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Mourning in Barbados: Sun obscured by clouds

Image via Wikipedia The Economist : "IN THE English-speaking Caribbean voters tend to venerate experience in their political leaders. David Thompson stood out when he became prime minister of Barbados in 2008 at the comparatively young age of 46. His death, of pancreatic cancer, on October 23rd was untimely as well as tragic. Amid national mourning, his funeral will be held at Kensington Oval, the island’s iconic cricket ground. Related articles Barbados in mourning: PM Thompson is dead ( Barbados' Seventh PM (

Barbados' Famed Mount Gay Rum Gets a Redesign

Image via Wikipedia luxist "One of our very favorite spirits, Barbados' Mount Gay Rum is getting a new look courtesy of a Parisian design firm. QSLD Paris was charged with giving the iconic brand a refresher while keeping it firmly rooted in the traditions of the 300-year-old distillery."