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Watson: Cut food import bill

Watson: Cut food import bill

Independent Senator John Watson wants Government to focus on reducing the island’s $500 million food import bill, as it presses ahead with its plans for offshore oil exploration. Speaking Wednesday during debate on the Offshore Petroleum (Amendment) 2017, Watson noted that oil and food accounted for the bulk of Barbados’ imports, and according to him, […]

We need to get back to waste to energy – Worrell

We need to get back to waste to energy – Worrell

A Government legislator wants to place waste to energy back on the table as a priority for national discussion, just over a year after one such project collapsed spectacularly in the wake of public opposition. Issuing the call on Wednesday during debate in the Senate on the Offshore Petroleum (Amendment) Bill 2017, Senator Andre Worrell […]

Switch gears

Switch gears

Independent Senator Sir Trevor Carmichael wants the Freundel Stuart Government to state a clear position on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, even if it is differs from that of the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Speaking Wednesday on the Offshore Petroleum (Amendment) Bill 2017, Sir Trevor said the administration’s apparent silence on the turmoil was simply […]

Sir Roy wants BRA to clarify ‘two child’ policy

Sir Roy wants BRA to clarify ‘two child’ policy

Independent Senator Sir Roy Trotman Wednesday raised alarm over a new “two child” policy, which he said he hoped was implemented by the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) in error. Speaking in Senate Wednesday during debate on the National Insurance and Social Security (Amendment), Bill 2017, Sir Roy said he had been informed that BRA was  […]

Blackett blames BLP for vagrancy

Blackett blames BLP for vagrancy

Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett has accused the former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration of ushering in an era of vagrancy in this country. He levelled that charge Tuesday during debate in Parliament on a resolution to acquire the former site of the District ‘E’ Police Station in Station Hill, St Peter and vest […]

Too many house fires – Sir Henry

Too many  house fires  – Sir Henry

Independent Senator Professor Sir Henry Fraser is calling for analysis of the causes of house fires here, particularly in small dwellings. Speaking in the Senate today Sir Henry raised concern about the frequency with which people in small homes were losing their entire possessions, and some cases, their lives, because of house fires. Of equal […]

Dems have Bim in a tailspin, says BLP

Dems have Bim in a tailspin, says BLP

Barbados is in a tailspin as a result of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP)  administration’s  poor choices, Opposition Senator Wilfred Abraham charged as he offered no support during Wednesday’s sitting of the Senate for a resolution seeking approval to raise the limit for treasury bills, tax reserve certificates and tax refund certificates. Suggesting that the […]

Lashley supports compulsory insurance insurance

Lashley supports compulsory insurance insurance

Minister of Housing Michael Lashley would be in full support of a compulsory home insurance scheme in Barbados. Lashley, who now holds the Transport and Works portfolio, told his colleagues in Parliament Tuesday that there needs to be a concerted effort to educate Barbadians on the importance of insuring their homes, particularly given that tremendous […]

Let squatters move into Coverley, says Prescod

Let squatters move into Coverley, says Prescod

An Opposition Member of Parliament has suggested that Government purchase some of the unsold houses in the Villages at Coverley for Barbadians in need of accommodation. Parliamentary representative for St Michael East Trevor Prescod offered that as a possible housing solution Tuesday, while speaking in the House of Assembly on a resolution to acquire the […]

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