Nicki Minaj to bring family story to life in TV comedy series

29 September 2015

LOS ANGELES – Rapper Nicki Minaj is bringing the story of her New York upbringing to television with a comedy series for ABC Family. "This is one of the more unique adventures I've ever embarked on," Minaj, 32, said in a statement on Tuesday. The series is to... Read More


Daughter of late actor Paul Walker sues Porsche over fatal crash

29 September 2015

THE DAUGHTER OF late actor Paul Walker, who died in the fiery crash of a Porsche sports car in California two years ago, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the car company in Los Angeles on Monday, court records show. Meadow Walker claimed in the complaint that... Read More


Australia set to refuse visa for singer Chris Brown

27 September 2015

SYDNEY – Australia intends to refuse a visa for US singer and hip-hop star Chris Brown, a government spokesman said on Sunday, following through on a threat made last week over the singer's history of domestic violence. Brown, 26, had been due to perform at a series... Read More


Farewell scenes filmed at Screw Dock

26 September 2015

BARBADIANS WAILED while bidding farewell to relatives at the Screw Dock in The City, today. However, this was a scene scripted as part of the Panama Fever: A Caribbean Journey documentary. Read More


Tamara’s Corner

26 September 2015

SHE WAS JAZZY. She was animated. And she was in good voice. During her approximately 40-minute long performance, she navigated through several musical genres. With a reputation of being diverse, you oughta know that Tamara Marshall lived up to the hype at her first-ever... Read More


WEEKEND BUZZ: September 25, 2015

25 September 2015

WHAT’S BUZZING THIS WEEKEND: A Taste of China Mahalia's Corner featuring Tamara Marshall Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest What's On. Read More


NCF launches drive-a-thon for Dominica

25 September 2015

THE NATIONAL Cultural Foundation (NCF) will stage a drive-a-thon in aid of Caribbean neighbour Dominica which was ravaged by Tropical Storm Erika. At the launch of the event dubbed The Road to Recovery, NCF Chief Executive Officer Cranston Browne said the intention... Read More


Danny Glover for UWI forum

25 September 2015

KINGSTON – Danny Glover, celebrated American actor, film director, political activist and champion of reparatory justice, will be the guest speaker at a public forum at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, on October 5titled “Conversations with Danny Glover... Read More


Joseph Niles’ contribution not easily measured

23 September 2015

MINISTER OF CULTURE, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley paid tribute to Joseph Niles, following the passing of the Barbadian gospel artiste last Friday. “Joseph Niles excelled as one of Barbados’ most distinguished gospel singers of all time, giving a lifetime of commitment... Read More


Night of surprises at Emmys

21 September 2015

LOS ANGELES – HBO shows Game of Thrones and Veep won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards for the first time on Sunday, bringing a breath of fresh air to television's biggest night on an evening that also made history for black actresses. Jon Hamm finally snared an Emmy... Read More


‘Hollywood’ author Jackie Collins dies

20 September 2015

LOS ANGELES – Jackie Collins, the best-selling author of dozens of steamy novels who depicted the boardrooms and bedrooms of Hollywood’s power crowd, died on Saturday of breast cancer at age 77, her family said. The British-born Collins, younger sister of actress Joan... Read More


Joseph Niles passes

19 September 2015

JOSEPH NILES the patriarch of gospel music in Barbados, according to reports died last night after ailing for a number of years. Known for putting his own stamp on a number of traditional gospel songs, Niles was once the upfront man of the Consolers ... Read More


WEEKEND BUZZ September 18, 2015

18 September 2015

WHAT’S BUZZING THIS WEEKEND: Mahalia’s Corner featuring Edwin Yearwood. People’s Choice Hair Show. UWI Freshers’ Fete What's On. Read More


Edwin’s in charge

18 September 2015

THE GENERAL traded in his combat boots and soca weapons for a white suit and red sneakers. And just like he told his friends in Party Ah De Year, the 2015 Sweet Soca winning song, Mahalia’s Corner, at the Hilton Barbados, was the place to be. It was around Read More


European Film Festival gets underway

17 September 2015

DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIVES of European countries joined Barbadians representing the cultural industries for the official opening of the tenth European Film Festival at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination Wednesday night. Read More


Rave reviews for Kinky Boots musical

17 September 2015

LONDON – Kinky Boots, a musical based on a true story about a shoe factory in Northampton, has opened in London’s West End to strong reviews. The show’s theme gave most critics the opportunity to trot out plenty of puns. Read More


Reggie Cave passes away

15 September 2015

THE CULTURAL FRATERNITY is mourning the loss of one of its own. Veteran designer and school teacher Reggie Cave passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday after a long illness. Read More


Georgia crowned Miss America as Vanessa Williams gets apology

14 September 2015

ATLANTIC CITY – Georgia contestant Betty Cantrell was crowned 2016 Miss America on Sunday in a pageant that was overshadowed by events from three decades ago. Singer, actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams received a public apology from the pageant organisation... Read More


Weekend Buzz September 11, 2015

11 September 2015

WHAT’S BUZZING this week: Short Pants Social Bajan Green Reggae Roadshow Honey Jam Barbados auditions What's On ... Read More


Brian Williams to TV

11 September 2015

NEW YORK – Disgraced journalist Brian Williams will return to U.S. television on September 22 as an anchor for breaking news on cable channel MSNBC, the network said on Thursday. Williams, 56, was dropped from his job as news anchor of NBC’s flagship Nightly News programme... Read More


Sweet reggae vibes fill the air

11 September 2015

THE SWEET, positive vibes of Reggae swept across the Glebe St George, as the Bajan Green Reggae Roadshow commanded the attention of the locals last Friday night. Held in the parking lot of theSt George Parish Church, the Reggae Roadshow, reminiscent of cavalcades... Read More




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