Tag Archives: review

  1. “We are How We Speak – Rhoda Arrindell’s Language, Culture, and Identity in St. Martin” by Rochelle Ward

    Everyone – students, linguists, cultural workers, educators, policy makers in St. Martin and abroad – can partake in this buffet of hard truths and innovative research that displays the complex realities of the St. Martin language, which its author, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, connects to national identity and education in her new book, Language, Culture, and […]

    September 1, 2014Books, ReviewNo comments
  2. Tell Me Again, Lasana M. Sekou’s “Love Songs Make You Cry – Second Edition” by Rochelle Ward

    Unadulterated love and dizzying passion are the puppet masters that wind their fingers around the heartstrings of the characters that people the fives stories in Lasana Sekou’s newly published Love Songs Make You Cry – Second Edition. This love and passion drive the characters to what Blair’s father (one of the characters) describes as “grave […]

    August 4, 2014BooksNo comments
  3. Asher Mains’ “Re/Vision” Solo exhibition at Art and Soul Gallery by Christina Cornier

    Asher Mains‘ oeuvre is a visual anthology of the people in his environment. He draws inspiration from the vibrant colors of his landscape and the culture rich with spirit and movement. Mains’ solo exhibition, “Re/Vision” at Art and Soul Gallery in Grand Anse, Grenada, showcases the breadth of his work and his fearlessness in experimenting […]

    July 27, 2014Galleries, ReviewNo comments
  4. “How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position” by Tabish Khair: Review by Lasana M. Sekou

    There are Caribbean people who would call Tabish Khair “a bold man,” “that bold-faced fellow,” for daring to write How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position, his newest novel. Some of us might agree with The Times of London that the book is “Hilarious” and brilliant. But a good many would belabor its […]

    July 19, 2014Books, ReviewNo comments
  5. Solid Waste of Time? 2nd Quarter Statement by Central Bank on Barbados’ Economic Performance

    It seems Dr Worrell is possibly falling victim to the fumes of the Municipal Solid Waste Tax? THE CENTRAL BANK is now predicting growth for the Barbados economy from as early as year-end. No wonder there’s a Municipal Solid Waste Tax, but perhaps only Dr Worrell alone should pay it? Based on the contents of […]

    July 15, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  6. Peter Boos’ Analysis: Barbados Economic Outlook – More Tax, Less Progress

    The Central Bank Of Barbados’ recent report on the performance of the economy in the first quarter of 2014 and for the year ended 31 March 2014 is worthy of careful analysis. See Official Release from Central Bank. What can we glean from the report? The economy declined again in the first quarter. The Barbados […]

    May 12, 2014Business, Review, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S ECONOMICS DIR. SPEAKS ON CARIBBEAN’S GROWTH IN 2013 (#1) April 20, 2014Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. Quo Vadis – Barbadian Theatre: “Critiquing the laughter Critique” by Margaret Gill

    Cultural practices: laughter/ridicule turned on the laughers and not on the stage/plot/performance. This mimics laughter of colonisers at the rites of African-descended persons. Debasement of Black culture. I write in response to the play, “Broken Dolls“, held at the Frank Collymore Hall in April 25th and 26th, 2009. Yvonne Weekes, drama teacher at the Barbados […]

    March 11, 2014Culture, ReviewNo comments

    Stephen “Ragga” Marley unveils his brand new track “Thorn Or A Rose” featuring Black Thought, giving fans a sneak peek of what is to come on his 2014 summer album ‘Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life.’ The eight-time Grammy-winning artist and son of Bob Marley will also tour all major markets in the U.S. […]

    February 15, 2014Events, MusicNo comments
  10. “Two lines of development” … between Haiti and its neighbors By Emilio Jorge Rodríguez

    In recent years, I have basically centered on the research of historical and cultural relations between Haiti and its neighbors. First, on the rich cultural trans-Caribbean exchange through its border with the Dominican Republic and, later, the impact of Nicolás Guillén’s visit to Haiti in 1942, considered a pioneer among a series of Cuban visitors […]

    January 9, 2014Books, ReviewNo comments
  11. ‘!Behold! Women’s Work: “never done” but ever better!’ by Henry S. Fraser

    “There is something bigger than fact; the underlying spirit – all it stands for; the mood, the vastness, the wildness.” (Emily Carr, Canadian artist and icon [1871 – 1945]) “Men resent a woman getting honour in what they consider is essentially their field.” (Emily Carr) Don’t miss it! The Gallery of Caribbean Art in Speightstown […]

    January 9, 2014Review, Sculpture1 comment
  12. Movie Review: Disney’s ‘Frozen’ by

    Our good buds over at hooked us up with their latest review of ‘Frozen‘!

    December 3, 2013Cartoons, Review, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. “Caribbean has some of the world’s highest energy costs – now is the time to transform the region’s energy market” by Christopher Barton, Lumas Kendrick & Malte Humpert

    The high and volatile price of electricity is the most important issue in the energy sector. Electricity prices in the Caribbean are among the highest in the world, and they fluctuate greatly with the global price of oil. The primary cause of the high cost of electricity is that most Caribbean countries use diesel and […]

    November 16, 2013Editorial, TechnologyNo comments
  14. Blackberry provides low-end Smartphone: Q5 is Samsung’s cousin

    Well, I finally surrendered my Bold 9900 and went for a Q5 – my friends who stayed with Blackberry warned me; I may have wished to give away my Q5 and use the Bold still… Let’s see? Blackberry Protect for all your contacts no longer applies once you’ve switched over, Blackberry Link takes over – which means […]

    November 10, 2013Review, TechnologyNo comments
  15. In a Pig’s eye? Bloody Hell! Movie Review: Stephen King’s ‘Carrie’ by

    Happy Hell-owe’en? The good buds at set their minds in giving their latest review on the remake of Stephen King’s ‘Carrie‘!

    October 24, 2013Cinema, Review, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Movie Review: ‘Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ by

    Our good buds over at hooked us up with their latest review of ‘Mortal Instruments: City of Bones‘!

    August 30, 2013Cinema, Review, Video GalleryNo comments
  17. Movie Review: ‘Kick-Ass 2’ by

    Our good buds over at hooked us up with their latest review of ‘Kick-Ass 2‘!

    August 20, 2013Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. Movie Review: ‘Elysium’ by or, “White Folk in Space”?

    Our good buds over at hooked us up with their latest review of ‘Elysium‘!

    August 16, 2013Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Movie Review: ‘Man Of Steel’ by

    Our good buds over at hooked us up with their latest review of ‘Man Of Steel‘!

    June 20, 2013Books, Cartoons, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. Movie Review: ‘After Earth’ by, Incl. Will Smith’s ears… June 5, 2013Cinema, Events, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. DFID completes Review of Montserrat’s Strategic Growth Programme

    Montserrat received an improved rating following the end of the final review of the Strategic Growth Programme from DFID but has work to do in several key areas including tax reforms. According to a statement from the Department for International Development (DFID), the government “sustained its commitment to the reforms process since the mid-term review […]

    May 27, 2013Business, PoliticalNo comments
  22. “An IMF lead in Jamaica: Will other Caribbean countries have to follow?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Jamaica’s harsh experience with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to get a new $750 million loan, signals equally harsh conditions for many Caribbean countries in the not too distant future. The burden of the tough conditions placed on Jamaica by the IMF falls entirely on the Jamaican people and Jamaican businesses. Under a National Debt […]

    February 26, 2013Business, EditorialNo comments
  23. Haiti & Guyana above Barbados in Development – Dr Warren Smith’s Assessment of 2012

    In 1978, 1988, 1998 or 2008 if you said Guyana or Haiti are considered above Barbados in any area, you may have been laughed out of CARICOM… Unfortunately in 2013 it’s not only a possibility but a grim reality! This stark news was part of a detailed and no-holds-barred review of the previous year by the Caribbean […]

    February 17, 2013BusinessNo comments
  24. Review: Barbados’ Economic Performance for Last Year 2012 and Prospects for the New Year 2013

    Adobe File – “Review of Barbados’ Economic Performance for 2012 and Prospects for 2013“

    January 16, 2013Business, ReviewNo comments

    I think it’s fair to say that 2012 has been both an exciting and a challenging year for the Caribbean tourism industry. Visitor arrivals to the region continued to rise, fuelled by improvements in the US and Canadian markets. Yet, we continued to face challenges in Europe, particularly the UK market from which the numbers […]

    December 19, 2012TravelNo comments