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A journey to lyrical excellence

A journey to lyrical excellence

A new cultural initiative called Writer’s Block was officially launched today at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St Michael. The initiative, the brainchild of Bakari Murray, seeks to provide song writing and music development scholarships and recording contracts for talented artists. Murray said he got the idea while he was recording songs in his community. He […]

Inniss wants a change in mindset towards vending

Inniss wants a change in mindset towards vending

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss is calling on the public to respect hawkers and vendors who play a role in building the nation’s economy.  “I believe fundamentally that we have to have a change in mindset towards vending in Barbados. There are those who come from a different […]

Ministry of Culture extends condolences on passing of CARIFESTA exhibitor

Ministry of Culture extends condolences on passing of CARIFESTA exhibitor

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth and the CARIFESTA Secretariat have confirmed the death of Petal Frank of Guyana. They have also extended sincere condolences to her family and the Guyana contingent to CARIFESTA on her passing. An Independent exhibitor at the CARIFESTA Grand Market at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Frank fell ill […]

Scores lined streets for CARIFESTA parade

Scores lined streets for CARIFESTA parade

Scores of Barbadians and visitors lined the streets of Bridgetown this afternoon for a glimpse of the cultural showcase put on by the countries participating in the Caribbean Festival of Arts – CARIFESTA XIII. The bright colours and exorbitant energy mixed with traditional dances and music as the delegations from the 27 countries paraded from […]

Prolific Barbadian poet celebrated

Prolific Barbadian poet celebrated

Prolific Barbadian poet and Caribbean literary icon, Kamau Brathwaite was celebrated for his ingenuity at the launch of his latest masterpiece Liviticus. Held yesterday at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, local and regional artists paid tribute to the living legend during the event which falls under the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA XIII. […]

Small rides away with top designer prize

Small rides away with top designer prize

With a cloud of controversy still hanging over his victory in this year’s Kiddies Kadooment contest, 25-year-old designer Kevin Small has still managed to drive away with top honours in this year’s Grand Kadooment parade. When the final results were announced by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) tonight, Small emerged as the clear winner in […]

Barbadians commemorate Emancipation Day with Bongani Festival

Barbadians commemorate Emancipation Day with Bongani Festival

Barbadians from all walks of life have begun celebrations to mark Emancipation Day today with a Bongani Festival. The day’s events got started at the Emancipation Statue at the JTC Ramsay Roundabout, Haggatt Hall, St Michael with libations and ceremonial ancestral reverence. The group, which consists of Pan African organizations, Government officials and diplomats, then […]

Displays of Bajan patriotism

Displays of Bajan patriotism

Are Barbadians in the diaspora patriotic? In the Barbadian community in New York, one of the largest in the diaspora, there is a minority who argues from time to time that when it comes to being patriotic, Barbadians are quite the opposite. Some of these activists openly express their annoyance when they see Barbadian masqueraders […]

TRINIDAD: CAL dedicates jet to honour Calypsonian

TRINIDAD: CAL dedicates jet to honour Calypsonian

Calypsonian Dr McCartha Linda Sandy Lewis, better known as Calypso Rose, was hailed for her contribution to Caribbean culture when Caribbean Airlines (CAL) dedicated one of its 737 jets in her honour. The formal commissioning of the aircraft took place on Friday when the signage on the nose of the aircraft was unveiled by three […]

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