Category: Local News

Dry taps

Just when the people of St Joseph thought the water problems that plagued the rural district in recent years were behind them, they received a stunning reminder this week of their nightmarish experiences. A year after Member of Parliament Dale Marshall admitted that there was “really a tremendous improvement” after years of persistent water outages […]

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Private sector vex Stuart plugged the trough – Ince

It has been the intention of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to force the collapse of the Freundel Stuart administration from the first day he was elected to run the country. What’s more, a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate said, the main opposition enlisted the private sector and union leaders to help them carry out […]

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Byer Suckoo admits to a communication failure by Govt

If there is one area that incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for St George South Dr Esther Byer Suckoo would give the Freundel Stuart administration a failing grade, it is communication. Addressing a political meeting in Licorish Village last night in support of St Michael East candidate Nicolas Alleyne, she admitted that when it […]

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BLP rent-a-crowd

Barbadians have been warned not to be fooled by the crowds, free food, music, and “$100 bills wrapped in red shirts”. That was the admonishment of Democratic Labour Party (DLP) St Philip South incumbent Adriel Brathwaite, clearly hinting that the main opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) was trying to use money and other inducements to […]

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BLP’s road tax pledge is a fake promise, Lashley

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley is dismissing the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) manifesto proposal to abolish road taxes as another fake promise. When the BLP launched its manifesto in Kingsland, Christ Church last night, its economic advisor Dr Clyde Mascoll announced that the party would replace the road tax with a small levy […]

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Economist dismisses BLP manifesto promises

Economist Michael Howard has poured cold water on the manifesto launched last night by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) as nothing more than a “pie in the sky thing”. Howard, a retired professor of economics at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said the BLP failed to address several […]

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Fudged plan!

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) manifesto, which was officially unveiled last night, is being described by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler as a “fudged proposal” and a recipe for “the economic meltdown of Barbados”. “If the country wants to see what an economic meltdown is then they should vote for this plan because this will […]

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Over 500 errors

Two days after the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) stoutly defended the integrity of the electoral process and openly dismissed allegations of discrepancies on the preliminary voters’ list of just over 256,990 people, Barbados TODAY investigations have revealed over 500 irregularities, the majority of which affect four constituencies in St Michael. These are St Michael […]

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Murder accused nabbed in St Lucia

Police have arrested a 37-year-old man with the May 2017 murder of Sherwin Success, of Kingsland Terrace, Christ Church. Adijah Jahmani Younge, of Lot 119 Wotton Terrace, Christ Church, was nabbed by St Lucia police on Monday and brought back to Barbados by officers of the Royal Barbados Police Force on Tuesday. He is scheduled to […]

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Missing girl found

A 15-year-old girl, who was reported missing last weekend, has been found. Tammagn Omega Caesar, a student of The Lester Vaughan School, had left the home of her parents Dexter Caesar and Margo Blenman at Alleynedale, St Lucy, on Saturday, May 5,  2018. “The Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public for their information and support in […]

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ELECTIONS-MANIFESTO-BLP looking to fund its recovery plan through debt restructuring

It has been accused of presenting “pie in the sky” proposals with a view to winning the May 24 general election and forming the next Government. However, the Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) says it has fully costed its proposals for abolishing road tax, the National Social Responsibility Levy and tuition fees for Barbadian students […]

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ELECTIONS-MANIFESTO-Mottley not afraid to go to IMF

Leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Mia Mottley says she is not afraid to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if that is what is required to turn the ailing Barbados economy around. Unveiling her party’s manifesto at Kingsland, Christ Church last night ahead of the May 24 general elections, Mottley, who is […]

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ELECTION-MANIFESTO-PSVs must go green to get duty free concessions, says BLP

  The cries of privately owned public service vehicle (PSV) operators for duty-free concessions will be heard, but only if they invest in vehicles that run on clean alternative energy. This is one of the promises contained in the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) manifesto, which was launched at Kingsland, Christ Church tonight. The revelation came […]

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ELECTION-MANIFESTO-BLP promises to abolish road tax

Barbadians will no longer have to pay road tax should the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) form the next Government. This revelation came from the party’s economic advisor Dr Clyde Mascoll, who explained that instead vehicle owners would be required to pay a small tax on gas. Mascoll, who was tasked with the responsibility of explaining […]

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Bostic has plans for more hotels in The City

If Barbados Labour Party (BLP) incumbent Jeffrey Bostic gets his way, Speedbird House on Independence Square, which formerly housed offices for British Airways, as well as several buildings along Carlisle Bay could soon be converted into hotels. Speaking against the backdrop of the stalled Hyatt Centric project on Bay Street, which is currently the subject […]

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Stuart is a ‘serial liar’, claims Wood

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart came in for a severe tongue lashing last night from the man who defeated him at the polls in St Philip South back in 1999, with former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate Anthony Wood describing this country’s head of Government as “a serial liar”. Citing broken promises which were made by […]

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Inniss slams business sector as ingrates

Minister of Commerce and Industry Donville Inniss has labelled the private sector here as “ungrateful”, complaining it was supporting the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) although the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration had done much for the development of the business community. Inniss told a DLP meeting last night on the Esplanade on Bay Street – […]

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