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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 […]

Mottley ‘deeply troubled’

Mottley ‘deeply troubled’

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley Tuesday suggested that Government’s move to abolish preliminary hearings as proposed under the Magistrate’s Court (Amendment) Bill 2016 may be a little too late, though she voiced support for the move. In her contribution to the debate on the legislation tabled by Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite aimed at improving the delivery of […]

Small man faces abuse, says Marshall

Parliamentary representative for St Joseph, Dale Marshall, has expressed concern that post clearance audits being undertaken by the Customs Department can lead to abuse of the system. Marshall voiced this concern today in the House of Assembly while lending his support and that of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party to amendments to the Customs Act. […]

More power

The amendments to the Customs Act will give the Comptroller of Customs a very clear and properly demarcated provision within the existing legislation to undertake post clearance audits. Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler made this announcement today in the House of Assembly while introducing amendments to the Customs Act. Sinckler said that […]

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