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Former UB40 vocalist Astro dies

Former UB40 vocalist Astro dies


British vocalist and former member of UB40 Terence Wilson, better known by his stage name Astro, has died aged 64. Astro, who performed in the reggae pop band for more than 30 years, died after a short illness, his current band confirmed. "We a...

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Too early to call on Crop Over 2022

Too early to call on Crop Over 2022


It is still too early to say if Crop Over 2022 will be a virtual experience. But chief cultural officer at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Andrea Wells said they would review the success of the National Independence Festival of Cultural Ar...

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Richard Stoute Teen Talent contest cancelled

Richard Stoute Teen Talent contest cancelled


There will be no Richard Stoute Teen Talent contest this year. The competition’s promoter and veteran entertainer Richard Stoute made that announcement on Tuesday. He said that although he was looking forward to staging the show, which would ha...

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Kanye West officially changes his name to Ye

Kanye West officially changes his name to Ye


Washngton - The artist formerly known as Kanye West will now be officially known as simply Ye. A Los Angeles judge granted the rapper's name change request, a communications officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed. The 44-year-old s...

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Events industry must be allowed to resume operations, BAEP says

Events industry must be allowed to resume operations, BAEP says


Event professionals in Barbados said they looked forward to the clarity of the timeline and mechanisms required to allow for the events and entertainment sector to be able to resume business. This followed the announcement from Prime Minister Mia ...

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Lord Radio passes at 83

Lord Radio passes at 83


A master of picong, pioneer of traditional Barbadian music, professional. Those were some of the ways people referred to Oliver St Clair Broome, or Lord Radio, as he was known, who passed away on Saturday morning. He was 83 years old, and would...

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Adele: New album explains divorce to son

Adele: New album explains divorce to son


Adele says her new album was recorded to help her nine-year-old son understand why she and his father got divorced. “I wanted to explain to him through this record, when he’s in his twenties or thirties, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dis...

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Adele teases new song

Adele teases new song


Adele released a snippet of her first new music for six years, and revealed that the full song will be out next week. The pop star posted a 21-second black-and-white clip on Twitter, showing her putting a cassette bearing the song’s title, Easy On...

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British rapper jailed on drug charges

British rapper jailed on drug charges


British rapper Nines has been jailed for importing 28kg of cannabis into the UK from Spain and Poland. The chart-topping musician, real name Courtney Freckleton, 31, and Jason Thompson, 35, were both given 28-month sentences. The pair had previ...

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Film industry closely watching latest ‘Bond’

Film industry closely watching latest ‘Bond’


Daniel Craig's final James Bond film has finally had its world premiere in London, 18 months later than planned because it was delayed by the pandemic. No Time To Die is the British actor's fifth outing as 007. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live on t...