1. Happy Independence, Barbados – How far have we come? Ancient pictures and photos of yester-Bim can show!

    Garrison Hotel 1810 1853 engraving of Needhams Point Being rebuilt after the great Bridgetown fire in 1860 Bay Street – date unknown Bay Street 2006 – similar area new buildings fresh paint and Harry’s Nightery is just a memory Aquatic Club pier. Not sure what year Another view of the Aquatic Club Atlantis Hotel Backyard […]

    November 30, 2008Cinema, Culture, NewsNo comments
  2. Derek Walcott – Caribbean Man of many facets: Delivers poetry to packed EBCCI at Cave Hill (PLUS – Blogger’s uphill quest to find relevant literature)

    TARDINESS = DISCOVERY [Attn: PG 13 – language situations] I arrived at 7:03 pm, parked at another Cave Hill parking lot and suddenly realised both the Errol Barrow Centre’s parking and the area where I was had a SEA of cars! “Oh sh*t,” I thought 2 myself, “The place PACKED – all with only an […]

    November 30, 2008Books, Featured, News2 comments
  3. Garrison Fireworks celebrating Barbados’ 42nd birthday scares Black Male Dog silly into Hastings: HOPE SANCTUARY/SHAMELESS PLUG

    Last year, there were fireworks all over the island for welcoming the then New year and they scared my cats into beyond silly… Last night, I heard the Independence fireworks display from the Garrison clear over here in Strathclyde – imagine what it must have been like for skittish pets closer to the action? According […]

    November 30, 2008Nature, NewsNo comments
  4. Toby and the Blues Explosion – Barbadian Blues Band issues EP-CD for Sale at popular Barbadian nightspots

    Years ago in Worthing there was a really cool blues bar opposite where Terra Real Estate Agency is, you would find the Mighty Gabby or Verno Del Congo laying a jam session, there was also a guy called Cameron who was real good and a bit like Seal, but I never knew what became of […]

    November 30, 2008Music, News, ReviewNo comments
  5. BIM Magazine launches their Frank Collymore Issue on December 6th at UWI’s EBCCI

    BIM Magazine is out again, this time – it’s celebrating the launch of their special Frank Collymore issue. The event is to be held on Saturday 6 December at 4.00 P.M at the George Lamming Pedagogical Centre, EBBCI.

    November 30, 2008Books, CultureNo comments
  6. A Chance at owning art from Barbados – Special Art Offer from Corrie Scott with FREE gift wrap and tag *SHAMELESS PLUG*

    With this recession looming in Barbados, artist Corrie Scott came up with this special offer (see attachment for images) of 2 of her limited edition lithographic reproduction prints. One of a boat in the Caribbean sea called ‘A Calm‘ and other one of a little girl with a hat leaning on a very big shoulder […]

    November 30, 2008Arts, NewsNo comments
  7. TOP CLASS ARTISTES FOR REGGAELUTION – This is Buju’s only performance in Jamaica this year; or wait until next year or fly to Europe

    Never before in Jamaica has an all-inclusive featured live performances and the top flight artistes involved are excited at the opportunity to perform in such a relaxed atmosphere. On December 6, 2008 the Liguanea club will be transformed by quality music, delightful drinks and great food. Etana, reggae rising star and first princess is fresh […]

    November 30, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  8. Overseas Drag Racers arrive on Nevis for weekend Speed Invasion event

    The Drag Racing facility at Butlers began to prepare since Friday 28th for Speed Invasion, the first ever three-day Drag Racing event hosted by the Nevis Drag Racing Association in collaboration with the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). Interests as far away as St. Maarten, Antigua, Saba [NB – Other sources claim Sint Eustatius] and closer […]

    November 30, 2008Sports, Travel4 comments
  9. Historical-Culture Rhythm-Poetry bags the 2008 Hilton Talent Search at Needham’s Point

    Almost two years ago now, Hilton Barbados did a staff appreciation by way of a Talent Search a la American Idoland I was privileged to attend the debut but unable to make the second show. Not so for this year and lemme tell ya, the host on their inaugural exhibition was AWFUL! This year, the […]

    November 29, 2008Fashion, ReviewNo comments
  10. DIGICEL LAUNCHES IN BVI WITH US$17 MILLION INVESTMENT – Caribbean Mobile Giant to further Cellular expansion

    Digicel, now opening cellular markets in Central America & the Pacific Rim as well, today launched services in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) – its 25th market in the Caribbean and Central America and 30th market world-wide – with an investment of US$17million heralding a new era of choice and competition for mobile customers. With […]

    November 29, 2008News, TechnologyNo comments
  11. Planning by Kittitian Officials Underway for Inaugural Visit of English Cricket Team to Basseterre

    Cricket officials in St. Kitts and Nevis have begun to plan for the inaugural visit of the English cricket team, next year. The team is set to compete against the West Indies squad in the 2009 Digicel Home Series, which officially begins in St. Kitts when the touring team touches down on January 21, at […]

    November 29, 2008Cricket, SportsNo comments
  12. Barbadian Entertainer Philip 7: Rising with his “Who You Are”

    With a steadily growing collection of meaningful and memorable tracks, Philip 7?s latest number, Who You Are, along with his other musical endeavors, are ensuring that he continues to shine bright on the Caribbean music landscape. The versatile and multi-talented Pyramid artist is again revealing the depth of his skills, with the recent recording and […]

    November 29, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  13. Barbados Museum & Historical Society’s 2008 Fine Craft Festival *SHAMELESS PLUG*


    November 27, 2008Culture, Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  14. Party & Auction for the NICU at the QEH in Holetown on Saturday

    You may have read about Lyn Wood in November?s issue of Select Barbados or in the Sunday Sun a few weeks back. She credits the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for saving her life last year, and is now organizing events to give something back to a place that not only […]

    November 27, 2008NewsNo comments
  15. Riddim & Flo at Sheraton Centre – Barbadian Spoken Word Poet performs 100% Bajan for Independence

    Bajans and people that love Bajans all over will be celebrating the 42nd year of Independence of Barbados over the weekend… So on Saturday November 29th come join in Sheraton Centre’s day of celebrations as local spoken word artist and publisher D.J Simmons performs pieces from his 100% Bajan projects, “Riddim & Flo” from 6 […]

    November 27, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  16. THE 2009 CaribbeanTales 4th ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL IN TORONTO

    Canada’s One and Only Forum Showcasing The Best of Caribbean Cinema, At Home and Abroad, Classical and Creole, Digital and Celluloid, This Year Puts The Spotlight on “Caribbean Film – A Tool For Education and Social Change“ North America’s premier stand-alone Caribbean Film Festival is accepting submissions for the CaribbeanTales 4th Annual Film Festival. The […]

    November 27, 2008Cinema, Culture, EntertainmentNo comments
  17. Dominican Republic voted Golf Destination of the Year ? This as many Latino pro?s attending golf classic from baseball hero of Boston Red Sox

    The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) chose the Dominican Republic as “Golf Destination of Year“ during its IAGTO Awards 2009 celebrations that took place on 20 November at the Estepona Congress and Exhibition Center in Spain on the last day of the International Golf Travel Market. IAGTO is the global trade organization for […]

    November 27, 2008SportsNo comments
  18. Norman Niles Roundabout blocked from access night of Fri 28th Nov 2008 – Yorkshire & Hannays blocked for renovations all day Saturday

    The Williams Construction team appreciates your co-operation this week on the ABC Highway and warns you how the Norman Niles Roundabout will be closed this Friday night from 9.00 p.m until 6.00 o?clock on Saturday morning. Traffic from Salter?s will be diverted at Haggatt Hall; at the Howells Cross Road junction with The Belle from […]

    November 26, 2008News, TravelNo comments
  19. At Belle Junction of ABC H’way of Barbados – Rottweiler mix found, Call HOPE SANCTUARY

    Female Rottweiler mix found Sun 23 Novaround 8.00 pmon theABC Highway by the Bell Junction/Norman Niles Roundabout If this is ur dogplease contact The Hope Sanctuary at:266-0986

    November 25, 2008Nature, NewsNo comments
  20. MAGNUM WINNERS DEBUT TWO HOT VIDEOS – Singers Jah and Baby Tash are showing that they are poised for growth

    Register and Mix up are what the first Magnum King and Queen of Dancehall, Singer Jah and Baby Tash have unleashed through Real Jam Records as their first successful singles. The songs which have been receiving air-plays on various radio stations got their official premier at the launch of the 2008/2009 season of Magnum Kings […]

    November 25, 2008Cinema, Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  21. VOICES: Barbados Writers? Collective – Celebrating Barbados? 42nd Anniversary of Independence

    VOICES Can?t Dun! Barbados Museum and Historical SocietyThe Garrison Historical Area, St. Michael 7.45 p.m., Friday, November 28, 2008 ? Invite your friends & Family ? Share your work ? dark, blue or mellow we want to hear from you ? Bring a Bajan dish, snack or drink ? Wear Bajan colours ? blue, gold, […]

    November 25, 2008Entertainment, News1 comment
  22. Nevisians benefit from Emergency Care and Treatment training

    A number of Nevisians will benefit from a five day workshop on Emergency Care and Treatment which commenced on November 24 at the Llewellyn Newton Disaster Management Facility at Long Point. The training sponsored by the Disaster Management and the Ministry of Health, targets a number of key private and public sector personnel. Minister of […]

    November 25, 2008Health, News1 comment

    In Barbados, Mark Brown gave the vote of thanks at this year’s “In-Transit” exhibition of the Barbados Community College – he also stole the show with his “Angels In Crisis” and now he’ll have an exhibition of what earned him his degree here over in Antigua on Friday 28th onwards. One of his fans is […]

    November 24, 2008Arts, Cinema, Featured1 comment
  24. Shout! Factory and the Country Music Hall of Fame? and Museum Celebrate Christmas with the late Johnny Cash, the ?Man In Black? & Friends

    Shout! Factory is delighted to bring you holiday cheer with the release of the 4-DVD box set The Johnny Cash Christmas Specials 1976-1979, as well as single DVD releases of The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1978 and 1979. The Christmas Specials of 1976 and 1977 were released in 2007. The footage on these DVDs has […]

    November 24, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  25. ?Roots in Sculpture? an appreciation of Guyanese Sculptor Ivor Thom at UWI’s EBCCI from November 22 ? December 20, 2008

    In 1979 after graduating from Burrowes School of Art, [Ivor Thom] was awarded a scholarship to study art at La Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas in Havana, Cuba. In his third year, Thom was selected as part of a team to work on the casting of one of the largest monuments to be done locally. […]

    November 24, 2008Arts, News, SculptureNo comments