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NCF’s virtual celebration of Kamau on Tuesday

NCF’s virtual celebration of Kamau on Tuesday


Literary icon, Edward Kamau Brathwaite, will be celebrated in a webinar on what would have been his 91st birthday. The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is hosting Words & Wisdom – Celebrating Kamau’s Birthday, via Zoom on Tuesday, May 11 at ...

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Weinstein indicted in California

Weinstein indicted in California


Harvey Weinstein was indicted in California on sexual assault charges, one of his lawyers said on Monday, as the former Hollywood movie producer appeared in a New York court proceeding over whether to extradite him. The 69-year-old Weinstein wore ...

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Ma Rainey wins at BAFTAs

Ma Rainey wins at BAFTAs


LONDON – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a jazz drama set in 1920s Chicago, won two awards at the opening of the BAFTAs on Saturday, but the race for the main prizes remains open with a list of contenders that shines a spotlight on diversity. The Britis...

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DMX dies in New York hospital

DMX dies in New York hospital


NEW YORK – American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by the stage name DMX or Dark Man X, died on Friday, People magazine said, after suffering a heart attack during what media reports said was a drug overdose. He was 50 years old. The chart-t...

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New-look Crop Over for 2021

New-look Crop Over for 2021


Government is expected to showcase a new look Crop Over this year, and details on the rollout should be publicised by the end of this month. That is according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office with responsibility for Culture John King. He...

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DMX in hospital in grave condition

DMX in hospital in grave condition


Popular rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known to his fans by the stage name DMX or Dark Man X, was reported in grave condition Saturday in a New York hospital after suffering a heart attack triggered by an apparent drug overdose, according to the cele...

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Page leaves Bridgerton

Page leaves Bridgerton


Some thought it was an April Fool’s joke, albeit one day late. But actor Regé-Jean Page and the official Bridgerton Netflix page confirmed he would not be returning to the hit series to reprise his role as the Duke of Hastings. Page, who has bo...

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Cyndi Celeste to showcase Barbadian culture at World Poetry Slam

Cyndi Celeste to showcase Barbadian culture at World Poetry Slam


Poet Cyndi Celeste Marshall is jetting off on Monday to fly the Bajan flag at the 2021 Women of the World Poetry Slam from April 6 to 10 in Dallas, Texas. She is the first Barbadian to enter the event which will feature 80 female poets from around...

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Babb, Hope new chairs of NCF board

Babb, Hope new chairs of NCF board


Dr Jasmine Babb is the new chairperson of the Board of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) and Sheldon Hope is the deputy chairman. Babb is a regional Human Resources and Industrial Relations Specialist with more than 20 years’ experience and i...

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Nike sues over limited edition ‘Satan’ shoes

Nike sues over limited edition ‘Satan’ shoes


LOS ANGELES – Athletic shoe maker Nike Inc on Monday sued a New York-based company that produced “Satan Shoes” purported to contain a drop of human blood as part of a collaboration with “Old Town Road” rapper Lil Nas X. Nike said in the lawsuit th...