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Verla Depeiza

DLP: Taxes ‘a slew of problems’

Despite being rejected by voters over their handling of the economy, the Democratic Labour Party, without a voice in Parliament for the first since 1956 has delivered its first critique on the tax measures of the Mia Mottley administration. President of the Democratic Labour Party Verla Depeiza suggested that two of the promises made by […]

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Donville ‘still a Dem’

by Lashawna Griffith Embattled former minister Donville Inniss is still a member of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), the party’s President Verla Depeiza declared tonight. She told a meeting of the St James South constituency that he served until the May 24 general election that Inniss, who is currently facing money laundering charges in the […]

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Party time

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration – currently under scrutiny for alleged corruption in office – joined the six other political parties who faced the electorate last May to appear Friday before the Joint Selection Committee of Parliament that is gathering recommendations for the proposed Integrity in Public Life Bill 2018. During the six-hour public […]

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Verla De Peiza

DLP rebuilding under way, says De Peiza

After suffering a humiliating defeat in the May 24 general election, the once mighty Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is clawing its way back from the proverbial political wilderness. Key to this process, newly elected President Verla De Peiza said yesterday, would be an internal retreat slated for next month, to be followed by a series […]

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Weak Act

One of the unsucessful political parties in the May 24 general election says while it welcomes the recent tabling in Parliament by Government of the Integrity in Public Life Bill, it does not believe the measure is strong enough to stamp out corruption. In a document entitled Review of the Integrity in Public Life Bill, […]

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Peter Wickham and George Belle

Belle and Wickham give BLP two thumbs up

While both the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and the official Opposition are unimpressed with the performance of the Mia Mottley administration during its first 100 days in office, two of the island’s prominent political scientists are giving the ruling party two thumbs up. “I don’t think we can say it was a bad 100 days […]

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Doughnut Man and Priscilla St Mark

Bajans pleased with Bees

The introduction of new taxes and pending job cuts as Government undertakes its economic recovery programme have seemingly failed to dent the confidence of Barbadian voters in the new Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration. A visit to The City today to gauge sentiments towards the administration after 100 days in office left Barbados TODAY challenged […]

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Caswell Franklyn

Failing grade

The governing Barbados Labour Party (BLP) deserves no better than an emphatic ‘F’ for its performance during its first 100 days in office, according to an Opposition spokesman. Controversial trade unionist Caswell Franklyn has delivered a scathing critique of the ruling BLP, which captured all 30 seats at stake in the May 24 general election […]

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Not impressed- DLP president grades the BLP’s performance in office

President of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Verla De Peiza is not impressed with the performance of the Mia Mottley administration marking its first 100 days in office. Speaking on the Sunday edition of Down to Brasstacks, De Peiza, the first woman elected at the helm of the DLP, said “I don’t know that they […]

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Jury still out on fire station at Weston, suggests Hinkson

The jury is still out on the future of the recently closed fire station at Weston, St James. Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson, who is also the parliamentary representative for the area, told reporters on the sidelines of a recent tour of Parliament by students of the Gordon Greenidge Primary School that the matter […]

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New heads of overseas missions announced

Barbados’ new Heads of Overseas Missions were announced today by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Dr Jerome Walcott during a briefing session for the envoys at his ministry’s headquarters on Culloden Road, St Michael. They are High Commissioner-designate to Canada, Reginald Farley; Permanent Representative-designate to the World Trade Organisation and the United […]

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Greenidge warns politicians against taking bribes

“Don’t allow any company or any individual to carry you in the palm of their hand!” Deputy President of the Senate Rudolph Cappy Greenidge issued this warning to members of the political directorate as the Upper House debated the repeal of the Fiscal Incentives Act on Wednesday. Greenidge, who served as Minister of Labour in […]

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King argues for PSV minimum wage

Minister of the Creative Economy, Culture and Sport John King wants a minimum wage introduced for public service vehicle (PSV) operators. At the same time, he is suggesting that owners of those vehicles be held responsible for the bad behaviour of their drivers. Contributing to debate on the Road Traffic Act in Parliament on Tuesday, […]

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UPP-STAGING DEMS

With the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in rebuilding mode, the two-year-old United Progressive Party (UPP) is moving to break the two-party grip on Barbadian politics, UPP leader Lynette Eastmond has told Barbados TODAY. And it has begun its own rebuilding effort by dropping its entire slate of 23 candidates who stood for Parliament in the May […]

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Bees not for sale, Hinkson warns

We shall not be bought! This is the emphatic message from Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson, who today emphasized the ruling Barbados Labour Party’s position that it would not accept any gifts, whether in cash or other inducement, to grant favours to businesses or anyone. On the day before former Minister of International Business, […]

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Minister Santia Bradshaw has ‘early-stage’ breast cancer

  Doctors have discovered breast cancer in its early stages in Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw, the St Michael South East MP revealed to her constituents this evening. And the 42-year-old minister has the backing Prime Minister Mia Mottley and cancer survivor Dame Billie Miller in her vow to stay on the job and beat […]

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Caswell Franklyn

Pay hike law’s ‘flaw’

The law passed this week triggering a salary increase for public servants is a “horrendous”, deeply flawed, “cut-and-paste” document in need of an urgent fix, Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn has charged. He has even taken the dramatic turn of suggesting the Government take the rarely-employed step of firing the “inept” civil servants responsible for drafting […]

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