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NCF awards Crop Over top performers

Competitors in the various competitions during the recently-concluded Crop Over festival were recognised for their hard work and dedication last night. Just over 100 prizes were given out by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) to the top performers and contributors to this year’s Crop Over Festival. That number does not account for those who were […]

Thumbs up for Grand Kadooment

Seven of the 23 bands opted to make their way to the Mighty Grynner Highway, from one of the new starting points – Warrens, St Michael this morning. The bands, which travelled along Green Hill and Codrington Road to parade in front of the judges on Stadium Road, were Aura Experience, Passion Vybz, Betty West […]

Thousands on the road for Grand Kadooment

Amid the sweltering heat, residents and visitors have made their way to the Mighty Grynner Highway as the 2019 Crop Over season entered its final stage today. The highly anticipated Republic Bank Grand Kadooment jump up, which saw some minor changes this year, attracted thousands who have gathered along the final stretch to see the […]

Traffic changes for Sunday’s Soca Monarch

The public is advised that as a result of the annual Crop Over Festival the following traffic management changes will be implemented for the annual Soca Monarch Event to be held at the National Botanical Gardens, Waterford, St Michael on Sunday, between 8 am and 10 pm. During this period the following road traffic rules […]

Play Responsibly with The Barbados Lottery for Crop Over 2019

Crop Over 2019 promises to be an exhilarating summer festival of fun, great music and partying. This year, The Barbados Lottery will be on board again, with a special two-week promotion in July and exciting sponsorship partnerships with several entities and individuals. Starting July 1 to July 15, valued customers are invited to “Play Responsibly […]

Crop Over Caribbean Identity campaign launched

It was definitely a festive Friday for hundreds of locals and visitors who gathered at the Pelican Village location yesterday for the weekly Festive Fridays Pelican Village Night Market. To make things even better for the large crowd, tourism officials used the occasion for the launch of the Caribbean Identity Crop Over campaign – a […]

First Citizens Crop Over Launch: A combustion of colour

The streets of Speightstown, St Peter were abuzz as  the sounds of the Royal Barbados Police Force Band at Speightstown Playing Field clashed with the music  from the streets as the Barbados Defense Force Zouave Band led the street parade. The parade comprised of Dancin Africa, Dance Stride, Haynesville Youth, the Israel Lovell Foundation, cheerleading groups such […]

Kevin Small wins big at Grand Kadooment 2018

  Band leader and designer of Fifth Element Kevin Small is in winner’s row for the second straight year at Grand Kadooment. He copped the Robert Weekes award for Best Festival Designer and will drive away with a new vehicle from MQI and $7, 500. Small also captured awards for Presentation of the Year, Small […]

A Grand Kadooment

Scores of Barbadians and visitors braved the scorching heat and turned up at the National Stadium in Waterford, St Michael this morning to witness the parade of costume bands at Grand Kadooment, signalling the climax of the 2018 Crop Over Festival. While five registered bands failed to turn up, this did not diminish the impact, […]

Lil Rick is 2018 Road March King

  Lil Rick has copped his fourth title for Crop Over 2018. He won this year’s Road March title with his song Mudda Sally. Lil Rick who also won the International Bashment Soca competition, the Sweet Soca Title and Jam Tune competition for the most frequently played song during the Foreday Mornin’ last weekend wins […]

A sight to behold

  Hundreds of spectators lined the Black Rock, St Michael stretch eager for a glimpse of the revelry and masquerade of Grand Kadooment. As the soca blared from the passing bands, the young and the old joined the revellers as they chipped, whined and belted some of this year’s top soca singles at the top […]

Grand time at Bank Hall

  Having partied for more than a mile, the verve and enthusiasm of revellers participating in this year’s Grand Kadooment, had not waned in the least when they approached Bank Hall. Hundreds of Barbadians and visitors flocked to the sidelines to see the bands parading in their colorful splendor. Spectators could be seen using any […]

Public notice: Downed power lines in Bank Hall

Police have cautioned Kadooment revellers and spectators to beware of some fallen power lines along the parade route in the area of Prescod Bottom, Bank Hall, St Michael. Personnel from the Barbados Light&Power Company have already been notified and an emergency team has been despatched to deal with the situation. Police have advised members of the […]

Grand Kadooment under way

  Thousands of revellers have hit the streets for Grand Kadooment, the climax of the Crop Over Festival.   Colourful costume bands have been making their way across the National Stadium, where they are parading in front of the judges. Thousands are also beginning to line the route to Spring Garden as they take in […]

Vendors and patrons concerned about Bridgetown Market changes

Patrons and vendors have expressed concerns about the revamped annual three-day Jet Blue Bridgetown Market under way along the Spring Garden Highway. The cultural showcase has been divided into the Jet Blue Food and Crafts Village and the Traders Way, to lure locals and tourists to experience Barbadian culture. On day one of the event, […]

Rick rules at Foreday Morning

After claiming the International Bashment Soca and Sweet Soca crowns, popular entertainer Rickey Lil Rick Reed has captured a third  title for the 2018 Crop Over season. Earlier today, he emerged as the clear winner of  the Jam Tune competition, for the most frequently played song during Foreday Morning. In fact, he tied with himself for […]

Still no boom

Like the economy, local bandleaders say this Crop Over season for them has been very depressed, with a smaller than usual number of revellers expected to participate in Monday’s Grand Kadooment jump from the National Stadium to Spring Garden Highway. In fact, according to the National Cultural Foundation, the number of bands for judging during […]