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  1. Central Bank Holding Essay Competition for Primary and Secondary School Students

    The Central Bank of Barbados has launched two essay competitions, one for primary school students and the other for secondary school students, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. The competitions, which are open until May 16, 2022, offer attractive prizes for the winners and their schools. “As we mark our golden anniversary, we see […]

    March 24, 2022EducationNo comments
  2. Barbadian Cops ‘US PRNEWS’ Graduate Student of the Year Award

    Barbadian public relations consultant Dr Pamala Proverbs, Managing Director of PRMR Inc. has copped the Graduate Student of the Year award in the prestigious US-based PRNEWS CSR and Diversity Awards. The CSR and Diversity Awards serve as a platform to recognize communicators from diverse multicultural backgrounds, public relations professionals from all genders and sexual orientations, […]

    May 8, 2021EducationNo comments
  3. The BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize and Award for Writers in the Caribbean

    The third annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival is calling all writers of fiction in the North American Diaspora and the Caribbean to submit their original fiction stories for their 2021 BCLF Short Fiction Story Contest. Up for grabs is the BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize and BLCF Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the […]

    April 14, 2021BooksNo comments
  4. ‘Caribbean Literature Day – July 12, 2021,’ by Lasana M. Sekou

    From one end of the archipelago to the next, and apart from single author book releases, there are two literary events that arguably open the way to the crush of Caribbean literature festivals in the first half of the year. The International Book Fair of Havana in February, though COVID-19-cancelled in 2021, sets the pace […]

    March 24, 2021BooksNo comments
  5. International Letter Writing Competition Aims to Get Young People Writing Again

    Globally, around 320 billion letters are sent annually, but this is decreasing at a rate of around 3% a year. Although technology has made letter writing all but obsolete, it is worrying that in Barbados, the next generation may not gain the benefits of writing a letter. Doing so increases creativity and thoughtfulness which can lead a […]

    June 30, 2019Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments

    Nurturing a new crop of creative writers is but one of the objectives of the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF’s) Cultural Development Literary Arts Desk and for the last few years, through programmes like its Writers In Schools & Education (WISE), it has been able to execute that goal. WISE, a sixty-hour creative writing residency embedding […]

    March 13, 2017BooksNo comments

    HBO announced the premiere of the 10-episode sixth and final season of the original comedy series, Girls, on Sunday 12th February at 23hrs*AST, simultaneously with the United States. In the final season of the Emmy®-winning series Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa attempt to get closer to becoming the women they always envisioned – even as […]

    February 5, 2017CinemaNo comments
  8. New book captivates readers with tale of love and passion

    Trinidadian author Anthony Maillard graces the publishing world with his presence once again with the release of his third book, “The Killing of the Flamenco Dancer” (published by Xlibris). In this compelling read, he weaves a tale of love and passion, with his complex and well-drawn characters taking readers on an unforgettable sensual journey. This […]

    January 17, 2017BooksNo comments
  9. “Rupee” Signed to International Label, ULTRA Music, Signaling Major Possibilities for Soca

    Ultra Music – the North American electronic music record label, which comprises Ultra Records, Ultra Music Publishing and Empire Artist Management, is about to work its magic with a Caribbean sound, brought to life by Rupert Clarke – the artiste best known as Rupee. The deal could rake in big gains for the entertainer but […]

    January 16, 2017Featured, MusicNo comments
  10. “IMF: Light up its darker crannies” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which has tormented small Caribbean economies for five decades with austerity measures and fierce conditionalities, has been exposed as adopting utterly different standards towards Europe, especially the countries of the European Currency Union. That is except for Greece which, throughout its economic crisis, the IMF treated like a third-world country. […]

    August 6, 2016Business, EditorialNo comments

    This year’s four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare is not just an opportunity to commemorate one of the greatest playwrights of all time. It is a moment to celebrate the extraordinary ongoing influence of a man who – to borrow from his own description of Julius Caesar -“doth bestride the narrow world […]

    January 10, 2016CultureNo comments
  12. Enrico Downer’s There Once Was a Little England Signing

    Enrico Downer doubles down on his exploration of race set against historical backdrops with two new novels. Downer follows his first publication, “The Lure of America”, the true recounting of Barbadian immigrants in the 1950s and 1960s with two novels: “His Father’s Footsteps” and “There Once was a Little England”. While clearly influenced by that […]

    October 19, 2015BooksNo comments
  13. How to break habits (from The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg)

    The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    October 9, 2015Books, Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. Sean Paul And Other Global Performers Sing To Inspire Action On Climate Change

    Internationally renowned artistes have come together to record a song to support the UN Secretary-General’s leadership on climate change and the United Nations’ call for a meaningful, universal, global climate change agreement to be signed by governments in December. Love Song to the Earth features performances by Sean Paul, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl […]

    September 6, 2015MusicNo comments
  15. Meet Horror Author Lucy Snyder at FLOW’s Anime Kon at 2 Mile Hill!

    When you hear what some people did before they got famous, you wonder how is it possible when they’re so good at… Maybe it’s because they were doing such a boring job it led to their creativity blooming forth? Lucy Snyder, who won the Bram Stoker award for writing Horror Genre books & stories used […]

    August 16, 2015Books, FeaturedNo comments
  16. “Speaking in Bones” – Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan series

    Professionally, Temperance Brennan knows exactly what to do–test, analyze, identify. Her personal life is another story. She’s at a loss, wondering how to answer police detective Andrew Ryan’s marriage proposal. But the matter of matrimony takes a backseat when murder rears its head. Hazel “Lucky” Strike – a strident amateur detective who mines the Internet […]

    August 10, 2015Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  17. Bram Stoker Award Winning Author at FLOW AnimeKon Expo 2015

    Lucy A. Snyder is the featured guest at the Authors’ Lounge, which is a major attraction of the FLOW AnimeKon Expo 2015. Snyder was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2009 for “Spellbent”. She netted her first Bram Stoker win in the category of Superior Achievement in Poetry, in 2010 […]

    August 7, 2015BooksNo comments

    In just a few months time Barbados will be celebrating its 50th year of Independence. I would therefore like – at this time – to urge the people, organisations, and Government of Barbados to make an effort to identify and catalogue the various “resources” that Barbados possesses, and to resolve to fully deploy and utilize […]

    August 5, 2015Books, Featured1 comment
  19. Rosie rides high with latest Autism Advocacy book

    Following the successful release of her book “Situation Zane – Autism who knew?“, Caribbean-American autism advocate Rosanne Small-Morgan known affectionately as ‘Rosie’ is making major impact with the masses, been in high demand for speaking engagements on the topic of autism and has even received prestigious accolades from political figures for her work with the […]

    July 29, 2015BooksNo comments

    For the 15th year in a row, HBO received the most nominations for the upcoming Primetime Emmy® Awards with a total of 126 nominations, which were announced last week in Los Angeles. “Game of Thrones” led all HBO nominees with 24 nominations, while “Olive Kitteridge” received 13 nominations and the original film “Bessie” was nominated […]

    July 26, 2015Cinema, FeaturedNo comments
  21. PAULO COELHO’s ‘Best Story’ (MOVIE)

    Global phenomenon Paulo Coelho was not always the best-selling inspirational author he is today. For decades he searched for his calling, just like the allegorical heroes in spiritual classics The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage. Growing up in Sao Paolo as a misunderstood young rebel, Coelho alternately flirted with death, escaped madness, experimented with drugs, survived […]

    July 24, 2015Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. Third Year for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist from the Developing World Award

    The 2015 ‘Young Journalist from the Developing World‘ award sponsored by the Thomson Foundation is open for entries. The competition is part of the UK Foreign Press Association Awards. It will enable journalists aged 30 and under from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $20,000 to enter their work […]

    July 22, 2015EducationNo comments

    Barbados is an erstwhile paradise of outrageous fortune, consisting of arrows and accolades, sadly more the former than the latter. When a former sugar estate can become the proposed site for a new real estate development of a nest of condominiums and dub it progressive – Bulkeley Heights, this is a name synonymous when Barbados […]

    June 7, 2015BooksNo comments
  24. Rochelle Ward represents St. Martin writers at Book Fair 2015; opening ceremony at new Media Tech center in Marigot

    Rochelle Ward has been selected to represent the island’s writers and authors at the 13th annual St. Martin Book Fair, June 4 – 6, 2015, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Ward also writes under the name Faizah Tabasamu, and has been published in the recent book, Where I See The […]

    June 2, 2015BooksNo comments
  25. Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson – Author of the New York Times bestseller ‘Shadow Divers’

    A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the New York Times bestseller Shadow Divers, Robert Kurson. PIRATE HUNTERS is on sale June 16. Click HERE for more information!

    May 30, 2015Books, Travel, Video GalleryNo comments