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BARBADOS 2005


My fellow Barbadians Christmas is the time of the year that reminds us most of all of the things that make life worth living.

 

It is a time for giving and for sharing.

It is a time for putting aside differences and for letting peace and goodwill reign among us.

It is also the time when family, friendship and fellowship matter most.

This is also the time when the basic goodness of humanity, regard for our fellow beings and respect for traditions and values of great worth and longstanding have a presence everywhere around us.

It is also a time to celebrate and to express good cheer and happiness, and to look to the future with optimism. < Read more >

With all eyes focused on Cricket World Cup 2007 cricket remains the sport that all the world identifies Barbados with.

However within the island the popularity of football, hockey, netball, horse racing including the famousSandy Lane Gold Cup, golf, rally racing and polo are steadily growing in popularity.

Barbados golf star

Golf

Simon Proverbs dominated his age group while Nick Voss had a very commendable second place at the Caribbean Junior Golf Championships in the Dominican Republic in June 2005..

Twelve-year-old Proverbs had an outstanding tournament. He led on every day in the boys 12-and-under category and won special mention by the organisers for an historic achievement.

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Cricket World Cup

Cricket

A tense 24 hours, highlighted by heart-stopping and heightened anxiety, climaxed with euphoric island-wide celebrations last night after it was announced that Barbados, the country with the richest cricketing tradition in the Caribbean, would host the final of Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007.

The grand announcement was made by CWC 2007 Inc. managing director, Chris Dehring,

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Barbados polo

Polo

Polo means different things to different people.

For instance, it was once described as "hockey on horseback". To others, it was the "game of kings"; while many Americans see it as a sport for the suburban elite who have a passion for horses and for a weekend of "clean fun".

Whatever the description, historians say polo has been around for centuries making it one of the world's oldest sports.

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Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane

Winter forward bookings are strong for the Sandy Lane Hotel, and the island's leading luxury property is predicting another good year in 2006.

New chief executive Mike Pownall said the hotel was expected to be busy for ten months of the year, with traditionally slow periods in June and September.

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Sandy Lane Gold Cup 2005

Gold Cup

The running of the Sandy Lane Gold Cup 2005 was preceded with the pomp and circumstance that patrons have come to expect of this high-profile event.

Popular local personality Mac Fingall led the marching band, impressing all who witnessed his expertise with the baton!

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Racing Barbados 2005

Horse racing

KA-BOOM! Top creole Kabul, with Paul Leacock up, pushing to victory in the feature race of the Barbados Turf Club's Centenary Day of racing 2005 at the Garrison Savannah. Officer, with Rocco Bowen up, was second and Don Anglesonny, ridden by Lorne Keizer, third.

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The Barbados Turf Club (BFC) celebrated its centenary anniversary of horse racing, 1905-2005, in grand style with loads of prizes for spectators.

Rally Racing 2005

Rally Racing

It's official, Roger Mayers and Max Ferri were crowned the champions of Rally Barbados 2005, the biggest motor sport event in the Caribbean.

At the well attended awards presentation held at the Boatyard on Monday, Mayers and Ferri were declared the winners .< Read more >

Alpheus offer two Rally options for you to enjoy this fantastic Rally Carnival.

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Barbados football 2005

Football

THE inaugural Digicel Caribbean Cup trophy was unveiled for the first time at a press conference at the Turtle Beach Hotel in Barbados

Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Digicel Caribbean Cup Finals 2005

Sponsors of the inaugural event, Digicel unveiled the impressive sterling silver cup with a black granite base that incorporates flags from each of the CONCACAF nations.

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Barbados Beach Volleyball

Volley Ball

THEY CAME, they saw and they conquered!

That best describes the American and Canadian pairs who spiked and blocked their way to the top honours in the grand finals of the Sizzlin Sand Barbados Beach Bash 2005

Defending Barbados in the women's tournament, Karen Sutherland and Cindy Phillips made light work of their opponents from Trinidad and Tobago

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Barbados Netball 2005

Netball

Springer Memorial the undisputed queens of secondary school sports, added another trophy to the cabinet when they sealed their seventh straight title in the Barbados Secondary Schools' Netball League Under-19 Competition 2005

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The Barbados Under-16 netball team 2005 is still basking in the glory of being crowned the new champions of Caribbean netball.

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Banks Hockey Festival

Hockey

Festival Committee chairman Mark Owen said there were 50 teams in 2005 (up from 42), and overseas teams have started to return to the tournament.

"We are proud to say that the Banks Hockey Festival is one of the permanent fixtures on the sports tourism calendar for the past 20 years. We have never missed a year since 1986.

THE Barbados Hockey Federation came in for high praise following the successful staging of the Pan American Women’s Hockey Cup at the National Hockey Centre

Tony von Ondarza, president of the Pan American Hockey Federation, congratulated the organising committee for staging “a top-level event here in Barbados”.

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SPORTS NEWS

Let the work begin!" was the call of Stephen Alleyne, chief executive officer of World Cup Barbados, and workmen moved in with a giant machine and demolished the sightscreen in front of the Peter Short Media Centre at the Kensington Oval on June 18th 2005. At 10:13 a.m. the coral stone sightscreen at the Malcolm Marshall End of the Oval came tumbling down. It was the start of demolition of the Oval to make way for a new, ultra-modern 28 000-seat stadium which will host the final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Cricket World Cup

World Cup Barbados chief executive officer Stephen Alleyne ( below right), Prime Minister Owen Arthur (centre) and Sir Garfield Sobers showing their delight after Barbados was awarded the World Cup final.


World Cup Barbados chief executive officer Stephen Alleyne (right), Prime Minister Owen Arthur (centre) and Sir Garfield Sobers showing their delight after Barbados was awarded the 2007 World Cup final.

 

 

Barry Ford

Cycling - Barry Forde

Yesterday was national Heroes’ Day and one of the modern-day “champions” delivered a golden tribute to his forefathers.
Barry Forde, the No.1 cyclist in the Western Hemisphere, rode to the top again when he won the gold medal in the men’s sprint event at the Pan American Cycling Championships 2005 in Argentina. It was his second gold, having won the keirin.


“All Barbados deserves this medal. It’s for the heroes who have done the island proud and who inspired me in the past. It’s for all the people who work in the cane grounds and all the people who work hard to send their children to school,” Forde said after the heroic performance.

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Sir Garfield Sobers

Sir Garfield Sobers

Garfield St. Auburn Sobers was a supreme batsman, he could bowl pace or spin and was a brilliant fielder as well as being a superb captain. He is without a doubt the worlds greatest all rounder.

 

Dwayne Smith

Exciting devastation! That was the only way to describe the performance of Barbados' swashbuckling all-rounder Dwayne Smith who showed he remains the region's most exciting batsman in limited overs cricket.

Sailing Barbados

Sailing

The Banks Challenge Trophy 2005 is now in the firm grasp of Gus Reader. He sailed into first place in the Handicap Class of the recently held Banks/Cruising Club Offshore Regatta with his boat Laser II.

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Local sailors will be seeking to build on their successes at the recent Tobago Sail Week when the 20th annual Mount Gay/Boatyard Regatta sails off today.

The Barbados Sailing Association Inc disclosed there is strong competition from regional boats.

 

 

Surfing

Surfing

The 2005 Reef Bowl Barbados Classic attracted 90 surfers from 12 countries.

A surfer from Britain, Russell Winter, took top honours delighting the large crowd gathered at the 'Soup Bowl', Bathsheba, to witness this exciting annual event

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One of Barbados' most promising junior surfers Bruce Mackie, emerged winner of the boys' 13 and Under Division at the Rip Curl GromSearch contest at New Smyrna Beach.

Barbados windsurfing

Windsurfing

Professional Windsurfing Association's (PWA) freestyle windsurfing event launched the Waterman Festival in keeping with the tourism ambassador's work in promoting the beach culture of Barbados.

Organised specifically to bring the international media to the island following personalities like former world freestyle champion Josh Stone, Kelly Slater, veteran Nevin Sayer, the festival has generated publicity in all corners of the globe.

Barbados offers great watersports holidays

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Barbados Diving

Diving

The Coral Reef is one of the most productive ecosystems found on our planet. Corals, as well as their associated flora and fauna play a vital and vibrant role in both the ecological and economic health of Barbados.

Barbados has excellent visibility and an abundance of natural diving attractions and interesting wrecks such as the Stavronikita, Bajan Queen and the Pamir.

Barbados offers professional, safe scuba instruction, with all instructors being members of P.I.R.A and the P.A.D.O Barbados.

Barbados Ecotourism

Ecotourism

Barbados has several spectacular locations for the eco traveller, mostly on the east and north coasts. The ancient trees of Turners Hall Woods allow one to experience the sights and sounds that met the settlers of 1627, in what is now one of the few areas of original woodland left on the island, ideal for hiking and birdwatching.

Barbados Horticultural

Horticultural

Gardens, small, large, functional and exotic can be visited during the Barbados Horticultural Society's Open Gardens season during the winter. Founded in 1927 the Barbados Horticultural Society is one of the oldest in the Commonwealth.

In 2005 the Barbados National Conservation Commission has been instrumental in promoting a new venue for weddings, corporate events and musical presentations, the magnificent Farley Hill National Park. Together with a group of partners the NCC recently showcased Farley Hill with a presentation titled Another Side of Farley Hill, which showed the park’s suitability for a variety of special events.

Another Side of Farley Hill

CONSERVATION

CREP is a programme designed to strengthen Regional cooperation and build greater awareness of environmental issues in The Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM)* - Haiti and the Dominican Republic are covered under a separate programme.

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

Barbados was in full bloomas it struck it's 12th gold at the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London, England. The winning arrangement, Moonlight At 13 Degrees North, comprised a variety of local flowers against a backdrop of tropical moonlite.

Flower Forest

Flower Forest

With lovely vistas of the east coast along the way, the privately owned and operated,

Flower Forest offers stunning flora in a natural setting.Numerous indigenous and imported plants and trees are all labelled with their Latin and English names as well as country of origin.

Orchid World


Orchid World

The dream of horticulturalist and plants-man Richard Coughlan who was trained at London's Kew Gardens and was instrumental in landscaping the Flower Forest.

Rihanna

Rihanna

We have come to the end of another year and 2005 has been an interesting one in the entertainment industry. Naturally, the big story was Rihanna's success on the international market with Pon De Replay following her signing to Def Jam Records.

Janelle Headley’s debut performance at the Barbados Jazz Festival 2005 at Heritage Park was dynamic and well received by the 2 500-plus patrons.

The Barbados Gold Cup Festival came out of the gates in great style with ‘Broadway Rocks & Grooves’, A Musical Journey through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Cast Photo in the Frank Collymore Hall foyer.

Gold Cup Festival

The Barbados Gold Cup Festival 2005 came out of the gates in great style with ‘Broadway Rocks & Grooves’, A Musical Journey through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. A star-studded cast enthralled the packed houses at the Frank Collymore Hall, all six performances being sold out before opening night, such is the reputation of Musical Director Neil Berg’s annual offering.

The final night saw several standing ovations and festival chairman Robert Bourque spoke for all when he thanked the cast for their wonderful performances.

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Barbados Jazz Festival  2005

Jazz Festival

Everybody gather around now and let the Latin rhythms of timbales player, Tito De Gracia and friends, move your feet!

This troupe of dancers captivated patrons at Jazz On The Hill 2005 at Farley Hill National Park with salsa moves. Wearing red bandanas inscribed with Salsa Vida, the troupe, led by Majbritt Waageles, an instructor of Cuban salsa from Denmark motivated others to join the action.

Arturo Tappin, ended the Barbados Jazz Festival’s dinner set with a spouge number and a calypso medley at the Colony Club.

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Ivory One Night Only 2005

Ivory One Night Only

Ivory One Night Only was introduced by prominent broadcaster and businessman, Vic Fernandes, who spoke of the band’s beginnings in the 70’s as The Merriboys and of the re-named Ivory’s popularity locally, regionally and internationally in the 80’s

The capacity crowd at the Barbados Yacht Club was treated to a great night of entertainment as Ivory took old fans and new for a trip down Memory Lane

Franc Mossbaugh flew in from Canada for the reunion, his many fans in Barbados were thrilled at his performance

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