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Lil Rick, Mikey ahead of competition

29 July 2018

Defending champion Lil Rick and former king Mikey have the edge in the Party Monarch competition part of the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale. It took some time to build here at Bushy Park, and Lil Rick finally got the crowd involved with his working of Mudda Sally.... Read More

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Party Monarch kicks off

29 July 2018

Bashment Soca finalist Rhea warmed the mike for the nine competitors in the Party Monarch segment of the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park tonight. Rhea did not perform her popular song Jiggle It, opting to go for the slower All We Need. Read More

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Pre-show gets things going

29 July 2018

If the pre-show is anything to go by, this year’s MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale was going to be something special. Some of the sweetest tunes of the Crop Over season set the stage for what is expected to be tight Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions later today... Read More

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Thousands gather for Soca Royale

29 July 2018

Thousands have gathered at Bushy Park St Philip in anticipation of the biggest night in entertainment − the 98.1 The One/MQI Soca Royale. The preshow is currently underway and some the performers include King Bubba, Marzville, and Joaquin. Read More

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Another big win for Small

28 July 2018

Kevin Small and his band Fifth Element Mas has done it again! Following today’s Junior Kadooment in association with Consolidated Finance, Fifth Element Mas under the theme Virtual Reality, was announced as Best Junior band for 2018 in a release from the National... Read More

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New monarch at Barbados Port

28 July 2018

Over the next year, Jacque Jackson Unplugged Collis will reign supreme as the 2018 Barbados Port Inc.’s calypso monarch. Delivering a solid and convincing performance of her social commentary Dey Had To Go to a large audience, she gained 98 points to cement her victory... Read More

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Lots of support for Marzville at show

28 July 2018

Some of the biggest names in entertainment rallied around entertainer Omar McQuilkin for his inaugural Welcome to Marzville. The event was held at Daiquiri Beach and slated to begin at 9 p.m. However, the show truly began around 2:30 a.m. when the Give it To Ya singer... Read More

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Kiddies Kadooment kicks off

28 July 2018

Kiddies Kadooment 2018 is underway at Kensington Oval. The Junior Kadooment and Fair in association with Consolidated Finance was scheduled to begin at 9:30 this morning, and has finally started. A moderate crowd has gathered at the new location at the cricket... Read More

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Junior revellers ready

26 July 2018

THE JUNIOR REVELLERS are raring and ready to go. With just two days until the Junior Kadooment, in association with Consolidated Finance Co. Limited, bandleaders are putting finals plans in place for their big day and are curious to see how the new venue at Kensington... Read More

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More money for artistes

26 July 2018

From this year, all finalists in the Courtesy/Mount Gay Pic O De Crop competition will receive $2 000 as a production fee. Minister of Culture John King made this surprise announcement last evening at the Crop Over sweepstakes mix and mingle held at Courtesy Garage,... Read More

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Thousands attend Tipsy

26 July 2018

Daiquiri Beach was washed in a sea of white as a crowd of nearly 5 000 patrons eagerly awaited the arrival of Bunji Garlin and the Viking Band, and Kes the Band at Tipsy All-White Beach Party held last weekend at the Pirates Cove, City location. The crowd was entertained... Read More

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Car, cash for Best Designer

26 July 2018

A NEW DESIGNER has joined the line-up to win the new car at stake in this year’s Crop Over competition. The car, a Kia, and $7 500 in cash, are being offered by the National Cultural Foundation and title sponsor Consolidated Finance for the Robert Weekes Award, popularly... Read More

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Soca On De Hill gets under way

22 July 2018

Hundreds of soca lovers are packing into the picturesque Farley Hill National Park for the annual Flow Soca On De Hill. Armed with picnic baskets, umbrellas, food and plenty of drinks to quench their thirst, patrons have come prepared for the blistering sun. Many... Read More

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Good times roll at We Ting

22 July 2018

Hundreds of partygoers made the trip to the Bushy Park racetrack in St Philip in the wee hours of Sunday morning for We Ting. The jouvert event began just after 2 a.m. and finished on a high note at 7. Throughout the event the revellers heated up the track as... Read More

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No more competitions for Adonijah

22 July 2018

Adonijah has not retired from calypso, just from competition. The veteran calypsonian, who on Friday night signed off from the competition with a guest appearance at Friday night’s Pic-o-de-Crop semi-finals, stressed to THE NATION that his career in calypso and music... Read More

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Browne Star, Quon new junior kings

22 July 2018

The results are in for the 2018 Junior Monarch competitions. Browne Star took the crown in the 7-12 category, with crowd favourite Mighty Bit Bit taking second place. Sakarah and Master Kei took third and fourth positions respectively. Read More

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Nine chosen to face iWeb

21 July 2018

At 1:35 a.m. the judges brought back the names of the nine who will go to Kensington Oval and there were murmurs of approval and disapproval. Cave Shepherd All Stars had four going through out of eight. All three from First Citizens De Big Show went through, House... Read More

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Good showing in first half of semis

20 July 2018

The first half of the Courtesy Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop semi-finals has concluded with 18 calypsonians doing their first song for the judges. It was a competitive near two and a half hours, with stand-out performances by AC doing De Post Mortem, Billboard with Sex... Read More

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Ready to Rise with Machel

18 July 2018

Preparations are well underway for the highly anticipated Cockspur Rise Soca Kingdom, powered by 98.1 The One. The event, which was launched this morning at Kensington Oval, will be headlined by Machel Montano and Super Blue out of Trinidad and Tobago. An all-star... Read More

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Puff of Colour regrets fracas, reviewing event

17 July 2018

Management of Puff of Colour is distancing itself from the now infamous brawl which took place on the grounds of Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens after last Sunday’s event. And while the party promoters are already reviewing the event’s production, they are also calling... Read More

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iWeb defending crown

16 July 2018

iWeb will be defending his Pic-O-De-Crop title. He told NATIONNEWS today that he was doing so for his fans. “My reason for defending is largely because there are so many people who pretty much support me and want to see me compete. Read More

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