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MUSICAL ICONS: Anthony ‘The Mighty Gabby’ Carter

14 January 2018

Among Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter, Stedson ‘Red Plastic Bag’ Wiltshire and Alison Hinds-Walcott, there is well over 50 years’ worth of musical experience, gained both at home and abroad. For decades each of the trio has been unofficially ‘repping’ Barbados, introducing... Read More

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STREET BEAT: Of natural medicine and flowers

13 January 2018

Angela Moore and Patsy Newton are two friends in two very different fields. Moore is a woman with a vested interest in health, while Newton is gifted in flower design. Moore is a certified colon hydrotherapist, nutritional microscopist, massage therapist and nutritional... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Christmas at the Consular Corps

09 January 2018

High Commissioners, Ambassadors, Chargé d’Affaires, Ambassadors, Honorary Consuls and Consuls General, Permanent Secretaries and other guests celebrated the Christmas holidays at the annual reception hosted by the Consular Corps. Honorary Consul for Denmark, Britta... Read More

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Victor spreading his wings

08 January 2018

One Barbadian youth is looking to go where no other fellow countryman has gone before. Victor White, 20, is looking to make it to the Winter Olympics next month. In fact, in a few days’ time he will be heading off to Aspen in Colorado in hopes of qualifying for... Read More

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Sheron Trotman making bold strides

07 January 2018

When it comes to dance, count Sheron Trotman among the crème de la crème in Barbados. There’s no doubt about it. Her very expansive career, started way back when she was a toddler. Before she could probably spell the words “plié”, she was doing them. It was from... Read More

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Labour of love for The Bead Gang

02 January 2018

What started as a labour of love has turned into one of the biggest trends in Barbados. When Shakara Seale began dating her then boyfriend Don Foster, she noticed his love for wearing beaded bracelets. His obsession with them is what prompted her to make them... Read More

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John Yarde: Spreading the music in 2018

01 January 2018

Pastor John Yarde Jr has been having a phenomenal year. From the release of his debut album 1st John to the resounding success of his first Christmas single Caribbean Christmas, his name has been on the tongues of many while also blowing up the airwaves. But the... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Queen’s Park a Christmas tradition

31 December 2017

It was the 110th year of Christmas Morning in the Park 2017 and in bright sunshine, park-goers promenaded parading colour and style. The usual personalities were spotted in their familiar positions around the bandstand where the Royal Barbados Police Force Band treated... Read More

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Paul Straughn is living the life

31 December 2017

Paul Straughn always had big dreams. At 23, he left Barbados to pursue those dreams and has not looked back since. After completing a degree in Interior and Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, the opportunities came at... Read More

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Welcome 2018 with the Nation

30 December 2017

Welcome 2018 with the Nation! Follow everything that’s happening this Old Year’s Night and New Year’s day as Barbadians welcome the new year with festivities, fireworks and fellowship. Follow the hash tags #nationoldyears and #newyearsinbim for our coverage and share... Read More

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Crafty tree-dition

26 December 2017

Teaching, craft and cooking. Those are Juna Wiltshire’s three passions. And she is so blessed to be able to incorporate all three into her daily lifestyle. “I’ve always dabbled in three things. Cooking, teaching and craft. I’m actually a teacher by profession; I... Read More

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The king of cutters

25 December 2017

B.A.R. Cutters has gone from a rum shop in Dunlow Lane, to a household name. And if you haven’t had a cutter of any kind from it, you definitely are missing out. The now very popular B.A.R. Cutters came from humble beginnings in a small community just outside... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: A taste of Christmas Jazz

24 December 2017

Jazz aficionados were at Ilaro Court Sunday night for the 2017 Yello Christmas Jazz, a major event on the Yuletide calendar. On the 15th anniversary of the event by Deryck Walcott Productions, scores of patrons filled the seating on the spacious grounds and some... Read More

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The season for family

24 December 2017

For Alpha Jackman, family means everything. Coming from a household of 17 children, Alpha told Easy Magazine that paved the way for him to be the ultimate family man, which is something he prides himself in being. “It’s all about family. My mom and dad were married... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: A Rotary Christmas

19 December 2017

The Rotary Club of Barbados South’s Classical Best of Youth Christmas concert is an event of the yuletide season to which patrons look forward eagerly, and this year’s show once again brought many lovers of classical music to the Frank Collymore Hall. The Barbados... Read More

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Master designer Courtney Washington

18 December 2017

Courtney Washington is a designer who has worked out how to satisfy the fashion demands of women of all body types. His “relaxed” style in design has generated business for the Jamaican designer not only in the Caribbean but also in the United States where he has... Read More

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The tasty, lovelee life

17 December 2017

Four years ago Leanda McConney started baking small batches of cupcakes for friends and family. Today, she has Bim’s Best sweet treats. McConney’s company, Lovelee Cakes, won in the Sweet Treats category of the recently concluded NATION initiative. Bim’s Best... Read More

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It’s all in the seasoning!

12 December 2017

It’s all in the seasoning! That’s what makes the pork chops from small roadside shop Freddy’s so popular. In fact, they’re Bim’s Best. The shop, located on the busy Tweedside Road just outside The City, was recently nominated in the Food Category of the Nation Publishing... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: A Broodhagen Christmas

11 December 2017

Acting Governor General Sir Philip Greaves was among guests viewing the work of Virgil and Karl Broodhagen at the Main Guard, Garrison Savannah, last weekend. The one-week show, which ended Friday, was the 47th in the series of annual Christmas Broodhagen exhibitions,... Read More

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See Ya best of the lot

10 December 2017

Everything happens for a reason, whether we know it or not. For Rictoria Forde, that’s definitely the case. At age 27, she never once imagined she would be receiving awards for her cooking, especially after it was not necessarily the career path she wanted to go... Read More

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Living by faith

05 December 2017

Gregory Pollard’s strong will and determination have allowed him to live a happy and comfortable life in spite of being born without arms. The 57-year-old Welch Village, St John resident told Easy magazine that since he gave his life to God when he was 31 years of... Read More

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