Category: Politics

Why only Mark?

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is accusing Government of a lack of transparency in the awarding of contracts to build new berths at the Bridgetown port. Even worse, Opposition Member of Parliament for St Michael North Ronald Toppin said, was that the Freundel Stuart administration seemed to award the contracts to the same individual […]

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King urges Estwick to stop blowing hot air

He has vowed to take the fight to Minister of Agriculture and Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick in St Philip West. However, this did not stop Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate John King from offering Estwick some advice. King said it was high time Estwick showed some courage and backed up his scathing […]

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Come clean, Mia!

The ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has come out swinging against Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, accusing her of having alternative motives for wanting to stage a national march of disgust on March 11.    In making the announcement on Wednesday, Mottley said the primary aim of the protest action was to signal to Prime Minister […]

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‘The winning team’

Never mind the current economic turmoil, the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) still stands a very good chance of winning the next general election, said a former deputy elections chief. Delivering the party’s lunchtime lecture at its George Street headquarters today, Donville Johnson, who served as Deputy Chief Electoral Officer from 1998 to 2006, also […]

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Estwick should join forces with BLP – Belle

Enough long talk! Political scientist Dr George Belle Wednesday called on outspoken Government Minister Dr David Estwick to back up his words with action, while suggesting that Estwick could be the proverbial straw that eventually breaks the back of the Freundel Stuart administration. “It has fallen on him to take action beyond words,” Belle said. Just […]

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March on

Declaring that “enough is enough”, a militant-sounding Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Wednesday declared open warfare on the Freundel Stuart administration, saying it was disgusted with the administration’s handling of the economy. Flanked by economic consultant Dr Clyde Mascoll and several of her parliamentary colleagues, BLP leader Mia Mottley told a press conference at the Opposition’s […]

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McClean: Bill could improve business facilitation

Amid repeated complaints by the private sector and Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss about how difficult it is to conduct business here, Minister of Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean has identified a small cog in the wheel of business facilitation. Speaking in the Senate Wednesday on the Notaries Public […]

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Sack them both, suggests Opposition BLP

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has suggested that there is only one way that the current legal battle between Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Dr DeLisle Worrell and Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler should end — that is in the firing of both men. Addressing a BLP political meeting at the weekend, […]

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We’ve failed!

In an apparent slight of Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, outspoken Cabinet Minister Dr David Estwick said Government’s economic policies had failed and the Freundel Stuart administration was facing an uphill task in seeking to correct its errors. And in what can be seen as an “I told you so” moment, the Minister of Agriculture, […]

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$81,000 owed

A mother of two young children is now owed $81,000 in unpaid child maintenance over the past eight years, her attorney claims. While complaining bitterly that the woman was yet to receive “one blind cent” of the outstanding amount, attorney-at-law Arthur Holder Sunday night suggested that the two delinquent dads –– who both reside in St […]

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Bring it!

With approval now given for the construction of a 15-storey Hyatt hotel, Opposition Member of Parliament for the City Jeffrey Bostic is warning that there must be tangible benefits for residents, otherwise the developers will be hearing from him. “I will fight with tooth and nail on your behalf that whatever development takes place in […]

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Try less taxation, new political party tells Govt

The leader of one of Barbados’ three new political parties is suggesting that reducing the tax burden on citizens is one way to get the country out of its economic woes. Grenville Phillips II of Solutions Barbados made the call for an immediate decrease in the level of taxation, contending that it would not only […]

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DLP going backward, says Comissiong

The governing Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is moving away from its social democratic ideals of a mixed economy and is becoming a party of free enterprise, private ownership, and socially conservative ideas, political activist David Comissiong has charged. In a strong condemnation of suggestions of privatization of state entities to help the country out of […]

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BLP too perverse, says Stuart

The House of Assembly Tuesday night passed the Barbados Revenue Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart hailing the amendment as one that will ensure that Barbadians pay their fair share of taxes. Making his contribution to the debate, Stuart pointed out that the Bill, which makes provision for the issuance of tax clearance […]

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Plans for new hospital unclear

Government’s plans for a new hospital became murkier over the weekend after Minister of Health John Boyce addressed the issue at the launch of a private mobile medical service. Boyce reported that a meeting had been held on the matter the previous evening and that Government was “aggressively” discussing the new health facility. However, it […]

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Phillips sees firing some statutory heads as his solution

Political Leader of the little-known Solutions Barbados Grenville Phillips II is putting prospective managers of Government agencies on notice that they must begin to implement the highest quality management standards now or risk facing the axe if his party forms the next Government. Phillips, who has made it clear that only successful business leaders would […]

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Caribbean crisis

The Caribbean is facing a crisis imposed on it by other countries, and which has the potential to inflict the most devastating blow, according to former Prime Minister Owen Arthur. Speaking yesterday on The Crisis in Correspondent Banking and its Impact on Sustainable Economic Development in the Caribbean at the SUNY UWI Centre for Leadership […]

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