1. Another Amla century pilots Proteas to last ball win – Digicel ODI Cricket Report

    West Indian hearts were once again broken at Windsor Park. But on this occasion, victory for South Africa seemed, as usual, inevitable until an almost miraculous last over from Dwayne Bravo for whom hope evaporates only after the last ball, never before. West Indies, put together a collective batting effort and made their best score […]

    May 31, 2010Cricket1 comment
  2. EULOGY: St Maarten’s Laurelle “Yaya” Richards was herself a “community center” by Lasana M. Sekou

    The St. Martin folklorist Laurelle Richards, affectionately known island-wide as “Yaya,” passed away on May 26, 2010 and will be laid to rest in Marigot on June 4. She was 55 years old. Laurelle Richards was born on April 28, 1955 in Freetown, the first of nine children to Alvira Bryan and Albert Richards. At […]

    May 31, 2010Culture, Featured1 comment
  3. BVI Performer ‘Sowande’ Releases his Debut Single “I Wanna Fly” for Global Distribution

    Writer, poet, lecturer and activist, Sowande has released his debut single titled “I Wanna Fly.” According to Sowande, “I Wanna Fly” deals with wanting to escape all the negativity around him and hopefully can serve as a source of upliftment to every listener. “Fly from this wickedness/ Fly from this poverty/ Fly to a place […]

    May 30, 2010MusicNo comments
  4. Do bad things 6/13 at 9:00 pm, only on HBO – “WAITING SUCKS”

    elphabarox – “Damn, Bill is soo sexy, and so faithful to Sookie >< I mean I know he wouldnt want this old chick, but still, he really loves Sookie n he’s cute w/? his Southern accent. *-* screw Eric, he’s hot, but Bill is adorable.”

    May 30, 2010Books, Featured, Video Gallery1 comment
  5. “Legal Aspects of Film Production” – 5th & 6th June at the Tom Adams Financial Centre

    Practising and emerging filmmakers and film enthusiasts are expected to share in a unique educational experience this coming weekend when the National Cultural Foundation presents a seminar-workshop entitled “Legal Aspects of Film Production” on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre. Presenters are notable Caribbean producer/director, Frances-Anne Solomon, and […]

    May 30, 2010CinemaNo comments
  6. Gibson says batsmen not taking responsibility – Digicel ODI Cricket Release

    One day after West Indies Head Coach, Ottis Gibson, publicly declared that he would like to have a batting coach as part of the team set up, his batsmen gave his declaration a ringing endorsement as they crashed to 157 all out in pursuit of South Africa’s modest 224 in the Third Digicel One Day […]

    May 30, 2010CricketNo comments
  7. Tivoli Speaks – Jamaica Gleaner Video Documentary: Kammie Holder on facebook

    Kammie Holder – I am from Barbados and this brought tears to my eyes where is the humanity? It is clear the rule of law does not exist in Jamaica. A very sad day in the political history of Jamaica, but only the people can change this continued slide towards a failed country…

    May 29, 2010Controversy, Crime, Video Gallery1 comment
  8. NCF Cultural Officer accepts late announcement of “May Read-IN!” is his fault alone…

    Friends, countrymen… I have to: APOLOGISE for the late notification on this one, but it’s the May edition of Read-IN! (Hooray!!) And… we continue to celebrate Kamau in conjunction with the current exhibit at the Queen’s Park Gallery that intertwines, compliments and interrogates various aspects of Kamau’s work and the themes which he expresses. The […]

    May 29, 2010Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. Dominican Republic ill-prepared for disasters: How much better is Barbados?

    Over in Santo Domingo is a situation which leads one to wonder about here in Barbados – on the eve of this year’s hurricane season serious weaknesses are being brought to the forefront of the DR’s capabilities. These include a lack of meteorological radars in key locations around the country and the government’s failure to […]

    May 29, 2010Controversy, Nature, Nature2 comments
  10. P*ss-poor Windies hand Digicel Series to South Africa – Fans want to know, ‘When will they be fired?’

    The West Indies team continues to play infuriating Jekyll & Hyde cricket. The regional side is beginning to perfect playing exceedingly well for half of the match, thereby infusing their fans with hope for an elusive victory. Then for the other half it is as if the team is on a mission to find every […]

    May 29, 2010CricketNo comments
  11. Nevis Police say they’re not alone in challenging crime and violence situation across the region

    The challenging situation of crime and violence which confronted St. Kitts and Nevis was the same in other parts of the Caribbean and worldwide. That view was expressed by Inspector Andre Mitchel of the Royal St. Kitts and Nevis Police Force, Nevis Division on Wednesday, at a Symposium on Crime hosted by the Nevis Island […]

    May 28, 2010Controversy, Crime1 comment
  12. How the Arabic world sees the majority of our Caribbean: “Island of music and murder” on Al-Jazeera TV

    Isn’t this nice? Jamaica’s “Dudus” drug-war is now spilling to the Middle East, this was found on youtube… Here’s what Al Jazeera‘s English channel has to say;- “People & Power looks at the controversial handling of gang violence in Jamaica.”

    May 28, 2010Crime, Featured, Video Gallery1 comment
  13. BAKE SALE at Big B supermarket on Saturday 29th MAY: PROTEQT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

    Dear Friends; Some of you will have heard from time to time about my involvement in Protect Children’s Foundation of which I am one of the trustees. Some of you have already donated to the cause! Proteqt Children’s Foundation (PCF) is an educational sponsorship program for orphans and other vulnerable children, especially those orphaned by […]

    May 27, 2010Agriculture, Books2 comments
  14. South Africans dodge the Sammy bullet – Digicel Match Report

    South Africa were able to dodge a Darren Sammy bullet and escaped with a 17 run win to take a 2-0 lead in the five match Digicel One Day International Series at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds. Sammy blasted the fastest West Indian ODI fifty from just 20 deliveries and ended on 58 from […]

    May 27, 2010Cricket1 comment
  15. U.S. Naval Ship the Grasp Conducts Training Exercises in Barbados and with RSS Divers from the OECS Nations

    The U.S. Navy is deploying Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp, along with Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) Two, to the Caribbean to conduct Navy Diver- Southern Partnership Station (ND-SPS) 2010. Between May 21 and June 22, 2010 Grasp and MDSU will work in Barbados, Antigua, and the Commonwealth of Dominica […]

    May 27, 2010Photo Gallery, Travel2 comments
  16. REACH Grenada attends Mental Health Screening and Assessment Training

    Representing REACH Grenada, Mr. Neo Moreton LL.B.(Hons), Hazel Da Breo, Ph.D., Dr. Richard Honigman, M.D. and Jared Goodman attended a training seminar on Mental Health Screening and Assessment Training. The training was in preparation for REACH Grenada’s psycho-social counseling program due to start in June, 2010 at The Queen Elizabeth Home (QEH) for children in […]

    May 26, 2010Editorial, HealthNo comments
  17. Are St. Maarten’s children reading St. Maarten’s books? Analysis from House of Nehesi Publishing

    A reading program for children, ages 0-4 at St Maarten’s Jubilee Library; Senior librarian Alex Richards of the Public Library in Marigot; St. Martin Book Fair stepping up promotions for its June 3-5 festival plus a new autobiography by first-time author Felecita Williams in bookstores last week and set to launch this week. And that’s […]

    May 26, 2010Books4 comments
  18. (New Music) “Blessed” – Barbadian Reggae & “Mic Check” St Lucian Variety from new Chanteuse

    With CRS Records partnering with its subsidiary ZR – which is not a minibus but Zion Records – they issued a fourth disk which is a compilation album called “Blessed” and they have spent a lot of time and effort in this creation. Their mission statement is “…to promote reggae artistes from the region who have a conscious and […]

    May 26, 2010Featured, Music, Review4 comments
  19. BMEX: Barbados Manufacturers Exhibition 2010 {Aftermath} – More people, less spending? Better booths, poor marketing!

    Starting off with a paraphrasure from ye immortale Billy Shaxpur alias Wilhelm Shakespeare – It was a tale told idiotically, full of sound & flurry signifying next to nothing… This can easily apply to the Barbados Manufacturers’ Exhibition or B-Mex (BMEX) for short, where there were many Barbadians buzzing all over what used to be […]

    May 26, 2010Business5 comments
  20. Domestic Violence, AIDS & how Caribbean Women affected to be examined at the Partners’ Forum of the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers’ Meeting (WAMM) – June 4th & 5th

    Economic insecurity, violence, HIV/AIDS are some of the critical issues currently facing Caribbean women and come next month these are expected to be addressed at the Partners’ Forum of the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers’ Meeting (WAMM) scheduled for June 4 and 5. Providing support for this event are the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), the […]

    May 25, 2010Editorial7 comments
  21. Bajans travelling to the USA? Budget carefully, why? U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Fee to Increase as of June 4

    Effective June 4, 2010, the non-immigrant visa application fee for visitor and business travelers will be US$140, a nine dollar increase over the current fee of US$131. The U.S. Department of State is increasing fees to ensure sufficient resources to cover the rising cost of processing non-immigrant visas. On May 20, 2010, the Department of […]

    May 25, 2010Featured, Travel6 comments
  22. Barbados’ first Road Atlas help International Rally Crews Discover More

    Visiting international driving crews in the Sol Rally Barbados 2010 will now be able to navigate their way around Barbados with ease. Skyviews Caribbean Ltd. have donated copies of the new Skyviews Atlas Barbados to each of the international driving crews in the Rally to help them find their way around Barbados during their stay. […]

    May 25, 2010Sports1 comment
  23. Elliott Smith – Canadian Magician, “Service Excellence” NISE Leadership – Hilton Barbados {Pt 3, #2}

    In this scene, Elliott Smith is demonstrating that being in tune to your customers’ needs can almost seem like anticipation or reading their mind…. Here, he reveals a card he had hidden for the whole day and it was the very item chosen from the deck of 52 by an audience member who never even […]

    May 25, 2010Games, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. Elliott Smith – Canadian Magician, “Service Excellence” NISE Leadership – Hilton Barbados {Pt 3, #1}

    This is when a dude by name of Michael agreed to do the Mongolian Trick Knot with Elliott Smith, Order Of Merlin! He could not see a thing through those glasses, I speak from experience! The point of the trick is to prove that in order to keep and generate customers you have to go […]

    May 25, 2010Games, Photo Gallery2 comments

    Anansesem is a one-of-its-kind online magazine of Caribbean and related writing and illustration for children, by adults and children. Founded by Summer Edward, a budding Caribbean children’s literature scholar, the magazine seeks to provide a space to highlight the unique flavor of children’s writing and illustration by Caribbean people, and to thereby recognize and stimulate […]

    May 24, 2010Books, Technology6 comments