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  1. “Anonymous” in Dominican Republic hacked online publication’s ‘Listin Diario’ server: This as Canada’s branch of Anonymous hunts down Cabinet Minister who wanted to change how the Internet operates

    “Today we just tickled the Listin Diario server” according to a message left by a group with the Twitter address of @RD_Anonymous as they admitted getting into the newspaper’s server, depriving readers of access for a few hours. The group denied that it had “hacked” the website, only saying that it was the beginning of […]

    February 29, 2012Controversy, Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. More on Skeete’s Bay: “A Way of Life: Ah had a roast potato and Digga dog eat um!” by BABA ELOMBE JAKUTA MOTTLEY

    1 In the years preceding the Bussa Revolt in 1816, an African-born man, a slave at Three Houses plantation, took the name of his slave master. The owner’s name was Brathwaite. This man was so trusted by his master that he was permitted to marry/lived wid a white woman who owned about 50 acres south-east […]

    February 29, 2012EditorialNo comments
  3. CONSULTATION ON CULTURAL INDUSTRIES THOUGHT TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL BY GOVERNMENT – WHAT DID PARTICIPANTS FEEL?

    {EDITOR’S NOTE – There is the Government perspective and then there’s what is a bit closer to reality, which many idiot Bajans would rather NOT have, preferring to remain trapped in Mediocrity as the benchmark as opposed to what should be avoided, nevertheless, we list both sides and you’ll be able to pick apart which […]

    February 28, 2012Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  4. Grinning & ‘Beer’-ing It: Banks Caps 50th Anniversary With Entry Into British Market

    After fifty storied years of brewing the world renowned and award winning Banks Beer, Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited has achieved yet another significant milestone with the commercial placement of Banks Caribbean Lager in the UK market. Come mid-April, Banks Caribbean Lager will be available commercially for the first time in the UK through The Craft […]

    February 28, 2012Agriculture, Culture, TravelNo comments
  5. Bajan Film-goers? Dates and screenings for this year’s European Film Festival

    The fourth annual European Film Festival organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will take place from 12-18 March 2012 at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. Head of the European Union Delegation Valeriano Diaz said: “We […]

    February 28, 2012CinemaNo comments
  6. Lucky TeleBarbados Customers Happy With Free Service

    2012 has certainly started out quite well for four elated TeleBarbados customers who have been granted free service for the entire year thanks to a Christmas promotion run by the comprehensive Telecommunications service provider. Each week during the month of December, 2011, TeleBarbados randomly selected one of its existing internet customers to be the lucky […]

    February 28, 2012TechnologyNo comments
  7. “Riddick”-ulous Mugshot? Guy halts home invasion using just a coffee cup

    Lawmen from a southwestern Pennsylvania district don’t know who tried to break into a man’s home over the weekend; but they say the suspect should have one identifying mark for the next few days… A gash in his forehead, courtesy of being slammed by the homeowner’s ceramic coffee mug which shattered. South Strabane police told […]

    February 28, 2012Agriculture, OddityNo comments
  8. MAGNUM KINGS & QUEENS GIVES JAMAICAN DESIGNERS A STAGE

    Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall has again been yielding to the words “Fashion Ova Style“, to continue to deliver fashion and dancehall talent in one package. Natalie Parboosingh, producer with the series and choreographer of the weekly fashion segment on Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall explains the reason for the fashion segment: “The […]

    February 28, 2012FashionNo comments
  9. Nevisian Police Officer Leon Michael named Constable of the Year

    Officer Leon Michael was named Police Constable of the Year in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Nevis Division. The announcement came on February 25th, 2012 at the annual Police Constable Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Occasions Events Centre at Pinneys. Michael, who won the coveted award from a field of nine […]

    February 28, 2012CrimeNo comments
  10. Haitian Minister Mayard-Paul Witnesses Community Development Program in Punta Cana

    Haiti’s Minister of the Interior and Chief of Staff, Thierry Mayard-Paul, representing Haiti’s President Michel Martelly, attended the inauguration of the Rural Clinic of Veron in Punta Cana, the only primary care facility serving the local community, where 60 percent of its patients are Haitians. Dominican businessman Frank Rainieri, president of Punta Cana Group and […]

    February 28, 2012NatureNo comments
  11. Bridgetown U.S. Embassy hosts Special Education Opportunity for Parents & Teachers in Garrison

    This Wednesday 29 February, parents and teachers of children with learning or physical disabilities will get a very special education opportunity. Dr. Vicky Spencer, an American special education expert from George Mason University, will be delivering a lecture on ‘Educating All Children‘ at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Barbados Light & Power Company on […]

    February 28, 2012EducationNo comments
  12. British High Commission hosts the Barbados Premiere of “Partnerships for Resilience” film series

    The British High Commission is hosting the launch of three short films in a series called “Partnerships for Resilience”. These films were produced to promote public awareness of the threats posed by climate change in the Caribbean and of the importance of developing adaptation strategies. The films highlight what people across the region are doing […]

    February 27, 2012NatureNo comments
  13. British Supermarket Chain TESCO carries Bajan foods in their branches

    {EDITOR’S NOTE: Shout Out to Loyal Brit Bajes who alerted me to this fascinating development} As of Monday 20th February – TESCO “World Food” section in their supermarkets now include the following Barbadian products;- Sweet & Dandy Mauby Syrup Shirley Biscuits Coconut (100gr) All Barbadian Diaspora associations need to make sure this venture has full support. […]

    February 27, 2012Agriculture, BusinessNo comments
  14. CIBC First Caribbean Come Away Winners Of Piper-Heidsieck 4 Goal Tournament

    It proved to be a very competitive tournament, but by the end of it all CIBC First Caribbean stood out as the class act in the recent Piper-Heidsieck 4 Goal Tournament hosted by the Lion Castle Polo Club. With eight teams entered and featuring a mixture of local, English and Argentinean players, the tournament saw […]

    February 27, 2012PoloNo comments
  15. The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) returns to Original location

    The Barbados Association of Retired Persons: BARP thanks its members and all stakeholders for their patience during the period of renovations and look forward to serving you even better from its improved location at Collymore Rock, St Michael. The newly refurbished BARP office at Collymore Rock, St Michael is open to the public and their […]

    February 27, 2012HealthNo comments
  16. ‘The Artist’ wins the Oscar for best picture: Meryl Streep gets 3rd Oscar

    The 84th Academy Awards featured a showdown between a black-and-white silent film, a civil rights-era film and Mississippi maids and a 3-D film based on the earliest days of the movie industry. In the end “The Artist” took home most of the coveted Oscar slots. Meryl Streep took home the best actress Oscar for her […]

    February 27, 2012CinemaNo comments
  17. Deputy CEO of Regional Insurer warns of tough times for Disaster Policyholders: Beacon’s 2nd In Command also sees Pet Insurance unlikely in near future

    A strong possibility due to the Caribbean being prone to Hurricanes and a recent spate of earthquakes make it less likely for overseas agencies eager to reinsure the area, making current policies more likely to boost their premiums. This warning was given by Robert Mowser while addressing participants at a recent rebranding of Beacon Insurance at the […]

    February 27, 2012NatureNo comments
  18. Combined Campuses & Colleges 2012 – SOLID PHILLIPS PUSHES BAJANS AHEAD

    A century second-wicket stand between Omar Phillips and Kirk Edwards fortified Barbados’ position against Combined Campuses & Colleges in the Regional 4Day tournament on Saturday, after Tino Best and Kemar Roach provided more proof that fast bowling is their current strength. Phillips, a left-handed opener, was unbeaten on 63 and Edwards, the Barbados captain and […]

    February 27, 2012CricketNo comments
  19. Jamaican Leader sees WICB as “Jerk” – No Retreat Nor Surrender for Gayle’s defence: CARICOM matter now…

    Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson-Miller says the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) owes her an apology after their “rude” response to her statements on the Chris Gayle issue and the omission of Jamaica from the list of country’s hosting Test matches during the 2012 home series against Australia. The Jamaica Prime Minister, at the […]

    February 27, 2012CricketNo comments
  20. The Cold Light Of Day – Bruce “RED/Die Hard 4.0/Moonlighting” Willis & Henry “Immortals” Cavill

    The Cold Light of Day centers on a young American whose family is kidnapped while on a vacation to Spain. He is left with only hours to find the connection between their disappearance and his father’s secrets.

    February 27, 2012Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. Rufus “God Bless The Child/A Knight’s Tale” Sewell is Michael Dibdin’s Zen “Ratking (2011)” deleted scene from Cancelled BBC series: WHY?

    A telling scene: The first time we see the man in the orange and black stripped jacket eyeing Zen and Tania together. It was omitted from the PBS’ airing of the Ratking episode – one wonders why it was cancelled…

    February 27, 2012Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. Blue Equity Chairman For Invest Caribbean Now 2012

    “There are many opportunities for well capitalized, foreign investors entering into the emerging economies of the Caribbean.” That’s the word from one of the top 50 powerful Louisvillians and chairman and managing director of Blue Equity, LLC., Jonathan S. Blue, one of the speakers of this year’s Invest Caribbean Now Power Forum in New York […]

    February 27, 2012BusinessNo comments
  23. DENZIL DOUGLAS REGIME AND RED CROSS COME TOGETHER AGAINST DENGUE

    An “Educational Risk Reduction for Dengue” inspired a collaborative effort between the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and the local Red Cross Society. The most recent, in a long history of cooperation between the Federal leadership and the humanitarian organization, the first phase of dengue initiative involved Red Cross volunteers going house to house […]

    February 26, 2012HealthNo comments
  24. Mr. Vegas Has NYC Rocking to the Sounds of ‘Sweet Jamaica’ – Album Due in March

    The Big Apple feels more like the Land of Wood and Water now that International music star Mr. Vegas has New York City rocking to the sounds of Sweet Jamaica. With stellar unplugged performances at Lincoln Center Theatre and Miss Lily’s Variety in Greenwich Village, anticipation is high for the release of his double album […]

    February 26, 2012Music, ReviewNo comments
  25. Multi Sector Trade Mission from Prince Edward Island tour Barbados: Feb. 27 to Mar. 2

    In what has become an annual event, a multi sector Trade Mission from Prince Edward Island, Canada, will be visiting Barbados as of February 27, 2012 to March 2, 2012. The 10 person Trade Mission is being organized from Canada with the full support of the Canadian High Commission. 8 export ready Canadian firms as […]

    February 26, 2012TravelNo comments