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Awesome gospel concert on the Hill

Awesome gospel concert on the Hill

The day was cloudy and cool, the perfect setting for Gospelfest One Awesome Day at Farley Hill National Park. Performances from Kim Arthur, Schreffler Germal Maxwell, Stacey Little and steel pannist Mark Forde got the day of praise and worship started for the patrons who had arrived early and picked their picnic spots, and those […]

MQI helps in student tyre project

MQI helps in student tyre project

Shanice Cox, Kenya Best and Jeremiah McCollin, all Lower Sixth students of Queen’s College, yesterday showed their innovation and creativity when they displayed how recycling of old tyres could be made into useable, durable furniture at the Sagicor Visionairies Challenge. The students informed the public that between 7,000 and 8,000 tons of old tyres were sent […]

Chefette Gospelfest partner

Chefette Gospelfest partner

Chefette Restaurants is once again demonstrating its willingness to support cultural events that impact positively on the Barbadian society. The local restaurant chain is giving its full support to the Gospelfest Kids Experience scheduled for Sunday at the Farley Hill National Park. Just yesterday, it lent its support to Chefette Gospel Kids Experience, held at […]

Derek –– educator and music maker

Derek –– educator and music maker

Name: Derek Marshall.  Education: Barbados Community College; Erdiston Teachers’ Training College; Queen’s College. Qualifications: Teaching Certificate; Associate degree in music (distinction). Occupation: educator, musician, singer. If I picked up a book written by Derek Marshall and turn to the back to read the short summary on the author, what would it say? It would probably […]

Hurley –– ever faithful to the land

Hurley –– ever faithful to the land

As a boy, Grantley Hurley would help his father cut sugar cane after school. So it was only fitting that when he left the classroom he answered the call of the canefields. He started working at Springhead Plantation in St James, and went on to ten others over the next 50 years. The work was […]

Doris marks her 100 in song

Doris marks her 100 in song

Long living runs in the Wilkinson family; and yesterday Doris Wilkinson became Barbados’ most recent centenarian –– and the first to still having a living husband. Family and friends gathered at her Bush Hall, St Michael residence to celebrate the milestone, as she welcomed her special guest Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave who brought along with […]

Reggae cum soca and dancehall

Reggae cum soca and dancehall

Reggae On The Beach or Dancehall On The Beach? Maybe, it’s time the promoters of the Digicel Barbados Reggae On The Beach consider a name change for the highly popular event during the annual Reggae Festival. And the question from one of the featured acts, Jamaican dancehall artiste Dexta Daps, as to why he was […]

Keeping safe dead daughter’s child Skye

Keeping safe dead daughter’s child Skye

Not a single day goes by that Lorraine Lovell does not think about her daughter Krystal Lovell, who was allegedly stabbed to death by an ex-boyfriend just over two years ago. Sometimes it is difficult to hold back the tears when she looks into the eyes of Krystal’s beautiful four-year-old daughter Skye, who sadly witnessed […]

Shaggy wows ’em at CHUM FM concert

Shaggy wows ’em at CHUM FM concert

He was “Boombastic!” It could also have been said of the 31st staging of the CHUM FM Breakfast In Barbados Concert, held last evening on the lawns of Holders House. Decked in a navy blue dress shirt, grey T-shirt, faded denim jeans and black sunglasses, Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy graced the stage for an hour-and-a-half-long […]

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