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    The British High Commission recently ran a competition on Facebook, inviting Facebook friends to answer some questions about the venues for next year’s Olympic Games. The competition has now closed. Winners Olivia Gittens from Barbados and Henderson Wenham II from Dominica were presented with their prizes of Olympic-themed gifts at a party to celebrate One […]

    July 30, 2011Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  2. Detroit Welcomes Ambassador John Beale of Barbados With Open Arms

    His Excellency John Beale of Barbados and His Excellency Dr. Neil Parsan of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago served as Ambassadors during their recent visit to the unique and reemerging city of Detroit. Local businessman Robert Shumake hosted the West Indian dignitaries. According to both Beale and Parsan, their impression of the Motor City […]

    July 30, 2011TravelNo comments
  3. The Caribbean Writer publishes its milestone 25th Anniversary issue dedicated to Haiti/Ayiti.

    The Caribbean Writer is going places, and Volume 25 will take readers to Haiti, originally known as Ayiti, land of high mountains. Opal Palmer Adisa, the editor, decided to focus this special, silver anniversary issue on Haiti for two reasons: first, to pay homage to their survival of the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country […]

    July 30, 2011Featured, Nature, NewsNo comments
  4. Central Bank Announces New Margins For Sales And Purchases Of Foreign Exchange

    The Central Bank of Barbados wishes to inform the public that it intends to adjust the margins on foreign exchange transactions. With effect from August 3, 2011, the Bank will buy United States dollars from an authorised dealer and sell United States dollars to an authorised dealer at the following rates: Buying Rates Selling Rates […]

    July 30, 2011BusinessNo comments
  5. Ask the Consul (Bridgetown U.S. Embassy) – How to obtain information about visas & ACS

    What documents do I need to bring to my appointment for a tourist visa? Does my child or elderly parent need to come to the Embassy in person to apply for a visa? How do I apply for an immigrant visa? When is the Embassy going to visit my country for renewal of passports? The […]

    July 30, 2011Featured, TravelNo comments
  6. Sol Given Prestigious Award For Response In Haiti

    Sol’s immediate response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti January 2010 positioned the company as one of the prime candidates to receive accolades from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in the Unites States of America late last month. The DLA provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, other federal agencies, and joint and allied […]

    July 30, 2011Featured, Nature, NatureNo comments
  7. Breadfruit & Bakes – Why so short? Errol Barrow Centre should be shepherd, not sheep to carry by UWI!

    When Dustin Harewood and Graham Gill had a show at Cave Hill four years ago, there was a similar brevity however not as crisp… They ran long enough to have a “Meet The Artists” segment, they exhibited with Christobel Ishmael and it was very popular. This time around they stepped up their game and persuaded Ras Akyem […]

    July 28, 2011Culture, Galleries1 comment
  8. Butterfield Reports Second Quarter Profit

    The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (“Butterfield” or the “Bank”) today reported second quarter net income of $11.8 million, compared to net income of $8.4 million in the first quarter of 2011 and net income of $0.2 million in the second quarter of 2010. Brad Kopp, Butterfield’s President & Chief Executive Officer, said, […]

    July 28, 2011BusinessNo comments
  9. What if Gilbert & Sullivan were still alive? “Obama: A Modern U.S. President” (musical spoof)

    Comedic actor Ronnie Butler created this musical short that is one part political and one part Gilbert and Sullivan. Not only are we impressed with the production value, but the song is very clever, too, addressing everything from Obama’s problems with being a true reformer to Sarah Palin to his smoking habit. It’s a lot […]

    July 28, 2011Music, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Castries joins in with rest of planet paying tribute to memory of Amy Winehouse

    Saint Lucia’s Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Senator Allen Chastanet is deeply saddened at the loss of the late British singer Amy Winehouse. “We have lost a good friend and the world has lost a great talent,” said Senator Chastanet of the Grammy Award-winning singer who made Saint Lucia her home for many months. […]

    July 28, 2011TravelNo comments

    Tim May, Chief Executive of the Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) has clarified FICA’s positioning regarding MCC’s proposal to encourage players to take lie detector tests in an effort to fight corruption within the game. May stated “It is FICA’s strong position that the use of lie detectors as a means of determining the […]

    July 28, 2011Cricket, Featured1 comment
  12. Former Cricketer Named as Belize’s New Chief Justice

    According to 7 News Belize? Kenneth A. Benjamin, is their new Chief Justice of Belize – at lest Belize made a choice and moved ahead, unlike Barbados. Justice Benjamin’s judicial experience spans 17 years; he has worked as a Chief Magistrate in Antigua and Barbuda, former High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court […]

    July 28, 2011Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  13. Barbados continues to languish without Chief Justice, Attorney General dodges matter, refers PM

    Both Barbados Underground & Barbados Free Press have lambasted the Freundel Stuart regime for its weird stance on the selection of a Chief Justice for Barbados, attorneys Arthur Holder & Andrew Pilgrim have also made comments on the matter which have been logged in videos right here… It seems both sides of Parliament spent long […]

    July 27, 2011Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  14. West Indies Power (WIP) Begins Construction of Nevis Geothermal Plant

    West Indies Power (WIP) commenced construction of the geothermal power plant on Nevis which will be located at Springhill near the village of Fountain. The plant will be a single flash geothermal power plant that will initially have an output of 8.5MW. This plant has the capacity to be expanded to 13MW. The initial work […]

    July 27, 2011Featured, TechnologyNo comments

    On 27 July, Britain’s young champion Tom Daley will dive into the waters of our stunning new Aquatics Centre and the ripples will be felt across the world. That same day, from Trafalgar Square in the heart of London, President Rogge of the International Olympic Committee will address nations around the globe. He will invite […]

    July 27, 2011Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  16. The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados selects a new President: Former B’dos Advocate Publisher

    At its recent AGM, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados elected a new President. Previously Senior Vice President, Humphrey Metzgen has moved up to take on the lead role at the organisation. Mr Metzgen comes with a wide international and regional business experience and is a former CEO of several leading UK and Caribbean […]

    July 27, 2011Featured, HealthNo comments
  17. HBO ANNOUNCES ITS CINEMATIC PREMIERES FOR AUGUST 2011: Romantic Comedies to Action Westerns

    Sex and the City 2 (New Line Cinema) – Two years after Carrie’s wedding (Sarah Jessica Parker) to ‘Mr. Big’ (Chris Noth), she feels frustrated by her husband’s homebody routine, yearning for the dinners and parties of yesteryear. Meanwhile, her friend Charlotte (Kristin Davis) must deal with her daughter’s temper tantrums, Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) faces […]

    July 27, 2011Books, Cinema, Events, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. Indar Weir holds a “FREE” Kadooment Kooldown, Skeetes Bay Beach, August 2nd from 11 -11

    In its noble quest to help Barbadians “keep body and soul together,” while promoting good health and wellness and the positives of local Culture and Talent – The Green Life Foundation (a Registered Charity) will be hosting its much anticipated annual Beach Lime: “Kadooment Kooldown & Beach Lime,” on August 2nd at the Skeetes Bay […]

    July 27, 2011MusicNo comments
  19. Chavez’ recovery from Colon Cancer has Guard weak in the knees, right?

    Ex-Paratrooper and anti-USA Hugo Chavez arrived in Venezuela over last weekend to be met by a Guard of Honour which knelt before him as he descended the steps of his plane. Can you think of a Caribbean leader doing that?

    July 27, 2011Controversy1 comment
  20. DLP: A Government in Retreat – Barbados in Peril, Unless… An Alternative from Henderson Bovell

    It was, just over ago on July 15, 2010 – when in a Media Statement, then Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition – The Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P., – said: “There is nothing wrong with the Barbados economy that strong leadership and sound policy direction cannot fix. The strong leadership must be to […]

    July 27, 2011Featured, Political1 comment
  21. New President of the Barbados International Business Association outlines priorities for 2011 – 2012

    New President of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) Ms Connie Smith has placed working with Government to reform legislation and practices that hamper business facilitation high on her agenda of priorities. Following her election to the post at BIBA’s AGM on Thursday, June 23, Ms Smith noted that the international business sector was one […]

    July 27, 2011BusinessNo comments
  22. Massachusetts goes to Barbados! Morella’s “A Royal Affair” to assist Bajan charity

    In addition, a 25 member delegation from the USA including American fashion designers, makeup artists, hair stylists and models!

    July 26, 2011Fashion, Photo GalleryNo comments
  23. Election results from 17th Annual General Meeting of Barbados Association of Retired Persons

    At the 17th Annual General Meeting of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Saturday 23rd July 2011, a new President and Treasurer were elected. Mr. Edward Bushell was elected President and Mr. Douglas Skeete was returned unopposed as Treasurer. Dame Billie Miller and Ms. Jean Springer were re-elected […]

    July 24, 2011BusinessNo comments
  24. Go see Rihanna at Cave Hill – as if painted by Goya… {PG 13, Language and Sexual Situations} “Breadfruit & Bakes” until 29th July 2011 only?

    When last we looked at the young gal from Westbury Road, we learned how two diverse personalities felt Rihanna is hot stuff – Dr DeLisle Worrell of the Central Bank and founder of Axses Communications, John Gibbs – yet it’s the Central Bank Governor who while supportive of Rihanna recognises how she is a role model […]

    July 24, 2011RihannaNo comments
  25. Belizean Media Personality endures harassment by Lawmen at Belmopan Parliament

    It seems Jimmiy Gittens and the Pitt sisters are not the only victims of the West Indian Schutz-Staffel? Carla Bradley – who works for Vibes Radio and The Belize Times was not allowed to enter (Belize’s) House Chamber with her flip video camera – because Police at the door wanted to see her I.D. She […]

    July 24, 2011Featured, PoliticalNo comments