August 3, 2021

Friendly industrial air emerges in Barbados

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life An atmosphere of conciliation appears to have overcome some elements of the leadership in Barbados, with trades unions curbing their wage demands for workers and the private sector jumping on board government’s recovery plan. The two common denominators that can be identified for this switch from an antagonistic relationship […]

Five things to know about Mia Mottley, Barbados’ first female prime minister

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BY NDUTA WAWERU From FACE2FACE Africa The Caribbean Island of Barbados has elected for the first time a female prime minister, Mia Mottley. Mottley was on Friday sworn in as the eighth prime minister and the fifth female head of state in the English-speaking Caribbean. The other Caribbean female heads of state include the late […]

Contrasts in Barbados elections launch

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life The main contenders in Barbados’ elections launched their campaigns in contrasting styles with Barbados Labour Party advocating plans covering from young to old, while the incumbent Democratic Labour Party focussed on the failings of BLP leader Mia Mottley. Following Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s announcement on April 26 that Barbadians […]

Bajan relief at election date

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life Though they all welcome Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s announcement of an elections date the business community wants it over quickly, one politician is concerned about a clash with school examinations, and an academic accused the prime minister of dictatorship. Following a delay of 50 days since the automatic […]

David Jessop: The region’s recent history is being lost

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By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner At the start of the month, Barbados’ former Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, officially departed the island’s Parliament and elective politics. Some weeks prior, he had indicated that he would not be running again in his St Peter constituency after the island’s legislature had been dissolved. Uniquely, he is the […]

Mottley appeals for greater regional integration

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BY JEDIAEL CARTEL From Jamaica Observer The reality of an ocean can no longer separate us, Barbadian Opposition leader tells PNP conference Mia Mottley came to the opening night of the Opposition People’s National Party’s 79th annual conference in Kingston last Thursday with an appeal for greater integration across the Caribbean, pointing to the long, […]

‘Barbados’ political operating system needs upgrading’

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From The Barbados Advocate A Roman Catholic Bishop is of the view that today, Barbados and the Caribbean face similar threats and challenges to those faced in the 1930’s – marginalization of the poor, the worker and the middle class in spite of global capitalism. In fact, the Most Reverend Charles Jason Gordon, Bishop of […]