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  1. Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh shot and killed during Israeli raid in the West Bank

    The IPI global network is horrified and deeply saddened over the killing of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead while reporting on an Israeli raid in the West Bank on May 11. According to Al Jazeera, Abu Akleh and a group of reporters were fired on by Israeli forces. IPI demands […]

    May 12, 2022Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Sanders Commentary: Those who damage legal international order must be held to account

    Over the last few weeks since the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, the world has witnessed the greatest weakness in the machinery entrusted with maintaining international peace and security. That machinery is the UN Security Council in which 5 permanent members each have a power of veto over all decisions. The weakness is […]

    April 13, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. Bridgetown US Embassy Joins with the Nidhe Israel Synagogue for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    U.S. Ambassador to Barbados Linda Taglialatela and members of the U.S. Embassy community participated in a candle lighting ceremony at the Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum in Bridgetown to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday, January 27. Chairman of the Barbados Synagogue Historic District Sir Paul Altman welcomed the delegation and led the group […]

    January 28, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. Former BLP Campaign Manager suggests stories at CBC are disappearing?

    Are news stories at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) being washed through the newly created Public Affairs Department? Are select stories being deliberately omitted from CBC’s coverage, unlike at the other media houses, where they are widely covered? Given my personal experience of what transpired over the past week, I am now forced to ask […]

    May 19, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  5. Facebook is so 1990s, switch to Telegram, keep your chats secret and send large files easily!

    Are you tired of landing up in Facebook jail because of your WhatsApp status transferring anything – one is prudish while the other is a slut? Make the change, encourage all of your friends and family (you too) to join the Bajan Reporter Irregulars and stay informed via Telegram!

    March 14, 2021Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  6. Trump issues orders banning TikTok and WeChat from operating in 45 days if they are not sold by Chinese parent companies

    USA’s 45th President Donald Trump yesterday issued an executive order that would ban the social media app TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies. The orders, which use similar language, do not state that a certain amount of money from the […]

    August 7, 2020Technology, Video GalleryNo comments

    The BAC regrets the passing of the late Owen Seymour Arthur and further, recognises his contribution to education and to the regional integration movement, that he made. The Council credits his visionary leadership, which saw the establishment of both the Barbados Accreditation Council Act 2004 and the Caribbean Community (Movement of Skilled Nationals) Act, 2004. […]

    July 30, 2020EventsNo comments
  8. Statement from BARJAM on barring of media personnel

    The Barbados Association of Journalists and Media Workers (BARJAM) condemns the treatment meted out to media professionals on Saturday, June 27 while attempting to cover the court appearance of the man charged with the murder of news photographer Christoff Griffith and contractor Glenroy James. BARJAM is deeply concerned that reporters and photographers who went to […]

    June 29, 2020Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Police Post in St Lawrence Gap to be refurbished – However was there a Media Shut Out? Were all present for Donation?

    The Tourism Development Corporation, the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association and the friends of St. Lawrence Gap Committee partnered with Royal Barbados Police Force in providing assistance with the refurbishment of the Police Caravan located at St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church. Luckily there were no pesky blogging entities present like The Bajan Reporter who’d ask […]

    September 9, 2019Crime, FeaturedNo comments

    Two of the most vilified and satirised leaders from America were the 44th and 45th Presidents of the United States, while internationally, also possibly Theresa May, Prime Minister from the UK, each taking their spoofs and slings differently. Theresa May and Barack H. Obama for the most part treated the slurs and jokes as non-existent […]

    June 11, 2019Breaking News, Featured, Political1 comment
  11. 2018: A Dark Year for Press Freedom Worldwide

    Around the world, press freedom faced a litany of attacks in 2018, as political leaders unwilling to accept scrutiny increasingly jail, prosecute or undermine the credibility of critical journalists. As many as 78 journalists were killed in 2018, according to the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Death Watch, as scores of murders in previous years remain mired […]

    December 28, 2018Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Sir Ruel vows to fight Political Censorship – Bajans have the right to differing views!

    Calypsonian, Chad Sir Ruel Bowen, is at a loss why his two social commentary offerings for Crop Over 2017 — Can’t Get My Vote and Run Fuh Cover — have been banned by the radio stations of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Starcom Network Inc. Sir Ruel confirmed in an interview with Bajan Vibes […]

    July 2, 2017Controversy, Music, Video GalleryNo comments

    CALYPSONIAN CHAD ‘SIR RUEL’ BOWEN is singing the blues after both the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Voice Of Barbados VOB) pulled the plug on two of his social commentaries. “I have two political songs – Run For Cover, written by Nick Joseph, and Not My Vote written by Invader. CBC has banned both but […]

    July 2, 2017Controversy, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. Social Care Minister believes detractors should face prison time for excessive litigation

    In reviewing the ongoing legal battle against the erection of the Hyatt Centric complex on Bay St, one Government Minister believes time spent in Dodds may speed up the fruition of building… Mr Blackett vented frustration at what he perceives as politically motivated spanners being thrown into the works of Government and private sector initiatives, […]

    April 17, 2017Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  15. Barbadian Press Freedom – If you Graze not Grate, then it’s Great!

    “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” – Marcus Garvey There are those who still get a surprise to learn Bob Marley‘s famous song was a quotation and not an original statement. The quotation is utterly appropriate as we proceed to enter Emancipation and August to examine Press Freedom… It has […]

    August 1, 2016Breaking News, EditorialNo comments
  16. This Is The Year That Was – 2015 belongs to Quality Service & ex-Missing Person(s), plus Bajans abroad and more…

    The Bajan Reporter came into being on 23rd December nine years ago – today we reflect on 2015 and what was hot at this popular web locale… 2015 will be special for many for many reasons – regular readers are aware at Bajan Reporter the statistics for year-enders is based on shares from Facebook, up […]

    December 27, 2015Editorial, OddityNo comments
  17. Japanese journalist found not guilty of defaming South Korea’s President

    The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomes today’s Seoul Central District Court’s verdict that acquits former Sankei Shimbun Seoul bureau chief Tatsuya Kato of defaming President Park Geun-hye. Nonetheless, IPI reminds South Korean authorities that criminalising defamation falls dramatically short of international legal standards and has a chilling effect on journalists. “IPI welcomes Mr. Kato’s acquittal […]

    December 22, 2015Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  18. UWI Social Sciences Dean clashes with Bajan Reporter at Public-Private Launch: Select business students in for Tuition ease

    In what should have been a simple announcement of good news, ended up as a clash between the Dean of the faculty of Social Sciences and the Bajan Reporter over what makes proper coverage of an event, it soon escalated to a point where the blogger urged Dr Justin Robinson to urge the Governor of […]

    August 20, 2015Education, FeaturedNo comments
  19. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, Movie: The story of N.W.A.

    In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton […]

    August 4, 2015Cinema, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. “Hiroshima Cover-up: How the War Department’s Timesman Won a Pulitzer” by Amy Goodman & David Goodman

    The below article is an excellent example of how even the New York Times has twisted the facts and manipulated public opinion in order to support a deeper agenda. This revealing story covers the bombing of Hiroshima 70 years ago, yet the same deceptive techniques of distortion and manipulation continue to be used today to support […]

    August 1, 2015ControversyNo comments
  21. ‘COURT’ – Vivek Gomber, Pradeep Joshi & Usha Bane (India: 2015)

    A sewerage worker’s dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An aging folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the act. As the trial unfolds, the personal lives of the lawyers and […]

    July 30, 2015Cinema, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. “THE FIGHT-BACK HAS BEGUN!” by ‘Clement Payne Movement’

    Barbados – as we all know – is suffering from a dearth of national political leadership, and is currently in a state of crisis and great peril. But the good news is that we are beginning to see positive signs which suggest that the “fight-back” to save and restore Barbados has begun! These recent positive […]

    July 25, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  23. Head of IPI’s Turkish National Committee fired over tweet critical of Turkish president

    The International Press Institute (IPI) and its affiliate South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) said they were deeply troubled by the firing of IPI Turkish National Committee President Kadri Gürsel from his position as a columnist at Milliyet newspaper over a tweet critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. Gürsel was informed yesterday by the paper’s […]

    July 25, 2015ControversyNo comments

    Prime Minister Fumble Freundel Stuart has lamented what he refers to as a new era of industrial relations in Barbados, describing it as “choke and rob industrial relations“. Mr. Stuart recently decreed to the media over the “involuntary retirement dispute” don’t mind the fool is past 60 himself involving the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation and the National […]

    July 15, 2015Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  25. International Press Institute (IPI) urges Slovak cabinet to reverse decision to ignore newspaper

    The International Press Institute (IPI) called on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico to reverse a cabinet-wide decision to shut out a national newspaper at government press conferences in retaliation for the newspaper’s unflattering coverage. Members of Fico’s cabinet announced last week they’d ignore any questions from the newspaper Denník N on the basis of claims that it […]

    May 21, 2015PoliticalNo comments