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  1. Christmas Message 2014: Richard Sealy, Chairman – Caribbean Tourism Organization

    It gives me great pleasure to bring you Season’s Greetings on behalf of the Council of Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism, the Board of Directors, management and staff of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). In due course we will report on our end of year performance but the data collected by the CTO’s research department […]

    December 31, 2014TravelNo comments
  2. JIVING AROUND WITH 2015: Cleric reprimanded during School Vacation to prevent Strike

    Hey, it’s that time again when we look at some of the top things for the previous year… Ever wondered why this teacher was punished so long after the fact? If he was disciplined during regular school-time would it not have been easier to rally support against the move via colleagues engaging a concentrated protest? […]

    December 31, 2014Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  3. New Year’s Day Message: Congress of Trade Unions & Staff Associations of Barbados

    Fellow Barbadians, we have much to be thankful for as we ruminate on our past and stand on the threshold of 2015. Over the past four hundred years we have had a relatively peaceful and stable developmental path. Barbados has from time to time experienced critical moments in its historical development, and it is to […]

    December 31, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. Founder/Bishop Emeritus of Life & Light Apostolic Assembly, St. Lucy died at 102

    Bishop Boyce who celebrated his 102nd birth date on April 24, 2014, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital… He first established Life & Light Apostolic Assembly over seventy five years ago and remained its Spiritual Leader until retirement. Thereafter, he continued to perform a pivotal role in the functioning of the Church. He is […]

    December 31, 2014Events, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Art Afternoon on the Boucan — Asher Mains presents portraits

    On Sunday afternoon at Crayfish Bay in St. Mark’s, a most unusual art exhibition took place. The farmers were the audience gathered there, and a few visitors who were staying at the Crayfish Bay guest house. The literati of art were absent, as were the politicians and TV cameras. No fashonistas stood with wine glasses […]

    December 31, 2014Featured, PaintingNo comments
  6. JIVING AROUND WITH 2015 – A STONE’S THROW AWAY? COURTESY: NEIL DeGRASSE TYSON

    When one meets Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the first apparent thing is his HEIGHT. I would safely say he’s 6’3″ at least (I’m 5’11¾” so that’s 4 inches of difference). Yet when one sees him chatting you don’t get that impression, he’s the opposite of Tina Turner – she’s like 5’3″ and you feel she’s 6’2″, […]

    December 31, 2014Review, TechnologyNo comments
  7. ‘Phenomenal to work at CARDI’ says Belize staffer; Dr. Nickeisha Reid of Jamaica ‘extremely grateful to CARDI for scholarship’

    In his 40th Anniversary message, CARDI’s Executive Director, Dr. Arlington Chesney paid homage to the staff of the Institute, giving ‘a special thanks to all of the management and staff who have worked for the last 40 years under very challenging circumstances to enable the Institute to be a meaningful contributor to the development of […]

    December 31, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  8. Over 100 youngsters experienced special Christmas treat thanks to FirstCaribbean

    A truly extraordinary Christmas was given to over 100 children, who are wards of the island’s children’s homes or in foster care, through a party hosted for them during Yuletide. About 108 excited children were at the playing field next to Simpson Motors in Warrens and entertained at a special “Christmas Wonderland” party replete with jumping castles, balloon artistes, face painters and […]

    December 31, 2014EventsNo comments
  9. SXM Airport Staff Volunteer for Simpson Bay Lagoon Clean Up

    Several management and staff of the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, were among the volunteers who participated in a recent clean up of the Simpson Bay Lagoon. The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) organized the clean up, in collaboration with the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association and the Nature Foundation, […]

    December 31, 2014NatureNo comments
  10. INTRODUCING CHILEAN ARTIST: MARIA LUISA HERNANDEZ

    Born in Chile, Maria Luisa Hernandez has been a painter for as long as she can remember, starting as a child to make patterns in the kitchen from whatever she could find. After obtaining a Masters in Fine Arts at the Univerity of Chile, she followed her motto of ‘life, love and ambition‘, which took […]

    December 31, 2014PaintingNo comments
  11. “SAN ANDREAS” Disaster HD (Dwayne Johnson – 2015)

    After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think […]

    December 31, 2014Cinema, Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. KINGSMAN: The Secret Service, NEW RECRUITS (Interview 2015)

    Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

    December 31, 2014Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. March to AXIS – A Marvel Heroes 2015 One-Shot

    The AXIS event comes to the Marvel MMO in 2015! Take a sneak peek with this action-packed trailer!

    December 31, 2014Games, Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. “A LITTLE CHAOS” Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet & Matthias Schoenaerts – Historical 2015)

    A romantic drama following Sabine (Academy Award winner Kate Winslet), a strong-willed and talented landscape designer who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s new palace at Versailles. In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the […]

    December 31, 2014Cinema, Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. JIVING AROUND WITH 2015: What’s Cooking? UK Channel hoped for a Freebie…

    In March, a television crew from the UK sought my expertise and I learned another popular contributor for this website Rosemary Parkinson author of Barbados Bu’n-Bu’n was also approached… They wanted us to do it for free? Here’s what the Daily Nation said (in part);- Barbadian cuisine will be showcased to an international audience by […]

    December 31, 2014Featured, TravelNo comments
  16. IDB to launch new open data portal on development in Latin America & Caribbean

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) just revealed it will launch in the first quarter of 2015 Numbers for Development, a free and open data portal focused on Latin American and Caribbean development indicators. The new portal will allow users to access and utilize a wealth of IDB data on topics ranging from social inclusion to global […]

    December 29, 2014BusinessNo comments
  17. “Lizzy Lizard left me wanting more!” by Melba A. Wescott

    Lizzy Lizard by Robin Boasman is a colorful and very appealing book for children and for anyone who is fascinated with colors and animals. The main character of this oversized hardcover storybook is Lizzy Lizard. Lizzy Lizard proves that in order to gain a friend you must show yourself friendly and that showing yourself friendly […]

    December 29, 2014BooksNo comments
  18. CAYMAN 123 TRAVEL RAISES THE BAR WITH DIGICEL MORE: New travel app give customers best value thanks to mobile advertising

    Cayman 123 Travel is an independent travel agency based in Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands offering a wide variety of travel services including accommodation, air travel bookings, car rentals, corporate travel, cruises and vacation packages. This year, Cayman 123 Travel CEO, Theresa Chin, took her business to the next level when she launched her […]

    December 29, 2014Technology1 comment
  19. HIV food bank’s stock replenished by BARP this Yuletide

    Food donations collected at the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) Volunteers Christmas party were recently given to the HIV/AIDS Food Bank. Mrs. Hazel Norville, Chairperson of the BARP Social Activities Committee stated it was indeed a pleasure to make this contribution on behalf of the association and she is looking forward to doing more […]

    December 29, 2014HealthNo comments
  20. AIDS Activist Continues Row to New York City

    Victor Mooney, 49, of Queens, New York returns home today after recovering The Spirit of Malabo from Haiti. Mr. Mooney was robbed by pirates off the coast of Haiti while heading home in October. In a ten year quest that took three failed attempts, Mooney successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean in June becoming the first […]

    December 29, 2014SailingNo comments
  21. “THE PHOENIX PROJECT” 21st Century Frankenstein Redux? (Sci-Fi – 2015)

    Four young scientists work to craft a machine to reanimate deceased organisms. As the project develops, the machine exceeds their wildest expectations, creating boundless possibilities that challenge the very nature of human existence. However, success with this experiment comes at a price, as ulterior motives and reckless abandon lead to consequences none of them could […]

    December 29, 2014Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. ZERO BELLY DIET by David Zinczenko

    Zero Belly Diet is the revolutionary new plan to turn off your fat genes and help keep you lean for life! Nutrition expert David Zinczenko — the New York Times bestselling author of the Abs Diet series, Eat This, Not That! series, and Eat It to Beat It!—has spent his entire career learning about belly […]

    December 29, 2014Books, Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. “To Write Love on Her Arms” – Kat Dennings (True Story)

    Based on the true story that started a global movement, To Write Love on Her Arms presents a vision of hope, healing and redemption. Emmy® Award winner Kat Dennings (“2 Broke Girls”) stars as Renee, a Florida girl who struggles with addiction and abuse. In a creative blend of artistic fantasy and music conflicted with […]

    December 29, 2014Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. “THE LOFT,” James “Enchanted” Marsden & Karl “Star Trek” Urban (Thriller – 2015)

    Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) and James Marsden (Superman Returns, 2 Guns, Enchanted) star in the tense psychological thriller THE LOFT, the story of five married guys who conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city… A place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But […]

    December 29, 2014Cinema, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. “Cuba: Challenges & Chances for the Caribbean” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    With the best intentions on the part of the Cuban government, the new relationship between the United States and Cuba – welcome as it undoubtedly is – will pose serious challenges for the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The challenges will come in two crucial areas: tourism, and investment from the US. Neither will have to […]

    December 28, 2014Business, FeaturedNo comments