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European bloc writes to Govt, but Barbados remains on blacklist

European bloc writes to Govt, but Barbados remains on blacklist

The European Union (EU) has written to the Freundel Stuart administration, providing what is believed to be an explanation of its decision to include Barbados on a December 5, 2017 list of 17 global tax havens. However, it appears that the 28-member grouping has kept this country on the blacklist, despite Government’s protests. Minister of […]

Not our poles

Not our poles

The Opposition Barbados Labour (BLP) is the first out the blocks to defy a direct request from Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) not to plaster any posters on its utility poles. Raising safety concerns as it usually does in the lead up to a political campaign, the utility company said in a December 21 letter […]

Eastmond accuses Mia of setting a bad example

Eastmond accuses Mia of setting a bad example

Leader of the fledgling United Progressive Party (UPP) Lynette Eastmond believes the main Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is setting a bad example by plastering election posters on utility poles in all 30 constituencies, despite a specific request for political parties to refrain from such practice. Eastmond told Barbados TODAY that besides going against the […]

Hidden agenda

Hidden agenda

Minister of International Business, Industry, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss is questioning the motive of Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) Charles Herbert, suggesting the business executive was “hiding behind” his office in order to engage in party politics. Inniss is upset at Herbert for stating that the Freundel Stuart Government […]

BLP criticizes Government plan to increase police powers

BLP criticizes Government plan to increase police powers

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is accusing Government of attempting to rush through legislation to increase police powers, but could potentially encroach on Barbadians’ civil liberties. A Bill entitled Amendments to the Police Act 2017, which was originally scheduled to be debated on December 19, but later push back for Parliament’s resumption after the […]

Mottley warns time is running out on Dems

Mottley warns time is running out on Dems

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is sending a strong message to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart that he cannot hide from the Barbadian electorate forever. Responding last night for the first time to a defiant warning from Stuart that he intended to serve out his full five-year term, BLP Leader Mia Mottley told party supporters this […]

YEAR IN REVIEW – ‘Everybody hates Chris’

YEAR IN REVIEW – ‘Everybody hates Chris’

A month ago, his name was being dragged through the mud over his alleged ownership of a $2.5 million house at Rolling Hills, St George, which turned out to be a hoax. Prior to that, there were even more vicious rumours circulating, which, if proven to be true, could have landed him behind bars. However, […]

Kellman and Inniss react to Haynesville fire

Kellman and Inniss react to Haynesville fire

Minister of Housing Denis Kellman and his Cabinet colleague, the Member of Parliament for St James South, Donville Inniss, appear to differ over who is responsible for maintaining National Housing Corporation (NHC) units in Haynesville, St James. Following a Boxing Day fire which destroyed one dwelling and damaged two neighbouring units, and which some residents […]

Undersold

Undersold

Veteran calypsonian and Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for St Phillip East John King has decried what he said was “a Barbadian legacy” of selling themselves short in the process of “grabbing at crumbs”. In a wide-ranging interview with Barbados TODAY during which he accused the Democratic Labour Party government of doing a lot of […]