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  1. George Lamming slams Barbadian, Guyanese & Vincentian leaders for Immigration Squabble: Pedagogical Centre, Pt 1

    It is still amazing how mainstream media marginalises significant events… Case in point? The minimal attention given to renaming of UWI Cave Hill Campus’ Pedagogical Centre to the George Lamming Pedagogical Centre – it was an amazing moment for Caribbean history, by virtue of Professor Lamming’s views and remarks and sources he quoted to support […]

    June 29, 2009Editorial, Featured, ReviewNo comments
  2. JAMROCK REGGAEFEST – BERES HAMMOND & FRIENDS: SATURDAY – JULY 18, 2009 – WESTCHESTER COUNTY CENTER, NY

    Musical legends Frankie Paul and John Holt will join Beres Hammond on stage at the 12th Annual JAMROCK Reggae Fest! Come see Frankie “Dancehall” Paul, the father of Rock Steady, John Holt along with the originator of Lover’s Rock, Beres Hammond, all on one stage. Newly added acts are Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill and Lenya […]

    June 29, 2009EntertainmentNo comments
  3. BARBADIAN AMONG EIGHT TALENTED PLAYERS FROM THE DIGICEL KICK START CLINICS SELECTED TO TRAIN WITH SUNDERLAND AFC – DIGICEL FOOTBALL NEWS

    The 2nd Digicel Kick Start Clinics in the Caribbean concluded in St. Kitts as John Barnes revealed the eight young Caribbean footballers who will travel to Sunderland AFC in September to spend one week training at Sunderland’s Academy of Light. Diquan Adamson from Barbados, Esso Amichy from Haiti, Omar Holness and Paul Wilson from Jamaica, […]

    June 29, 2009Football, SportsNo comments
  4. Puffing Billy – History of the Barbados Railway pleads for revival of old service

    At long last another of my Trailer items promised earlier this month… So who’d’ve thought Big Joe Turner would have assisted the cause of bringing back the train which ran from Belleplaine to Bridgetown?“Shake, Rattle & Roll” is the story of Barbados’ short sojourn with trains from the late 19th to early 20th Century, the […]

    June 29, 2009Featured, TravelNo comments
  5. Who Am I: The Untold Story of Dancehall’s King Hits North America

    …From living on the streets and sleeping in the neighborhood gutter, the boys seldom changed; their clothes would be filthy, their skin dirty, and their hair caked with grime. But out there they were free. No rules. No whippings. And the freedom to wander rom one community sound system to the next, singing and deejaying […]

    June 29, 2009Books, Culture, MusicNo comments
  6. Book launch of THE STONE GATHERER to be held in August

    A new collection of poems from Esther Phillips was published by Peepal Tree Press, UK. It’s slated for a Barbadian debut month after next – we’ll keep you posted. Here’s a vote of thanks from Jamaica to Esther for a special reading of Calabash over there;- “…what was undoubtedly one of the best readings of […]

    June 28, 2009BooksNo comments
  7. Two Young Barbadians to play at SUPA International Polo Festival

    The School & Universities Polo Association extended a joint invitation to the Jamaica Polo Association and the Barbados Polo Club to participate as Young West Indies in the 2009 SUPA International Polo Festival in England which will take place from the 7 ? 12 July 2009. {NB – Adam is grabbing 4th goal at a […]

    June 28, 2009Polo, SportsNo comments
  8. Can Mass Media increase unrealistic expectations during tragedy? Bajan Reporter finally speaks out on death of Michael Jackson

    I am still in shock… I got a call around 5:30 Thursday afternoon, by 6:00 I knew what the rest of the world was trying to accept… That of the original Jackson 5, the youngest was the first to go! I know all the current anecdotes of how Google and Twitter were almost shut down […]

    June 28, 2009Controversy, Featured, MusicNo comments
  9. ONE CHILD PERFORMER REMEMBERS ANOTHER – TRINIDAD’S MACHEL MONTANO MOURNS THE KING OF POP

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MACHEL MONTANOJune 26, 2009[IN HIS OWN WORDS] Condolences to the King’s family, friends and fans as we all mourn together! Michael Jackson will be missed but never forgotten. Even in death he was able to unite people of all creeds and colors and make them happy; he is the greatest entertainer that […]

    June 28, 2009Entertainment, NewsNo comments
  10. Graeme Hall Parkland Loss Map Released – As Environment Ministry remains silent on shrinkage and sluices

    A land use map depicting the planned loss of parkland at Graeme Hall is now available from the Sanctuary {NB: This as Environment Ministry continues its deafening silence, write them!}. Titled ?Parkland Loss Planned at Graeme Hall,? the new map (www.graemehall.com/press/papers/ThenNowMap1.pdf ) illustrates the Government’s plan to allow residential and commercial development on government-owned Graeme […]

    June 28, 2009Controversy, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  11. Sultry Lady Saw kicks off First One Day Int’l – Digicel Cricket Releas

    International dancehall superstar, Marion Hall, better known as Lady Saw was a special guest at the coin toss for the first Digicel One Day International at Sabina Park. Though cutting a pretty picture as always, Lady Saw did not seem to bring any luck to home captain, Chris Gayle. He lost the toss to Mahendra […]

    June 27, 2009Music, SportsNo comments
  12. British High Commission of Barbados: UK PM Announces Climate Financing Proposal

    ?This is a make or break time for our climate and our future?, UK Climate and Energy Secretary Ed Miliband said as Britain for the first time ever set out its detailed position ahead of global climate talks. And making a keynote speech aimed at unblocking the most contentious area of the talks, Prime Minister […]

    June 27, 2009NewsNo comments
  13. NCF’s Crop Over Read In: ?Under The Flamboya Tree?

    Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, fellow writers, activists, inhabitants of planet Barbados, this is an event that is long in the making? a literary event that reaches out to the experienced and the inexperienced, the artist and the lover of art, the old, the young and the in-between. It is with great pleasure that we present […]

    June 27, 2009Culture, EntertainmentNo comments
  14. DIGICEL RISINGS STARS FIRST LIVE SHOW HITS TVJ THIS SUNDAY

    The first performance show in season six of the most popular television show in Jamaica?s history will hit television screens this Sunday, on TVJ at 8:00pm. With eight of the 15 finalists Jamaica chose to wow them with soulful singing and powerful performances set to debut on the big stage; Digicel Rising Stars 2009 is […]

    June 27, 2009Music, NewsNo comments
  15. C.O. Williams FYI – Roadworks and detours for Monday 29 June 2009

    The C.O. Williams Construction Team continues extensive rehabilitation work on the section of the roadway at Station Hill from Eastmond Corner at Upper Hindsbury Road to Powder Road which is closed to traffic 24-7. The section of Highway 6 between the Shell and Texaco stations at Wildey will be reduced to single lane traffic on […]

    June 27, 2009News, TravelNo comments
  16. Ordinary Barbadians might suffer the consequences of the new Deportation policy by Multi-Caribbean D. G. Corrie

    Dear {Bajan Reporter}, I am a Barbadian by birth and a frequent visitor to Guyana (where I have family through my mother, wife and children) and to Trinidad (where I have family from my father): and I have always been treated well by Immigration officials in those countries. However, I am wondering how much longer […]

    June 25, 2009Controversy, Travel13 comments
  17. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIP HMS IRON DUKE ON ROUTE BACK TO THE CARIBBEAN: CAN SUB-LIEUTENANT WALES BE FAR BEHIND?

    Royal Navy warship HMS Iron Duke is on its way back to the Caribbean for another six month deployment, only six months after returning to the UK from its successful deployment to the region last year. Once again the Ship?s primary role is to provide reassurance and support to the UK Overseas Territories, especially during […]

    June 25, 2009Crime, News, TravelNo comments
  18. Caribbean Export Partners with Guadeloupe Regional Council to host EPA Workshop and Renewable Energy Mission

    Caribbean Export Development Agency in partnership with the Regional Council of Guadeloupe organised an EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement) Seminar and a CARIFORUM/FCOR’s/OCT’s Renewable Energy Workshop and Mission to Guadeloupe. The EPA seminar, which was attended by over 150 participants, was opened by Mr. Hilaire BRUDEY, Regional Counsellor for Guadeloupe, Mrs. Ana Paula LAISSY, Chief of […]

    June 25, 2009NewsNo comments
  19. HOPE SANCTUARY BOOK SALE: June 26th 2009

    “We are always looking for volunteers to help at the Book Sales“ To Donate your Time or Books, Magazines & Comics: (Fiction, Non-Fiction as well as Children’s Books & MORE!) PLEASE CONTACT: Dominique Maraj @ 428 4364 or via e-mail dmaraj@caribsurf.com For West Coast delivery or pick-up :Marilyn Weekes @ 432-7560 or Jennifer Weekes @ […]

    June 25, 2009Books, NatureNo comments
  20. The Crop Over fete promoting old guard: Dead as a doornail? Transformers 2: The fanboys speak out – TRIDENT UPDATES

    Barbados: The PM’s policies: Is anti-Bajan sentiment imminent? The latest on the Rihanna/Chris Brown case Incarceration vs rehabilitation A solution to airport taxation? A play by play with Brewster’s Road Crew for the season Region and World:Teen in Iran shot dead for protesting Business: The Crop Over fetes promoting the ancient guard – Are Dinosaurs […]

    June 25, 2009NewsNo comments
  21. Calling All Barbadian Talent – The Return of Open Mic at Braddie’s Bar * SHAMELESS PLUG *

    Open Mic is kicking again each Thursday at Braddie’s Bar, Dover, Christ Church. After taking a short break to allow new title sponsors Banks Beer to rebrand the interior and exterior of Braddie’s Bar, the Open Mic event will now have a whole new look and feel when music lovers and artistes return to the […]

    June 25, 2009EntertainmentNo comments
  22. WEST INDIES BATSMAN GAYLE SHOCKS HIS ALMA MATER WITH SURPRISE VISIT

    The two thousand two hundred and fifty students of Excelsior High School in Kingston, were thrown into a state of shock and disbelief on Wednesday morning when West Indies captain, Chris Gayle, paid a visit to the school in order to present gifts and offer some words of advice to the students.Gayle, a former Excelsior […]

    June 25, 2009Cricket, SportsNo comments
  23. USA President as Super Hero – 44th POTUS Barack Obama dons tights to slam pirates and Taliban

    In DC’s Crisis of Infinite Earths, there was an alternative Universe where Superman was not only black but President – this is way before Obama, who’s a known comic book fan. If you read ex-Grenada visitor Maria’s Pisces In Purple, just on the night before Obama was elected she ran a spoof portraying Barack as […]

    June 21, 2009Culture, NewsNo comments
  24. New Outlet on Harts Gap allows for early breakfast and late lunch: NOVEL-TEAS

    Owned and operated by a fellow Kolij-mate, Raj Thani, Novelteas is a foray into the world of teas & breakfast… At the corner of Harts Gap, diagonally opposite to Coconut Court Apartments.I like to see young businesses succeed if they’re doing the right thing, I believe Raj is treating his staff well and the customers […]

    June 21, 2009Editorial, Editorial, Review1 comment
  25. YENDI GROWS ON DIGICEL RISING STARS – The 20-something is an accomplished, drop-dead gorgeous dancer who stretches herself to be the best she can be

    Yendi Phillipps is, without a doubt, beauty with a purpose, and not only because she claimed that award in the 2007 Miss World competition in China. The 20-something is an accomplished, drop-dead gorgeous dancer who stretches herself to be the best she can be. Whether it?s an appearance to boost the profile of an event […]

    June 21, 2009MusicNo comments