· December, 2008

Stories about Barbados from December, 2008

Barbados: Football Match Mayhem

  30 December 2008

As four people are shot at a football match, Barbados Free Press says that this is “what happens when you combine no rule of law with no effective police force and a top-down culture of corruption in government…”

Barbados: Journalists Appear in Court

  24 December 2008

Barbados Free Press is keeping an eye on the case of the two arrested journalists, calling the open court hearing “a stunning victory by the dozens of local news media people who showed up to support”, while at the same time denouncing local mainstream media for not making an issue...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Stanford's Legends

  22 December 2008

Barbadian Cheese-on-bread! and Trinidad-based Caribbean Beat Blog talk about the uncertainty surrounding US billionaire Allen Stanford's continued involvement in Caribbean cricket, following the dissolution of his West Indies 20/20 Cricket Board of Legends.

Barbados: Assets & Orientation

  18 December 2008

Barbados government minister Patrick Todd is in hot water with the nation's bloggers. Barbados Free Press calls his statement about members of Parliament declaring assets an “outright lie”, while Gallimaufry and The Bajan Dream Project are appalled by his call for all Barbadian MPs to publicly declare their sexual orientation,...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Ducking the Issue

  17 December 2008

West Indian bloggers continue to comment on the Bush shoe-throwing incident. Barbadians Jdid and Cheese-on-bread! are unimpressed with the Secret Service's response time, while Notes from Port of Spain says: “It's a pity that the journalist Muntazar al-Zaidi isn't a better shot.”

Barbados: Travel Trouble?

  16 December 2008

“OK…so tourism is toast for the next few years”: Barbados Free Press suggests a few measures “to personally get through what we are going to face in the coming three or four years…”

Puerto Rico, Barbados, Guyana: Indigenous Rights

  10 December 2008

The Voice of the Taino People Online reports that Damon Corrie, “the sometimes controversial Barbados born Indigenous Rights activist of Guyanese Arawak descent” is attending negotiations on the draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Belize: Former PM Arrested

  5 December 2008

Belizean and Barbadian blog Keltruth Corp. are all over the story of the former Belizean Prime Minister being charged with the misallocation of public funds.

Barbados: HIV secrets

  4 December 2008

Barbados Free Press is outraged that the head of the Barbados Family Planning Association advocates not informing a woman about her husband's HIV-positive status. "[The FPA head] is a menace to the health of every woman on this island."

Barbados: a simple story

  3 December 2008

Living in Barbados tells "a simple story of a woman, whom we will call M", who despite many disadvantages and a lack of formal education managed to raise two accomplished daughters and lifted her family out of the cycle of poverty.

Barbados: Appearances Matter

  2 December 2008

Barbados Free Press believes “that judges should not mix socially with politicians for the simple yet profound reason that to do so takes away from the appearance that the judiciary is independent from the political branch of government.”

Barbados: Happy Independence

  1 December 2008

Barbadian bloggers (Cheese-on-bread!, Barbados Photo Blog and The Bajan Reporter) give shout-outs to the land of their birth on the occasion of the island's 42nd anniversary of Independence.