• Today
    February 22

  • 07:02 PM

'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

A Speaker's brief authority

02 May 2010

I FIRST came across the above quotation at the top of a Gladstone Holder column in 1978 headlined 'BRIEF AUTHORITY'. Read More

Estwick: Bring the evidence

30 April 2010

PUT UP OR SHUT UP. That's what Minister of Economic Affairs Dr David Estwick is demanding of Opposition parliamentarian Read More

Craig: House needed cooling

30 April 2010

But what former Member of Parliament Lionel Craig wants to really know is why Carrington did not suspend the morning's sitting and invoke a "cooling-off period" Read More

MPs urged to say sorry

30 April 2010

PARLIAMENTARIANS are being asked to apologise to the nation's youth for their actions in the House of Assembly on Tuesday. Read More

Online readers say: Shame!

29 April 2010

A FAILING GRADE! That is what Barbadians near and far have given to parliamentarians Read More



28 April 2010

VOICES WERE RAISED. Tantrums were thrown. People were asked to leave because of disorderly conduct. People walked out in protest. Read More

Freedom of speech: not in House

28 April 2010

BARBADOS' DEMOCRACY is now at risk. Opposition Leader Mia Mottley made this charge at a hastily called Press conference Read More

Sinckler: Mia must follow the rules

28 April 2010

SPEAKER of the House of Assembly Michael Carrington was "terribly disrespected" by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley Read More

Marshall's statement

28 April 2010

MR SPEAKER, the circumstances in which I stand to address this Honourable Chamber are such that they can bring no pleasure. Read More

Arthur saddened by turn of events

28 April 2010

FORMER Prime Minister Owen Arthur said he was saddened to see the level to which Parliament had plummeted. Read More


27 April 2010

THE NINE SEATS which were conspicuously empty in the House of Assembly last Tuesday will be filled today. Read More

MP: Not so

21 April 2010

In a brief statement in Parliament yesterday, Estwick also denied that he had threatened Marshall after a heated argument between the two Read More


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