· January, 2010

Stories about Barbados from January, 2010

Barbados, Haiti: Power of Love

  20 January 2010

“Yes, there is good emerging from the horror in Haiti, a very great deal of it. If it could, that power – the all-encompassing, ominpotent power of love – would end suffering” – and, blogging from Barbados, B.C. Pires is quick to remind us that “it comes unbidden from human...

Barbados, U.S.A., Haiti: Business as Usual?

  19 January 2010

Barbados Free Press harshly criticizes a cruise line for proceeding with business as usual in the midst of disaster as its passengers “continue to enjoy themselves at the ‘five pristine beaches’ leased from the Haitian government.”

Barbados, Haiti: Helping our Neighbours

  15 January 2010

“Remember how Barbados struggled when one house collapsed into a cave? We couldn’t rescue five people with everything we had on the island and a special team in from the United States. Now think about Haiti”: Barbados Free Press challenges the Caribbean community “to take 10% of Haiti’s population from...

Caribbean: Helping Haiti

  14 January 2010

Bloggers around the Caribbean react to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. Some appeal to the public to support relief efforts; others scrutinise how Caribbean governments and media have responded to the crisis facing the Haitian populace.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: CLICO Questions

  12 January 2010

“The issue of the collapse of the CL Financial and CLICO house of cards has dropped off the radar for Barbados Prime Minister Thompson and the Bajan media”, but Barbados Free Press is glad that Trinidadian blogger Afra Raymond is asking some questions.

Barbados: Anti-Terrorism Measures

  11 January 2010

“The series of terror events in the USA in recent months is a vivid reminder that people who are determined to do wrong or evil are not easy to stop”: Living in Barbados thinks that the government “needs to be vigilant too and to have in place mechanisms that do...

Barbados: Road Toll Gang

  8 January 2010

Barbados Free Press chastises the police for not clamping down on the Boscobel “Road Toll Gang”, which “stop[s] tourist hired cars by standing in front of them. They inform the drivers that the road is closed, instruct them to drive another way and then demand money for the ‘assistance’.”