Tag Archives: Barbados Labour Party

Maria Agard Denied the Right to Natural Justice

The following was extracted  from the Facebook page of Christ Church West (BLP), posted by Lynette Eastmond, one of the lawyers representing Maria Agard in the unprecedented matter of a sitting MP expelled […]

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The BLP Purge: Maria Agard Appears to be Undaunted

The government and DLP supporters are pleased for the distraction the Maria Agard disagreement with her political party offers. […]

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The Barbados Lobby

3 Reasons to go Back to the Polls

Submitted by Heather Cole (The Barbados Lobby) It may be a sign of the times because three major occurrences can be resolved swiftly by the electorate of Barbados. […]

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Killing Hope, Middle Class

Submitted by Beresford In dire times, while the society rallies in national survival mode, driven by personal crises, there is always that element that crassly exploits the desperate times for solely their own good. As Barbados struggles and becomes daily weighed down under the onslaught […]

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Citizens Accused of Aiding and Abetting

Submitted by William Skinner I am among those who have long given up on the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party. I have concluded that they have done equally badly and equally well. Try as I may, it is almost impossible to discern any significant difference between the two. A classic case of […]

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Submitted by William Skinner As we approach fifty years of Independence, we are plagued with a number of issues, which to my thinking reveals great failings of both the Democratic Labour Party and the Barbados Labour Party administrations. One of these is the poor management of the public transportation system. […]

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Christ Church West Going South

There is the popular cliché – you should never let a good crisis go to waste. When leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley was forced to withdraw from running for the Chairmanship of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in 2011, […]

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2013 DLP Manifesto

Daily Grind Under Dems

Submitted by Beresford The warnings of the institutional breakdown, social dislocation and impact at a very personal level of the DLP disastrous economic failures are becoming more vivid and citizens more frustrated and desperate. Further, the laziness of thought and lack of action that is the standard […]

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Mia Mottley, leader of the Opposition

Mia…Just Not Ready

Submitted by Douglas “The challenge is, as represented in the Peter Wickham poll, that Ms Mottley . . . faces a problem of being accepted by the society at large and faces a problem of being accepted by a cross-section of the BLP,” Arthur told the media at his UWI, Cave Hill office. “The BLP […]

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Mia Mottley, leader of the Opposition

Dr. Agard Elected by the People but…

For many months now it has become crystal clear to BU that Dr. Maria Agard, the member of parliament for Christ Church West, is on a hit list of the hierarchy of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).  Last weekend we learned that the Christ Church West constituency meeting to elect a new Executive had to […]

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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)

Power Mad

Submitted by Beresford Cahill Energy (Barbados) unwittingly flung the cat among the pigeons at their Community Meeting this week in a most unexpected way. Apart from their woefully inadequate response to clearly well informed citizens, they exposed the weakness and confusion in the Government’s energy policy. […]

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Santia Bradshaw

Dear Santia

Submitted by Douglas DEAR SANTIA, How are you? I read what the dailies reported in Parliament recently about the conditions existing in Barbados. According to media reports, while speaking on a resolution aimed at raising the profile of the anniversary date of the 1937 disturbances in the House of Assembly, you intimated that the conditions […]

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George Payne vs Edmund Hinkson

The Edmund Hinkson and George Payne Story, EXPOSED–Dale Marshall

The following is the Witness Statement of Dale Dermont Marshall who was Chairman of what BU describes as the  tumultuous BLP Parliamentary meeting held on 25 February 2013 to select  a political leader. Dale Marshall Witness Statement (1) Dale Marshall Witness Statement (2) Dale Marshall Witness Statement (3) Dale Marshall Witness Statement (4) Dale Marshall […]

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The Edmund Hinkson and George Payne Story, EXPOSED

The following was extracted from the witness filings in the Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne Barbados Labour Party affair: Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (1) Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (2) Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (3) Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (4) Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (5) Edmund Hinkson versus George Payne (6) […]

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Arthur’s King Move

Submitted by William Skinner Those who would seek to write off former Prime Minister Owen Arthur are making a potentially grievous political mistake. Apparently, it is now customary in our society, to declare anyone above the age of 60 as a has been. This means that all those teachers, police, nurses and others including those […]

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Was the BLP About to Expel Former PM Arthur?

BU has been advised the reason former Prime Minister Owen Arthur resigned from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is because the executive was about to expel him from the party. Before the matter could be heard he quit. To be frank if this is true, and BU is doublechecking, Arthur took the right decision. The […]

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Poison Under the Scab

Submitted by Beresford The season of fun and frolic is over and the country returns to the bewildering scenes of DLP toxic spread. Like any pyramid scheme, the DLP tactic of promising new ventures even as the ones they announced yesterday fail, will come to an inevitable end – collapse. The fumes of the garbage […]

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Who Would Have (Thunk) Thought – 1

Submitted by Douglas Lately, I have found myself reflecting ever so often on recent happenings in my fair land. And, as events continue to unfold, I shake my head and smile in partial disbelief; and come up with the same thematic, satiric question: Who Would Have (Thunk) Thought? So, here goes! Not even the world’s […]

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