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  1. SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2021 DATES ANNOUNCED

    The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has announced the planned dates for Sol Rally Barbados 2021 and its associated events, in the hope that the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic will have abated in time for the Club’s blue riband event to be run on its traditional date. Subject to final ratification by the Barbados […]

    December 18, 2020RallyNo comments
  2. Quarantine breach case goes to Cayman Islands’ DPP

    Cayman Islands Police issued a file on a quarantine breach to their Director of Public Prosecution to determine if a prosecution will go ahead. Following contact tracing, six people, including the traveller, who has been named as Skylar Mack, are currently in mandatory quarantine, public health officials said in a press release issued Wednesday. Public […]

    December 8, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  3. Black Car Designers & Racing Drivers You Never Heard Of!

    As part of UK’s Black History Month, in this episode “browncarguy” looks at Black Motoring History – including car building and design, driving and touring, and of course motor sports. Some amazing events and individuals emerge, people who were pioneers and struggled against the odds to accomplish the extraordinary…

    October 29, 2020Technology, Video Gallery1 comment
  4. 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
  5. Feedback on Bajan Blackout Day held on 7th July 2020

    Bajan Blackout Day was an event in which consumers were encouraged to spend their money with Black businesses in Barbados in order to use economic power to counter economic disparity. Black consumers in Barbados account for an estimated 95% of the economic spending or economic power. Circulating Black dollars and doing business with each other […]

    July 17, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. First Dialogue In New DE-CODE Series Tackles ‘What Are We Worth?’

    The Cultural Studies Society (CSS) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, and friends have embarked on retelling our Caribbean stories with the series entitled DE-CODE. DE-CODE aims to build knowledge surrounding many of the issues that are currently topical and important for the Caribbean and wider African diaspora. Launching with an […]

    July 10, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments
  7. “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
  8. DIGICEL CEASES ALL PAID ADVERTISING ON FACEBOOK PLATFORMS IN ANTI-HATE SPEECH STAND

    Digicel will cease all paid advertising activities on Facebook platforms globally for the month of July, it was announced today, as the company takes a stand against hate speech online. The move is in solidarity with a number of leading global brands who have moved to send a strong message to Facebook that enough is […]

    July 1, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  9. 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
  10. I AM VENGEANCE 2: Retaliation (2020) Stu Bennett and Vinnie Jones

    Former special-forces soldier John Gold is given the opportunity to bring Sean Teague – the man who betrayed his team on their final mission in Eastern Europe several years ago – to justice. Gold would cheerfully see Teague dead, but he is convinced to help transport him to a military prison to pay for his […]

    June 2, 2020Martial Arts, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. 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
  12. LDS Elder calls for a global fast on Good Friday to control COVID-19 pandemic

    On April 4, President Russell M. Nelson invited members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as people of other faiths from around the world, to participate in a fast tomorrow on Good Friday – to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made during the Saturday night […]

    April 9, 2020Events, FeaturedNo comments
  13. SKEETE LEADS LOCAL SOL RALLY BARBADOS ENTRIES

    With the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) innovative new ‘Test Stage’ just two weeks away (March 28), preparations are in high gear for the domestic rally and speed event season. As island drivers bring their competition cars to full readiness, so the local entries for Sol Rally Barbados have been flowing in, with last year’s winners […]

    March 18, 2020RallyNo comments
  14. 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
  15. When #Virgin Atlantic Failed, #Shame on Richard #Branson – #Justice for Firhaana Bulbulia, Flight Rage victim

    CAVEAT I was stunned on reading this, anyone who knows me, understands I ADORE Virgin Atlantic as a bastion of entrepreneurship and service, so to suddenly encounter this racist nightmare persisting unpunished is beyond my understanding, if Richard Branson can read about LIAT and have something to say? I expect him to find this and […]

    February 17, 2020Breaking News, Featured, Travel1 comment
  16. Barbados Motoring Federation releases 2020 calendar

    More than 50 events to be organised by the Barbados Motoring Federation’s (BMF) seven sporting Member Clubs are listed on the provisional 2020 motor sport calendar published today (November 29). The calendar is confirmed against a background of rising numbers of participants: approaching 500 competitors have seen action during 2019 in events run under permits […]

    November 29, 2019RallyNo comments
  17. ‘Soul’ – Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, John Ratzenberger & David Diggs

    A musician (Jamie Foxx) whose lost his passion for music finds himself looking for help back to his body.

    November 24, 2019Cartoons, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. Seberg – Anthony Mackie, Zazie Beetz, Kristen Stewart & Margaret Qualley

    Inspired by real events about the French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg, who in the late 1960s was targeted by Hoover’s FBI, because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal.

    November 24, 2019Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Dolemite Is My Name: Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes and Keegan-Michael Key

    When Hollywood shuts him out, multi-talented Rudy Ray Moore strikes out on his own to make the 1975 blaxploitation film “Dolemite.”

    August 17, 2019Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. HBO’S NEW ORIGINAL SKETCH COMEDY SERIES ‘A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW’ DEBUTS AUGUST 2

    Set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests, the narrative series, A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, debuts Friday, August 2 at 11pm*, only on HBO and HBO GO. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis, and […]

    July 31, 2019CinemaNo comments
  21. “Exploring Shadeism” Launched: Research Examines Colourism Phenomenon in Barbadian Society

    Sharon Hurley Hall launched her book, Exploring Shadeism, over the weekend at Dover Beach Hotel – it’s based on research into the phenomenon of shadeism in Barbados. Shadeism, also known as colourism, is discrimination on the basis of skin shade. Hurley Hall described shadeism as “a direct result of slavery“, and added: “The psychological and […]

    July 9, 2019BooksNo comments
  22. UK Home Secretary launches Windrush Compensation Scheme

    England’s Home Secretary is offering a scheme to compensate members of the Windrush generation who were unable to prove their right to live in the UK. The scheme, which was designed in consultation with those affected and will have independent oversight, is the latest step in the Government’s commitment to right the wrongs experienced by […]

    April 15, 2019PoliticalNo comments
  23. ‘Little’ Behind the Scenes

    Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, and Director Tina Gordon take us behind the scenes and into the black girl magic of their movie ‘Little‘.

    April 14, 2019Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. ‘Us’ Behind the Scenes With Jordan Peele

    Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex talk about Jordan Peele as a Director.

    March 24, 2019Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. NEW HBO DOCUMENTARY, ‘SAY HER NAME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SANDRA BLAND,’ EXPLORES THE CONTROVERSIAL DEATH OF A YOUNG BLACK WOMAN IN POLICE CUSTODY; PREMIERES ON FEBRUARY 25

    On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland, a politically engaged and vibrant 28-year-old African American from Chicago, was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. After three days in custody, she was found hanging from a noose in her jail cell. Bland’s death was quickly ruled a suicide, sparking allegations of a racially […]

    February 9, 2019ControversyNo comments