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Tag Archives: history

  1. Statement from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on passing of Sir Courtney Blackman

    Sir Courtney Blackman was, without doubt, a true Barbadian legend, patriot and pioneer, whose contribution to public life, anchored as founding Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, was always aimed at the fostering of economic growth for the upliftment of all Barbadians. He lived for his country, whether at the helm of our premiere […]

    March 17, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. Call for Sir Frank Worrell statue to be raised in Heroes’ Square; by Dr Victor Eastmond

    With the recent location of the Lord Nelson statue to the museum, there is now a need for us to look to the future. Barbados has an illustrious history that boasts of our 96% education achievement along with our prowess in sports, especially cricket. I would like to recommend a replacement who fits the bill […]

    March 13, 2021Breaking News, Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  3. THE COURIER: Benedict Cumberbatch, Vladimir Chuprikov, Merab Ninidze & James Schofield

    Director: Dominic Cooke Writer: Tom O’Connor Stars: Vladimir Chuprikov, Merab Ninidze, James Schofield & Benedict Cumberbatch

    February 26, 2021Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. Difficult Conversations, Part 2 – When Truth is the Enemy

    During our lifetimes, we will likely care about things enough to do something about them. We may feel compelled to speak, write, march, or simply stand with those doing so. That is activism, and the aim is to influence our elected politicians to change government policies. There are two types of activists. There are those […]

    November 27, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  5. UWI and ACS through MOU commit to sustainable development, decolonisation and regionalism

    “This day we take another critical step in the deconstruction of the colonial Caribbean.” The MoU, signed in the English, Spanish and French languages, provides a framework for both institutions to cooperate on resource mobilisation, integration and furthering the sustainable development of the Caribbean region. In practical terms, the agreement will allow for the exchange […]

    November 17, 2020EducationNo comments
  6. Time Capsule to culminates 400 years of African American History in Africa

    New York based H.R. 1242 Resilience Project will culminate their yearlong commemoration for the 400 Years of African American History with burying a time capsule in Equatorial Guinea this week. Despite the global pandemic of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever that the bridges between Africa and its Diaspora weather this storm, said Don Victor […]

    October 17, 2020Featured, TravelNo comments
  7. Barbarians – Netflix

    Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without […]

    October 9, 2020Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. Game of Thrones Prequel: Trailer (HBO) – House of the Dragon

    House of the Dragon is Game of Thrones successor show based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, a history of House Targaryen set 300 years before the events in GoT. Although the show will not air before the year of 2022 HBO did give us a first taste of it with the release of […]

    September 29, 2020Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  9. Season 2 Of Tong Wars Drama Series WARRIOR, Based On The Writings Of Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee, Debuts This October, Exclusively On HBO Xtreme

    The drama series WARRIOR begins its ten-episode second season this October, exclusively on HBO Xtreme. Based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, WARRIOR was created by and is executive produced by Jonathan Tropper (CINEMAX’s “Banshee”) under Tropper Ink Productions, executive produced by Justin Lin (director of “Star Trek Beyond” and “Fast & […]

    September 14, 2020Cinema, Martial ArtsNo comments
  10. PATERSON CONFIDENT FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2020

    Three decades on from claiming the first overseas result in the Barbados Rally Club’s International All-Stage Rally – he finished ninth in 1991 in a Volkswagen Golf GTI – Britain’s Howard Paterson is pulling out all the stops to make sure he can compete in Sol Rally Barbados 2020. Against the background of uncertainties created […]

    September 11, 2020RallyNo comments
  11. “Denny, Nelson, and the Dishonourables” by Grenville Phillips II

    Yesterday (Sat 22 Aug 2020), David Denny led a protest against Nelson’s statue. I promised Adrian Green that I would join Denny, if anyone could provide any credible evidence supporting the claims made against Nelson. No one did. I have repeatedly stated that if Nelson is really this evil racist enslaver, and white-supremacist mass-murder of […]

    August 24, 2020Controversy, EditorialNo comments
  12. “PRIVATE VS. PUBLIC REMOVAL OF NELSON” by Dave & Marcia Weekes

    Dr. Anthony Gabby Carter and other leading Pan-Africanists have joined forces to make the following announcement to the government of Barbados. Are we trying to please a certain sector of our business community by trying to remove Horatio Nelson ‘s Statue PRIVATELY? There are rumours going around that the removal of Horacio Nelson’s Statue will […]

    August 21, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  13. Professor Arthur, laid in State at the House of Assembly – Bridgetown (Vol 4) August 14, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  14. Professor Arthur, laid in State at the House of Assembly – Bridgetown (Vol 3)

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and her Cabinet colleagues paid their respects to former leader Owen S. Arthur, filing past his casket, which laid in State at the House of Assembly – Parliament Buildings

    August 13, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  15. The Barbados Museum Appointment of Sub-Committee to Newton Enslaved Burial Ground

    Located in the Southern parish of Christ Church, the Newton Enslaved Burial Ground is the largest and earliest undisturbed sugar plantation communal enslaved burial grounds found in the Western Hemisphere. This site is a resting place for our African ancestors who were so cruelly removed from their homelands and forced to endure the horrors of […]

    August 10, 2020EventsNo comments
  16. Solutions Barbados: “Nelson The Astronaut”

    There is more evidence to support the claim that Nelson built a space shuttle, went into Earth’s orbit and brought back the cow that jumped over the moon, than for Nelson being a racist white supremacist mass-murderer. In both claims, history would need to be invented. Nelson modifying his ships to improve their performance during […]

    August 5, 2020EditorialNo comments
  17. DC Showcase’s Batman: Death in the Family – Interactive Movie (2020)

    Five fascinating tales from the iconic DC canon, including the first interactive film presentation in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment history, come to animated life in DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the anthology of 2019-2020 animated shorts arrives from WBHE on Blu-ray and Digital in Fall […]

    August 3, 2020Books, Cartoons, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. “Nelson to be Moved” by Grenville Phillips II

    Government decided that Nelson’s statue should be moved – based on thoroughly discredited information. The Government has chosen to believe false claims that Nelson was a racist, white supremacist mass-murderer. There is no credible evidence supporting the reckless accusations by our historians and political activists. The Government now wants to know where to put the […]

    July 28, 2020EditorialNo comments
  19. Tesla starring Ethan Hawke

    A freewheeling take on visionary inventor Nikola Tesla, his interactions with Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan’s daughter Anne, and his breakthroughs in transmitting electrical power and light.

    July 28, 2020Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. Women of Rugby Barbados, ready to go!

    The Senior Women are working on fitness at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium on Mondays from 5:00pm, with rugby training at the historic Garrison Savannah Wednesdays at 4:00pm, and Saturdays at 3:30pm. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the U19 Men train from 4:00pm also at the Garrison. The Women’s U19s will be training at the Garrison on […]

    July 27, 2020Photo Gallery, RugbyNo comments
  21. “Follow Pattern” by Dr Victor H. Eastmond, GCM (Different Stance on Nelson Statue)

    I would like to join the debate pertaining to Admiral Nelson’s statue located in Bridgetown, Barbados. I am aware that this debate followed the “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations with which I fully empathize but today, it has mushroomed into other areas such as toppling/removal of statues and racial equity. I would like to only focus […]

    July 8, 2020Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Drama Series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Debuts on HBO This August

    HBO’s new drama series, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff of the same name, debuts this August. The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow […]

    May 20, 2020BooksNo comments
  23. Hurryiet about it! New legislation for Harriet Tubman

    In commemoration of Harriet Tubman Day on March 10, internationally renowned actress, Gwendolyn Briley-Strand, brought Harriet Tubman to the Halls of Congress, and she brought some passengers with her. Local 1-2 of Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, Worcester County NAACP Branch, and HR 1242 Resilience Project were present to encourage Congress to introduce legislation […]

    March 17, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  24. Full Day of Activities to mark 350th anniversary of connection to Carolinas and celebrate the parish of St Peter

    This Saturday 15th February 2020 for the whole day Speightstown will be a hive of activity in every quarter with the event “Speightstown Alive – The Carolinas Link.” Colin Jordan, MP for St. Peter speaking at the launch lauded the focus on Heritage, which is the parish’s theme for We Gatherin 2020. Barbadians are invited […]

    February 13, 2020Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  25. Equatorial Guinea stands in solidarity at United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Program

    At the United Nations Headquarters recently, Equatorial Guinea Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Second Secretary, Isabel Avomo Sima, representing Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba, stood in solidarity for Holocaust Remembrance ceremony with Rev. Dr. William Shillady, CEO, City Society, Rabbi Joe Potasnik, Executive Vice President of New York Board of Rabbis, and Don Victor Mooney, […]

    January 31, 2020PoliticalNo comments