Thursday 15 November 2018

Barbados Sugar Cane Research Adapting to the Future

Barbados Energy Cane Research Eco-Friendly Power of the Future

Barbados has been at the cutting edge of sugar cane research from 1858. Researchers discovered new ways to propagate new varieties from cane arrow seeds. More than 30,000 new genotypes are propagated from seed each year. The testing goes through 6 states over 13 years.  A handful of new strains that succeed and are passed onto farmers.

Originally research focused on developing varieties that were  that were immune to pests and climatic change. Today they also focus on establishing new by products for environmentally energy and sustainable eco-friendly living.

 Barbados sugar cane field by st. Nicholas abbey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s sugar-cane research laboratory in Houma has concluded that sugar cane is by far the most effective crop for ethanol. In its labs U.S. scientists are working hard to to develop strains of sugar cane that may be grown specifically for the production of biofuels like ethanol. source Houmatoday 

Cherry Tree Hill Barbados- Sugar by the sea 

Many countries ethanol became a significant coproduct of sugar mills. Countries like Brazil and India have in fact started to generate significant amounts of surplus electricity. This is becoming a trend for new sugar/ethanol mills. Specialists in the sector now see sugarcane as an energy feedstock rather than a food feedstock.

Its also noted that the fibers in the cane are  also important quality parameters as many materials can be produced from them. In the caribbean thoughts are cane containers might replace syraform foood containers in local supermarkets.


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Thursday 8 November 2018

Poinsettia Villa Vacations St. Lucia for the Artisan St. Lucia are for independent minded travelers. For the independent and artisan travelers who love nature, space privacy and a place of their own, it is an amazing pace to unwind and discover the island. All villas have one or tow bedrooms, dining, kitchen and spacious living in a safe gated tropical resort, with all the comforts of home. It is A Great Place to Come Home to.

Monday 5 November 2018

Absolutely Barbados Travel Literature & Stories That Will Delight You

Julian Armfield, a veteran BBC broadcaster who chose to live in Barbados, has created a moving story of Barbados and its people, places and character. As he says, he was

Sunday 4 November 2018

Barbados Hotels and Vacations For Romantics

Escape to the romance of a Caribbean island paradise, with this special selection of Barbados Hotels and Vacations For Romantics uniquely tailored to your personality.

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Caribbean Island Romance Barbados

Just posted this to YouTube at and added to the Barbados tourism encyclopedia website. Barbados is an island of romance for everyone - Check it out at the link above.

Monday 29 October 2018

Barbados Beach Restaurants Bombas Soul-Food

Soul food that comes straight from the heart at Bombas Beach Bar and fine dining restaurant. 

See full detail on Youtube


More beach Bars restaurant in Barbados see

Saturday 27 October 2018

FrreeDive World Champion Explains How We Are Like Dolphins

In the 4 the video interview Alex talks about the Power Of Positive and how he avoids negative thoughts and impulses - which could be fatal on a dive.


See all series at

Thursday 25 October 2018

Artisan Medford Mahogany Carver Barbados - Making Masterpieces

See medford at

These carvings are done with chisel and knife and electric sanders that transform Mahogany tree roots and wood into one of a kind masterpieces. The trees are protected and only only felled if they are a danger. Old trees and roots supply the raw material for carving.

Monday 24 September 2018

Travelleasure Features DigitalMedia For Hotels Tourism - MARKHAT.COM

TravelLeasure Magazine Features Digital Media For Hotels Tourism by best Selling Author Ian R. Clayton. The book shares 20 years of wisdom with practical advice for hospitality and small business owners and managers.

Monday 17 September 2018

Alex Davis Passion Elevated - Barbados Freediving Champian

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We will be adding more stores and videos from Alex about his Passion and how it was elavated in Barbados!

Friday 7 September 2018

Making Rum In Barbados The Birthplace of Rum

Griding the Cane -

Distilling - Aging and Perfecting the Spirit

For more about the history of the Abbey see

Sunday 2 September 2018

Halifax Seaport Famers Market - Foodies

See YouTube for Detail of Halifax Seaport Farmers Market Ethnic Foods and Multicultural Cafe's. The place to meet and eat while you shop for farm fresh groceries.

Have breakfast wraps cook to music and serenaded by the chef. Start your Local tasting tours with a slow walks to the best Halifax restaurants in downtown Halifax. They also visit the Hyrostone Market - Voted one of the best neighborhoods in Canada!

More about Halifax and the Hydrostone community see

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Halifax Seaport Market Clarinet Serenade

See this seranaded tour of the Halifax Seaport market with Richard playing funky jazz on the clarinet. Another slice of lifestyles of th artisan in Halifax - Also see the video of Haliafx and the historic hydrostone neighborhood at

Saturday 25 August 2018

LaHave Bakery Nova Scotia Artisan Cafe & Store

laHave Bakery, NS Canada A Funky Boutique Cafe on The Lighthouse Route
 - Go To Instagram For Photos -More onNova Scotia see

Wednesday 22 August 2018

The Monarch Butterfly Enjoys Barbados' Endless Summer

Did you knowtaht the tiny north American monarchs fly thousands of miles to Mexico - see this and other amazing facts at

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Barbados Waterfront Cafe VSOP Moody jazz on Friday Fishfry

Lifestyles Of The Artisan - Friday Ninght Fish Fry & BBQ with Jazz by VSOP at The Waterfront Cafe Barbados - It a little like being in Paris with the sultry lights and velvet tones and gourmet dining, on the Careenage in Bridgetown. Soft jazz piano percussion and guitar! Just one of the many ways to spend your days in Barbados - More like this see

Monday 20 August 2018

Ray-Ray Coconut Cocktail At Treat for the Beach at Crane

Coconut Cocktails at Crane Beach a Delicious Way To Picnic

Ray Ray Bar at Crane Beach - Serving his official Coconut Cocktail at the north entrance to the beach: Mango, pineapple, strawberry, pinacolada, Rihanna or a double 0 seven made with lots of love! Dont miss this treat and a great start to a beach party!

Friday 17 August 2018

Trending City Halifax NS - Unique Lifestyle Living

Halifax Nova Scotia Top Trending City - A unique lifestyle of village communities, seaport markets, seafood, fine dining music and nightlife. Featuring the historical hydrostone neighborhood - Voted one of the great Canadian communities!

Monday 23 July 2018

PoinsettiaVillas St. Lucia an Oasis On the Edge of the City

PoinsettiaVillas Oasis On the Edge of the City. Your own private villa in a natural sanctuary. Just moments away from town and central to all your St. Lucia adventures.

Thursday 19 July 2018

Digital Media Chapter 3 Content Marketing essentials

Chapter 3 and 4 of the book Digital Media marketing for Hotels and Tourism explains the essential of content marketing. It shows you how to build your brand with strategic content that is valuable and authoritative. It explains techniques like Silos and warns you off using Private Bog Networks (PBNS).

It demonstrates how to use video in content marketing and why you must. Also inceded are option and services for Presss Releases, guest Post and Featured articles. All are possible and Digital Media show you how to get your hotel or tourism business featured on Travel Weekly, Forbes Magazine, Hufington Post, CNN and INC.

Monday 18 June 2018

How to Fix links with Bad AnchorText - Book Bonus

How to Fix links with Bad Anchor Text

This is a part of the Ian R. Claytons Book Buyers Bonus for anybody who buys the book Digital Media. How to build a well balanced anchor text is reviewed in Chapter 2 of the book!

This video explains how to balance your anchor text and fix common errors that many marketers make.

Friday 15 June 2018

How to Balance Your Digital Footprint • Travel Watch News

How to balance your digital footprint and why you must. Badly balanced anchor text is a main reason for content marketing and brand promotions to fail.

Monday 4 June 2018

Perfecting Your Digital Footprint & Your Hotel Brand Authority

The biggest mistakes markets make is to stack content with search terms - This leaves a bad digital footprint and insures they will not get ranked.

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Sunlight Dancing on Caribbean Sea Surface

It is magical to stop and see the ripples of water catching the suns rays - It is intricate array of symmetrical patterns and repeated reflection in a constant changing sea.

Thursday 17 May 2018

Digital Media Marketing - Chapter 1 Introduction

See You Tube Video and Playlist here

More on Chapterts will be posted at

This is video #1 of the chapters in my book Digital Media Marketing. This covers the introduction which about why I wrote the book. In a nutshell digital media has taken over and it is where you need to be.

I plan to publish a video of each chapter. The video swill not replace the book but it will give you a pretty good outline of whats included and why you need to have it working for you. I share 20 years of experience in digital media marketing. I have helped all sorts of businesses and have specialized in travel and hospitality. In the book i share my knowledge, the tools I use, my resource and contacts. I hold nothing back. The contact I share are the best I have found in their field. It will save you a pile of time, avoid a bundle of mistakes and get you cooking with gas, NOW!

Book available on maazo

Thursday 10 May 2018

Outstanding 5 Star Review for Vujaday Barbados

It is like a “Vujaday Barbados Music Safari”, said our first-time visitor to the island" Fans loved discovering the island to the riveting Vujaday beat in the shuttle bus and trekking to the beaches, serene plantations and to the windswept Atlantic Coast.

Friday 27 April 2018

Vujaday Music Festival Barbados: An Amazing Event to Be Repeated | Blog

Vujaday Music Festival Barbados brought a truly remarkable sense of joy and community to the island. People were friendly and respectful. The beat was riviting and the music and dancing never stopped.

Monday 23 April 2018

Now on Amazon Latest on Digital Media Marketing: By Best Selling Author Ian R. Clayton: Amazon Books

How to turbocharge your business digital potential with the high traffic it deserves using latest strategies in digital media marketing with Ian R Clayton, Bestselling Author. Get Your Hands On A Rich Collection Of Marketing Wisdom!

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Digital Media Marketing Book - Driving Traffic to Your Site - MARKHAT.COM

Digital Media Marketing Book - Latest Tips and Strategies on Driving Traffic to Your Site The Primary Book For Business - Expand Your Horizons

Sunday 25 March 2018

Barbados Rumshop Culture

Barbados Rumshop Culture has it roots in a heritage of the sugar Barrons and the wealth of sugar in the age of sail.

In those days, a few hundred years ago, there were hundreds of sugar cane plantation making sugar and rum In Barbados. Today there are few actively working. The culture and heritage is however still very much alive.

Barbados rivals Ireland for how many pubs per capita there are. Only the pubs on this island are rum shops.

#LifestylesoftheArtisan celebrates Barbados heritage of sugar and rum and the islands rum shop culture. In this video wee see locals playing dominoes and gathering in the local rum shop. It is a way of life that all Bajans and even tourist enjoy.

#LifestylesoftheArtisan celebrates Barbados heritage of sugar and rum and the islands rum shop culture. In this video wee see locals playing dominoes and gathering in the local rum shop. It is a way of life that all Bajans and even tourist enjoy.

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Is Google Ranking Change The End of Seo for Hotel Digital Marketing

See for details of what is actually happening.

The video showcases the fall of in indexing but their is more going on as there has been a core update to the programs that decides how sites get ranked in search. Searchengineland has a short blog highlight this change.

In light of these dramatic changes my book Hotel and Tourism Digital Media Marketing is very timely. It is for written for 

Small business owners, managers, marketers and hotel and tourism professional who want to understand how digital media can help and how to do it. The book outlines how Google Artificial Intelligent Rank Brain system now controls search engine ranking.  The book is an important guide for professionals who want to understand how to use the new media to get featured, get ranked, get found and get booked.

The book is written in an easy style suitable for readers who have 
novice to intermediary knowledge of the Internet.

The Book is launched with a special offer at just 1$ for the first few day of launch and i plan to price it so that it has wide appeal and can be read by everyone. The paperback version will  be published soon.

Monday 19 March 2018

My Book Hotel Digital Media Marketing Launch at $1

Check out my YouTube Blog on My Digital Media Marketing Book for all the details of this amazing offer,

To sum up here are some facts you cant ignore.

3 Benefits

- latest trends, strategies that are changing as we speak!
- up to date resources, tools and suppliers
- It works for any business

Who it is for - Novices and Intermediary - Manager/Owner and professional trying to understand how to use digital media an where they can get reliable cost effective help.

"It deals with some pretty advanced topics, in simple terms that all will understand."


In this video I outline the bonuses including several important reports on what is happening!

Get the Bonus when you have the book at

See the full You tube blog at

Thursday 15 March 2018 New Book Digial Media Marketing Hotels: Get Featured Get Found Get Booked (Tourism Online Book 2) eBook: Ian R. Clayton: Kindle Store

Buy Digital Media Marketing Hotels: Get Featured Get Found Get Booked (Tourism Online Book 2): Read Kindle Store Reviews - Launch at 99cents

Sunday 11 March 2018

Barbados Sea Turtles Hatching on the Boardwalk

Baby Turtles gathered on the beach at day and released at night for their protection.

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It is safer if the baby turtles hatch during the night. They are then guided by the light of the moon to the sea and have less hazards and dangers. If they hatch in the day they can be disoriented. In this case turtle warden will collect up the babies, and release them on a quiet beach at dusk. More about Barbados Turtles protections -

Thursday 8 March 2018

Barbados - Lifestyles Of The Artisan

Barbados becomes first tourism destination join - Meet the everyday people of Barbados who fish, farm, create magnificent pottery and art, and otherwise combine their talents with dedicated work to make the island such a delightful place to live and visit...

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Monday 5 March 2018

LifestylesOfTheArtisan Barbados 6 Mens Bay Fishmarket featured video with fishmonger Sarge at 6 Mens Bay Fishmarket, Barbados

Sarge is a man of action not of words, he normally refused any opportunity to be photographed or interviewed. Luckily he was put at easy with Margauxs low key, easy way and consented to this filming. Here we see him cleaning pot fish caught in the bay. 

More on Barbados lifestyles day trip ending with sarge

More on Barbados fish markets-

Coconut Eating 101 - What's the Best Jelly

This is a breif lesson in how to eat your coconut. It contains invaluable Tips on what is the best jelly and other fascinating facts on the lifestyles of the artisans - the art of coconut eating is a distinctive Caribbean heritage, passed down through word of mounth - mouth full of coconuts is wonder ful site - and its actually very good for you.... - see more at

Thursday 1 March 2018

Barbados Local Markets & Supermarkets

First time visitors to Barbados are often surprised at the wide range of imported groceries on our supermarket shelves. In fact Barbados imports much of its food supply. Most products are imported from the USA, Canada and the Caribbean. Many British brands are also available locally.

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Barbados Sandy Lane Gold Cup Horse Race | Blog

Тhе Ваrbаdоs Gоld Сuр Fеstіvаl іs trulу а unіquе еvеnt. Іt іs thе mаrquее hоrsе rасе іn thе Саrіbbеаn аs wеll аs а hіghlу аntісіраtеd сulturаl сеlеbrаtіоn that has an international following.

Monday 19 February 2018

DIGITAL MEDIA Marketing Strategies Book Launch

HOTEL DIGITAL MEDIA Marketing is easy to follow with simple, clear explanations of what needs to be done. It provides actionable steps on how to do it, so that you can effectively hire and manage the right marketing people or do it yourself.

Friday 16 February 2018

Hotel Tourism Digital Media Marketing Strategies

Just launching my second book in the series Marketing Hotels Tourism Online - Book 2 is about using the Digital Media in marketing hotels, hospitality and tourism. Digital Media and online hotel marketing is now the primary way travellers find accommodation and holiday vacation options.

Hotel Digital Media Marketing Strategies is an essential book for hoteliers, owners and marketers who what to understand how to use the digital media for increase their exposure, get featured in the press, drive more traffic to their website and convert more direct bookings.

Here is what the Editor had to say:

Digital Media was a pleasant read for me as the writing standard was so good.  With such rich content, no doubt it will be extremely valuable to  readers in the industry.

While the books illustration and examples are based on the hospitality and hotel marketing business, the tip, resources and techniques apply to any business. The book will help anybody get the most out of digital media.

Pre-Launch Special 

- Anyone interested in learning the very latest techniques and strategies for marketing in the digital age are register now to get the special offer.

Wednesday 24 January 2018

booking engines doomed by personality matching

Booking Engines Doomed by Personality Matching: How psychology based artificial intelligence filtering techniques are replacing hotel search and bookings.

Friday 19 January 2018

Convenience in Paradise – Barbados Vacation Apartments | Blog

Barbados vacation apartments combine the convenience of being able to prepare some of your own meals, with the facilities and amenities of a full-service hotel for the ultimate island vacation.

Tuesday 2 January 2018

TravelWatchNews Get Inspired - Crane 5 Star Beach Villa Resort Hotel Barbados

The Crane 5 Star Beach Villa Resort Hotel Barbados is a special place - It sits on a cliff overlook one of the 10 best beaches in the world.