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Younger entrants for Junior Monarch competitions

21 May 2017

THE WORKSHOPS HAVE ENDED, the preliminaries recently concluded and semi-finalists chosen – all this is certainly an indication that the 2017 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch programme in association with IGM Stage Lighting is well underway. Every year just prior... Read More

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Up to $5 000 to play mas

21 May 2017

IF YOU ARE “kraving” a quality Crop Over experience, look to spend thousands of dollars. But the reason for that, says Avery Hackett, bandleader of Krave The Band, all boils down to quality, craftsmanship and unique designs. It is also about the entire experience.... Read More

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All Stars ready for festival season

20 May 2017

CAVE SHEPHERD ALL STARS is moving ahead with confidence this year as they try to keep the calypso crown on their heads. Last year they copped the monarchy with Aziza who will be leading the other 14 calypsonians as the tent opens May 27 at Almond Resort in St Peter.... Read More

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Rihanna loves Chopard with new jewellery collection

20 May 2017

RIHANNA MADE HER first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday night and also debuted some pieces from her jewellery collaboration with Chopard. Rihanna has teamed with Caroline Scheufele, Chopard's co-president and creative director, to produce a collection... Read More

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Six siblings designated heirs to Prince’s estate

20 May 2017

A MINNESOTA JUDGE has ruled that six siblings of pop music superstar Prince are the heirs to his vast estate, more than a year after his death from an accidental drug overdose, according to court documents released on Friday. Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, and his... Read More

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Mega Cavalcade on in Checker Hall

19 May 2017

IF YOU ARE still home, you have time to head down to Checker Hall, St Lucy. On right now is the Mega Cavalcade put on by the National Cultural Foundation and HOTT 95.3 FM. So far it isn't mega in terms of the crowd but the performing list was mega in terms of artistes... Read More

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Reggae singer Frankie Paul is dead

19 May 2017

KINGSTON – Jamaican Reggae artiste Frankie Paul died at the University Hospital of West Indies (UHWI) last night. Paul was born in 1965. He was 52 years old. According to his sister, Trish Clarke, he died shortly after 10 p.m. He had been suffering from kidney problems... Read More

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Local, regional products for Carifesta

19 May 2017

OVER 3 000 participants are expected in Barbados for CARIFESTA 13 being hosted from Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 27. And the National Cultural Foundation has reported widespread interest in the premier Caribbean cultural festival and appealed to Barbadians... Read More

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Betty welcomes the world

19 May 2017

GRAND KADOOMENT bandleader, designer and masquerader Betty West is inviting visitors to Barbados for Crop Over. And everyone is invited to be part of her 400-strong Grand Kadooment band called Welcome To My Island. West, known for her sexy yet tastefully laid... Read More

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Suicide suspected in death of Soundgarden singer

19 May 2017

SOUNDGARDEN FRONTMAN Chris Cornell has died unexpectedly at 52, his publicist said on Thursday, and police in Detroit said they are treating the death as a possible suicide. Seattle-born Cornell was found dead in the bathroom of his hotel in Detroit on Wednesday... Read More

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Cosby says he will not testify at his sexual assault trial

17 May 2017

NEW YORK – Comedian Bill Cosby does not plan to testify in his defence at his sexual assault trial in June, he said yesterday in his first extended public comments in two years. The 79-year-old told Sirius-XM radio host Michael Smerconish that the dozens of women... Read More

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Rare Harry Potter piece stolen

15 May 2017

BIRMINGHAM – A rare Harry Potter prequel handwritten by author J.K. Rowling on a postcard has been stolen during a burglary in central England, police said on Friday as they appealed for help from fans of the wizard across the world. The 800-word story, set three... Read More

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Rice: Cave Shepherd All Stars ready

15 May 2017

LAST YEAR’s Pic-O-De-Crop queen, a four-time calypso monarch and a wealth of young talent from the junior competition will take the stage when Cave Shepherd All Stars pitches its tent on May 27. Tent manager Eleanor Rice revealed the line-up to the DAILY NATION after... Read More

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Crop Over City brings fresh vibes

14 May 2017

WITH THE anticipated return of Starcom Network Inc. to home-base on River Road in the coming weeks, the leading network of radio stations in Barbados has launched Crop Over City. The network has positioned three of its four radio stations as the unofficial home of... Read More

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Boone Isaacs steps down as Oscars chief

13 May 2017

THE DEPARTING PRESIDENT of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organises the Oscars, said yesterday she is also stepping down from the board of governors. The announcement by Cheryl Boone Isaacs that she is not seeking re-election to the board... Read More

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King Arthur director: Beckham great on screen

12 May 2017

DAVID BECKHAM has received some scathing reviews in the British press for his cameo in the film King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, but director Guy Ritchie has given the former soccer star the thumbs up for his performance. “I love him and I think he’s great on screen.... Read More

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Aura fah Crop Over

12 May 2017

PEOPLE HAVE DEFINITELY caught on to The Dream Catcher. Days after Aura Experience launched their costumes at Sandalwood Estate, Hothersal Turning, St Michael, sections have already been sold out. Hundreds of patrons braved the rain on Sunday night to attend the... Read More

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Rappers raking in the dough

11 May 2017

NEW YORK - Jay Z’s fortunes jumped 30 percent last year to give him an estimated net worth of $810 million, but it was not enough to dethrone Sean Diddy Combs from the top of Forbes annual list on Wednesday of the world's wealthiest hip hop artists. Combs retained... Read More

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MR BLOOD ready to ‘up de ting’

11 May 2017

DE BIG SHOW has gotten bigger this year. Added to the roster of heavyweights of former monarchs and finalists in major competitions is veteran kaisoman MR BLOOD. He joins RPB, TC, Natahlee, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles, Serenader, Classic, Pompey, Marvay, Edwin, AC,... Read More

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No pressure for ‘Browne star’

09 May 2017

EMARI ‘BROWNE STAR’ BROWNE was under no pressure defending his crown when he came up against eight challengers in the Blackman and Gollop Primary School calypso competition last Saturday. Eleven-year-old Browne held on to the monarchy with his rendition of Don’t... Read More

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Vogue editor Anna Wintour made a dame

07 May 2017

LONDON – Anna Wintour, the British-born editor of US Vogue, was made a dame by Queen Elizabeth on Friday for services to fashion and journalism. Wintour, 67, has been at the helm of the magazine for almost 30 years, a reign that has made her one of the most influential... Read More

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