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  1. BLOOMING GOOD TIME IN UK – David Kirton Live at Chelsea Flower Show

    “Now, this is what Chelsea is all about, some international flair ? This is Barbados!” were the words overheard as the unidentified commentator of a wandering film crew came upon the Barbados Horticultural Society’s display at the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show. He had no idea that “This is Barbados” was the actual title of the […]

    May 31, 2008Music, NewsNo comments
  2. DIGICEL TAKES LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO WEST INDIES TEAM

    The West Indies team had a lesson in the latest mobile technology courtesy of team sponsors Digicel, when they were given the opportunity to upgrade their Sony Ericsson handsets ahead of the second Digicel test against Australia. The presentation of the SE K850i followed Digicel?s desire that the players and coaching staff should benefit from […]

    May 31, 2008Cricket, Sports, TechnologyNo comments
  3. Beach Beautification by CARE of Barbados – Another exercise in July

    Andrew Simpson is grateful for the twenty volunteers who picked up 60 + bags (more than filling the truck loaned by Yorkshire Nurseries) from miles of beach on the east coast on Sunday 18th May. Peter Bynoe was the volume leader with all his bags (20 +) filled and deposited on the roadside for easy […]

    May 31, 2008NewsNo comments
  4. 2ND ANNUAL STAGING OF CUREFEST PUT ON HOLD

    Due to the overwhelming demand for Jah Cure in Europe, the second annual staging of the CureFest Festival slated for this summer has been put on hold. Last year, Danger Promotions in association with Brass Gate and Iyah Cure Promotions presented what was considered to be one of the best shows ever held on the […]

    May 31, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  5. American Consular Section temporarily closed for construction

    The Consular Section of the United States Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will be closed from June 2nd to June 6th, 2008 to facilitate major improvements to one of the public waiting areas. During this time no appointments will be accepted for routine visa applications and persons who have normal business with the […]

    May 31, 2008Editorial, NewsNo comments
  6. Come out, support and celebrate at Limelight Cafe this Friday

    “Riddim & Flo: D.J’s Book ‘O Rhymz Vol. 2” includes 57 pieces of poetry from the familiar, comical, educating and entertaining works of D.J Simmons. It’s divided into two sections defining the difference between pieces written for performance poetry and those others written more for reading pleasure to ponder. The book includes pieces such as […]

    May 30, 2008Arts, Culture, EntertainmentNo comments
  7. Bembe Squad To Invade Western Jamaica – Bounty Killer & Ninja Man to headline

    U.S. Based entertainment company New York Entertainment Movement Inc. will be staging the first ever Western Bembe Invasion, on July 5th 2008. This event promises to be one of the most exciting events for the summer holidays, it will take place at the Rickie’s Motors car park in Negril Spot in the parish of Westmoreland. […]

    May 30, 2008Entertainment, Music, NewsNo comments
  8. WEST MIDLANDS UK TRADE DELEGATION TO VISIT BARBADOS

    A six-member trade delegation from Britain will visit Barbados between 31 May and 04 June 2008. Barbados will be the first stop of a three-country tour that will also feature Trinidad & Tobago (04-10 June) and Jamaica (10-13 June). The delegation will be supported by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the Government organisation that supports […]

    May 30, 2008BusinessNo comments
  9. Cultural drummers and dancers attend Antigua Dance Academy Festival

    Members of two cultural groups on Nevis will benefit from a number of workshops in Antigua at the bi-annual Antigua Dance, Drum and Drama Festival hosted by the Antigua Dance Academy. The I-Africana Drummers and the Rhythm Dance Theater left Nevis earlier this week to attend an ongoing three day festival, which concluded over the […]

    May 29, 2008Arts, Culture, MusicNo comments
  10. Poltergeisten Und Zeitgeisten Uber Alles? More Germans Ask For Exorcisms

    You’d figure that places like Haiti, Brazil and even Jamaica may have rampant cases of magic gone wild like what the Mighty Sparrow was worried about in “Melda/Obeah Wedding“, but it appears that certain Europeans are more concerned according to overseas news-blog NewsBlaze – National Catholic authorities admit that the number of Germans asking for […]

    May 29, 2008Controversy, News, OddityNo comments
  11. SNAIL HUNT MOVES TO ST. JOSEPH – TOWN HALL MEETING FOR LAMMINGS RESIDENTS FRIDAY

    Residents of Lammings, St. Joseph, and its environs, are being invited to a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development?s control programme for the Giant African Snail, this Friday, May 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Bernard?s Primary School. According to Entomologist, Brett Taylor, the meeting is also aimed […]

    May 29, 2008News1 comment
  12. JAH CURE & JNR REID TO SHOOT “HOT LONG TIME” – Music Video will be sizzling with special effects and imagery mimicking the songs lyrics

    Danger Zone continues to blaze a trail, setting new trends and taking dancehall and reggae music to new frontiers. Danger Zone is currently making preparations to shoot the video for Hot Long Time which features Junior Reid and Jah Cure. The Hot Long Time video is the next step for Junior Reid coming off his […]

    May 29, 2008Culture, MusicNo comments
  13. Obskewer, Deadbeats and Mini-Burgers: Life along the eateries of Barbados’ South Coast

    Thanks to Living In Barbados, I now know that there seems to be a club of deadbeats outstanding for high credit bills run up at various institutes along Bim’s southern coastline, you mean to say there is some kind of pride in owing and not paying? Martyn indicated that the report is true, and that […]

    May 26, 2008Agriculture, Editorial, Editorial, FeaturedNo comments
  14. YOUTH CRICKETERS ARE PART OF THE ACTION AT DIGICEL HOME SERIES – U19 Cricketers gain valuable experience with Digicel as they interact with Sr Players

    Digicel, proud sponsor of West Indies Cricket, is giving 54 youth cricketers across nine countries valuable work experience, as they are employed to support Digicel on the grounds during the Digicel Home Series 2008.As Digicel?s event management team hires six young cricketers in each country, these aspiring cricketers get to see the action up close […]

    May 26, 2008Cricket, SportsNo comments
  15. KID MONTH FOR BARBADIANS – BAJAN CLERIC OBJECTS TO SLANG: Mothers give birth to children

    I am sure you have heard of the Reverend Buddy Larrier of the AME Church who sent a letter to the media objecting to a phrase that has been used for so long. In fact, using another word from not that long ago, there were some old-time Barbadians who said using the word BAJAN was […]

    May 26, 2008Controversy, Nature, News1 comment
  16. BLOGGER STRIKES BLOW FOR BCC ART & LAST LEG FOR DIGITAL GALLERY IN QUEEN’S PARK

    You always need to check dead-tree editions of Nation and Advocate, don’t rely on the internet version alone, as a lot can be missed! Happened to take a glance at the Friday 16 May edition of the Weekend Nation and tucked away in the top right corner of page 4 is a notice…Which states that […]

    May 25, 2008Arts, Featured, ReviewNo comments
  17. Montreal’s Reggae Fest’ returns for its 5th Edition! Steel Pulse, Junior Kelly, Morgan Heritage, Midnite, Warrior King and Calton Coffie

    Reggae music?s top musicians bring the heat to the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal this July 11-13! Nothing says summer in Montreal like the cool rhythms of reggae music during one of the city?s most celebrated festivals. The Montreal Reggae Festival celebration is back for a fifth consecutive year at the Quays of […]

    May 25, 2008Music, News1 comment
  18. Barbadian Media Personality launches charity in UK to assist folk at home

    When Star Radio was in existence, the inert radio boxes at the QEH and some Bajan homes, every Saturday was Auntie Olga’s “Children’s Party – Pageant Of Youth” from about nine until ten or longer. Sometimes I thought Olga was a bit rough or patronising of the kids others who did not seem so “talented” […]

    May 25, 2008Editorial, Health, NewsNo comments
  19. WI Coach likes fighting spirit and effort made towards victory, but improvement must be constant – Team members agree

    West Indies head coach John Dyson says that the West Indies team is cultivating an unrelenting fighting spirit which is beginning to pay dividends. “We go out there to fight no matter what the situation of the match, when we went out to bowl this afternoon we said this is what we need to do, […]

    May 25, 2008Cricket, SportsNo comments
  20. A TASTE OF GUYANA – A CELEBRATION OF GUYANA’S 42nd INDEPENDENCE ON JUNE 1st {Shameless Plug}

    The Guyanese Association of Barbados Inc (GABI) will be hosting a food festival “Taste of Guyana” to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of Guyana’s Independence on Sunday 1st, June 2008 at the Christ Church Parish Church Centre. Lunch will be served between 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. Admission will be $10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members […]

    May 25, 2008Culture, NewsNo comments
  21. REGISTRATION REMINDER FOR ALL BARBADIAN CALYPSONIANS – NAT’L CULTURAL FOUNDATION WANTS TO AVOID LI’L RICK ISSUES LIKE LAST YEAR

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is reminding all calypsonians who wish to compete in this year?s Pic-O-De-Crop and Party Monarch competitions that they must register with a bona-fide Calypso Tent. Tent managers are urged to obtain copies of the Rules and Regulations governing the competitions and to complete the attached registration forms. All forms must […]

    May 24, 2008Controversy, Culture, NewsNo comments
  22. NEVIS NEEDS TEACHERS NOW: Island state prefers male educators and be ready in 2 months time

    A call has been issued for persons to join the teaching fraternity on Nevis. Word came from an official of the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration. They indicated applications to fill the vacancies in time for the new school year should be in by July to facilitate planning. Mr. Chesley Manners, […]

    May 24, 2008Books, Editorial, NewsNo comments
  23. 15 year old cancer survivor join captains for toss – Thanks to Irish telecoms giant

    The two captains for the opening Digicel Test match, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Ricky Ponting, were joined by a very special guest at the toss at Sabina Park. Josan Sutherland, a 15 year old cancer survivor from Portmore in Jamaica presented the coin for the toss to home captain Sarwan. Josan, who attends St Andrew High […]

    May 24, 2008Cricket, Health, SportsNo comments
  24. BUSINESSSES & RICH FOLK TOLD TO COUGH OR ELSE ? CORPORATION TAX RETURNS DUE

    The Inland Revenue Department has reminded corporations with fiscal period ending October 1, to December 31, 2007, inclusive, that a Corporation Tax Return is required from every company which carried on a business, trade, manufacture or concern in the nature of trade in Barbados during the income year 2007. This also applies to companies which […]

    May 24, 2008BusinessNo comments
  25. Haitian Band Zenglen Launches New Album – Big hit in Miami

    Compass Band Zenglen have released another disk called 5e Vit?s and it’s available in stores right now. 5e Vit?s is Zenglen‘s ninth studio album: not to mention the fifteen already released CD’s from live to solo albums the band has put together throughout the past.Currently, Zenglen plays the best of Compass Music all-over the US, […]

    May 24, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments