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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 […]

YWCA calls for apology

YWCA calls for apology

    Apologize! That is the call also of the Young Women’s Christian Association today to the statements of Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, in relation to the Opposition Leader Mia Mottley. Calling Sinckler’s statement “unacceptable”, the association further charged: “To suggest that Miss Mottley may soon ‘strip naked . . .’ etc., is not […]

House pays tribute to Symmonds’ mother

A strong resolute woman, an outstanding citizen, a great dignified lady.

Better coming

Better coming

Boyce: Improved regulation for future recycling projects