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Elections could be called any day now – Durant

A former Government Senator says he fully expects Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to ring the election bell any day now. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a visit by a missionary group from the United States to the newly opened Hephzibah Nursery & Preschool this morning, Dr David Durant, who is also founder and […]

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No end to mounting DLP taxes, warns Gooding-Edghill

An Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate last night accused the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration of taxing Barbadians to the hilt, in light of the austerity package delivered by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler last May. “You have a Democratic Labour Party that is prepared to tax you to no end. “They’re taxing […]

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‘Make me PM, please!’

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley last night chose the location where she launched her political career 29 years ago to kick off her campaign for re-election to Parliament for the sixth time. However, she said her emphasis this time around was not on returning to Parliament as any ordinary member, but as the duly elected Prime […]

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Take their money, advises Holder

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) St Michael Central candidate Arthur Holder has urged party supporters to heed the advice of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and take money from vote buyers. Addressing a BLP spot meeting in support of St Michael North East candidate Mia Mottley in Yard Gap, Bush Hall, St Michael last night, Arthur argued […]

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Comissiong calls on GG to intervene in election date hold up

As the country drifts towards the end of the 90-day constitutional deadline for a general election, social activist and attorney-at-law David Comissiong is calling on Governor General Dame Sandra Mason to put an end to the “governmental stasis”. Comissiong said Dame Sandra was not obligated to wait on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to set a […]

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Former US first lady Barbara Bush passes away

SOURCE- BBC NEWS- Barbara Bush, former US first lady and literacy campaigner, has died aged 92. A statement from the office of her husband, former president George HW Bush, described her as a “relentless proponent of family literacy”. Mrs Bush, the only woman to have seen her husband and son sworn in as US president, […]

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Be careful what you say, Dr Lowe

Businessman Alex McDonald is warning the ailing Christ Church East incumbent Dr Denis Lowe to be careful with his words, as they could come back to haunt him. While endorsing Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate Wilfred Abrahams last night, McDonald referred to comments made by Lowe in the lead up to the automatic dissolution of […]

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Holder: ‘I was tricked’

Two-time Democratic Labour Party (DLP) St Joseph candidate Dennis Holder is claiming that he was tricked by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in the last election. In fact, Holder, who captured 2,364 votes  – or 46.54 per cent – to the BLP incumbent Dale Marshall’s 2,715 (53.46 per cent), has readily admitted to being […]

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Jones appeals for clean campaign

  Three-time Christ Church East Central Member of Parliament (MP) Ronald Jones warned last night that “dangerous signs [were] on the horizon” as he appealed to political leaders to keep their supporters in check for the upcoming general elections. Speaking at a community rally at Lodge Road, Christ Church, Jones condemned what he described as […]

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Thompson satisfied with her decision to resign

Mara Thompson, the outgoing Democratic Labour Party representative for St John, said she is satisfied with her decision to step away from active politics. “[I am] happy to go and take care of Mara now,” Thompson said following a three-hour long meeting with constituents on Friday night. She also believes that residents are pleased with […]

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‘We’re not a failed state’

Retired trade unionist Ulric Sealy is dismissing any notion that Barbados is a failed state or on the verge of becoming one. Without naming anyone, Sealy today said “some political commentators” would have people believe that Barbados had failed as a state because of the challenges it currently faces. However, delivering the weekly Astor B […]

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Pilgrim is a safe choice to contest St John

The selection of George Pilgrim by the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) as its choice to contest the St John seat is the “least controversial of the choices” by the party, one political scientist has said. The DLP hierarchy last night decided on Pilgrim over High Commissioner to Britain Guy Hewitt, former senator Andre Worrell and […]

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Welcome, George

Democratic Labour Party (DLP) General Secretary George Pilgrim may finally have found a path to Parliament. Having been soundly beaten in two general elections and one by-election in his home constituency of St Thomas, Pilgrim was last night chosen by the DLP’s general council to contest the safe seat of St John when Prime Minister […]

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Mara Thompson bows out

St John MP Mara Thompson has formally announced that she will not be contesting the upcoming general election. She made the disclosure at a meeting of the Democratic Labour Party General Council last night. Here is the text of the full statement I wish to inform the country and more precisely the people of St. […]

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BIM not pleased with Rihanna Drive

The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) has served notice that, if elected, it will revert Rihanna Drive to its original name of Westbury Road because the poor state of the road and the immediate surroundings did not reflect well on the Barbadian superstar. Neil Holder, BIM’s political leader and candidate for St Michael West, told a […]

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Youth activist warns that City vote is not up for sale

A local youth activist today warned that the City of Bridgetown seat was not up for sale, while publicly disagreeing with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s recent suggestion that “if money starts sharing around, try and get some”. The Prime Minister had made the suggestion at Mile And A Quarter, St Peter last month while addressing […]

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PM needs to clear the air on St John and Christ Church East – Hammie La

With a general election due here within the next six weeks, a former Government minister has called on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to clear the air on two seats currently held by the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP). Speaking to Barbados TODAY this morning on the fringes of the launch of a youth rally organized […]

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