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Bajans experience Chinese culture

Bajans experience Chinese culture

Scores of Barbadians gathered in Church Village Greens, The City for the third instalment of the Fish and Dragon Festival over the weekend. Marking the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the event was a potpourri of culture, featuring the Chinese rooster and the Bajan fowl cock merging to create an unforgettable character. The garden was vibrant […]

Haiti features in African Awareness celebrations

Haiti features in African Awareness celebrations

Haiti was the focus yesterday as African Awareness Month celebrations at the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School kicked off. Guest speaker Reverend Onkpha Wells spoke on the topic, Haiti – Why We Support Haiti, and students were able to view several videos and be educated about the French-speaking Caribbean nation. The school also launched its Haiti relief effort. […]

Mega high and low

Mega high and low

Hit after hit after hit echoed through Kensington Oval last night and it had nothing to do with cricket. From the sweet Bajan spouge beat of the 60s and 70s, to unique soca rhythms, to jazz and pop, a medley of authentic Bajan music could be heard for miles as the country celebrated its Golden […]

Brexit Effect

Brexit Effect

Despite increased arrival numbers from its premier tourist market, the decline of the British currency since the Brexit vote in June is threatening to hit the Barbados economy where it hurts. Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy told Barbados TODAY from World Travel Market in London yesterday, the slide in the value of the pound sterling […]

Parkinson celebrates Independence

Parkinson celebrates Independence

The Parkinson Memorial Secondary School got the island’s 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations off to a grand start today. Under the theme Barbados Ah Come From – Celebrating 50 Years of Nationhood, students of the Pine, St Michael institution gathered in the school hall to mark the start of their celebrations for the month of November. They […]

Broken Trident hits the town

Broken Trident hits the town

 On the final day of its trek across the parish of St Michael, the commemorative Broken Trident made its way to Norman Centre in Bridgetown today. And as shoppers took time out to snap a picture or two, sign the accompanying book, or just admire the trident as it rested on its perch at the […]

Pic-o-De-Crop finalists announced

Pic-o-De-Crop finalists announced

Four women, including former Junior Monarch Aziza, are among the nine Pic-O-De-Crop finalists headed to Kensington Oval on July 30 in the hopes of dethroning reigning monarch Classic. MC Carl Alff Padmore announced the finalists after a tough six-hour semi-final competition at the National Stadium. Of the finalists, De Big Show has bagged five spots, Cave Shepherd […]

Impressive juniors

Impressive juniors

The Junior Monarch semifinalists thoroughly impressed last night during the first staging of their tent held at the Lester Vaughn Secondary School. Singers in both the 8-12 and 13-18 categories pulled out all the stops giving patrons more than they paid for. The crowd loved it so much they kept calling for encores but were […]