Main Opposition party in Barbados will have voice in Senate

Main Opposition party in Barbados will have voice in Senate

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados –Prime Minister Mia Mottley has announced that in the absence of an official opposition, following her Barbados Labour Party’s 30-nil victory at the polls last week, the Constitution will be amended to allow for two Opposition Senators. She says the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) will be invited to choose two people to sit […]

Barbadians go to the polls May 24

Barbadians go to the polls May 24

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbadians go to the polls today to elect a new government amid growing economic concerns and the possibility of choosing a woman for the first time to lead a government in this Caribbean Community (Caricom) country. “We have done this country proud over the last 10 years, we have had to govern […]

Barbados PM vows to leave CCJ if DLP is re-elected

Barbados PM vows to leave CCJ if DLP is re-elected

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Citing disrespect from the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart says if his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is re-elected in the upcoming general election, his administration will leave the CCJ in its appellate jurisdiction. Stuart, who was speaking late Saturday at a political meeting in the parish of […]

Bridge T.O. launched

Bridge T.O. launched

By Lincoln DePradine Many Caribbean organizations worry about their future, with an ageing membership and relatively little youth involvement. The one exception is in Toronto’s Barbadian-Canadian community, which has just launched the youth-led “Bridge T.O.’’ Young people, born in Canada of Barbadian parents, make up the membership of Bridge T.O. “Our team is very passionate […]

Barbados’ main political parties launch election campaigns

Barbados’ main political parties launch election campaigns

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and its main contender in the upcoming election launched their political campaigns over the weekend, with one outlining promises to fix the island’s economic and other social problems if successful in the May 24 poll, and the other pouring cold water on those promises and launching […]

Caribbean region needs its own bank – Barbados’ Attorney General

Caribbean region needs its own bank –  Barbados’  Attorney General

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Barbados’ Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, is proposing that Caribbean countries unite to either buy or establish an international commercial bank to protect the region from the current threat of pull-outs by foreign-owned financial institutions. Delivering a lunchtime lecture  on Friday, he pointed to the recent decision by the […]

CIBC leaving the Caribbean but FCIB staying put

CIBC leaving the Caribbean but FCIB staying put

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – The parent company of First Caribbean International Bank (FCIB) is pulling out of the region. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), which on October 14, 2002 joined with the London-based Barclays Bank PLC and combined their retail, corporate and offshore Caribbean banking business to launch CIBC FirstCaribbean, has now decided to sell […]