Daily Archives: March 21, 2006

Indigenous Tribes Claim Barbados Culpepper Island

Just in case you missed it, the Lokono-Arawak and Karifuna-Carib tribes (no we are not going to use the word “nations”) have laid claim to Culpepper Island off the eastern coast of Barbados.

From a media release…

… We the descendants of Princess Marian — daughter of the last Hereditary Lokono-Arawak Chief Amorotahe Haubariria (Flying Harpy Eagle) of the Eagle Clan Lokono-Arawaks resident on this island now known as Barbados, and the Karifuna-Carib ambassadors from the island now known as Dominica — do hereby jointly re-claim from the Government of Barbados – the small uninhabited island outcrop known to locals as Culpepper Island.

Ever seen the rocks of Culpepper Island? These folks have to be pretty desperate – except that they don’t really want Culpepper Island. This is just a strategy to gain a foothold and recognized status in a far greater land claim. Just a thin edge of the wedge.

Our friend Titilayo has more at Gallimaurfry Blog.


Filed under Barbados, Island Life, Politics & Corruption

British Children Sent To Barbados For Better Education

According to a UPI article, more and more West Indian families in Britain are sending their children back to the Caribbean to get a better public school education…

“Hundreds of children from families native to the Caribbean live with relatives in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago so they can attend school there. They are separated from their parents for several months in an effort to get a more disciplined, traditional and structured school experience, the Sunday Telegraph reported.”

Anyone who has been inside a classroom lately in London, Toronto or New York City knows exactly what this article is talking about.

Now, where are the additional funds coming from for the increased foreign student loads in Barbados?

Oh yes, of course… from Bajans in Barbados. Silly us for even thinking anything else.

Aren’t open markets and borderless economies great?


Filed under Barbados, Island Life