William Burton

William Burton is the editor of BajanThings.com and is Peter Burton's cousin. William and Peter started BajanThings in December 2014. The BajanThings.com website reflects William's three loves: preserving handed down Bajan history, hiking and international travel.

Blue Box Cart - 1983 Sailor Mas

Blue Box Cart. The growing years 1982 to 1991

At COT Printers, sometime in the last week of July 1982 a planning committee with Nigel, Claire, Bob and Jeffrey for the upcoming Kadooment is in progress. A few drinks soon produced a cart used to move paper around the office. A wooden box arrived and was nailed to it. Someone had Blue paint and the name that has […]

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Bottom-up boulder - Bottom Bay Barbados

The bottom-up boulder between Bottom Bay and Harry Smith Beach, Barbados

I am not a geologist nor do I have training in any related field. This article is based on my own observations and reading. The land between Ragged Point and the Airport from the coast stretching inland between 500 meters and 1Km is flat coral rock with very little soil covering it. Before humans arrived it

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Ra II off Barbados

Thor Heyerdahl’s Ra Expeditions to Barbados: RA-I 1969, RA-II 1970

Thor Heyerdahl was born in Norway in 1914. After studying at the Oslo University he went to the Marquesas Islands in the Pacific. He and his wife studied the possibility that the Pacific Islanders could have migrated from South America many centuries before. World War II interrupted his work. He served with the free Norwegian

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Run Barbados Marathon 2015

Run Barbados Marathon – Fri 4 Dec to Sun 6 Dec 2015
Fun Mile, 5km, 10km, Half Marathon & Full Marathon

Press Release– BTMI engages local sports management team, Island Races, to coordinate a repositioned Run Barbados Marathon Weekend –   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados. 10 JULY 2015 –Run Barbados 2015, kicks off on the weekend of Dec. 4 – 6, is set to be bigger and better in 2015 with… When this press release was circulated every

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Fun Mile, 5km, 10km, Half Marathon & Full Marathon
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Bajan Eating Places - Chicken Rita

Chicken Rita’s. Where Bajan’s go for seasoned fried chicken!

Chicken Rita serves fried chicken (sometimes fish) and chips.  If you want to eat anything else this, this is not the place for you. This is where Bajans go to eat fried chicken, buy a drink at reasonable price and meet friends. Visitors to the island are welcome. So are children. It is not fast food. Weekends are busy but the

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