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    December 15

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Manning steps down

29 May 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – Former prime minister Patrick Manning has resigned as leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM), three days after he led  it to defeat in the May 24 general election. Read More


The People have spoken

26 May 2010

IT’S SAID "a day in politics is a long time". And no-one in Trinidad and Tobago knows that better than former Prime Minister Patrick Manning. Read More


Life goes on for Panday

25 May 2010

BASDEO PANDAY was not too concerned about not being a candidate in yesterday’s general election in Trinidad and Tobago. Read More


We will win!

25 May 2010

Manning was the more emphatic, stating that his ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) would capture "more than 21" seats. "We’re going to win. In fact, we are likely  to win quite handsomely," he said Read More



25 May 2010

Kamla Persad-Bissessar and  the opposition coalition People’s Partnership (PP) were last night romping to a massive victory in general elections held here yesterday. Read More

Succession plan for politicians?

23 May 2010

EACH OF US, I believe, hasat some point to confront Read More

Chance to set new standards

23 May 2010

A clear outline of basic values and acceptable standards of behaviour Read More

Kamla would take pay cut

20 May 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – United National Congress (UNC) leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced on Tuesday night that she would take a ten per cent cut in her salary if she became this country’s next prime minister. Read More

Incident goes to Committee of Privileges

20 May 2010

The incident involving St Joseph Opposition MP Dale Marshall and Cabinet Minister Dr David Estwick  has been referred to the Committee  of Privileges. Read More

Mia suggests changes to elections

19 May 2010

BARBADOS should have a fixed election date – not one that Government can determine as it sees fit. Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley, made this suggestion in the House of Assembly yesterday. Read More

Call persists for Golding to resign as PM

18 May 2010

The PNP continued  to call for Prime Minister Bruce Golding to step down amidst the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips saga rocking the Government even while the JLP  was preparing to host  a Press conference to announce that Golding was staying put. Read More

Govt looking to HELP with land

18 May 2010

Minister of Housing and Lands Michael Lashley is down to move the resolution to compulsorily acquire the two parcels of land, totalling 15 302 square metres, owned by Brighton Plantation Limited. Read More

'Confusion rife'

17 May 2010

Far too many statutory corporations  in Barbados can’t get the job done because  of the Cabinet reshuffles and frequent changes  of board chairmen since 2008, says Opposition  Leader Mia Mottley. Read More

Agonies of Golding and Manning

17 May 2010

THE POLITICAL agonies of the Prime Ministers of Jamaica (Bruce Golding) and Trinidad and Tobago (Patrick Manning) appear to be worsening Read More

Full disclosure needed

17 May 2010

As Prime Minister Bruce Golding ponders his next move  in the wake of the deepening Manatt, Phelps and Phillips scandal, two powerful private sector groups are now calling for him  to make full disclosure Read More

Numbers bring political power

16 May 2010

The late Forbes Burnham once defined politics as the science of deals. As time passes, I am drawn to the view that he was right, and the Lib Dem/Conservative coalition which emerged from the horse trading in Britain, after the recent election, supports Burnham’s thesis.... Read More

Lessons in trust

16 May 2010

Two political events of the past few weeks have again given rise to the question of people’s trust in politicians: that Tory-Lib Dem coalition, which one British commentator was moved to describe as "the quickest marriage in political history"; and locally, Hamilton... Read More

Police discover election plot

16 May 2010

Lawmen raided a house in Carenageon Thursday night, where they recovered a deadly AK-47 rifle and T-shirts belonging to the New National Vision (NNV) political party led by Fuad Abu Bakr, the son of 1990 attempted coup leader Yasin Abu Bakr. Read More

Payne: Opposition under stress

04 May 2010

ST ANDREW Member of Parliament (MP) George Payne has reiterated a call for a gun policy for Parliament. Read More

Gun policy a must for Parliament

03 May 2010

ELOMBE MOTTLEY wants to see a gun policy in and around the precincts of the Parliament as well as the establishment of a nearby police outpost. Read More

If I was in the chair!

02 May 2010

HAVING BEEN Deputy Speaker of the great Parliament of 1976 to 81, I offer my personal opinions on recent matters arising in our Houseof Assembly, if only to clear some of the cobweb! Read More


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