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Tag Archives: politics

  1. Difficult Conversations – “What Would We Do?” by Grenville Phillips II

    We have been asked how we would have responded to COVID-19. We provided our best advice about one year ago, but the Government rejected it at that time. Given the foreseen nightmare scenario, they should reconsider – for all our sakes. In the past 15 days, we had 15 new deaths. In the previous 15 […]

    February 25, 2021Political1 comment
  2. HBO’s LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER Returns February 15

    HBO’s Emmy®-winning LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER will return for its eighth season SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15. The series airs on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO GO. Times per country visit Hbocaribbean.com A satirical, insightful and meticulously researched look at current events in the U.S. and around the globe, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER […]

    February 7, 2021EventsNo comments
  3. Former MP and Radio Personality “Sweet Boy Leroy” gone at 79

    Here’s a statement from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on the passing of Leroy Sisnett. “I am indeed saddened tonight to learn of the passing of party stalwart, friend and former Member of Parliament for the constituency I now represent, Leroy Laurisford Sisnett, at the age of 79. “Leroy was indeed a national personality, with […]

    December 28, 2020CultureNo comments
  4. Transport Ministry notes sluice gate in Worthing is open ’til 26th Nov by 6 am

    The Ministry of Transport, Works and Water Resources advises the public that the sluice gate in Worthing was open from six this morning of Wednesday 25th November until 6:00 A.M., tomorrow, Thursday 26th November. (ATTN, OBSERVATION: NO ASSIGNATION OF CHARACTERS REAL, LIVING, DEAD OR UNDEAD HAVE BEEN SO APPORTIONED; PHOTOS USED BY AUTHOR HAVE BEEN […]

    November 25, 2020Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  5. Muckracking DR journalist sues former AG and his sister

    Santo Domingan Journalist Marino Zapete sued former Attorney General Jean Alain Rodriguez and his sister Maybeth Virginia Rodriguez Sanchez. Zapete is suing for damages caused by Maybeth Rodríguez who had sued Zapete for defamation. In the final days of the Medina administration, Rodriguez removed the charges against Zapete. Zapete had aired on TV in the […]

    November 7, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  6. “An Unacceptable Risk” – Solutions Barbados Press Release

    The voters of St George North will soon elect someone to represent their concerns in Parliament. This representation consists of explaining voters’ problems, and defending their solutions after scrutiny from 29 other members of Parliament. None of us Candidates have ever debated in Parliament. Therefore, voters have no idea whether we can defend our plans, […]

    October 26, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. He’s back! Bean to contest Bermuda’s General Election

    Bermuda’s Former Progressive Labour Party leader Marc Bean has launched a third force in politics — and his new Free Democratic Movement said it planned to field candidates in their General Elections next month. The new party’s website said: “To enjoy a peaceful and prosperous Bermuda, each citizen has to be given the opportunity to […]

    September 5, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. Professor Arthur, laid in State at the House of Assembly – Bridgetown August 13, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  9. More Opposition MPs will quit, says Bermuda’s Leader of the Opposition

    Bermuda’s Leader of the Opposition said this weekend he expected more politicians to resign as he revealed his party’s candidate for a by-election. Craig Cannonier said he was “delighted” to announce that Vic Ball, a former One Bermuda Alliance senator, will fight to fill the Smith’s West seat left in the wake of Trevor Moniz […]

    August 11, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  10. Sir Ronald Sanders on OWEN ARTHUR (17 October 1949 – 27 July 2020)

    NOTE: Sir Ronald Sanders is a veteran Caribbean diplomat, presently serving as Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the OAS.

    July 27, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  11. Prime Minister Mottley speaks to Barbadians, 22nd July 2020 (RESHUFFLE)

    The chairmen of two statutory organisations were promoted to the Ministerial Cabinet in changes announced by Prime Minister Mia Mottley in an address to the nation from Ilaro Court on Wednesday evening. Cummins takes up the portfolio formerly held by Kerrie Symmonds who will become Minister of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, while Gooding-Edghill’s post […]

    July 23, 2020Breaking News, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. St Kitts’ Leader says GG Agreed To Dissolve Parliament On May 12

    My Fellow Citizens and Residents: “It was on February 18, 2015, that the mantle of leadership of our beloved Country fell on my shoulders when I was sworn in as the third Prime Minister of our nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. With the able assistance of my colleagues, I have endeavoured to wear that […]

    May 14, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. Sitting Nevisian Premier offers condolences to Ex-Premier Joseph Parry on the passing of his wife

    Within days of serving official notice of his retirement from active politics and as a member of the Opposition in the Nevis Island Assembly, Joseph Parry’s wife Mrs. Myrthlyn Parry passed away on January 06, 2020. “I also take the opportunity to express on behalf of the Cabinet my deepest condolences to him and his […]

    January 19, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  14. Nevisian Premier addresses issue of climate change at ruling BLP convention

    Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, addressed the issue of climate change when he delivered the feature address at the 81st annual Convention of the Barbados Labour Party at Queens Park in Barbados. The vexing issue was one of several matters Mr. Brantley described as ever increasing threats faced by the region. “Moderate rises in ocean […]

    November 4, 2019Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  15. SOLUTIONS BARBADOS: ‘The End Game – Part 5 of 5, Prepare to Survive’ by Grenville Phillips

    If I were given a choice between accepting US$100M every year for the remainder of my life, or renegotiating the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) for the benefit of the next generation of Caribbean people, I would choose renegotiating the EPA without hesitation. A simple trick when negotiating a trade agreement with a weaker economy is […]

    April 25, 2019Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  16. SOLUTIONS BARBADOS: ‘The End Game, Part 3 – Taking Milk from a Baby’ by Grenville Phillips

    Internationally competitive European industries wanted to legally exploit the developing Caribbean markets. To achieve that aim, their governments wanted to negotiate a trade agreement with the Caribbean. That trade agreement was called the Economic Partnership Agreement. With the benefit of our FTAA preparations in 2002, Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean were well-positioned to […]

    April 11, 2019Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  17. SOLUTIONS BARBADOS: ‘The End Game, Part 2 – Choking on Worms’ by Grenville Phillips

    Industries in developed countries normally mature until they are internationally competitive. When they are ready to expand beyond their national borders, they ask their Governments to negotiate trade agreements to legally exploit the less developed markets of other nations. Barbados was consistently given the same strategic economic advice from the Inter-American Development Bank and others […]

    April 3, 2019Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  18. ‘Long Shot’ (Alexander Skarsgård, Andy Serkis, Randall Park, O’Shea Jackson Jr.) Red Band Trailer

    A writer (Seth Rogen) meets up with his crush turned politician (Charlize Theron) and the two team up. Also stars Alexander Skarsgård, Andy Serkis, Randall Park, O’Shea Jackson Jr. June Diane Raphael, and more.

    March 24, 2019Cinema, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Attorney General keynote address for St Joseph Constituency branch of ruling Barbados Labour Party

    Attorney General and MP for St Joseph, Dale Marshall, Q.C will be the Main Speaker on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the branch meeting of the St Joseph Constituency branch of the Barbados Labour Party. Guest Speakers will be Marsha Caddle, Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Kirk Humphrey, Minister of Maritime Affairs […]

    February 21, 2019PoliticalNo comments
  20. Former PM arrives to surprise of CARICOM Heads? November 17, 2018Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. LAUNCH OF 80th ANNIVERSARY OF ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE OF BLP STARTLED BY SPECTRE OF OWEN ARTHUR

    There’s an old tune which says memories may be good or bad but they’re something you’ve always ever had – yet it seems the now ruling Barbados Labour Party may be trying to forget some memories quicker than others… In late October 2010, while David Thompson was deathly ill – Owen Arthur ousted Mia Mottley […]

    October 22, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  22. Cannonier to purge One Bermuda Alliance of UBP remnants

    A split in the One Bermuda Alliance has widened after Craig Cannonier replaced Jeanne Atherden as Opposition leader, party insiders said yesterday. One source predicted that Mr Cannonier, who led the party to victory at the polls in 2012, would launch “a night of the long knives” to remove one-time MPs from the former United […]

    September 26, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  23. The United Progressive Party Says ‘Thanks’

    The United Progressive Party thanks you, the people of Barbados, for welcoming our candidates into your homes and into your lives. The UPP salutes all of the candidates who contested the 2018 election, whether you were victorious our not, it is by your efforts that we keep our democratic traditions alive. We also thank those […]

    May 27, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  24. BARBADOS’ 8TH PRIME MINISTER SWORN IN

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is on a mission to stabilise and transform Barbados. She shared her plans earlier today with the media shortly after being sworn in as Barbados’ eighth Prime Minister at Government House, before Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, as well as family and friends. Ms. Mottley took the oath as Prime […]

    May 25, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  25. Solutions Barbados – St Elizabeth Hardcourts, St Joseph

    Travel along Horse Hill, make your way on to the newly constructed road, come to the junction just past St. Elizabeth Primary, make right turn past the sheltered bus stop on right and St. Elizabeth facilities on the right.

    May 20, 2018Political, Video GalleryNo comments