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BLP to reopen Alma Parris – Hinkson

With general elections now mere weeks away, the main Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is no longer talking in terms of if, but when, it takes over the reins of Government. Addressing a meeting in his St James North constituency at 4th Avenue, Lower Carlton, St James over the weekend, incumbent representative Edmund Hinkson promised […]

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Nation newspaper is ‘wicked’, says Jones

Minister of Education Ronald Jones has blasted one of this island’s dailies, calling it “wicked”, “spiteful” and divisive, over a recent report that former Members of Parliament (MP) were still being paid, despite the automatic dissolution of the House of Assembly on March 6. Addressing the launch of the campaign office for the Democratic Labour […]

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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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Mottley says new BLP Gov’t is ready to face challenges head-on

Radiating confidence, Barbados Labour Party leader, Mia Mottley, today spoke of fearlessly taking over challenges left for her new government, then laid a wreath on the grave of BLP founder and National Hero, Sir Grantley Adams. Mottley’s display of boldness came in brief remarks during a thanksgiving service in the Cathedral of St Michael and […]

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Anglican Dean speaks of BLP Moses

Dean of St Michael Cathedral, Rev’d Jeffrey Gibson, today suggested that the Barbados Labour Party, like Moses, could lead the island out of its current circumstances as there is now no place for ‘fancy rhetoric’. Delivering the sermon in observance of the party’s 80th anniversary, he spoke of Barbados now being afflicted by ‘individualism’ and […]

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‘We are not Florida’

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate who is seeking to make Prime Minister Freundel Stuart a political casualty is urging Barbadians not to use sewage flows in Britain or the United States as justification for the crisis here. Kirk Humphrey, the main challenger to Stuart in St Michael South, said on Monday Barbados must set […]

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BLP wants GG to step in and name election date

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is calling on Governor General Dame Sandra Mason to step in and name an election date in order to avert a potential constitutional crisis. BLP Chairman George Payne is contending that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is prone to inaction, therefore it was unlikely that he would ring the bell anytime […]

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Keep your eyes on Dem, Mia tells civil servants

Warning that Barbados was “in dangerous uncharted territory”, Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley is pleading with the island’s public servants to guard against excessive spending by the incumbent in the weeks leading up to the general election, due by early June. With Parliament having been dissolved automatically last month, and with Prime Minister […]

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I will be back, Stuart warns Mottley

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has made it clear that he intends to lead a relentless attack on the pretender to his post as soon as he rings the election bell. Stuart addressed a meeting of his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) at Lawrence T Gay Memorial School at the weekend, and he left a bold message […]

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Peg to US dollar will take a toll – Rose

Barbados will suffer from a flight of capital to the United States while enduring a rise in interest rates because the currency is pegged to the US dollar which will appreciate soon, according to distinguished economics professor Andrew Rose. Rose said an economic stimulus in the US last year would place pressure on interest rates, […]

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Brexit fallout

Barbados should seek to diversify its tourism and other business relations away from the United Kingdom (UK) and pursue the Latin American market because current Brexit negotiations spell economic uncertainty for the island, leading economist Andrew Rose has advised. Britain, the largest source market for tourists to Barbados, has been in talks on immigration, finance […]

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Paul joins Jones in bashing Canadian diplomat

“Keep your mouth out of our business!” That was the stern warning issued by Democratic Labour Party (DLP) St Michael West Central candidate James Paul over the weekend in response to recent suggestions made by Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault that the island was ready for a female prime minister. The comment has been interpreted […]

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