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Author: Katrina King

Xhosa Band Vows Better for 2018


Xhosa Barbados is promising to make amends with masqueraders this year after a disappointing 2017 performance. The Grand Kadooment band, now in its fourth year, launched its 2018 theme Circle of Life to curious patrons at the National Conservation Commission’s Botanical Gardens on Sunday. Last year, Xhosa won the top prize for Large Band of the Year, Best Party […]

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Sir John Connell hailed as “man ahead of his time”

  Former judge, diplomat and attorney–at–law Sir John Connell was yesterday remembered by his loved ones as a man of integrity with a passion for family, the environment and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Family, the island’s top officials, members of the legal fraternity, politicians and friends came together at an emotional service held at […]

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Tragic end

In one fell swoop, 72-year-old Lucene Bishop lost two of her three sons in a deadly overnight blaze which occurred at her Lot 15, Fairview #1, Christ Church home. Her deceased sons – 42-year-old Ricardo Harewood and 43-year-old Mark Harewood – met their unfortunate demise around 12:45 this morning when the rear section of the […]

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Boyce to meet health sector stakeholders this week

Minister of Health John Boyce says he will be meeting with stakeholders this week to discuss the changes to the Barbados National Drug Formulary in light of the concerns raised. Boyce, who was speaking Saturday at the celebrations for World Health Organisation (WHO) held at the Oistins Bay Gardens, said his ministry wishes to clarify […]

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Ashley Lashley crowned Miss Barbados World

Ashley Lashley has been crowned Miss Barbados World. Lashley beat out six contestants during last night’s pageant at the Concord Experience. She will be going to China to represent Barbabdos.

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Social workers play key role in community development

Social workers in densely populated communities such as Haynesville, St James have a key role in community development. This was highlighted during a pilot project conducted by the UWI’s Department of Government, Sociology and Social Work, where three social work interns, were placed in the Haynesville community for a nine-month period. One of the interns, Adona […]

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Aspiring entrepreneurs told to pursue their dreams boldly

Aspiring entrepreneurs have been encouraged to be bold and brave as they work towards achieving their dreams. This charge from entrepreneur and director of Thorne Publishing & Productions, Toni Thorne as she delivered the feature address at the orientation for the 2018 cohort of the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) Entrepreneurial Development and Training Programme. She […]

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The Mighty Gabby leads scores in protest against the Crane

 Scores of people came out Saturday afternoon in protest against the privatization of beaches. Leading the protesters with his famous song Jack was cultural ambassador and seasoned calypsonian Anthony The Mighty Gabby Carter, who has publicly aired his views on the row between the Crane Beach vendors and the management of the resort. He warned the owner […]

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Learn from crucifixion

Anglican cleric Reverend Mark Harewood today reminded parishioners of the lessons learnt from the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. He also urged those gathered during a three hour-long Good Friday service, at the St Barnabas Anglican Church, this afternoon to remember Jesus’ love and humility during his time on Calvary. “Even though people tortured him . […]

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A conscious message

Morgan Heritage focused on more than just the music by Katrina King For over 20 years, reggae sensation Morgan Heritage has been illuminating the global reggae scene with its conscious and positive vibes. And though the industry itself has evolved over the past two decades, the royal family of reggae has stayed true to its […]

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Big entrance

Another masquerade band launches its Kadooment costumes Khepri Kulture, pronounced ‘KEH-PREE CUL-TURE’, is the newest Crop Over band on the scene and they have made their entrance in a big way. Last Sunday on the grounds of George Washington House, the masquerade band hosted an impressive launch event which showcased all of what it has […]

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Local reggae festival organizers feeling the economic bite

The economic situation in the country has affected this year’s staging of the Barbados Reggae Festival. Al Gilkes, the lead promoter of the three-show event, has revealed that as a result, telecommunications firm Digicel Barbados has relinquished its title sponsorship of the entire festival and will only be putting its money behind one event this […]

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Oistins Festival opens

Patrons can expect a week of fun-filled activities for this year’s FLOW Oistins Fish Festival. The annual festival, which attracts approximately 40, 000 persons over three days, has extended its list of activities.  Speaking to Barbados TODAY at the Caribbean LED Lighting Ceremony, the Public Relations Officer for the festival, Alex McDonald, explained that the […]

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Peace ambassador Ayra

A fourth form student at Princess Margaret Secondary School has progressed from being a delinquent with conflict resolution challenges, to becoming the face of anti-violence. Ayra Newton, who was part of the Juvenile Liaison Scheme, a Royal Barbados Police Force programme aimed at keeping youth off the streets and out of the courts, today became […]

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