Daily Archives: December 16, 2010

Proof that Bob Marley lives!

You must, you absolutely must, check out this video. It’s short, it’s had ten million hits and is everything that is wonderful about the world and Mr. Marley…


Filed under Music

Barbados Customs apply Rule of Law to Simon Cowell – he’s “miffed”

Cowell shells out £100 extra duty on Sapporo beer

The Sun says that Simon Cowell was “a bit miffed” that Barbados Customs made him pay duty on ten cases of Sapporo beer last Tuesday. Mr. Cowell enjoys yeast-free Sapporo beer and it’s not available in Barbados so he brought some with him on his executive jet.

Fair enough. We can see Mr. Cowell’s side of things.  He spends a small fortune every time he visits the island and he helps keep many folks employed, so he sees £100 as nit-picky. His jet will fill up with thousands of dollars of fuel and he’ll pay far more than £100 in fuel taxes and service fees alone and that’s just his airplane arriving. Mr. Cowell thinks, “Why are you bothering me with this?” Continue reading


Filed under Barbados, Celebrities, Corruption, Crime & Law, Culture & Race Issues, Ethics, Race

Fire Officer killed on call at Station Hill, St. Peter

Christopher “German” Edwards electrocuted at fire

Our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Acting Station Officer Christopher Edwards. Details are few as I write this. Officer Edwards was a 30 year veteran of the Barbados Fire Service and died at a call on Wednesday evening.

Barbados Today has what is known so far and a few photos, including the above on page 5 of their evening edition for Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

UPDATED: December 16, 2010 7pm Bridgetown

BFP received the following email. Does anyone know the answer to this chap’s inquiry?

Dear Sirs,

Do you have knowledge of any site set up to receive donations for the Fire Officer killed last night? I’ve tried a couple of the Fire Service email sites, but I’m not sure they are working properly.

Thanks for your assistance.

Larry Ford
Fireman, retired
Los Angeles City Fire Dept., USA


Filed under Barbados

Exclusive: Ethical Traveler says Barbados must act on Environmental promises next year or lose recommendation

Report author Natalie Lefevre drops in at Barbados Free Press

Natalie Lefevre

Barbados made Ethical Traveler’s “Developing World’s 10 Best Ethical Destinations” list for 2011, but a co-author of the report says we’ll be dropped “if Barbados does not act on its environmental promises in the next year”

In an exclusive to Barbados Free Press, Ms. Lefevre confirmed that Barbados was not one of the top “all round” performers, but made the list because of its good record in social development and human rights. Continue reading


Filed under Barbados, Barbados Tourism, Environment, Ethics, Tourism, Travel, Traveling and Tourism