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  1. NIFCA Literary Arts Essays: Resurgence

    The dictionary defines Politics as the “activities associated with the governance of a country especially debate or conflict among people and parties to achieve power”. My exposure to politics began when I was ten years old. The year was 1999 – an election year – perhaps the perfect time to understand conflict between parties competing […]

    December 26, 2022BooksNo comments
  2. Barbados urged to make British Parliamentarian give back property for family’s slave past

    C A V E A T Received this via anonymous remailer, the story has appeared in many UK dailies. The Draxes must go! They should donate all their property to the people of Barbados as retribution so that we can develop the whole property as an International Slave Museum. The house would be retained to […]

    December 18, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley Celebrates the Life of Francine “Singing Francine” Edwards

    The Caribbean region lost one of its most beloved daughters of music and culture in Francine Edwards, better known as Singing Francine. While born in Barbados on February 13th, 1943, Edwards would move to Trinidad & Tobago at a young age and become a pioneering force in music, particularly in the beloved genres of calypso […]

    December 17, 2022Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  4. Difficult Conversations – The Age of Lump

    The Fair-Trading Commission’s rate hearings are tragically amusing. Essentially, Emera (BL&P) are telling Barbadians that 1 + 1 = 38.692. Based on the recent pattern, it is foreseen that FTC will find that 1 + 1 is a number higher than 32. Several intervenors are using evidence and reason to show that it is sheer […]

    October 4, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. REBOOT (2022) Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key

    Creator: Steven Levitan Stars: Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key

    September 5, 2022Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. “BLACK POWERFUL – HOW ONE TRINIDADIAN MAN CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF LANGUAGE FOREVER”

    SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, 2022 1:00 PM BLACK POWERFUL – HOW ONE TRINIDADIAN MAN CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF LANGUAGE FOREVER Hosted by Amanda Choo Quan in conversation with Natasha Marin, Abeyo Jackson, and Yao Ramesar. Location: Virtual via ZOOM Event Description: Kwame Ture invented the philosophy of “Black Power“– and yet, on the off chance he […]

    September 3, 2022Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  7. Oscar ‘Astro’ Browne is Culturama 48 Senior Kaiso Monarch of Nevis

    Brownhill’s own Oscar “Astro” Browne has added yet another calypso crown to his trophy case, winning Nevis’ Culturama 48 TDC Senior Kaiso Monarch late last week.   Eight calypsonians faced off in two rounds, each rendering one song each round. At the end of the night the Kaiso Finals came down to the battle of the kings, […]

    August 4, 2022MusicNo comments
  8. 2nd August Screening of the film Newton Unsilenced at Barbados Museum

    The Barbados Museum & Historical Society and Community Arts class of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus is pleased to invite you to the screening of the film Newton Unsilenced which is scheduled to take place on the emancipation bank holiday Tuesday, 2nd August 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Barbados Museum […]

    July 31, 2022Cinema, Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. SHE SAID (2022) Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan

    Director: Maria Schrader Writers: Jodi Kantor (based on book by), Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Megan Twohey (based on book by) Stars: Tom Pelphrey, Carey Mulligan & Jennifer Ehle

    July 18, 2022Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. THE WOMAN KING – Lashana Lynch, Viola Davis & Hero Fiennes Tiffin

    A historical epic inspired by the true events that happened in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

    July 12, 2022Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. PRIZEFIGHTER (2022) Russell Crowe

    At the turn of the 19th century, Pugilism was the sport of kings and a gifted young boxer fought his way to becoming champion of England.

    June 21, 2022Sports, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. Fires of Division: Season of Emancipation

    The National Cultural Foundation is pleased to officially mark the first day of this year’s Season of Emancipation, which falls on anniversary of the Bussa Rebellion, with an original production called Fires of Division. The theatre arts and spoken word piece speaks to all of the obstacles and separations that occurred throughout the journey from emancipation. […]

    April 20, 2022Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  13. BEING THE RICARDOS (NEW 2021) Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem

    Follows Lucy and Desi as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.

    December 15, 2021Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. Canoe Points to National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    In advance of the 20th anniversary of those killed in the 9/11 attacks, Don Victor Mooney, President of H.R. 1242 Resilience Project has written to National September 11 Memorial & Museum seeking their consent to include a canoe used to honor the heroes and victims of September 11 for permanent exhibition. The canoe was used […]

    September 9, 2021SailingNo comments
  15. GEL STAFF START 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS WITH COMMEMORATIVE WALK

    Staff from the Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) Head Office and its various subsidiaries, started the company’s 100th anniversary celebrations with a walk to commemorate the journey that founder J.N. Goddard took when he walked from St. John to Bridgetown to sell his cow over 100 years ago. Entitled “Retracing GEL’s History – A Trek from […]

    September 9, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  16. British jump trainers: Four of the best

    Jump jockeys usually get a lot of credit for the wins they achieve on race days, but there is always hard work going on behind the scenes. It is the trainer who masterminds the wins by fine-tweaking tactics and ensures the horse is comfortable in the stable before making their way to the paddock. Betdaq […]

    August 27, 2021Breaking News, Featured, SportsNo comments
  17. UK philanthropist donates US$500,000 to UWI Global Giving as personal reparation

    It was a series about the Atlantic slave trade on the BBC that shocked Bridget Freeman. Up until then, she knew almost nothing about the plight of free Africans who boarded ships and were taken throughout the world and sold into slavery. “I was horrified and it touched me and I thought dear God, this […]

    August 25, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  18. HOUSE OF GUCCI, MGM Studios -Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino

    House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control.

    August 24, 2021Fashion, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Blood Brothers: Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

    An extraordinary story behind the friendship of two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Few people understand the bond these men shared. The charismatic and outspoken Olympic champion who charmed the nation, and the excon-turned intellectual revolutionary who railed against the evils of white oppression by speaking […]

    August 20, 2021Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. Historical conservationists voice concern over destruction of Slave Market wall in Charlestown

    The issue of destruction of historical sites on Nevis has surfaced again with the recent destruction at the historical Slave Market site in Charlestown, prompting historical conservationists to voice concern over the incident. In a press statement by the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS) on July 23, 2021, the society registered its alarm with […]

    July 29, 2021ControversyNo comments
  21. Bridgetown US Embassy Celebrates 4th of July with Barbados

    U.S. Ambassador to Barbados Linda Taglialatela met with Governor General Dame Sandra Mason to convey the best wishes of the American people on the 245th anniversary of their independence and to celebrate the close ties between the United States of America and Barbados. “Whether our support to CDEMA in preparation for storms like Hurricane Elsa […]

    July 4, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  22. HERO Has Landed on Cineplex and Amazon Prime Video

    HERO, the film inspired by the extraordinary life of Caribbean-born Ulric Cross, is now available exclusively in Canada on Premium VOD in the Cineplex Store and Prime Video in the U.S. and U.K since May 21st, 2021. HERO stars Trinidad’s Nickolai Salcedo in the title role, Peter Williams (Stargate SG1), Joseph Marcell (FreshPrince of Bel […]

    May 26, 2021CinemaNo comments
  23. In the shadow of 2018’s “Redwash,” Former BLP Campaign Mgr brags ‘The Democratic Labour Party has much to celebrate this year’

    This year holds particular significance for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). The party will celebrate its 60th (Diamond) Anniversary of being first elected to government in 1961, and the 50th (Gold) Anniversary of being elected as the first government under the single member constituency system. The 1961 General Elections were the first held subsequent to […]

    May 25, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  24. 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
  25. 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