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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 […]

Let’s talk sex

Let’s talk sex

With authorities reporting an increase in rape and sexual assault cases, a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) parliamentarian and former educator is calling for a national dialogue on a sex offender registry. The issue raised its head again recently when Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police William Yearwood called for information on sex offenders to be made […]

Wrong time to impose natural gas hike – Abrahams

Wrong time to impose natural gas hike – Abrahams

The rate increase for natural gas will not exceed 15 per cent, assured Minister with responsibility for Energy Senator Darcy Boyce today as he came under pressure from Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams to come clean with Barbadians. During debate on the National Petroleum Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Upper Chamber, Abrahams raised concern that […]

$4M hole

$4M hole

Minister with responsibility for Energy Senator says the National Petroleum Corporation (NPC) is seriously in the red, and having recorded $2 million in total losses over the past two years, the state owned entity is headed for an even bigger shortfall this year. “That would happen if there were no rate increase,” Boyce said as […]

No time for prophets of doom and gloom

No time for prophets of doom and gloom

Government Senator Patrick Todd has no time for prophets of doom and gloom. In fact, he prefers to listen to those whose vision is for a Barbados that is a bountiful country where unemployment will fall to single digit levels with the construction of additional accommodation along the Needham’s Point Peninsula/Carlisle Bay beachfront. Todd gave […]

Aged and tired!

Aged and tired!

A Government Senator has described the Government Headquarters building on Bay Street, which houses the office of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as “aged and tired”. Speaking during debate in the Upper House on a $17.625 million loan from First Citizens Bank (Barbados) Ltd, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Irene Sandiford-Garner explained that arrangements […]

Sir Trevor: Modernize public sector

Sir Trevor: Modernize public sector

Veteran attorney-at-law and Independent Senator Sir Trevor Carmichael Tuesday made a plea for the modernization of the public service, with the help of retired persons. Speaking in the Senate during debate on the 2017-2018 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, Sir Trevor said it was high time that “major offices and processes where stumbling blocks are now […]