1. Getting Somalia back on its feet – Op Ed by UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague

    Yesterday Britain hosted a major international conference on Somalia, attended by heads of government and senior representatives from more than 50 countries and organisations, including UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon, the AU Secretary General Jean Ping, Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a large delegation of Somali leaders. […]

    February 24, 2012PoliticalNo comments
  2. BYDC Press Release – Youth Employment: A global challenge in need of local solutions

    Across the world there is an issue which has riveted the attention of world leaders in several esteemed institutions. This issue has also forced European leaders to consider pumping €22 billion into programmes at the recently concluded World Economic Forum and has been described as a ‘global time bomb’ by British labour leader Ed Miliband. […]

    February 24, 2012BusinessNo comments

    If everything goes according to plan, Barbados could have its Cultural Industries Development Bill completed and enacted by the middle of this year. With this in mind, the Division of Culture and Sports is working assiduously to ensure its stakeholders and members of the public get an opportunity to thoroughly examine the draft Bill and […]

    February 24, 2012PoliticalNo comments
  4. {UPDATED – Likely to reach Sun. 26th Feb!} Green and White “Tusmobil” rowing boat due via North Point at Port St Charles

    {EDITOR’S NOTE – MOST CURRENT STATUS: They are now due to arrive into Port St Charles at 6:00 pm local today (26 Feb). One of the crew members injured their hand last night due to an emergency repair of the oar gate, but they have patched him up and are soldiering on.} Perhaps this afternoon […]

    February 24, 2012SportsNo comments
  5. Taste of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Real Barsoom: plus more of Disney’s Version – JCM/John Carter Of Mars

    We made a most imposing and awe-inspiring spectacle as we strung out across the yellow landscape; the two hundred and fifty ornate and brightly colored chariots, preceded by an advance guard of some two hundred mounted warriors and chieftains riding five abreast and one hundred yards apart, and followed by a like number in the […]

    February 24, 2012Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. John Carter – Disney’s Behind the Scenes Interviews & real Edgar Rice Burroughs text

    And now as my eyes fell upon him, I saw that he was no Thark, for his ornaments and metal were not of that horde. He was a huge fellow, terribly scarred about the face and chest, and with one broken tusk and a missing ear. Strapped on either breast were human skulls and depending […]

    February 24, 2012Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. Sure’n Begorrah! ‘Tis St Patrick’s Day with Barbados’ Merrymen for The Ark: Fundraiser at Mahogany Ridge, March 17th

    If one recalls the erstwhile Lancaster Gallery, it’s a bit past there in same direction towards Apes Hill

    February 24, 2012Music, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Hereafter (Warner Bros. Pictures) – George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cecile De France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. Meanwhile, a London schoolboy named Marcus is touched by death in a different […]

    February 24, 2012CinemaNo comments
  9. “Tomorrow When the War Began” – Australian Teens go MacGyver from John Marsden Novel

    Tomorrow When the War Began – directed by Stuart Beattie | starring Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood and Lincoln Lewis, coming to theatres 24th February 2012.

    February 24, 2012Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Barbadian Tax Treaty plays role in Caracas firm’s nationalisation fight

    A Barbados-based holding company led by executives of Empresas Polar has filed an international arbitration claim against President Hugo Chavez’s government over its nationalization of a fertilizer project, documents show. According to the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Barbados-based “Gambrinus, Corp” registered a claim against Venezuela on December 2 […]

    February 24, 2012BusinessNo comments
  11. NO Witness NO Justice: British High Commission launches project to encourage witness participation

    The British High Commission has been working with stakeholders in Barbados and the region to raise the importance of witnesses in criminal trials. The project, called “No Witness No Justice”, has two key aims: To encourage greater witness participation and to enhance victim and witness rights. To promote these objectives, a short film and school […]

    February 24, 2012CrimeNo comments
  12. U.S. Embassy Celebrating Black Excellence in February

    The U.S. Embassy will be closing out Black History Month by focusing its attention on the best of the Black community. Next Tuesday, February 28th, the Embassy will host a panel discussion on Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU’s) at the Barbados Community College. Embassy staff members and the former U.S. Ambassador to the Marshall […]

    February 24, 2012EducationNo comments
  13. Reality Weekends by Sunglass Hut, Bridgetown – Buzz, Tourette’s Rasta in Huge Box

    “” The #1 Barbados reality show is mainly a trendy show, combined hilarious street interviews, pranks, all types of stunts and a whole ton of reality with weekends in Barbados and other countries. We are currently embarking on the production of this programming and look forward to bringing you, the 1st season season of the […]

    February 24, 2012Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. Firearms Office closes early on Friday: Earl & Countess of Wessex visit, etc.

    The Administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force informs the public that on Friday 24th February 2012, the Firearms Office will close at 12:00 noon. Normal business hours will continue on Monday 27th February 2012. Enquiries can be made at telephone number 430-7244. David Welch | Inspector Public Relations Officer of the RBPF

    February 22, 2012CrimeNo comments
  15. President Obama croons “Sweet Home Chicago” with Blues Legend B.B. King at White House fundraiser

    US President Barack Obama is persuaded by blues legend Buddy Guy to sing a few lines of Sweet Home Chicago with B.B. King at a White House blues festival.

    February 22, 2012Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. “A Pink & Purple Affair” 3rd March 2012: Hilton Barbados & “Mars and Venus in Harmony, Part II” 7th March 2012 at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination

    Imagine a Barbados where people (especially women) did not need to rely so heavily on government handouts… Imagine a Barbados where our “pride and industry” could be brought to the forefront, our natural talents honed and polished…. Imagine a Barbados where our women can go forth with confidence and work to their best ability in […]

    February 22, 2012HealthNo comments
  17. Caribbean Fine Arts (CaFA) Fair to Open at Two Mile Hill on March 7th in Barbados

    The CaFA Fair opens on the 7th of March with 35 exhibitors of paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, original limited edition prints and new media exploring the cultural traditions of the Caribbean.

    February 22, 2012Arts, Events, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Barbadians can now jump on the property ownership ladder with a completed 3 bedroom home for an initial payment as little as BDS $37,000. This is according to Managing Director of Terra Caribbean Andrew Mallalieu, who was speaking during the launch of Valley View, a new housing development in Vaucluse, St. Thomas. “Valley View is […]

    February 22, 2012BusinessNo comments
  19. 2012 International Diaspora Arts Festival: Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, U.W.I’s Cave Hill Campus

    End of Year Students’ Presentations – 22nd March to 7th May, 2012

    February 22, 2012Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  20. Barbados Investors & Policyholders Alliance bans Bajan Reporter: Is CLICO winning?

    The CLICO Barbados war is getting very heated now and the Bajan Reporter is a casualty, not in a way expected yet not so surprising – BIPA’s lawyer via third parties requested me to remove a video I had from one of their meetings. No big deal, I replaced it with a Q&A session from […]

    February 22, 2012BusinessNo comments
  21. View “Natural Selection” – Not Darwin, Comedy Trailer

    When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he’s been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a journey to find his eldest biological son – a mullet-headed, foul-mouthed ex-con with whom she develops an odd but meaningful relationship.

    February 21, 2012Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. Trinidad’s Soca Band “Karma” brings the rhythm and rhyme to LIME for P.O.S’ Carnival 2012

    The ultra all-Inclusive event ‘LIME’ which recently took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port-Of-Spain received a premium dose of Chutney and Soca flavour courtesy Caribbean music band Karma. Set to the backdrop of the picturesque downtown Port-Of-Spain waterfront, the dynamic Karma initiated the soundtrack to what was one of this Carnival season’s most […]

    February 21, 2012Music, ReviewNo comments

    A team of four ex-Royal Marines are celebrating today after completing their Atlantic row challenge over the weekend, raising a phenomenal £120,000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity. On 14th December, the four-man boat, named HM&S Twiggy, departed the Canary Islands for Barbados. 65 days, 2604 miles and 2,880 boiled sweets later, the team arrived in […]

    February 21, 2012SportsNo comments
  24. Rihanna Celebrates 24th Birthday With Armand de Brignac

    Barbadian superstar Rihanna recently celebrated her 24th birthday in style with the world’s number one champagne brand, Armand de Brignac, which is distributed locally by Mount Gay Distilleries Limited. During a Caribbean-themed party at the Hearst Mansion in Beverly Hills, California in the United States, the international music icon was surprised with a birthday cake […]

    February 21, 2012RihannaNo comments

    Reggae rising star Romaine Virgo, who made international headlines last year when he became the first ever reggae artist to perform on one of country music’s most revered stages – the Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee – is again in the spotlight, this time for securing a whopping 4 nominations for the 2011 Linkage […]

    February 20, 2012Events, Music1 comment