February 3, 2011 Leave a comment
The Government is tired of foreign vessels poaching the country’s fishing stock and is moving swiftly to implement stricter penalties for persons who fish illegally in Jamaica’s waters. Read more of this post
Bermuda‘s Royal Gazette is reporting that a crew member on Royal Caribbean‘s Explorer of the Seas accused of leading a drug smuggling operation on the ship has been found guilty in a Bermuda court. Read more of this post
January 20, 2011 Leave a comment
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)announced a US$4 million grant for a project to provide job training to 9,000 unemployed and out-of-school young Haitians. Read more of this post
January 10, 2011 1 Comment
It is alarming the number of excuses being given for the animals that have been dropping dead since New Year’s Eve; washing ashore; and falling from the skies. Read more of this post
Scientists say the magnetic north pole is moving toward Russia and the fallout has reached — of all places — Tampa International Airport. Read more of this post
“My grandmother in Barbados used to call me her Rebel Flower,” the singer tells PEOPLE of what inspired the fragrance’s name. And while the name might be the natural choice, deciding on the final mix proved something more of a challenge. “Over the years, I layered many different scents to get something that was truly my own,” she says. “But I wanted…something that said ‘Rihanna was here.’ Something delicious and special, a fragrance with subtle hints that linger and leave a sexy memory.” The end result recalls the star’s Caribbean upbringing with ripe fruits and sumptuous florals, as well as a musky mix of vanilla, patchouli and amber. (people.com)
(pictures – rap-up.com)
January 7, 2011 Leave a comment
The United Nations and its partners have launched a 20-year, US$200 million environmental recovery programme in south-west Haiti that aims to benefit more than 200,000 people and show that sustainable rural development, from fisheries to tourism, is indeed practical. Read more of this post
One Day Only
All Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary Exhibits and Trails
Open to Public on Saturday, January 29, 2011
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
[Christ Church, BARBADOS] On Saturday, January 29, 2011, all exhibits and interpretive walkways through the mangroves and upland areas at Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary will be open to the public.
This event is for one day only.
The exhibits and trail system have been closed to the public for the past two years. The exhibits include two walk-in, free flight aviaries that are among the largest in the world, and the network of interpretative trails contain well-researched information about the culture, history and biology of the Graeme Hall Wetland.
Admission on January 29th will be Bds. $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12.
The 35-acre Sanctuary is one of the finest examples of the natural heritage of Barbados and is part of the 81-acre RAMSAR wetland approved under the international Convention on Wetlands.
More information about the Sanctuary can be found at www.graemehall.com .
The avalanche of failing governments in Europe has left many legislators with no choice but to seize European taxpayer savings and pension accounts to cover the governments’ bills. Read more of this post
December 31, 2010 Leave a comment
On August 5th, San Jose gold & copper mine in Chile, South America collapsed, trapping 33 miners for 69 days ½ a mile underground – the longest underground entrapment in history – they were finally rescued via a slim capsule through a 28 inch wide shaft – one of three drill – and hoisted to freedom.