Post World War II Bovell & Skeete was the largest and most prestigious public accounting firm in Barbados. The partnership name was registered in 1941 but an earlier partnership, Thomas and Bovell, had been formed much earlier in the 1870’s. In fact, the Cable & Wireless address of ‘TAB’ continued to be used by Bovell […]
Bajan’s (Barbadian’s) that have done outstanding things or have made outstanding contributions.
Sunrise. The 2019 Hill Challenge started at 6.03am on Wednesday 1st May 2019. Here are a selection of photos of those who took part in this annual May Bank holiday event. Photos taken by William who was manning two water stops. The first was at Chalky Mount by the old school. After the last walker
Errol Walton Barrow (21st January 1920 – 1st June 1987): distinguished Barbadian statesman, visionary leader and a champion of Caribbean unity who led Barbados to independence on 30th November 1966 and then served as Barbados’ first and fourth Prime Minister. Prior to independence from: 1961 to 1966 as leader of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Errol
This is the story of a sailing adventure by 3 boys: Joe Burton (aged 18), Jim Burton (aged 16) and “Ginger” Edwards (aged 16?) who sailed from Bridgetown to Georgetown and back on board the schooner Mary M. Lewis in the summer of 1939. Joe Burton and Jim Burton were brothers. “Ginger”Edwards was the junior
In May of 1942 there was intense activity by U-Boats in the Caribbean that resulted in heavy losses of allied shipping. Germany was trying, and succeeding, to disrupt the supplies of war material reaching Europe from the USA and Caribbean. Trinidad and Venezuela were supplying the allies with petroleum products, Guyana with Bauxite and the
The Sinking of the Florence M. Douglas and the story of Douglas the Barbadian who joined the German Navy in World War II.
The Florence M. Douglas was a schooner built in Holetown, Barbados, and owned by Peter S. Hassell. On the 4th May 1942 she was sailing at 07.55N 58.10W from Bonaire, Netherland Antilles, to Georgetown, British Guiana, with a cargo of salt. At 19:00 the U-162 fired a shot across the bow and Captain Herbert Rexford