Category: Local News

Bostic has plans for more hotels in The City

If Barbados Labour Party (BLP) incumbent Jeffrey Bostic gets his way, Speedbird House on Independence Square, which formerly housed offices for British Airways, as well as several buildings along Carlisle Bay could soon be converted into hotels. Speaking against the backdrop of the stalled Hyatt Centric project on Bay Street, which is currently the subject […]

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Stuart is a ‘serial liar’, claims Wood

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart came in for a severe tongue lashing last night from the man who defeated him at the polls in St Philip South back in 1999, with former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate Anthony Wood describing this country’s head of Government as “a serial liar”. Citing broken promises which were made by […]

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Inniss slams business sector as ingrates

Minister of Commerce and Industry Donville Inniss has labelled the private sector here as “ungrateful”, complaining it was supporting the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) although the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration had done much for the development of the business community. Inniss told a DLP meeting last night on the Esplanade on Bay Street – […]

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Make it six for Barrow

Ahead of the May 24 general election, St Lucy incumbent Denis Kellman has released something of a constituency manifesto in which he is promising that if he is re-elected for a sixth straight term, he will fix more roads, repair more houses and refurbish and open for viewing the birthplace of late Prime Minister and […]

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Doc wants national health service for the elderly

A renowned Barbadian physician is recommending the establishment of a national health service (NHS), similar to the one in the United Kingdom, to assist the rapidly aging population who require health care. Sir Errol Walrond, a founding member of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP), and Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Medical Sciences […]

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Senior cop vows to end ‘chaos’ at van stand

The Royal Barbados Police Force has described the conduct of some vendors and public service vehicle (PSV) operators in the Constitution River Bus Terminal as chaotic, and is warning that it intends to restore order to that facility, particularly with the planned opening soon of a new terminal. However, during a surprise tour of the […]

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Unequal justice

The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has upheld an appeal brought by a convicted Guyanese national, who was resident in Barbados, against his 25-year murder sentence. The appellant, Teerath Persaud, was convicted along with Barbadian Christopher Omar McCollin of the brutal November 2008 killing of Anna Druizhinina, who was born in Russia and came […]

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EBC lying to the public, Nicholls claims

Attorney-at-law Gregory Nicholls is warning the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) that there will be hell to pay if it persists in “blatantly ignoring” the Court of Appeal ruling on the eligibility of qualified Commonwealth citizens to vote in the May 24 general election. After the EBC insisted yesterday that it would not budge on […]

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‘I’m no yard fowl’

A secondary school teacher who caused controversy by defying public service orders and appearing on the platform of the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has been silenced after all. Educator Simon Alleyne told Barbados TODAY this evening he had withdrawn from the line up scheduled to address a DLP meeting at Checker Hall, St Lucy […]

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Still not jonesing

It is questionable if the incumbent Christ Church East Central representative, Ronald Jones, will continue his winning ways this election, as constituents worry about the state of the island’s economy. Jones, the current Minister of Education, Science and Technology, has maintained a firm grip on the Christ Church East Central constituency for the ruling Democratic […]

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EBC defends integrity of voters’ list

The Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) is stoutly defending the integrity of the electoral process, while dismissing allegations of discrepancies on the preliminary voters’ list of just over 256,990 people. In a clear-the-air news conference at the EBC’s Warrens, St Michael office today, Chairman John Haynes said he was “greatly disturbed” at “misinformation” and “mischief” […]

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Connolly cries foul

Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate George Connolly today levelled serious allegations of voter padding in his St James Central constituency, while claiming that there were over 300 “transient voters” – including two priests and their sons who have not been resident in the constituency for nearly a decade – on the register. However, both the […]

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We have honoured Thompson’s vision, says Blackett

Despite the international economic downturn over the past decade, the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has managed to uphold the 2008 vision statement of late Prime Minister David Thompson that ‘Barbados is more than an economy, it is a society’. This was the contention of Minister of Social Care and the incumbent Member of Parliament […]

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Make our dollar great again – Hall

A leading private sector official is calling for a discussion on the future of the Barbados dollar soon after the May 24 general election. Chief Executive Officer of Williams Industries Tom Hall today argued that the currency was not as strong as it once was, and this was the root cause of a lot of […]

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No way, Mia!

Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo has joined the chorus of criticism against a proposal by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to raise non-contributory pensions from $77.50 to $225 twice monthly. Byer-Suckoo, the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for St George South, told a party meeting in neighbouring St George North she was angered by […]

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Mottley has a lot to answer for – Connolly

The incumbent Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) candidate for St James Central George Connolly today defended recent DLP attacks on Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley, saying it was a case of her reaping what both she and her party had sowed. While making it clear that he would not be getting involved in any […]

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Cops can prevent Bajans from voting, Holder says

A Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate in the May 24 general election is suggesting that the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) could interfere in the poll by using its legislative powers to prevent certain Barbadians from voting. While not accusing the RBPF of plotting any such sinister moves, BLP candidate for St Michael Central Arthur […]

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