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Not a “squeak” from Mottley on domestic violence bill, says Blackett

Not a “squeak” from Mottley on domestic violence bill, says Blackett

St Michael Central Member of Parliament Steve Blackett today accused the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) of trying to derail every attempt by Government to move the country forward. Speaking in the House of Assembly this morning on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017, Blackett charged that the BLP had not gotten over the fact that […]

Mia goes on the attack

Mia goes on the attack

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley today lambasted Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley while accusing the ruling Democratic Labour Party administration of forcing through last-minute legislation on its way out of office. While piling on her criticisms, Mottley hinted at unethical and corrupt actions on the part of Government. “I am not going to get […]

Cell phone ban coming

Cell phone ban coming

Sweeping new regulations are coming that will outlaw the use of cell phones while driving, ban stunts on the roads and those who organize such activities, make it illegal to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and introduce breathalyzer testing for drivers. Moreover, Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley told the House […]

PM says Barbadian lifestyle draining foreign reserves

PM says Barbadian lifestyle draining foreign reserves

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has suggested to Barbadians demanding answers from his administration over the country’s rapidly declining foreign reserves that they should look no further than their own lavish lifestyles. Speaking at a joint meeting of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) branches in St Michael, which was held at St Michael School, Stuart contended […]

Opposition St John candidate takes Mara to task

Opposition St John candidate takes Mara to task

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for St John Charles Griffith has agreed wholeheartedly with a suggestion made by his St Joseph counterpart Dale Marshall that the only constituency that is possibly more neglected than his own, in terms of road infrastructure, is St John. “Other than St John, we [St Joseph] remain the […]

Haynesville tenants fear massive fire

Haynesville tenants fear massive fire

Tenants of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) in Haynesville, St James say they fear it is only a matter of time before a massive electrical fire destroys their homes and their lives. The residents complain that the signs are clear that the 40-year-old electrical system is no longer reliable and poses a threat to the […]

Slow down

Slow down

Not so fast! That was how Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde has responded to suggestions by some public service vehicle (PSV) operators that students should be banned from their vehicles. Earlier this week some operators called on Government to impose a ban of students travelling on privately run PSVs following an altercation […]

Brathwaite wants CARICOM heads to discuss crime

Brathwaite wants CARICOM heads to discuss crime

Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite wants Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to put crime, as well as disaster management, on their agenda for the next meeting of heads of government due at the end of February next year. The authorities here have been scrambling for answers to the spate of gun crimes […]

DLP slams leak of CBC finances

DLP slams leak of CBC finances

The ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has slammed the publication of a list of people who owe to the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) over $1.5 million, accusing an unnamed member of staff of betraying the broadcasting company. While neither confirming nor denying that his party was among the entities heavily indebted to state broadcaster, […]