· November, 2006

Stories about Barbados from November, 2006

Barbados: Credit where credit isn't due?

  28 November 2006

A former Barbadian ambassador to the US states that whites are given too much credit for the success of the Barbadian economy. Barbados Free Press thinks he's entitled to his viewpoint, but “the future for all of us who love Barbados must belong to a different vision.”

Barbados: Machismo and domestic violence against men

  27 November 2006

Two radio personalities make light of a news report about a barrister who has reminded Barbadian men that the Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) Act offers protection to them as well as women. Titilayo is concerned at the radio announcers’ attitudes: “Physical abuse is nothing to laugh at. Domestic violence is...

Barbados: Fatted calf speech

  27 November 2006

The Barbados Labour Party publishes on its blog a scanned image of what is alleged to be a page of a speech given by a member of the opposition party containing some controversial statements. Barbados Free Press, however, hesitates to jump to any conclusions about what the statements actually mean.

Barbados: Waterless toilets

  24 November 2006

On the eve of the second installment in their series on the water crisis in the country, Barbados Free Press publishes what is, to their knowledge, “the most comprehensive list of waterless toilet information published in Barbados.”

Barbados: Biodegrdable plastic?

  23 November 2006

Considering the volume of plastic trash on Barbados’ beaches and elsewhere, Barbados Free Press wonders whether it's time Barbados mandated the use of biodegradable plastics.

Barbados: Caribbean on the move?

  22 November 2006

Barbadian blogger eemanee quotes the lyrics of two songs in which people from one Caribbean island make fun of people from another, and wonders: “i wonder if i'll live to see free movement of Caribbean people through out the Caribbean? What would/will the Caribbean look like when its people are...

Barbados: Thinking about music

  21 November 2006

Introducing American part-time teacher-turned-soca artist Walker Hornung — who also happens to be white — Ian asks the question: “what colour is Soca?” And Titlayo is pleased to hear Barbadian music in an array of genres playing on the radio. “it remains to be seen whether the trend continues past...

Barbados: Ruling party nominates opposition for a Piggy award

  20 November 2006

Barbados’ ruling political party seems to be taking blogging quite seriously. The Barbados Labour Party has posted documents on its blog to further support its nomination of opposition party member David Thompson for the “Piggies at the Trough” awards. According to the Barbados Free Press blog, which inaugurated the award,...

Caribbean Women's Forum

  14 November 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to a Radio Kiskeya news article stating (Fr): “The 2d Caribbean Women's Forum ended the evening of November 10th in Fort-de-France, Martinique with the participation of a Haitian delegation led by Feminine Condition Minister Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue … Delegations from various Caribbean countries (Guadeloupe, Dominica,...

Barbados: Honest elections

  1 November 2006

Barbados Free Press solicits ideas on how to eliminate some of the dishonest practices that have long been a feature of Barbados’ elections, from the upcoming general election.