Engineering undergraduates of the University of the West Indies will no longer be able to be accorded the Chartered Engineering Status. That’s according to President of the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers (BAPE), Roger Blackman.
The cricketing fraternity in Barbados is mourning the death of Ricky Craig, 53, the former chief executive officer of the Barbados Cricket Association and Counsul General to New York. He was found dead at his home on the weekend.
In other Caribbean countries the Simpson Oil Company (SOL) announced the arrival of the new Shell V-power high performance gasoline with a news release but in Barbados where it is headquartered, it choose to announce it with a Ferrari Formula One show.
NEW YORK, N.Y., Mon. Nov. 27, 2006: Reggae has made it into Playboy magazine.
Both Gyptian’s “Serious Times” and Vybz Kartel’s ‘”Guns like These” are among the world music nominees for the 2006 Playboy Magazine Music Poll. The winner will be announced in the March issue of the magazine.
An eBay auction that was set to feature the Fender Stratocaster guitar once owned by reggae icon Peter Tosh, was last night cancelled. Organizers of the Flashpoint Film Festival, who were set to begin the bidding on the late singer’s guitar last night, canned the auction.
Eleven legendary West Indian cricketers and one umpire have made the cut this year as nominees for the Sticky Wicket Hall of Fame. The majority of the 2007 nominees hail from Barbados.
A 37-year-old mother of two was yesterday founded beheaded in her home in Barrackpore, Trinidad. Rosie Nanan is believed to have been brutally killed by a 39 -year old construction worker and male relative. The man apparently tried to hang himself after the killing.
St Vincent and the Grenadines has signed a US$100 million (EC$270 million) deal for the creation of another upscale residential development similar to that of Mustique. Presently being marketed privately, the first of the 60 villas should be constructed by 2012.
Grenada’s Minister of Tourism Brenda Hood said that with the start of a EC$1.5 billion (US$555 million) tourism development project there, “Grenada is now poised to become one of the top tourism destinations in the Caribbean.”
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has called on leaders and citizens of Caribbean countries to oppose the statement by St Kitts and Nevis Fisheries Minister Cedric Liburd that the region should begin commercial whaling as a way to positively impact tourism.
The Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation (CFPA) will release a series of new media messages to mark World AIDS Day on the 1st of December and target young people age 25 and under.
The ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has taken their political campaign on the superinformation highway with the re-launched its official website. It is expected to be used for historical research as well as to follow the latest news and breaking stories.
As the search continues here today to locate wreckage and bodies from the ill-fated SVG Air flight of November 19 one woman is telling her horror story of trying to get search and rescue kicked into operation, including the unbelievable story that the Leader of the Opposition did not have the after-hours number for the Prime Minister.
Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Carlton Davis, has said that the Jamaican economy was getting out of the doldrums and overall the economy is showing very positive signs. He said they are taming “the devil of inflation” and the net international reserves have increased.