Tag: general election

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 […]

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

St. Lucia Opposition Party Wins General Election

Philip J. Pierre, Opposition Leader of the St. Lucia Labor Party (SLP), will now be the head of government in St. Lucia. Mr. Pierre won the country’s 2021 general election, thus putting the incumbent United Workers Party out of power. Preliminary results indicate that the SLP, which was trounced 11-6 by Chastanet’s UWP in the 2016 general election, could win […]

EDITORIAL

Trump’s Punt Keeps Him In The Hunt

President Trump’s defeat in the 2020 general election has not deflated his ego, and no doubt he will take potshots at the Biden administration going forward. Presumably, Trump will be seen as a different kind of former President and that’s tantamount to what Mitch McConnell told the Washington Post in a past report. “I say it with a smile on […]

NEWS

Libya Could See General Election Next Year

According to the United Nations, Libyans could head for the polls in general elections next year, December. Participants at the talks in Tunisia “agreed that national elections should take place on December 24, 2021,” acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams reportedly said in a virtual press conference. “Reaching elections requires a new executive to unify the country. This requires the establishment […]

POLITICS

Biden — “Whatever It Takes”

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will not tread President Trump’s path, who is dead set on keeping the economy going by any means necessary. Biden said in a report that he would do whatever was needed to keep the U.S. safe amid the coronavirus pandemic even if that meant shutting down the country. “I will be prepared to do whatever […]

EDITORIAL

Elizabeth Warren Gets Readers Bureau’s VP Pick

Speculation is rife with regards to Joe Biden’s pick for his running mate in the upcoming November 2020 general election. So far, reports have suggested that Biden’s search has entered the second round of vetting. And the narrowed list said to be circulated in some quarters is as much notable for who is in the running as much as who […]

POLITICS

CARICOM Chairman Issues Statement On Election In Guyana

Following the chaos and confusion in the aftermath of Guyana’s general election, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley has issued the following statement in her capacity as Chairman of the Conference of Heads of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The Caribbean Community calls on the electoral officials in Guyana and the representative political parties to work together to achieve a peaceful […]