Linkin Park frontman found dead in apparent suicide

21 July 2017

LOS ANGELES – Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday of apparent suicide a week before the California alt-rock band was due to embark on a U.S. tour. Bennington, 41, known for his powerful, belting vocals, died at his Palos... Read More


Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October

19 July 2017

The Hogwarts universe is set to expand by an additional two new Harry Potter books, published in conjunction with a British Library event, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the magical series. The library exhibition titled, A History of Magic, featuring the... Read More


Pan and more at Pan Pun De Sand

18 July 2017

There was more than plenty pan on Brandon Beach on Sunday to cap the three-day pan events put on by the National Cultural Foundation. Read More


Lil Rick, TC out first at Soca Royale

17 July 2017

LIL RICK AND TC will be first out the blocks in their respective competitions when the MQI/98.1 the One Soca Royale in association with Jet Blue comes off on July 30. The battles take place at the Bushy Park Racing Circuit in St Philip. The finalists or their... Read More


Smokey Burke to lead off semis

15 July 2017

VETERAN CALYPSONIAN Smokey Burke of Super Gladiators will set the tone at the semi-finals of the 2017 Courtesy Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop calypso competition. The draw was conducted on Saturday at the National Cultural Foundation’s West Terrace, St James, headquarters.... Read More



15 July 2017

THERE WILL BE A ding-dong battle at Kensington Oval Friday as 18 semi-finalists vie for one of the nine spots in the Courtesy/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Finals. The line up, announced yesterday morning around 1:40 at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, includes four former... Read More


Jazzy Journey

15 July 2017

BARBADIAN INTERNATIONAL SOUL-JAZZ saxophonist Elan Trotman is bringing his Jazz Excursion to Barbados for the fourth time. The October 6 to 8 Elan Trotman’s Barbados Jazz Excursion and Golf Tournament is a flourishing music festival and benefit golf tournament which... Read More


Only a few shine at All Stars

15 July 2017

IT WAS A GOOD but long night of entertainment when Cave Shepherd All Stars pitched their tent Thursday night at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre before a massive audience. With All Stars being the last calypso tent to face the Pic-O-De-Crop preliminary judging... Read More


Stage Set For Pan

15 July 2017

THOUSANDS are expected to converge at Brandons Beach for Massy Pan Pun De Sand tomorrow evening. After a night at First Citizen’s Pan Fusion on the lawns of Ilaro Court last night, patrons who missed it can head to Speightstown tonight for more pan action at Speightstown... Read More


Password sharing affecting streaming revenue

14 July 2017

MORE THAN ONE-FIFTH of young adults who stream shows like Game of Thrones or Stranger Things borrow passwords from people who do not live with them, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, a finding that suggests media companies are missing out on significant revenue as... Read More


7 each from De Big Show, House of Soca for calypso semis

14 July 2017

DE BIG SHOW and House of Soca grabbed the lion’s share of semi-finalists for this year’s National Cultural Foundation (NCF) Pic-O-De-Crop Calypso Competition. After an hour of deliberation, communications specialist Simone Codrington made the announcement early Friday... Read More


Four designers have shot at car

14 July 2017

ONLY FOUR DESIGNERS are in with a shot at winning that prize of a new car at stake for Kadooment masqueraders in this year’s Crop Over competition. The car, a Mazda 2 valued at $68 000, is being offered by the National Cultural Foundation and MQI to the Best Festival... Read More


Festival blues for some juniors

14 July 2017

A NUMBER of youngsters would love to participate in the Scotiabank Junior Monarch competition but sometimes find themselves without songs. That’s because of broken promises by some songwriters, including teachers. This situation often leaves the children broken and... Read More


Solid six in the House

14 July 2017

IF I WERE ON THE Pic O’ De Crop judging panel, Observer, Billboard, Amazing Dre, Ms Sammy G, Sir Ruel, AC would be among those calypsonians from the C.O. Williams House of Soca tent heading to the semi-finals based on their performances on Wednesday night. However,... Read More


Jay-Z goes platinum, missing from Billboard

13 July 2017

LOS ANGELES – Jay Z’s latest album 4:44 may already be certified platinum but it was noticeably absent from Monday’s Billboard 200 album chart because the rapper’s own streaming platform Tidal did not report numbers to Nielsen Music. The album, on which the Jay Z... Read More


No cheap talk

13 July 2017

REAL TALK ABOUT REAL ISSUES made the Crop Over Read-IN! really good. The event throws the spotlight on the literary arts and gives the audience a first-hand listen to the artistes’ thoughts and feelings on issues such as gender, patriotism, love, ZR blues, respect,... Read More


All Saints Nursery show a hit

13 July 2017

HUNDREDS OF eager children, their parents and the curious flocked to All Saints Primary School pasture in St Peter last Saturday to see the tots from the nursery school put on a fun-filled circus show. Under the theme Take Me To The Circus, the six classes depicted... Read More


Edwin steals De Big Show

11 July 2017

The talented and versatile Edwin Yearwood put in two strong performances on Sunday night when the First Citizens/Digicel Big Show faced the judges at the Sea Rocks Dome in Maxwell, Christ Church. Read More


Lady Nica shines among junior calypsonians

11 July 2017

LADY NICA may be a newcomer to the Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch stage, but the 17-year-old performed like a veteran during the semi-finals on Sunday night. The final performer in the 13-18 category and the last one to face the judges at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford... Read More


Finalists picked for Junior Monarch showdown

10 July 2017

FOUR NEWCOMERS are among the seven finalists in the 7-12 age category of the Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch contest. KCB, Master Kei, Mhizz Kibabba and De Rock have advanced to the finals along with Mighty Ballerina, Browne Star and Hannah Glow. Browne Star... Read More


Edwin will face Pic O De Crop judges tonight

09 July 2017

WHEN THE National Cultural Foundation (NCF) Pic O De Crop judges head to Sea Rocks Dome to the First Citizens Digicel Big Show tent tonight, The General will be there. The island’s lone NCF triple-crown winner in a single year will be going after a pick to become... Read More





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