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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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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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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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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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