Category: Culture

Frustrating start to Kiddies Kadooment

Hundreds of beautiful decked out junior masqueraders started to make their way to Kensington Oval from as early as 7:30 this morning. The eager beavers were patiently awaiting their turn to parade in front of the judges at the Junior Kadooment and Fair in association with Consolidated Finance. Seventeen bands are set to parade in […]

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Two cultural icons honoured

Macdonald Blenman and Macdonald Fingall were honoured on Friday as they were both presented with wax figures in their likeness. The wax figures, depicting the two cultural icons, were created by Directors of Caribbean Wax Museum Arthur Edwards and Francis Ross. Told the media on Friday at the unveiling in Norman Centre, The City, that the wax figures, made […]

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Crop Over Xplosion launches in fine style

First Citizens Crop Over Xplosion was off to a great start this afternoon as Barbadians of all walks of life were treated to a host of exciting activities. Intermittent rain did not deter people as they arrived at King George V Memorial Park with numbers picking up just after 3 p.m. Barbadians could be seen […]

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King tells Crop Over Thanksgiving Service ‘transformation’ is coming

The Crop Over Thanksgiving Service was held this morning at the St Barnabas Anglican Church under the theme Art of Celebration. Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports John King, in an address to the congregation, said the Ministry plans to transform the island’s creative  and cultural sector. “With renewed vigor, we etch our policies […]

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Cabinet to consider a National Sports Policy – Lashley

Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley says Government is considering a series of initiatives to further develop sports and the youth in Barbados. “In direct response to the economic and social benefits of sports to Barbados, Cabinet would very soon be considering a National Sports Policy that is designed to strengthen our sports […]

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A journey to lyrical excellence

A new cultural initiative called Writer’s Block was officially launched today at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St Michael. The initiative, the brainchild of Bakari Murray, seeks to provide song writing and music development scholarships and recording contracts for talented artists. Murray said he got the idea while he was recording songs in his community. He […]

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Small rides away with top designer prize

With a cloud of controversy still hanging over his victory in this year’s Kiddies Kadooment contest, 25-year-old designer Kevin Small has still managed to drive away with top honours in this year’s Grand Kadooment parade. When the final results were announced by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) tonight, Small emerged as the clear winner in […]

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Barbadians commemorate Emancipation Day with Bongani Festival

Barbadians from all walks of life have begun celebrations to mark Emancipation Day today with a Bongani Festival. The day’s events got started at the Emancipation Statue at the JTC Ramsay Roundabout, Haggatt Hall, St Michael with libations and ceremonial ancestral reverence. The group, which consists of Pan African organizations, Government officials and diplomats, then […]

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Displays of Bajan patriotism

Are Barbadians in the diaspora patriotic? In the Barbadian community in New York, one of the largest in the diaspora, there is a minority who argues from time to time that when it comes to being patriotic, Barbadians are quite the opposite. Some of these activists openly express their annoyance when they see Barbadian masqueraders […]

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TRINIDAD: CAL dedicates jet to honour Calypsonian

Calypsonian Dr McCartha Linda Sandy Lewis, better known as Calypso Rose, was hailed for her contribution to Caribbean culture when Caribbean Airlines (CAL) dedicated one of its 737 jets in her honour. The formal commissioning of the aircraft took place on Friday when the signage on the nose of the aircraft was unveiled by three […]

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Thumbs up for Crop Over Opening Gala

The 2017 First Citizens Crop Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes has been given a thumbs up by its producer. The event, which was normally held in the island’s capital, was moved to the east of the island and held at King George V Memorial Park in St Philip this year. Producer […]

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Crop Over 2017 launched

The best of Bajan culture was on show for this afternoon’s Crop Over Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes. The event at the King George V Memorial Park commenced with much fanfare, including singing, dancing and acting. Entertainer Antoine Williams took to the stage to deliver Speechifying, commemorating the longevity and excitement […]

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Ocho Rios ideal for nature lovers  

If you are looking for a vacation with a difference and you happen to choose Jamaica, you may want to consider staying in Ocho Rios, on the island’s north coast. There is a lot more than the usual sun, sea and sand; the former fishing village sets itself apart with nature and adventure. We were introduced […]

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One block at a time

Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley has appealed to corporate Barbados, charitable foundations and the wider public to help in the revitalization of the historic City of Bridgetown. His call came Sunday evening at the official opening of the Synagogue Redevelopment Project at the Jewish Synagogue in the heart of the capital, where he […]

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Mega shopping mall for CARIFESTA XIII

Local and regional entrepreneurs will have a rare opportunity to showcase their products to international buyers as well as shoppers from the Caribbean when the new CARIFESTA Grand Market and Buyer’s Shopping Mall opens at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) on August 17. Described by coordinator Andre Hoyte as a ‘Shopping Mall’, the traditional grand […]

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AJA's apology to Bussa

Barbadian rhythm poet and cultural activist, Adisa AJA Andwele, has released a music video to accompany his latest work which pays homage to National Hero and freedom fighter, The Right Excellent General Bussa. De Apology – Bussa I’m Sorry is a cinematic-styled music video which was shot at various locations across the island to portray […]

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Museum sets sights on a children’s gallery

The Barbados Museum and Historical Society has set its sights on the creation of a children’s gallery as it moves to expand it offerings to the public. Director of the decades-old home of Barbadian culture and heritage Alissandra Cummins said this was an oversight that urgently needed attention as she underscored that the museum was […]

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