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  1. BARBADIANS YET TO RECEIVE THEIR INCOME TAX REFUNDS DUE MID-OCTOBER? IF YOU?RE LUCKY! THREATS OF A BOYCOTT LOOM OVER SLOW DISBURSEMENT!

    In August, we lamented how Credit Union folk got their Income Tax refunds faster than those who chose to get a regular cheque. It seems it’s no better at the end of September either… Now, you cannot find out the progress of your cheque over the phone, you have to go in person to the […]

    September 30, 2008Controversy, Editorial1 comment
  2. WALK FOR SIGHT IN TRINIDAD – CALYPSONIANS AGAINST CATARACTS, 5 OCT. 2008

    The ability to see is often taken for granted, but millions around the world suffer each day from impairments due to birth defects, accidents and most often aging. Numerous organizations worldwide serve to raise funds and awareness to join the fight for sight. In Trinidad, the Volunteers for World Sight Day committee invites you to […]

    September 30, 2008Entertainment, Health, NewsNo comments
  3. (modified – for overseas readers) WAIT, I HAVE NO STATUE SO NOW YOU SHUN ME? TAKE A LOOK AT THE GARRY SOBERS ROUNDABOUT

    You realise what with the traffic nightmare in what used to be the “Bermuda Triangle” out by Sagicor HQ’s near the Pine, where there was a flyover now no flyover, that the area where the Sir Garfield Sobers statue used to rest is now resembling a baby Amazon rainforest? The Sir Garry statue meanwhile is […]

    September 30, 2008News, Travel1 comment
  4. BARBADIAN XMAS CARDS SOLD TO HELP QEH’S NEONATAL UNIT GET NEW EQUIPMENT: SHAMELESS PLUG

    It?s hard to believe but ? Christmas is around the corner once again! This year, through the sales of our Christmas cards, we hope to raise about $5,000 to purchase a Bird Oxygen Blender for the Neonatal Unit at the QEH Check out the designs below, print out the e-mailable flyer attached or view larger […]

    September 30, 2008Health, NewsNo comments
  5. TGI-Friday?s: More?s the pity their food does not match their great service at this Barbadian franchise

    My vacation was just around the corner (So is my B’day – hence the reason for the holidays), and I decided to go somewhere different for lunch… I went to the long-touted Friday’s in Hastings. Before my foot rested comfortably on the pavement to approach the entrance, the door opened for me! I was greeted […]

    September 30, 2008Agriculture, Review1 comment
  6. BGIS IN NEED OF DICTIONARY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LESSONS – LOOK AT HEADLINE FOR SO-CALLED “EDUCATION MONTH”

    Was scoping the local Gov’t Info Service’s website earlier today to see if anything new is up… Took a freeze-frame when I saw this juicy boo-boo since Saturday morning, as I am busy that day every weekend – look at headline carefully; if this resolution is too small? Just click on the picture and you […]

    September 28, 2008Controversy, NewsNo comments
  7. GRENADA?S ENVIRONMENT CENTRAL TO MARINA DEVELOPMENT

    The Government of Grenada and Camper Nicholsons have agreed environmental issues are of paramount importance in the development of marinas and other tourism facilities. During a meeting between Minister of Tourism Hon. Peter David and Camper and Nicholsons officials, environmental protection and preservation was discussed extensively. Camper and Nicholsons General Manager Clyde Rawls discussed the […]

    September 28, 2008TravelNo comments
  8. BARBADOS EASES TO 2-1 WIN OVER IMPROVED BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS TEAM IN GROUP “D” OF DIGICEL CARIBBEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Barbados Lashida Williams ? min 11 Norman Forde ? min 53 2-1 British Virgin Islands Rohan Lennon ? min 23 11 08 01 13 09 01 00 Shots on target Shots off target Off sides Corners Fouls Yellow cards Red cards 07 06 03 02 08 00 00 Barbados set up what is expected to […]

    September 28, 2008Football, SportsNo comments
  9. JAMAICA’S NO JOKE ENTERTAINMENT RAISES THE BAR WITH USAIN BOLT HOMECOMING

    When Shaggy took the stage in the wee hours over in Jamaica recently, there was little more he could to raise the tempo of a concert that had took the 45,000 William Knibb crowd by storm. The No Joke Entertainment produced Usain Bolt Homecoming celebrations fulfilled expectations beyond measure. “The show was exquisite, we had […]

    September 28, 2008Culture, EntertainmentNo comments
  10. BARBADOS CHAPTER OF PRAYER WARRIORS INT’L HOST ANNUAL BREAKFAST AT HORATIO COOKE AUDITORIUM – 11TH OCT 2008

    Prayer Warriors Int’l, the presenters of “Quarter Hour of Prayer Power” on Quality 100.7 FM radio, are planning their Annual Prayer Breakfast on October 11th at the National Union of Public Workers, Dalkeith Road, starting at 9:00 am. Former speaker of the House Assembly, Mr. Ishmael Roett, will share his “Near Death” touching testimony. Also, […]

    September 28, 2008NewsNo comments
  11. BATTLE STATIONS? FULL STEAM AHEAD! Stanford 20/20 launch ticket sales of Super Series, as Digicel refuses Stanford 20/20 counter-offer

    Digicel has refused to consent to Stanford 20/20?s participation in the legal action Digicel has brought against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in relation to the forthcoming Stanford Super Series. Stanford 20/20 sought Digicel?s consent to become a party to the arbitration proceedings in London, in order to ensure its position was fully and […]

    September 28, 2008Cricket, SportsNo comments
  12. Young Barbadian with Autism Disorder to benefit from charity concert at Plantation Garden Theatre

    The family of Tristan Thorpe is working in collaboration with Santia Bradshaw of Pyramid Entertainment to host a fund raising concert in aid of funds to assist 4 year old Tristan who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, a disorder which has delayed his speech. Tristan is currently in the US where he needs […]

    September 25, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  13. St. Kitts waltz to 4-0 VICTORY over British Virgin Islands in opening salvo of group “D” of Digicel Caribbean Championships

    One game away from ensuring all five group hosts advance to second stage. St.Kitts Jevon Francis ? min 15 Zevon Archibald ? min 31 Jason Lake ? min 77 4-0 British Virgin Islands Venton James O.G ? min 52 14 08 09 11 10 00 00 Shots on target Shots off target Offsides Corners Fouls […]

    September 25, 2008Football, SportsNo comments
  14. DON’T SCREAM – BUT FIVE FLAVOURS OF FLAVORITE ICE CREAM REMOVED FROM LOCAL SHELVES

    The Ministry of Health has advised Barbadians of the removal of some Flavorite Ice Cream products from local retail shelves. This is being done as a precautionary measure under the Health Services (Food Hygiene) Regulation 1969. The items are: Cherry Vanilla, 1 litre BB 2009 August 04; Coconut Vanilla Snack Cream, 148 ml; White Vanilla […]

    September 24, 2008Controversy, News2 comments
  15. Former US Councilwoman says – Nevis’ new Drag Racing Track would help that island’s economy

    Former US Councilwoman Una Clarke, welcomed the new the Drag Racing facility on Nevis and believes it can become a worldwide tourist attraction which would create jobs. Mrs. Clarke who was on the island as a guest of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for the Federation?s 25th anniversary of Independence celebrations, said she would not […]

    September 24, 2008Games, SportsNo comments
  16. Pyramid artistes feature in Virgin Atlantic Festival – Season passes slipping away

    Two groups associated with the Pyramid Entertainment Company – MASALA, and Threads of Scarlett – will be featured at the prestigious ten-day Virgin Atlantic Music Festival, now in its second year. Local, regional and international artistes will join Virgin Atlantic as it commemorates the airline’s tenth year of flying to the Caribbean. The event will […]

    September 24, 2008Entertainment, MusicNo comments
  17. DIGICEL RISING STARS’ HOSTESSES TELL ALL

    Digicel Rising Stars continues to showcase the talents of the Jamaican people, creating a bridge between them and the entertainment industry. We have heard from contestants, we have the heard from the judges themselves; now we will hear from the two women at the fore front of the most popular television show in Jamaica, Yendi […]

    September 24, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  18. Be careful on the ABC highway – Especially near Hothersal’s Turning

    Got this tip-off via an e-mail not that long ago… Yesterday morning between 11 and 12, ***** was driving his pick-up along the ABC highway in the area from Hothersal Turning to Warrens when a man rushed out from the central median brandishing a “big stick” and swung at the vehicle putting a big dent […]

    September 23, 2008Controversy, Crime, News2 comments
  19. Latest Swing in Boxing Match over Cricket – Stanford 20/20 says their UK test match in November will continue no matter what

    Stanford 20/20 states they’re disappointed, although expected Digicel?s latest answer from September 21st 2008 relating to its dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) arising from the Stanford Super Series – they are also threatening to continue regardless of any court decision over the dragging deadlock! The regional cricket conglomerate claims it’s tired of […]

    September 23, 2008Cricket, Sports1 comment
  20. Nevisians show the way for Alaska’s Palin: Teen Mothers Programme launched

    As we all know, Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, running mate with GOP Presidential candidate John McCain, has a daughter who is about six months’ pregnant now and is listed as proof of upholding Life – we all know if a Democrat candidate had a similar situation, that many filthy words would be flying from the […]

    September 23, 2008Featured, Health, NewsNo comments
  21. BRITISH ACTOR TO RETURN TO BARBADOS TO REFUTE CHARGES RELATED TO RAPE – CLAIMS SEX WAS CONSENSUAL

    Ben Freeman stayed at Almond Beach Village in late 2006, he apparently liked Barbados and had a great time until the rape accusation from a fellow Brit, which was covered by B’dos Free Press. Now, he is due to return to dispute those claims – this will not be an easy battle as there are […]

    September 22, 2008Controversy, Crime, Featured, NewsNo comments
  22. DIGICEL CONTINUES TO SEEK A COMPROMISE SOLUTION – IMPASSE CONTINUES AS CLOCK TICKS CLOSER FOR SPECIAL MATCH

    Digicel remains in a deadlock with Stanford as they seek to find a mutually acceptable resolution to the current impasse over the proposed Stanford 20/20 Series. The regional mobile provider, having had its own three point compromise solution flatly rejected by Stanford, sought (together with the WICB) to meet with Stanford representatives to further advance […]

    September 22, 2008Cricket, SportsNo comments
  23. Authors Supporting Authors has been nominated! Cast your Vote today!

    Authors Supporting Authors (ASA) has been nominated for the 2009 AAMBC Award Show for Professional Blogger of the Year, which will take place in San Antonio, Texas. Cast your vote for ASA by clicking here! To see what’s new with ASA. Come by and visit, here’s the link!

    September 22, 2008BooksNo comments
  24. Black Masonic Lodge thought near extinct in the United States has a chapter in Barbados

    I created a new category as it has popped up enough to merit its own classification… It strikes fear in some, others liken it to welcoming an old yet powerful ally – either way it generates a kind of hidden awe; Freemasonry! There has been a suggestion Rihanna got involved (That one still makes me […]

    September 22, 2008Controversy, NewsNo comments
  25. GORILLA WITH A CYST? JAMAICAN OB-GYN TO THE RESCUE

    Dr. Gerald Mulvaney, a Jamaican now living in the United States, has practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 30 years, operating on hundreds of women during that time. However, he says one of his most rewarding experiences involved a 400-pound gorilla at the North Carolina Zoological Park. Dr. Mulvaney and Dr. Sameh Toma, his partner at […]

    September 22, 2008Health, News, OddityNo comments