Review: Unlock the Door by La Shawna Griffith

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April 18, 2017

Who is La Shawna Griffith?  La Shawna Griffith is an emerging poet who was born and resides in beautiful Barbados. She is twenty- two years of age. She truly loves writing pieces to promote change in the world. Her goal is to become a voice for the voiceless, a hope and an inspiration.

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The Katrina Endometriosis fund association of Barbados

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February 17, 2017

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of endometrial tissue similar to that which lines the interior of the uterus, but in a location outside of the uterus. Endometrial tissue is shed each month during menstruation. Areas of endometrial tissue found in ectopic locations are called endometrial implants. These lesions are most commonly found on the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, the surface of the uterus, the bowel, and on…

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The Evolution of Education in Barbados. You are invited.

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November 12, 2016

The African Heritage Foundation (AHF) invites you to attend a two day forum on restructuring education in Barbados for our future development. The AHF is in the process of creating a learning academy ( B.A.A.S.E) that will be operated on an educational system formulated and guided by best case educational systems internationally (as in the case of Finland) and our own creativity and culture. B.A.A.S.E is an acronym for the…

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Barbados independence educational system challenge, 50yrs and moving.

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November 1, 2016

Since the case of the Rastafari family who were wrongfully charged with failing to send their children to school has caught hold of the public’s eye, it would seem the Barbadian educational system has come under more intense scrutiny. We read a report from the Inter American Development Bank about the failings of the Barbadian educational system. I also saw an article speaking to the elitist structure of the educational…

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“Talkin Loud and Saying Nothin” A look at Cultural Nationalism

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September 4, 2016

Like a dull knife Just ain’t cutting Just talking loud Then saying nothing James Brown If nothing else, the study of History can be very illuminating in regards to our contemporary situation and issues. It is the gift of historical study that provides the solution to contemporary problems. The realization of such makes the appearance of Cultural Nationalism within our midst downright puzzling; not to mention its appearance amongst an…

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LISTEN TO THE ANCESTRAL VOICES OF 1816 !

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April 4, 2016

“At eight o’clock in the evening, on Easter Sunday, the 14th of April 1816, a heap of cane-thrash was fired on Bayley’s plantation: this was the signal of revolt; it was promptly repeated by the setting on fire thrash-heaps and cane-fields on every estate in the upper part of the parish of St. Phillip… The fire spread during the whole night from field to field, from one estate to another….

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