Barbados at 49: Living joyfully with purpose

Barbados at 49: Living joyfully with purpose

The Barbadian Diaspora graced the Cathedral Church of St. James recently in a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the 49th anniversary of their independence under the theme Living Joyfully with Purpose. Meanwhile, their Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, the chairman of CARICOM, was in Malta last Thursday delivering a speech at the Commonwealth Business Forum called […]

Sam Lord’s Castle to rise again

Sam Lord’s Castle to rise again

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The redevelopment of the nearly 200-year-old Sam Lord’s Castle into a hotel managed by the world’s largest hotel company will bring with it 3,000 local jobs, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says. Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony at the 57-acre site in the eastern parish of St. Philip, he said the new Sam Lord’s […]

Rihanna opens beauty biz, photo agency

Rihanna opens beauty biz, photo agency

LOS ANGELES, California – Barbados’ pop princess Rihanna, long considered one of the hardest working artists in the business, added another string to her bow with the opening of two new agencies: a beauty and stylist agency called Fr8me, and the photo agency A Dog Ate My Homework. Taking her love of fashion, hair and […]

Barbados mulls boost in sports tourism

Barbados mulls boost in sports tourism

Stephen Lashley BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados government is looking to further invest in sports tourism. This indication came recently from Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley at the official opening of the 15th Caribbean Cycling Championships Elite Road Race. “Sports has been identified as one of the pillars of economic development in Barbados’ growth strategy […]

Bahamas bids for UN Human Rights Council

Bahamas bids for UN Human Rights Council

Fred Mitchell NASSAU, Bahamas – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell has made a strong case for The Bahamas to become the first English-speaking Caribbean nation and small island developing state from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to sit on the UN Human Rights Council. Noting there is a Latin American group on the […]

Mac honours Caribbean literary icons’ works

Mac honours Caribbean literary icons’ works

Austin Clarke Louise ‘Miss Lou’ Bennett-Coverley The works of two Caribbean-Canadian literary icons, Austin Clarke and the late Louise (Miss Lou) Bennett-Coverley, are being preserved at McMaster University. McMaster librarian Vivian Lewis calls the works “two jewels of our Caribbean collection.” At an event in Toronto recently to pay tribute to Clarke, a Commonwealth and […]

Barbados pols tire of British politics

Barbados pols tire of British politics

Barbados pols tire of British politics by Brad Savage The Parliament buildings in Bridgetown, Barbados, where politicians want a change of style. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – With experience of the Westminster parliamentary system for 375 years in their consciousness, Barbadian politicians are saying they want a change from this adversarial mode of governance. Speaker of […]

Sparrow sings for Bajans

Sparrow sings for Bajans

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados –  Slinger “The Mighty Sparrow” Francisco, known also as the Birdie, wept soon after arriving at Grantley Adams International Airport as his friend calypsonian Gabby, Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley and promoter Eleanor Rice virtually sang his praises and informed him that most Barbadians had been praying for his recovery from a recent […]

Earthquake shakes parts of the region

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake early Tuesday morning shook a few countries in the Caribbean. It extended north of Barbados and east of Martinique an area that is considered one of the most seismically active. According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred 170 kilometres north of Bathsheba, Barbados and 210 kilometres east of […]

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