Tag Archives: political

  1. St Michael South MP vows new method to handle Social Services will be Game Changer

    Barbadians will soon be able to go to one agency to have a range of social challenges addressed. The St. Michael South Member of Parliament explained that the current structure of the various agencies sometimes causes officers to become overwhelmed: “Social services agencies have so many cases they are overburdened as it currently stands. You […]

    June 28, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. “We Don’t Need the G7” by Jeffrey D. Sachs, courtesy ‘Project Syndicate’

    The latest G7 summit was a waste of resources. If it had to be held at all, it should have been conducted online, saving time, logistical costs, and airplane emissions. But, more fundamentally, G7 summits are an anachronism. Political leaders need to stop devoting their energy to an exercise that is unrepresentative of today’s global […]

    June 16, 2021Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  3. Barbados’ 1st Female Prime Minister reacts to appointment of CARICOM’s first female Secretary-General

    CARICOM appointed its first female Secretary-General, Belizian Dr Carla Natalie Barnett, an economist who Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley described as “perfect for the job in the region at this time, when economies have collapsed and what we need is a sound economist to lead us on a path to growth“. In hailing the unanimous […]

    May 11, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Barbadian Cops ‘US PRNEWS’ Graduate Student of the Year Award

    Barbadian public relations consultant Dr Pamala Proverbs, Managing Director of PRMR Inc. has copped the Graduate Student of the Year award in the prestigious US-based PRNEWS CSR and Diversity Awards. The CSR and Diversity Awards serve as a platform to recognize communicators from diverse multicultural backgrounds, public relations professionals from all genders and sexual orientations, […]

    May 8, 2021EducationNo comments
  5. Endorsement of Verla De Peiza as DLP Candidate for St Lucy by Fmr BLP Campaign Mgr

    On April 25, 2021 Ms. Verla De Peiza formally announced her intention to be the Democratic Labour Party Candidate in the constituency of St. Lucy. This is a significant and welcomed development in the politics of St. Lucy. It demonstrates the seriousness and high regard that the Democratic Labour Party has for the people of […]

    April 28, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  6. “She Inspires” Women’s History Month event expands the networks of the next generation of Eastern Caribbean female leaders

    The Bridgetown US Embassy recently convened 21 Eastern Caribbean and U.S. female leaders at a virtual conference to inspire and expand the networks of over 150 female conference participants from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. “She Inspires: Expanding the Network of the […]

    March 30, 2021PoliticalNo comments

    On this day, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day 2021, a special observance that was adopted by the United Nations 46 years ago in 1975, during International Women’s Year. The annual celebration affords everyone, especially women and girls, an opportunity to reflect on progress made, to […]

    March 8, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. “The Birth of a Pothole” by Grenville Phillips II

    After an asphalt pavement has been laid for about a decade, it is normal for rectangular shaped cracks to appear on the surface. These cracks can be economically sealed to prevent further damage to the pavement. Sometimes, a road is not designed for the actual amount of traffic, and the pavement can crack from overuse […]

    December 11, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  9. Barbadian clergy make sensible call for end to buggery laws

    Laws that criminalize consensual same-sex intimacy still exist in more than sixty countries across the globe – and in most instances these laws are sustained by Church doctrine. The first Intimate Conviction conference in 2017 brought together many voices from across the globe to discuss the role of the church in maintaining these anti-sodomy statutes […]

    December 4, 2020Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Solutions Barbados: Congratulations and Thank You (Finale)

    Congratulations to Toni Moore who has been confirmed to be the St George North representative. Congratulations must also go to Floyd Reifer, who came in a commendable second. I thank all of my fellow candidates for running a relatively clean campaign. It is extremely important that we keep the families of our competitors out of […]

    November 12, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  11. Solutions Barbados – A Most Dangerous Secret

    Candidates for political office normally identify problems in the constituency, and describe their capacity to address them. All Candidates identified housing, roads, road repairs, transportation, drainage, and high unemployment as major problems in St George North. These problems have persisted through repeated BLP and DLP administrations. If those administrations were serious about addressing them, they […]

    November 6, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  12. Sint Eustatius Island Council Election 2020 First Ever Online Debate

    Sint Eustatius Island Council Election 2020 is under edge with 2 more official days before the electorate goes to the polls to choose a new island council governing body on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020. There will be 2 polling districts that will be available to all eligible voters on the island and that qualify to […]

    October 19, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  13. First Out of the Blocks – Solutions Barbados

    Our Prime Minister has announced that a new election is to be held in St George North. As the Solutions Barbados declared Candidate for St George North, it seems that we are the first out of the blocks. Solutions Barbados is the third largest political party in Barbados, by measure of votes cast in the […]

    September 21, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  14. Tribute to Professor Owen Arthur, Former PM of B’dos 1994-2008

    Mr Chairman I join my colleagues from CARICOM countries in thanking you for agreeing to celebrate the life of Professor the Right Honourable Owen Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados. It is fitting that this meeting coincides with his funeral service now taking place in Barbados. Owen Arthur was elected by the people to serve […]

    August 17, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  15. Owen Arthur tribute by Sir Shridath Ramphal

    “Barbados has lost a great son. CARICOM has lost a great West Indian. We are all the poorer for Owen’s going. And may CARICOM for all time be guided by his credo of regional integration that marked his service to Barbados and the Caribbean Community entire.”

    July 27, 2020Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. Prime Minister Mottley’s Address to #Barbados – 26th June 2020 (Friday)

    Barbadians missing unfettered aspects of Church Life can rejoice louder as congregations have restrictions lifted further. The good news is also how for 35 days in a row there were no new cases, according to Colonel Jeffrey Bostic who revealed there are no recovery cases in Harrison Point in St Lucy now… As if that […]

    June 26, 2020Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  17. Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas calls for date for SKN general elections

    Former prime minister The Right Hon Dr Denzil Douglas on Wednesday night offered his St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party to the people of the twin-island federation as a legitimate, competent and compassionate government following the announcement earlier by Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris that the National Assembly had been dissolved on Tuesday. “I find […]

    May 14, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. USA’s 45th President suggests baking in UV lamps and/or injecting bleach to kill coronavirus

    US President Donald Trump has used his daily briefing to float more possible ways to fight the coronavirus, including a change in seasons, and injections of disinfectant.   Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports.

    April 24, 2020Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Statement from – Wilfred Abrahams, Min. of Energy & Water Resources

    The lack of water in the taps of some residents of St. John is as a direct result of low water levels at the BWA’s Bowmanston pumping station. The critical contributing factor is the low stream levels in the aquifer as a consequence of the extreme drought being experienced in the Caribbean and other parts […]

    April 12, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  20. “Liza Liburd Jeffers” is Nevis’ newest centenarian

    Ms. Eliza “Liza Liburd Jeffers” Flanders of Hamilton became the newest centenarian on Nevis when she celebrated her 100th birthday on November 30, 2019. She joins the only other living centenarian on the island Ms. Mary Browne, of River Path in Gingerland who celebrated her most recent birthday on November 01, 2019. Eric Evelyn, Minister […]

    December 11, 2019HealthNo comments
  21. Premier Brantley to be featured speaker at BLP conference

    The Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has invited Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis to be a featured speaker at the party’s 81st national conference this weekend.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ian D. Bourne (@bajanreporteronline) on Oct […]

    October 24, 2019Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  22. (HUMOR) DLP claim Mottley Administration letting people down

    The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is accusing the Mia Amor Mottley Administration for claiming overseas how all is well here, while the average Barbadian endures hardship. DLP president Verla De Peiza, speaking yesterday at a press conference at Charlton Chambers, Whitepark Road, St Michael, gave the Government a failing grade, adding it was not meeting […]

    October 17, 2019Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments

    Two of the most vilified and satirised leaders from America were the 44th and 45th Presidents of the United States, while internationally, also possibly Theresa May, Prime Minister from the UK, each taking their spoofs and slings differently. Theresa May and Barack H. Obama for the most part treated the slurs and jokes as non-existent […]

    June 11, 2019Breaking News, Featured, Political1 comment
  24. SOLUTIONS BARBADOS: ‘The End Game – Part 4, Chasing An Illusion’ by Grenville Phillips

    The EPA was negotiated in the worst possible manner, resulting in the worst of all trade agreements for the Caribbean. When I asked why they had signed such a bad agreement, I was told that we had to sacrifice the sunset industries for the sunrise. Suddenly everything made sense – there was a method to […]

    April 19, 2019Editorial, PoliticalNo comments

    Venezuela must not be further tipped into chaos by external powers attempting to enforce some kind of rule not necessarily democratically entrenched. Regional Heads of Government want all actors, internal and external, to avoid actions which will escalate an already explosive situation to the detriment of the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and […]

    January 25, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments