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Barbados participating in Expo 2019 in Beijing

Barbados is participating in the Beijing International Horticultural Expo 2019, one of the world’s largest horticultural exhibitions, which showcases a huge collection of plants, flowers and ideas for green development. Barbados will have a booth in the Caribbean Community pavilion, an area which aims to raise the profile of the region in China. During the […]

Bob Marley lyrics that still hold true today (and probably always will)

(CNN) It’s been 38 years since Bob Marley died, but his legacy is larger than ever. His uplifting reggae music has been used to help thousands of famine victims in Africa. His face is worn on t-shirts, hats and watches as a popular symbol of peace. Even ocean critters have been named after him. The Jamaican singer-songwriter […]

Thorne calls for more youth participation in national initiatives

Newly appointed chairman of the FLOW Oistins Festival, Toni Thorne is calling for more youth participation in national initiatives. Thorne, who is responsible for leading the rebranded festival, formerly known as the Oistins Fish Festival, has introduced new and refreshing events and marketing strategies such as the FLOW mobile cinema and the reality television show […]

Organisers pleased with response to week-long Holetown Festival

Hundreds of locals and tourists took part in the Holetown Festival which ended with a Street Parade on Saturday afternoon. The annual street festival which is in its 42nd year, was a delight for families and visitors as they enjoyed the music, dance and cultural vibrancy that Barbados has to offer. The parade which was […]

Girlfriend Expo and Arts Festival continues to grow

The annual Girlfriend Expo and Arts Festival, now in its In its 10th year, has achieved a regional reach with exhibitors from St Lucia, Martinique, St Vincent and Jamaica in attendance. Events director Kimtara Clarke says the annual festival had some 90 entrepreneurs and approximately 40 new businesses participating. Held at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium for the […]

NCF: Reverence for Andrea Gollop-Greenidge

The management and staff of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) paid reverence for Mrs Andrea Gollop-Greenidge with a moment of silence at a staff meeting held on Monday, December 10. Mrs Gollop-Greenidge was a part of the original team of Cultural Officers in 1973 at the newly formed NCF and was therefore a key part […]

Barbados wins Best Diaspora Documentary at AMAA 2018

Barbados has walked away a winner at  the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). Barbados claimed Best Diaspora Documentary at the 14th edition of the AMAA in Lagos, Nigeria. Barbados was up against several entries, including from Canada the U.S. in the category: AMAA 2018 Award for Best Diaspora Documentary Evolutionary Blues (USA) Barrows: Freedom Fighter […]

Barbados looks to Tokyo for cultural inspiration

Barbados will be looking more to Japan for best practices in order to develop the creative economy here, says Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports John King. “As this country seeks to firmly establish a creative economy, Japan will be one of the countries to which we certainly will turn to examine best practices […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]