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Big ideas for Small

08 August 2017

GREGORY “ARMAGEDDON” SMALL has been playing music from the time he was 11 years. When he first saw turntables at a friend’s house, then got the opportunity to play, the deal was sealed. “From the time I see them turntables I just wanted to play music,” he said. ... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Evening of Folk draws crowd

07 August 2017

THE FRANK COLLYMORE HALL attracted a capacity crowd for The City of Bridgetown Co-operative Credit Union and Barbados Tourism Investment Inc.’s Crop Over Evening of Folk, one of the highlights of the Crop Over calendar. The sold-out performance of De Riots In We... Read More

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Face beat

06 August 2017

THE GLAM TEAM of iHeart make-up (Kamilah Codrington and Shanelle Estwick) has been the go-to make-up artistes for Baje International Grand Kadooment band for the past five years. Estwick said this year was a big difference in terms of their creativity for the looks.... Read More

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When dance and medicine mesh

01 August 2017

MEDICAL DOCTOR Diane Brathwaite is as light on her feet as she is skilled with her hands. While tending to patients suffering from diabetes, she is also heavily involved in using dance as a medium for the disabled community to not only have fun with the artistic expression,... Read More

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Raw talent

31 July 2017

DIANDRA LOWE HAS a passion for cooking that goes beyond blending herbs and spices to make a delicious meal. “It brings joy to me knowing that customers like my food,” she told EASY magazine. “When I cook I like to make people happy and that is the most satisfying... Read More

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Queen Aziza reigns with a smile

30 July 2017

ONE YEAR LATER and Aziza is still bursting with joy. But her happiness is not linked solely to being the Calypso Monarch and being crowned the first queen in 28 years, she credits her glow to “an inner peace” she has learnt to develop over the years. “Aziza does... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Nation fetes Radcliffe

30 July 2017

THE MUSIC WAS “back in time” and the recollections hilarious at the surprise party for Nation senior graphics artist Radcliffe Chase who retired last week after more than two decades of working with the Nation Publishing Company. Chase’s colleagues from the Advertising... Read More

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A ‘star’ is born at Sabina Park

28 July 2017

IT ALL GOT STARTED at Sabina Park, Jamaica on March 30, 1954. A frail looking 17-year-old prepared to take on England in a Test match for the first time. Little did he, or anyone else know for that matter, this lad would rule the world. It was here where Garfield... Read More

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Amber Maya: From Barbados to Berlin

25 July 2017

SHE WATCHED HELPLESSLY as death snatched her “first love.” But during her personal crisis, Barbadian-born artiste Amber Maya was able to breathe new life into an old talent. She was born to New Zealander entrepreneur Scott Gribble and Barbadian Rozanne Gribble. ... Read More

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Chadd Ifill: Not your little drummer boy

24 July 2017

IF YOU SEE Chadd Ifill play the drums in the band 2 Mile Hill you will understand when he says he has too much energy. As he sits on his drum throne, the 26-year-old is dynamic in his style and seems to be lost in his own world. His sticks hit each piece of equipment... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Route 66

23 July 2017

GUESTS TRAVELLED DOWN the iconic US highway Route 66, the theme for the US Embassy’s celebration earlier this month in honour of that country’s 241st anniversary of independence. There were Americans, Barbadians and people of several other nationalities sharing in... Read More

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Faithful journey

23 July 2017

IT’S BEEN A long journey for Faith Callender. “I was always interested in music. I learnt the flute at school and studied music theory. I also started to take a few vocal training classes and would go to as much open mic sessions and showcases I knew about,” she... Read More

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EASY MAGAZINE: Plane sailing

02 July 2017

WHILE ALL OF HIS friends were riding waves on their surfboards, Paul Nugent was making model planes out of foil paper. It was odd for someone growing up alongside Palm Beach to not be captivated by the crisp golden sand and cooling water. However, Paul’s love... Read More

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EASY MAGAZINE: Shamique’s a top model

27 June 2017

SHAMIQUE SIMMS had a big secret to keep from her family and friends. She had won the 2017 Caribbean Next Top Model (CNTM) edition, but per her contract couldn’t reveal it until the night of the announcement. At FLOW’S headquarters in Charlton’s Avenue, Kingston,... Read More

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EASY MAGAZINE: Zari’s sweet life

26 June 2017

AT FIRST ZARI LUKE wanted to be a doctor but her dislike for physics diverted her attention and she drew inspiration from her mother Cheryl Carter-Duke, a certified general accountant, and picked up accounts. However, Zari, 19, also had a knack for making a strong... Read More

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Kris a softie with Jordyn

20 June 2017

KRIS CLARKE FINDS tea parties awesome. Also eating gummy candies. The father to five-year-old Jordyn admits to EASY magazine he has become a bit of a softie since she was born. “In my earlier days I would laugh at my mum when we would watch movies together and she... Read More

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Musical bond between dad, sons

19 June 2017

THE BOND BETWEEN Roger Gittens and his two sons is as strong as a bass note. Although he is known in the local musical fraternity as an outstanding composer and arranger, he considers himself to be an ordinary down-to-earth man who is family oriented. As the head... Read More

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David dotes on Jazz

19 June 2017

DAVID HUTCHINSON is thankful for a job that allows him to work from home. That means he gets to spend more time with son Jazz Alexander Yann Hutchinson. “I enjoy it all down to cleaning diapers and washing bottles to seeing his awesome spirit come into its own. His... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: ICBL wows women

18 June 2017

WOMEN WERE IN the driver’s seat when Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) relaunched its special insurance policy for women recently. Over 150 women were invited to the mix and mingle affair at which the Women on Wheels (WOW) policy was showcased and... Read More

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Smart Homes goes online

18 June 2017

READERS AND ADVERTISERS now have a new online space to connect and share home-related content. It’s www.smarthomesbarbados.com, the companion site of the popular Smart Homes Magazine. Since its first edition in 2011, the public has been taking full advantage of... Read More

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Simon Pipe: Learning to be a good dad

18 June 2017

SIMON PIPE was a carefree 21-year-old working in a bank and doing music part time. He would go to work (“because I had to pay rent”) and then play gigs at night, getting home at 4 a.m. He then had a few hours sleep so he could be at his 8 a.m. job. All that changed... Read More

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