Tag Archives: Parliament


    “WOMEN should be allowed to carry pepper spray to ward off rapists or murderers as it has proven to be a useful non-lethal weapon which can save lives,” Trinidad & Tobago’s Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith said December last year. The (IWRN) International Women’s Resource Network is extremely grateful and also thankful for the Keith […]

    February 13, 2021Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Solutions Barbados – What Happens if we replace our Governor General with a President?

    Our early politicians who lived through World War 2, appeared to recognise two important things about politicians. The first is that they crave unrestrained power, which tends to oppress citizens. The second is that they crave a politicised public service, which is the first sign of a nation’s decline. In 1966, the DLP under Errol […]

    September 24, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. Mottley Administration dismisses rumors over extension of Curfew, AG clarifies the Powers of Emergency Management is a different aspect to combat the novel coronavirus

    Barbados recorded one new positive COVID-19 test. In addition, a number of Bajans are unnecessarily panicking – because Parliament extended the powers and management of the Barbados’ COVID-19 public health emergency proclamation until June 30th. The previous proclamation of a public health emergency was due to expire on April 27th. IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD: “curfew” […]

    April 24, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. SKNLP candidates assigned ministries in shadow cabinet

    The eight candidates of the opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) have been assigned ministries and subject matters in a shadow cabinet released recently. SKNLP National Political Leader and Parliamentary Representative for St Christopher 6, Dr Denzil L Douglas, has the Ministry of Finance and Office of the Prime Minister including Citizenship By Investment, Human […]

    January 15, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Government has welcomed the reopening of Massy Stores Oistins. This was made clear today by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, following a walk through of the refurbished facilities at Southern Plaza, Christ Church, accompanied by Managing Director of Massy Stores (Barbados) Ltd., Randall Banfield. Expressing pleasure that the organization fit within […]

    September 16, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. First ‘Catalyst’ Leadership Development Workshop Deemed a Success (BVI)

    Tamarind Consultants recently held the first ‘Catalyst’ leadership development workshop in the Virgin Islands. The workshop, which catered to young people ages 16 to 30, was facilitated by Valdez K Russell of VKR Insights. During the interactive workshop, thirty-two emerging leaders engaged in developing ideas about the various aspects of leadership. They were able to […]

    May 6, 2019EducationNo comments
  7. A Tale Told By An Iscariot, Full of Sound & Fury Signifying … Opposition?

    Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley announced his Shadow Cabinet but stopped short of declaring a party in and of itself… His group consists mainly of failed candidates who ran in the 2018 General Election under the Barbados Integrity Movement, Solutions Barbados and United Progressive Party (UPP) banners. He stopped short of declaring a party, which […]

    February 11, 2019Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments

    A new session of Parliament will be ushered in on Tuesday, June 5, when Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, delivers the Throne Speech. The ceremony will take place in the Senate Chamber at 10:00 a.m., beginning with a formal procession of Members of Parliament from both the Upper and Lower Houses. The Throne Speech will […]

    June 4, 2018Events, FeaturedNo comments

    The Royal Barbados Police Force announces the following temporary traffic changes which will take effect at 8 am on Tuesday 5th June 2018.  Closure of Roads From 08:00 hours until the end of the event, Lower White Park Road, Palmetto Street, Marhill Street, Wharf Road from its junction with Bridge Street to the junction with […]

    June 4, 2018Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Astor B. Watts Lunchtime Lecture (Friday 8th Sept 2017); “After the Barrow legacy – who or what!”

    Where: The Errol Barrow Gallery, DLP Headquarters, George Street, St. Michael As usual lunch will be served from 12:30 p.m. and the lecture will start at 1:00 p.m. Live streaming

    September 8, 2017PoliticalNo comments
  11. “Walk for Relief” (Walk4Relief) – Tuesday 11th July 2017 at 10:30 am

    The leaders of the four major trade unions, their respective shop stewards and all interested persons are asked to gather at Queen’s Park on Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 at 10:30 am for the “Walk for Relief” (Walk4Relief). The purpose of this walk to Parliament is to deliver letters outlining the Unions’ objections to the recently […]

    July 10, 2017Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  12. Industry Minister tries to soften introduction of the National Social Responsibility Levy

    Despite a fiery presence Thursday night against the drastic hike of the National Social Responsibility Levy from 2.5 to 10 per cent, the Minister of Industry and Small Business believes the move can improve Barbadian support of local goods and reduce a drain on foreign exchange. His concern is where do you apply exemptions or […]

    June 5, 2017Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. Is Donville Inniss making a bid for leadership of ruling DLP in Barbados? (Pt 1)

    Stop praising obsolescence and welcome the 21st Century before Barbados slides into a deeper mess. Becoming our own bosses, he recently said at the Radisson Aquatica, is the way for most of Barbados to alleviate if not totally eradicate the financial challenges plaguing the country. The Minister was addressing a seminar hosted by Spark Global […]

    April 9, 2017Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. Sat. 11th March 2017 – Barbados March of Disgust and Rally (Pt 1)

    For the first time in my almost 30 years in public life, I must confess to being at a loss for words. I am truly stumped! No way could I have imagined as callous and as indifferent a response to the state of the social and economic affairs in Barbados as that of the Rt. […]

    February 27, 2017Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. (Pt 2) Sat. 11th March 2017 – Barbados March of Disgust & Rally

    Better could have been done and can be done in Barbados. A country that demonstrated the courage to make tough decisions in the past has fallen over the last eight years, as Prime Minister Stuart and his Cabinet avoided critical decision making at every stage. They obviously prefer to sweep the real issues under the […]

    February 27, 2017Political, Video GalleryNo comments

    The supposedly “honourable” Donville Inniss, Barbados’ Minister of Commerce and Industry, is a liar of the highest pedigree, as is evident by his outrageously mendacious comments about the racial self identification of David Comissiong while a teenage school-boy at Harrison College. (In a recent debate in the House of Assembly; Inniss claimed that David Comissiong […]

    November 23, 2016EditorialNo comments
  17. Everybody Hates Chris #3 (Memories of Budget 2016)

    #everybodyhateschris #sinckler #Barbados #paythenccstaff #whatistimelineforappointingthesetemporarystaff #Budget2016 A photo posted by Ian D. Bourne (@bajanreporteronline) on Aug 27, 2016 at 8:10am PDT

    September 5, 2016Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  18. Barbados’ Opposition Leader – People have the power, not people in power

    At least 1,000 Barbadians braved the May summer heat with the Opposition Barbados Labour Party and responded to their call to go walking for justice. While calling for healing in the nation, BLP leader Mia Mottley not only decried Government’s handling of the country. She zeroed in on recent layoffs in the public sector as […]

    May 22, 2016Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Prime Minister of Curacao resigns, seeking Governor General post?

    With elections right around the corner, the prime minister of Curacao, Ivar Asjes, resigned on Monday. He will be succeeded as head of government by Dr Bernard Whiteman. Asjes, the fourth and longest serving prime minister of autonomous Curacao, has not yet explained the reasons for his abrupt departure but he appeared to have lost […]

    September 3, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  20. VAT YOU: What Sinckler DIDN’T say – Flying Fish and other items now are under Value Added Tax!

    ITEMS TAKEN OUT OF THE VAT FREE BASKET TARIFF    NUMBER TARIFF DESCRIPTION 19.01 Malt extract; food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40% by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of headings 04.01 […]

    June 16, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  21. New Caribbean Media Watch Group Launched

    In recent weeks, what passes for mainstream media in Trinidad and Tobago began to engage in personal attacks and insults directed at one local freelance journalist Marcia Braveboy. “Our mission is to promote accuracy, fairness and balance, especially in Caribbean regional news reporting. We will advocate greater diversity in the press and scrutinize media practices […]

    June 15, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Scores of spectators assembled outside of Government Headquarters while dignitaries filed into the National Assembly Chambers on Thursday (May 14) to witness the opening of the Federal Parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis. A Guard of Honour comprising units from the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, Coast Guard Unit and Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police […]

    May 15, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  23. Barbados had Estimates, so when is Budget? Or do we ask Rick Mercer?

    Will 2015 be like last year when Sinckler made a Ministerial Statement in lieu of a Budget? We can only hope this regime, now in office since 2008 and no longer able to blame the prior occupants, can finally start doing their job they were temporarily voted in to handle (at last)? Or will they […]

    April 5, 2015Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. Budget in Barbados “soon” – not same time as Estimates

    While making a dig at predecessor Owen Arthur, current Independent MP of St Peter after an ongoing feud with Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, word has been given by the Minister of Finance that there will be a Budgetary presentation this year. Last year, many will recall, was the first in Post Independent Barbados to be […]

    March 22, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  25. Education Minister refuses to talk with Bajan Reporter: Ronald Jones can’t understand why youth of Barbados fail to use Conflict Resolution…

    “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” – George Orwell I had no idea I was an acolyte of Orwell? So many press conferences I ask a Minister or an Opposition MP the question(s) they’d rather die than hear, when my colleagues from competing houses witness the exchange, they […]

    February 22, 2015Editorial, EducationNo comments