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  1. Island Voices from St. Christopher & the Barracudas – Waterfront Caf?, Monday 5th May [SHAMELESS PLUG]

    Philip Nanton is pleased to invite you to Waterfront Caf?, Bridgetown. Monday 5th May at 6 – 8 p.m. Launch and performance of spoken word CD ‘Island Voices from St. Christopher & the Barracudas: Introduced by Emmanuel ‘Fish-head‘ DeFreitas, Chief of Police – Ret’d‘ The dramatization, written by Philip Nanton and performed by some of […]

    April 30, 2008Culture, EntertainmentNo comments
  2. Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall Delivers: Success of show vindicates decision by producers and sponsors of the competition to invest millions

    Patrons from as far as May Pen and Negril descended on the Weekenz Bistro and Bar to watch the crowning of the ultimate Magnum King and Queen of Dancehall. Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall has, for the past fifteen weeks, been exposing new and diverse talent to the masses. The success of the show […]

    April 30, 2008Entertainment, Music2 comments
  3. Baptism By Fire – Raku Method on show at Zemicon Gallery in B’town ’til 9th May 2008

    Juliana Inniss is an energetic pixie zipping from guest to guest at the City art emporium, making sure questions are answered or if folks are buying and so on. Her work looks like ancient vases and goblets for kings and gods of bygone eras – but have been cured in the fires of a Raku […]

    April 30, 2008Featured, Galleries, Review2 comments
  4. New U.S. EMBASSY building in Tabarre, Haiti

    It’s been a while since we heard from Haiti – and with all of the insanity going on, there is a new mission established. The blogger who submitted this to Bajan Reporter hopes the embassy is a sign of better control in future (How free is really free there, though? You mean the poor blogger […]

    April 30, 2008News, Political, TravelNo comments
  5. Fundraiser for DJ John Barry – Liberty 98.1 FM host who made Maxi Priest popular in Barbados {SHAMELESS PLUG}

    On May 17th, 2008, local DJs, musicians and music industry professionals, friends and fans will gather at Plantation Theatre to raise funds for a British-born DJ and “musicologist” of long standing? Mr. John Barry. Anyone listening to local radio in the 80’s, especially the launch of CBC’s Radio Liberty (broadcast from a van in CBC’s […]

    April 30, 2008Culture, Entertainment, Health1 comment
  6. Brit VI-side: Back Then to Now – Red Cross Fashion Show on May 31, 2008 [SHAMELESS PLUG]

    The BVI’s Red Cross presents ?Back Then To Now? Fashion Show on May 31, 2008 at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall/Cultural Center at 7:00PM in conjunction with Island Entertainment Production. Entertainment will be provided by Sista Sista, Five Star Ballers, DJ Commodore, and other local artists. Models include the 2008 Miss Teen Diva Contestants, Mr. […]

    April 29, 2008Arts, Entertainment, HealthNo comments
  7. BARBADIAN ASSISTS IN PREPARATION OF STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE HMONG INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF LAOS

    The statement below is currently being circulated in the United Nations, it was co-written by Thomas Alarcon (Peru), Charles Williams (Dominica) and Damon Corrie (Barbados). STATEMENT TO THE SEVENTH SESSION OF THE PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK 21ST APRIL – 2ND MAY, 2008. We the undersigned members of the Global […]

    April 29, 2008Controversy, Crime, Featured, NewsNo comments
  8. Oxfam: rethink unfair EU trade deals before it?s too late

    The EU will do irrevocable damage to the development prospects of some of the poorest countries in the world unless it overhauls free trade deals due to be finalised this year, according to a recent report from UK charity organiser Oxfam. In Partnership or Powerplay? released at the twelfth UN Conference on Trade and Development […]

    April 29, 2008Controversy, NewsNo comments
  9. Bajan Singer made the top 15 of FHM’s 100 sexiest women of 2008

    Who the hell is Megan Fox? Anyhow she is FHM’s #1 sexy gal for 2008, Beyonce only made it to #20 but Rihanna is the sole Bajan and at #14, way above Beyonce! Yahoo! This info from loyal reader Rene Holder, many thanx! PS – Britney Spears made it at flat bottom, #100… LMAO!!

    April 29, 2008News, RihannaNo comments
  10. Local Museum reflects on holding a mirror to Barbadian society for ther last 75 years

    I want to know what kind of mirror image do you have of yourself? Why should only one man have a mirror image of you that you do not want to have of yourself? What kind of society are we striving for? Errol Walton Barrow, 1986 As part of a series looking at the Barbados […]

    April 28, 2008Culture, Editorial, FeaturedNo comments
  11. FLAME OF SOLIDARITY FOR HMONG SPREADING AMONG INDIGENOUS AT THE UN

    I dared to ‘dream out loud‘ on Wednesday April 23rd when I felt compelled to write the article ‘Without Solidarity we are all doomed to failure‘ – which highlighted the heartbreaking plight of the 7,000 Hmong Indigenous People in northern Laos; in South-East Asia. Now it appears that the global indigenous unity I wished for […]

    April 28, 2008Controversy, Crime, Featured, News1 comment
  12. POPULAR REGGAE ARTISTE FORGES ALLIANCE WITH NEW RECORD LABEL – JUNIOR REID ENTERS THE DANGER ZONE

    Junior Reid’s signing with The Danger Zone Music Group/SoBe Entertainment will soon bear fruit with the impending release of his latest album: Junior Reid: The Living Legend to be released through The Danger Zone Music Group / SoBe Entertainment and Leak Records. The album features tracks such as Mo Money, This Is Why I’m hot […]

    April 28, 2008Culture, EntertainmentNo comments
  13. Blogs around the world – from Italy where they’re feared yet revered to USA where even Time lists and ranks them

    Here in Barbados, many blogs are amorphous entities who can make or break regular Bajan pastimes of politics, business, real estate and bribes or other heretofore clandestine operations that no one officially declared – if used well, then blogs allow users to bring truth to light without exposing themselves to reprisals. The dark side of […]

    April 28, 2008Controversy, Editorial, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Jamaican reggae group gets animated in their newest video

    T.O.K. is blazing the airwaves with hit singles such as Unbelievable, Hotta than a gal, Vibes, Sexy & Ready, Scream, Perfect Ten and so, much more. The singles come alive with T.O.K.?s fresh new videos Unbelievable and Hotta than a Gal/Vibes medley, both were shot by video director Joa Kin known for his simple but […]

    April 28, 2008Cinema, Entertainment, MusicNo comments
  15. 3-wheeler looks as if it could soar: New prototype could achieve 300 mpg

    An airplane-inspired car that costs $10,000 less than a basic Volvo and gets 300 miles per gallon? Not quite yet, but San Diego robot-builder Steve Fambro may be onto something with the Aptera (“wingless” in Greek) vehicle. Fambro was inspired to build the vehicle when his wife deemed a kit airplane he was building was […]

    April 28, 2008Controversy, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  16. Demand for locally produced organic meats on Nevis on the rise

    Manager of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) owned abattoir at Prospect on Nevis, says while he is pleased with the public? support for locally produced organic meats, the Department of Agriculture is busy trying to keep pace with the increasing demand for its products. During an interview with the Department of Information shortly before the […]

    April 28, 2008NewsNo comments
  17. 1ST ANNUAL NY MUSIC FESTIVAL NAMES NOTED CARIBBEAN MUSIC PRODUCER

    Lauren Drummond, Executive Producer of Upstate Reggae on the River Eco Music Festival disclosed the noted Caribbean producer, Victor E Lewis, will lead the production team of the first annual Upstate Reggae on the River Eco Music Festival at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, New York scheduled for August 23, 2008 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 […]

    April 28, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  18. Earthrace eco-boat begins round-the-world record attempt today

    Earthrace, the world?s fastest, coolest and greenest powerboat kicked off its round-the-world race at 1300hrs GMT/1400hrs CET today, in an attempt to break the world record and promote the use of sustainable fuels. Earthrace is an incredible 78ft wave-piercing trimaran that runs exclusively on biodiesel, and has a net zero carbon footprint, making it one […]

    April 28, 2008Technology, TravelNo comments
  19. What is true democracy? How a lone visible Bajan Blogger gets victimised for his accessibility

    Many decisions were made deliberately from the time of conception of this News-Blog… I am a Government employee at the moment, and will remain so unless I become an overnight sensation with a juicy best-seller or three under my belt OR one of my family wins lottery (As a presenter, I have to stay away […]

    April 26, 2008Controversy, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Regional Talent Show Turns Five ? New Host, New Locations, Same Great Talent & Same Sponsor – Digicel

    Jamaica’s favourite talent show, Digicel Rising Stars, was launched recently at the Courtleigh Auditorium with many surprises for the fifth season. Unlike any ordinary launch, Digicel proved to be the powerhouse of marketing as a slide show was shown that explained the reasons why the telecommunications network continue to ?invest and reinvent? the show each […]

    April 26, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  21. Music 4 Life – More Sanctimonious Sounds by Cavans Lane early next month * SHAMELESS PLUG *

    Bloodwash Records is pleased to announce the second of our monthly Gospel limes at the Limelight Cafe on May 3, 2008, entitled MUSIC 4 LIFE.If you’ve missed the first one you surely can’t miss this one. Featured acts include KDB, Ordained Synergy and Dragon Slayer.Be there 4 the MUSIC experience of your LIFE!

    April 26, 2008Music, NewsNo comments
  22. Arabic TV Network examines plight of Asiatic Indigenous people – Barbadian Arawak calls for action

    There is something very wrong with far too many of us indigenous people today, we have become as coldhearted as our oppressors….maybe we in the Caribbean are just different….but I have seen a disheartening lack of empathy and solidarity among some indigenous peoples for each others plight. Let me give you an example of what […]

    April 26, 2008Controversy, Crime, Culture, News1 comment
  23. BARBADIAN NOW MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATIONS PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES

    Well-known Barbadian-born Indigenous rights activist and (Guyana) Arawak descendant – Damon Corrie, was registered at the United Nations headquarters to participate in the Seventh session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (April 21st – May 2nd 2008). Damon was one of 15 indigenous rights activists and/or representatives selected worldwide to benefit from […]

    April 26, 2008Controversy, NewsNo comments
  24. Nevis agriculture rated tops by Anguilla delegation: Small island exports limes and pumpkins

    Director of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Mr. Kelvin Daly revealed that under the new Administration the Department had improved agriculture on Nevis, which has made the island the envy of other countries in the region. Mr. Daly made the revelation at the Villa in Charlestown at the opening Ceremony for the 14th […]

    April 26, 2008NewsNo comments
  25. Father of Comedian who created Skitsomania passes on – John Mearns Smith was 92, RIP

    One of the earliest items in this News Blog was reminiscing over the fantastic slapstick and subtlety and sometimes both at once that made Skitsomania what it is. It is because of praising Skitsomania,that this is where the infamous phrase “SHAMELESS PLUG” was developed, you see, this is a free site and ads are limited, […]

    April 25, 2008NewsNo comments