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Pleasant Miss Universe memories

Pleasant Miss Universe memories

Representing Barbados at the recent 2017 Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that Shannon Harris will never forget. Growing up, the 22-year-old beauty never imagined entering a pageant, let alone winning Miss Universe Barbados and going on to represent her country at an international level Summing up the entire experience for […]

Mixing it up!

Mixing it up!

The petite Ashley Callender aspires to be one of Barbados’ leading mixologists and she is well on her way. Today, she showed off her skills with much flair as she served a delicious cocktail made with orange, simple syrup, Mount Gay Rum and Clayton’s Kola Tonic at the launch of the sixth series of the […]

A Tribute to Sir Dwight Venner

A Tribute to Sir Dwight Venner

by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles Vice-Chancellor, The University of the West Indies I remember it well, as did everyone whose eyes witnessed the event. It was the ending of the 1980 Jamaica cricket season, and I was called upon to bowl the last over in a tense match between The University of the West Indies (The […]

By special delivery

By special delivery

Dial Barbados Inc (DBI) has gone the extra mile to help a family in need this Christmas. The local company, which manages the retail stores for telecommunications giant Flow, today delivered a special food hamper to the Bayley family, who lost their home in a fire last June. “This is something we really do every […]

One happy giver

One happy giver

For the past seven years Angela Eversley has been playing the role of Santa Claus in her community, and this Christmas is no different. Today, the 53-year-old owner of De Rum Shop Bar distributed several Christmas hampers to the less fortunate in her area.  “ It is Christmas time and everybody needs to be happy, […]

Standing tall

Standing tall

Giving up is not an option. This is the mindset Taurean Clarke has chosen to adopt. Clarke had a life-changing accident in the wee hours of Whit Monday, May 17 this year, which left him with a broken left arm and a left leg so badly injured it had to be amputated. The 26-year-old exudes […]

Elderly get visit from Christmas “angels”

Elderly get visit from Christmas “angels”

Some little angels paid a visit to the Love and Care Nursing Home yesterday to spread tidings of comfort and joy this Christmas. The boys and girls of the Helping Hands Community Service Club of Wills Primary School delighted the elderly residents as they made their annual holiday stop. The children sang about the love and […]

Editor extraordinaire

Editor extraordinaire

For 30 years, Harold Hoyte was at the helm of the Nation Newspaper as Editor-in-Chief. But since retiring ten years ago, his attention has shifted to ticking items off his bucket list. “If I knew it was going to be so good, I would have retired before I started to work,” he says jokingly. “The […]

A calypso stalwart

A calypso stalwart

As a young boy, Charles Romeo Smith sang in his church choir and the school choir at St Leonard’s Boys. But any sign that he was interested in getting involved in the entertainment business was met with strong disapproval from his grandmother who raised him. Despite this, he held deep admiration for the top local […]

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