Category: Local News

Peter Wickham and Dr George Belle

Opinions mixed on new DLP leader

Verdicts ranged from ‘reasonable choice’ to ‘mere stopgap’ as a raft of top political observers offered Barbados TODAY their reactions to the election of Verla De Peiza to the helm of Democratic Labour Party (DLP). De Peiza possesses the qualities to weather the storms of taking the 63-year-old party forward at a low ebb in […]

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Verla De Peiza

De Peiza’s big task

The new leader of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Verla De Peiza has declared her mission is to rebuild the fractured 63-year-old party and ready it for the next general election. De Peiza, a former Government senator and the twice defeated candidate for Christ Church West, declared she was up to the task of rebuilding […]

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Poor excuse!

The man responsible for the decision to dig injection wells as a short-term fix for the south coast sewage problem has come out swinging in defence of his decision. In the wake of charges by Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams that the $3.7 million project had failed, and therefore, was a waste […]

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The Bethel Methodist Church

Burglars target Bethel Methodist

Who is targetting the safes at Bethel Methodist Church on Bay Street, The City? It’s a question left on the lips of office workers at the city church. The workers told Barbados TODAY the place of worship on Lower Bay Street was now fair game for robbers, who held up and robbed a security guard […]

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Marla Dukharan

Cuts coming

Two leading economists are forecasting huge cuts ahead for the Mia Mottley Government and the enterprises it owns, broadly hinting that public sector job losses may now be unavoidable as the administration pursues economic restructuring. Given the massive burden of wages and salaries on the public purse, cuts are the “inevitable” next phase, the economists […]

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Estwick: Give Verla a chance

A senior member of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is urging Barbadians not to rush to judgement about the leadership capabilities of the newly elected DLP President Verla De Peiza, before giving her an opportunity to outline her vision for the major political party. According Dr David Estwick, who at times did not see eye […]

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Freundel Stuart

Ungainly forgery

 The man who lost every single seat in an historic general election defeat is not about to declare his party’s time in office as a “lost decade”. To thunderous applause, Freundel Stuart, now out of a job as Prime Minister of Barbados and Democratic Labour Party (DLP) political leader and president, launched a spirited defence […]

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The DLP has no place for political predators, says Stuart

Outgoing Democratic Labour Party (DLP) president Freundel Stuart today warned political opportunists to stay away from the party. Addressing the DLP’s 63rd annual conference this afternoon he cautioned members to be wary of those who sought to enter the DLP fold to climb “the career ladder” following the party’s crushing defeat in the May 24 […]

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No clear timeline for tax refunds

There’s still no clear timeline on when Barbadians can expect long awaited tax refunds. Today Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn was asked to address the issue on the Sunday edition of Down to Brasstacks aired on Voice of Barbados 92.9 FM. He however stayed clear of giving a definite date. Pressed on […]

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Don’t gloat, Stuart says

One of the most outspoken members of Freundel Stuart’s 2008-2018 cabinet stands accused of laundering bribes but his old boss declared today there is “no silver lining” to the news and warned against gloating over his fate. The outgoing Democratic Labour Party (DLP) president and former Prime Minister warned the party faithful against any gloating […]

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George Pilgrim out of new DLP executive

George Pilgrim has stepped down as general secretary of the Democratic Labour Party(DLP), the party’s outgoing leader and president Freundel Stuart has revealed. In an address to party members at the DLP’s headquarters at George Street, St Michael this afternoon, Stuart said he was unable to persuade Pilgrim to stay on in the post he […]

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New Board appointed at Barbados Port Inc.

  Senator Lisa Cummins will lead the new board at the Barbados Port Inc. Cummins, an international Trade Specialist and Executive Director of the UWI Consulting Company will be assisted by her deputy Dennis Cadogan, the deputy chairman of Equity Insurance. The other directors appointed to serve on the Board are: Capt. George Fergusson, retired […]

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Today’s weather

The Barbados Meteorological Office says today will be fair to partly cloudy, hazy and breezy with a few, brief isolated showers.

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Dominica’s PM wants attacks against Barbados stopped

The Dominica government Saturday called for an end to the “unwarranted verbal attacks” against the Barbados Government in the latest twist to the ongoing controversy that followed the decision of the US-owned Ross University to relocate to Barbados. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in a radio and television broadcast said he wanted to call on “all […]

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Argentina and Barbados continue to celebrate friendship

Argentina continues celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Barbados. Last Friday, the local community enjoyed an evening of Argentine theatre, with the play La Négrophilie, at the Frank Collymore Hall. The play is on the life and works of Josephine Baker which written and starred by Zakiya Iman Markland in collaboration with Argentine director and […]

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National Cruise Development Commission established

A National Cruise Development Commission has been established to probe issues affecting the island’s cruise sector which is said to be in “a state of deep crisis”. Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds announced the 15-member commission this morning, during a press conference, at its offices located at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. […]

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Today’s weather

Officials at the Barbados Met Office say the island will experience fair to partly cloudy and breezy conditions, with a few brief isolated showers, throughout the day. The winds are generally coming from the east at 20 to 40 kilometres per hour. Seas are slight to moderate in open water with swells from 1.0 to […]

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