Mottley hopes to reach an agreement with the IMF as soon as possible

Mottley hopes to reach an agreement  with the IMF as soon as possible

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said on Saturday  that her government would seek a one per cent interest payment on any loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it seeks to turn around an ailing economy. Mottley returned to Barbados from the United States where she held talks with the Washington-based […]

Barbados named Caribbean Luxury Destination of 2017

Barbados named Caribbean Luxury Destination of 2017

Of all the destinations in the Caribbean, Barbados stands tall as the most luxurious. That was the finding of the 2017 Caribbean Travel Awards which celebrates the best in Caribbean travel, as chosen by the editorial team of Caribbean Journal. Alexander Britell, Editor-in-Chief and founder of the Caribbean Journal, officially presented the Barbados delegation with […]

Referendum on decriminalizing marijuana for Barbados

Referendum on decriminalizing marijuana for Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbadians will be consulted on the issue decriminalizing marijuana and implementing fixed election dates and term limits for Prime Ministers under the new government. That was one of the disclosures made by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason as she delivered the Throne Speech yesterday, at the start of the new parliamentary term. […]

Barbados seeks assistance from IMF to fix ailing economy

Barbados seeks assistance from IMF  to fix ailing economy

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – An emergency plan has been created to fix Barbados’ ailing economy, and it includes getting assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and suspending payments to external creditors as it restructures government debt. And while the strategy announced by Prime Minister Mia Mottley has received the full backing of the Social Partnership, […]

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 […]

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