• Horse Racing in Barbados

    horse racing in Barbados

    Horse racing in Barbados, grab your hat, we’re off !

    Racing in Barbados first began when wealthy plantation owners, merchants and cavalrymen started to challenge each other on horseback in the 1700s. This then carried on until the 1800s where a track was created, on what was then the parade ground, by British army officers at Garrison Savannah; just south of Bridgetown in St Michael. The course is six furlongs in length and races are run from 5 to 11 furlongs, with horses running clock wise, which if you’re familiar with racing is unusual. I know of only one other course that runs this way which is the ancient walled Roman city of Chester in the UK.

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  • Local Barbadian Artist

    Local Barbadian Artist holding a painting of marine life

    Sadè Payne is a young, up and coming, talented, local Barbadian artist. Her art expresses a pureness of form that she says comes from within. She has an autonomy of expression using both light and dark to create atmospheric portrayals of fantasy and realism. This is a reflection of the natural, impulsive, carefree individual that she is. Sadè’s art is limitless, her vision is towards new and unique creations.

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  • Ylang Ylang

    yellow ylang ylang flower

    Let me introduce myself: I am an ylang ylang tree (pronounced “ee-lang ee-lang”). My botanical name is Cananga odorata, my species is Annonaceae, but let’s not be formal. I was planted in Karen’s garden in April 2017. I arrived in a 6-inch pot, just a small little sapling about 4 inches tall with a few leaves. It is now July 2018 and I have just produced my first flowers!

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