Category: Politics

Atherley wants Govt to come clean on high profile sackings

The Mia Mottley administration is being asked to come clean with Barbadian voters on a number of high profile firings and departures from statutory corporations since taking office following the May 24 general election. While insisting his Barbados Labour Party (BLP) colleagues “are not naturally disposed to that type of victimization”, Opposition Leader Joseph Atherley […]

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Straughn calls for an independent integrity commission

A Government minister is calling for the soon-to-be established Integrity Commission to be “insulated from any political interference”. In that regard, Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn said there should be “wide public participation” in the selection of members of the commission in an effort to “build confidence among the population that the […]

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White Oak is no Cahill, assures Mottley

Prime Minister Mia Mottley today sought to defend the integrity and reputation of White Oak Advisory Ltd. in light of Opposition Leader Joseph Atherley’s insistence that she needed to come clean with the public on the matter. During debate on the Integrity in Public Life Bill, Atherley again raised the issue of White Oak while […]

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Stop trying to bribe us!

A Government minister today appealed to the local business community to stop offering bribes to politicians, while suggesting that there would be no takers if there were no givers. “I want to say as the minister responsible for Social Partnership relations, that all of the social partners must participate in this project of open, transparent […]

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Atherley still a Bee, and is staying put

Opposition Leader Joseph Atherley is suggesting that he has no immediate plans to quit the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), despite crossing the floor one week after the May 24 general election. In fact, Atherley has refused to rule out the possibility of contesting the next general election on a BLP ticket. The Member of Parliament […]

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Last chance!

Without calling any officials by name, Prime Minister Mia Mottley today said she was prepared to grant immunity to those who served under the former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration and were involved in malfeasance. But while terming it a “come to Jesus moment”, Mottley said during parliamentary debate on her Government’s draft Integrity in […]

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PM all for recall and term limits

Awkward and invidious! That’s how Prime Minister Mia Mottley has described the decision by Bishop Joseph Atherley to cross the floor  a week after he was elected by the people of St Michael West on a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) ticket in the May 24 general election. “If that were his intention, he should have […]

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Hyatt environmental study must be done – Mottley

Prime Minister Mia Mottley says a full environmental impact study must be conducted before any construction can begin on the proposed 15-storey Hyatt Hotel on Bay Street, St Michael. In fact, she has already made it clear to the investors that they should proceed with the environmental impact study regardless of the outcome of the […]

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Can the Dems survive?

Amid preparations for what arguably is the most crucial annual conference since its formation back in 1955 in the Land’s End, St Michael home of the late Elsie Tudor-Burrowes, the once almost invincible Democratic Labour Party (DLP) finds itself today at the lowest point in its 63-year history after suffering a humiliating knock-out in the […]

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National shutdown policy top priority for review – Hinkson

Government will review its national shutdown policy, Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson assured today in an address to private sector officials at a seminar at the United Nations (UN) House, Marine Gardens, Christ Church. The policy came under scrutiny in 2016 after a number of businesses remained open during the passage of Tropical Storm […]

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IMF warns of pending cuts

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today warned that a second phase of measures will be needed, in light of the $1.2 billion austerity package announced by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mia Mottley in her June 11 Budget. The warning came at the end of a ten-day visit to the island by an IMF […]

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‘Idle gossip’

Former Minister of Housing Denis Kellman is challenging the ruling Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to prove he was engaged in corruption while in Government between 2008 and in May this year. In this regard, Kellman encouraged the Mia Mottley administration to carry out its threat to investigate him and his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) colleagues, […]

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St John hope

Squatters in Welch Land, St John are one step closer to owning the land they now illegally occupy. Member of Parliament for the area and Minister in the Ministry of Housing Charles Griffith addressed some of the 40 affected households during a town hall meeting on Sunday at the Victory Wesleyan Holiness Church in nearby […]

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It was a mistake!

Member of Parliament for Christ Church East Wilfred Abrahams today sought to explain a noticeable difference in the fines listed in the draft Integrity in Public Life legislation when compared to those proposed by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) when it was in Opposition. Speaking in Parliament during debate on the measure, Abrahams said the […]

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Browne concerned that women have to ‘get on their knees’ to get a home

Member of Parliament for St Philip North Dr Sonia Browne today warned that corruption involves more than illegal money transactions. In fact, she told Parliament that women were sometimes made to give a higher value than cash and forced to “get on their knees” to obtain a home. Participating in the debate on Government’s Integrity […]

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Government has moved the integrity goalpost, complains Atherley

Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley has questioned some aspects of the Integrity in Public Life Bill, which he says has changed considerably since it was initially proposed by the then Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Speaking during debate on the measure in the House of Assembly today, Atherley explained, “When this party was in Opposition, […]

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Full weight

Attorney General Dale Marshall today openly accused former ministers of the previous Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Government of corruption. And without identifying anyone by name, Marshall said enough for persons to deduce where his investigation was headed, as he promised to do everything in his power to bring those culpable to justice. At the same […]

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