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Schools’ talent reaches high note

21 March 2017

THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE of talent – and support – at the annual Schools’ Music Festival held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Sunday. The Ministry of Education might have to think of a larger venue in future as there was insufficient seating for the hundreds... Read More

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Good show at Parkinson

20 March 2017

AKEM DAS and Tyesha Drakes were the winners in Parkinson Memorial Secondary School’s second annual pageant Saturday night before a large audience. In the show themed Legacy, 50 Years A Bajan, they seemed very relaxed on stage as they faced the panel of five judges... Read More

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Chuck Berry dies at age 90

18 March 2017

CHUCK BERRY, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock'n'roll as one of its most influential guitarists and the creator of raucous anthems that defined its early sound and heartbeat, died on Saturday at his Missouri home. He was 90. Police in St Charles County,... Read More

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Changes to Monopoly board

18 March 2017

SEATTLE – If you have ever wanted to rampage through a game of Monopoly like a dinosaur, you’re in luck. The popular U.S. board game is changing out three of its playing tokens, swapping in a penguin, T-Rex and rubber ducky in for the thimble, wheelbarrow and boot,... Read More

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ST MICHAEL’S GEMS

17 March 2017

KAVEH HOLDER AND AMAYA HOWARD are the gems of The St Michael School. Saturday night before a large audience, the duo captured the titles of Mr and Miss St Michael School Model Search 2017 after a keen contest that saw six boys and six girls walk the runway. From the... Read More

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Trump hits back at Snoop Dogg 'assassination' video

15 March 2017

UNITED STATES President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked a music video in which rapper Snoop Dogg points a fake gun at a clown-like Trump figure. "Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President... Read More

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Sheeran on top Billboard with new releases

15 March 2017

ED SHEERAN stormed the U.S. charts on Monday, taking the top spot on the Billboard 200 with his new album Divide and also topping the digital songs chart with lead single Shape of You. The British singer-songwriter sold an overwhelming 451 000 units of Divide in... Read More

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CARIFESTA XIII logo ready for use

14 March 2017

BRIDGETOWN – Barbadian artistes can now apply to produce items for sale using the CARIFESTA XIII logo. Local registered artistes desirous of producing indigenous items for the Festival can now do so, free of charge, if they apply to the CARIFESTA Secretariat via... Read More

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St Leonard’s Boys’ leaving print in film

10 March 2017

THE ST Leonard’s Boys School is making strides in the local film industry. Recently the school screened its first full-feature film at the Barbados Public Worker’s Cooperative Credit Union, Belmont Road, St Michael, and the cast members, who are past students, were... Read More

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HBO turning election campaign into miniseries

10 March 2017

CABLE CHANNEL HBO said on Thursday it is planning a dramatised TV miniseries about the extraordinary 2016 U.S. presidential, one of the first of several such projects being discussed in Hollywood. No casting, title or broadcast date was announced for the HBO project,... Read More

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Portman gives birth to second child

05 March 2017

LOS ANGELES – Actress Natalie Portman had a great reason for missing last Sunday’s Oscar ceremony. She gave birth to her second child last week but kept the new arrival quiet in the days leading up to the Academy Awards show. Portman, 35, gave birth to daughter... Read More

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Schwarzenegger leaving Celebrity Apprentice

04 March 2017

LOS ANGELES – Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Friday he will not be back for another season of NBC’s reality show The Celebrity Apprentice, blaming U.S. President Donald Trump’s ongoing role as executive producer for low ratings. Action movie star Schwarzenegger took... Read More

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Funding Flow-ing for Bajan film-maker

04 March 2017

MENELIK SHABAZZ, a Barbados Jubilee Honour recipient and noted film-maker, has been named among three Caribbean film producers who will be developing pilots for their original TV series projects, via funding from Flow and Caribbean Tales Media Group. Born in St John,... Read More

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AJA brings De Apology

03 March 2017

“BUSSA, YUH WAS betrayed by de enslaved of Mount Wilton Plantation, who acted against de 1816 Rebellion. Dem was rewarded wid money fuh dem actions, and use it to purchase lan’ to create de first free black village in Barbados at Rock Hall, St Thomas. As uh descendant... Read More

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Website to promote island as film spot

02 March 2017

THE BARBADOS Film Commission’s website is being seen as another landmark in the development of the cultural industries sector in Barbados. This is the view of Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley as he applauded those involved in its creation when the website – www.barbadosfilmcommission.org... Read More

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Betty catches the eye again

01 March 2017

FASHION ICON Betty West is back with an eye-catcher. Known for her daring fashion narratives, West will again bring a bit of tease to the stage when she introduces a cast of 21 young, dynamic models in Eye Catcher 11, a dance fashion cabaret at the Hilton Barbados... Read More

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Rihanna receives Harvard Humanitarian Award

01 March 2017

THE HARVARD FOUNDATION for Intercultural and Race Relations honoured Barbadian Rihanna with the 2017 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award. In a ceremony held Tuesday, Rihanna thanked the university for the honour and delivered an inspiring speech. She challenged... Read More

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Moonlight wins Best Picture Award

27 February 2017

LOS ANGELES – Moonlight won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, beating favourite La La Land for the movie industry’s most prestigious award. But in a highly unusual mishap, presenter Warren Beatty first, mistakenly initially announced that musical La La Land had... Read More

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Bill Paxton dies

26 February 2017

AMERICAN ACTOR BILL PAXTON, who rose to stardom with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as Aliens and Titanic, has died at age 61 after complications from surgery, his family said in a statement on Sunday. Paxton, who appeared in dozens of films over some four... Read More

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VIDEO: Holetown Festival Parade 2017

26 February 2017

Highlights from the Holetown Festival Street Parade 2017. Read More

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Needed more love, poetry and songs

25 February 2017

NINETEEN entertainers painted the Drill Hall Range red and white at Love Poetry and Song last weekend. The soulful singing of calypsonians Biggie Irie, the nostalgia of MrBlood and the skill of steel band Mosaic stood out and stole the hearts of everyone. The... Read More

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