· August, 2011

Stories about Barbados from August, 2011

Barbados: Wait & See for SoETT

  26 August 2011

From Barbados, B.C. Pires sees how Trinidad and Tobago's State of Emergency is playing out, and says: “One is reluctant to pre-judge anything; but to every charge of, ‘O, ye of little faith!’ there is, sadly, that it is actually We of Much Experience. But let us wait and see.”

Barbados: Threat to Borders?

  9 August 2011

Barbados Underground suggests that “as the economic condition of many around the region in markets known for exporting drugs…declines, the threat to our border will increase, ” adding: “Barbadians must not yield to others who have failed to show how they can manage a stable society in the way Barbados...

Barbados: Rihanna Helps Barbados’ Profile

  8 August 2011

Diaspora bloger Jdid defends Rihanna's costume and dancing style at the country's recent Kadooment, while Cheese-on-bread reviews her homecoming concert; Barbados Underground adds: “The world maybe about to totter into another recession which is not good news for the tourism dependent Barbados. Rihanna’s homecoming is anticipated to provide a needed...

Barbados: Social Media to Help Fight Crime?

  8 August 2011

Two police officers are shot and the Commissioner advises that the police force “‘will soon’ be on Twitter and Facebook”, but Barbados Free Press remains sceptical: “Two cops shot. Double murder. Many violent robberies. = Reassure, Twitter. Facebook. What’s wrong with this equation?”

Barbados: Crop Over 2011 – Hot or Wet?

  1 August 2011

Cheese-on-bread! says Barbados is abuzz on this “hot, long, festive weekend…as we move into the final phase of Crop Over”, but warns that “Kadooment Day revelry could be seriously hampered” by a tropical wave heading towards the island.