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    April 21

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Cavalcades end with a bang

17 June 2010

NEW Crop-Over band Soka Kartel set the stage on fire last Saturday night at the National Stadium car park with a performance that was unrivalled at any festival locale so far. Read More

'Not much heard of Gladiators'

17 June 2010

TENT MANAGER of the Kingdom Of The Super Gladiators Calypso Tent, Roy Byer, has charged that over the years "Gladiators [music] has been denied airtime"  by local radio stations. The charge was made during a Press conference which launched Kingdom Of The Super Gladiators... Read More


Ri-Ri's home

17 June 2010

FRESH FROM a successful whirlwind tour of Europe, local superstar Rihanna came home for a little rest and relaxation yesterday.Roving NATION photographer Sandy Pitt was on the spot as Rihanna greeted her mother Monica Fenty with a hug at Grantley Adams International... Read More


Smokey and George receive benefit funds

17 June 2010

THE ENTERTAINMENT fraternity has delivered to colleagues George Jones and Smokey Burke. Read More


Stray Cats' tail up

16 June 2010

BABYFACE, Ears and The Tryer. Of the 16 acts on stage for the Stray Cats calypso tent opening at Crane Palms, Crane, St Philip, Sunday night, the previously mentioned three are good enough to get the judges’ full attention come judging night later this month. Read More


16 June 2010

THE NATIONAL CULTURAL FOUNDATION (NCF) is taking steps to stop any possible leaks this year.An alleged leak of a list of the 18 semi-finalists for last year’s Pic-O-De-Crop competition marred festivities, and forced the NCF to investigate whether the judging process... Read More

Plan to use star to promote Barbados

16 June 2010

GOVERNMENT is in discussion with the handlers of pop star Rihanna for further use of her talents to promote and advertise Barbados.This was disclosed yesterday by Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy who said promotional efforts would not be limited to Rihanna, but would... Read More

Sandiford's Great Moves on shelves

16 June 2010

LOCAL AWARD-WINNING writer, Robert Edison Sandiford, has a new graphic novel on the shelves. Read More


Gabriel's grads told to keep it real

15 June 2010

GRADUATES of St Gabriel’s School were yesterday advised to use real-life examples of people they knew or whom they had read about to inspire them to succeed. Read More


Ready for the road

15 June 2010

THE SPECTACLE of the traditional street parade is back in this year’s BNB Crop-Over Heritage Gala And Ceremonial Delivery Of The Last Canes after a one-year break. Read More

Rihanna to get Apes Hill land OK

15 June 2010

by ALBERT BRANDFORD BARBADIAN international pop star Rihanna is being given a plot of land by Government at the upscale Apes Hill Development in St James.A resolution to vest the 2 635 square-metre parcel of land in the superstar, under her given name – Robyn Rihanna... Read More

Sponsors staying with partners

14 June 2010

CROP-OVER EVENTS have a better chance of receiving sponsorship if their promoters have long- standing relationships with potential sponsors. Read More

Junior Monarch semis July 11

13 June 2010

TEN NEWCOMERS are among the list of names announced for the semi-finals of the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Calypso Competition on July 11 Read More

Singer taken to court

12 June 2010

INFORMATION from sources close to the Real Deal Production camp indicates that legal proceedings have begun against Keith Anthony B Blair and his booking agent Reggae Starz. The source, who prefers to remain anonymous because the matter is still sub judice, has said... Read More


Queens of the stage

12 June 2010

STAGE VERSUS SCREEN. That has always been the battle in the performing world since the dawn of film. Is it better to watch a performance on the screen where you can record and re-watch every detail? Or is it better to see it on the stage and enjoy the performance live?... Read More

Chris Brown denied British visa

09 June 2010

LONDON – American singer Chris Brown has been forced to postpone his British tour after being denied a visa to enter the country, it has been confirmed.Brown was refused permission on the grounds of being guilty of a serious criminal offence, the Home Office said.He... Read More

Party Bus ready to roll

05 June 2010

WATCH OUT, PARTY ANIMALS, a specially outfitted Party Bus could be pulling in at a venue near you this Crop-Over season. The colourful vehicle was dressed up by the extended family at Freekz Customz and 12 Volt Auto in Sargeants Village, Christ Church. Work started... Read More

Bands asking for VAT ease

05 June 2010

A WAIVER of the Value Added Tax (VAT) for the next few years or until the economy bounces back would be ideal for the festival bands' survival in Crop-Over, said president of the Barbados Association of Masqueraders Roger Millar. He was responding to the decision to... Read More

Contact, krosfyah part ways

05 June 2010

THE 15-YEAR LINK between the Contact Crop-Over band and soca band krosfyah has been disconnected. Leader of the LIME-sponsored band, Anthony Layne, told the SATURDAY SUN there was no issue between the two parties. "Contact and krosfyah still have an excellent relationship.... Read More

Golden Girl Blanche dies

04 June 2010

NEW YORK - Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually-liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series Golden Girls, has died. She was 76. Her manager, Barbara Lawrence, said McClanahan died Thursday at New York-Presbyterian... Read More


Brewsters the place to be

02 June 2010

The smell of Crop-Over is in the air. Out of the blocks early was the Brewsters Road Crew, with their pre-Crop-Over limes at Pelican Village, Princess Alice Highway,  St Michael. Read More


Did you expect more guns to be turned in during the amnesty?