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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 […]

Opposition: Take a stand on Estwick plan

Opposition: Take a stand on Estwick plan

The controversial David Estwick economic alternative plan, designed to restore growth and stability to Barbados, came up for debate in the House of Assembly yesterday with the leader of business for the Opposition, Kerrie Symmonds, accusing Government of remaining mute on the matter. Minister of Education Ronald Jones rose to Symmonds’ challenge, informing Parliament that there […]

Mia’s Billion-Dollar Problem

Mia’s Billion-Dollar Problem

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has been given a sobriquet –– The Billion-Dollar Problem. Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley gave Sinckler that nickname today while speaking in the House of Assembly on a no confidence motion against him, which was later defeated 15 to 14. “A $600-million stimulus in March, and you top it […]

Nearly 5,000 sign petition

Nearly 5,000 sign petition

While it was expected that there would have been a sea of red in Queen’s Park on Sunday evening, Barbadians from all echelons of society turned up in their numbers to either show their support of the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) petition to Government for the removal of Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler from that […]

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