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Barbados Visual Media Awards 2019 nominees announced

The Barbados Visual Media Festival Committee has announced the nominees for the Barbados Visual Media Awards 2019. Festival events are planned for Oct 24 to 27. The nominees are: Best Actress Portia Blackman – T h i n g s T o u g h Lia Gadjadhar – G r i e f Chelsii Holder […]

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 […]

Excellence in the Arts

By Anesta Henry The 45th staging of the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) was a showcase and celebration of the pursuit of excellence in the Arts. Barbadians from all walks of life creatively expressed themselves in song, music, dance, drama, film, photography, cooking, literature, craft and visual arts. As Minister of Creative Economy, […]

Pan, violins, choirs and dance

Frank Collymore Hall came alive on Sunday night with a combination of sweet singing, drumming, and a touch of dancing. It was the night that the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Performing Arts Finals, Digicel Music Night, was held. The scores that flocked to the venue to witness the performances by school children […]

Calypsonian The Mighty Shadow has died

Popular Trinidadian Calypsonian Winston The Mighty Shadow Bailey passed away this morning at the age of 77. Shadow suffered a stroke on Sunday and died this morning. The veteran calypsonian  is known for  his hit song , including Yuh Looking For Horn,  Bassman, Dingolay, Tension, Stranger.

Aretha honoured at her father’s Baptist Church in Detroit

SOURCE- AFP – Congregants celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father’s Baptist church in Detroit at the first Sunday service since her death, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career. Civil rights activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, now frail himself, was given […]

Cosplayers, costumes and pop culture galore

The wild and wacky will take centre stage this weekend as thousands of fans are expected to pack the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre for the ninth edition of the Flow AnimeKon Expo. This year, the Caribbean’s premier pop convention is being held under the theme World of Wonder and several international actors and cosplayers, including […]

A family affair

Hundreds assembled at the BIDC car park on the Princess Alice Highway Saturday night to party till the break of dawn and celebrate with Mr Crop Over – Lil Rick. The Flow’s Dis Is Rick True Story had plenty of local talent on stage with over 30 acts performing. There was even a top-notch performance […]

Rihanna will not receive UWI honorary degree this year

Barbadian international singing sensation Rihanna will not be receiving an honorary doctorate as previously announced by the UWI Open Campus. The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus issued a statement this evening indicating that Rihanna will not receive the award this year. Below is the full statement. The University of the West Indies, […]

Rihanna to get top UWI honour

  Barbadian international singing sensation Rihanna is set to receive another top accolade. The University of the West Indies has announced that the Grammy-award winning star would be awarded an Honorary Doctors of Letters at this year’s graduation ceremonies. A notice issued by the UWI Open Campus said Robyn Rihanna Fenty would receive the award […]

Major musical milestone

Richard Stoute Teen Talent is celebrating its 42nd year of developing the music industry in Barbados. Speaking to the media at the Clement Payne Centre, Richard Stoute stated that despite him not being officially named a cultural ambassador for Barbados he will still continue to invest in the future entertainers of Barbados. “It really does […]

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 […]

Bigger and better all round

Promoters of the “sophisticated” high-end all-inclusive event Panache made some major changes this year. And, from all accounts it has paid off handsomely for Premier Event Services. The venue moved from Sweet Manor, Brittons Hill, St Michael to a bigger location at Bellevue Plantation Station Hill, St Michael, which meant parking was not a problem. […]

Captivating Krosfyah

Krosfyah massive had the time of their lives at the Blackwoods Screw Dock Monday night – yes, Monday night that was the start of the last lap Crop Over week and a day after the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park. It was clear the crowd came out to party at all costs. […]