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‘Greatness in his soul’

Mikyle’s Magic The old adage says: “Curiosity killed the cat”, but for Mikyle Gibbons curiosity led him to his greatest passion and to a fulfilling career. The 22-year-old fashion designer said he was in 6th form at The Lodge School when a friend invited him to take part in a model search. To promote the […]

A crown for a deserving king

by Wade Gibbons About 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, William Classic Waithe achieved what seemed inevitable from the start of this festival season when he was crowned the 2019 Pic-O-De-Crop monarch at Kensington Oval. Hailing from De Big Show Calypso Tent, Classic gave a sterling rendition of One Song, a witty piece that utilises some […]

Harold Hoyte

Tribute to journalism giant Harold Hoyte

In 2016, Barbados TODAY interviewed veteran journalist Harold Hoyte as part of its Bajan Gem series which featured outstanding Barbadians that made significant contributions to the island as it marked its 50th anniversary of Independence. Here is the full feature. By Marie Claire Williams For 30 years, Harold Hoyte was at the helm of the Nation Newspaper […]

Rihanna makes history with new fashion label Fenty

(BBC) – Singer Rihanna is to launch a fashion label with French luxury goods group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH). The label is called Fenty, after the singer’s full name – Robyn Rihanna Fenty, and will launch in Spring 2019. She will become the first woman of colour to lead a house under the LVMH […]

Olympic champ wants to inspire others to achieve greatness

Eight-time Olympic medalist Veronica Campbell Brown has taken on a new mission to inspire others to achieve their full potential. This morning the elite Jamaican track and field sprinter signed copies of her book ‘Inside Out: Activate the Power Within You’ at Pages Bookstore in Cave Shepherd on Broad Street. She told the audience the […]

Marriage of media and activism

Not many young media practitioners can boast of having bagged an interview with a top international entertainer even before they entered the profession. But for veteran broadcaster Dr Allyson Leacock, it was an interview with Sir Elton John while he was visiting Barbados that marked the beginning of an unlikely career in broadcasting. She had […]

No stopping Mya

Although she is where she has always wanted to be professionally, Maya Wiltshire is not one to be complacent. In fact, almost daily the Director of C&W Business at Flow goes to work repeating the mantra: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”, hoping to make a huge difference in the […]

Legal calling

No one likes a good ole constructive and analytical argument more than Kristin Turton. And from a very young age she had three professions in mind – priest, politician and lawyer – that she believed would ensure she got to speak to her heart’s content. “I really was choosing any profession or mode of employment […]

Massiah’s calling

As a child, playtime for Amrela Massiah would involve gathering her friends, staging a wedding and always being “the priest in charge of the ceremony”. Her passion to be a disciple of God blossomed from watching her mother in ministry in the Pentecostal Church. “It was always something I wanted to do. I just wanted […]

Queen Bee

Ebonnie Rowe is the Queen Bee of Honey Jam & Jazz and if you mess with her colony, expect a sting. In no way is she mean; she’s just on a mission to take her hive of talented young artistes to the very top and nothing will stop her. “What drives me is effecting positive […]

Striking a balance

Despite being senior partner at accounting firm KPMG, Carol Nicholls has always managed to put her family above all else. The widowed mother of three, armed with her faith, prayer and the support of relatives, has reaped numerous successes in the corporate world, as she remained driven, focused and disciplined – all while following the […]

Catering to less fortunate

Sharon Bellamy is a firm believer in Christ, a philanthropist through her charity Fishers of Men, and a vendor at the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex. She has been given to the less fortunate since she was seven years old, and after watching her mother help those in needed, decided to follow in her footsteps by registering […]

Life and career coach Anne Weiskopf wants women to stand in their power

Five years ago, the cold slap of an inconceivable tragedy jolted Anne Weiskopf from her successful but routine life as a media executive. She bounced back, transformed her life, and today she is known as the WOW lady famed for coaching and inspiring woman to live out loud. “I have a mission, a desire, a […]

Preaching Progress

2018 is the year of the women, declares pastor in charge at the Cave Hill Wesleyan Holiness Church, Beverley Lashley. And if her wish comes through, this year could be a historic one. “I know as far as women are concerned, this is the year of the woman. We don’t have to push for anything; […]

GP with a difference

Shortly after Dr Donna Matthew opened her private medical practice in 2008, she entered a niche market that took her business to another level. “I decided to get into the area of eyelash fusion, where women get artificial eyelashes stuck on. It is separate and distinct from medicine, and I went into that field because […]

Lopez on target

Watching boys playing football on evenings after school inspired Gabriella Lopez to try out the sport when she was just five years old. It’s a decision the now 26-year-old will never regret, as she is arguably one of the best female central defensive midfielders on the island—not to mention captain of the national women’s football […]

Ayo just won’t quit

Entrepreneurship is not for everyone, but Ayo Ololara could not imagine being anything but an entrepreneur. The outspoken, independent and adventurous mother of three describes herself as a “serial entrepreneur”. She is the creative/managing director of cosmetic brand, Crown Beauti Cosmetics; partner in the construction company, Innovation Designs and Quality Homes; director of Desiree Properties […]