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Eager to vote

Across the constituencies of St Michael East, St Michael South East, St Michael South Central voting has been going smoothly even as large numbers of voters waited patiently in the line at the various polling stations. Barbados TODAY arrived at The Barbados Community College at 5:45 a.m. to find scores of voters already queued outside […]

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ELECTIONS – Byer-Suckoo concerned about ‘vote buying’ in St George South

Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for St George South Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo has expressed concern about what she calls “vote buying practices” in the constituency on Election Day. Speaking with Barbados TODAY after casting her ballot at the Ellerton Primary School, Byer-Suckoo said that some young people within the constituency were postponing their right to vote until […]

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ELECTIONS – PM Stuart optimistic DLP can pull off a third term

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart  says he is optimistic his incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) can secure a third consecutive term following today’s general election. Speaking with Barbados TODAY shortly after casting his ballot at Bayleys Primary School, Stuart said it was now over to the voters to decide whether or not to give the DLP […]

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ELECTIONS – High voter turnout in the north

As has been the trend throughout the country, residents have been turning out in their numbers in the north of the island  to cast their ballot. Even before the scheduled 6 a.m. opening of the polls, there were long lines at the St Lucy Primary, Salvation Army, Checker Hall and Colderidge and Parry schools. The […]

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ELECTIONS – ‘Seamless’ voting in St James South

Scores of anxious residents in the St James South constituency started to gather as early as 5 o’clock this morning at the West Terrace Primary School, one of the four polling stations in the constituency, in order to mark that crucial X as they seek to choose their next representative for the area. When the […]

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ELECTIONS – Voting going smoothly in the east

Voting in the east of the island as been going smoothly even as large numbers of voters wait patiently in the lines at the different polling stations. In St Philip there are three constituencies of north, south and west currently held by the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP). Before the 6 a.m. start of the […]

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ELECTIONS – Abrahams complains of chaos in Christ Church East

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for Christ Church East is complaining of chaotic scenes at polling stations in the area, and lines moving so slowly that people are getting frustrated and leaving without casting a ballot. Wilfred Abrahams, who is hoping to unseat the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) Dr Denis Lowe, told Barbados TODAY […]

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ELECTIONS: Polling stations open, voting under way

Polling stations across the island opened at 6 this morning and residents are out in their numbers to cast their ballots. From 5:30 in the morning, scores of Barbadians lined up outside the Barbados Community College to cast their ballots. Meanwhile, this was the scene at 6:15 a.m. at the polling station at the Eunice […]

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In a jam

Barbadian law students pursuing their legal education certificates at Hugh Wooding Law School are dreading the thought of dropping out because of massive arrears owed to the Council of Legal Education by the Barbados Government. The Trinidad-based law school this morning advised the students by email from the office of Registrar that the Government of […]

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Campaign fell short of expectations

At least one political pundit has given the Freundel Stuart led Democratic Labour Party (DLP) a failing grade for its campaign, in the lead up to tomorrow’s highly anticipated general election. At the same time, University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer in Political Science and International Relations Dr Kristina Hinds said though the Barbados […]

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Economy and education on voters’ minds

It would appear that the pledge by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to reinstate free university education has resonated with some voters. With the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) both scheduled to hold political meetings tonight in a final attempt to sway the electorate, some of those with whom […]

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We’re ready

The Electoral Department is assuring Barbadians it is ready for tomorrow’s general election. Supervisor of Elections Angela Taylor was quoted today in a release from the Barbados Government Information Service as saying staff had been extremely busy over the past few days preparing the packages of election materials, supplies and equipment for polling day. “Much […]

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Social media factored heavily in 2018 election, Inniss says

The man who is seeking to retain the St James South seat for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) says social media has had a great impact on this year’s election campaign. And, according to Donville Inniss, one of the most controversial ministers in the last Freundel Stuart cabinet, social media has forever changed the face […]

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AG at one with Stuart on CCJ

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is standing firmly behind Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s plan to break ties with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) if his administration were to be re-elected for a third straight term in tomorrow’s poll. While making particular mention of the recent legal challenge that was brought by St Lucian professor […]

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NUPW manifesto

The island’s top public sector trade union said it plans to demand a pay rise for civil servants soon after a Government is installed following tomorrow’s general election. In its election manifesto released yesterday, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) said in order to secure the full participation of public workers, the new administration […]

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Clear choice

Leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Mia Mottley has declared that tomorrow’s general election will be a clear cut battle between her BLP and the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP), while dismissing out of hand, the five other political parties that are to be listed on the ballot. “No party formed for the wrong […]

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Pilgrim: It’s in the hands of the people

General Secretary of the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) George Pilgrim says tomorrow’s general election is now in the hands of the people of Barbados. However while not predicting a result or identifying any  “safe seats” for his party, Pilgrim, who is his candidate for St John, was still optimistic that Barbadians will reward the […]

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