Category: Politics

Slippery slope

Opposition warns government of potential dangers in drilling legislation changes

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Jones: Last gov’t left a big mess

Minister of Education Ronald Jones is upset that Government had to clean a “financial mess” left by the former Barbados Labour Party administration.

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Boyce gives BLP failing grade

A Government minister has given the Opposition Barbados Labour Party a failing grade for its handling of the economy.

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Begging with the Bees

Lashley: BLP creating beggars in Barbados

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PM: Not on my watch

Stuart backs funding for child maintenance

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Help deadbeat dads

Jailing deadbeat Barbadian fathers with murderers, rapists and drug dealers is wrong, helps no one, and should be stopped.

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legislation needed to provide single fathers with child support
A Government backbencher is calling for the legislation governing the payment of child maintenance to be amended in the interest of fairness to fathers.
St. Michael East MP Kenny Bes

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Parents will be held accountable

Delinquent parents owing child maintenance should not breath a sigh of relief following Government’s establishment of a special fund to ensure their offspring do not suffer. Minister of Family Stephen Lashley said the new $400,000 facility, which will provide $50 weekly in individual cases of need, did not mean fathers and mothers were free to […]

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Clarke: Just a 'quick fix'

Its sudden rush to help children whose financial needs are not being met by some parents is adequate proof Government was indeed in a deep slumber. And Opposition St. George North MP Gline Clarke also thinks that, rather than just setting up a special fund to help meet child maintenance costs, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart […]

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Youth want work

Lack of employment a major concern

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New policy a push for votes

The ruling Democratic Labour Party has rushed to Parliament with a new National Youth Policy “for cheap political reasons”.

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Lashley: Service not mandatory

Barbadian youth will be “encouraged”, not “required”, to be part of a new National Youth Service.

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Deviance not the focus

Government is breaking away from the long standing fixation with social deviance among Barbadian young people as it moves to implement a new National Youth Policy. Minister of Youth Stephen Lashley said the 68-page document discussed in the House of Assembly today was revolutionary “because for the first time it seeks to reverse a historical […]

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Gov't complying with child rights convention

Barbados is taking steps to ensure it complies with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which it is a signatory.

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Politically barren

PM accuses Opposition Leader of scrambling to leave legacy

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Dems host dance

It was an event for a cause when Attorney-General and Member of Parliament for St. Philip South, Adriel Brathwaite, hosted a fund-raising dance recently.

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Bees abuzz at lime

There was plenty of pork, roast breadfruit, cow heel soup, pudding and souse, buljol, and fish cakes on the menu as dozens of Barbados Labour Party supporters limed at Hobbie’s Canteen in St. Joseph recently.

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