this bill is passed in the House and passed in the Senate... Read More


Thorne: More to be done

14 September 2018

Abolishing the mandatory death penalty is not enough, says prominent Queen’s Counsel Ralph Thorne. The Christ Church South MP, one of Barbados’ leading criminal lawyers, is urging the Attorney General to “get busy” and introduce legislation to fix other shortcomings... Read More


No option but death ‘not fair’

13 September 2018

Member of Parliament for Christ Church East Wilfred Abrahams put up a strong case for abolishing the mandatory death penalty in the House of Assembly on Tuesday. Piloting the Offences Against The Person (Amendment) Bill 2018, he said the demands of the penalty of... Read More


Man up, don’t be sperm donors!

12 September 2018

Too many Barbadian youngsters are ending up in the law courts charged with murder and other criminal offences because their fathers “donate sperm” but refuse to “man up” afterwards. Minister in the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Rural Development Charles Griffith... Read More


Dems backing Donville – for now

09 September 2018

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is not throwing its former Member of Parliament Donville Inniss to the wayside just yet. New party president Verla De Peiza is reminding the public that Inniss has done nothing wrong unless proven otherwise. “His matter is still... Read More


UPP holds first congress

20 August 2018

The United Progressive Party (UPP) held its inaugural annual general meeting and election of officers at Harrison College on Saturday. During her address re-elected chairman Lynette Eastmond spoke about the role and focus of the UPP. Read More


Public servants ‘sold out’ by unions

16 August 2018

Opposition senator and trade unionist Caswell Franklyn has suggested public servants were “sold out” in trade union negotiations that won them a settlement of a five per cent pay increase. Franklyn, whose Unity Workers’ Union was not part of those negotiations with... Read More


NIS payments coming

15 August 2018

In the coming months, Barbadians owed some $465 million by Government through contributions to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will be paid. The assurance was given by Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn, who did not indicate where the cash-strapped... Read More


Verla’s call

12 August 2018

Step up and step forward. That was the message which new president of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Verla DePeiza, sent to the faithful in her maiden address. DePeiza, who was unopposed, won the favour of the majority of voters in attendance at the party’s... Read More


De Peiza is new DLP president

12 August 2018

Attorney-at-law and defeated Christ Church West candidate Verla De Peiza is the new president of the Democratic Labour Party. She took up the reins, yesterday, almost three months after a defeated former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart announced he was stepping down... Read More


Young Dems in rebuilding

02 August 2018

AS the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) starts its rebuilding effort after its massive defeat at the May 24 poll, a number of the party’s Young Democrats will be part of the process. President Curtis Cave, who demits office next month, told the DAILY NATION via telephone... Read More


Emancipation Day Message from the UPP

01 August 2018

The following is the full Emancipation Day Message from the United Progressive Party A happy and reflective Emancipation Day to all Barbadians! Barbados is ready for the creation of a revolutionary democracy in the same way that the internet has revolutionised... Read More


No fresh blood

30 July 2018

THE DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY (DLP) is preparing to rise from the ashes. However, no new faces are among the at least four contenders who have put forward themselves for the presidency of the party which suffered a humiliating “red wash” in the May 24 General Election... Read More


No minimum guarantee for Copa

27 July 2018

Barbados does not have a minimum revenue guarantee in place with COPA Airlines. Responding to questions raised by Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley as he wrapped up debate on the Airport Service Charge (Amendment) Bill 2018, Minister of Tourism and International... Read More


Govt keeps tuition promise

25 July 2018

The Mia Amor Mottley administration has kept a major manifesto promise. Government will resume payment of tuition fees for Barbadian students at the University of the West Indies (UWI) from September. The administration has gone one step further: it announced... Read More


Minister issues warning

25 July 2018

Barbadians are being warned against engaging with anyone on social media pretending to be representing the Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce. This caution has come from the Minster of Entrepreneurship Dwight Sutherland who suggested that is... Read More


Reform coming for Town and Country act

25 July 2018

Stakeholders were at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre to give their input to Government as they look to reform the Town and Country Planning Act. This is the second meeting of its kind between the governmental organisations, developers, engineers and other stakeholders... Read More


New taxes could have ADP effect, Atherley warns

24 July 2018

Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley has warned the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Government that its introduction of new taxes on the bread and butter sector could have similar fallout as the controversial British Air Passenger Duty (APD). Read More


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