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Tag Archives: personal

  1. When Bajan Reporter’s Mom sparked the ire of the Anglican Clergy: the Nation Newspaper’s REAL 40th Anniversary!

    PROLOGUE I deliberately stayed away from the Nation Publishing’s Sr Personnel facing the Beak (old UK slang for Court) but as their 40th Anniversary looms, I will finally make this point… In the article in question, the children’s faces were blurred and therefore the reaction seems extreme in my view – despite my carrying Police […]

    November 23, 2013Controversy, EditorialNo comments
  2. Is Barbados Free Press Dead? Ian Bourne finally vindicated! Tabloid Blog inactive for 3 weeks!

    For years I have endured teasing, ribbing, jokes and outright threats how I, Ian Bourne, am both or either Barbados Free Press & B’dos Underground as well as here at Bajan Reporter – where do I find the time, I always reply… The answers are beyond ridiculous or sublime and verge on something which would […]

    May 26, 2013Controversy, ReviewNo comments
  3. RIP: Carolle Madeleine Grant-Bourne 1937/2012 Warrior Poet

    Born in St. Vincent, Carolle Bourne moved to Trinidad as a young woman and enjoyed a career composing advertising copy before going on to journalism in the United States, where she divided her time between caring for her two sons and writing fashion promotions for Lits of Philadelphia and Gimbels of New York. After returning […]

    April 24, 2012Books1 comment
  4. REALITY WEEKENDS – Things mothers from #Barbados SAY. #UK #CANADA #USA What did yours SAY?

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    March 19, 2012Cinema, Oddity, Video Gallery1 comment
  5. Recalling Desmond MacDonald Bourne: 1932 – 2011 (Family Tree #2)

    Ian (the first, then he had a son, so Desmond’s child was the ‘third‘ Ian) is seated and at extreme left in this picture – he was really 17 but lied to fly and fight in World War II

    January 5, 2012Culture, Events, Photo Gallery1 comment
  6. Recalling Desmond MacDonald Bourne: 1932 – 2011 (Family Tree #1)

    Bertram was one of 22 children – FROM THE SAME WOMAN – by 47 she went senile! Wonder why… “Mister” (as I would later call my Pop’s dad) however was not as, uh, prolific? Pop was the baby of a set of three.

    January 5, 2012Culture, Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments
  7. Desmond MacDonald Bourne 1932 – 2011 Barbados Broadcaster Recalled

    This video was done by my wife on her Blackberry Torch, the audio is slightly off synch as I converted from 3GP to WMV to allow for Editing

    January 5, 2012Cinema, Culture, Events, Review, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. Desmond MacDonald Bourne: 1932 to 2011 {UPDATE – Sympathy Book at Fontabelle}

    It was not that my father never stood on convention, he acknowledged where he felt it was expected – such as Diplomats & Royalty – but for the most part he ignored it… About 1984, he was seconded to Grenada for their elections, so he went to speak with J.M.G.M “Tom” Adams at Bay Street […]

    December 20, 2011Featured, News15 comments
  9. Every Man’s Dream: A Threesome! Or – why are these feathered fools considered as KFC, Chefette & Subway?

    I have 3 cats from my original brood of 8, time and cancer or dogs nearby can wear down even a troop as intrepid as mine… But a pal decides to donate 3 budgies for my “Grandson,” and I start to laugh for many reasons. One thing is, they’re 2 females and 1 male – […]

    October 22, 2011Featured, Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. Anime Kon 2011 – Cosplay: Outside Child of Asgard, God of Chunkier?

    Thor could not attend, so Volstagg managed to grab his Earth Cousin…

    July 11, 2011Photo GalleryNo comments
  11. Barbados Branch of REDjetters’ lime at Light Airplane Club 24/6/20111: Party Animal & Social Media Activist indulges in a Fantasy

    Recalling Austin Powers with the Oriental Twins, this lunatic poses with two sisters knowing the thrill is transient

    June 28, 2011Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. Members of Security at Grantley Adams International Airport cause unnecessary furore – lock Car Park gates overnight and create chaos for early morning flights

    Family at significant or lengthy departures are usually very emotional, so imagine when I take my wife, sis-in-law and their mum, my mother-in-law to ye olde GAIA and I discover I’m denied access to the Car Park? No sign to indicate why either… I call the Grantley Adams International Airport to find out why and […]

    July 17, 2010TravelNo comments
  13. Hallowe’en 2009 – Annual Story from the Bajan Reporter “Headcold (2005)”

    Every year I have told a story in honour of the Celtic New Year, what Druids call “Samhain” or turning of the wheel (In Gaelic, wheel is Yule, thus we have a confusing Christmas reference of ‘Yuletide‘ – in other words Jesus was probably Libra or earlier… Not Capricorn! There was no January nor July […]

    October 31, 2009Books, Featured2 comments


    August 5, 2009Fashion, Rihanna1 comment

    My name is Ian Bourne and I verify and approve this message;- My desktop is a dinosaur, it’s Millennium Edition with IE 6 that Microsoft no longer sends updates on, the Mozilla Firefox browser is 2.1.2 because higher grade means I have to have XP or Vista, since my budget is geared towards cars and […]

    August 5, 2009Featured, Nature, News2 comments
  16. Brazilian Diplomat bids Barbados farewell with special concert

    Ambassador Orlando Galveas Oliveira of Brazil and Las Palmas will always hold a special place in my heart. They helped me to help my mom earlier in 2008 after she was at the QEH due to complications with her diabetes. That is why it’s sad to learn he’s been reassigned to Africa, he’ll be heading […]

    January 1, 2009Culture, Entertainment, Featured, MusicNo comments
  17. Bad Santa? Bad Children? Bad Parents? Who is the true victim at Christmas? REMINISCENCE & ANALYSIS: PG-13 (language)

    “Jesus is the reason for the Season,” an aphorism I heard from CBC’s on/off-again Shawn Greene (former teacher at Garrison Secondary once again tackling Sports) about Christmas’ true definition. Barbados Free Press also recently had a lot of piffle over the company Simon Cowell kept during this time of year – saying what adultery as […]

    December 14, 2008Culture, Editorial, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Dom and Becky’s Wedding: FAMILY AFFAIR IN UK

    Earlier this year, a friend of mine got married, now a cousin of mine has decided to keep me company in the chain-gang too, LOL! Here is what his mum (one of my aunts) says of the recent occasion – (Gent & Lady of the Moment, Dominic and Rebecca, along with cuz Gabi as bridesmaid) […]

    August 29, 2008FeaturedNo comments
  19. Crack cocaine, Authorised Hairdo’s and Two-Faced Bajans – Welcome to Rihanna’s world: the dark side of Stardom

    When I used to read the Evening News, many ppl here would assume I am paid THOUSANDS like my US or UK counterparts… WRONG! I would even try and tell the truth, explain how after the mortgage, insurance and all other bills I’d be lucky if I saw 200 dollars by month-end; typical Bajans would […]

    December 16, 2007Controversy, Featured, Rihanna4 comments
  20. Memoirs of a Patriarch: Strypes (circa 1995 – 2007), Chief Temple Guard of Strathclyde – R. I. P

    When he came to Strathclyde almost a decade ago I didn’t like him at first, since back then I was a dog-lover. My mom had her first diabetic surgery not long after I was married, and when she came to recuperate at me? He kept her company while both the wife and I were working. […]

    August 31, 2007Featured, Nature3 comments
  21. Raging Debate: Use or not use a variation of an old method to dry sneakers? Stepdaughter of Barbadian Blogger freaks out on discovery

    I may be showing my age here, but do you remember when you could take almost anything and put it behind the fridge to dry overnight? Nowadays, with those same refrigerators so fuel efficient, I defy you to still find a model to perform such required laundry duty – especially when August cannot decide if […]

    August 30, 2007Fashion, OddityNo comments
  22. Evil thrives in Barbados – Cats & Dogs remain victims until Animal Control given right to search & prosecute (WARNING, Disturbing Images: NC-17)

    It is becoming readily apparent now that this News Blog is seen as a very aggressive move for change in this country. I want it known because I disagree with a given situation, organisation or entity does not mean I am Islamic/Catholic/PEP/NDP/Atheist, I just want to see the right thing being done every time. I […]

    August 26, 2007Controversy, Crime, Featured, Nature, News14 comments
  23. Urgent Need For Blood – Barbadians need to go to QEH immediately

    Again, from ye olde trusty address, received this urgent notice – Dear friends and news agencies, Please see the following information requesting brotherly and sisterly assistance. If you are able, please lend a hand to a local sister by whatever means possible – e-forwarding, releasing via the media or most importantly, visiting the QEH […]

    July 15, 2007Health, NewsNo comments
  24. Housekeeping/Apologia: Update Frequency explained!

    Yes I am alive! Then again, so is my full-time job, which is part of why I have not appeared in a while… Feel real bad, mess up my reader count too, choopz! I wanna get this 2 a full-time website eventually… Like I said, me feel real bad, but I was also doing some […]

    July 14, 2007FeaturedNo comments
  25. Follow-Up: Construction Disruption – Barbarees Garden built at expense of few, whither Barbadian representation? Invasion Of Strathclyde, Pt 6

    What a way to spend a Saturday at home if one chose to… Sounds of construction blaring through your rafters! While my work-load was hectic this week I could have updated the News-Blog, yet I nevertheless left the Strathclyde article at top story for a while so all of the Media could look at it! […]

    June 23, 2007Controversy, Featured, Nature, NewsNo comments