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Controversy over gift of land to Rihanna

16 June 2010

CONTROVERSY reared its ugly head yesterday as Barbados celebrated the achievements of pop star Rihanna with an Opposition MP querying Government’s choice of the exclusive, upscale Apes Hill, rather than any of the other new developments, like Bushy Park, to gift her... Read More

Politically sound

16 June 2010

Foreign investors thinking of putting some of their money into Barbados’ economy have been given sound advice: don’t worry about political instability. Read More

Mia: Bring Budget now

15 June 2010

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley wants the David Thompson administration to present this year’s Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals as a matter of urgency.Mottley made this call on Sunday night at Combermere School while addressing a joint Barbados Labour Party... Read More

Careless with CARICOM

13 June 2010

THE SUNDAY SUN today brings the final part of CARELESS With CARICOM, an edited version, which started in last week's edition: by Sir Shridath Ramphal HAVE WE FORGOTTEN the days when as West Indians we were the first to daringly bring the "Non-Aligned Movement" to the... Read More

Arthur's helping hand

12 June 2010

FORMER PRIME MINISTER Owen Arthur said yesterday that he was simply extending "a requested helping hand" to Antigua and Barbuda by accepting a "specific work assignment" on behalf of the government of Prime Miniser Baldwin Spencer. Arthur offered the explanation in... Read More

Oil spill concerns reach Caribbean

12 June 2010

CARIBBEAN GOVERNMENTS are worried about the possibility of oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico reaching their coastlines. They say that if the oil from the blow-out does come, it will spell serious trouble for their tourist industries. Antigua and Barbuda... Read More

BLP COLUMN - Job shearing at QEH

11 June 2010

It really has become a playground for the politicians. - Roslyn Smith, NUPW.   Read More

PEP COLUMN - Here comes   Dr Hilaire's long hop

11 June 2010

DR ERNEST HILAIRE, chief executive officer of the West Indies Cricket Board, has confirmed that the members of the West Indies cricket team Read More

Politics of Clinton's Barbados meeting

09 June 2010

by RICKEY SINGHSECRETARY OF STATE Hilary Clinton is scheduled to arrive in Barbados tonight for a one-day meeting tomorrow with Caribbean foreign ministers to discuss issues pertaining to mutual co-operation with a special focus on security and crime.The meeting, which... Read More

Mia after 'justice' for CLICO clients

08 June 2010

OPPOSITION LEADER MIA MOTTLEY says she will not rest until justice is done for Barbadian policyholders and depositors in the ongoing CLICO Holdings Barbados Limited saga.On Sunday night at St Christopher’s Primary School, she told a large crowd of supporters that if... Read More

Hunte endorses Charities Amendment Bill

05 June 2010

GOVERNMENT Senator Reginald Hunte has given the thumbs-up to the Charities Amendment Bill which allows for more transparent donations to charitable organisations, especially those that were declared tax exempt. Speaking in the Senate yesterday afternoon, Hunte said... Read More

Poll: PPP/C still most popular party

05 June 2010

GEORGETOWN - A coalition of opposition parties could topple the ruling People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) if an election is held now in Guyana, according to a poll released by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES). However, the poll... Read More

House OK's US$100m loan

05 June 2010

THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY yesterday approved the borrowing of US$100 million from Deutsche Bank AG London as a bridging loan. The loan, originally sought from Scotia Trust & Merchant Bank Trinidad and Tobago, will be used to make certain payment obligations relating to... Read More

Lawyer 'ready for action'

04 June 2010

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW WILFRED ABRAHAMS will be contesting the nomination for the Christ Church East constituency when Barbados Labour Party (BLP) members meet at the St Christopher Primary School on Sunday at 5 p.m. to choose a candidate for the next general election.... Read More

Hillary on official visit next week

02 June 2010

UNITED STATES Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to visit Barbados next Wednesday to meet with some Caribbean leaders and their foreign ministers.The one-day visit, announced by an official in Washington yesterday, will be part of a Latin American and Caribbean tour... Read More

St George South 'moving up'

01 June 2010

ESTHER BYER-SUCKOO wants to take St George South to the next level by ensuring that every household has at least one income. Before a packed audience at the St George Secondary School on Sunday night, Byer-Suckoo, in delivering her constituency report, said that quality... Read More

Woman out to score a first

30 May 2010

Margo Durant-Callender has her eyes set on creating history when the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Read More

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


Is enough done to mark Emancipation Day in Barbados?