Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Forty-one fave Bajan personalities Pt. 4
Robyn Rihanna Fenty - You all know I like to kid around about Rih-Rih, but all sport aside I'm quite pleased for her. She's like our own Bajan Cinderella, and if nothing else, I'm glad that Barbadian youths have someone in the international entertainment business they can claim as their own. Do your thing, Rih-Rih.
Rupert "Rupee" Clarke - From the time he burst on to the music scene in the Richard Stoute Teen Talent contest in the late 1990's, Rupee won the hearts of Bajan fans, especially the girls. With his then trademark plaits, he wooed them with his hit Ice Cream, had them Jumping and made them Tempted to Touch him. His music has appeared in the Pierce Brosnan movie After the Sunset and on an episode of Desperate Housewives. You go, boy.
"Shaka" Henry - I'm not much of a boxing fan, but I enjoy following the career of local boxer Christopher "Shaka" Henry (right) in the media. He has a tenacity and a belief in his ability that we can all do to emulate. An unblemished home record doesn't hurt either. Hear that, West Indies team?
Stephen Alleyne - I've said a lot about the late Stephen Alleyne in the last few weeks, so all I'll add is that he deserves to be recognised in some tangible way for his contribution to the development of cricket in Barbados. Nuff said.
Sue Springer - Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Executive Vice President Sue Springer (left) is often in the media speaking about some aspect of tourism and she always does so in a calm, objective way. Since tourism is so important to the economy of Barbados, it's good to know Sue Springer has our back.
"Suki" King - I've lost count of the number of times Ronald "Suki' King has been world draughts Go-As-You-Please champion. There's no doubt that the man has skills; I wish the powers-that-be would recognise that fact.