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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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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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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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Sounds of jubilee as Joe Atherley returns to office

Cheers and the sound of shofars, an instrument usually associated with religous celebrations, rang out at the St. Leonard’s Boys School just after 2 o’clock this morning to announce the triumphant return of Bishop Joseph Atherley to the St Michael West constituency. A sizeable crowd of mostly young people celebrated the pastor’s return to the […]

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St Joseph constituents stay with Marshall

by Morissa Lindsay The people of St Joseph demonstrated that they still have faith in their parliamentary representative, Dale Marshall, voting him in for the fourth time. The incumbent won by a whopping 3, 391 votes in what was a historic electoral performance for team Barbados Labour Party (BLP). At 4.a.m. on Friday, presiding officer Charles […]

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BLP blowout in St Philip South

St Philip South which was the last constituency to declare a winner in the 2013 general election, stayed true to form with results in 2018 not released until almost 7 o’clock this morning. On this occasion, however, constituents delivered a runaway victory for businessman Indar Weir of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) over incumbent and former Attorney […]

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The people’s victory, Mottley says

“The victory is not mine. This victory is not the [Barbados] Labour Party’s. This victory is the people of Barbados’ victory!” Prime Minister-elect Mia Mottley uttered those words early Friday morning as she addressed hundreds of Barbados Labour Party (BLP) supporters at party  headquarters in Roebuck Street, The City, as her party registered a landslide victory in Thursday’s general election. […]

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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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BLP win historic on many levels – Connolly

Democratic Labour Party (DLP)  St James Central candidate George Connolly has congratulated the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on its “emphatic” general election win. The Mia Mottley-led BLP claimed all 30 seats at stake in Thursday’s general election confining the incumbent DLP to the proverbial political wilderness. However, a magnanimous Connolly, who was soundly defeated by […]

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BPSA welcomes election of new Government

The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) today congratulated Prime Minister Mia Mottley and signalled its intention to partner with the new Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration to address the ailing economy. In a statement issued the morning, BPSA President Charles Herbert said his association was looking forward to “vastly improved consultation with the Social Partnership; […]

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Mia Mottley is sworn in as new Prime Minister

Less than 24 hours after she led her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to victory in the May 24 general election, Mia Amor Mottley, 52, was sworn in as Barbados’ eighth prime minister on Friday, joining a handful of Caribbean women who have led governments in their respective countries. Mottley, who first entered local politics in […]

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Arthur congratulates Mottley

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has congratulated the Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on its overwhelming victory at the polls on Thursday. In a brief statement to Barbados TODAY, Arthur, who quit the BLP back in 2014 after leading it for 14 years, said: “I offer the Barbados Labour Party congratulations and I wish […]

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BLP newcomers unseat Lashley and Jones

Newly elected Member of Parliament for Christ Church West Central, Adrian ‘Medic’ Forde says his landslide victory over Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate and former Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley will forever be a reminder to him never to take his constituents for granted. Forde, a first-time candidate from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), won […]

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