Does the Canadian army have a white supremacist problem?

Does the Canadian army have a white supremacist problem?

University of Alberta Andy Knight, a professor of international relations and the school’s first provost fellow in Black excellence and leadership, made a proposal to the federal department last fall in which he drew attention to racism in the military. Over the next year, he is to assess just how entrenched radicalization, antisemitism, xenophobia and […]

Barbados says British MP must pay reparations for family’s slave past

Barbados says British MP must pay reparations for family’s slave past

The government of Barbados is considering plans to make a wealthy Conservative MP the first individual to pay reparations for his ancestor’s pivotal role in slavery. Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, recently travelled to the Caribbean island for a private meeting with the country’s prime minister, Mia Mottley. A report is now before Mottley’s […]

Barbados improving cruise ship service at ports

Barbados improving cruise ship service at ports

A more effective operating strategy has been implemented by Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) to help cruise ship passengers disembark in Bridgetown Port BPI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Jean-Marie announced the changes. “BPI recognises that some guests who had taken the Rhapsody of Seas cruise were in recent times understandably unhappy with traffic movements within […]

Singing Francine dies at 79

Singing Francine dies at 79

Barbados-born calypso artiste Francine Edwards, better known onstage as Singing Francine, died in Queens, New York last Friday. She was 79. She was reported to have suffered a heart attack. Singing Francine won the National Calypso Queen competition in Trinidad in 1972, 1973,1981 and 1983. A news release from the Trinbago United Calypsonians Organization (TUCO) […]

Chris Gibbs is honoured by the Barbados people

Chris Gibbs is honoured by the Barbados people

Gibbs’ brother Roger Gibbs is a well-known calypso musician in Toronto  By Stephen Weir It is only fitting that news about a recent honour bestowed upon Barbados’ Chris Gibbs should come to people from the words of calypso great The Mighty Gabby (Anthony Carter). On November 30th when his friend received the Order of the Republic from […]

‘Rum away’ and celebrate International Rum Day

‘Rum away’ and celebrate International Rum Day

Barbados Considered to be the birthplace of rum, Barbados is the perfect setting for travelers hoping to acquaint themselves with the tropical tipple. Situated on the finest stretch of Barbados’ Platinum West Coast, Colony Club is home to the island’s first-of-its-kind Rum Vault, where Rum Ambassador Corey Sobers inspires and entertains with his extensive knowledge […]

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 […]

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