Peter Burton

Peter Burton is part of the BajanThings crew. He is a co-editor of BajanThings.com. Peter is William Burton's cousin. Peter and William started BajanThings in December 2014 with the aim of focusing on William's three loves: preserving handed down Bajan history, hiking and international travel. Peter writes the occasional BajanThings post and maintains the BajanThings website. Peter is an engineer and has worked in the field of advertising technology and programmatic advertising since 1998.

Artist: Ashley Bickerton

Barbadian born artist: Ashley Bickerton (1959 – 2022)

Ashley Bickerton artist, born Barbados 26th May 1959; died Bali, Indonesia 30th November 2022. In 2021 he was diagnosed with ALS, (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease – a form of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease without a cure that affects nerves in your brain and spinal …

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world energy fuel crisis

World Fuel crisis, fuel poverty in 2022

2022 is the year of the world energy crisis. The cost of gas and electricity has skyrocketed. From the COVID-19 pandemic crisis over the last two years we have moved to Putin’s Ukraine annexation crisis and linked to that we now have a world fuel crisis – exacerbated by the onset of winter in the …

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Queen Elizabeth II visit to Barbados February 1966

Remembering EIIR 1926 – 2022

Here we remember HM Queen Elizabeth II (21st April 1926 – 8th September 2022). Queen Elizabeth II’s historic 70 year reign marks the end of Great Britain’s longest ever reigning monarch and a truly remarkable life of service. We take this opportunity to remember Queen Elizabeth II’s five state visits to Barbados: 1st February 1966 the …

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Old Warri warriors St. Peter Barbados

The game of Warri

“Warri is a game with several different names, including wari (or owari), wao, awèlè, awela, ayo, aji, awari, oware and ouri. This game is of the pit-and-pebble family, which originated in Ancient Egypt some 3,500 years ago, making it one of the oldest games in the world. The word “warri” means houses and this game …

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Barbados Island life photographs and stories by Craig Burleigh

Barbados Island Life

Craig Burleigh is an American born, Bajan bred, San Francisco Bay Area based professional photographer. He grew up on Rockley Beach with sand between his toes from 1955 to 1965 and at Lamming’s St. Joseph and Edgecliff, St. John later on. Craig has been scanning his back-catalogue of Barbados photographs from the 1970s and is …

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Andromeda House location of a covert submarine tracking facility in Barbados

Andromeda Gardens – the location of a covert US Navy cold-war submarine tracking station in Barbados from 1954 to 1985/87

In addition to the US Navy NAVFAC Barbados at Harrison’s Point, St. Lucy which was operational from 1957 to 1979 there was another hush, hush and “covert” NAVFAC cold-war submarine tracking facility located in Barbados from 1954 to 1985/87. It was located within the workshop of Dr. Harry Bayley’s bay-house at Andromeda in St. Joseph. …

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