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West ‘Queen of Kadooment’


This section of Betty West’s band entitled ‘Acknowledge Our Heritage’ featured several Barbados paralympic athletes

Betty West’s Positive Vibes – Stop the Stigma walked away with the lion’s share of prizes as the curtain came down on Grand Kadooment today.

The veteran band leader captured the coveted Republic Bank Large Band of the Year, Presentation of the Year and Most Colourful Large Band awards when the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) released the Grand Kadooment 2015 results this evening.

West also copped the Topical, Traditional and BMA Brand of Barbados (Large Band) awards.

Her arch-rival Gwyneth Squires was not to be left out however, as she took home the Robert Weekes Award for Best Festival Designer for her Junior and Grand Kadooment bands.


Betty West modeling this costume from the section ‘Be Bajan Proud’

Squires also had the Best Individual Male in Adrian Brathwaite, while her flagperson Didi Winston was named Flagperson of the Year.

Ouutraje led by Trevor and Sophia Chase also won several awards.

Their section Descendants of Great Tribes of Africa copped the George Dear/Republic Bank Best Band on the Road, the Republic Bank Small Band of the Year, while Lisa Edwards claimed the award for Best Individual Female.

4 Responses to West ‘Queen of Kadooment’

  1. Sanky August 3, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    The forever young. indefatigable, indomitable Betty West. Congrats.

  2. ch August 3, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Wonderful! Congratulations to the phenomenal Betty West!

  3. Mervin Errol
    Mervin Errol August 4, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Ms West you have demonstrated once again that costumes don’t have to exposed all the person. For those of us who watched saw you as the eventual winner. What a beautiful spectacle!!!!! Congratulations.

  4. Queenie ShaSha
    Queenie ShaSha August 4, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Proof that walking that almost naked doesnt mean creative…


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