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One block at a time

One block  at a time

Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley has appealed to corporate Barbados, charitable foundations and the wider public to help in the revitalization of the historic City of Bridgetown. His call came Sunday evening at the official opening of the Synagogue Redevelopment Project at the Jewish Synagogue in the heart of the capital, where he […]

Mega shopping mall for CARIFESTA XIII

Mega shopping mall for CARIFESTA XIII

Local and regional entrepreneurs will have a rare opportunity to showcase their products to international buyers as well as shoppers from the Caribbean when the new CARIFESTA Grand Market and Buyer’s Shopping Mall opens at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) on August 17. Described by coordinator Andre Hoyte as a ‘Shopping Mall’, the traditional grand […]

AJA’s apology to Bussa

AJA’s apology to Bussa

Barbadian rhythm poet and cultural activist, Adisa AJA Andwele, has released a music video to accompany his latest work which pays homage to National Hero and freedom fighter, The Right Excellent General Bussa. De Apology – Bussa I’m Sorry is a cinematic-styled music video which was shot at various locations across the island to portray […]

Museum sets sights on a children’s gallery

Museum sets sights on a children’s gallery

The Barbados Museum and Historical Society has set its sights on the creation of a children’s gallery as it moves to expand it offerings to the public. Director of the decades-old home of Barbadian culture and heritage Alissandra Cummins said this was an oversight that urgently needed attention as she underscored that the museum was […]

Bajans experience Chinese culture

Bajans experience Chinese culture

Scores of Barbadians gathered in Church Village Greens, The City for the third instalment of the Fish and Dragon Festival over the weekend. Marking the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the event was a potpourri of culture, featuring the Chinese rooster and the Bajan fowl cock merging to create an unforgettable character. The garden was vibrant […]

Haiti features in African Awareness celebrations

Haiti features in African Awareness celebrations

Haiti was the focus yesterday as African Awareness Month celebrations at the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School kicked off. Guest speaker Reverend Onkpha Wells spoke on the topic, Haiti – Why We Support Haiti, and students were able to view several videos and be educated about the French-speaking Caribbean nation. The school also launched its Haiti relief effort. […]

Mega high and low

Mega high and low

Hit after hit after hit echoed through Kensington Oval last night and it had nothing to do with cricket. From the sweet Bajan spouge beat of the 60s and 70s, to unique soca rhythms, to jazz and pop, a medley of authentic Bajan music could be heard for miles as the country celebrated its Golden […]

Brexit Effect

Brexit Effect

Despite increased arrival numbers from its premier tourist market, the decline of the British currency since the Brexit vote in June is threatening to hit the Barbados economy where it hurts. Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy told Barbados TODAY from World Travel Market in London yesterday, the slide in the value of the pound sterling […]

Parkinson celebrates Independence

Parkinson celebrates Independence

The Parkinson Memorial Secondary School got the island’s 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations off to a grand start today. Under the theme Barbados Ah Come From – Celebrating 50 Years of Nationhood, students of the Pine, St Michael institution gathered in the school hall to mark the start of their celebrations for the month of November. They […]

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