· March, 2006

Stories about Barbados from March, 2006

Caribbean, US: US-Caricom meeting

  30 March 2006

Larry Smith discusses the recent US-Caricom meeting in the Bahamas in the context of both recent US foreign policy and Condolezza Rice's career. He quotes a Bahamian diplomat, who says: “The policies of the US are not producing the results that it desires, and therefore how should friends of the...

Barbados: Concorde Museum

  30 March 2006

The Barbados tourism ministry is developing a museum featuring one of the British Airways Concorde jets as a tourist attraction, reports Linda Thompkins.

Caribbean: Books for birders

  28 March 2006

“It's many years now–I might even say decades–since I've considered myself a real birder, and I stopped keeping a lifelist ages ago, but birds continue to have a special fascination for me–their colours, their songs, the effortlessness of their flight,” writes Nicholas Laughlin in the prelude to his overview of...

Barbados: Mom and daughter netballers

  24 March 2006

Barbados Free Press links to an Australian newspaper article highlighting the mother and daughter who are members of the Barbadian netball team contesting the Commonwealth Games.

Caribbean: Carifesta 2006

  23 March 2006

Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat Blog looks forward to seeing what the Caribbean arts festival Carifesta 2006 has in store. “I still remember the excitement of the very first Carifesta in Guyana, in 1972, when it seemed that the whole of Georgetown was taken over by musicians, poets, dancers,...

Barbados: Avian flu prep

  23 March 2006

Barbados is preparing for the possibility of an avian flu outbreak by stockpiling the drug Tamiflu, says Linda Thompkins.

Jamaica: Commonwealth Games

  22 March 2006

Leon wonders why the 18th Commonwealth Games aren't getting more media attention. “Is it because the mighty U.S is not involved, since the Commonwealth games only include former territories of Britain? (But wait, America is a former territory of Britain!).”

Barbados: A Caribbean education

  21 March 2006

Barbados Free Press links to an article which states that British children of Caribbean heritage are being sent back to Barbados to be educated.

Caribbean: Women writers’ blog

  17 March 2006

Over at BlogHer, Karen Walrond announces her new project, The Pan Collective, “a community blog featuring the voices of wonderful women writers from the Caribbean”.

Barbados: Negrocrat redux

  16 March 2006

A New York Times writer Googles the word “negrocrat” and finds Barbados Free Press‘s reference to Prime Minister Owen Arthur's use of the term — naturally, BFP blogs about it.

Commonwealth Games

  15 March 2006

Regan liveblogs the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which took place last night in Melbourne, Australia.

Barbados: Negrocrat

  15 March 2006

The controversy surrounding Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur's use of the word “negrocrat” will not die, says Barbados Free Press.

Barbados: The problem with Jamaica

  14 March 2006

Barbados Free Press expresses “a concern that many Bajans have with CARICOM – although we might share common origins and history with our Caribbean neighbours, there are some cultural manifestations that we would just as soon not import to Barbados.” The “cultural manifestation”, in this case, is Jamaica's crime problem.