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Social evolution

Social evolution

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has put Barbadians on notice that the social entitlements from which they have benefitted over the past 50 years may become a thing of the past. During debate on the 2018-2019 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure in the House of Assembly this evening, Stuart warned the country not to expect a […]

Owen the greatest

Owen the greatest

With former Prime Minister Owen Arthur’s tenure all but over as a parliamentarian, the people of St Peter, the constituency he represented for nearly 35 year, are hailing him as one of the greatest leaders the country has ever had. Arthur had announced in July 2014 that he would leave the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), […]

UPP de ting!

UPP de ting!

One of the island’s newest political parties, the United Progressive Party (UPP), has secured a seat in the House of Assembly even before the general election is held.    Dr Maria Agard, who for the past two years, sat as an Independent Member of Parliament (MP) along with former Prime Minister Owen Arthur, today announced […]

New party offers economic solution for Barbados

New party offers economic solution for Barbados

The near two-year-old Solutions Barbados, which focuses on the improvement of governance and business development in Barbados, is promising a workable solution to the island’s debt of 145.9 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) as at the end of December last year. Political leader Grenville Phillips II said under his party’s plan Government debt […]

Arthur’s cure

Arthur’s cure

In an emotional farewell speech in the House of Assembly this afternoon, former Prime Minister Owen Arthur left a major piece of economic advice which he said could save the country from further decline.  Arthur, who today ended 35 years as a legislator, told parliamentarians during his contribution to the debate on the 2018-2019 Estimates […]

‘Dems caused social decay’

‘Dems caused social decay’

Member of Parliament for The City Jeffrey Bostic is blaming Government inaction for the problems facing the country. The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) legislator said the Freundel Stuart administration had ample time to put measures in place to avert social decay, but had done little to that effect. What is more, Bostic charged that instead […]

Tudor keeping it clean

Tudor keeping it clean

First-time political candidate Kim Tudor plans to run a “nice” campaign as she carries the flag for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in St Michael North in the next general election. Chief Executive Officer of the National Initiative for Service Excellence (NISE) today canvassed the constituency, and told Barbados TODAY she would not be distracted […]

Last word

Last word

The man who served as Prime Minister of Barbados longer than anyone else has announced that the current sitting of Parliament will be his last. Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur, who led Barbados through economic prosperity from 1994 to 2008, today said this was the end of his parliamentary road after 35 years as a […]

On loan

On loan

With the island’s foreign exchange reserves teetering at a dangerous level of 6.6 weeks of import cover, or $410 million at the end of December 2017, the Central Bank is coming to the rescue of the Freundel Stuart administration with a short-term bailout measure. In a near six-hour presentation on the 2018-2019 Estimates of Revenue […]