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Mottley names Shadow Cabinet

Hon. Mia Mottley, Opposition Leader of Barbados

Hon. Mia Mottley, Opposition Leader of Barbados

BARBADOS, 2 March 2013 – Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has named the Shadow Cabinet of Barbados.

The following is the Shadow Cabinet of Barbados.

Mia Mottley QC, MP – Finance and Economic Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister

George Payne QC, MP – Home Affairs, Labour and Public Service

Dale Marshall QC, MP – Attorney General and Police Continue reading

Mottley appointed leader of Barbados opposition party

Hon. Mia Mottley, Opposition Leader of Barbados

Hon. Mia Mottley, Opposition Leader of Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 25 February 2013 (CMC) – Less than a week after he led the Barbados labour Party (BLP) into its second consecutive defeat, Owen Arthur, has been replaced as leader of the party.

Mia Mottley, a former attorney general, who in 2010 lost the leadership of the BLP, was named as the new leader, by BLP executive member flanked by 13 parliamentary members.

The BLP lost the 2013 general election by a 16-14 margin. Continue reading

Election Day in Barbados – Election Results 2013

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DLP WINS BARBADOS 2013 ELECTION 16:14

BARBADOS, 22 February 2013 – Thursday, 21 February 2013, was Election Day in Barbados. Barbadian went to the polls today to vote for a new government in the country’s 14th general election since adult suffrage and 10th since Independence. Continue reading

Opinion poll predicts victory for opposition party in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 19 February 2013 (CMC) – The main opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is likely to win as many as 20 seats in Thursday’s general election, according to the latest opinion poll published here on Tuesday.

The poll by the Caribbean Development Research Services Inc (CADRES), shows that the BLP, lead by former prime minister Owen Arthur could win between 17 and 20 of the 30 seats to be contested in the general election.

It said that the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) headed by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart “will occupy the opposition benches with between 10 and 13 seats”. Continue reading

Barbados on “fiscal cliff” warns Opposition Leader

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 11 February 2013 (CMC)– Opposition Leader Owen Arthur is warning of a “fiscal cliff” in Barbados and accuses the Freundel Stuart government of putting the country in that crisis.

Addressing a political meeting of his Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on Sunday night, Arthur, who is seeking to regain the government he lost in 2008, said that the decision of the government to call the general election so late could have an effect on the economy particularly as it relates to the government’s Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure. Continue reading

68 candidates to contest Barbados 2013 election

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 8 February 2013 – Sixty-eight candidates, including eight independents, have been nominated to contest the February 21 general elections, according to electoral officials.

Both the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and the main opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) have nominated candidates to contest all 30 seats in the Barbados parliament.

The field includes 12 female candidates (BLP – 7, DLP – 5) and 22 new comers (BLP – 11, DLP – 5, Others – 6).

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Barbados opposition party continues attack on government ahead of general election

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 5 February 2013 (CMC) – The main opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) continued its criticism of the Freundel Stuart government as it urged supporters to ensure the defeat of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in the February 21 general election.

BLP leader, Owen Arthur, addressing a public meeting in the heart of the capital on Monday night, said that the island deserves better than the “failed government” now in power since it has failed the country in five years. Continue reading

Barbados political parties nominate candidates for 2013 election

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 1 February 2013 (CMC) – 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.

In the unprecedented move, not witnessed before in Caribbean politics, the main opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) led by former prime minister Owen Arthur marched to the Treasury Building on Thursday to pay the required US$125 per candidate. Continue reading

Barbados election called for February 21

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 29 January 2013 (CMC) – Voters on this 166-square-mile island go to the polls on February 21 to elect a new government, the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) said Tuesday.

Nomination Day is set for February 6.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave has issued the writ for a general election and dissolved Parliament, which earlier on Tuesday adjourned its last session until February 5.

The announcement ends months of speculation as to when the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) will seek a second term in office. Continue reading