Tag Archives: Independence

  1. NCF Workshop sets the stage for Youth Steel Orchestra

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is well underway to rekindling the National Youth Steel Orchestra in time for a grand performance in November. Last Friday, September 3, sixty students separated in groups of 10’s completed a three-week steel pan workshop at St Leonard’s Boys School. The students in the workshop comprised of pre-teen music and […]

    September 15, 2021MusicNo comments
  2. 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
  3. Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy observed 54th Independence of Barbados

    Barbadians from all over the world convened on social media platforms recently to usher in the anniversary of Barbados starting off as a sovereign nation 54 years ago, and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy joined in on the joyous occasion. Minister Humphrey reminded viewers of We Sea, We Life – an […]

    December 5, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. Successful Vaccine to be given to Bajans at no cost, health of all not to be ransomed out

    A small but appreciative group gathered to watch the 54th Independence Day Parade & National Awards Ceremony in Heroes’ Square, The City, on Monday… During the ceremony, Governor General Dame Sandra Prunella Mason conferred awards on those who were named in this year’s Independence Day Honours List. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley delivered a message […]

    December 2, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  5. St. George PIC donates tablet to The Lodge School

    Leah Bascombe, St. George Parish Independence Ambassador is doing her part to help the students of The Lodge School who live in St. George. Due to the dangers of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, both primary and secondary schools have been forced to severely restrict school attendance and focus on e-learning. Ms. Bascombe is acutely aware […]

    July 9, 2020Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  6. Even the Private Sector Association sees the need for Lord Nelson to be shifted

    Members of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) continue to be engaged together with other Social Partners in the process of rebuilding our economy and society following the Covid-19 pandemic’s significant impact. At the same time, the BPSA too is cognizant of the present global, social and economic realities which could impact our small developing […]

    June 30, 2020Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  7. ‘One People – One Community’ in action, St. George helps its own

    Members of the St. George Parish Independence Committee are living up to the parish motto by donating hampers of food and household supplies to needy families. These supplies were collected from charitable donors in the parish. The COVID-19 shutdown has had a disastrous effect on the world economy, and the central parish of St. George, […]

    June 13, 2020HealthNo comments
  8. Barbados’ 51st Independence: Rocklyn Buses & Standpipes

    Yes, if you were a well behaved schoolchild, your bus-fare was 15 cents each way, even if you caught 4 buses a day… The little girl sipped from a lifesaver once seen all over the island, before running water in the majority of residences made a Standpipe obsolete… Police used to direct Traffic often instead […]

    November 26, 2017Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. Barbados’ 51st Independence: When a MerryMen fete could get you a trip to Caribbean neighbour?

    This took place at what is now the Hotel Pom Marine at the corner of Balmoral Gap and Navy Gardens near UN House. One dollar got you through the door and no shirt and tie, a lounge suit is now what we think of as Shirt-Jac’s or Guayaberas as they’re known in Cuba… You had […]

    November 26, 2017Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. Singer Romain Virgo and Unit Band to Headline Jamaica Independence Gala August 26th (Estelle to Co-host)

    On Saturday August 26th, the New York Hilton in Manhattan will be the site of the 55th annual Jamaica Grand Independence Gala. The black-tie event will present an elegant evening featuring a cocktail and dinner reception honoring distinguished community leaders. Hosted by the Jamaica Independence Foundation, Inc. under the patronage of the Consul General of […]

    August 21, 2017MusicNo comments
  11. Independence for St. Martin Foundation submits petition for new referendum on constitutional future of St. Martin to Parliament

    The petition for a new referendum on the constitutional future of St. Martin (South) was presented here to the Parliament of Sint Maarten on January 31, 2017, said Joseph H. Lake, Jr., president of the Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF). Members of the Foundation made the presentation at Parliament House, at approximately 10:30 am […]

    February 6, 2017Breaking News, Controversy, Featured1 comment
  12. Barbados already is a Republic, although Crown can still exert control

    Considering how the Barbadian constitution has invested many duties which previously were dispensed under British rule, essentially Barbados on gaining Independence is already a Republic. Professor Richard Drayton was fielding audience questions recently at Frank Collymore Hall under the auspices of the Central Bank of Barbados. Dr Drayton is of the firm view that when […]

    January 10, 2017EducationNo comments

    Fellow Barbadians and Friends of Barbados; Today Barbados completes 50 years as a member of the family of nations. I feel especially honoured to be able to address you on this historic occasion, on this our Golden Jubilee, as we celebrate our many achievements as a nation state – flooding, potholes, paid tertiary tuition at […]

    November 30, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    I am delighted to congratulate Barbados on the occasion of its 50th anniversary of independence. Barbados and the UK are united in our shared history, culture, language, and much more. The UK welcomes Barbados’ many achievements over the last 50 years. With its motto of ‘Pride and Industry‘, Barbados has become the forward-looking nation we […]

    November 30, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    The Honorary Consul to Barbados Mrs. Juliette Gooding-Michelin, and the Barbadian community in the Cayman Islands, are planning a number of activities to mark Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence this year. On 30 November 2016, Barbados will mark the 50th anniversary of Independence from Great Britain. Barbadians at home and in the Bajan Diaspora are […]

    May 8, 2016TravelNo comments
  16. Traffic Restrictions for Launch of 50th Anniversary Independence celebrations

    A number of traffic diversions and road closures in and around Bridgetown will be in place on Wednesday, January 6, to ensure the smooth running of activities for the launch of the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations. In order to accommodate the parade, which starts at Redman’s Drive, the road from Redman’s Drive to Independence […]

    January 3, 2016Events, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Blackman and Gollop Primary School receives developmental prize from Sol

    The students of the Blackman and Gollop Primary School have been crowned the ‘Tennis Champions‘ of Sol’s recently concluded, punch card promotion. The school received a developmental prize compliments Sol, the leading supplier of energy products in the Caribbean. The ‘Tennis Champions’ punch card promotion was designed to raise awareness for the Sol Primary Schools […]

    January 3, 2016SportsNo comments
  18. 50th Anniversary of Independence will be driving force of 2016?

    Many Barbadians usually show concern at the end of October as Independence looms, that’s because the November 30th date usually has a tough time when pitted against pending Christmas celebrations. However one Government official does not foresee such a problem next year – Chairman of the 50th Anniversary National Organising Committee, Senator Maxine McClean believes […]

    January 3, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  19. Large Screens and Parking Space for launch of 50th Independence celebrations

    Viewing the festivities surrounding the launch of Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations in the City will pose no challenge in parking or watching the event. Cranston Browne, CEO of the National Cultural Foundation explained how the NCF made sure all stops were pulled for Wednesday 6th January to ensure patrons can walk freely that […]

    January 3, 2016CultureNo comments
  20. “BARE” (Paz de la Huerta, Dianna “GLEE” Agron)

    Bored with life in the same small desert town where she grew up, Sarah (Dianna Agron) gets a much-needed jolt when an alluring drifter named Pepper (Paz de la Huerta) shows up one day. Brash, cool, and charismatic, the impetuous Pepper introduces Sarah to the wild thrills of sex, drugs, and stripping as the two […]

    October 11, 2015Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. “The Queen’s history making reign” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    On September 9, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history. Her record also applies to her 15 realms other than Britain, the majority of them in the Caribbean even though they are independent from Britain. The 9 independent Caribbean countries of which the Queen is the Head of State are: Antigua and […]

    September 16, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  22. “Guyana and Venezuela – Peace under law” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    A search of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s statements posted on his official website shows no mention of anything he said after a meeting last week with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro about the Guyana-Venezuela controversy. But, according to President Maduro, the Secretary-General (SG) suggested a possible meeting with Guyanese President David Granger in September, […]

    August 5, 2015PoliticalNo comments

    Barbados’ newest Independent Senator, Carol Lady Haynes, has vowed to honour and uphold the 300-year-old tradition of Parliamentary representation in Barbados. Viewing the swearing-in were her sons, Kashka and Richard Haynes and their wives, Meredith and Michelle Haynes respectively. Noting that she intended to balance her career as a doctor with her new post, she […]

    March 6, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments
  24. 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

    Local author, Glyne Murray, has been commended for educating Barbadians about their rich heritage, in his newly-released book Barbados Customs to Treasure – Early Gems of Bajan Creativity. He highlighted its depiction of the cultural landscape of Barbados, including the rum shop and village life, as well as its tribute to cultural treasures such as […]

    November 26, 2014Books, FeaturedNo comments