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    Hailing from the tropical island of Barbados, and crowned the undisputed “Queen of Soca” by fans worldwide, ALISON HINDS is set to introduce the rest of the world to the power and passion of Soca (Southern Caribbean) music, which is rapidly gaining popularity among music lovers around the globe. Since its dominant reign at the […]

    August 31, 2007NewsNo comments

    As victims of Hurricane Dean slowly try to rebuild their shattered lives, the World Food Programme announced that its emergency feeding operations, centralised here in Barbados, are assisting about 10,500 of the worst affected in Jamaica and Belize. “While Hurricane Dean may have vanished from the front pages of the newspapers, the reality of its […]

    August 31, 2007Nature, NewsNo comments
  3. Sequel to Relaxation: Irony? Decline Invite due to Workload; Almond Beach in Sept’07 (#500 & Shameless Plug)

    For the 500th entry I am dedicating it to a sequel, there is a Bajan in Mississauga who teaches ppl to slow down, he’s here and actually invited me to the session but it goes from the 17th to the 24th however – ironically, that’s big work for me where I earn my salary! But […]

    August 31, 2007Featured, NewsNo comments
  4. Memoirs of a Patriarch: Strypes (circa 1995 – 2007), Chief Temple Guard of Strathclyde – R. I. P

    When he came to Strathclyde almost a decade ago I didn’t like him at first, since back then I was a dog-lover. My mom had her first diabetic surgery not long after I was married, and when she came to recuperate at me? He kept her company while both the wife and I were working. […]

    August 31, 2007Featured, Nature3 comments
  5. Inquest at Jamaica into Woolmer’s death begins mid-October

    Over in Jamaica, a Coroner’s Inquest into the death of the former Pakistan cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, is scheduled to begin October 16. More than 50 witnesses are expected to be called at the inquest that will seek to determine the circumstances under which Woolmer died. Woolmer was pronounced dead at the University Hospital a […]

    August 30, 2007Controversy, Crime, SportsNo comments
  6. Barbadian Alternative Music grows despite detractors – Kite can benefit from better sponsorship and kinder treatment from popular nightspots; Pt 1/2

    Nick Van Eede of Cutting Crew fame found Kite first (check their revamped website, vividview has done fantastic work) – we discovered them in 2004… First there was ?Desire? but that didn?t work out due to severe creative differences with management at that time? Then J. J. Poulter and Brian Marshall were all that was […]

    August 30, 2007Entertainment, Featured, Music2 comments
  7. Raging Debate: Use or not use a variation of an old method to dry sneakers? Stepdaughter of Barbadian Blogger freaks out on discovery

    I may be showing my age here, but do you remember when you could take almost anything and put it behind the fridge to dry overnight? Nowadays, with those same refrigerators so fuel efficient, I defy you to still find a model to perform such required laundry duty – especially when August cannot decide if […]

    August 30, 2007Fashion, OddityNo comments
  8. Bajan-led band to play at Miami club this weekend – Shameless Plug

    Here’s another update from Fitzroy the Cosmic Frog who Keeps Leaping – The band and I are quite looking forward to performing upstairs at Miami’s renowned Tobacco Road this Saturday. It’s a great room, and our sound guy will be the distinguished Cosmo Ohms, who manned the boards 20 years ago for one of my […]

    August 29, 2007Entertainment, MusicNo comments
  9. Barbadian Comedy Team make donation for one of their comrades – they urge for performers to watch their own

    Bacchanal Time Calypso Tent recently made a cheque presentation to tent member Donella Weekes as a contribution to the house fire misfortune she suffered during this years Crop Over. Tent Management Madd Entertainment stated that while it is important for authorities to assist persons in their time of distress, the entertainment industry should also do […]

    August 29, 2007Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  10. FREE SCREENING – John Henrik Clarke: A Great And Mighty Walk (Shameless Plug)

    THE AFRICAN DIASPORA GLOBAL CONFERENCE presents JOHN HENRIK CLARKE: A GREAT AND MIGHTY WALK A Feature-Length Documentary by St.Clair Bourne Executive Produced and Narrated by Wesley Snipes TUESDAY, 7PM AT THE HILTON HOTEL THIS SCREENING IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. This provocative feature documentary profiles the life and times of the noted African-American […]

    August 28, 2007Cinema, CultureNo comments
  11. Barbadian Sharpshooter gal’s modesty blazing strong still – perfect score not enough to get past top rankers in Canada

    The Barbados Full-bore Rifle team has been in Ottawa, Canada, from August 12th competing at the Connaught Ranges in the Dominion of Canada Championships, the World Lodge Range Championships and the World Palma games. The team is made up of: captain Richard Arthur, Coach Louis King, Jenny Jordan, Shelly-Ann Hinds, Eustace Greenidge, William Murrell and […]

    August 28, 2007Featured, SportsNo comments
  12. C&W Barbados pleased with their networks performance during recent weeather systems challenges

    Cable & Wireless Barbados is extremely satisfied how their network performed during and after the passage of Hurricane Dean. Ed Layne, Vice President Network Services said, ?Our fixed line and mobile networks performed magnificently under the stress of significantly increased usage. We experienced no significant congestion on the fixed and mobile networks.? Speaking after the […]

    August 28, 2007Nature, News, TechnologyNo comments
  13. Billionaire puts his money where his resorts are ? Grenada is the spice for his family?s holiday

    Where is Peter de Savary vacationing this year? This international entrepreneurial businessman has broken with tradition and is not taking his family to the St. Tropez or Martha’s Vineyard, but he’s chosen to be in Grenada. Yes, Peter de Savary, his wife Lana, his daughters Lisa, Nicola, Amber, and Savannah and his six grandchildren are […]

    August 28, 2007TravelNo comments
  14. Evil thrives in Barbados – Cats & Dogs remain victims until Animal Control given right to search & prosecute (WARNING, Disturbing Images: NC-17)

    It is becoming readily apparent now that this News Blog is seen as a very aggressive move for change in this country. I want it known because I disagree with a given situation, organisation or entity does not mean I am Islamic/Catholic/PEP/NDP/Atheist, I just want to see the right thing being done every time. I […]

    August 26, 2007Controversy, Crime, Featured, Nature, News14 comments
  15. Barbados has own version of Annie Oakley doing dixie in Canada – local female sharpshooter hit a perfect score at close to 1/2 mile

    It is not the first time that some form of the life of Annie Oakley has appeared in this News Blog, this time is bit closer to the real life character in the sense that this is sharpshooting in what many still consider a man’s arena. The World Long Range Target Rifle Championships in Canada […]

    August 26, 2007Featured, SportsNo comments
  16. Normalcy Returns to UWI, Mona Following the Passage of Hurricane Dean

    The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus wishes to further advise that following the passage of Hurricane Dean the Campus has returned to normality since Wednesday, August 22. Water, electricity and the Campus? information technology and telecommunications systems including student registration information systems, broadband and dial up services have been restored. Orientation activities for […]

    August 26, 2007Nature, NewsNo comments

    Barbadian Deputy Prime Minister Mia Mottley, along with officials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Development and the BIDC, is expected next month to lead a team of Barbadian businessmen to Guyana to coincide with the holding of that country?s premiere trade and investment Exhibition, GUY-EXPO. In a release from the Guyana Consulate in […]

    August 26, 2007UncategorizedNo comments
  18. PAHO on assault against Full Figured Folk! CARIBBEAN UNITY TO STOP CHRONIC DISEASES EPIDEMIC – Obesity a major target

    (for further information contact Clare Forrester at A major regional assault is about to be launched against chronic non-communicable life-style diseases. The historic first step will be made on September 15 when the Heads of Government of CARICOM meet in Port of Spain to start a campaign to galvanise the region against the scourge […]

    August 26, 2007Controversy, NewsNo comments

    The curtains fell recently on activities marking the six-month long commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in St. Kitts and Nevis at Independence Square. The grand finale of the observance came at the Cry Freedom Concert and Knowledge Fair. Legendary Soca King Black Stalin of Trinidad and Tobago and […]

    August 25, 2007Crime, Entertainment, Featured, MusicNo comments

    Government?s Animal Control Centre has advised that all persons walking their dogs ?must carry a plastic bag and a small scoop to remove all [poop]?. According to Animal Control Officer, Curtis Thompson, the Dog Licensing and Control Regulations state that ?where a dog [craps] on a beach or in a public place, the owner of […]

    August 25, 2007Controversy, News3 comments
  21. BIDC Supports International Reach of Local Entertainment and Media Industry

    The initiative of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) to support the international reach of Barbadian companies interested in exporting products and services has made it possible for ALT Entertainment to expose its product offerings to a wider audience, while moving the country closer to its target of $1 billion in exports by the […]

    August 25, 2007Entertainment, News1 comment
  22. United States relief to hurricane affected Dominica & St. Lucia

    The United States government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today provided two Eastern Caribbean Islands affected by Hurricane Dean with cash and materials to aid in their recovery from the destruction caused by the passage of the recent hurricane. In response to a request from the Government of Dominica on Wednesday […]

    August 25, 2007Nature, NewsNo comments
  23. Free Steel Pan Artistry at Frank Collymore Hall next Saturday

    What a great way to end the summer holidays with your children. Bring a chair or a cushion and enjoy the ambient setting of the CathedralCourtyard. See you there!

    August 25, 2007Entertainment, MusicNo comments
  24. If you attend the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic then you need to read this!

    All persons applying for diploma courses in the Division of Business Studies at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic please be advised that the interviews will be conducted on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 in the following order: 900 Surnames ranging from letters A through K 1300 Surnames ranging from letters L through Z Dress: Professional Office […]

    August 25, 2007NewsNo comments
  25. Barbados gaining increasing reputation as Animal Unfriendly – UK activists enraged at deaths and woundings of migratory birds

    For the last two months, this News Blog has been promoting conservation issues and it seems in Britain, the tide is turning against Barbados if poachers won’t stop picking at what is known as the farmer’s friend as the Daily Telegraph explains – One would not normally associate the holiday island of Barbados with the […]

    August 24, 2007Controversy, Featured, News4 comments