Author: Wade Gibbons

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Classy opening by House of Soca

There is an abundance of talent in the House of Soca Calypso Tent and much of it is young talent. Last Saturday at the Derrick Smith School & Vocational Centre fans got their moneys’ worth and then some. Amazing Dre is one of the seniors in the tent and also one of the most talented […]

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Raheem shines as All Stars Tent opens

Sunday’s night opening of the Cave Shepherd All Stars Tent at St Gabriel’s School was not the spectacular affair it has been in previous years. Still, there was much to recommend and to enjoy for the many patrons in attendance. One of the most impressive on the night was former Junior Monarch competitor Raheem with […]

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Mottley not entitled to be PM because of her bloodline, says Stuart

If Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley believes she is entitled to be Barbados’ Prime Minister because of her surname, then she has nothing in common with thousands of Barbadians, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has said. In fact, Stuart said last night he believed Mottley had very little in common with even several of […]

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Mia not fit!

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler last night depicted Opposition Leader Mia Mottley as an abysmal career failure and warned Barbadians of the dangers of entrusting the reins of Government into her hands. Speaking at the launch of the Democratic Labour Party’s 2018 general election campaign at Waterford, St Michael, Sinckler advised voters not to be […]

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BLP accused of having money links to Nigerian billionaire

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has challenged Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Mia Mottley to reveal to Barbadians the nature of the relationship between the BLP and Nigerian billionaire Benedict Peters. Peters is the founder and chairman of Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company Limited, a major player in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. […]

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Terrific blasts from the past

FAS Entertainment’s Vintage Reggae Show at Kensington Oval last weekend, was arguably one of the better productions staged by the franchise in recent memory. And much of this had to do with the dynamism and freshness brought to the proceedings by the incomparable Josey Wales. The popular Jamaican dancehall deejay of the 1980s lit up […]

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Antiguans dominate

The ‘crowd’ was extremely sparse for the 17th Horace Phillips Memorial Boxing Tournament on Saturday night at the St Michael School, but those in attendance were entertained by a few exciting bouts. However, if organisers are trying to encourage fans out of their homes to support amateur boxing, the ridiculous $40 entrance fee at the […]

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Youth debate Harewood’s election bid

Former sex worker Natalie Harewood’s decision to contest the City of Bridgetown seat in the imminent general election has been the subject of island-wide debate since she made the announcement more than a month ago. On Wednesday, trainees at the Barbados Youth Service, Warrens, St Michael, joined the discourse when they debated the subject: Should […]

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Not around here

Ball-tampering is not part of the West Indies team or regional cricket culture. That’s the assertion of the president of the Barbados Cricket Association, Conde Riley, in the wake of the scandal that has enveloped Australian cricket and led to the imposition of 12-month bans on former Aussie captain and vice-captain Steve Smith and Dave Warner […]

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