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  1. Barbados Meteorological Service warnings on Tropical Storm Tomas caught Dept of Emergency Management pretty much off-guard

    JUDY THOMAS, DIRECTOR of the Department of Emergency Management is tonight suggesting that the warnings from the Barbados Meteorological Service on the passage of Tropical Storm Tomas caught them pretty much off-guard. She says given the 8 o clock intermediary it means that we are expecting winds in the region of 60 miles per hour […]

    October 29, 2010Featured, Nature1 comment
  2. TROPICAL STORM “TOMAS,” ADVISORY #1 Issued at 5:00 pm on Friday, 29th October, 2010

    TROPICAL STORM TOMAS FORMS TO THE SOUTH-EAST OF BARBADOS CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN WHILE MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD NORTH WESTWARD… A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR BARBADOS. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA…IN THIS CASE WITHIN 24 HOURS. AT 5 PM …2100Z…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL […]

    October 29, 2010Featured, NatureNo comments
  3. Psychological warfare (Hallowe’en/Celtic New Year): How ghosts, superstitions, and vampires have been deployed as weapons

    Robert R. McCammon’s “Wolf’s Hour” examined how a werewolf was used to defeat Nazi Europe; an episode of True Blood had a flashback from Eric Northman when he and his maker Godric were tracking a “Werwolf Projekt” at the end of Berlin about 1945… So there’s more than one instance where the Allies used Fear to defeat […]

    October 29, 2010Books, Featured, OddityNo comments
  4. THANKSGIVING HISTORY 2K10 – FROM ASIA TO JAMAICA, REGGAE SOUNDS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE COME TOGETHER TO GIVE THANKS IN NYC

    On Friday, November 26th, Reggae sound systems from around the world will gather in New York’s Caribbean center – Brooklyn – for a historic Thanksgiving celebration. London’s legendary David Rodigan, Japanese sound masters Mighty Crown, Jamaican soundsystem idol Tony Matterhorn, and Trinidadian-American heartthrob Young Chow will converge in Nazareth Hall with New York’s “Big Clock” […]

    October 29, 2010MusicNo comments
  5. Made For Walkin’ – Berkeley Bionics: Introducing eLEGS

    On Oct. 7, 2010, we unveiled eLEGS, an exoskeleton for wheel chair users who are committed to living life to its fullest. It powers you up to get you standing and walking. http://berkeleybionics.com Questions about eLEGS? You will find many answers here: . Want to contact us about eLEGS? Please fill out our contact form […]

    October 29, 2010Featured, Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. FOOTBALL FEVER HITS ANTIGUA FOR GROUP G OF THE DIGICEL CARIBBEAN CUP 2010

    With only two Groups left before the finals of this year’s Digicel Caribbean Cup kick off in Martinique, football fever is sweeping through Antigua and Barbuda as the Group G hosts prepare to take on Cuba, Dominica and Suriname at the Antigua Recreation Ground in two weeks time. The six games in Group G – […]

    October 29, 2010FootballNo comments
  7. Barbadian Gospel Jazz: “Not Alone,” Unplugged at Beat Studio by Allison Norville-Forde

    A live video recording of Allison singing one of her latest tracks form her new album entitled “I’m a Winner” BGV’s: Zudi Hurley, Simone Clarke, Nica Jones and Lorimer Denny Band: Keys: Stephen “Big Steve” Francis Bass: Kirk Layne Drums: Kevin Cox Sound: Keron Boyce Beat Studios: Tamara Marshall and James McGowan Manager: Jennifer Highland

    October 29, 2010Featured, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. DIGICEL LAUNCHES NEW BLACKBERRY TORCH SMARTPHONE ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN

    Digicel, mobile operator in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific, launched the new BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone across the Caribbean. Ideal for socially connected consumers and packed with tools that business customers love, the new handset offers top-of-the-line features and functionality. It’s the world’s first smartphone to combine a BlackBerry® keyboard with a full […]

    October 29, 2010BusinessNo comments
  9. Virgin Holidays Music Festival announces dates for 2010 in Barbados!

    For the fourth year running Surfer’s Bay in Christ Church will play host to the Virgin Holidays Music Festival, where some of the UK’s most talented musicians join forces with Barbadian, Trinidadian and St. Lucian musicians to create an international musical extravaganza! With a new headline sponsor in Virgin Holidays, Veronica Montgomery, co-organiser said, ‘We […]

    October 28, 2010Featured, Music2 comments
  10. 14 Year Old Black Teen Invents Surgical Technique to Assist New Doctors performing Hysterectomies

    {My thanks to Barbadian Jazz musician Arturo Tappin via Facebook} Tony Hansberry II isn’t waiting to finish medical school to contribute to improved medical care. He has already developed a stitching technique that can be used to reduce surgical complications, as well as the chance of error among less experienced surgeons. “I’ve always had a […]

    October 28, 2010Featured, Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. Barbadian cuisine again makes New York – East Harlem welcomes “Bajan Bistro”

    First there was Cock’s restaurant which received rave reviews all around, sooner or later, competition had to rise – and it has… DNAinfo has more on the new eatery situated close to where Bill Clinton’s law consultancy is;- “It never occurred to me that we would be the first,” said Fiona Ghassomians, a native of Barbados who […]

    October 28, 2010Featured, TravelNo comments
  12. Barbados Government finally gets Conscience – Sluice gates to be cleared: Worthing Beach closed for Friday 29TH Oct, BREAKING NEWS

    After repeated attempts between this Web magazine, Barbados Free Press & Barbados underground – what seemed impossible finally occurred, action is taken on the previously inoperable sluice gates in Worthing… Does that mean BFP’s Shona must kiss Peter Allard’s favourite Environment Minister? Eugh! This is what the Barbados Government Information Service simply says;- Members of the public are advised […]

    October 28, 2010Featured, Nature1 comment
  13. Barbados Fertility Centre are globe trotting next weekend in their efforts to reach couples trying to conceive

    Couples in Antigua can benefit from meeting Dr. Juliet Skinner as she holds an educational seminar on fertility in Antigua, as other team members will be exhibiting at The Fertility Show in London, UK. Up until now Antiguan couples who needed IVF treatment had to travel abroad for IVF, and this was usually sought from […]

    October 28, 2010Featured, Health5 comments
  14. Barbadian entertainer claims work schedule prevents her attendance for PM’s funeral – Is Rihanna an ingrate, unpatriotic or both? Opinion by: Kammie “Swimming Upstream” Holder

    I am a Barbadian blogger and a social activist who take my responsibility to readers seriously. Many of you abroad may or may not know that the Prime Minister of Barbados David Thompson QC of Rihanna’s home country Barbados has died. With his passing, I took the decision to curtail all blogging for a week […]

    October 28, 2010Rihanna12 comments
  15. Barbados Fire Yet Again – Raw footage of Handyman Hardware blaze in the City

    “The time to hesitate is through No time to wallow in the mire Try now we can only lose And our love become a funeral pyre Come on baby, light my fire Come on baby, light my fire Try to set the night on fire, yeah“ JIM MORRISON, The Doors (later made famous again via […]

    October 27, 2010Featured, Nature, Video Gallery2 comments
  16. Digicel Caribbean Cup: Match 26 – Puerto Rico, 0 vs. St Kitts & Nevis, 1

    St Kitts and Nevis won the battle for pride with a last gasp winner from Jevon Francis in their final game of Group E of the Digicel Cup. With both sides going into the game knowing that it would be their last in this year’s Digicel Cup, the sides showed great attitude by providing a […]

    October 27, 2010FootballNo comments
  17. Handyman’s Hardware in Bridgetown is on fire: BREAKING NEWS

    {Thanks to Roving Contributors – Kammie Holder & Southpaw Grafixx} UPDATE from BajanFirefighters: Everyone was evacuated from Handyman’s Hardware despite erroneous social network messages that reported people were trapped in the building. Lighthouse restaurant in Silver Sands; Cafe Sol in St Lawrence; Sam Lord’s Castle in St Philip and now THIS event, all in less […]

    October 27, 2010Featured, NatureNo comments
  18. Digicel Caribbean Cup: Match 27 – Grenada, 0 vs. Guadeloupe, 3

    Guadeloupe finished their qualification campaign holding onto their 100% record and in the process ensuring that they enter the Digicel Cup Finals in Martinique having bested last Digicel Cup tournament’s runners up in a comprehensive fashion and in front of Grenada’s home fans. The French could not have gotten off to a better start and […]

    October 26, 2010Football1 comment
  19. New Barbadian Performer: CHRISSY HEADLEY – Strat Carter produced video “Rollercoaster”

    BRAND NEW RELEASE from the forthcoming album, “Melodies of the Soul,” by Chrissy Headley “Rollercoaster” Triple E Records Prod. Strat Carter

    October 26, 2010Featured, Music, Video Gallery2 comments
  20. When REDjet is approved – where do Barbadians fly? Belize, Anguilla and Bermuda have some suggestions for us!

    Originally REDjet was awaiting approval from Barbados by November 15, but now that looks as though with PM Thompson’s State Funeral around the corner, it may take a little longer. It can’t stop folk from dreaming where should they go if flights indeed start from as low as $9.99 USD or about a purple bill in our […]

    October 26, 2010Featured, Travel1 comment
  21. Tributes continue for late Barbados PM David Thompson – Cancellations for various events & Traffic Coordination for State Funeral

    According to the DLP’s Besley Maycock, former Barbados envoy to the United Nations, a popular weekend lecture has been postponed out of respect to the fallen leader;- “In view of the period of mourning following the untimely death of our late beloved Prime Minister, there will be no Unity Bar Session on Friday, 2010-10-29. Information […]

    October 26, 2010Cricket, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  22. Off-Duty Bajan Police Officer’s Well-Aimed Bullets foil Salon Robbery in New York

    Our thanks to eagle eyed Commander D’Orient for picking up on this amazing policewoman, I agree (Southpaw Grafixx UPDATE: Officer Jones aka; “Jonesy” now Detective ‘Jonesy‘ for marksmanship and quick thinking, lady is 50 with grown child, let’s hear it for BARP, LOL!) – Barbados could do with many officers like Feris Jones! Smart and […]

    October 26, 2010Crime, Featured1 comment
  23. Justin Bieber and Shakira set to visit the Caribbean in 2011 – Concerts in Dominican Republic

    2010 has been an intense year with several big name concerts for Santo Domingo. In 2011 the DR will continue to be a main stop on tours by international music stars. Shakira and Justin Bieber are two who are booked for the DR. For this year, Californian rock group Maroon 5, known for Songs About […]

    October 26, 2010Music1 comment
  24. DIGICEL GROUP WELCOMES NEW CEO TO DIGICEL HONDURAS

    Digicel, telecoms operator in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific, revealed Damian Blackburn, currently Regional CEO, will assume the role of CEO of Digicel Honduras. A telecoms industry veteran with over twelve years experience, Damian joined Digicel Group two and a half years ago as Group Operational Development Director before being promoted to the […]

    October 25, 2010BusinessNo comments
  25. REGGAE MOURNS THE LOSS OF A LEGEND – GREGORY “Night Nurse” ISAACS

    The reggae community mourns the loss of one of its legends, Gregory Isaacs. Best known for his lovers’ rock anthems, the versatile and velvet-voiced crooner was recognized by the international masses for his talent and contribution to music for decades, and remains an icon for the genre. Isaacs was born on July 15, 1951 in […]

    October 25, 2010Music, Review2 comments