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Artistes arrive ahead of weekend of pan

13 July 2018

The overseas artistes are on island and all set to join our excellent cadre of local acts - we are ready for this year's diet of Pan! Fidel Nadal and members of the Alternative Quartet, who are both on the cards for Saturday's First Citizens Pan Fusion in association... Read More


Juniors ready for finals

12 July 2018

KCB will appear first on stage at the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Finals next week Saturday. As customary, the younger contestants will face the judges first and KCB, who is in her second year, will be leading them. She will be followed by Browne Star who is in... Read More


Rick, RPB join RISE line-up

11 July 2018

Recently crowned Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch and reigning Party Monarch King, Lil Rick, and reigning Sweet Soca Monarch Red Plastic Bag will perform on the RISE stage on July 31. Local producers Mastermind Creative Productions (Alain Hinds, Kirk Brown... Read More


All systems go for Grand Kadooment

11 July 2018

All roads lead to the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment. On Wednesday morning, the title sponsor of the annual spectacle presented an $85 000 cheque to the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) at their Broad Street branch. Read More


Party Monarch, Sweet Soca finalists announced

07 July 2018

Phenomenal Friday finally finished on Saturday morning and the finalists for the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions have been announced. Facing Lil Rick in the Party Monarch finals will be Ashawnya, Chrissy D, Mac Fingall, Mikey, Mistah Dale, Mr Blood and... Read More


Lil Rick takes Bashment crown

07 July 2018

Lil Rick is the first Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch. Around 5 a.m. on Saturday at Kensington Oval, when host DJ Ras made the announcement, it was met with massive cheers from those who had the stamina to survive the six hour Phenomenonal Friday event.... Read More


Bashment of highs and lows

07 July 2018

In a few hours the first International Bashment Soca will be crowned. This comes after an explosive two-hour long contest at Kensington Oval. Read More


Lots to choose from at Party Monarch semis

07 July 2018

Party music is definitely not dead. The 16 semi-finalists definitely brought the fire in the just concluded Party Monarch semi-finals during Phenomenal Friday at Kensington Oval. The artistes are hoping to be a part of the eight going forward to meet Lil Rick in... Read More


Phenomenal Friday now under way

06 July 2018

Phenomenal Friday is now under way, an hour and twenty minutes after it was scheduled to start. Read More


Delay to Phenomenal Friday

06 July 2018

There has been a delay to the start of the Phenomenal Friday show. NATIONNEWS understands artistes are not pleased with the conditions backstage and are refusing to start the show until the issues are rectified. Read More


Scrilla first to grace bashment stage

05 July 2018

Scrilla will be going out “with guns blazing” at position No. 1. The artiste drew that position Thursday night when the 12 Yello International Bashment Soca artistes met to see how they will perform in the finals at Phenomenal Friday stage at Kensington Oval on Friday.... Read More


New Miss Crop Over to focus on culture, environment

05 July 2018

On Sunday, August 5th, 2018, a new Miss Crop Over will be crowned. This is the fifth year for the show that will see, contestants vying for the title under the theme Our Culture Our Environment. This is a welcome addition to the many activities for Crop Over and... Read More


Party spots galore

30 June 2018

There is no lack of space to hold Crop Over events. People just have to be creative. That is the view of entertainment promoters Ingrid Holder, Anthony Layne and Richard Haynes. Read More


Hot stuff from Rihanna

29 June 2018

New York – Sticks and stones may break Rihanna’s bones, but chains and whips excite her. The Barbadian singer and style icon has added to her Savage x Fenty lingerie line with a capsule of “Xcessories” that are, indeed, X-rated. Highlights from Rihanna’s fetish-friendly... Read More


Two new wax figures unveiled

29 June 2018

After 50 years in the entertainment industry the Mighty Grynner today described the unveiling of his wax figure at the Caribbean Wax Museum as one of the highlights of his career. MacDonald Mighty Grynner Blenman was immortalised in his iconic pose along with veteran... Read More


Juniors ready for semis

28 June 2018

Casey Jemmott-Boyce will be up first at the Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Semi-finals in association with IGM Stage Lighting. She leads off the 7-12 age category. In the 13-18 category Kymorhi Trotman will be in position No. 1. When they hear the opening... Read More


Joe Jackson, patriarch of US musical dynasty, dead at 89

27 June 2018

WASHINGTON – Joe Jackson, the patriarch of an American musical dynasty who started his son Michael and his Jackson 5 brothers on the road to stardom but also verbally and physically abused them, has died at the age of 89, CNN reported on Wednesday. Jackson, who... Read More


Fresh faces at Straycats

27 June 2018

Straycats are ready for the 2018 calypso season. And, as happens every year, the Jerry Roberts-led outfit continues to renew itself with a set of fresh faces. A confident Roberts and his team launched their tent yesterday afternoon at the Zen Restaurant, The Crane,... Read More


Newcomer Niqa out first in Sweet Soca semis

26 June 2018

Out the blocks first Friday at the Sweet Soca semi-finals is newcomer Niqa with For The Love. She pulled first position when the Sweet Soca calypsonians met at the National Cultural Foundation office this evening to bring in their songs, sign their contracts and... Read More


Mistah Dale out first in Party Monarch semis

26 June 2018

Mistah Dale will be the first and B. Moore Specific will be the last act during the semi-final round of the Party Monarch competition. These two seasoned acts make up the 16 artistes who are hoping to dethrone reigning monarch Li'l Rick. Read More


Bit Bit going for the crown

26 June 2018

The Mighty Bit Bit wants the crown, but he will face a tough task against his peers in the Scotiabank Junior Monarch. On Sunday, the seven-year-old threw down the gauntlet at Combermere School during the second Junior Monarch tent, which was held in association with... Read More


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