A special Valentine's horse racing meeting was held on Sunday - the last race had the whole crowd shouting as Vybes Cartel, a horse originally from Antigua, raced against two local horses - and won. Read more on our sports pages about the Turf Club.
Ordrick Samuel, also known as Jicky or Montgomery, operates the MRS Radio Station from his home, broadcasting from noisy speakers on the roof of his house from Monday to Saturday at 7 am and when necessary in the afternoon. He provides Barbudans with his opinion on a range of matters, gives general news announcements, village information and notices, birthday celebrations and contributes widely to local gossip. MRS Radio sometimes features guests including local preachers. Jicky can be contacted on (268) 460-0087 or on his cell phone 721-3239. Jicky is also a Calypsonian, winning the Monarch title three times at Caribana. He has produced four cd's of his music including a Christmas cd and appears on Youtube singing his compositions. So here on JLN we report some of the latest news as it happens in Barbuda as we have done for over ten years, and you can look back over that time in our archives. We try to feature events relevant to Barbudans anywhere in the world, for example Council news, family reunions or graduations. Use our e mail link to provide information about your activity and we will include it here. You can also post messages and read other bits and pieces on our facebook page.
Finally after a long wait, work has started on the wharf at River. It will be rebuilt over a period of six months to accommodate improved docking for boats and a new port of entry. This will transform life here, and enable us to import (and export) essential goods and services direct to and from Barbuda instead of having to make tedious, time-consuming and costly visits to Antigua to clear everything at customs there
The Barbuda Blue Halo project aims to consult extensively with local people to zone the seas around Barbuda to help safeguard Barbudan fishing for food and for trade in the future. It's a great opportunity for Barbuda to benefit from current research and expertise in this field. Read the blog by Ayana Elizabeth, the project manager from the Waitt Foundation.
Trevor calls for dialogue - he should just call for it back. That amazing beach belongs to the people of Barbuda.