1. Barbadian Blogger’s New Year’s Resolution – Re: Chefette & KFC, VERBOTEN!

    As you are aware by now I have sent my New Year’s Resolution to quite a few folks, I was – and still am – extremely ticked off at the lack of service. As was said by the weatherman in the classic Network; “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!“ […]

    December 31, 2008Agriculture, Controversy, Featured, Review1 comment
  2. Hit Duo Ashford & Simpson For Jamaica Jazz & Blues – January 22/24, 2009

    “Solid As A Rock” duo, Ashford & Simpson, are set to grace the stage of the 2009 Jamaica Jazz & Blues festival next month. Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson have been added to the opening night lineup of the festival, set for January 22-24 at Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Since the beginning of […]

    December 31, 2008Entertainment, Music1 comment
  3. Hope-Martin Animal Foundation’s Annual Charity Auction – American Idol Tickets as Prize for Barbados contest

    Hope-Martin Animal Foundation Annual Charity Auction Friday, January 2nd 2009 5.30pm to 7.30pm at The Beach House, Holetown St James. Tickets are US $50 Items to be auctioned January 2nd 2009 (Just In) Two tickets for the next X Factor final for the auction and two tickets to American Idol that will go as a […]

    December 28, 2008Entertainment, Nature, NewsNo comments
  4. Top Barbadian Entertainer to fly out to Jamaica for Shaggy’s charity show – Alison Hinds doing benefit for Bustamante Children’s Hospital

    An impressive slate of artistes have so far signed on to perform for Shaggy and Friends – the charity show set for Saturday January 3, 2009 with proceeds set to benefit the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Kingston.The artistes who will share the stage with Shaggy reflect the varied genres of local music and according to […]

    December 28, 2008Entertainment, Health, Music, NewsNo comments
  5. Word up! Shout out for the Reggae School in – Hawaii, classes in 2009

    You’re invited to attend Reggae school! An institution created to spread the skill and vibes to play I-level reggae music and unite people of all races and cultures in a reggae vibration, spreading the knowledge of how to play and create authentic reggae throughout the Pacific region and elsewhere.Our first event is a one week […]

    December 28, 2008Music, News, Oddity, TravelNo comments
  6. Gregory Paul Semi-Precious Jewellery on Barbadian West Coast in aid of Animal Charity – Possible Sequel

    Noted hair couture and jewellery designer Gregory Paul hosted a one day only sale in Holetown, St James just before Xmas at the West Coast Mall opposite the Police Station (Directly behind the station is the Surfside Bar & Restaurant). Gorgeous stuff as gifting for ur wife, mum-in-law, mommy and outside woman – altogether, LOL! […]

    December 28, 2008ArtsNo comments
  7. Basseterre’s counterpart of Charlestown soon to be featured in US travel column via Internet

    Travel columnist for the Philadelphia Sun Newspaper Rene? Gordon said she was pleased with the abundance of historical sites on Nevis during her recent visit. The United States newspaper, which was also available on the World Wide Web, featured articles on destinations throughout the world. In an interview with NTV staff, Gordon said it was […]

    December 27, 2008News, TravelNo comments
  8. Parody Viral Videographer victimised by “Confessions Of a Superhero” film-director

    As you might recall, this News-Blog reviewed Morgan Spurlock’s “Confessions Of a Superhero” and having done so, then decided to check youtube to see if there were any sequels or other references… There was deleted video on a Batman-fanblog of the George Cloney-character kicking the crap out of another character outside of Grauman’s so obviously […]

    December 27, 2008Cinema, Controversy, Featured2 comments
  9. LOVE OVERBOARD – They got on the “Love Boat” and turned it into a “Shipwreck”! A Je’Caryous Johnson Production

    The S.S. Love & Happiness is the cruise ship known for making love connections and romantic dreams come true. But there may be no love left by the time this boat docks. Who?s on board? Our Captain, who seems more concerned with stalking women than steering the ship, a Married Couple hoping to re-discover the […]

    December 27, 2008EntertainmentNo comments
  10. Castries may be Amy Winehouse’s rehab – Back to England? Don’t know, know, know!

    The first mention of Amy Winehouse here was in the start of this year, when she passed through Barbados, while her status to check the Grammys was in the air… She’s back in the Caribbean and actually seems to be mending – according to AZ Central;- A friend told Britain?s Daily Star newspaper: ? Amy […]

    December 27, 2008Music, TravelNo comments
  11. Dominican Republic’s Metro a big hit – Pricing still in the air

    This holiday season is filled with the excitement of the Santo Domingo Metro. The Metro’s unofficial inauguration was celebrated by their government allowing passengers to ride the Metro for free throughout the holiday season. Hoy reports that taking a ride on the SD has become somewhat of a family outing with families happily riding the […]

    December 27, 2008News, TravelNo comments
  12. Britney Spears on American Idol? Barbadian-vacationing Simon Cowell muses & scouts on Barbados beaches

    Everyone wants a piece of her, so does Simon Cowell – according to Gossip Girls, he is here in Barbados and doing his usual beach-boy thang. While walking Barbadian shores, he did not dispel a rumour of him using the “Toxic” hit-songstress to boost viewership of the show which put his name on the map;- […]

    December 26, 2008Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  13. Agony & Ecstasy of Christmas 2008 – “Santa Baby” singer dies Xmas Day; Power of Blogs saves US Family from foreclosure

    Don’t know what you got Christmas day, hope it wasn’t coal, LOL… But here’s a gift list every Barbadian listens to every year;- Santa baby, just slip a sable under the tree, for me Been an awful good girl Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight Santa baby, a ’54 convertible too, light blue […]

    December 26, 2008Entertainment, Featured, NewsNo comments
  14. Beer, dogs and Englishmen – new blogs and websites popping up for 2008 Yuletide

    Does anyone recall “The Baruba Show” on CBC 900, with guest voice talents like Andrew Pilgrim and they’d joke about topics of the day? It disappeared for the usual reasons, which is to say some thin-skinned Bajans used influence to have it dismantled – that’s why blogs like Underground and Free Press stay anonymous so […]

    December 26, 2008Entertainment, Featured, Nature, NewsNo comments
  15. Nevisian Cabinet Minister sends message of love and togetherness this Christmas

    Resident of Prospect and Area Representative for the Nevisian parish of St. John’s, Hon. Hensley Daniel delivered a message of love, sharing and togetherness recently in the village he calls home. This came at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony for the Prospect and Low Ground Communities.During his address, the minister congratulated the organizers for […]

    December 26, 2008NewsNo comments
  16. For the Man Who Hated Christmas: Short, Inspiring Christmas Story By Nancy W. Gavin {TKS – WANT TO KNOW DOT INFO}

    It?s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years. It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas. Oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of […]

    December 25, 2008Featured1 comment
  17. 2008 – a Barbadian year, a Caribbean milestone: News-Blog makes 2nd anniversary

    24 months ago, an ex-journalist wondered if chatting about his pets (On a fruitless mission to recover a missing cat) and publishing unused reviews would draw people away from tabloid blogging from other quarters of cyber-Barbados, he made a bold decision to not hide his identity… Realising photos draw more folks, he used a simple […]

    December 23, 2008Agriculture, Editorial, Featured, Review2 comments
  18. What to put under the tree? Give the gift of Audacity & Dreams – the works of Barack Obama: 44th POTUS

    I have followed the trail of this man even when Hilary Clinton refused to step aside in the face of overwhelming support including the white caucus of the Democrats (No, I do NOT think she deserved to be Secretary of State, but he had to hold out a shiny bauble for her to stop running […]

    December 21, 2008Books, Featured, Music1 comment
  19. Free concert at Garfield Sobers Gymnasium for kids on Tues 23 December [SHAMELESS PLUG]

    On Tuesday 23rd December, The Ministry of Family, Youth & Sports will host the first National Summer Camp Program Concert. Time : 12noon to 3:00 pm at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, and the admission is FREE. This event is coordinated by Government’s Advisor on Social Policy and Programs, Mr. Hamilton Lashley, Mr. David Denny of […]

    December 21, 2008Culture, EntertainmentNo comments
  20. Outgoing US Ambassador wants Embargo on Havana upheld – as Barbados hopes for restriction to be lifted under Obama

    Rashomon was a brilliant movie from Akira Kurosawa over half a century ago that still stands to the test of time – a crime was viewed by four witnesses and each saw the incident in a special way, who’s right/who’s wrong? Such a perceptual dichotomy applies to the following item found on BGIS, it is […]

    December 21, 2008Featured, Health, News, Travel2 comments
  21. Human polar bear aims to break record in freezing bath – Dutchman loves cold

    Back in March, we surfed on to Want To Know back in March, we learned about a crazy dude who can prance about in sub-zero weather in a pair of shorts and feel like it’s a day in Barbados! Now, the insane Dutchman plans to endure even more cold for charity and research according to […]

    December 20, 2008Controversy, Health, News, OddityNo comments
  22. Confessions of a Superhero: Can a hero sandwich Real Life with Reel Life? [ATTN: SPOILERS]

    I got this DVD free thanks to a contest from web-comic site Komikwerks, and I always intended to review it once I got my grubby paws on it, so here goes… Could be an idea to stuff a stocking or under the tree for those who observe Christmas out there? Morgan Spurlock is probably best […]

    December 20, 2008Cinema, Featured, ReviewNo comments
  23. The Most Successful Film Musical of All Time Worldwide Becomes The Must-Have Home Entertainment Title of 2008

    Consumers said ?Gimme Gimme Gimme? to Mamma Mia! The Movie, the most successful film musical of all time worldwide, as first day domestic DVD and Blu-ray? consumer spend totaled over $30 million. Universal Studios Home Entertainment sold over 2.25 million units of the Golden Globe? -nominated blockbuster on December 16, 2008. An unprecedented worldwide box […]

    December 20, 2008Entertainment, MusicNo comments

    This time of year, as cultural performers weave various influences into a colourful patchwork of music, dance and flamboyance, the publication of a music volume has recognized the cultural heritage of St Kitts. Archivist Mrs. Victoria Borg-O’Flaherty said the inclusion of the music of St. Kitts and Nevis in a four volume series entitled ?Music […]

    December 20, 2008Entertainment, MusicNo comments
  25. Sad day for Government of Barbados & Bajan Tourism – Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary Closes

    In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Invictus [extract] by William Ernest Henley; 1849-1903 After years of providing educational and environmental programmes to tens of thousands of children and adults, Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary closed on Monday to […]

    December 18, 2008Controversy, Crime, Featured, Nature, News1 comment