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Argentina and Barbados celebrate friendship with football and tango

As part of the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Argentina and Barbados, the local community enjoyed an evening of football and tango on Emancipation Day. Co-organized by the Embassy of Argentina and the Barbados Football Association as an introduction to the Stag Beer Champions Cup Final, a celebrity match took place […]

Police report incident free Foreday Morning jump-up

The Royal Barbados Police Force says today’s Foreday Morning jump-up was “incident free”. “Based on what I was told, we were incident free. Everything went okay, no major complaints, no disruptions so far. That was what was reported to me,” Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss told Barbados TODAY. “I don’t know if […]

Mr Blood is the 2018 Pic-O-De-Crop Calypso Monarch

Mr Blood is the 2018 Pic-O-De-Crop Calypso Monarch. He scored 104 points, with his performances Stars and Stripes and Sexual Harassment, to walk away with the coveted title and a 2018/2019 Nissan Xtrail compliments Courtesy Garage. In second place was Donella with 87 points and Adrian Clarke (AC) placed third with 82 points.

Pic-O-De-Crop finals 2018 second half

The second half of the Pic-O-De-Crop finals is over. Ten competitors are vying for the coveted title as well as a 2018/2019 Nissan Xtrail compliments Courtesy Garage. In the second half of the competition being held at Kensington Oval:- Adrian Clarke, (AC) was up first with Soca You. Coming in at number two was Billboard […]

Pic-O-De-Crop finals 2018 underway

The Pic-O-De-Crop finals is under way at Kensington Oval. Ten competitors are vying for the coveted title as well as a 2018/2019 Nissan Xtrail compliments Courtesy Garage. In the first half of the competition:- Calypsonian Adrian Clarke, AC, led the pack with his song Post Mortem. Billboard was in position number two with his song […]

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. […]

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 […]

Public Notice – Traffic changes for Crop Over weekend

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has advised the public that the following traffic management changes have been implemented for this weekend’s  Crop Over events. Below are the full changes. PIC O DE CROP FINALS There are no traffic diversions for persons attending the Pic O De Crop Finals at Kensington Oval. Persons attending the event […]

King saddened by Smokey’s illness

  Minister of Culture, Creative Economy and Sports John King has extended best wishes to ailing veteran calypsonian, William ‘Smokey’ Burke, who is currently warded at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. King, who spoke to Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of Emancipation day celebrations at the Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium this morning, said he was saddened […]

Wet feting

There is no doubt about it, the annual Splash Pool Party should be added to the Crop Over list of “must do” events. Each year, party animals journey to the Beach House, St James to the all-inclusive event for a night of exciting entertainment, endless food and drinks and a great vibe. And year, after […]

Smokey Burke hospitaliized

Veteran calypsonian Smokey Burke has been hospitalized. Confirmation of this came this afternoon from his daughter Sharon Carter-Burke who told Barbados TODAY: “Yes, Smokey is in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We thank the doctors and nursing staff managing his care and we thank the public for their concern and prayerful support.” No details were provided on […]

Sweet Soca and Party Monarchs crowned

Ricky Lil Rick Reid showed that he is a force to be reckoned with Sunday night at the MQI/98.1 Soca Royale after his winning Sweet Soca performance. In 2012, he narrowly missed the Sweet Soca title with I like Muh Myself. However, he came back to Bushy Park, St Philip with a vengeance to win […]

Lil Rick is 2018 Sweet Soca Monarch

Lil Rick is the king of sweet soca. Singing his popular tune, Breakfast in Bed, he scored 100 points to finish ahead of Mikey who captured 78 points. Biggie Irie placed third with 62 points and Bobo finished fourth with 48 points. Here he celebrates with Mikey at Bushy Park.

Mikey is the 2018 Party monarch

Mikey is the 2018 Party Monarch. He captured 82 points with his song My Kinda Ah Party. Stiffy placed second with 76 points,  Lil Rick, third with 74 points and  Mistah Dale finished fourth with 66 points.

Top performances in the finals of the Sweet Soca competition

Judges will have a hard time selecting the winner of the 2018 Sweet Soca competition after a night of spectacular performances. Bobo invoked showers of blessing as he graced the stage, delivering a sound rendition of Rain to kickstart the competition at the packed Bushy Park. However, the downpour failed to cramp his delivery or […]

Rick and Mikey rule performances in the Party Monarch competition

  Lil Rick showed why he is the lone artiste with six Party Monarch titles to his name. Performing at position number six in the MQI 98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park tonight, the reigning monarch pulled out all the stops to retain his crown. However, Mikey and the duo of Mr Blood […]

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