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  1. BoUiK BY TONI THORNE’S MARTHA’S SMILE INITIATIVE: Combining Youth And Creativity To Do Its Part To Heal The World

    At a time where most depictions of society?s youth are negative, 22 year old entrepreneur Ms. Toni Thorne, CEO of BoUiK and graduate of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, has assembled a small team with a fresh new approach to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Viewing social responsibility as a vital aspect of […]

    August 20, 2009Fashion, HealthNo comments
  2. KARTEL SALUTES JAMAICA’S “LIGHTNING BOLT” – USAIN BOLT’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY IS FETED BY ‘GAZA’ EMPIRE LEADER VYBZ KARTEL

    Jamaica’s sprinter Usain Bolt set a new world record of 19.19 secs today by winning 200 Meters at World Athletics Championships, this as new music from his homeland made in his honour. Mouthing “Gaza Mi Seh” to television cameras during his usual pre-race antics, Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Usain Bolt hailed his […]

    August 20, 2009MusicNo comments
  3. Launch of Barbados Poetry Book shows some have lesser sins – they cast first stones at Stone Gatherer

    It was the first time this News-Blog has seen a book launch inclusive of active critique. We refer to the debut of Esther Phillips’ “The Stone Gatherer,” an inaugural session largely ignored by mainstream media… Robert Edison Sandiford mentioned how many first drafts of the collection were tested in the group sessions with Writers’ Ink, […]

    August 18, 2009Books, ReviewNo comments
  4. CRUZ-IN’ IN THE HILLS OF ST. ELIZABETH: BEENIE, TANYA, ANTHONY, AND PRESTIGE BRING BACK THE VIBES TO THE RURAL COMMUNITY OF JUNCTION

    Junction, the once bustling business center of Jamaica’s second largest parish, will now be known as the area’s entertainment center when the ‘King of the Dancehall‘ Beenie Man, Dancehall’s ‘rebelution‘ leader Tanya Stephens, Lover’s Rock crooner Anthony Cruz, and Roots chanter Prestige cruise through St. Elizabeth’s rolling country-side for Cruz-in’ in Da Hills on December […]

    August 17, 2009EntertainmentNo comments
  5. Film-maker Bongo Lights “Vexx” at Barbados Gov’t for lack of support in Visual Arts – Meanwhile plots new Fantasy with Andrew “Hit For Six” Pilgrim

    (Attn – PG-13, Language) Not so long ago, this News-Blog highlighted how there seems to be a new yet not so recently made flick due from Bongo Lights of “Tek Dem Out” and “Vexx” fame… Well, he appears to be living up to the title of his last feature, when we e-mailed him about “Life […]

    August 17, 2009Cinema, Entertainment1 comment
  6. Barbados-Based Regional website lists Online Drug Forum comments – Barbados is Marijuana-Friendly country, buying weed like going to shop

    Caribbean 360, a Barbadian owned and operated regional website made a startling declaration which no other print nor electronic media nor even blog has picked up on… Caribbean 360 found a discussion forum which says ease of purchasing Ganja in Barbados is similar to a trip to either Walmart or Costco for sanctioned goods! In […]

    August 16, 2009Crime, News1 comment
  7. Tear Jerking US Miltary Dog Story just great work of fiction – Leading online myth-buster confirms tale is wagging dog

    One of my pals from the Hope Sanctuary sent me the following, it is heart-rending and its original title said “Tissue Alert” which I took to mean some kind of biological threat. However, once I actually read it, then I understood they meant ‘sobs to rack your shoddy body.’But it seemed a little too well […]

    August 16, 2009Controversy, Featured, Nature1 comment
  8. TRIDENT UPDATES – LOCAL ATTRACTION TO SHUT DOWN, ACTION-FIGURE MOVIE DOES WELL, ETC.

    Barbados: Ocean Park to close at the end of AugustTwo days for kadooment next year?What is the true economic value of Crop OverWild weather this week in BarbadosCamouflage gear in Bim Region and World: Massive Hurricane decimates parts of Asia Business: Outsourcing MarketingThe Tipping PointFriends as business partnersWhy businesses fail (continued) Culture: Brewsters Road: A […]

    August 16, 2009NewsNo comments
  9. HEINEKEN JAMBOREE CLUB TOUR GETS A SPICY ADDITION – DANCEHALL’S FAVORITE VIXEN ‘RAMPS’ WITH IRIE JAMBOREE TOUR ON AUGUST 19TH

    After a successful launch at Moment’s Night Club in Elmont, NY last week, the Heineken Irie Jamboree Club Tour picks up steam, adding Dancehall’s peppery vixen Spice to the second leg of the tour, which hits St. Alban’s hot-spot Queen of the Sea Restaurant and Lounge on Wednesday, August 19th.After attracting hundreds of patrons to […]

    August 16, 2009EntertainmentNo comments
  10. THE HOPE SANCTUARY – ‘NEW’ CHARITY SHOP IN ST. GEORGE [s h a m e l e s s* p l u g]

     

    August 16, 2009Nature, NewsNo comments
  11. Severance payments top EC$7million for Nevis hotel workers

    Treasurer in the Nevis Island Administration Mr. Colin Dore, placed the total sum of severance pay benefits to ex Four Seasons Resort workers at over EC $7 million with the single largest payout of over $75,000. Mr. Dore told the Department of Information recently more than three quarters of the 564 workers who had qualified […]

    August 16, 2009TravelNo comments
  12. Racist Doll Baby at Costco branch in USA: Prejudice proud to rear ugly head in 21st Century

    I got an e-mail which really jumped me and it speaks more and more that discrimination even in such a so-called enlightened era really screams for attention, it’s only when we shout in return by exposing it like here, that it starts to lose its voice! I have done a Google search and found the […]

    August 16, 2009Crime, News4 comments
  13. WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A DIGICEL RISING STAR – PERKS & PITFALLS

    Yes, it?s true. When you?re the Digicel Rising Star, doors immediately become easier to open and it has its perks. You can count on being pointed on as you walk down the street and being asked for autographs and photos. You can count on being on the concerts and stage shows, being asked to perform […]

    August 11, 2009EntertainmentNo comments
  14. Jack Russell Terrier – missing: $1000 reward

    Obviously a much beloved pet. Reward offered. All details on poster. Let’s hear some good news on this one.

    August 11, 2009Nature, NewsNo comments
  15. CARIBBEAN KINGS TO INVADE BEARS & EAGLES STADIUM – C’BEAN MUSIC’S TOP-RANKING ENTERTAINERS ARE SET TO STORM NEWARK’S BEARS BASEBALL FIELD ON SEPT 20th

    The rumors have been confirmed-Caribbean music’s highest ranking officials are planning to invade Newark’s Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium on Sunday, September 20th. The ‘King of the Dancehall‘ Beenie Man, the ‘International Soca King‘ Machel Montano, and Iconic Roots/Dancehall General Buju Banton are set to storm the ninth annual staging of the New Jersey Reggae […]

    August 11, 2009EntertainmentNo comments
  16. Other Voices – Zemicon Gallery of Barbados to the power of 10

    Ten fingers. Ten toes. Separate entities, yet aiming for common goals. Reaching, grasping, travelling, fighting, loving, stroking, and more – like how good art should do too, eh? These sentiments are left for you to discover in Bridgetown at Hincks Street until the end of this month… “Other Voices” is a special presentation by ten […]

    August 11, 2009Arts, GalleriesNo comments
  17. Barbadian Photographer invites you to Royal Sunday at the Frank Collymore Hall Terrace and Cathedral Courtyard: Sunday 16 August, 2009 from 2pm – 6pm

    This Sunday August 16, 2009 from 2pm-6pm, Photographer Rachelle Gray invites you to Royal Sunday at the Frank Collymore Hall Terrace and Cathedral Courtyard. Check out the photography exhibition I-Queen ? An Anthology of Portraits of Barbadian Rastafari Women and meet the I-Queens. Enjoy live performances from JahLioness, Black Clay Soil, Empress Black, Jahan?I, Tabitha, […]

    August 11, 2009CinemaNo comments
  18. DIGICEL CARIBBEAN CUP NEW YORK OFF TO A GOOD START

    The reigning Digicel Caribbean Cup New York Champions, Jamaica, took on St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) in the feature match of Sunday?s triple presentation in the Digicel Caribbean Cup New York at the Jefferson High School Field in Brooklyn, NY, resulting in a 1-1 draw. It took a questionable second half penalty kick by […]

    August 10, 2009Football, SportsNo comments
  19. Barbadian Pastry Business, Caribbean Website boost Model’s Health Charity – IslandMas.Net & Baker’s Choice help Leah Marville’s Love Connection

    Earlier in the month we hinted how Prime Minister David Thompson and his wife attended a charity event during Crop Over, here’s why… A new Caricom-Entertainment type of website between Trini’s and Bajans called IslandMas.Net decided to join forces with Baker’s Choice to help the cause of Barbadian Model, Leah Marville. Leah’s purpose for helping […]

    August 9, 2009Cinema, EntertainmentNo comments
  20. BRADDIE’S BAR – next week Saturday night at 8:00 pm? AD LIB HERE…

    For Three More Saturday Nights… We lef’ out the short notice this time, so COME and HAVE FUN…. in an attempt to pre-empt any late notice for next week (DISREGARD ‘EIGHT‘ AND SUBSTITUTE ‘15‘), this is an invitation at 8:00 pm for the August 15th’s edition of AD-LIB HERE at Braddie’s Bar in Dover, Ch […]

    August 9, 2009EntertainmentNo comments
  21. REGGAE ROCKS THE RITZ: BERES HAMMOND, TARRUS RILEY GIVE PHENOMENAL PERFORMANCES AT JAMAICA’S 47TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN NEW JERSEY

    Over a thousand patrons at world famous Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, NY were skanking to the rhythms of Reggae music this past Sunday, as Reggae icons Beres Hammond and Culture, and Roots Reggae phenomenon Tarrus Riley rocked the Ritz to its very core in celebration of Jamaica’s 47th year of Independence.With a power-packed line-up that […]

    August 9, 2009EntertainmentNo comments
  22. MUSIC OF BARBADOS – FLIPPIN’ THE SCRIPT AND TAKING IT BACK: More Rants from Mikey Hulsmeier

    WARNING – THE FOLLOWING FACEBOOK RANT IS CARRIED WITH ALL LANGUAGE LEFT INTACT, IF SCATOLOGIA MAKES HIVES ON YOUR PELT THEN DITCH THIS NOW, BUT IF YOU CAN GRIT IT OUT – READ AND SEE HOW TRUE BAJAN CULTURE IS SUBLIMATED… “How Many Rivers Do We Have To Cross Before We Can Talk To The […]

    August 9, 2009Controversy, Culture3 comments
  23. DIGICEL ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF DIGICEL CARIBBEAN CUP NEW YORK: The 12-team tournament – which is in the playoff stages ? gets much-needed support

    Caribbean, Latin American & Pacific Mobile Operator Digicel just announced details of its three-year sponsorship of the Digicel Caribbean Cup New York. The tournament is in its 18th year and features 12 representative teams from the Caribbean and South America. It is currently entering the playoff stages of the tournament, with Jamaica and St. Vincent […]

    August 9, 2009Football, SportsNo comments
  24. “Vexx” Director has new film coming out – Bongo Lights has trailer on youtube

    In 2007’s Bridgetown Film Festival, this News-Blog reviewed “Vexx“ and was vexed at the filthy mouths of the cast, the film’s director stopped speaking to me for months, LOL! My concern was what kind of image do we send overseas as a tourism destination? Well, thanks to some facebook pals, I learned although he’s back […]

    August 9, 2009Cinema, CultureNo comments
  25. Severance payments coming Monday for dismissed Four Seasons Resort workers in Nevis

    Former workers of the Four Seasons Resort on Nevis have cause to celebrate this weekend over news that those who qualified would receive their severance payments on Monday. Chief Labour Officer on Nevis Mrs. Averil Williams made the announcement on Friday, almost 5 months after 600 workers were made redundant earlier this year. ?The severance […]

    August 9, 2009TravelNo comments