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Outspoken DLP candidate reacts to Mottley’s Cabinet announcement

An outspoken former Government Senator has taken issue with the size of Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s new 30-member Cabinet. Posting on the Facebook page of the St Andrew Branch of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), defeated DLP St Andrew candidate Irene Sandiford-Garner pointed out that “in her first 24 hours [as Prime Minister] Mia [Mottley] added 14 […]

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St George man who fell from truck passes away

Omari Jabari Bynoe, 26, who fell off a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) campaign vehicle on Monday of this week, has died.   Bynoe of Glebe Land, St George was reportedly sitting on the railing of a Toyota Hiace pick-up truck when he lost his balance and fell into the road.   Bynoe suffered serious brain injuries […]

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Mottley makes provision for two Opposition Senators

In the absence of an official Opposition, Prime Minister Mia Mottley today announced that an amendment is to be made to the Barbados Constitution to make provision for the appointment of two Opposition Senators. And based on its performance in the May 24 poll, those two senatorial positions are being offered to the Democratic Labour […]

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PM Mottley names 30-member Cabinet, along with 12 Govt Senators

Newly installed Prime Minister Mia Mottley today announced a 30-member Cabinet, including two ambassadorial-level advisors. These are former Deputy Prime Minister Dame Billie Miller, who is to be appointed Ambassador at Large and Plenipotentiary, and economist Dr Clyde Mascoll, who is to be appointed as Chief Economic Counsellor in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs […]

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Humphrey turns history on Stuart

“The prime minister got the history … but he didn’t get the history he wanted,” quipped elections upset winner Kirk Humphrey who created history by unseating an elected prime minister in a constituency. After it became apparent that he had attained an unassailable lead in votes for the St Michael constituency, political newcomer Humphrey early […]

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BRSA sends condolences to families, urges new PM to give road safety priority

President of the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) Sharmane Roland-Bowen is expressing sadness at the passing of three people following two road accidents this weekend. While offering condolences to the families, she called on the newly elected Mia Mottley-led administration to place road safety as a priority on its list of issues to tackle with […]

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Barbados Christian Council congratulates new Gov’t

The Barbados Christian Council on Saturday congratulated the new Prime Minister Amor Mottley and the Barbados Labour Party on the tremendous victory at the General Election held on Thursday May 24. The BXC said it is happy that the new Government is keen on the churches sharing in the various Councils and Partnerships on the […]

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IMF says economy is slowing following 2016 recovery

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its Barbados Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV consultation, says the island’s economy is slowing, following recovery in 2016. The report was released Friday after Prime Minister Mia Mottley met with her economic team, the Governor of the Central Bank and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance […]

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Police release identities of latest road fatalities

Police have released the names of the island’s latest road fatalities. They are 45-year-old Mark Griffith of Broomesfield St Lucy; 31-year-old Lamar Small of Eddy Village, Christ Church; and 33-year-old Omar Chase of St David Village, Christ Church. Griffith was the front seat passenger in a vehicle which crashed at the Belle, St Michael, about […]

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UPDATE-Three dead in two fatal road accidents

Police have confirmed reports that three people have been killed in two fatal road accidents. Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss told Barbados TODAY the first accident occurred at the Belle, St Michael, about 150 metres away from the Norman Niles roundabout at 5:55 p.m. As a result, a 45-year-old male lost his life after […]

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Fire at old Ministry of Health building in The City

At this hour firemen are battling a major blaze at the abandoned Ministry of Health building in Jemmotts Lane. Police spokesman Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss said lawmen were investigating the cause of the latest fire at the building, which was gutted last month. More details as they come to hand.

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Breaking News – Three dead in two road accidents

Police have confirmed reports that three people have been killed in two fatal road accidents. Details are still sketchy on the accident which occurred at Foursquare, St Philip, claiming two lives. However, Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss told Barbados TODAY a short while ago he was on his way to further investigate […]

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Big upset in St John

Charles Griffith created one of the biggest upsets in this country’s political history last night. Running in a constituency the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) had never won, the 55-year-old first-timer became the party’s first candidate to capture what had always been seen as the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) stronghold – the constituency of St John. […]

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Prime Minister Mottley to launch an inquiry into the operations of the EBC

Hours after the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) made a clean sweep of all 30 seats in Parliament, newly sworn-in Prime Minister Mia Mottley promised an inquiry into the functioning of the embattled Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC). Speaking to reporters this morning at Government House, minutes after she and Attorney General Dale Marshall took the […]

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CTUSAB welcomes new BLP Government

Message from The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) on the election of a new government   The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) congratulates the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on its historic victory in the 2018 General Elections; which it secured under the leadership of the […]

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Sir Hilary describes BLP’s election win as the Mottley revolution.

  The historic decision by voters to hand the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) an unprecedented landslide will in time be known as the Mottley Revolution, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has said. In a congratulatory message to new Prime Minister Mia Mottley, he said the electoral […]

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BLP secures an historic win, PM concedes defeat

Barbadians dumped their frustration of the Freundel Stuart administration into the ballot box and elected the first ever woman to head a government in the country in an historic victory following Thursday’s general election. The preliminary results show that the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won all 30 seats in the Parliament and BLP leader Mia […]

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