Saturday, October 29, 2005

Flight Plan - Saturday October 29

I went to see Flight Plan last night. Normally, I would go to a movie and before I finish the popcorn, or half way into the film I am asleep.

But not last night, oh no...I don't know of anyone who could sleep through that movie.

It's a story of a woman (Jodie Foster from Silence of the Lambs) and her daughter flying home from Berlin to America. While they are airborne the child disappears and nobody admits she was ever on the plane. Is the mother a mental case? or is something sinister going on? The movie was suspense from the beginning to the end - and the end was a bomb. Is was like an Alfred Hitchcock thriller...I gave it all the stars - go and see it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Wilma turns deadly - October 19

I can't help but say how lucky we Bajans are.

That hurricane - now called Wilma - passed us as just another weather system and has now turned into a major Category 5 monster. Reports are saying it is the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, with meteorologists warning that it could maintain devastating power as it crosses Florida from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic.

Can someone please say what has suddenly gone wrong with our weather?

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Now it's Wilma

Tropical storm Wilma has been drenching Jamaica yesterday and forced more than 100 people into shelters in the parishes of Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine as heavy rain soaked most parishes.

A flooded village in the vicinity of the Spanish Town/Linstead bypass.

The Met office said the storm was expected to dump more rain on the island today and tomorrow, with the possibility of further flooding.

Last night Wilma was drifting slowly to the south at a mere four kilometres per hour on a path that would take it near the Cayman Islands. Forecasters projected that the storm could further develop into a powerful hurricane, heading either to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula or the Gulf of Mexico.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

My sister's birthday

Today is my sister's birthday.

More terror in Trinidad

As expected another bomb went off in Trinidad on Friday night just outside Smokey and Bunty in St James which left ten people injured.

Now this is the fourth time in four months that that has happened...July 11 on Frederick Street, August 10 on George Street, September 10 at KFC Independence Square and now St. James.

The island's crime rate seems to be growing and growing - kidnapping, robbery, assault and murder...what is the authorities doing to stop this? When people stop visiting because they are too scared?

At right: The area where the explosion took place on Friday night at Western Main Road, St James, Trinidad.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Barbados Jazz Festival

Well it's that time of the year again. The itinerary for the 2006 Barbados Jazz Festival has been announced. The headliners for the event are Lionel Richie and Jill Scott and the ticket prices have soared - US$100 to see Lionel Richie and US$75 for Jill Scott.

I was thinking that I don't want to pay that sum to see Lionel Richie sing old songs but when I remember his hits like "Truly", "Hello" and "All Night Long" ... well maybe. He last performed in Barbados in 1978 with the Commodores and his show was a sell-out.

Jill Scott - she's my girl - with that smile, that so cuddly voice, my type of moves... and words... reminds me to live my life like it's golden.

Jill's got a lovely website check out

Above is Jill Scott with her first Grammy. Below is the itinerary for the festival.

Friday, October 07, 2005

I'm back

Well I haven't had time to post since September 22. I wasn't ill or anything just simply too busy.