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Bishop Joseph Atherley

Nothing will stop me

Opposition Leader and Independent Member of Parliament for St Michael West Bishop Joseph Atherley, announced his intention to join a political party to contest the next general election. While saying it was too early to name the party, Bishop Atherley ruled out any possibility of returning to the BLP under whose banner he convincingly won […]

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Peter Wickham

BLP honeymoon officially over says Wickham

The fallout from recent layoffs in the public sector has knocked the new shine off the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) government following their 30-nil sweep at the May 24 polls, says political scientist Peter Wickham. This morning Wickham told Barbados TODAY that the Mia Mottley administration is feeling its most negative blowback since taking power […]

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Bishop Joseph Atherley

BLP sets stage to replace Atherley

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has started the process of selecting a new candidate to replace St Michael West Parliamentary Representative Bishop Joseph Atherley who convincingly won the seat in the May 24 general election on a BLP ticket, but later resigned to become Opposition Leader. Over the weekend the party, at its 80th annual […]

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Verla Depeiza

DLP President urges Barbadians to question fiscal measures

President of the Democratic Labour Party, Verla DePeiza, is of the view that the ruling Barbados Labour Party’s admonition to “get on board” with their economic recovery programme is an attempt to “silence those who have an opposing view” and has urged Barbadians to ask questions about the implications of the policies associated with it. […]

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DLP General Secretary Guyson Mayers

‘Snap goes the poll’

Bolstered by an influx of new members and new blood among candidates, the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is telling the party faithful to prepare for an early return to the polls – at least within the next four years. While addressing a meeting of the DLP’s three St. Philip constituency branches over the weekend, General […]

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Jamaica’s Opposition Leader endorses BERT programme and predicts recovery ahead for Barbados

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration has been praised for its willingness to tackle the country’s  economic issues head-on and its readiness to implement tough measures. The approval has come from the Jamaica’s Opposition Leader and President of the People’s National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips, who also challenged Barbadians to hold strain during this […]

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PM Mottley presents Government’s report card

Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Saturday presented her Government’s five-month report card, on the progress made on its mission critical agenda, even as she urged supporters to stay focused. Delivering the feature address at the Barbados Labour Party’s 80th Annual General Conference at The Lodge School auditorium, the political leader said her party was given […]

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Payne vows Gov’t will pursue those who ‘raped’ the Treasury

Barbados Labour Party Chairman, George Payne, last night vowed that the government led by his party will be “relentless” in pursuit of those who he said “raped the Treasury” among wrongdoings. Addressing the opening session of the BLP’s 80th annual conference at Lodge School, Payne accused the past Democratic Labour Party government of leaving “this […]

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Kerrie Symmonds

Let chips fall where they may

Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament called on its chairman Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley to convene a meeting aimed at presenting the report on its findings to the Lower Chamber for action. On Friday, Cabinet Minister Kerrie Symmonds who is one of the Government’s representatives on the PAC, told the House […]

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Bishop Joseph Atherley

Land prices too high, says Opposition Leader

Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley is pleading with the Mia Mottley led administration to review land prices in Barbados. Speaking in the House of Assembly this afternoon on a resolution to vest land at Chancery Lane, Christ Church in the state-owned National Housing Corporation (NHC) for housing development, Bishop Atherley lamented the “prohibitive” price of […]

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Wilfred Abrahams

Low income doesn’t have to mean low quality

Government must overhaul its approach to the concept of local income housing says Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams. In his contribution to debate in Parliament on a resolution to vest land at Chancery Lane, Christ Church in the state-owned National Housing Corporation (NHC) for housing development, he was adamant that low income […]

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Cynthia Forde

Bajans duped

Unscrupulous and unfair! That is how Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde described some plantation landowners, who she claimed have been duping Barbadians under the Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act which allows tenants to buy the land at ten cents per square foot Speaking on Friday, Forde, who is the Minister of People Empowerment […]

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Bishop Joseph Atherley

Opposition Leader calls out Government on late notice for bills

Members of the Opposition in both Houses of Parliament are calling on the Mia Mottley-led administration to cease and desist from continuing to “disrespect” the institution of Parliament. Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley told reporters at a press conference Wednesday afternoon Government must immediately stop its last-minute presentation of proposed legislation for debate, […]

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Cynthia Forde

Local knowledge must play role in planning process, says Forde

Members of Parliament have commended the current administration for taking the Green Paper on Town and Country Planning to the people of Barbados, stating that “local knowledge” is an important element in any construction project, especially in environmentally sensitive areas. MP for St Thomas Cynthia Forde lamented that people who had lived in certain areas […]

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Reverend Michael Maxwell

Don’t forget minority creditors says Maxwell

At least one independent Senator believes that Government should honour the wishes of the minority who have opposed its debt restructuring programme. Reverend Michael Maxwell made the call while speaking in Senate this afternoon during debate on the Debt Holder (Approval of Debt Restructuring) Bill 2018. Maxwell said while he understood an overwhelming majority of […]

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Dr Romel Springer

Springer: Give BERT a chance

Senator Dr Romel Springer is urging Barbadians to give the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Programme (BERT) a chance. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday morning during debate on the Debt Holder (Approval of Debt Restructuring) Bill 2018, Springer said Prime Minister Mia Mottley had reached out to several groups and persons seeking advice before agreeing […]

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Kirk Humphrey

CZMU’s role important,– Humphrey

Member of Parliament for St Michael South and Minister with responsibility for the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey is glad to see that the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) has been included in the Green Paper for Town and Country Planning presently under debate in the House of Assembly. Contributing to the debate on the paper, […]

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