Film, video in NIFCA spotlight

25 November 2015

THE CRITIQUES were few and easily outstripped by commendations from those who attended the screening of the 2015 NIFCA award-winning films and videos. Pleased with the talent displayed, the audience at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed on Friday night told directors and... Read More


NIFCA’s choice performers thrill

25 November 2015

THIS YEAR’S SEASON OF EXCELLENCE concluded in fine fashion at the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Gala at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex on Sunday night. The creme de la creme of this year’s offerings were on display for... Read More


Adele’s 25 sells 2.3 million in three days

24 November 2015

LOS ANGELES - British singer Adele's new album 25 has sold a record 2.3 million copies in the United States in the first three days of its release, Nielsen Music said on Monday. The monster sales for the first three days mean Adele will break the first week sales... Read More


Sweet treat for rum lovers

24 November 2015

THOSE WITH ECLETIC food palates were in heaven as the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival hosted Taste The Spirits Of Polo at the Holder’s Polo Club last Saturday. With the mood being set by DJ Kirk Brown, patrons were treated to an event that engaged all of their... Read More


Final instalment of Hunger Games below expectation

23 November 2015

LOS ANGELES – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 dominated the weekend box office. The final film in the science-fiction franchise debuted to $101 million, but even that massive figure wasn’t as big a sendoff for Katniss Everdeen and her fellow revolutionaries as... Read More


St Lucy's crown

23 November 2015

A DESTINED VICTORY! “We will be coming fast and furious,” promised 2015 St Lucy Parish Ambassador Donniko Griffith ahead of the 20th annual 2015 Spirit Of The Nation Show at the Wildey Gymnasium on Saturday night. And he and partner Doncia Cumberbatch landed at Destination... Read More


St Lucy lifts trophy

23 November 2015

AT THE END of the 2015 Spirit Of The Nation Show when the blue and gold confetti streamed down from the roof of the Wildey Gymnasium and the fireworks sparkled, it was the Parish Ambassadors for St Lucy Doncia Cumberbatch and Donniko Griffith who raised their hands... Read More


Mix of Bajan, world cuisine 'a recipe for success'

22 November 2015

INTERNATIONAL CHEF Marcus Samuelsson says he is happy with what he termed “the progress of Bajan cuisine”. “I watch how the culinary scene on the island keeps evolving and it’s still centred around the local experience but it’s also getting to a higher-end level and... Read More


Fairytale characters ‘alive’

22 November 2015

AN EXPLOSION OF COLOURS filled the streets of Bridgetown yesterday, during Courts 50th anniversary parade. Standing shoulder to shoulder along the route from Queen’s Park to Courts headquarters on St George Street, hundreds had their eyes glued to the festively adorned... Read More


St Lucy the best of eleven

21 November 2015

TONIGHT WHEN THE confetti fell and the pyrotechnics erupted at the 2015 Spirit of the Nation Show, it was the Parish Ambassadors for St Lucy, Doncia Cumberbatch and Donniko Griffith who reigned supreme. Under the theme Destination Tourism, the northerners walked... Read More


Garden of food delights

21 November 2015

OISTINS WAS BUSTLING with activity on Thursday night. Hundreds of locals and visitors packed in front of the stage in Oistins Bay Garden for the launch of the 2015 Barbados Food Wine and Rum Festival. The deejay music and live performances from the Pompesetteers... Read More


Weekend Buzz November 20, 2015

20 November 2015

In the Weekend Buzz: See highlights from the Honey Jam Concert, BCSI Sunset Concert, Harmony Fashion Show and Barbados Food Wine & Rum Festival. Read More


Hundreds enjoy food, wine and rum

20 November 2015

THE 2015 BARBADOS Food, Wine and Rum Festival got off to an exciting start in Oistins last night. Under the watchful eyes of hundreds of locals and visitors and international and Bajan media, renowned international chef Marcus Samuelsson, homegrown chefs Henderson... Read More


Too sweet a treat

20 November 2015

THERE was honey aplenty. And much like there are over 300 types of nectar sources from which bees cultivate their honey, the 16 ladies of the Honey Jam Barbados 2015 concert brought the vocal variety and did not hold back on the sweetness. From a gospel rendition... Read More


Sheen paid out $10m over HIV

17 November 2015

HOLLYWOOD – Charlie Sheen, former star of the hit US television comedy Two And A Half Men, said yesterday he was diagnosed HIV-positive four years ago and had been extorted for more than US$10 million to keep the information quiet. Sheen, 50, told NBC’s Today TV... Read More


Celebs turn chefs

15 November 2015

Celebrities came out in their numbers at the Wildey Gymnasium yesterday but instead of singing or dancing, they served up their best dishes. This was all a part of the Roberts NIFCA Culinary Arts Arena And Marketplace in association with Caribbean Cuizine. Some... Read More


Friends pay tribute to Reggie Cave

14 November 2015

HE MIGHT not have had the send-off with colour and celebration with which he was associated in life at his interment, but a memorial service held for the late Reginald Cave had its fair share of praise and music at the St Michael's Cathedral, St Michael’s Row earlier... Read More


Weekend Buzz November 13, 2015

13 November 2015

In the Weekend Buzz: Catch Romaro Greaves on the sax at Crane Resort. See the designs which rocked the runway at Ocean Style Fashion Showcase. Take a look back at the Banks Calendar Girl semi-finals. Read More


High praise for storytellers

13 November 2015

THE NATIONAL Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2015 has been yet another successful year for literary arts in Barbados. And in spite torrential showers last Thursday night, several people journeyed to the Grand Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, to celebrate... Read More


Not one kaiso

11 November 2015

REIGNING CALYPSO KING Classic will not be getting in bed with anyone who is suggesting that calypsonians sing one song in the Pic-O-De-Crop finals. He also rubbished the decision as one that will lower the bar of the calypso artform and chided calypsonians who endorse... Read More


Cherece nails it

10 November 2015

WHAT A DIFFERENCE a year makes! Last year, Cherece Richards stood on stage at Hilton Barbados with tears in her eyes. She had to settle for fourth place in the Richard Stoute Teen Talent final. On Sunday night she was once again on the same stage, but this time... Read More




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