Category: Senate

Education reform a must, says Adams

Independent Senator Alwyn Adams Wednesday urged the authorities to make meaningful reforms to the island’s education system as the country seeks to build on its achievements over the last 50 years. In his contribution to debate on a resolution congratulating Barbados on its 50th anniversary of Independence, the educator told the Upper Chamber that the island […]

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Senator McClean: Golden Jubilee a time for reflection

Leader of Government Business Senator Maxine McClean has appealed to Barbadians to engage in serious reflection as the nation celebrates its Golden Jubilee. Tracing the island’s journey since 1966, McClean contended “there has been a continuous development of the island’s economy and society so that citizens are affluent and more educated”. However, she lamented that […]

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Too political!

Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams Wednesday drew the ire of the Leader of Government Business for suggesting that this island’s 50th anniversary celebrations are simply too political and that the intention was really to boast the image of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration. Speaking in the Senate on the resolution in recognition of the Golden […]

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Sir Trevor calls for Law Review Commission

Independent Senator Sir Trevor Carmichael today laid a strong case for Government to establish a Law Revision Commission, as the Upper House debated the Magistrates’ Courts (Amendment) Bill 2016. Lamenting that much of the island’s legislation had not kept pace with social developments, he suggested there was no better gift as Barbados celebrates 50 years […]

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Return to family values can help curb crime – McCLean

Leader of Government Business in the Senate Maxine McCLean is calling for a return to fundamental values in order to reduce the incidence of crime. During the introduction this morning of the Magistrate’s Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which seeks to end preliminary inquiries, McCLean said a departure from informed behaviours, family and national values had […]

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It’s rigged

Government Senator Patrick Todd today spoke of a system that is “rigged” against the “have-nots”, resulting in unnecessary crime. And the former Member of Parliament for The City called for a homogeneous society that would lead to a reduction in number of criminal cases reaching the law courts. Speaking today in the Senate on the […]

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Abrahams makes building appeal

Fix the derelict Supreme Court Building on Coleridge Street, the City, or close it down. Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams made this call yesterday in the Senate while speaking on a Resolution to approve, in accordance with Section 5 (1) (C) of the Crown Lands (Vesting and Disposal) Act Cap. 225, the lease to the Barbados […]

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Millions in rent going to waste – Sir Henry

Government could save millions of dollars in rent if it prioritizes its spending on new versus old buildings, Independent Senator Sir Henry Fraser has said. Pointing to the $65 million spent on the annual rental of a variety of office spaces in and around Bridgetown, Sir Henry charged that one of the tragedies of Barbados, […]

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Senator wants PM’s residence to be used as a hotel

Independent Senator John Watson has suggested that Ilaro Court, the official residence of the Prime Minister, could be considered for conversion into a hotel to complement the nearby Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Speaking during debate in the Senate yesterday, Watson said: “I don’t believe that we want to get rid of Ilaro Court but I […]

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Not all ganja the same, says McCLean

Warning there were different types of marijuana and raising concern about its impact on the fertility of Barbadians, especially males, Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Maxine McClean, called today for research to explore the effects of all marijuana varieties. She made the call as the Senate began debate on proposed amendments to the […]

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Take action!

At least one Government Senator believes that the majority of illegal drugs in Barbados are imported. Reverend David Durant is also of the opinion that if local security personnel carry out random checks on all fishing vessels returning to the country, it could help stem the flow of the contraband into the island. Speaking on […]

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Plastic shift

Senator: Time for Barbadian shoppers to use own bags at supermarket

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Bajans urged to consider their health

Think of your health and the environment.

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'Dire' garbage situation

Thousands of Barbadians are currently facing a “dire situation” of inadequate garbage collection.

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Plant peril

Former health minister warns that government courting environmental danger

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Mounting problem at Mangrove landfill

Barbados is fast running out of landfill space and the increasing amount of waste being taken to the lone such facility at Mangrove Pond in St. Thomas is also a mounting problem.

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Nothing solid about waste plan

There is nothing solid about Government’s plans for the management of waste in Barbados.

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