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Carrington wants Mia to say if she is gay

Former Speaker of the House Michael Carrington last night called on Barbados Labour Party Leader Mia Mottley to declare publicly if she is gay or not, insisting Barbadians had a right to know what kind of leader they could be getting. “If she is gay she should come out and say so and let you […]

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5% swing

Pollster Peter Wickham is predicting a more than five per cent swing away from the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) during Thursday’s general election, well over the two per cent needed for a change of Government. And with the political scientist dismissing the fringe parties’ chances, he said the signs point to a Barbados Labour […]

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‘No right in this’

Former Senator Harry Husbands has lambasted Massy Stores for what he claims is blatant political favouritism shown by one of Barbados’ leading supermarket chains at the height of an election. He made the accusations against the Trinidad-headquartered megastore based on what he said he witnessed with his “own eyes” on Sunday while shopping there. Husbands […]

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Rihanna endorses Mia?

Barbadian megastar Robyn Rihanna Fenty may in fact have a favourite in the May 24 election race. After her best friend Leandra Goodridge reposted a video of  Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley today, with the caption, “watching my next Prime Minister all day on Bajantube”, the singing sensation replied, “Yeeeeeeeeessssssssssssss she deserves it”. […]

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Give us a hearing – independent

Independent candidate for St Andrew Stephen Pollard has blasted the media, accusing it of “bias” against the non aligned candidates. Speaking to Barbados TODAY yesterday, he took particular issue with Starcom Network’s Down to Brass Tacks radio show, which he said had blatantly refused to give the independent candidates a say ahead of the May […]

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Right move

A pressure group that advocates for the legalization of marijuana here has stopped just short of describing a campaign pledge by the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) to decriminalize small amounts of weed as smokes and mirrors. Cannabis Barbados said it viewed with cynicism, the promise which appeared in the DLP’s manifesto that was launched last […]

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UPDATE-St George man in serious condition after falling from truck as motorcade ends

A 26-year-old man remains hospitalized in serious condition after falling from the back of a truck during a motorcade held yesterday by Democratic Labour Party representative for St George South Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo. The accident occurred around 4:45 p.m. on Monday along Farm Road, St George as the motorcade was returning to Byer […]

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Bajans have one choice on Thursday, says Colin Jordan

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration made several bad choices which are affecting the people of Barbados. This was the declaration tonight of Barbados Labour Party (BLP) St Peter hopeful Colin Jordan who was addressing party faithful during a meeting at Silver Sands, Christ Church in an atmosphere that was a mixture of political messaging and entertainment. […]

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PM Stuart says elections stakes are high

  Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has warned that the stakes in the upcoming General Election are high as he cautioned party faithfuls not to underestimate the Opposition and their operatives. “ There is nothing they will not do to pervert our electoral processes. I know what I am talking about and I also know who […]

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Taan Abed is a Bee again

Taan Abed was a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) supporter, then he became a member of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), later ran as an independent but tonight declared he was back in the beehive. Abed joined William Duguid on stage at Silver Sands, Christ Church to declare that he would be voting for the Mia Mottley-led BLP come […]

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David Comissiong declares his red shirt

Attorney and political activist David Comissiong has declared his hands calling on Barbadians to make Mia Mottley the next Prime Minister of the country come Thursday and slamming Freundel Stuart as a leader with despotic tendencies. In a hard-hitting speech tonight at the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) mass meeting at Silver Sands, Christ Church, Comissiong, whose support over the […]

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DLP policies have failed citizens, says Abrahams

  One of the major planks of the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) 2013 campaign has been described as an abysmal failure. Wilfred Abrahams, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) hopeful who is trying to unseat the DLP’s Christ Church East MP Dr Denis Lowe last night questioned the usefulness of free bus fares for elderly and […]

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Donville Inniss knocks union leaders

The leaders of the two major trade unions came under heavy fire from Minister of International Business Donville Inniss while he was speaking at a political meeting at Thorpes, St James, Sunday night. He criticized both Toni Moore, general secretary of the Barbados Worker’s Unions and Akanni McDowall, president of the National Union of Public Workers. “The […]

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Sinckler in possession of draft debt report

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is in possession of a draft report on the island’s debt position and he says he is ready to discuss it with creditors. Addressing a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) political meeting in the St Philip North constituency, at Blades Hill, St Philip, on Sunday night, Sinckler revealed that for several […]

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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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BLP will have Parliament to itself, predicts Lynch

The man who unseated a former Prime Minister says Barbadians should be prepared for a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration with no opposition in Parliament. Noel “Barney” Lynch, who defeated former Prime Minister Sir Lloyd Sandiford in the St Michael South constituency in 1994, told party supporters last night that Mia Mottley and her team […]

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Lashley’s vision for Skeete’s Bay fishing complex

Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for St Philip North, Michael Lashley, has plans to develop of the Skeete’s Bay fishing complex in that constituency. Addressing a branch meeting on Sunday night Lashley explained his vision to transform the market and to develop the area with restaurants and other businesses.` “Yes, it is somewhat in a […]

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