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  1. Shrewsbury Methodist Church: Flowers and Jazz by candlelight

    The secret is finally getting out. For the best jazz in Barbados in November go to the Shrewsbury Methodist Church in St. Philip for its show Flowers and Jazz. This will be the fifth annual show and this year the featured artistes are Janelle Headley, Jason Morris and the Barbados Community College Big Band. Past […]

    October 31, 2008Culture, Music, News2 comments
  2. Barbadian Calypsonian Mr. Dale Takes Gold at the 2008 International Soca Awards

    Pyramid Entertainment are over the moon their Mr. Dale, the original “soca junkie“, claimed the title of “Favourite Groove Soca of 2008” in the International Soca Awards. The awards, which were held in the St. Kitts Marriott Event Center in Frigate Bay, St. Kitts on the 18th of October, were a celebration of the art […]

    October 31, 2008Music, NewsNo comments
  3. RHONA FOX CHARTS FROM 24 OCTOBER 2008 – VIDEO, SOCA & REGGAE

    FOX PIX – FLICKS 1. LIFE SWEET – VYBZ KARTEL2. BUST THE WINDOWS – JAZMINE SULLIVAN 3. THE MISSION – DAMIAN & STEPHEN MARLEY4. PUSH BUMPER/TEMPA WINE – MACHEL MONTANO/PATRICE ROBERTS5. TIC TOC – BUSY SIGNAL6. DON’T FORGET – ETANA7. I CAN FEEL YOUR PAIN – GYPTIAN8. DEFENSE (THE ANTHEM) – MACHEL MONTANO FT. PITBULL […]

    October 31, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  4. Stanford Super Series: England Legends ready for ‘showdown on the sand’

    Fans and players alike will take a quick break from all the action before the Stanford 20/20 for 20 with a day at the beach, when the Stanford Legends host an English Legends selection giving spectators the chance to rub shoulders with some of the heroes of English and West Indies cricket. The stars of […]

    October 31, 2008Cricket, Sports1 comment
  5. Black male dog w/matted fur found in Worthing & Zappa is missing, last seen by Ocean Park (Look for fat sharks?)

    This dog was found 29 October 2008 in Garden Gap, Worthing, Ch Ch. Black small/medium size male, with longish hair… His coat is slightly matted which could mean he has been missing for a little while; call 262-3999 or 256-5434Medium young male (approx 9 – 10 months old) neutered male missing from 29 October near […]

    October 31, 2008Nature, NewsNo comments
  6. What is Melamine and why should Barbados be wary of it? It’s plastic dinnerware, not food!

    For weeks, Free Press has been looking at how Melamine has killed animals and infants in China and other parts of the world… There were even concerns that ice cream here could have been tainted that way, but this was denied – not necessarily in a satisfactory manner but refuted nonetheless… C A V E […]

    October 30, 2008Controversy, Crime, NewsNo comments
  7. Barbados’ Top Teen Surfer earns 3K Euro Contract

    A young Barbadian, Lewis St John, from prowess to hang ten (slang for surfing) has done very well for himself, according to Xtreme Degreez Sports Magazine and his mom is ecstatic too – TEENAGE BARBADIAN SURFER Lewis St John has been awarded a four-year pro contract worth thousands of dollars with Oakley, the popular sports […]

    October 30, 2008SportsNo comments
  8. Pichon: A Perspective on Race and Revolution in Castro’s Cuba

    After more than three decades in exile under threat from the Cuban regime, Dr. Carlos Moore steps forward with the truth behind one of the most controversial political movements in the Caribbean. While Fidel Castro’s revolution was a success for white Marxists, Black Cubans continued to be politically and socially shunned and disenfranchised. Pich?n: A […]

    October 30, 2008Books, ControversyNo comments
  9. “CLOSE OF PLAY” – Not your regular cricket bar, Banks Girls on Friday!

    For those of you who like to let your hair down on a Friday, rather than Oistins why not head over to Westbury Road? Just before you reach the traffic lights towards Westbury Cemetery and right next to one of the ubiquitous Sawh shops is “Close Of Play” there since February 2007 to cash in […]

    October 30, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  10. Nature Sanctuary in Barbados forced to Close – Lapwings and other migratory birds now at risk

    For the last 18 months, Barbados Free Press staged an uphill battle against the destruction of the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, with this News-Blog adding its voice where appropriate. I have even gone so far as to e-mail Dr Karl Watson and get his view on some of the international visitors of the feathered kind […]

    October 30, 2008Controversy, NewsNo comments
  11. Boo-Hoo-Hoo! Barbadian Umbrella Trade Union and Women’s Group see toys and kitchen utensils as reasons for violent teens – not cartoons or parents

    Not so long ago, Barbados Free Press expressed concern that Yvonne Walkes, President of NOW – the Nat’l Organisation of Women, felt KITCHEN KNIVES were a valid source of creating an ambiance of violence for this country’s young people. They refuted her comments and cited other factors as creating a violent sub-culture… Internet/TV; Single Motherhood […]

    October 26, 2008Controversy, Crime, Featured, NewsNo comments
  12. WYCLEF & RUPEE FOR ANTILIA CARNIVAL – OCTOBER 30, 2008 IN NEW YORK

    Special events company, Antilia, Inc., and the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company announce a sneak peak for Carnival 2009 at Antilia Carnival, featuring Wyclef Jean live and hosted by AJ Calloway and Vashtie Kola, on Thursday October 30th, 2008. The event begins from 7pm at the Prince George Ballroom located at 15 East 27th […]

    October 26, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  13. ST KITTS & NEVIS’ NEW MINIMUM WAGE UNVEILED

    Against the backdrop of International Labour Organization’s Decent Work Agenda and the increased venerability of workers impacted as a result of the high and rising cost of food and services, the Government of St Kitts, in keeping with its mandate and responsibility to protect and promote the Social and Economic welfare of the Citizens, hosted […]

    October 26, 2008NewsNo comments
  14. Brindle male dog Found on South Coast of Barbados, call Hope Sanctuary

    Medium Male Neutered Brindle dog found Sat 25 October in Atlantic Shores Please contact The Hope Sanctuary 266-0986 and alert all ur contacts as well.

    October 26, 2008Nature, NewsNo comments
  15. THE BARBADIAN BRIGADE TAMED THE LIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN IN ITS 2nd MATCH IN GROUP “G” OF THE CARIBBEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

    The Barbadian brigade managed to tame the Lions of Cuba in an exciting 1-1 draw in THE match of the Digicel Caribbean Championships’ Group G so far. Both teams entered this fixture brimming with confidence following Barbados’ come-from-behind 3-2 victory against Suriname and Cuba’s 7-1 mauling of the Netherland Antilles. But with a recent history […]

    October 26, 2008Football, SportsNo comments
  16. IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT COPYRIGHT FOR BARBADIANS & CARIBBEAN ARTISTS

    Writers/ Publishers/ Photographers/ Visual artists; If your work has been published (even one piece in an anthology, newspaper or magazine rather than an entire book of your work) then you need to pay attention – you can receive monetary benefits and protect your copyright!! BARBADOS WRITERS –Please visit VOICES: Barbados Writers’ Collective Site for urgent […]

    October 26, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  17. Bureau of Gender Affairs hosts – PUBLIC LECTURE ON NOVEMBER 14th

    ?Women?s Leadership in our Globalised Society? will be examined next month when the Centre for Gender and Development Studies in collaboration with the Bureau of Gender Affairs hosts a lecture. It will be held on Friday, November 14, in Lecture Theatre 1, Roy Marshall Teaching Complex, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus at […]

    October 25, 2008NewsNo comments
  18. Jamaican Herbalist back to croon new hits for fans – Jah Cure earns Fontana Records contract

    Siccaturie Alcock, better known as Jah Cure, is the new ?High Priest of Reggae.? From the age of 3, music reverberated through his small frame and hypnotized the souls of all those who listened to his music. Jah Cure?s new album, ?THE UNIVERSAL CURE,? his first recorded album since his release from prison, is scheduled […]

    October 25, 2008Crime, Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  19. “St. Silas Heights” fuzzy mutt now reunited with his Family – Kudos to Duckhouse Clinic of Barbados

    This dog which was located near “St. Silas Heights” on October 13th and guested at the Duckhouse’s clinic – is now back with his Owners!! The Hope Sanctuary rules, next time they have a charity auction or a book sale go and buy something for a great cause, also do your part to ensure pets […]

    October 25, 2008Nature, NewsNo comments
  20. TRAILER: Between now and Hallowe’en 2008, what Bajan Reporter is up to?

    A monstrosity of stories betwixt now and the 31st for this News Blog… Two films get under our microscope – the local religious production of “Hush” and abortion, as well as the Canadian/Trini experience of Inner City Toronto through Frances Anne Solomon’s “A Winter Tale,” and her explanation for some techniques while visiting the Errol […]

    October 24, 2008Books, Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  21. City Nights jazz concert video now on Youtube – Relive Barbadian Jazz Musician’s performing at Central Bank Of Barbados

    Andre Woodvine, popular Barbadian Jazz Musician, is extending a big thanks to all who came out to the City Nights Jazz concert at the Frank Collymore Hall on October 3rd. The saxophonist was glad Bajans could share in their tribute to the late Barbadian jazz pianist and composer Adrian Clarke. For those of you who […]

    October 24, 2008Entertainment, MusicNo comments
  22. FITTING END TO JAMAICA’S HOMECOMING CELEBRATIONS – The mood was kept mellow by the Wray and Nephew Bar accompanied by the lovely Jessica Yap on violin

    Digicel hosted what was an exceptional soir?e for the Beijing 2008 Olympians that saw some of the Jamaica’s most influential and noted personalities coming out to pay tribute to Jamaica’s Olympic heroes at Vale Royal. The gala was a culmination of a week of activities that saw the Olympians being honoured with national recognition and […]

    October 24, 2008Athletics, Entertainment, SportsNo comments
  23. Launch of NIFCA’s Winning Words Anthology at Queen’s Park Gallery

    It’s NIFCA time again and literary artists of Barbados are in celebration. The publishing of Anthologies is once again on stream and the 2005 anthology has been successfully printed. These anthologies are a celebration of winning words from each NIFCA Competition and each writer included in the anthology is gifted a copy as a signal […]

    October 24, 2008Books, EntertainmentNo comments
  24. Dominica Luggage Woes – Dedicated to anyone that has EVER complained about their luggage being delayed when travelling on LIAT

    My thanks to a vigilant reader who spotted this, hope no one has to experience this, I recall in 1992 when I was THIS close to losing my luggage – luckily American Airlines managed to save the day, BARELY! Phew… Visitors to Dominica are up in arms about what appears to be a serious luggage […]

    October 24, 2008Review, Travel1 comment
  25. “Hell In Barbados” uncovered problems at Glendairy prisons – UK Actor Will Mellor found some more at Dodds as a mock-inmate

    Last year this News-Blog covered how an ex-Journalist and Occult-consultant landed in Glendairy and his time spent may have put him in hot water with the previous regime… Terry Donaldson was brutally frank on what happened during his stay at the “Station Hill Motel“, especially since his visit coincided with the riot in March 2005! […]

    October 23, 2008Controversy, Crime, News9 comments