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Rihanna to get Apes Hill land OK


by ALBERT BRANDFORD BARBADIAN international pop star Rihanna is being given a plot of land by Government at the upscale Apes Hill Development in St James.A resolution to vest the 2 635 square-metre parcel of land in the sup...

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Sponsors staying with partners


CROP-OVER EVENTS have a better chance of receiving sponsorship if their promoters have long- standing relationships with potential sponsors. This was the view of some business representatives who were present at the launch ...

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Junior Monarch semis July 11


TEN NEWCOMERS are among the list of names announced for the semi-finals of the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Calypso Competition on July 11 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre at 6 p.m. The junior competitors will have opport...

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Singer taken to court


INFORMATION from sources close to the Real Deal Production camp indicates that legal proceedings have begun against Keith Anthony B Blair and his booking agent Reggae Starz. The source, who prefers to remain anonymous becau...

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Queens of the stage

Queens of the stage


STAGE VERSUS SCREEN. That has always been the battle in the performing world since the dawn of film. Is it better to watch a performance on the screen where you can record and re-watch every detail? Or is it better to see i...

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Chris Brown denied British visa


LONDON – American singer Chris Brown has been forced to postpone his British tour after being denied a visa to enter the country, it has been confirmed.Brown was refused permission on the grounds of being guilty of a seriou...

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Party Bus ready to roll


WATCH OUT, PARTY ANIMALS, a specially outfitted Party Bus could be pulling in at a venue near you this Crop-Over season. The colourful vehicle was dressed up by the extended family at Freekz Customz and 12 Volt Auto in Sa...

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Bands asking for VAT ease


A WAIVER of the Value Added Tax (VAT) for the next few years or until the economy bounces back would be ideal for the festival bands' survival in Crop-Over, said president of the Barbados Association of Masqueraders Roger M...

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Contact, krosfyah part ways


THE 15-YEAR LINK between the Contact Crop-Over band and soca band krosfyah has been disconnected. Leader of the LIME-sponsored band, Anthony Layne, told the SATURDAY SUN there was no issue between the two parties. "Contact ...

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Golden Girl Blanche dies


NEW YORK - Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually-liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series Golden Girls, has died. She was 76. Her manager, Barbara Lawrence, said ...