Tag: barbados

SPORTS

Terrific Thomas Gives Leeward Hope Of Win Over Barbados

Devon Thomas stroked the first century of the new first-class season to lead a stirring Leeward Islands Hurricanes fightback against Barbados Pride on the penultimate day of the opening round of matches in the West Indies Championship four-day tournament on Friday. The right-hander finished with 112 – his seventh first class hundred – as Hurricanes closed on 294-7 and a […]

NEWS

Barbados Prime Minister Sworn Into Office

Mia Mottley was sworn into office as prime minister on Thursday, thus assuming the leadership of Barbados’ government for the second term. Mottley, who along with reappointed Attorney General Dale Marshall was sworn in by President Dame Sandra Mason at State House, said she would give serious thought over the weekend to who would form her team of ministers. She […]

NEWS

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley Wins General Election

Barbadian voters get the leader they demand when they vote to re-elect the ruling Barbados Labor Party (BLP) into government with a consecutive clean sweep of the 30 seats in Parliament. Preliminary results showed that the BLP had won all the seats in the election that Prime Minister Mia Mottley called 18 months ahead of the constitutional deadline.  In the […]

NEWS

Barbados Prime Minister Shuns Opposition Injunction Effort

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has said she is not bothered by the attempt of the opposition to stop the general election. The opposition had earlier filed an injunction in the High Court to put the general election on hold. The Barbados Sovereignty Party, which is also seeking to have action brought against President Dame Sandra Mason and the Attorney […]

SPORTS

CWI Director Takes Aim At Skerritt Administration

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Calvin Hope, the high-ranking Barbados Cricket Association official who last year mounted a failed bid for the vice-presidency of Cricket West Indies (CWI), has revisited the three-year-old axing of Head Coach Richard Pybus as part of his criticism of the Ricky Skerritt administration. The decision to fire Englishman Pybus, Hope told Starcom Radio’s Mason and Guest, was […]

POLITICS

Barbadians Have A Date At The Polls

The Barbados government has announced a new date for their general election. Prime Minister Mia Mottley in a nationwide address said January 3 will be Nomination Day and the elections will be held on January 19. The Mottley-led Barbados Labor Party (BLP) won overwhelmingly the last general election which was held a little over three years ago. The next polls […]

NEWS

Barbados’ Prime Minister Condemns Strike By Nurses

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley has dubbed strike action taken by nurses as unwarranted and potentially dangerous. She charged that the decision by nurses to take industrial action is inspired by opposition legislators and a trade unionist. Nurses represented by the Unity Workers’ Union (UWU) have been staying off the job for just over a week, protesting unsatisfactory work conditions and other […]

EDITORIAL

Jamaica — Senator Morris Wasting Time

We don’t need another hero We don’t need to know the way home All we want is life beyond Thunderdome — Tina Turner Barbados’ ditching of the British monarchy for a republican status has created a lot of hullabaloos among officialdom in Jamaica as well as generated heated discussions on the streets. The truth is Jamaica has been debating whether […]

EDITORIAL

We Don’t Need Another Hero

We don’t need another hero We don’t need to know the way home All we want is life beyond Thunderdome — Tina Turner Photo Credit: nlj@nlj.gov.jm Barbados’ ditching of the British monarchy for a republican status has created a lot of hullabaloos among officialdom in Jamaica as well as generated heated discussions on the streets. The truth is Jamaica has […]

NEWS

Barbados Goes Republic

In September 2020, the Barbados Labour Party government of Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced in their Throne Speech that Barbados would become a republic by November 2021. “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” the country’s Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason said earlier. Buckingham Palace noted that the position taken was one for the people of Barbados […]