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  1. Democracy in Barbados fully entrusted to new Mia Mottley government

    Rejecting the accusations of bullying and despotism that were levelled at Mia Mottley, the overwhelming majority of the electorate of Barbados returned her and her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to government for a second consecutive term at general elections held on January 19. Not only did the majority demonstrate their confidence in her, they returned […]

    January 26, 2022Breaking News, Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  2. NRP Candidate Cleone Stapleton-Simmonds wins Nevis’ by-election

    Mrs. Cleone Stapleton-Simmonds of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) whose symbol was the bottle emerged winner in the St. Thomas’ Parish, Lowlands Nevis 5 by-election held on March 05, 2020. The results were announced by Mr. Elvin Bailey, Supervisor of Elections from the Cotton Ground Police Station where the ballots were counted 3 1/2 hours […]

    March 19, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  3. Is Barbados being a satellite Nation of PR of China?

    CAVEAT This was an anonymous eMail sent via a German re-mailer, at BajanReporter we try to accommodate all perspectives, even those we may disagree with… It is up to Yan Xiusheng or other similar interests to either agree or disagree with these suggestions? Is Barbados Becoming a satellite of China? Today I listened to the […]

    January 15, 2020Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), based in Port Of Spain, handed down an unprecedented Sunday decision over an appeal from Barbados which now paves the way for a resident of that nation to receive his right to vote. He alleges under the prevailing laws he is qualified and entitled to be registered to vote by […]

    May 13, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  5. Kemar Stuart: Candidate for the Constituency of St. Michael North-East

    Solutions Barbados 2nd Anniversary and Party Public Launch 25th November 2017 Independence Square, Bridgetown, Barbados

    March 11, 2018Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. “Paying the Piper” by Grenville Phillips II

    Tax on companies is called corporate tax. Tax on personal income is called income tax. In 2015, the Government received $210 Million from taxing companies and $452 Million from taxing individuals’ income. The Government also received other taxes from individuals. For example, much of the $811 M from VAT and $150 M from property taxes. […]

    July 31, 2017EditorialNo comments
  7. “The relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC has produced a publication entitled, “The Relevance of US-Caribbean Relations – Three Views“. The title is misleading. While the three views, articulated by eminent scholars on the Caribbean, are good descriptions of the current conditions in the region with regard to security, economic and […]

    July 15, 2017EditorialNo comments
  8. “We must defend Venezuela’s democracy” by Ambassador Linda Taglialatela, U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean & the OECS

    As Ambassador, I occasionally promote U.S. policies that are unpopular with some government leaders in the Eastern Caribbean. That is the case now. The situation in Venezuela has reached the point where it is impossible for me to remain silent. What is happening in Venezuela is wrong. We need to act together to prevent the […]

    June 21, 2017Breaking News, EditorialNo comments
  9. Not a nightmare, just reality – Donald Trump wins the White House

    Donald Trump, a 70-year-old business tycoon that has made disparaging remarks about women, the disabled, African-Americans, Latinos, Muslims, LGBTQ people and immigrants, has won the US presidential election;-

    November 13, 2016Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Henry Fraser Independence Lecture; “Health Care in Barbados – The Pestilential Past, the Problematic Present and Future Prospects”

    This is THE definitive lecture on our health care situation, and will address not just past and present, but the future, including the issue of QEH maintenance versus a new hospital – it is part of the Medical Faculty and University’s 50th Anniversary Lecture series…

    November 6, 2016Health, Photo GalleryNo comments

    The finalisation of candidates for Barbados’ main opposition continues apace since elections are constitutionally due by January 2018. Therefore, it’s no surprise when the St Michael North West branch of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is set to meet this evening to nominate their candidate for the next voting when called. Opposition Leader Mia Mottley […]

    October 25, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  12. Busy weekend for Mia Mottley, St John and St James South Candidacies

    As elections get closer, the frenzy to tie all loose ends intensifies… This weekend is last lap before the Opposition’s Annual General Conference at the Lester Vaughn secondary by month-end… The St John branch of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) will meet on Sunday 23rd October 2016 to nominate its candidate for the next general […]

    October 20, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  13. UWP wins Castries’ general election, low turnout like 2011

    The United Workers Party (UWP) has been declared the winner of the 2016 general election, after claiming 11 of the 17 constituency seats. The ‘Flambeau‘ will now form Saint Lucia’s new government, after the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) only managed to win six constituency seats. But the biggest win for the night was in […]

    June 7, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  14. Holder vows to hold Blackett accountable for Child Care Board as he pursues candidature

    Arthur Holder retains his candidacy for the opposition Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) fight to regain the St Michael Central constituency. Voting started about 5:45 p.m. and polls closed at 7 p.m. Before the final tally was announced, the Dwayne “DJ Bravo” Bravo song Champion blared from the speakers and supporters roared as Holder entered the […]

    April 11, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  15. “Can Sanders trump Trump?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    In the United States, particularly in Washington DC the nation’s capital, it is impossible to escape the current elections by the Republican and Democratic parties to choose a candidate to represent them in the contest for a new President later this year. Washington DC of all areas of the US is the most political. And, […]

    February 15, 2016Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  16. “13 MINUTES” (War/Drama – 2015)

    From the director of the Academy-Award nominated Downfall – 13 MINUTES tells the incredible true story of the man who nearly changed the world – Georg Elser, a carpenter who attempted to carry out a bomb plot against Hitler at a Nazi convention in Munich 1939.

    July 1, 2015Cinema, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  17. Love won: Same-sex marriage now recognised as all other unions in USA

    In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that all states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage is “a victory for America,” President Barack Obama said in the Rose Garden on the White House grounds. The decision […]

    June 27, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  18. “The Caribbean and Climate Change: An Ocean Runs Through It?” By Rebecca Theodore

    The conviction that climate change is a colossal, intellectual deception within the ranks of mainstream North American conservatism is one of the most important discussions of our time. However, if a political dialogue on climate change is to mean anything, then, rising sea levels, population shifts and heightened competition for food and natural resources in […]

    June 6, 2015NatureNo comments
  19. Jamaica assumes Chair of CDB Board of Governors 2015-2016

    Jamaica assumed the chairmanship of the Caribbean Development Bank’s Board of Governors at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Bank’s Board which just ended in Basseterre, St. Kitts. The CDB’s 46th Annual Meeting is set for May next year in Jamaica. Representing Jamaica is Dr the Honourable Peter Phillips, Minister of Finance and Planning. Mexico and the […]

    May 25, 2015BusinessNo comments
  20. CARICOM’s Secretary General Congratulates President Granger of Guyana

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is anticipating “the fresh ideas and views” that newly elected President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger “will bring to assist in advancing the interests of the Community and its people.” In a letter to President Granger congratulating him and the coalition of A Partnership of […]

    May 16, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  21. Caribbean Needs ‘New Development Vision’: Mia Mottley Tells EU-CARIFORUM Business Meeting

    Barbadian Opposition Leader, Mia Amor Mottley asserts “the Caribbean needs a new development vision” that will guide export growth and economic enrichment. “We have gone through all kinds of experiments over the last 50 years (spanning) industrialization, import substitution, opportunities that balance the desire to bring people out of poverty but constrained by old structures […]

    May 13, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  22. U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Salutes Journalists Everywhere on World Press Freedom Day?

    (EDITOR’s NOTE: At the risk of sounding like Angelina Jolie, yet I do not recall being invited to the 2014 event listed below, just cuts me to the quick, it makes you wonder if this current message would as easily apply to Edward Snowden or Julian Assange? 😉 Can you think of a better way […]

    April 30, 2015Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  23. “Barbados? Giant debating society? Is action too late?” By Fmr. Sen. Lynette Eastmond

    Some describe it as embarrassing. Barbados has been described as a giant debating society where the only satisfaction required is in the very debate of the issues. Individuals are rewarded and respected for their ability to debate not implement. The first person who drew this to my attention was a USA negotiator who I met when […]

    April 26, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  24. Official Capitulation from Kittitian Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, aka: ‘Dougie’

    To the newly elected members of the People’s Action Movement, the Concerned Citizens Movement and the People’s Labour Party, I extend sincere congratulations in response to your success at the polls. To the people of St. Kitts & Nevis, I extend, on behalf of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, sincere and enduring gratitude for the […]

    February 18, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  25. Vincentian PM calls for speedy resolution of electoral uncertainty in St. Kitts-Nevis

    Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent & the Grenadines wants a speedy resolution of concerns regarding the outcome of the St. Kitts-Nevis general election, which was held Monday. There has been a delay in announcement of official results because, as Supervisor of Elections Wingrove George has confirmed, the results are being challenged in several […]

    February 18, 2015PoliticalNo comments