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UB40 saxophonist dies after cancer battle

UB40 saxophonist dies after cancer battle


UB40 saxophonist and co-songwriter Brian Travers, one of the founding members of the chart-topping reggae group, has died at the age of 62. His bandmates said they were “devastated” by the news about “our comrade, brother, founding UB40 member and...

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R. Kelly aide says he paid bribe for singer to marry Aaliyah

R. Kelly aide says he paid bribe for singer to marry Aaliyah


New York - A former tour manager for United States R&B singer R. Kelly has testified that he bribed a government worker in 1994 to obtain a fake ID for then 15-year-old Aaliyah - so the singers could marry. Demetrius Smith said he paid $500 (£...

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R. Kelly on trial in New York

R. Kelly on trial in New York


The trial of the US R&B singer R. Kelly began at a court in Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday. The star is accused of racketeering, sexual abuse and bribery; charges which he has repeatedly denied. Some of the allegations made against the si...

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Britney Spears’ father giving up conservatorship

Britney Spears’ father giving up conservatorship


Britney Spears’ father has agreed to step down as the singer's conservator after 13 years, US media report. The singer's career has been in the hands of legal guardians since public concerns over her mental health in 2008. The court-ordered agr...

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Some not happy Barbados left out of storyline

Some not happy Barbados left out of storyline


Some Barbadians expressed disappointment that the Season 2 location of the ‘Outer Banks’ Netflix series is being credited as The Bahamas instead of Barbados, where it was filmed earlier this year. But film producers say this happens all the time a...

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Cuisine, culture inspiration behind Nation’s food drive

Cuisine, culture inspiration behind Nation’s food drive


Barbadian cuisine and food culture are the inspiration for The Nation’s new video series How To Cook Like A Bajan. The multi-media cooking series is hosted by Executive Chef, Rhea Gilkes, who serves up local favourites and imagery with the histori...

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Forbes says Rihanna is a billionaire

Forbes says Rihanna is a billionaire


Forbes Magazine on Wednesday named Barbadian entertainer and entrepreneur Rihanna among the world’s billionaires. “Today, Forbes estimates Rihanna’s net worth at $1.7 billion,” it said, placing her second only to Oprah Winfrey in the entertainment...

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Spinny and Friends had a grand time


Crop Over may have been cancelled this year but those who attended the inaugural Grand Fitness Session with Spinny & Friends still had grand time while working out. [tecnavia_gallery slug="spinny-and-friends" view="expanded"] Click the whit...

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Scarlett Johansson sues Disney

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney


Washington – Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for breach of contract for streaming her film Black Widow at the same time as its cinema release. The superhero film set a box office record for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic whe...

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Vocalist Mishael Haynes living his dream

Vocalist Mishael Haynes living his dream


Mishael Haynes is pursuing his passion of music by performing in the international market. The former Christ Church Foundation and the St Michael School student is a production cast vocalist with Celebrity Cruises for the past two years. What i...