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Kathy and Henderson Nicholls – still happy and working hard

Barbados Mixed Marriage

A little over four years ago, Marcus did a story about Kathy Rockel, a white girl from Colorado USA who came to Barbados as part of a medical-transcription business. The business eventually went bust because Barbados just couldn’t compete competitively in the world market against places like India where people work for money that wouldn’t even buy food here.

Kathy and Henderson in 2010

Kathy and Henderson in 2010

But the focus of BFP’s story about Kathy is that while in Barbados she met and fell in love with Henderson Nicholls – a Bajan who follows the Rastafarian faith. They married and off they went to the USA.

I wondered how they were doing these years later. After all, about 50% of marriages fail anyway, nevermind the different races, religions and cultures between Kathy and Henderson.

So how are they doing?

Fine. Ever so fine!

Good for them. There is hope in the world.

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We’re getting married! (And we’re doing it in front of thousands at Grand Central Terminal)

Congratulations to John and Tricialouise.

What a romance… and without the internet, it never would have happened.

Bajan Reporter has the feel good story to start your day.

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Elizabeth Thompson’s head explodes upon seeing Usain Bolt with a ‘snowbunny’

Racists cry Usain Bolt a traitor to his race: dates white woman.

How dare Usain Bolt date a Caucasian female in the modern Caribbean”

… Elizabeth Thompson, UN executive coordinator for the Rio+20 Conference didn’t really say that, but she and other racist members of her BLP government have made many similar racist statements before. Liz Thompson’s gut hatred of ‘Caucasian’ people is something that she has revealed on television and you can see the video on YouTube if you would like to judge for yourself. Click the links to read all about it!

“Out of all the girls on this island you pick a snowbunny”

Jamaican woman to Usain Bolt as quoted in the Daily Mail article Usain Bolt in race row as Jamaicans accuse him suffering from ‘white woman complex’ due to his fashion designer girlfriend

Island women everywhere were taken aback to see a photo of famed track star Usain Bolt kissing a white woman. Most were incredulous to learn that the world’s fastest man has been dating light skinned fashion designer Lubica Slovak for six months and the relationship is described as ‘very serious’.

Former Barbados Environment Minister Elizabeth Thompson has not commented on the Usain Bolt romance, but screaming could be heard coming from her flat in Rio de Janeiro where she is UN executive coordinator for the Rio+20 Conference to be held this June. Those who remember her dismissal of environmental activist Richard Goddard as being unworthy of consideration because he is “Caucasian” will understand Liz’s horrific reaction upon learning that Usain Bolt is in love with a white.

Reactions from other Barbados politicians came swiftly. Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur called Bolt “a negrocrat oreo“, while the former BLP Minister of Public Works Gline Clarke cautioned that the same group of “white, conservative, rich people” that he hates in Barbados probably arranged to tempt Bolt with a white woman. Clarke added that like Tiger Woods, Usain Bolt will probably come to his senses later.

The only positive comment came from Barbados labour leader Sir Roy Trottman, who is rumoured to have given his blessing to the pair, noting that labour approval could be withdrawn at any time if it was discovered that Miss Slovak was a Jew.

Meanwhile in other news, the European Union’s impending collapse continues to send shockwaves through Caribbean economies…

(For the truly stupid, yes, this piece contains some satire – and yes, that satire is rooted in truth.)

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One medical transcription success story in Barbados!

After publishing our recent story on the failed medical transcription business we received an email alerting us to the fact that one of the American supervisors at the company had a personal success story while in Barbados.

Kathy Rockel came to Barbados looking for a different life and she sure found it!  She ended up falling in love with Henderson Nicholls, a Bajan who follows the Rastafarian faith. They married in Barbados in June of 2009. Continue reading

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May Is Mixed Experience History Month: Bi-Racial? Tri-Racial? Mutt? Mixed-Marriage? May Is For You!

biracial-girlTwo years ago our friend Light-Skinned-ed Girl declared May to be Mixed Experience History Month. Shona and I hope the idea catches on because those of us who are Heinz 57 and/or in mixed-race marriages need to reflect upon our roots once in a while.

If you have to ask “What’s the big deal?”, well, perhaps you need to think about it a little more. There are many more of us than ever before but when we talk with other mixies, the experience is generally the same: neither black nor white, and not really accepted by either race.

Skin colour still matters in Barbados and if you mix the marriage on top of that… look out!

Today is Mother’s Day so we’ll be heading over to see Auntie Moses because both our Mums are gone. The boys are all dressed up and (so far) still neat and clean.

That, however, will change! 🙂

See you later, friends.

Further Reading

BFP: The Amistad – When One Branch Of The Family Tree Used To Own The Other…

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