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Barbados elects first female PM in opposition landslide

May 25 2018

BRIDGETOWN Barbados elected its first female prime minister as the opposition inflicted a crushing defeat on the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), winning all the seats in the Caribbean island's parliament, election results showed on Friday.

Barbados leader faces tough election test with economy sluggish

May 23 2018

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will attempt to become the first leader of his center-left ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in decades to secure re-election when the Caribbean island goes to the polls on Thursday.

Thousands in Barbados stage protest march against tax increase

Jul 24 2017

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados Thousands of Barbadians took to the streets of Bridgetown on Monday to urge Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to reconsider a recent tax increase that has sparked a string of protests by workers.

Tropical Storm Matthew lashes Caribbean, hurricane forecast

Sep 28 2016

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados Tropical Storm Matthew brought flooding and felled trees to islands in the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday and forecasters said the 13th cyclone of the 2016 Atlantic season would reach hurricane force later this week.

Exclusive: Top Venezuela firm files arbitration against Chavez

Feb 16 2012

CARACAS/BRIDGETOWN A Barbados-based holding company led by executives of Venezuelan food and beermaker Empresas Polar has filed an international arbitration claim against President Hugo Chavez's government over its nationalization of a fertilizer project, documents show.

Top Venezuela firm files arbitration against Chavez government

Feb 16 2012

CARACAS/BRIDGETOWN A Barbados-based holding company led by executives of Venezuelan food and beermaker Empresas Polar has filed an international arbitration claim against President Hugo Chavez's government over its nationalization of a fertilizer project, documents show.

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