Pure Bacchanal

31 July 2015

THOUSANDS SHOWED overwhelming support for Bacchanal Time and MADD Entertainment Wednesday night when they staged their 20th anniversary show. Read More


Action-packed weekend

31 July 2015

SOLD OUT! The week started with the news that all the fetes are sold out. Now add airline seats and rental cars to the equation. Read More


VIDEO: Highlights Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch

30 July 2015

HIGHLIGHTS from the finals of the Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch 2015. In order of appearance: 8-12: Dynamo, A@lee-aah, Starburst, Sarai, Ranaan, Browne Star, KeKe Boo, Liana and Star Diamond. 13-18: Nubian Queen, Raheem, Ah-Dee-Lah, Lady Tii, Sparkle T, De Overcomer,... Read More


VIDEO: Pic-O-De-Crop Finalists

30 July 2015

HIGHLIGHTS from the semi-finals of the MQI Pic-O-De-Crop calypso competition held recently at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. Read More


VIDEO: Edwin Yearwood

29 July 2015

ENTERTAINER Edwin Yearwood sat down recently with The Nation's Operations Editor Toni Yarde for a candid interview. He spoke about the challenges and triumphs of being in entertainment; how it has changes him and the possibility that he might be back in the Pic-O-De-Crop... Read More


Sexual-assault accuser says Cosby didn't realise she was gay

29 July 2015

LOS ANGELES – The woman battling Bill Cosby to make public a 2006 settlement of her sexual-assault complaint against him said in court documents on Tuesday that she is a lesbian, despite his sworn assertions that their encounter was consensual and he has a knack for... Read More


Autopsy sheds little light on bathtub mystery

28 July 2015

ATLANTA - An initial autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown on Monday found no significant injuries and no obvious underlying cause of death for the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, who died on Sunday after sustaining irreversible brain damage in January. Read More


Ram, Edwin rule

27 July 2015

ALL AH WE! Peter Ram came to the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park yesterday wuk-up ready and from around 10:35 p.m., a certain bounce and a “hey, hey” started in the audience and worked its way across the entire venue. Read More


Soca Frenzy at the Park

27 July 2015

SPONTANEOUS. It is the single word to describe how the massive crowd, sandwiched between the tents and the stage, responded to the second last performer in last night’s Sweet Soca competition. Read More



27 July 2015

IT WAS FIVE MINUTES of pure, unbridled “Ram-demonium”. Strangers on the left and right were jumping and chanting long before Peter Ram’s name was called. And by the time he crossed the stage around 10:35 p.m., Bushy Park was inundated with chants of “hey! hey! hey!... Read More


Soca Dreams get patrons on a high

27 July 2015

SOCA DREAMS got patrons higher than cloud nine, as some of Crop Over’s sweetest acts set the stage for the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale. The segment, which ran for just about half-hour after a delayed start due to technical difficulties, had the growing crowd rocking... Read More


Lashley: Night-time event a hit with crowd

27 July 2015

THE LEVEL OF PRESENTATIONS at this year’s MQI/98.1 FM Soca Royale were enhanced by all the performances taking place in the night, said Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley. Read More


Bobbi Kristina dead at 22

26 July 2015

ATLANTA – Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday at the age of 22, some six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in an incident at her suburban Atlanta home, the Entertainment Tonight website ETonline reported,... Read More


Soca battle on tonight

26 July 2015

WILL BIGGIE IRE become the third person to win back-to-back titles at the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale? Having moved up from the reserve position to replace 2014 Party Monarch Gorg who is ill, does Kirk Brown have what it takes to win or finish in the top four? Read More


VIDEO: Hypasounds

26 July 2015

Damian Etienne, stage name Hypasounds is going after the double at Soca Royale this weekend. For him, this is all about the fans, who have shown their loyalty from the time he was a DJ back in 1999. Read More


Junior Kadooment 2015 results

26 July 2015

RESULTS from the 2015 Junior Kadooment Parade of the Bands. Read More


Fetes sold out despite tough economic times

26 July 2015

AS BARBADOS wrestles with one the harshest economic periods in its post-Independence history, some Crop Over parties are already sold out ahead of this week’s last lap of fetes and parties. Feters are paying sometimes more than $200 to attend premium all-inclusive... Read More


Riots, freedom and change

26 July 2015

THE SOUNDS of resistance rang out loudly, reverberating around the Frank Collymore Hall on Friday night. It was the Echoes Of Change!, those provocative and introspective moments which perhaps resonate Read More


Junior Kadooment ‘a big success’

26 July 2015

WHILE THIS year’s Junior Kadooment got off to a shaky start, it was hailed as a major success. In association with Cave Shepherd and the Barbados Lumber Company, the proceedings were scheduled to begin shortly after 9 a.m. but by that time, both patrons and designers... Read More


Junior Kadooment a success

25 July 2015

THE NEW FEATURES of Junior Kadooment have paid off. National Cultural Foundation’s festival and event planner, Stacia Bryan reported a successful event, with only one band of the scheduled 18 being a no-show. Read More


Junior Kadooment a parade of colour

25 July 2015

EIGHTEEN BANDS are scheduled to face the judges at this year’s Junior Kadooment. Heavy showers threatened the proceedings at the National Stadium, but could not stop the party. Led by Charlie the Crime Stopper and followed by the impressive Kings and Queens of the bands,... Read More




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