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Barmy Army gets a taste of Barbados

Barmy Army gets a taste of Barbados: "IT WAS SHIRLEY BISCUITS all the way when the Barmy Army gathered at the Cricket Legends of Barbados for an afternoon tea party yesterday.

Mother Sally, stiltwalkers and sweet steelpan music greeted the over 200 visitors who flooded the Fontabelle location, as WIBISCO and the Barbados Manufacturers Association joined together to promote some of the leading brands they hope to make popular in the British market."

Lets beat England right here in Barbados....

Bridgetown Barbados,

Kensington is looking good ..the english visitors are streaming in but this time let us hope it will be victory for the West Indies...Barbados used to be the hunting ground...I'll be there cheering on the West Indies and hoping that this time around Barbados will be our stomping ground once again...just as it should be....

Sir Gary Sobers - my secret BarbadosThe Caribbean cricket master reveals his 10 favourite places on the island where England are playing the West Indies...When I was a boy, this beach on the south west coast was known as ‘Gravesend,’ like the town in Kent, and it was the most popular one on the island. We played beach cricket every Sunday and at holiday time.

Catch the early bird to Barbados

Easier.com "There’s still time to take advantage of the Barbados Tourism Authority’s Early Bird Offer on holidays to Barbados. Until 28th February 2009, all package holiday bookings* to Barbados, made via a participating tour operator, will qualify for a £100 discount per adult travelling. Holidays can be taken from 15th April right through to 14th December 2009."

Caribbean: 7-night luxury family holiday break in the summer sun of Barbados

travelbite.co.uk: "On offer this week is a chance to visit Barbados on a 7-nights break, staying at the four star Turtle Beach Resort, departing August 1st 2009.

Prices start from £4,225 for a family of four, including two adults and two children. This includes accommodation on an all inclusive basis, return flights from London Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic and private transfers."

The best price for an island holiday?

Travel challenge: "Barbados: £6,554, including flights from Gatwick, transfers and 10 nights in a junior suite pool garden room at Turtle Beach hotel. “It combines the typical Barbados beach holiday with extensive facilities, an excellent choice of restaurants and a lively atmosphere,” says Camilla Barrett of Caribtours. (020-7751 0660; caribtours.co.uk)"

Now is the time to fly to Barbados

The Nation Newspaper | LIAT offers dollar fares: "ST. JOHN'S - Regional carrier LIAT has teamed up with the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA), to spur travel into Barbados for cricket with a US$1 each way fare.

The enticing fare will allow travellers from seven Caribbean territories to see cricket live for a total return fare of just US$2 Dollars plus applicable taxes.

The '$1 Cricket Party' promotion was launched first on the new LIAT website (www.liat.com), at midnight, Sunday, February 15, 2009."

To 'Hell or Barbados'

Drogheda-Independent.ie: "IN May of this year, a Catholic priest from the island of Barbados is coming to Drogheda with a contingent of people from the aforementioned island and who are of Irish extraction.

The priest's name is one Reverend Father Harcourt Blackett, parish priest of St Patrick's Church in Bridgetown, Barbados, and his reason for coming to the Boyneside is to commemorate the huge number of men, women and children who were transported to that island after the Cromwellian invasion of Ireland in 1649."..............................Today, there are about 400 individuals living in the north east corner of Barbados known as the 'Red Legs', due to their ancestors having arrived there as slaves in the mid 17th century; many were wearing kilts and so their legs were horribly burned due to the sun, the stalks of working in the sugar cane fields and by being constantly whipped.These people don't mix with anyone else on the island, have a very low lite…

BANNED!!! Barbados Radio Stations REFUSING To Play Chris Brown's Music -- Possibly FOREVER!!! - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009

There maybe some truth to this ...for some reason,Bajans are not feeling very welcoming to Chris Brown at this time....I don't it will last forever though.

MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009: "Chris Brown has become a pariah in Rihanna's home country of Barbados. So much so that MediaTakeOut.com has learned that EVERY RADIO STATION on the island is boycotting Chris Brown's music."

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Chris Brown issues statement about alleged Rihanna attack
Chris Brown has issued a statement about the much-publicised incident involving Rihanna early last Sunday morning..........Rihanna is currently at home in Barbados. Her father has commented on her condition, and confirmed there is bruising.

It's oh so quiet on the east coast of Barbados

This is absolutely my favourite part of the island.....ever since I can remember and that goes way-back to the sixties......

The Independent: "Don't come here if you want to see the likes of Michael Winner and Philip Green sploshing about in the clear waters off the Platinum Coast. This is the eastern side of the island, where the Atlantic lashes the coast with a ferocity that means it is largely unsafe for swimming at all. But there is a rugged beauty that appeals to the more adventurous traveller, those who prefer a walk across a wild green headland or a stroll on a beach inhabited only by driftwood. Oliver throws out his hand to draw attention to the breathtaking geological formations that flank the bay, close to where he has been surfing since the age of seven. 'That hill to the left, that's the Sleeping Giant. And that's Lion Pride rock,' he says, pointing to a sphinx-like formation protruding from the waves."

Sometimes all you can do is to fly home to Barbados

Rihanna has cancelled her Malaysia show after being left with bruises: "According to a report, Rihanna will be traveling back to her homeland of Barbados where she’ll recover from the horrible attack under the care of her friends and family.

She is also said to be fully cooperating with the police as the ongoing investigation continues. As for Brown, he was spotted boarding a private plane out of Los Angeles yesterday."

More on Rihanna

Westlife Star to Wed in Barbados Luxury

TravelCounsellors Westlife heart-throb Kian Egan has revealed he will wed fiancée Jodi Albert in the beautiful island of Barbados. The wedding abroad is going to be an extravagant and expensive affair, with some sources predicting a €1 million price tag.

Barbados, traditionally one of the top honeymoon destinations, will play host to one of the most exclusive weddings of the year. The date for the wedding has been set for 8 May 2009.

Although nothing has been officially confirmed, rumours are that the couple will take their vows on the western coast of the Caribbean destination with a lavish reception at the Sandy Lane resort.

The couple decided on the Caribbean during a luxury holiday in Barbados in April last year.

Give Barbados a boost...vote for Barbados

Matt Lauer of the Today Show on NBC is giving viewers the chance to vote on where he should go next for his annual series "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?"

Barbados is one of the choices, along with many other countries. So please go on and vote (see link below) when you can and pass on this message to as many persons as possible.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23960057/

Barbados singing star Rihanna up for three Grammys

The Nation Newspaper "BARBADIAN international singing sensation Rihanna will not only be in a position to add at least one more Grammy to her mantelpiece, but she is also set to perform Sunday night at the awards ceremony slated for the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, United States.

Rihanna's hit single Disturbia is up for Best Dance Recording, while her collaboration with Maroon 5, If I Never See Your Face Again, got a nod for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals. She was also nominated in the Best Long Form Music Video category for Good Girl Gone Bad Live."

Barbados Goes Gourmet in 2009

Best Syndication: "If warm waters and lapping white sands sound like just the thing to banish those winter chills, then Barbados can prove a destination worth visiting; however, there is more to Barbados than fun in the sun. In fact, it also offers many culinary delights for those who would like to take a holiday which involves pure indulgence."