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Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 9 May 1876

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asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether he has received any further information, official or otherwise, respecting the recent disturbances in the Island of Barbadoes; and, if so, whether he is in a position to lay such information upon the Table or to communicate it to the House?

According to our latest advices from Barbadoes there has been no renewal of rioting in that island. I regret, however, to have to state to the House that a telegram has been received from the Governor of Barbadoes, in which he announces that some disturbances had occurred in the neighbouring island of Tobago. No cause is given for these disturbances, nor are any further particulars stated beyond this, that the Governor has sent Her Majesty's ship Argus to Tobago. My noble Friend the Secretary of State has telegraphed for full details, which have not yet been received.