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Parties Come and Parties Go; What is the BLP’s Plan?

Submitted by Mrs. Debra Ifill, Independent Voter The idea of a third, fourth, and fifth party in principle is one that should be welcomed.  It augurs well for any democratic state, that the freedom exists where ordinary people can put themselves forward to contest political elections. But political leadership is not child’s play it is […]

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Michael Lashley: Lawmaker Lawbreaker

The following was posted to his Facebook page by former Attorney General and member of parliament for St. Joseph Dale Marshall The Ministry (read Minister) of Public Works is demanding that the Road Safety Association remove the fluorescent flags which that association has installed to give warning of potholes. The Ministry (Minister) asserts that it […]

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BLP Red Alert

The political temperature in the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) neck of the woods is starting to rise as it identifies candidates to run in the next general elections constitutionally due in 2018. It is not unusual for political parties to engage in tussles while negotiating the candidate selection process. Who can forget the dogfight that […]

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Political Promises

BU repost another Barbados Advocate Editorial. Don’t ever use me as your tool, A promise is a comfort to a fool –Gregory Isaacs [1978] A promise, it has been frequently and cynically asserted, is but a comfort to a fool only. Many regional electorates will no doubt be ready to confirm the validity of this […]

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No Confidence Motion

Today (10/05/2016) a No Confidence Motion brought by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is scheduled to be debated in the House of Assembly. The motion is anticipated to discuss government’s mismanagement of the economy – the several downgrades, Sandals, Cahill Energy among others. Not many except the overly optimistic BLP supporter expects the government […]

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The Risk is Marginal: Go for it Mia!

Submitted by Dr. George C. Brathwaite Since the announcement by Barbados Labour Party (BLP) through the Leader of the Opposition to embark upon a strategy of bringing a ‘no-confidence’ motion against the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), several cynics have questioned the decision and decried the move. One gathers from the critical statements made, and […]

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The Cost to the Country of DLP Garbage

Submitted by Beresford Barbados is now in its most absurd position, of having to pay a much greater price for the garbage out of the mouth of its Prime Minister and DLP government than dealing with the literal garbage that is a plague on the nation. At the bullseye of the economic disaster everyone and […]

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The Maria Agard Vs Barbados Labour Party Court Matter

BU has been able to persuade one of its legal eagles to look at the public domain documents filed in this case and to make notes. The action is brought against Mia Mottley in her capacity as chairman of the BLP (First Defendant) and against Jerome Walcott in his capacity as general secretary of the […]

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Aye Aye Mr. Speaker Sir 30 Honourable Members Indeed

The 2016 Estimates Debate will be remembered by the BU household not for the high standard of contributions between members of parliament but for the decision by Speaker of the House Michael Carrington of Assembly to refer a matter to the Committee of Privileges (CoP).    A Nation newspaper report offended Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite to […]

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Mia Mottley, Opposition Leader

Pure Political Play

Submitted by Beresford The DLP don’t play when it comes to politics. A new sinister play of party paramountcy, of DLP first and foremost above all else including country, and survival at all costs, sprung like an X-men monster as the central feature of the Government. All talk of a new approach immediately dissipated on […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Nothing But Empty Promises

The next general elections are constitutionally due in approximately two years. Very shortly I expect that candidates, from both major politically parties will be out on the hustings trying to convince the electorate that they deserve the people’s confidence. In my view both parties have been underperforming in their respective roles and neither has done […]

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L-R): Edison Alleyne (Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment), Margot Harvey (Chairman, Sanitation Service Authority), Dr Denis Lowe (Minister of Environment), Clare Cowan (CEO of Cahill Energy), Christopher Sinckler (Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs), Denis Kellman (Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development), Senator Darcy Boyce (Minister of Energy in the Office of the Prime Minister)

The Birth of Cahill Energy

The Greenland Landfill project will forever taint the legacy of the Barbados Labour Party and the period the Owen Arthur administration governed Barbados from 1994 to 2008. There is the oft saying “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” The Cahill Energy project, with all its warts, will be known as […]

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A shot of the crowd in attendance at the DLP meeting at Bay Street

Reflections of the Silly Season

My mother loved the silly season, the entire length and breath of Barbados changed at that time, the very air that we breathed seemed different. Elections were in the air. Everyone became very politically conscious and they took sides. You were either a Bee or a Dem, there was no place for an in between. […]

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Mia Mottley, leader of the Opposition

What to Celebrate. Not Even the Basics

Submitted by Beresford We don’t even get a tanker when it off. It real ridiculous, it horrible. One resident on water woes. Only Sunday gone, they almost had a big fight down there because the lady with five children hadn’t washed clothes in months. One of the other neighbours was upset because she was washing […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Labour Parties Vs. Workers

With two labour parties alternating to form the government for over 60 years, Barbados should be a model, in terms of workers’ rights, for the rest of the world to follow. […]

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One Party State

Submitted by William Skinner Those who are not blinded by party loyalty to either the Democratic Labour Party or the Barbados Labour Party would have noticed some rather fancy political foot work, […]

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Why Political Parties Exist

BU shares the Caswell Franklyn Nation newspaper column – he is the General Secretary of Unity Workers Union and BU Contributor. Recent developments in this country have convinced me beyond a shadow of a doubt […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column–The Agard Affair

BU shares the Jeff Cumberbatch Barbados Advocate column – Senior Lecturer in law at the University of the West Indies since 1983, a Columnist with the Barbados Advocate. Musings: The Agard Affair 11/29/2015 By Jeff Cumberbatch […]

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