The Nation newspaper and Barbados Today recently reported a total of 24 murders for the year (so far). However, by my count – which was based on their reporting – the total was 23. Now I see why. On Aug 22 the Nation newspaper made a correction: Missing from the count was Sherwin Success who was…Read More Correction: Barbados Murder Number 24
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Barometer publication (June 2017, Vol. 15), international tourist arrivals to the Caribbean region amounted to 25.2 million for the year. However, according the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), tourist arrivals surpassed 29 million. So, why the difference of at least 2 million tourists between the CTO and…Read More Over Two Million International Tourists “Missing” In The Caribbean?
UPDATE: Click here for data up to Dec 2017 On August 22, the print edition of the Daily Nation newspaper published a list of murders for the year (‘Murder High’ Pg. 32). The list included names, ages, dates, how and where the victims died. The evening update of Barbados Today, an online news publication, listed…Read More Barbados Murders For 2017
CNN has an interactive guide to viewing the solar eclipse. Based on their map, the closer you are to their “blue line,” the higher the chances of you seeing a total eclipse. 75 and 90% chance of seeing a total eclipse: The Bahamas Turks and Caicos Islands Dominican Republic British Virgin Islands Montserrat 50 to…Read More Solar Eclipse Viewing For The Caribbean
The following is a text only version of Caribbean Transit Solution (providers of BeepCab, BeepBus and EasyTrak) press release following the recent news of Uber preparations to enter the Barbados market. Uber launched its service in Trinidad and Tobago earlier this year. AUGUST PRESS RELEASE Uber’s Potential Market Entry Caribbean Transit Solutions (CTS) with…Read More BeepCab Press Release On Uber Barbados Entry
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Tropical Storm Harvey passes Barbados, all clear given. Major flooding in certain parts of the island. Some property damage. More rain than wind. No loss of life reported. Country slowly coming back “on line.” Harvey is moving through Windward Islands. Warnings in effect for: * Martinique * St. Lucia * St. Vincent…Read More Tropical Storm Harvey Barbados Update 3
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – At 5 AM Aug 18 the NHC had Tropical Storm Harvey at 30 MI / 45 KM ESE of Barbados. At the time of this post (6 AM), birds are chirping and outside is bathed in a yellow-ish colour with very little wind. During the night, from 12 AM Aug 18…Read More Tropical Storm Harvey Barbados Update 2