Category: Barbadian Sayings

Barbados students allowed phones in school

Barbados students allowed phones in school

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

STUDENTS at all levels, from nursery to secondary level, may soon be officially allowed to carry and use their smartphones in school. But first they and their parents will have to accept and sign a comprehensive new code of conduct prepared by the Ministry of Education. And even before that, it appears both the ministry […]

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Legacy of Irish community in Barbados

Legacy of Irish community in Barbados

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The descendants of Irish people sold into slavery in the 1600s live in a close-knit community beset by poverty and ill health. During the winter of 1636, a ship bearing a consignment of 61 men and women destined to be slaves on the plantations of Barbados slipped quietly out of Kinsale Harbor on Ireland’s rugged southern […]

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Sargassum seaweed threatens Barbados

Sargassum seaweed threatens Barbados

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

News items from The Nation Barbados. Sir Hilary Beckles says regional economies are under threat from sargassum seaweed. A government minister believes raising the retirement age next year could spell trouble. Barbados win the Regional Women’s Super50 Cricket title.

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Barbados Ceremonial President to replace Queen

Barbados Ceremonial President to replace Queen

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Freundel Stuart, the prime minister of Barbados, tells colleagues that the island nation will have its own head of state by 50th anniversary of independence in 2016. It has long been independent from Britain, but the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados looks set to sever links with the Queen, drawing up plans to […]

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More UK Screenings of Caribbean Film KUWTJ

More UK Screenings of Caribbean Film KUWTJ

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. To everyone that missed out on seeing the hit Caribbean film (“Keeping Up With The Joneses: The Movie”) in the historic cinema premiere recently (March 2014) in London, worry no more – some good news is at hand! First, you can feel the excitement and catch up on the great event itself with the […]

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10 Most Common New Year’s Resolutions

10 Most Common New Year’s Resolutions

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Have you thought about your New Year’s Resolution for 2014? Do you believe creating a list of things to do or not to do will help towards a better you for a New Year? As we approach 2014, we have decided to list the 10 most commonly used New Year’s Resolutions. 1. Getting a new […]

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Miss Teen Caribbean UK is born

Miss Teen Caribbean UK is born

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Caribbean news. Miss Teen Caribbean UK is a new social enterprise created for girls aged 13-17 years from the Caribbean or of Caribbean and mixed heritage residing in the UK. It was created to facilitate the demands presented by many of the parents, families, friends and High Commissioners in the UK Caribbean diaspora for […]

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Bajan students must now pay at Cave Hill

Bajan students must now pay at Cave Hill

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Barbados News. For the first time in post-Independent Barbados, Barbadians will have to pay tuition fees to attend the University of the West indies. This was revealed last month by Minister of Finance, Chris Sinckler, as he delivered his much anticipated 2013 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals in the House of Assembly. “The Government […]

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Alleyne School honours its calypso queens

Alleyne School honours its calypso queens

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Barbados news. Four young calypsonians were yesterday honoured by their school, the Alleyne Secondary School, for their musical and Crop Over achievements. As noted by Debra Bascombe, Art Teacher of the school and presentation co-ordinator, the school wanted to acknowledge the young ladies and show the students that the school had a lot to offer. The […]

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Comedian Dibbi Rollins hosts Dinner & Dance tonight

Comedian Dibbi Rollins hosts Dinner & Dance tonight

| August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Barbados news, The Alleyne School Alumni UK dinner and dance has been a fixture in the UK / Barbadian (Bajan) community for many years and has secured a loyal following. Given the significance of this year’s celebration we have committed ourselves to provide an even more memorable event with the addition of a renowned […]

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