Austin Clarke’s The Polished Hoe 20th anniversary edition to be released this fall

Austin Clarke’s The Polished Hoe 20th anniversary edition to be released this fall

A special 20th anniversary edition of late Toronto writer Austin Clarke’s award-winning novel The Polished Hoe will be published this fall. The new edition, published by Dundurn Press, will feature a foreword by Clarke’s former roommate, writer and professor Rinaldo Walcott, as well as a new cover commissioned from Toronto visual artist Shawn Skeir. Skeir’s […]

Bаrbаdоѕ: PM Mіа Mоttlеу tеѕtѕ роѕіtіvе fоr COVID-19

Bаrbаdоѕ: PM Mіа Mоttlеу tеѕtѕ роѕіtіvе fоr COVID-19

  Prіmе Minister Mia Mоttlеу has tеѕtеd роѕіtіvе fоr COVID-19. A ѕtаtеmеnt from thе Offісе of thе Prіmе Minister ѕаіd Prіmе Mіnіѕtеr Mottley hаѕ a mіld саѕе and she hаѕ іndісаtеd thаt ѕhе is dоіng wеll. Thе ѕtаtеmеnt ѕаіd thе dосtоrѕ have аdvіѕеd thаt ѕhе remain at home untіl they dеtеrmіnе оthеrwіѕе. Last wееk, Prime […]

Renowned novelist George Lamming dies at 94

Renowned novelist George Lamming dies at 94

Renowned Barbadian novelist and poet George Lamming died on Saturday at the age of 94. He passed away in Barbados four days short of his 95th birthday on June 8. Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, in a release following Lamming’s passing, said there would be an official funeral for the writer who was so […]

Guyana and Barbados launch “food terminal” for the region

Guyana and Barbados launch “food terminal” for the region

The food import bill in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states, may be reduced by up to 25 per cent in 2025 due to the establishment of the Guyana/Barbados food terminal in Barbados. This is according to the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley who was speaking during a joint press conference on Friday with the […]

Time Magazine names Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley as one of the world’s most influential persons

Time Magazine names Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley as one of the world’s most influential persons

There are some who stand tall and stand out no matter where they are from —whether a large, densely populated country or a small island nation. Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados is one such person. Bold, fearless, and possessing a great intellect and wit, the Prime Minister is a brilliant politician who knows how […]

Barbados honors unsung heroes in Canada

Barbados honors unsung heroes in Canada

All Photos by Fresh Vision Media Eleven Barbadians residing in Canada have received the Barbados Unsung Hero Awards for 2022. Five of them were in Barbados to receive their awards during National Heroes celebrations on April 28 last. Others were presented with their awards by Barbados government officials in Canada. Last year, the first year […]

Barbados PM Mia Motley to be honoured at Harry Jerome Awards gala

Barbados PM Mia Motley to be honoured at Harry Jerome Awards gala

  By Lincoln DePradine Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley is being honoured by a leading Black organization in Canada. Mottley is the first winner of the “International Leader Award’’ of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA). “We recognize that part of our growth has to be local, national and, of course, international,’’ BBPA CEO […]

Barbados wins Best Tourist Board at Globe Travel Awards

Barbados wins Best Tourist Board at Globe Travel Awards

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) was named, Best Tourist Board, at the recently concluded Travel Weekly’s 2022 Globe Travel Awards Ceremony. The BTMI’s Senior Business Development Officer, Marc McCollin, accepted the prestigious award during a ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, amongst hundreds of travel industry peers. The Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards are voted […]

Barbados PM Mia Mottley receives WHO Global Health Leadership Award

Barbados PM Mia Mottley receives WHO Global Health Leadership Award

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus surprised Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley with an award for leadership, and she said it was thanks to her team. The Director-General told Mottley that the WHO and the world, “we have seen your leadership” and he stressed that her voice is very impactful. “Your voice is […]

Why did “Spouge”, the Bajan musical 1960s invention, disappear?

Why did “Spouge”, the Bajan musical 1960s invention, disappear?

By Richard Godwin In the 1960s, Jackie Opel created a syncopated, cowbell-heavy sound that defined Barbados and created a sensation from St Lucia to New York. A few years later it virtually disappeared – but the time is finally here for a revival Few artists have ever had the audacity to create a national music […]

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