Tag Archives: review

  1. Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles, and Triumph of the Human Spirit

    Amid a global pandemic that refuses to end and a world of divisiveness, it seems that the message of hope, resiliency, and forgiveness has never been more sorely needed. Roslyn Franken provides exactly that with her book, Meant to Be. In her own words and those of her parents garnered through archival letters and countless […]

    July 25, 2021BooksNo comments
  2. Barbadian Author whose Debut Novel appeared on Good Morning America recalls Editing Challenges

    Cultural Mores (as in mor-rays, or ethics which define) are not always translatable or accepted universally. This is what I learned when I attended the book signing of Cherie Jones at Blackrock Books recently. First off, Blackrock Books is owned by Andy Taitt and is very conveniently located almost next door to Esso Blackrock! It […]

    July 19, 2021Books, Breaking News, Featured1 comment

    The Team Unity Government, led by Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, received high praises from visiting high-level International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials on the economic performance of the country. “Whatever the benchmark we used, St. Kitts and Nevis is doing well and ahead. We are very satisfied with the progress of St. Kitts and Nevis […]

    April 6, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. From St. Martin to Cancún: Tourism poetry of Lasana Sekou under critical microscope in Mexico

    Literary critic David Anuar has placed Lasana Sekou’s poetry about tourism under a microscope in the new edition of the Mexican cultural journal, Tropo a la uña, said Jacqueline Sample of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). “Lasana Sekou: turismo e inautenticidad del ser,” roughly translated as “Lasana Sekou: tourism and inauthenticity of being,” is the […]

    April 2, 2018BooksNo comments

    THE Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) Fourth Quarterly General Meeting next Wednesday, December 13, will focus on the Importance of Local Direct Investment in the tourism industry. The C & W Business sponsored meeting gets underway at 10 a.m., at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre and will see each panelist give an introductory presentation […]

    December 10, 2017Photo Gallery, TravelNo comments
  6. Buffalo Poppers more like Buffalo Pooper, Chefette stole KFC’s bowl?

    I was in the City after pay day, and decided to try a new thing… Ugh! I don’t usually do #foodie pics but I wanted to show how #Chefette using #KFC bowls? #LOL! 😀 KFC bowl at $10.95 is far superior and more filling!

    April 9, 2017Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  7. Notable deaths of 2016 (David Bowie to Prince to Muhammad Ali to Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds)

    The year started with the loss of David Bowie. It ended with the deaths of actress Carrie Fisher and her mother, the iconic Debbie Reynolds, just one day apart.

    January 1, 2017Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. “Memory, Identity, and Immortality in the Caribbean” By Michela A. Calderaro

    Caribbean literature has been gaining stature and critical attention beyond its territorial boundaries, not only in countries whose people speak the Caribbean languages but also in such countries as my Italy. In Italy the study of Caribbean literature, culture and history is part of university curricula, and more and more high school teachers are introducing […]

    August 21, 2016BooksNo comments
  9. “St. Martin culture is the unifying factor in establishing the island’s identity” – Michael Esposito reviews Rhoda Arrindell’s book

    Rhoda Arrindell’s book Language, Culture, and Identity in St. Martin is an important step toward filling a void in defining the vernacular and its value as a manifestation of the culture of the island of St. Martin. This distinction is important because English-based vernaculars are not uniform across the Caribbean, with its great variety of […]

    August 7, 2016BooksNo comments
  10. Batman V Superman? V is for Vapid, let me count the ways!

    If DC sought to be unlike Marvel in how to do an ensemble view, then they succeeded beyond their wildest nightmares. However, let’s look at why and how it failed… Lex Luthor – when Gene Hackman played him against Chris Reeve it was as a clown, and to a lesser extent with Kevin Spacey in […]

    March 27, 2016CinemaNo comments
  11. 8 Greatest Tarantino Moments (2015) HD

    In honor of ‘The Hateful Eight‘, Kristian Harloff picks his top 8 must-see moments from Quentin Tarantino films.

    January 10, 2016Cinema, Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. “From errand boy to Solicitor-General – a candid West Indian story” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    Recently, it has become fashionable for Caribbean achievers to write memoirs. I applaud this trend. So much distorted and often jaundiced material has been written about Caribbean countries, their history and events by persons from outside the region that a book, reflecting on life in the region by a Caribbean person is a most welcome […]

    September 19, 2015BooksNo comments
  13. “How Eve Survives the Adam-less Urban Rainforest” (Loretta Collins Klobah’s The Twelve-Foot Neon Woman, a book review) by Faizah Tabasamu

    On a pedestal, in the eye of this hurricane of multilingual poetry–“a vibrant blend of English, Spanish, and Patois“–written by Loretta Collins Klobah, womanhood sheds her skin of “concrete and steel.” Sometimes this skin is personal or societal loss, the loss of a lover or husband who left, or the loss of a young child, […]

    July 2, 2015BooksNo comments
  14. “Caribbean moving to IPv6…slowly – Dominica hosts ARIN Internet Development workshop” By Gerard Best

    In the Caribbean, we routinely use our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other connected devices for work, play and everything in-between. Every device connected to the Internet is identified by a unique address, and thanks to the swift growth of the Internet, very little now remains of that finite stock of numbering resources. The current system […]

    June 24, 2015Technology1 comment
  15. “Think and Know: Where I See the Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla” by Faizah Tabasamu

    Refreshment. Revolution. Remembrance. If you think you know the heart of Anguilla, maybe you don’t. This euphonious collection of multigenerational voices in the new anthology Where I See the Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla (2015) is the buffet readers – both local and international – will enjoy during their morning reflections. It is the […]

    June 24, 2015BooksNo comments
  16. “Badejo’s Salted Tongues … by way of a tour, from city streets, to countryside, to seashore” by Sir Jay B. Haviser

    Salted Tongues! A flood of vivid images and impressions come to mind with the phrase, ranging from bittersweet sarcasm to restricted speech to lumps of flesh in brine! With this book of insightful and explorative essays about culture, language, literature history, “indigenous” book publishing, and the role of literary criticism, Fabian Badejo has brought to […]

    April 27, 2015Books, ReviewNo comments
  17. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” – Chris Stuckmann Movie Review

    Chris Stuckmann reviews Kingsman: The Secret Service, starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill, Michael Caine, Sophie Cookson. Directed by Matthew Vaughn.

    March 11, 2015Cinema, Review, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. 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
  19. “Lizzy Lizard left me wanting more!” by Melba A. Wescott

    Lizzy Lizard by Robin Boasman is a colorful and very appealing book for children and for anyone who is fascinated with colors and animals. The main character of this oversized hardcover storybook is Lizzy Lizard. Lizzy Lizard proves that in order to gain a friend you must show yourself friendly and that showing yourself friendly […]

    December 29, 2014BooksNo comments
  20. Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) Xmas 2014 Message

    The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons extend a special Christmas wish to each and every one of our members and friends in Barbados as well as to our regional colleagues and beyond. We wish you a Christmas full of love, happiness, peace and joy as well as […]

    December 22, 2014BusinessNo comments
  21. “Art and Cocoa: A Social Experiment” by Christina Cornier

    Asher Mains is a representational, figurative painter from Grenada, West Indies. He has been making and exhibiting his work extensively throughout Grenada and Barbados for over 20 years. Drawing from references in art history, West Indian traditions, and urban street art, Mains often incorporates found objects and symbolic materials into his paintings to tell a […]

    November 10, 2014Painting, ReviewNo comments
  22. Where is one of the least popular hotels in Barbados? Trip Advisor says in Oldbury, St Philip… This Casa seems not so Grande?

    I was scouring Facebook placing updates for my Advertisers in my Groups when I saw how a number of my pals were having a Comedy Night in reading a pile of bad reviews on Trip Advisor. It drew my attention since Barbados usually makes a Top Ten or Top 5 list in a positive manner, […]

    October 12, 2014Editorial, TravelNo comments
  23. “Contemporary Art in Grenada” by Christina Cornier

    On September 16th 2014 Art and Soul Gallery in Grand Anse hosted a show of contemporary art organized by the Grenada Arts Council. “Contemporary Art in Grenada” featured the work of carefully selected, mature artists from Grenada. Invited to the show was Cuban curator Jose Noceda of the Wifredo Lam Center in Havana. Noceda is […]

    October 9, 2014Galleries, ReviewNo comments
  24. Rick Mercer Report: New Season Starts – Tuesday 7th October!

    ‘I think that “Rick’s Rants” are mostly on target and to be listened to and understood. Far more constructive than listening to stories about water-skiing squirrels or heavy snow fall on the other side of the nation. People need to open their eyes and see that they are being pilfered blind by a bunch of […]

    September 30, 2014Oddity, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. To Sponsor or Not To Sponsor, this is the Rub: Icil Phillips’ Theatre Eyes on Facebook gripes, but does it Solve or Suggest?

    In the Barbadian contingent of Facebook, a former BCC teacher has been making the rounds kvetching how the price of Hamlet at the Museum is so steep, when shown there is no financial support from either Government or the Private sector except for a very small few, all Icil Phillips can do is keep listing […]

    September 9, 2014Culture, FeaturedNo comments