Category: Politics

Don’t change for the sake of change – Sinckler

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is cautioning Barbadians against rushing to change the Government simply for the sake of change. Reacting to the crushing defeat of the Perry Christie-led Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in last week’s general election in the Bahamas, Sinckler said this was by no means an indication that Barbadians should do the […]

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Lowe takes nasty jab at Mottley; same sex marriage

Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe has condemned same sex marriage, and ridiculed childless women in a manner that evokes memories of remarks used by parliamentary colleague Mara Thompson. Addressing a ceremony in honour of mothers within his Christ Church East constituency, Lowe denounced what he saw as advocacy to legally wed […]

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Payne compares Kellman to Hitler’s henchmen

When Minister of Housing Denis Kellman branded social activist David Comissiong an enemy of the state, he not only took the island back to the repressive 1937 period of slave rebellion, but also used the language of German henchmen associated with war criminal Adolph Hitler, an Opposition parliamentarian has charged. Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Chairman […]

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No time to be ‘giddy’, warns Mottley

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley last night warned party supporters that now was not the time for them to get ‘giddy’, even though the political winds appear to be turning in their favour. Mottley was speaking against the backdrop of Wednesday’s landslide victory in the Bahamas by the opposition Free National Movement, led by Dr Hubert […]

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Sticking with Doc

It is supposed to be the epicentre of political intrigue come next general election, with the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) seeking to recapture a seat it has never lost from the person who retained it for the party the last time round. However, the battle for Christ Church West could all peter out into […]

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No chance

The new political parties that emerged recently have no foundation and no chance in the general election due next year, according to David Comissiong, the controversial political activist and leader of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP). In fact, Comissiong believes the new movements “should not even be considered as political parties” in the absence of […]

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'BLP country'

The governing Democratic Labour Party (DLP) will have a difficult time reversing its losses in St Peter, even though the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) will be fielding a new candidate come the next general election, according to voters in the constituency. Hotel executive Colin Jordan, the heir apparent even before former Prime Minister Owen […]

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Clarke warns NPC may be next to go

Member of Parliament for St George North Gline Clarke Friday warned that the sale of the National Petroleum Corporation (NPC) may still be on the cards. And in making his contribution to the debate on the NPC Amendment Bill in the Lower House Friday afternoon, Clarke suggested that the Freundel Stuart administration was merely fattening up yet […]

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Sutherland calls for a sustainable energy plan

Member of Parliament for St George South Dwight Sutherland has given the Ministry of Energy a failing grade for its oversight of the renewable energy sector. At the same time, he has called for a clear proposal to be presented by the Freundel Stuart administration on the proposed amalgamation of the National Petroleum Corporation (NPC) […]

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Hot air!

Parliamentary representative for St James Central Kerrie Symmonds is challenging claims by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart that a rate hike would result in more communities having access to natural gas. Opening debate on the National Petroleum Corporation Amendment Bill in the House of Assembly Friday morning, Stuart expressed concern that the natural gas was only reaching […]

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The alternative to austerity

On 21 April 2017, I attended a public meeting by the Barbados Private Sector Association and was disappointed by their austerity-based solutions to Barbados’ dire economic situation. The Government, private sector merchants, financial institutions and individual economists are warning us to brace for austerity. Eight years ago, austerity meant forcing most Barbadians to access their […]

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Sealy: DLP achievements an untold story

Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy is complaining that the story of this country’s successes under the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is not being told.    Addressing the latest in the ruling party’s FACTS conferences Monday evening, he listed a series of achievements that he contended debunked the notion of a country “belly-up [and] […]

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Praise for Arthur

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has come in for praise from a senior member of the Freundel Stuart Cabinet.    Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss Monday night commended the former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader for spearheading the charge against the powerful Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) […]

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Stuart’s warning puzzles Opposition MP

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s warning that Barbadians must be prepared to “carry more of the weight” has left a senior Opposition Member of Parliament wondering whether the country’s leader is aware of the burden that people are already carrying. The St Joseph MP and former Attorney General Dale Marshall suggested that Stuart was out of […]

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Bajans must pull their weight – Stuart

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has warned Barbadians that they must be prepared to carry “more of the weight” as the island moves into the next 50 years of independence. Stuart believes Barbadians have come of age economically and can now be weaned off the multiple social services provided by various governments since the achievement of […]

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Not Jonesing

It appears that Member of Parliament for Christ Church East Central Ronald Jones will have quite some work to do if he is to regain the support of many of the voters who gave him a comfortable 995-vote victory over Desmond Sands of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in the 2013 general election. Barbados […]

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Fake promise

The ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is demanding to know how the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) plans to pay for tertiary education for Barbadians attending the University of the West Indies (UWI). The BLP has been critical of the Freundel Stuart administration’s decision to impose tuition fees for UWI students from the time the […]

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