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Nominations open for Independence honours

16 June 2016

BARBADIANS ARE INVITED to nominate their fellow citizens for the 2016 National Independence Honours. Nominees should be outstanding in sport, science, the arts, culture and civic or other areas, or have provided meritorious service in the military or protective services.... Read More

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BAJAN TO DE BONE: Tireless fight on women’s behalf

12 June 2016

MARVA ALLEYNE’S passion for Barbados is immeasurable. Every time this Barbadian peers down from an aircraft making its final approach to the Grantley Adams International Airport and beholds the vista spread out below, excitement surges in her bosom while she is quietly... Read More

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MY STORY: From Bengal to Barbados

31 May 2016

BARBADOS IS ONE of the best places to live on earth and you do not have to be born here to think so. Just ask Sabir Nakhuda, who migrated to Barbados from India at an early age and, despite keeping close ties with his country of birth, regards this little island... Read More

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VIDEO: Looking for historic flag hole

29 May 2016

FOR THOSE who were absent or unborn, efforts are being undertaken to recapture the moment of the birth of Barbados as a nation November 30, 1966 by the Garrison Consortium. This is being done through the use of ground penetrating scanning equipment to find any remains... Read More

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Barrow’s home to be restored

26 May 2016

THE CHILDHOOD HOME of the Father of Independence could be returned to its former glory. The current dilapidated state of Errol Barrow’s family home located at The Garden, St Lucy, drew the ire of a number of residents who attended a St Lucy Democratic Labour Party... Read More

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St Joseph after three peat

21 May 2016

THEY WALKED AWAY with the Parish Ambassadors title two straight years, and they are hoping to bring the award home once again. Last Sunday, St Joseph officially launched its representatives Cadesha Rouse, 21, and Brandon Beckles, 20, during a ceremony at St Bernard’s... Read More

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Pride sprung from National Anthem lyrics

15 May 2016

THE IDEA THAT American-born Irving Burgie wrote the words of the National Anthem for an independent Barbados back in 1966 may still be troubling for some Barbadians mired in nationalism today. But Burgie’s words: “We loyal sons and daughters all . . . Our brave forefathers... Read More

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HEATHER-LYNN’S HABITAT: Walk back in time through Holetown

05 May 2016

THERE WAS A TIME when God’s Little Acre was part of a battery called Church Point. Then love and marriage intervened. Church Point became Folkestone; the Church at the Hole was expanded to its grand state. The stories associated with Holetown, St James, came alive... Read More

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Finalists announced in monument design competition

03 May 2016

FIVE FINALISTS have been selected in the short list of competitors for the design of the Barbados at Fifty Monument to be built to commemorate 50 years of independence. The winning design will eventually be chosen from the submissions of 22-year-old artist Taisha... Read More

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Monument design finalists to be announced on Tuesday

30 April 2016

THE FIVE FINALISTS of the Barbados at 50 Monument Design Competition will be announced next week. The finalists, chosen after Stage One of the competition, will be revealed during a ceremony on Tuesday, May 3, at the Officers Mess, Barbados Defence Force, St. Ann’s... Read More

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Barrow stands out in PM tributes

29 April 2016

THE FATHER of Independence already looms large over Independence Square in Bridgetown. And yesterday his proud mirror image was unveiled in Heroes Square too. Errol Walton Barrow’s statue was joined by another copy of the country’s first Prime Minister last night,... Read More

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NATIONAL HEROES VIDEO: Sir Hugh Springer

28 April 2016

SIR HUGH HELD MANY positions of importance throughout his life such as parliamentarian, politician, organiser and General Secretary of the Barbados Worker's Union. He was also Governor General of Barbados, the post he held four years before his death. He also... Read More

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NATIONAL HEROES VIDEO: Sir Frank Walcott

28 April 2016

SIR FRANK DEDICATED plenty of time to trade unionism in Barbados. His main objective was to see workers in Barbados from all walks of life treated with respect in the workplace, and so he bargained for better working conditions and salaries for the workers in Barbados.... Read More

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NATIONAL HEROES VIDEO: Sir Garfield Sobers

28 April 2016

FROM A YOUNG AGE, Sir Garry was a “baller”. He could play cricket, football, basketball and, later on, even golf. It is said of Sobers that “he has been the role model also for millions of youngsters beyond the shores of Barbados”. He is the single most popular... Read More

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NATIONAL HEROES VIDEO: Sir Grantley Adams

28 April 2016

TO RESCUE BARBADIANS from the strong grip of social and economic ill-treatment was the aim of Sir Grantley Adams, who would go on to become the first Premier of Barbados. Adams was the founder of the Barbados Labour Party and the lawyer who represented Clement Payne... Read More

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NATIONAL HEROES VIDEO: Errol Barrow

28 April 2016

Errol Walton Barrow (1920 – 1987) KNOWN AFFECTIONATELY as the Skipper, Errol Barrow was the first Prime Minister of Barbados and an experienced pilot who had flown in about 45 operational bombing missions. After founding the Democratic Labour Party, which was... Read More

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BACK FROM THE PAST VIDEO: Clement Payne

28 April 2016

CLEMENT PAYNE became the face of revolution when he agitated for better working and living conditions. Payne preached the message of trade unionism and audiences received his message with enthusiasm. However, his popularity made him a target of the elite class and... Read More

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BACK FROM THE PAST VIDEO: Samuel Jackman Prescod

28 April 2016

OFTEN CALLED THE “greatest Barbadian of all time” and the “saviour of his country”, Samuel Jackman Prescod’s fought to improve the life of “Free Coloured Persons” and the Enslaved. Jackman Prescod created the Liberal Party which he used as a forum to eradicate social... Read More

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BACK FROM THE PAST VIDEO: Charles Duncan O’Neal

28 April 2016

A MAN OF VISION AND DETERMINATION, Charles Duncan O’Neal used his social and professional status to change the consciousness of a nation. After founding the Democratic League in October 1924, party member, C.A. “Chrissie” Brathwaite was elected as a representative... Read More

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BACK FROM THE PAST VIDEO: Sarah Ann Gill

28 April 2016

THE ONLY FEMALE NATIONAL HERO, The Right Excellent Sarah Ann Gill was the “Defender of Methodism” often to great personal risk. Methodism was brought to Barbados in 1788 by Dr Thomas Coke and part of the philosophy aimed to abolish slavery. Church members were seen... Read More

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BACK FROM THE PAST VIDEO: General Bussa

28 April 2016

GENERAL BUSSA’S STORY causes debate among many historians. Although mysterious and historically murky General Bussa became to be known as the leader of Barbados' first “slave” uprising which began Sunday, April 4, 1816. Even though the rebellion failed and General... Read More

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