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Chris: BLP tapping our cellular phones

The Barbados Labour Party has a “dirty tricks division” that is working overtime ahead of Thursday’s general election, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has claimed. He was speaking Sunday night at a political meeting in Thorpes, St James where he also claimed that they were tapping him and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s cellular phones and listening in on […]

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Mia accuses Stuart of sour grapes over the CCJ ruling

Prime Minister Stuart could not have his way with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and so he wants to pull Barbados out of the regional court, Barbados Labour Party leader Mia Mottley has charged. In a last-minute election pledge last Saturday night, Stuart said if the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) retained office, it would […]

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Police seize guns, suspects apprehended

Several men are currently assisting police with investigations into the seizure of a number of firearms. Lawmen were conducting an operation at Kew Road, St Michael, on Sunday, May 20, around 9:30 p.m., when they intercepted a vehicle occupied by the men. Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss said the illegal weapons were […]

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Flood warning in effect for northern and central areas

A flood warning is in effect for the northern and central parts of Barbados until 6p.m. today. According to the Barbados Met Office a mid to upper level trough has been producing moderate to heavy showers over the northern half of the island over the past few hours. Rainfall accumulations of nearly one to two […]

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VENEZUELA: Maduro wins second term amid claims of vote rigging

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote on Sunday marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. Amid food shortages stemming from a severe economic crisis turnout was low. The National Electoral Council (CNE) put it at just 46 per cent but the opposition alleges it was […]

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Mia’s leadership qualities questioned

There are too many unanswered questions and red flags about Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley for the people of this country to place the prime ministership in her hands. This was the contention of Christ Church South Democratic Labour Party (DLP) incumbent John Boyce as he addressed a DLP mass meeting Saturday night […]

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Lowe accuses BLP of carrying out surveillance on his residence

Dr Denis Lowe says members of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) were carrying out surveillance on his residence and warned that these kinds of activities were foreign to Barbados’ political landscape and citizens should be on guard. He cited a recent visit to his home by former Prime Minister Own Arthur to check on his […]

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Youth urged to make their mark in upcoming election

With just five days remaining until general elections, the youth in Barbados have been encouraged to turn out in their numbers and vote for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Party leader Mia Mottley was among those who made the call during a Youth Rally at Tweeside Road, St Michael Saturday night. Mottley told the large […]

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Weir: BLP wants to empower you

If elected, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) intends to empower “the average man” in communities across the island. BLP candidate for St Philip South Indar Weir made this promise to a gathering at Boscobel, St Peter on Saturday. “We are willing to empower you. We understand that if we were to empower you, we will help […]

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BLP ship has not docked yet, Phillips warns

Although confident of a “massive Barbados Labour Party victory” at the polls come May 24, BLP candidate for St Lucy, Peter Phillips warned party faithful not to take anything for granted since the ship has not reached the harbour as yet. “As we enter the closing stages of this long campaign, that we as a people […]

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Humphrey lambastes PM Stuart

The battle between Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) candidate for St Michael South Kirk Humphrey has gotten personal. Last night, during a BLP Youth Rally in Tweeside Road, St Michael, Humphrey revealed that Stuart had betrayed his trust by leaking a letter which he had written to him while he was […]

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PM Stuart says new DLP administration would leave appellate jurisdiction of CCJ

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says if re-elected his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration will break from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its appellate jurisdiction. Stuart, who made the disclosure at a DLP meeting in Eagle Hall, St Michael, while not going into details, cited disrespect from the Port-of-Spain-based court and the limited number […]

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Two killed in traffic accident on Black Rock main road

Two people were killed in a traffic accident which occurred about 1 a.m. on Sunday along the Black Rock main road near its junction with St Stephens Hill Road, St Michael. Dead are Colin Dexter Clarke alias ‘Terry’ of Chapman Street, St Michael and 36-year-old Jonah King of Braids Road, Lower Carlton, St James. A Transport Board bus was travelling to […]

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UPDATE: Police investigating unnatural death at Tudor Bridge

Police are investigating the death of a 34-year-old man which occurred about 3:45 p.m. on Saturday. The Black Rock Police said they received a report that a group of men who were liming and playing a game of dominoes at Seales Avenue, Tudor Bridge, were approached by a man armed with a gun. The man fired […]

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MP Forde describes Jones as ‘an abysmal failure’

Minister of Education Ronald Jones received a tongue-lashing from MP for St Thomas Cynthia Forde who was speaking Friday night at a political meeting in Baywoods, St James. “He has performed as an abysmal failure in education. He has done nothing but destroy the education sector with the foolishness he does and the nonsense that he spouts. […]

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Police investigating unnatural death at Tudor Bridge

Police are at the scene of an unnatural death at Seales Avenue, Tudor Bridge, St. Michael. Details are sketchy but Barbados TODAY understands the victim is a 34-year-old man. More details as they come to hand.

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No progress since 2008, says Marshall

Incumbent representative for St Joseph Dale Marshall has insisted there was no real progress made in Barbados between 2008 and now. Speaking Friday night at a Barbados Labour Party meeting in Baywoods, St James, he claimed the Democratic Labour Party did not know the definition of the word progress. “For the Democratic Labour Party progress is putting […]

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