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UPP not surprised by ‘rather dismal’ economic performance

UPP not surprised by ‘rather dismal’ economic performance

The eight-month-old United Progressive Party (UPP) says it is not at all surprised by the “rather dismal” economic report presented by Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes on Tuesday. In a statement today, UPP leader Lynnette Eastmond, who will be carrying her party’s banner in The City of Bridgetown in the next elections, also took issue […]

Marshall takes Govt to task over roads in St Joseph

Marshall takes Govt to task over roads in St Joseph

A drive through picturesque St Joseph could easily result in costly vehicle repairs, says Member of Parliament Dale Marshall, who complained that virtually every road in the constituency was close to impassable. According to the Opposition Barbados Labour Party parliamentarian, months of pleading with the Ministry of Transport and Works have yielded nothing more than […]

Jones says protesters were ‘BLP agents’

Jones says protesters were ‘BLP agents’

Minister of Education Ronald Jones has led a broadside against some protesting parents of students of St Mark Primary School in St Philip, suggesting they were agents of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP). The parents were demonstrating their displeasure at the condition of the school, which the minister acknowledged was not in the best […]

Halloween horror

Halloween horror

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) this evening likened the latest economic review by the Central Bank to a Halloween horror. In a strong response to the bank’s report on the performance of the economy during the first nine months of this year delivered today by Acting Governor Cleviston Haynes, BLP leader Mia Mottley said […]

Near 90-year-old anti-corruption law will do – Stuart

Near 90-year-old anti-corruption law will do – Stuart

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is suggesting that a near 90-year-old piece of anti-corruption legislation that predates the 1937 riots is sufficient. In response to calls by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley to beef up the laws in a bid to root out corruption, Stuart told a meeting last night of ruling Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) Christ […]

‘BLP false promises’

‘BLP false promises’

Minister of Education Ronald Jones is charging that Barbadians who take comfort in promises that a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Government will reintroduce free education for citizens attending the University of the West Indies (UWI) and reverse the controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) are fooling themselves. In fact, Jones last night told a joint […]

High time

High time

Legalization of marijuana is high on the agenda for the United Progressive Party (UPP), with the eight-month-old political grouping promising to permit use of “a few grammes” for personal use if it were to win the next general election, constitutionally due by the middle of next year. “Every time we open the paper, we see […]

Gollop still wants answers on Mottley qualifications

Gollop still wants answers on Mottley qualifications

Queen’s Counsel Hal Gollop Sunday night warned that the issue of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley’s legal qualifications to practise law in Barbados was simply no laughing matter, while calling on Mottley to present the necessary documentary evidence. Addressing party faithful at a joint meeting of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) branches in Christ Church, […]

All have sinned

All have sinned

Former Government minister Elizabeth Liz Thompson has described Opposition Leader Mia Mottley as “a sinner” on the road to reform, who should not be disqualified from serving as prime minister. Thompson, one of Mottley’s longtime associates and her former Cabinet colleague, mounted a spirited defence of the Opposition Leader on Sunday, while suggesting that this […]