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2015 Crop Over and Rihanna

Crop Over 2015 is about to slide off the calendar and by the measurement of many it was a success. BU will reserve judgment until a more respectful  time but we offer this: is Crop Over […]

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West Indian American Day Carnival Association Responds to Discrimination Charge

The West Indian American Day Carnival Association, Inc, has responded to concerns raised by the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy about discrimination  based on national origin  – See West Indian Day Carnival Association Accused of Discrimination. Read full text of statement from WIADCA’s

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Laff-It-Off 2012 …Some Things Never Change

Submitted by Due Diligence Looks like some things never change. WE WILL REMOVE VAT ON ELECTRICITY BILLS WE WILL REDUCE THE COST OF LIVING ….AND CONTROL FOOD PRICES CLICO IS A SOUND COMPANY UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURE IS CORRECT COST-U-LESS IS COMING SOON THE ECONOMY GREW SLIGHTLY LOUD BUCKS FOR CONCERT FOUR SEASONS PROJECT SOON WE WILL […]

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Barbadian Youth Film "PAYDAY" at London Cinema

Submitted by Sankofa Televisual Let all your friends know that we have a RARE OPPORTUNITY to see a Bajan film let alone a Bajan youth film at a London cinema – ‪”PAYDAY‬” 15 December 2014. We have also spoken a lot about engaging the youths with their roots back home so let us also encourage […]

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Barbadian Founded Film Production Company to Premiere PAPA MACHETE at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Submitted by Third Horizon MIAMI — On January 23, 2015, the short film Papa Machete will make its U.S. premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, one of the most prominent film festivals in the world. Founded in 1985 by actor Robert Redford, Sundance has launched the careers of many of Hollywood’s […]

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Barbadian is the Consummate Anglophile

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group “The same way no Jews will overlook the atrocities inflicted by the Nazis, Barbadians must never overlook the significance of Emancipation Day. Indeed, for us it must be seen as even more important than the observance of political independence.” Daily Nation (Barbados) Friday August 1st. […]

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Crop Over & Carnival – What is Caribbean Culture? What Does it Mean? Where Are We Going?

Submitted by Pachamama We are working with a few ideas. The people who seem to know, like to consider a culture as the beliefs, enactments, values, mores, stories and maybe traditions of a people. We always talk about the dead-endedness of the political and economic cultures in the Caribbean but it is also difficult to […]

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BU Crop Over 2014 Buzz

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We Give You Youth Ambassador Rihanna

BU has come to the realization pop star Rihanna is a slave to publicity. To be fair to her, the line of business she has made her own requires a script to be followed to sustain success, this a business with a relatively short shelf life and making money is the name of the game.  […]

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Arts and Culture, the Serious and NOT so Serious

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What is it About the Tragedy of Slavery That Provokes Top Billing (12 Years a Slave)

Related Link: Wikipedia – 12 Years a Slave

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Rihanna, We do NOT Want Our Daughter to be Like YOU

We have had a couple of interesting news items in recent days which served to piqued the curiosity of members of the BU household. Sir Hilary Beckles is of the view Barbados must capitalize on the success of Rihanna and her one billion dollar enterprise. To support his view he referred to Jamaica having built […]

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Barbados Has Become a Nation of Shows

Submitted by Napolean Bonaparte Think it was Ian Webster the calypsonian  who first penned that Barbados is quickly becoming a nation of shows. Why almost every fortnight now, one could hear of regional artists especially from the Land of many rivers and the Land of Iwor who seems to love  a regular weekend trek to […]

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Senator Santia Bradshaw Companies Rake in $647,857 From Enterprise Growth Fund

It has been drawn to BU’s attention that several companies which Senator Santia Bradshaw has significant interest have benefited in the hundreds of thousands from the Enterprise Growth Fund (EGFL). EGFL is a government agency which manages several funds to ‘assist with financing through tooling and retooling and expansion of businesses in the productive sectors’. […]

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