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  1. Mikey Dread; The Man & his Music – Remembered: June 4, 1954 to March 15, 2008

    For life everlasting I will always consider Mikey as – My Boss, My Brother, My Friend, and My Teacher – Mikey accomplished so much in the Entertainment Arena; his shoes would be very hard to fill. I would hope that all the training and directions he afforded me over the years. I could give back […]

    March 20, 2009Entertainment, MusicNo comments
  2. Everick Lynton’s Art Expo: Pelican Gallery – 22 March to April 4

    Everick began painting at the age of fifteen, with pastels but later switched to watercolor and oils,his current media of choice. Culture and Heritage are the main themes in his paintings,which possess a peculiar Barbadian charm and flavour. He has completed his first one man show on May 25,1996 at the Barbados Arts Council {It’s […]

    March 19, 2009Arts, GalleriesNo comments
  3. Santo Domingo – Still drinking lots of beer, recession-proof is overproof?

    I read Robert “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” Kiyosaki from time to time and one of the best businesses he believes to have is a bar, as he sees it – when the economy is good people celebrate with a toast… If the budget is tanking, then folks will commiserate at where else? “When the end […]

    March 19, 2009Culture, EntertainmentNo comments
  4. Arena: ArtsEtc’s. Linda Deane assesses Dramaworks’ revival of Derek Walcott’s Pantomime [Attn, PG-13: Language, Adult Situations]

    {NB – Credit due where credit deserved, my profound gratitude to Linda Deane of ArtsEtc for stepping in when my ankle could not, this is her view on the Pantomime gala at FCH last week; PLUS – All pix by William Cummins} IT was like being entertained by two matadors. Frank Collymore Hall was the […]

    March 18, 2009Arts, Featured, ReviewNo comments
  5. RACE IN CUBA: 50 YEARS AFTER THE REVOLUTION – EBCCI Lecture by Carlos Moore; 18 March 2009

    An ethnologist and political scientist with two doctorates from the prestigious University of Paris-7, France, CARLOS MOORE was banished for three decades from his native Cuba as a result of his opposition to the racial policies of the Castro regime. Fluent in five languages, he lived and worked in many lands throughout his 34-year exile, […]

    March 17, 2009Books, Controversy, NewsNo comments
  6. Mount Cinnamon in Grenada gets Top Reviews, called ?Grand Anse Heaven?

    Mount Cinnamon Grenada has been receiving excellent reviews on one of the world?s most popular websites, Trip Advisor. The website offers reviews, advice and opinions on hotels, resorts, destinations, vacations, restaurants and vacation packages from over 15 million travellers every week. Travellers use the website to help them choose vacations based on the reviews of […]

    March 17, 2009News, Travel, TravelNo comments
  7. SKN Juvenile Center Aims to Deter Kittitian Youth from Crime

    [NB: Centre’s location was not provided in original release] Construction of the Juvenile Co-Ed Rehabilitation Center of St. Kitts and Nevis is on target, and the facility?s project coordinator Raphael Archibald said the service that will be provided will help to promote positive behaviour among the nation?s youth. On this week?s edition of SKNIS radio […]

    March 16, 2009Crime, NewsNo comments
  8. Flip Wilson’s Geraldine Jones Vs. Tyler Perry’s Madea – At Odds or same message?

    I may be showing my age here, but when I grew up in America they used to have T-shirts which said “The Devil Made Me Do It!” It was pretty much the battle-cry of Geraldine Jones, the transvestite alter-ego of comedian Flip Wilson. Until I watched an episode of Black Enterprise’s “Our World,” it never […]

    March 16, 2009Arts, Cinema, CultureNo comments
  9. MAGNUM KINGS AND QUEENS: THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE ‘A this the music need: every week a some good tune a belt out ….’

    Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall has captivated the hearts and minds of the Jamaican masses and every week at Weekenz is another great show. “The empress a touch the stage now“, remarked a man clad in a pair of jeans and hair representing the Rastafari faith tucked away in a tam. He spoke just […]

    March 15, 2009Cinema, Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  10. Diamonds International/Bvlgari/DIGICEL Battle of the Sexes Polo tour

    BATTLE OF THE SEXES – ((BVLGARI/DIGICEL)): March 29-April 5, 2009 Sunday 29th at LION CASTLE Tuesday 31st at HOLDERS Thursday 2nd APRIL at LION CASTLE Sunday 5th APRIL at HOLDERS

    March 15, 2009Polo, SportsNo comments

    West Indies captain Chris Gayle said after his team?s victory in the 1stDigicel Test in Jamaica more than a month ago that any talk of ?turning the corner? would have to be left until the conclusion of the Digicel Test Series 2009. There were more murmurs of corner-turning as the imposing skipper held aloft the […]

    March 15, 2009Cricket, SportsNo comments

    First off, how did I mess up my leg? I was trying to get a better point, so I went behind the Altman’s tent and was balancing along a grassy slope – it was drizzling throughout the game, next thing I know I am doing a James Brown split since I didn’t want to mess […]

    March 13, 2009Polo, SportsNo comments
  13. After Cheshire’s 2-nil drubbing of Barbados rally in dramatic 6/5 Chukka at Holders: 16 year old Barbadian saves the match

    Things have not been good for Barbados in the current Cheshire series, the Taylors thumped the Bajans on Sunday [Nation only now mentions the game while this News-Blog relayed it next day’s self] and then again on Tuesday at Lion Castle (Pity, but missed that game, and understood there were Cheshire fans dressed as animals […]

    March 13, 2009Polo, SportsNo comments

    The ‘King of the Dancehall‘ became ‘King of Belize’ this past weekend when he inaugurated the Belize Reggae Fest Series in Belize City. Scores of Belizeans stormed the Belize City Center to see his Royal Highness Beenie Man, alongside Reggae crooner Anthony Cruz, Dancehall’s ‘First Lady‘ D’Angel, dancer Dyema, and DJ Andrew D of Irie […]

    March 13, 2009Entertainment, MusicNo comments
  15. BRIDGETOWN BURNING: New Martial Arts website from Barbados – Update on Taekwondo expert Bernard Lorde

    It’s been a while since we touched on the Barbadian Taekwondo fighter, Bernard Lorde, and in scouring thru youtube the other day that’s who we found plus a new website for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bouts – here in Barbados! We are glad to see Bernard making a name for himself and doing this country […]

    March 13, 2009Featured, Martial Arts2 comments
  16. Exciting Events coming up at EBCCI: Do Not Miss Out, Be A Part of Them!

    The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) In collaboration with Legacy Barbados Inc. Is organising a series of creativity workshops ?Creative Barbados 2009? March 16-21, 2009 In partnership with Legacy Barbados Inc., The Ministry of Culture and Community Development, & The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) The Workshop targets the following groups of participants: ?Building […]

    March 6, 2009NewsNo comments
  17. FYI – COW Road Works Update for Friday 6th March 2009

    The C.O. Williams Construction Teams are working today Friday 06 March on the ABC Highway between the Lowlands and Balls junctions; and also between the?Deighton Griffith School and Kendall Hill?with detours at all those points; paving work also continues?today, Friday?at?Mayer?s Road and Roger?s Road in The Ivy which will remain closed.?? ? Excavation work will […]

    March 6, 2009News, TravelNo comments
  18. Barnes & Noble claims ignorance of Obama slur – Snopes verify it hapened, and Barbados protest begins!

    The item I broke yesterday concerning the racial slur against US President Barack Obama has already received massive attention both locally and in the USA itself… One came from a recent contributor to this News-Blog;- Re: Customer Service Mail (KMM22628056I15977L0KM)? Dear Customer, Thank you for writing to us about the book display which included President […]

    March 6, 2009Controversy, Featured, NewsNo comments
  19. Can you bank on it? How secure are doors at Barbadian ATM’s for after hours service?

    Carifs (Unified banking network to allow smoother debit-card transactions here) is now working better, but there are still glitches… Some can be overlooked, others are more serious. For instance on the lighter side, I believe the Public Workers Credit Union, while a Carifs member, nevertheless needs to have ATM’s at Sheraton and in Speightstown – […]

    March 5, 2009Crime, Editorial, Editorial, ReviewNo comments
  20. New York Post backs down from ugly cartoon on Barack Obama, now branch of popular US bookstore perpetuates ugly racial stereotypes

    I hope none of my readers supports the New York Post after their disgusting cartoon the other day, I used it too, but not in reference to USA President Barack Obama – I suggested the cartoon’s outcome should be visited on Chris Brown, since it seems that Rihanna has attempted to reconcile with the creep […]

    March 5, 2009Controversy, Crime, NewsNo comments
  21. Anonymous Barbadian angry over lack of responses to questions posed to the Prime Minister of Barbados on CBC-TV 8

    DISCLAIMER: The following views by airing via this News-Blog does not indicate original author condones nor approves content of message, this blogger is merely providing a vehicle for a previously ignored comment… PROLOGUE: The other night on CBC, there was a chance for the public to take seat in the studio or send an e-mail […]

    March 5, 2009Controversy, Featured, NewsNo comments
  22. Something to prick your fancy in USA, Barbadian cuisine at Cock’s restaurant in NYC

    At least somewhere is touting the better side of Bajan hospitality, even if it is at the Big Apple, and not in Bim, with a name like it has – it better offer stiff competition… Over at the Village Voice, they have fallen in love with good staples from here;- One of the city’s rare […]

    March 5, 2009Editorial, EditorialNo comments
  23. Jr Kadooment back at the Stadium and One route for Jump-Up: NCF continues Stakeholder Updates

    On Monday 2nd March, the National Cultural Foundation continued with its policy of meeting with the Crop Over stake holders to discuss matters of the festival, with a view to improving the quality of the events. A handful of masquerade band leaders responded to the invitation extended by the NCF, but despite the small number […]

    March 4, 2009Culture, EntertainmentNo comments

    Digicel Bacchanal 2009 has become one of the most anticipated Friday night happenings on the social scene in Kingston at Mas Camp over the past three weeks. In bigger, better style, Digicel continues to excite the Mas Camp audience each week with exciting new activities and this Friday, the Queen of Soca Alison Hinds will […]

    March 4, 2009Entertainment, MusicNo comments
  25. Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada Gets Excellent Reviews

    Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina has received excellent reviews in one of the world?s most renowned yachting crew publications. The article which has been written in the March edition of the Triton has given Grenada and Port Louis Marina excellent publicity. The article was written by Captain John Campbell of the S/Y Timoneer. In […]

    March 4, 2009News, TravelNo comments