Politics of Barbados http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28674/all en Barbados to hold general elections on Feb. 21 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/barbados-hold-general-elections-feb-21 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRIDGETOWN, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Barbados will hold general elections on Feb. 21, the country's prime minister announced as he grapples with slumping popularity over his handling of the Caribbean island's economy.</p> <p>Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of the ruling Democratic Labour Party will seek his first full term in office in the vote in the former British colony.</p> <p>Stuart announced the new election date late on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/barbados-hold-general-elections-feb-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caribbean Government Politics of Barbados Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:30:57 +0000 5741627 at http://www.globalpost.com Barbados to elect new leader after a close and brief campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/barbados-elect-new-leader-after-close-and-brief-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Opinion poll predicts opposition upset on Caribbean island</p> <p>* Main party leaders likened to Tweedledee and Tweedledum</p> <p>By Robert Edison Sandiford</p> <p>BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Voters in Barbados will cast ballots on Thursday in a close but low key race between the ruling Democratic Labour Party led by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and the opposition Barbados Labour Party led by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/barbados-elect-new-leader-after-close-and-brief-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labour parties Politics of Barbados Politics of the Caribbean Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:00:27 +0000 5761074 at http://www.globalpost.com Economic issues dominate as Barbadians go to polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/economic-issues-dominate-barbadians-go-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Robert Sandiford</p> <p>BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 21 (Reuters) - With the state of the economy foremost on their minds, Barbadians lined up early to vote in general elections on Thursday morning.</p> <p>Following a night of loud, last-minute campaigning by the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and the challenging Barbados Labour Party (BLP), polling stations opened quietly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/economic-issues-dominate-barbadians-go-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labour parties Politics of Barbados Social democratic parties Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:45:44 +0000 5762547 at http://www.globalpost.com Ruling party in Barbados wins in tight election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/ruling-party-barbados-wins-tight-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Democratic Labour Party wins 16 seats in Parliament</p> <p>* Opposition Barbados Labour Party wins 14</p> <p>* Vote-selling allegations marred the election</p> <p>By Robert Edison Sandiford</p> <p>BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 22 (Reuters) - By the slimmest of margins, Barbadians returned the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) to power in the southeast Caribbean country in general elections results announced on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/ruling-party-barbados-wins-tight-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labour parties Politics of Barbados Politics of the Caribbean Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:30:42 +0000 5763343 at http://www.globalpost.com