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  1. St John By-Election & Cabinet Minister Brought Low – if Environment Ministry loses their Head, will it go straight to General Elections?

    Nomination Day for St John is January 5th and the By-Election is 20th January, the day before Errol Barrow Day (Say – isn’t EWB the Original MP who operated in that constituency? H’mmm – MUST be coincidence right?), yet just now the Environment Minister was laid low by a pulmonary embolism in his lung. (Do […]

    December 31, 2010Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Those who may have missed the two tourism town hall meetings held this year will have an opportunity to share their views on the future of the industry in January. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St. Michael. Members of the disabled community are specially […]

    December 31, 2010TravelNo comments

    Mixpak Records is set to push the boundaries of Jamaica’s singles-driven culture, with an expansive concept album that weds Jamaica’s reigning Dancehall champion with one of New York’s most innovative producers. Over the past six months, Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel has been in the studio with prized Brooklyn producer Dre Skull, forging a futuristic new […]

    December 31, 2010Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. Dominican Republic closer to moving to wind energy

    14 wind turbines manufactured by the Spanish company, Vestas, for the Quilvio Cabrera and Los Cocos wind generation farm located along the Pedernales coast in the southwest arrived over last weekend to Pedernales port. They will be installed at Santo Domingo’s first wind power plant located in Juancho, Pedernales. The plant is expected to produce […]

    December 31, 2010Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  5. Dread and Alive’s The Lost Tapes V2

    After combing the hills of Jamaica, the ocean lapped shores of the Pacific, the wide open spaces of North America and the far reaches of Europe, Dread and Alive has unearthed a treasure trove of tunes. From roots and culture to dub and spoken word, this is just the beginning of a musical voyage to […]

    December 29, 2010Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. Trinidadian Comedienne feels Tobago Government not using correct strategy for UK Tourism Crime-Victims: Too Kind is Too Much, according to Rachel Price

    A British couple who was viciously attacked in Tobago last year…beaten, chopped by a bandit, have threatened to make others boycott Tobago. And THEN FURTHER attacked by our Health care system {the wife even claims a nurse threatened her refuse her sister’s visit and generally treated her with scorn}… And THEN FURTHER degraded by our […]

    December 29, 2010TravelNo comments
  7. True Blood: Comic Book Series – Issue 6, Preview Alt. Cover 2

    Like what you see? ORDER:

    December 29, 2010Photo GalleryNo comments
  8. True Blood: Comic Book Series – Issue 6, Preview Alt. Cover 1

    Like what you see? ORDER:

    December 29, 2010Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. 2010 – The Year That Was: Equestrian, Healthy Fast Food, Barbadian Crime – plus a Mini-Glimpse at 21st Century’s 1st Decade

    Bajan Reporter was not around long enough to have a ten year retrospective, what I can do is look back at what were the main hot buttons for 2008 and 2009 (BR started as a blog 23/12/2006, so there was no year-ender for 2006 or 2007)… Years in Review here have different connotations than what folk may […]

    December 29, 2010Featured, NewsNo comments
  10. Robbie Williams NOT coming to Barbados for Old Year’s Night – However, rest of “Take That” will have private bash for UK Recording Exec, says Daily Mail

    Thanks to regular reader and blogging commentator John DaSilva for this tip from the Daily Mail;- “…{freezing} temperatures {in the UK} aren’t currently bothering the members of Take That. The group have jetted out to Barbados to perform a New Year’s Eve show for record company exec Lucian Grainge – in exchange for an all-expenses […]

    December 29, 2010Controversy, Featured, Music1 comment
  11. West Indies Power’s Chief Geologist awarded for Nevisian Geothermal project

    Joe LaFleur, Chief Geologist for West Indies Power (WIP), and his co-author, Dr. Skip Hoag, were honored, on December 13th. 2010, with the “Best Presentation Award” in the Exploration session of this year’s Annual Meeting of the Geothermal Resource Council (GRC). The presentation titled “Geothermal Exploration Drilling on Nevis: A Caribbean Success Story” describes the […]

    December 29, 2010Featured, Technology1 comment
  12. Bajan Reporter contributor observes appalling conditions at Barbados’s QEH Outpatient Clinic – Damon Corrie wants to know why children have to suffer if no replacement for Suspended Specialist available?

    Dear Editor, I feel compelled to write a few lines about my experiences this morning (Tuesday 28th December 2010) for I feel that a reader may glean something of benefit from what I have to say. I took my 14 year-old son to the outpatient clinic of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 8:00 am, 3 […]

    December 29, 2010Featured, Health1 comment
  13. Update from Royal Barbados Police Force: Wanted, Missing & Identified

    RE: WANTED 19 YEAR OLD FROM REGENT HILL The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a man wanted for questioning in connection with a number of serious criminal matters. He is Aaron Idamar ROBERTS, 19 years old, of #28 Regent Hill, Pinelands, St. Michael. The subject is about […]

    December 28, 2010Crime, Featured1 comment
  14. From the makers of “Pineapple Express,” Your Highness: Official Trailer [HD]

    Release Date: 8 April 2011 Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy Cast: Danny McBride, Zooey Deschane, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Damian Lewis Director: David Gordon Green Writers: Danny McBride, Ben Best MPAA: R Studio: Universal Pictures Plot: When Prince Fabious’s bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her… accompanied by his lazy […]

    December 28, 2010Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. What is on Bajan Reporter’s bookshelf? History, Horror, Sexuality & Barbadian books with Barbados-based authors!

    Usually this feature is halfway through the year or close to Christmas time… The year, which has been a glider on a thermal in a narrow mountain pass so far, did not allow for me to do what I usually do so if there are any late-shoppers or Grinches & Ebenezers with last minute Epiphanies out there? […]

    December 27, 2010Books, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Should Barbados abolish Income Tax and boost VAT? Panel Discussion mulls consequences of bold move…

    2010 in all of its battered and bludgeoned façade will soon retreat into the shadows of history, while 2011 is just a sparkle in the eye of most folks, that sparkle – however – may be that of a Knuckle Duster waiting to cold-cock you as the full import of Value Added Tax/VAT lurks to assault Bajans […]

    December 27, 2010Business7 comments
  17. Barbadian Youth Sporting Group helps local Charity make Christmas a memorable season for challenged children

    KickStart Football Club in association with the Variety Club of Barbados held a fund raiser for the month of December called “Christmas for the Children.” KickStart FC has had a great year and the Club and players have been truly blessed so they felt that they needed to give something back. The Fundraiser was three […]

    December 27, 2010Featured, FootballNo comments

    “We need to continue to work together“, a quote from Andrea Montilla of the OAS – as she explained the on-going process in the Draft Declaration of the Americas (which some say COULD be stronger than the UN Declaration – IF the USA joins the rest of the 34 member OAS community and supports instead […]

    December 27, 2010Controversy, Editorial1 comment
  19. One of the Most Memorable True Blood Moments in 2010: Sesame Street?

    It even features a surprise cameo from a muppet version of who we imagine is Sheriff Bud Dearborne. Priceless. A sneak peek at True Mud. Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.

    December 27, 2010Books, Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY UPDATE – Boxing Day 2010 outage in St Philip

    On Sunday, December 26th, the Barbados Water Authority sustained a burst on a major 15-inch main near the Hampton Pumping Station in St. Philip. Repairs to that main were completed by 6 p.m on Sunday and water returned to the main. Affected areas in St. Philip gradually received water over the next few hours. The […]

    December 26, 2010EditorialNo comments
  21. Don’t miss the annual Hope Sanctuary Cocktails & Auction on the Barbadian West Coast of St Peter!

    Tickets available at Wine World.

    December 26, 2010Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. 30 years and 3,000 gifts later – meet Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus to the kids of Wellington Street in Bridgetown

    It was the Christmas of 1981 when Audrey & Geddes Corrie of the middle class Highgate Gardens neighborhood in Wildey, St. Michael decided to give Christmas presents to the children of Wellington Street in the city of Bridgetown. Previously the Corrie’s used to take presents to the Nightingale & Sterling Children’s homes, this was done […]

    December 26, 2010Culture, EditorialNo comments
  23. Ask the U.S. Consul [series]: Official Information. How to complete the DS-160 for my Nonimmigrant Visa interview

    The nonimmigrant visa application (DS-160) is now available electronically. All applicants are required to submit the application online, as we will no longer accept the old paper form (DS-156). Once you follow the instructions below the process should be fairly easy. First, get your information ready. You will need your passport, work address and phone […]

    December 26, 2010Featured, Travel1 comment
  24. Ah yes; Christmas dinner with the whole fam damily… 1999 “Louisville Sentinel” Winner for Odd Christmas

    This is an article submitted to a 1999 Louisville Sentinel contest to find out who had the wildest Christmas dinners. It won first prize. As a joke, my brother Jay used to hang a pair of panty hose over his fireplace before Christmas. He said all he wanted was for Santa to fill them. What […]

    December 26, 2010Agriculture, Oddity1 comment
  25. The Madness of a Lost Society – As Washington burns, USA … bargain hunts?

    FAIR USE NOTICE This video may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ […]

    December 26, 2010Business1 comment