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Clarke warns NPC may be next to go

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 […]

Sutherland calls for a sustainable energy plan

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) […]

Hot air!

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 […]

Oh no, Mara!

Oh no, Mara!

The Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Assembly, Santia Bradshaw, Friday locked horns with the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mara Thompson, after the Member of Parliament for St John attacked the “childless” status of two female Opposition members of the House. The latest ugly episode came amid persistent threats by Minister for Social […]

House passes Appropriation Bill

House passes Appropriation Bill

The House of Assembly Wednesday night approved spending of $1.8 billion for the next financial year beginning April 1. The Appropriation Bill 2017 providing “for the grant of a sum of money out of the Consolidated Fund and the appropriation of the same for the service of Barbados” was passed by 15 votes to 12, with […]

Blame ‘Dem’ for sub-human living – Forde

Blame ‘Dem’ for sub-human living – Forde

Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde Tuesday charged that the Freundel Stuart Government was to blame for the sub-human conditions many Barbadians were living in. Speaking in the House of Assembly during debate on a resolution for the compulsory acquisition of land at Brighton, St George for the public purpose of housing, the Opposition […]

Defeated

Defeated

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Tuesday blocked a constitutional amendment that would have extended the retirement age of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Auditor General. Eleven BLP members in the House abstained when the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2016 was put to a vote. The Bill received the support of 17 parliamentarians, including former […]

Stuart and Bradshaw clash over ‘hit for six’ comment

Stuart and Bradshaw clash over ‘hit for six’ comment

Cricket Tuesday virtually moved from Kensington Oval to Parliament when Opposition legislator Santia Bradshaw and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart clashed on who was being hit for six.    During her contribution to the debate on the Magistrate’s Courts Amendment Bill 2016, Bradshaw recalled that Stuart recently stated that he was hit for six when he was […]

Discipline judges and lawyers – Hinkson

Discipline judges and lawyers – Hinkson

Opposition Member of Parliament Edmund Hinkson is recommending that attorneys be fined for court delays, and gratuities withheld from judges who retire without issuing decisions on cases which they heard. The Member of Parliament for St James North made these calls in the House of Assembly Tuesday during his contribution to the debate on the Magistrate’s […]

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