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Atherley, Straughn butt heads over BOSS

Atherley, Straughn butt heads over BOSS


Government and the Opposition clashed over the BOSS (Barbados Optional Savings Scheme) yesterday and who was really benefiting from the initiative. Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn revealed in the House of Assembly that $18.7 mill...

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Governor to serve six-year term

Governor to serve six-year term


A governor of the Central Bank will in the future be appointed for a six-year term, rather than indefinitely, according to new proposed legislation to repeal the Central Bank of Barbados Act. This is among adjustments contained in the Central Bank...

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Wealthy businesses ‘not giving back’

Wealthy businesses ‘not giving back’


Government backbencher Trevor Prescod has complained there are too many organisations that accumulated wealth in Barbados over the years, but are now not giving back when it is most needed. The former minister, who is the Prime Minister’s Special ...

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Rowe is new deputy Speaker

Rowe is new deputy Speaker


Neil Rowe was elected deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly in this morning’s sitting. Rowe, the parliamentary representative for St Michael North West, replaced Gline Clarke, who represented St George North for 26 years. Clarke retired from ...

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Pilgrim leaves DLP after 26 years

Pilgrim leaves DLP after 26 years


Former general secretary George Pilgrim resigned from the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) today. Pilgrim, who was a member of the party since 1994, confirmed his resignation, but declined to give a reason. He ran against [Sir] David Simmons in St...

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Phillips quits elective politics

Phillips quits elective politics


Head of Solutions Barbados, Grenville Phillips II, has retired from elective politics. The engineer made the announcement on Wednesday night while congratulating Barbados Labour Party candidate Toni Moore on her victory in the St George North by-e...

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25 polling stations in St George North

25 polling stations in St George North


Twenty five polling stations will be used for the St George North by-election on Wednesday, including four schools and the parish polyclinic. The Ministry of Education previously stated St George Secondary School – which will be used as the counti...

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BLP has no plan for tourism, says Sealy

BLP has no plan for tourism, says Sealy


Former Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy dismissed Government’s post-COVID tourism plan as “foolishness”. He also asserted that the Mia Mottley administration had the wrong person in charge of the sector, saying Cabinet members Colin Jordan and Ia...

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Electoral official says everything on track for by-election

Electoral official says everything on track for by-election


Preparations for the by-election in the Constituency of St George North on Wednesday, November 11, are going well, says Supervisor of Elections, Angela Taylor. She pointed out that the election training and other tasks, which were expanded because...

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St George North

St George North


Over the last few weeks, the constituency of St George North came into sharp focus when it was announced that Member of Parliament Gline Clarke, who has represented the area for the past 26 years, will be taking on a new assignment. He heads to Ca...