Posts Categorized: Latest Event News

Pinterest stops promoting plantation weddings

Following urging from the civil rights advocacy group Colour of Change, Pinterest has remove plantation wedding content from their platform. And they are not the only ones … Many advocates and eventprofs continuously expressed their concern of the overwhelming promotion of plantations as wedding venues despite the offensive history attached to these properties. Pinterest took… Read more »

Will Ross University take over the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre?

What may be the future of the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Barbados? In a recent press conference the island’s Minister of Tourism appears to have given us a hint. In January 2019 the state-of-the art Ross University School of Medicine was officially opened at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC). This LESC-based institution is… Read more »

Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland ordered to pay $26 million after guilty plea

Following his guilty plea last week to two counts of wire fraud in connection with the disastrous 2017 Bahamian music festival Fyre Festival, organizer and promoter Billy McFarland was ordered to repay the $26 million he admitted to stealing from investors, according to a judgment issued against him on Friday (March 9) in the Manhattan… Read more »

Remembrance Day 2017 commemorations around the globe

Remembrance Day, also known as Veteran’s Day,  Armistice Day or Poppy Day, is a time when nations around the world remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. It is typically observed on November 11 and people stop work to observe a moment of silence at 11am on November… Read more »