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Queen of the Cats

21 May 2016

JOY-ANN ROBERTS can still remember the first time she stood on stage, held a microphone to her mouth and sang her heart out to a cheering audience. That was a little over two decades ago but she has never forgotten the feeling of joy, nervousness and sheer excitement.... Read More

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Cavalcade gets things going

21 May 2016

Crop Over is here! The Mega Cavalcade at Briar Hall, Christ Church, last night signalled the start of the sweetest summer festival. With new and seasoned artistes hitting the stage, acts such as Stiffy, Verseewild, Mistah Dale and Biggie Irie started off the evening... Read More

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Weekend Buzz May 20, 2016

20 May 2016

In the Weekend Buzz: Aura and Muddslyde launch their Kadooment and Foreday morning costumes. Soca lovers enjoy a Crop Over Cavalcade teaser. What's buzzing this weekend. Read More

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When you have a dream

18 May 2016

IF THERE IS ANYONE who can tell you never to give up on your dreams, it is Nesbeth. For those who don’t know who Nesbeth is, YouTube has most of his musical history. He isn’t a new face on the scene but what he has done is release one of the biggest songs in his... Read More

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Burgie has new project for Barbados

17 May 2016

THE WRITER OF THE LYRICS of Barbados’ National Anthem is looking to leave his mark on the local landscape with a brand new project. Songwriter Irving Burgie made this announcement yesterday at a press launch for the #246Anthem initiative held at the Hilton Barbados... Read More

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Crop Over Plan B venue

17 May 2016

THE LLOYD ERSKINE SANDIFORD CENTRE (LESC) will play a key role in the Sweetest Summer Festival this year. It will be the stand-in venue in case rain affects any of the calendar events slated for the National Stadium and Kensington Oval. Chief executive officer... Read More

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Tour operators release the stress

16 May 2016

AFTER HOLDING a whopping 536 meetings over a two-day period, tour operators from across the globe got the chance to let their hair down and enjoy Bajan culture last Friday night. The more than 50 visitors were entertained by Mac Fingall, RPB, King Bubba FM and Lead... Read More

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Crowdfunding drive for Barrow film

15 May 2016

PRODUCERS OF THE FILM Barrow: Freedom Fighter, have launched an online fundraising campaign. They are seeking to raise approximately $150 000 for “for editing, colouring and sound mixing”. It is being hosted on international crowdfunding site Indiegogo. They have... Read More

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Miss Universe Barbados is back

15 May 2016

THE MISS UNIVERSE Barbados beauty pageant is back. Nearly a decade after the last show, a new franchise holder, Crown Events Inc, is recruiting Barbadian women between the ages 18 to 27 to represent the island on the international stage. Read More

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Government committed to Literary Arts

14 May 2016

PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART has reaffirmed Government’s commitment to the development of the literary arts in Barbados. Stuart gave this assurance yesterday while delivering an address at the launch of the Bim Literary Festival and Book Fair, at Ilaro Court. ... Read More

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Alison Hinds in South African/Bajan film collab

14 May 2016

SOCA QUEEN Alison Hinds has already proven she is no slouch in the acting department and is set to expand her foray into that segment of entertainment with a new role. Hinds has landed a part in the film Umthetho Ngumthetho: The Law is the Law, a collaboration between... Read More

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Weekend Buzz May 13, 2016

13 May 2016

In the Weekend Buzz: See Jump Promotions' 2016 Grand Kadooment offerings. Take a look back at Mum This One's For You. Rihanna launches a scholarship programme. Read More

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Joan Rivers' daughter settles malpractice lawsuit

13 May 2016

A NEW YORK City clinic has settled a malpractice lawsuit filed by the daughter of comedian Joan Rivers for an undisclosed amount over an ill-fated procedure that led to the celebrity's death, lawyers for the Rivers family said on Thursday. Rivers, who was 81, suffered... Read More

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Patrons get a glimpse of AURA

13 May 2016

THE SPACE OF the Red Door Lounge in Holetown was graced by an immortal goddess last night in the form of an ornate and colourful costume. AURA The Experience held a small preview of what sponsors and patrons can expect at its 2016 Kadooment Band Launch tonight at... Read More

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Musical feast for mums

12 May 2016

TEN WOMEN and a father who plays the role of mother were treated to an evening of dance, comedy, song, drama and heaps of fun at the 16th Mum, This One’s For You show last Sunday. The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre was packed on Mother’s Day for the show, which began... Read More

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Bim Literary Festival and book fair starts on Thursday

10 May 2016

WITHIN A FEW days, members of the public will be exposed to great Caribbean writing when the 2016 Bim Literary Festival and Book Fair is held in Bridgetown. Fifty Years of Independence is the theme of the festival, which will take place from Thursday, May 12, to... Read More

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Students bring the house down

10 May 2016

TWO TOPICS, different treatments, but the same result – the audience loved them. They were understandably impressed with the theatrical and dance presentations by Yannick Hooper and Renee Plenty and showed their appreciation with loud, spontaneous applause during... Read More

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Prince Harry wants privacy

09 May 2016

ORLANDO – Britain’s Prince Harry criticised what he called an “incessant need” of the media to delve into his private life, saying he would work hard to protect the line dividing his public and personal life. Saying “everyone has a right to privacy”, Harry, who is... Read More

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Arsenio Hall suing Sinead O’Connor

07 May 2016

NEW YORK – Comedian Arsenio Hall has filed a defamation lawsuit against the singer Sinead O’Connor, who accused him of supplying drugs to music legend Prince, whose death on April 21 has prompted speculation about an overdose. The $5 million lawsuit, filed on Thursday... Read More

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Robert Riley to host Rum & Rhythm

07 May 2016

BRIDGETOWN – Film and stage actor Robert Riley has been confirmed for Caribbean Week New York, a series of tourism trade and consumer events organised by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) to showcase the region in one of its most important markets. Riley,... Read More

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Eye candy for the north

07 May 2016

From the closed hall of the Alexandra School, a clamour quite unlike any other reverberated off the walls of the Speightstown establishment on the last Saturday of April, as patrons cheered their approval for this year’s sexy creations by designer and owner of C-Gees... Read More

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