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Anime is her game

19 September 2017

FASHION DESIGNER Shannon Williams is proving her craft has no limits: “I did not want to learn how to stitch to make uniforms,” she told EASY magazine. “I wanted to design and construct unconventional pieces.” Shannon rushed home from Charles F. Broome Memorial School... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Dame Maizie celebrates her 90th

18 September 2017

DAME MAIZIE BARKER-WELCH celebrated her 90th birthday at an afternoon of tea with her ‘girls’ from St Gabriel’s School where she taught for 15 years. The grande dame, dressed in a brown silk dress and matching wide-brimmed hat, made a fashionable entrance to the... Read More

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Andre has pills for every ills

17 September 2017

ANDRÉ CONLIFFE KNEW he wanted to be in a field that dealt with taking care of people. He felt he had the patience and charm to boot. He started his schooling at Erdiston Primary, went on to Louis Lynch Secondary and then sixth form at The Lodge School. He then spent... Read More

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Lana’s love of law and giving back

12 September 2017

LANA ASHBY RECENTLY received accolades that took her by surprise, not only because of her age but because she is a member of an ethnic minority in her workplace, Durham University, one of the top five law schools in the United Kingdom. At 28 years old, Lana is an... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Walcott launches Beach View part two

11 September 2017

HOTELIER ROBIN WALCOTT invited prospective buyers to the launch of the second phase of his Beach View condominium hotel at Paynes Bay, St James last week and several guests turned out for the cocktail event. The concept of ownership of the hotel-style unit, which... Read More

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Revamp your style

10 September 2017

RICHERRDA LEONARD IS obsessed with making stylish and trendy swimsuits. And she reinvents the timeless fashion piece with ease. She adds lace, fringe or an appliqué to put her own creative spin to make them stand out. Her creative skills are so diverse that she can... Read More

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Art is where her heart lies

06 September 2017

A future art conservator has plans for the National Art Collection. Doreen Edwards believes that by the time she achieves her dream job, the works of Barbadian Art Masters will be in need of a touch-up. Edwards, 21, was speaking to EASY magazine as she showcased... Read More

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Conversations with woman

05 September 2017

A few years ago, Katrina Ifill started a journey to improve her overall wellness, paying special attention to her womb. It has since blossomed into a thriving business that have helped many women and it all came about because of an egg. “It started as a personal... Read More

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Melvin’s journey to drummer extraordinare

03 September 2017

Melvin Alick is a man of his word. So much so that he passed on playing a gig with Machel Montano because he had already said yes to one previously. Who is Machel Montano? International soca superstar from Trinidad and Tobago, but we are getting ahead of ourselves.... Read More

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Andrew Ramroop – The tailor of Savile Row

29 August 2017

SAVILLE ROW BESPOKE tailoring came to the Barbados fashion stage Tuesday night with a top drawer presentation by Trinidad-born Savile Row master tailor Andrew Ramroop at the CARIFESTA XIII Grand Market. Ramroop was the first tailor of colour to own a shop on the... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Food And Rum Festival launched

28 August 2017

GUESTS WERE GIVEN more than a sample of what’s in store for November’s Barbados Food And Rum Festival when the George Washington House was transformed with a festival theme last week for the festival’s launch. Under a large, appropriately decorated tent, the island’s... Read More

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Family matters

27 August 2017

DONNY AND LALAH HATHAWAY. Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole. Do apples really never fall far from the tree? Are certain qualities truly passed down to children, even characteristics like musical talent? Some would say no (probably because they’re desperately trying to... Read More

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Licker likes dessert

22 August 2017

JASON LICKER’S CHOCOLATE culinary confections are cravings you cannot get enough of. But don’t despair, they are present in his debut cookbook, Lickerland: Asian-Accented Desserts by Jason Licker. The winner of Iron Chef Thailand Pastry Edition, Jason is all about... Read More

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Ian and his insects

21 August 2017

AS A TEEN, Ian Gibbs was a classic bookworm who enjoyed the simplicity and beauty of science. “I was a typical geek who loved science at school and I like chemistry,” he told EASY Magazine. And though he did not become the chemist he dreamed of being, Gibbs’ passion... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: PM's Crop Over reception

20 August 2017

IT WAS THE post-Crop Over event eagerly anticipated by the hundreds who make up the guest list every year and guests at the annual Prime Minister’s Crop Over Reception at Ilaro Court last week certainly got their fill of the best of Crop Over 2017. Diplomats, Bajans... Read More

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Sky high

20 August 2017

FOR SOME, the thought of defying gravity may spark that feeling of adventure while the thought of being 40 feet high in the air may evoke fear for others. For Devon Bates, being at height is euphoric and addictive. EASY Magazine met Devon at Pirate’s Cove, where... Read More

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The Caribbean girl who ruled France

15 August 2017

I’VE MENTIONED THE decapitated statue of Empress Josephine which commands attention in La Savane Park in the centre of Fort-de-France, Martinique. With its red paint streaks simulating blood, it is a clear signal that the people of Martinique have complicated feelings... Read More

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SOCIAL SCENE: Crop Over treat for journalists

14 August 2017

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS IN Barbados to cover Crop Over got another sample of the island’s culinary fare when the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) hosted a reception at the popular Cin Cin restaurant in St James last week. “You are invited here to not only... Read More

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RiRi full of Radiance

13 August 2017

LAUREN AUSTIN IS TIRED; on a scale of one to ten she says it is a 15. “I need a vacation,” she said, laughing as she spoke to EASY magazine on Friday. “My body is so tired.” Who is Lauren and why does she need a vacation? She is the lead designer for Aura... Read More

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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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