· July, 2006

Stories about Barbados from July, 2006

Barbados: Save Worrell's house

  26 July 2006

My Turn–a new blog started by Carson Cadogan, who Barbados Free Press describes as “The Barbados King of Letters to the Editor”–argues that some of the public funds being spent on the redevelopment of Barbados's main cricket venue, Kensington Oval, should be used to restore the boyhood home of cricket...

Barbados: Against the water park

  25 July 2006

Barbados Free Press tackles the question of the water park that's been proposed for the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary near the island's south coast, posting a commentary from “Travel Guy”, a Canadian reader with Barbadian roots, and reporting on a controversy involving the proposed engineering firm.

Barbados: Keeping the cotton at home

  20 July 2006

Linda Thompkins reports on Exclusive Caribbean Cotton Inc's plans to process Barbados's home-grown Sea Island cotton — “one of the most valuable and pricey cotton varieties” — at home instead of exporting the raw material to the US.

Barbados: Defending the right to blog

  20 July 2006

As a result of general comments made by a government minister about blogs and accountability, Barbados Free Press pre-emptively defends its right to exist: “Welcome to the new century – where ordinary people can now own a press on the internet. We can think of no more healthy development for...

Barbados: The government on blogs

  19 July 2006

Titlayo sees a Barbados government minister's call for blogs to have a “framework of accountability”, as a sign that blogs are beginning to be taken seriously by “people in high places”.

Barbados: School days

  19 July 2006

Jdid remembers his school days in Barbados, when his main worries were pitching marbles and avoiding “liks” from the teacher.

Barbados, USA: Who received the $$?

  14 July 2006

A Barbados-born, New York-based lawyer indicted for stealing a large sum of money from clients, has said that he gave a portion of the funds to relatives and friends in the US and Barbados. Barbados Free Press wonders “who in Barbados received the stolen money”.

Caribbean: Stanford 20/20

  14 July 2006

Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat weblog notes the début of the Stanford 20/20 in Antigua, the “fastest and whackiest form of the game [of cricket] yet,” adding that “the purists will no doubt gnash their teeth, as they did when one-day matches were begun in 1963 and when Packer...

Barbados: Caribbean Splash brouhaha

  12 July 2006

There's an interesting situation brewing around the proposed construction of a waterpark called Caribbean Splash on a what is apparently a sensitive watershed in Barbados, with the Barbados Labour Party responding on its own blog to an allegation by Barbados Free Press. This morning the plot thickens, as Barbados Free...

Caribbean: Google maps Caribbean territories

  12 July 2006

Ryan at The West Indies Cricket Blog notes that Google Maps has added high-definition satellite images for Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados that allow for “upclose overhead shot[s]” of the cricket grounds in those countries. The grounds are being prepared for the 2007 World Cup.

Barbados: PM backs Venezuela's UN bid

  11 July 2006

Linda Thompkins quotes a RadioJamaica.com report stating that Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur has decided to support Venezuela's campaign for the vacant UN Security Council Seat over Guatemala's. Among the reasons quoted: “He says it would be unethical for Barbados to side with a country that has fiercely opposed the...

Barbados: Concerns about regional police team

  10 July 2006

Barbados Free Press sees the usefulness of the regional police team that is being formed among Caricom nations to provide security for the Cricket World Cup and will become a permanent fixture in the region thereafter, but cautions against the potential misuse of the force by Caricom countries less “stable”...

Martinique: First Caribbean Social Forum

  7 July 2006

Le Blog de [Moi] is pleased (Fr) to learn that the first Caribbean Social Forum is happening in Martinique this week (July 5-9) but does not think its timing was particularly smart what with the World Cup's final taking place this weekend as well as an annual cultural fair in...

Barbados: Political party list published

  4 July 2006

Barbados Free Press publishes what it believes to be the first “comprehensive listing of links to all official websites of Barbados political parties, elected representatives and candidates,” and invites others to copy or link to it.