Brancker and Band nail it at Naniki

17 January 2017

WHEN YOU HEAR NAMES such as Gabby, Grynner, RPB, Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood and Trinidadian David Rudder on one stage, it would be fitting to believe they were the stars of the show. Well, that was certainly not the case Sunday night at Fusion In The Hill at Ilaro... Read More


A night of one love for all

15 January 2017

THE MUSIC of the Caribbean echoed around the grounds of Ilaro Court for the third night of the Naniki Music Festival. Homegrown talent shared the stage with regional acts from Jamaica and Antigua but it was all One Love. Third World was the headliner and brought... Read More


Nation Update: Machel Montano receives Barbadian Film Festival honour

14 January 2017

MACHEL MONTANO, the first recipient of the Barbados Independent Film Festival Award, says we need to tell Caribbean stories in film. Read More


Film festival to boost culture

13 January 2017

THE PRESENCE OF international film producers and actors in Barbados for the Barbados Independent Film Festival should give a big boost to the island’s cultural industries. This view was expressed by the festival’s director Sir Trevor Carmichael during Wednesday night’s... Read More


Music lessons from Chrisette Michele

13 January 2017

LOCAL ARTISTES can pick the brains of Grammy Award-winning artiste Chrisette Michele. The bubbly singer has a 12-week online mentorship programme,, comprising a master class of tips on finance and business administration to get the artistes... Read More


Third World riddims

13 January 2017

THIRD WORLD HAS TOUCHED is here for the Naniki Music Festival and ready to let you feel at least 96 Degrees In The Shade. The band is no stranger to Barbados, having performed here over 12 times already, starting from 1977. While the band has seen some changing faces... Read More


Machel’s moment

13 January 2017

INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED Trinidadian soca artiste, songwriter, record producer and actor Machel Montano was the first recipient of the inaugural Barbados Independent Film Festival Digicel Award for Artistic Excellence, presented at the festival’s gala opening at the... Read More


France puts four suspects under investigation over Kardashian robbery

12 January 2017

THE PARIS PROSECUTOR has placed four people suspected of involvement in the armed robbery of United States reality television star Kim Kardashian under formal investigation, the prosecutor's office said on Thursday. A spokesman for the office said the four - aged... Read More


Private judge for Pitt/Jolie divorce

12 January 2017

ACTRESS ANGELINA JOLIE and actor Brad Pitt, one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and powerful couples, will use a private judge to keep their divorce out of the view of the public, the couple said in a statement to CNN on Monday. Jolie and Pitt reached an agreement... Read More


Sheeran releases two new singles

09 January 2017

BRITISH SINGER-SONGWRITER Ed Sheeran ended a near-two year hiatus from music by releasing two new singles, Shape of You and Castle on the Hill, on Friday. “Cause I’ve been away for a bit here’s two singles rather than one,” the 25-year-old Grammy and BRIT Award-winner... Read More


THIS MONTH LAST YEAR: January 2016 Entertainment In Review

07 January 2017

Today, NATION Online takes a look back at some of the highlights in entertainment for January 2016. BARBADIANS WELCOMED 2016 with the usual fanfare at the various parties and fetes across the island. Some opted to go to church, to the beach to watch the fireworks,... Read More


Jam still on

06 January 2017

THE GIGS for a number of Bajan entertainers have not stopped as they reap the spin-off benefits from Crop Over, which ended five months ago. For veteran entertainer Biggie Irie, the upshot is that he has been constantly on the move, having made several overseas appearances,... Read More


‘Sherlock Holmes’ related to creator

02 January 2017

WHY DOES ACTOR Benedict Cumberbatch cut such a dash as British literary detective Sherlock Holmes? That’s elementary, according to genealogy website Cumberbatch is distantly related to author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who created the brilliant but quirky... Read More


Rihanna unwinds at home

01 January 2017

THERE’S NO PLACE like home for the holidays. Superstar Rihanna knows it too, and took a break from her movie-making schedule to return to her island in the sun for the Christmas and New Year’s festivities. Read More


Carnival at Sugar Bay as new year beckons

31 December 2016

IT WAS NOT carnival like how Barbadians know it, but those ringing in the new year at Sugar Bay Barbados, Hastings, Christ Church, had a grand time. Guests seemed to be having fun among themselves, donning brightly coloured plumage and festive fedoras. The sounds... Read More


Puffy rocks Ham Jam crowd

31 December 2016

ISLAND ROOTS BROUGHT the ham while 2016 Redbull Thre3style champion DJ Puffy provided the jam for an exuberant crowd on Wednesday night at Copacabana. The Ham Jam Christmas Beach Party was Island Roots’ fresh approach to their Bad Santa Christmas party, which had... Read More


Weekend Buzz December 30, 2016

30 December 2016

In the Weekend Buzz: See just what patrons enjoyed at Seventh Heaven and the Ham and Jam Christmas Party. Listen as Alison Hinds slowed things down for a special Christmas performance. Find out where you can ring in the new year this weekend. Read More


British police say George Michael autopsy 'inconclusive', more tests needed

30 December 2016

THE CAUSE OF singer George Michael's death this week is unclear after an initial autopsy and more tests are needed, British police said on Friday. British singer Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s with Wham! and then forged a career as a successful... Read More


Third World, Chrisette Michele for Naniki

30 December 2016

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER Chrisette Michele and reggae icons Third World will hit the stage in Barbados in the new year for the Naniki Music Festival, which takes place January 11 to 15, 2017. The festival, which successfully rebranded two years ago to include a more diverse... Read More


Bajan nominees for Soca Awards

30 December 2016

A BAJAN INVASION could quite possibly set the tone for tonight’s 13th edition of the International Soca Awards in Trinidad. That’s because several Barbadian artistes have been nominated across various categories for songs and rhythms released between May 1, 2015... Read More


Bieber’s in Bim

30 December 2016

THE BIEBS IS IN TOWN. Canadian-born pop superstar Justin Bieber is in Barbados and was seen frolicking in the sea and talking to fans along a West Coast beach. The bestselling 22-year-old Baby and Sorry singer was in a jovial mood, allowing the press to freely... Read More




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