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Bajan night a blast

16 February 2017

IT DIDN’T MATTER THE AGE, nationality or religion, the crowd which packed the environs at Surfside Restaurant & Bar in Holetown on Monday night had a great time. They danced, sang, laughed and cheered as the sweet sounds of local music pervaded the historic St James... Read More

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Emergency call leaked

14 February 2017

LONDON – The family of George Michael is “extremely upset” that a recording of an emergency call about the singer on the day he died at his southern England home was leaked to the press, lawyers said. “George’s family and friends are extremely upset and truly appalled... Read More

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No Grammys for Riri

13 February 2017

BARBADIAN ENTERTAINER Rihanna did not win any Grammy Awards last night in Los Angeles. Rihanna was nominated for eight awards, but came up short in each category on a night which belonged to Adele and Beyonce. She was nominated for Record of The Year for Work,... Read More

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Adele sweeps Grammy awards in upset victory over Beyonce 

13 February 2017

LOS ANGELES - Adele swept the Grammy Awards on Sunday, taking home statuettes for the top prizes - album, record and song of the year - in a shock, history-making victory over Beyonce on a night marked by political statements and emotional tributes. Adele, 28, won... Read More

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Mixed bag at Grammys

13 February 2017

LOS ANGELES – Pop superstar Beyonce, proudly caressing her pregnant belly, took the Grammys stage by storm on Sunday on a night marked by political statements, sentimental tributes and a misstep by British singer Adele. In her first public appearance since her surprise... Read More

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Al Jarreau dies days after he quits touring

12 February 2017

LOS ANGELES – Jazz and R&B singer Al Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy winner whose hits included We’re in This Love Together and Moonlighting, died on Sunday in Los Angeles at age 76, just days after announcing he was retiring from touring because of poor health. His... Read More

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Grammys on tonight

12 February 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Grammy awards are shaping up to be the ultimate showdown between pop’s two biggest female stars as Beyonce and Adele go head-to-head for song, record and album of the year on Sunday. Despite 62 total Grammy nominations and 20 awards, Beyonce, 35,... Read More

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Nephew accused of bullying Michael Jackson’s mother

11 February 2017

LOS ANGELES – Katherine Jackson, the 86-year-old mother of late pop star Michael Jackson, has won a restraining order against a nephew she accuses of bullying her, getting information on her bank accounts and other emotional abuse. Trent Lamar Jackson, a 52-year-old... Read More

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Marvay, Peter Ram in ISM finals

10 February 2017

MARVAY'S NAME IS on the lips of many in Trinidad and Tobago. The first timer has made it into the finals of the International Soca Monarch competition in the twin-island republic. Marvay was rushing to a show when contacted and manager Katrina Chandler couldn't... Read More

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Crop Over changes ‘new’ direction

10 February 2017

National Cultural Foundation (NCF) in widening the “scope” of the Crop Over brand. Addressing the audience at the Sponsors’ Launch last Friday evening at Ilaro Court, chairman of the state agency which produces the festival, Maureen Graham, said: “Last season, it... Read More

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Sugar And Rum Festival kicks off

09 February 2017

BAJAN SUGAR and rum are about to take pride of place when the first ever Sugar And Rum Festival comes off between February and April. There are 24 season events taking place between February 10 and April 1: mixology road shows, classes in Caribbean cooking with... Read More

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Mixed review of expo

07 February 2017

THERE WAS LOTS TO SEE, do, taste and learn about at the Girlfriends Expo Arts Festival held over the weekend. Yummy cocktails, delicious cupcakes and cheesecakes, loads of skin care and beauty products, beauty tips, health checks, art and an art party were there... Read More

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Lady Gaga sings message of unity

07 February 2017

HOUSTON – Standing atop the roof of Houston’s NRG Stadium with drones illuminating an American flag in the night sky behind her, Lady Gaga kicked off her Super Bowl half-time set on Sunday by singing God Bless America as a subtle message of inclusion and unity in a... Read More

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Good showing by Bajans

06 February 2017

BARBADIAN ARTISTES represented well last night at the semi-finals of the International Soca Monarch in Trinidad. The more than four-hour long show saw five Bajans coming to the stage with dancers as props for their songs. Out first at No. 10 was debutant Marvay... Read More

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Lady Gaga promises unforgettable Super Bowl show

05 February 2017

HOUSTON – Lady Gaga revealed few details on Thursday of what viewers can expect from her much anticipated Super Bowl half-time show, but the outspoken singer assured she would remain true to her beliefs and passions. An advocate for lesbian, gay and transgender rights... Read More

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Chinese and Bajans celebrate in City

05 February 2017

Xnnián kuàilè – that means Happy New Year in Chinese. Yesterday, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Barbados and the Central Bank of Barbados celebrated the beginning of the Chinese New Year at Church Village Greens in The City. Read More

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Harris proud of her performance

04 February 2017

THE MISS UNIVERSE pageant has brightened the spotlight on Barbados. That’s the word from director of media relations and PR of Miss Universe Barbados (MUB), Gaynelle Marshall. During a Press conference held at the Bougainvillea Hotel in Maxwell, Christ Church, yesterday,... Read More

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Marvay making moves

03 February 2017

BY now we all know the name and the face and Damian Marvay has no plans to slow down. In 2016, the entertainer had a hectic and successful Crop Over season. He placed second in the Sweet Soca competition and for the first time he became the People’s Monarch with... Read More

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All that Jazz

03 February 2017

A THRILLING rendition of All That Jazz, sung by Nikita and featuring the Riddim Dancers, opened the gala concert of the First Citizens Honey Jazz Barbados Festival. Choreographed by Aisha Comissiong, dancers were flying in the air while doing splits. The Honey Jazz... Read More

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Spoofs leave ‘em in stitches

31 January 2017

THERE IS ALWAYS lots to laugh at during Laff-it-Off, and this year’s production is no different. But while the skits and antics of the supertalented cast evoked much laughter in the production themed We Like It So, the underlying messages offered a dose of reality... Read More

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France wins Miss Universe

29 January 2017

MANILA – A 24-year-old woman from Paris won the Miss Universe crown in a three-hour show on Monday that focused on diversity and overcoming life struggles, besting 85 other hopefuls from all over the world. Iris Mittenaere, who is pursuing a degree in dental surgery,... Read More

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