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  1. ORDINARY ANGELS (2023) Hilary Swank, Alan Ritchson

    Inspired by the incredible true story of a hairdresser who single-handedly rallies an entire community to help a widowed father save the life of his critically ill young daughter.

    May 10, 2023Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments

    Appleton Estate, a global leader in premium aged rums, is proud to announce the launch of Ruby AnniversaryEdition, a limited-edition release celebrating Master Blender Joy Spence’s 40 years of craftsmanship with the distillery. Ruby Anniversary Edition is an exclusive release unlike any before it in the brand’s 270-year history: it is a blend of 5 […]

    January 14, 2022AgricultureNo comments
  3. Building Rum Heritage: Unique Opportunity to Promote Agrotourism Through Rum

    Two regional organisations have joined forces to promote the distinct qualities of two Caribbean iconic products – rum and tourism. The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association Inc. (WIRSPA) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) recently hosted a webinar on “Building Rum Heritage: Adding Value through Visitor Experiences.” This jointly organised […]

    November 17, 2021AgricultureNo comments
  4. Caribbean Rum Producers Continue to Encourage Responsible Drinking

    Members of the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) met recently and recommitted themselves to focussing on collaborative actions to encourage and promote responsible drinking and reducing the harmful use of alcohol. The Caribbean Rum Producers made this commitment despite their businesses suffering heavy losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. The producers, from […]

    December 18, 2020AgricultureNo comments
  5. Barbados Muslim Association remembers Owen Arthur

    The Muslim community joins Barbadians at this time of national sorrow and extends its deepest condolences to the family, citizens and Government of Barbados on the passing of Barbados’ former Prime Minister, Professor Owen Seymour Arthur. Professor Arthur left an indelible mark on the landscape of Barbados and the lives of Barbadians as he vigorously […]

    July 31, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  6. Address to Barbados by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on passing of 5th PM, Owen Seymour Arthur July 27, 2020Events, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. Caribbean Hospitality Professionals to benefit from training through WIRSPA/WSET Partnership

    Mixologists, bartenders and other hospitality professionals in the Caribbean, who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be the beneficiaries of a partnership between the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA) and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Beverage alcohol and other hospitality professionals over the age of 18 will […]

    July 11, 2020AgricultureNo comments
  8. Caribbean Rum Producers to Benefit from Maintained Brexit Tariffs

    Despite changes coming as a result of Brexit, Caribbean Rum will continue to be protected from unfair competition from subsidised cheap rum entering the UK market from other countries. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union on 31 December 2020, the existing tariffs will remain and Caribbean Rum Producers will continue to benefit from […]

    July 6, 2020BusinessNo comments
  9. Limits to alcoholic beverage sales in the DR lifted for Christmas season into 2020

    The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Interior and Police (MIP) announced the lifting of their curfew for the purchase of alcoholic beverages. Since Thursday, 5 December 2019 until Tuesday, 7 January 2020 there will be no time restrictions to the sale of alcoholic beverages at bars, discos and restaurants. The lifting of the curfew is on […]

    December 10, 2019ControversyNo comments
  10. Second Caribbean Distilling Seminar held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    October saw the holding of the second Caribbean Distilling Seminar, this time in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The event, which was held for its second consecutive year, from 7th to 11th October 2019, was a joint effort between the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA), Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) and the […]

    December 6, 2019AgricultureNo comments
  11. ‘The Way Back’ – Ben Affleck, Janina Gavankar

    A former High School basketball phenom, struggling with alcoholism, is offered a coaching job at his alma mater. As the team starts to win, he may have a reason to confront his old demons. But will it be enough to set him on the road to redemption?

    November 24, 2019Sports, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. The Fight for Breathalyzer Tests in Barbados: Richard Cox’s Legacy

    The year 2018 had one of the highest fatality rates in Barbados in over a decade, with roughly 30-35% of road fatalities being attributed to driving under the influence. Recently, one of the most fervent warriors for road safety and the use of breathalyzers in Barbados, Richard Cox, passed away. Sharmane Roland-Bowen, President of the Barbados Road Safety Association, […]

    October 2, 2019Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments

    Caribbean Rum producers have welcomed the signing of a trade deal between the Caribbean Forum of ACP States (CARIFORUM) and the United Kingdom. The deal, which was finalised in St. Lucia & will come into effect on the departure of the UK from the European Union and it seeks to mirror the benefits provided to […]

    April 23, 2019BusinessNo comments
  14. UK signs trade continuity agreement with Caribbean countries

    UK businesses and consumers will benefit from a trade continuity agreement maintaining current arrangements with countries in the Caribbean soon after Britain leaves the EU. Trade Policy Minister George Hollingbery signed the UK-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Ministers and representatives from Barbados, Belize, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, The Republic of Guyana, Jamaica, Saint […]

    March 25, 2019PoliticalNo comments
  15. “Hard Sell” – Kristen Chenoweth, Dramedy HD

    A high school student struggling to help his suffering mom and their sick dog forms an unlikely friendship with a beautiful runaway.

    April 3, 2016Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. TRANSATLANTIC COFFEE: A 41 year old clown falls in love with a teenage stripper…

    Alex is battling bleak circumstances within his version of a hostile world. However, his outlook evolves with the emergence of the young, sharp and adventurous, Mandie. The oddball duo embrace each other for who they are, until Alex’s secret trauma bubbles to the surface, leaving for a climax that should not be missed. A Movie […]

    April 28, 2014Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments