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  1. Hants June 12, 2017 at 7:29 PM #

    For the Car guys on BU. Awesome car chases.

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  2. Simple Simon June 12, 2017 at 10:42 PM #

    @Hants June 8, 2017 at 9:54 AM “Infamous Bajan from 1914.”
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/wright-mare-massacre-frank-lloyd-home-article-1.1591522

    “They’d better let me live if they expect to find out something.”

    There was no trial. Carlton lived for only seven and a half more weeks, without uttering a meaningful word about the motive behind his rampage. All kinds of theories emerged. Some said that racial slurs tossed at Carlton by Brodelle had sparked the killer’s rage, while some speculated that it all had happened because Mamah had fired the Carltons. Others tried to put the blame on Wright, hinting that the massacre was a murder-for-hire arranged by the architect to rid himself of an unwanted lover. ”

    Questions: Why blame anybody except the only black foreign man who was present? Mr. Carlton had no reason to get rid of the Wright family and servants. Wright however the man of many children and even more women may well or may have wanted to rid himself of some of this “baggage.” Or he may have had enemies, perhaps many enemies,

    Please note that the house was rebuild, but burned down again 11 years later (Mr. Carlton was long dead by then). Am I the only one who thinks it very strange that the alomst new house of America’s most storied architect had bad electrical wiring? And by the way it was claimed that hundreds of thousands of art was destroyed in that second fire. I wonder was an insurance claim made?

    Something about this story doesn’t sit right with me. Bajans then or now are not known as mass murderers, especially the mass murderers of virtual strangers (he had only worked for the family for a few months.)

    But the mass murder of strangers? That strikes me as a very American thing to do.

    Maybe one of these days a scholar will discover the truth.

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  3. Simple Simon June 12, 2017 at 11:17 PM #

    @Sargeant June 2, 2017 at 12:56 AM “After reading this article about Sheena Rose some art lovers may tread a path to Barbados.”

    Big up my girl Sheena Rose.

    She is good.

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  4. Hants June 17, 2017 at 8:42 AM #

    Hurricane season is here.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=5

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  5. Hants June 19, 2017 at 8:53 AM #

    WATCH THE VIDEO CLIP.

    Police shut down Waiki jam

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/06/19/police-shut-down-waiki-jam/

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  6. David June 19, 2017 at 9:02 AM #

    @Hants

    Good thing the police man was not wearing steeltips.

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  7. Hants June 19, 2017 at 9:12 AM #

    @ David that was a criminal assault by a rogue cop.

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  8. Hants June 20, 2017 at 1:45 PM #

    RACIST IGNORANCE IN TORONTO

    Woman demands ‘white doctor’ for her son at Toronto-area medical clinic

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  9. Hants June 22, 2017 at 9:23 AM #

    oh Canada,

    http://globalnews.ca/news/3547505/university-of-toronto-graduation/

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  10. Hants June 25, 2017 at 9:54 PM #

    Trinidad

    https://explorepartsunknown.com/destination/trinidad/

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  11. Simple Simon June 25, 2017 at 10:44 PM #

    @Hants June 20, 2017 at 1:45 PM “RACIST IGNORANCE IN TORONTO…Woman demands ‘white doctor’ for her son at Toronto-area medical clinic.”

    The fat smelly racist denzien of Jane/Finch needs to get a real job.

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  12. Sargeant July 1, 2017 at 9:51 AM #

    @Hants

    Happy 150th

    How are you celebrating? Going to see the Duck or you can be adventurous and take the Edgewalk at the CN Tower.

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  13. Hants July 1, 2017 at 10:03 AM #

    Happy Canada Day Sarge.

    I will just watch Fireworks tonight.

    Already went to the Lake this morning and may go fishing in the river later weather permitting.

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  14. Hants July 3, 2017 at 12:14 PM #

    Returning national, 80 years old, and another man hacked to death between Saturday night and the wee hours of yesterday.

    Condolences to family and friends.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/98318/house-horror

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  15. Hants July 6, 2017 at 1:04 AM #

    Love this girl’s performances.

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  16. Hants July 7, 2017 at 3:35 PM #

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  17. Hants July 13, 2017 at 4:23 PM #

    https://worldcam.eu/webcams/south-america/barbados

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  18. Hants July 16, 2017 at 9:32 PM #

    Awesome drive.

    Lewis is one of the best ever.

    “Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the fifth time on Sunday – matching the record of Jim Clark and Alain Prost “

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  19. Hants July 18, 2017 at 8:22 AM #

    Woman dies following ATM shooting.

    If possible, avoid using an ATM after dark. If you must, choose one that is well lit and not in an isolated location

    As you leave the ATM, be aware of anything suspicious. If you think you are being followed, go to an area with a lot of people and call the police.

    Try to avoid using an ATM by yourself; take someone you trust with you or only use an ATM when others are around.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/98773/woman-dies-following-atm-shooting

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  20. David July 18, 2017 at 12:35 PM #

    @Hants

    Don’t even use this ATM during daylight hours.

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  21. Sargeant July 18, 2017 at 1:27 PM #

    @David
    Don’t even use this ATM during daylight hours
    +++++++
    That statement gives me chills as you have implied that the simple act of completing a routine transaction during daylight hours can be injurious to one’s health. I use ATMs when I’m in Bim but they are in very public locations and I always have my wits about me. I used to access an FCIB unit located in Sheraton Plaza next to the FedEx office and it was closed/relocated to the interior of the complex. I often wonder if the move was logistics or if it was due to the numerous people who use to hang around the steps at the Eastern entrance to the mall and who have clear view of customers entering/exiting the enclosure.

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  22. David July 18, 2017 at 2:13 PM #

    @Sargeant

    This branch is and has shown a vulnerability to robberies. Forget ATM!

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  23. Hants July 18, 2017 at 3:22 PM #

    @ David,

    Thanks for the “warning”. Barbados is not like it used to be.

    Daylight robbery was not part of “we culcha”.

    Condolences to the family of the victim.

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  24. David July 31, 2017 at 6:28 PM #
    Image may contain: 1 person, text

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  25. Hants July 31, 2017 at 6:36 PM #

    @ David,

    Quite a change from #No drama Obama.

    The White House has become a Reality Show.

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  26. David July 31, 2017 at 6:38 PM #

    Donald ‘you are fired’ Trump occupies the WH so what do you expect?

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  27. Hants August 5, 2017 at 1:41 PM #

    For those who like Carnival ! Toronto is awesome.

    http://www.cp24.com/now

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  28. Hants August 5, 2017 at 2:52 PM #

    Toronto Carnival

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  29. Hants August 8, 2017 at 8:18 PM #

    @ David, Petra working hard .

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/lifestyle/7896918/crop-over-festival-explained

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  30. Hants August 11, 2017 at 11:10 AM #

    CLICO ‘victims’
    PARRIS, STUART AND SINCKLER AMONG 20,000 TO RECEIVE PAYMENT

    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and his close friend, former CLICO boss Leroy Parris, are among a list of 20,000 policyholders set to partake in the millions to be transferred to the two new companies which are to take over the CLICO business – New Life Investment Company Inc (NLICO) and Resolution Life Insurance Limited (ResLife) – as the process begins towards a long-awaited settlement.

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/08/11/clico-victims/

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  31. Hants August 12, 2017 at 1:05 PM #

    Had to happen sooner or later.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40912509

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  32. Hants August 18, 2017 at 9:10 AM #

    Harvey did some damage.

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  33. Hants August 20, 2017 at 4:18 PM #

    Far-right groups, counter-protesters clash in Quebec City

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-far-right-la-meute-1.4254792

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  34. Hants August 22, 2017 at 7:14 PM #

    LIVE PERFORMANCES BY Barbadian soca stars Peter Ram and Lil Rick will add to the sizzling party atmosphere when Barbados Tridents clash with Guyana Amazon Warriors, in the opening home match of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League next Tuesday, August 29 at Kensington Oval

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/99890/live-entertainment-mark-cpl-opener-kensington-oval

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  35. Hants August 22, 2017 at 7:17 PM #

    Think you know Barbados? Think again…

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/99886/barbados

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  36. Hants August 25, 2017 at 7:21 PM #

    Icetopia in Wildey

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/99939/bajans-warm-ice-hockey

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  37. Hants September 7, 2017 at 8:59 AM #

    Spare a thought and some empathy for our Caribbean brothers and neighbours.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41185042

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  38. Hants September 12, 2017 at 1:27 PM #

    ” Why Nelson must fall ”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/letters_to_editor/100433/nelson-fall

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  39. Hants September 13, 2017 at 8:07 AM #

    Police have arrested and formally charged five (5) men in connection with the murder of Weare

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/100468/breakthrough-death-british-national-charged-steven-weares-murder

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  40. Hants September 13, 2017 at 8:12 AM #

    Cocaine dealers arrested.Thursday, 07 July 2011

    http://www.whatsupcaribbean.com/general/item/4258-two-stlucians-and-five-barbadians-to-answer-drug-related-charges-tomorrow

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  41. Hants September 13, 2017 at 8:35 AM #

    @ David,

    Lots to discuss if you want to “diversify” from the current racially charged…….

    The devastation in some of the other islands. Will the government take Grenville Phillips seriously and enact a building code as a matter of urgency.

    It is reasonable to expect Barbados will be hit by a “Janet ” in the future.

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  42. David September 13, 2017 at 10:29 AM #

    Yes Hants, there is a lot to discuss. Some times the BU household needs to come up for air. Today is one of those days.

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  43. Hants September 13, 2017 at 8:53 PM #

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  44. Hants September 14, 2017 at 3:17 PM #

    A tropical wave located about 800 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde
    Islands is producing disorganized cloudiness and showers.
    Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual
    development of this system, and a tropical depression will likely
    form early next week while it moves westward at around 15 mph across
    the tropical Atlantic.

    * Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent.
    * Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent.

    Another tropical wave, located south of the Cabo Verde Islands, is
    producing a large area of shower and thunderstorm activity. This
    system has become much better organized since yesterday and could
    become a tropical depression during the next couple of days before
    upper-level winds become less conducive for development. The
    disturbance is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward at 10
    to 15 mph across the far eastern tropical Atlantic for the next
    several days.

    * Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…60 percent.
    * Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent.

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  45. Hants September 16, 2017 at 5:31 PM #

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  46. Hants September 17, 2017 at 8:09 PM #

    @ David,

    Good website.

    http://ecdcrew.com/showStormDetail.php?s=1935

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  47. Hants September 19, 2017 at 3:57 PM #

    Mexico

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/mexico-earthquake-1.4297047

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  48. Hants September 20, 2017 at 9:28 PM #

    Barbados” Now customers of LIME and Digicel, which has also installed a fibre fixed line and Internet network, are usually without land line services once there is a power outage. The problem was apparent on Monday during the island wide power outage after the passage of Hurricane Maria”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/100666/power-play

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  49. Hants September 22, 2017 at 9:14 AM #

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