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BARBADOS – Former P.M. Owen Arthur warns local economy could collapse

BARBADOS – Former prime minister warns local economy could collapse

Owen Arthur

May 14, 2018 – Caribbean News Service 

BARBADOS – Former prime minister Owen Arthur warns local economy could collapse due to falling foreign reserves and a weak first quarter 2018 in their latest Central Bank report.

On Monday May 14 he warned Barbadians to be prepared for stringent economic policies regardless of which political party emerges victorious in the Barbados May 24. 2018 General Election.        Continue reading

BARBADOS 1966-2016 – Celebrating Fifty Years of Independence – By Dr. Keith A. P. Sandiford

CELEBRATING FIFTY YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE – BARBADOS 1966-2016
By Dr. Keith A. P. Sandiford

barbadosFormer Caribbean colonies are more fortunate than African and Asian ones in that they have completed their first 50 years of political freedom without political and military coups and without the copious shedding of human blood. On November 30, 2016, Barbados will join Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago as fifty-year old sovereign states which have thus far avoided the turmoil of revolutions. It is an achievement worthy of joyous celebration. There is a sense that the island has shown perceptible signs of regression, following the worldwide recession of 2008, but the overall all progress since 1966 has been eminently satisfactory.

The emergence of modern Barbados can be said to have begun in the 1950s with the rise of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU). These were the institutions that destroyed the political hegemony of the old plantocracy. They focussed most sharply on the plight of the non-white majority and led the movement which forced the Colonial Government to overhaul its administrative structures and reshape the electoral laws as well as its fiscal practices.   Continue reading

Barbados political parties nominate candidates for February 21 elections

In the 2008 election, the DLP, which had been in opposition since 1994, won 20 of the 30 seats, defeating the BLP under Arthur’s leadership.

In the 2008 election, the DLP, which had been in opposition since 1994, won 20 of the 30 seats, defeating the BLP under Arthur’s leadership.

Picture shows DLP leader Frundel Stuart (left) and BLP leader Owen Arthur (right)

Barbados political parties nominate candidates for February 21 elections

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday February 1, 2013 – The two main political parties here have nominated candidates to contest the 30 seats in the February 21 general elections ahead of the official Nomination day on February 6.             Continue reading

Barbados moves on – commentary

Barbados moves on

By Stabroek News – On December 5, 2012 – In Editorial

barbadosLast week Barbados celebrated its 46th anniversary of independence in the midst of what was obviously a strong sense of popular anticipation of general elections in the very near future. With the last general election held on January 15, 2008, both main political parties, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) have already been active on the hustings in anticipation of elections in early January next year.

The DLP Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, a lawyer, leading the party into general elections for the first time, is facing a substantial challenge for a variety of reasons. Continue reading

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