· April, 2008

Stories about Barbados from April, 2008

Barbados: False Pride?

  30 April 2008

“Tourism has become the life blood of most of the Caribbean countries and it needs to be re-energized”: Living in Barbados wonders whether the region can be proud of its tourism offering.

Caribbean: Food Shortages

  30 April 2008

“If music be the food of love, play on”, wrote Shakespeare, who could not possibly have anticipated the global food crisis the world is facing today. Rising food prices are a hot topic with bloggers the world over – and the Caribbean is no different. The “music” coming out of...

Barbados: Economic Storm?

  25 April 2008

“The issue of the rising cost of living will no doubt remain firmly at the top of the national agenda in the coming weeks and months ahead,” writes Barbados Underground, as he blogs about the island's economic challenges.

Barbados, Jamaica: Up In Arms

  24 April 2008

“Twenty-eight years after Bob performed ‘Zimbabwe’, Robert Mugabe is still holding on desperately to power and it seems that he will use any tactic necessary to continue his dictatorship. Now the Chinese are involved”: Both Bajan Global Report and Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blog about an alleged Chinese arms shipment to...

Barbados, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago: OECS Invite

  15 April 2008

Barbados Underground reports that St. Lucia's Prime Minister has invited Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to join the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and says: “We find the invitation to be interesting because the OECS is the only political union which has achieved some of level success in our region.”

Barbados: Talking to the People

  15 April 2008

Barbados’ Prime Minister breaks the standard “Address to the Nation” mold, instead holding a “press conference” on radio and television – Living in Barbados asks: “A new approach to democracy? At first blush, yes.” Pull! Push! adds: “This is quite simply amazing (maybe even dangerous?). It marks a radical and...

Haiti: PM Fired in No Confidence Vote

  14 April 2008

Both Upping The Anti and Bajan Global Report blog about the Haitian parliament passing a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Jacques-Edouard Alexis, while Dying in Haiti posts a first-hand account by Frandy in Carrefour about the past week's events.

Barbados: Thoughts on Zimbabwe

  14 April 2008

“I have been struggling for a couple of weeks over how to express my feelings about the current non-outcome from Zimbabwe's presidential elections”: Living in Barbados finally blogs about it.

Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda: Crime Control

  10 April 2008

“It is hard to believe that this is a country which spent US54 million dollars to prepare for Cricket World Cup 2007. It just makes us shake our heads and ask, where are our priorities”: Barbados Underground blogs about the crime situation in Antigua and Barbuda.

Barbados: Banking Oligopoly?

  9 April 2008

“Has anyone else noticed how all the major bankers are lining up to tell us how the take over of RBTT by Royal Bank of Canada won’t affect competition in the Barbados banking market place?”: Notes From The Margin remains unconvinced.

Barbados, Cuba: Blogger Wins Award

  8 April 2008

Bajan Global Report notes that “Yoani Sanchez has been awarded one of Spain’s top journalism awards…for her ’shrewdness’ in overcoming hurdles to freedom of expression in Cuba, her vivacious style and her drive to join the global space of citizen journalism.”

Barbados, U.S.A.: Thanks, Obama

  7 April 2008

Regardless of the eventual outcome of the US elections, Living in Barbados thinks that Barack Obama deserves kudos for doing “much to bring to the fore some of the fluff and confusion in discussions about race and colour.”