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Winners!

Winners!

Biggie Irie broke down in tears after claiming his first soca monarch title in Barbados. Biggie wowed the judges and thousands of soca lovers gathered at Bushy Park last evening for Soca Royale with his performance of Pankatang, earning 474 points, and walking away with the coveted title. Veteran Red Plastic Bag with his Rollercoaster came [...]

Lil Rick to return to competition

Lil Rick to return to competition

Lil Rick has signaled that from next year he will be returning to competition for the Crop Over festival. Speaking to the steadily building crowd at Bushy Park during the ‘Bashment Session’ of Soca Royale, the singer who has been dubbed ‘Hit Rick’ said, “I am not saying that I am coming to win, but [...]

Crop Over Folk Concert hits the mark

Crop Over Folk Concert hits the mark

Hundreds of people filled the Frank Collymore Hall last night for a concert that looked at the events that led to the 1937 uprising. The occasion was the annual Crop Over Folk Concert, which this year took on the form of a folk musical – How Hard the Times. It followed the exploits of two families [...]

First time is the charm

First time is the charm

They say that the third time is the charm but incredibly that wasn’t the case for the 5th Element Kiddies Band. In just their first appearance at yesterday’s Junior Kadooment they walked away with the bounty of titles, including the Best Junior Band at the annual Crop Over event. 5th Element had all the right elements; enthusiast [...]

5th Element rules

5th Element rules

The 5th Element Kiddies Band has walked away with the Best Junior Band title for Junior Kadooment. The portrayal De Climate and We was designed by Kevin Small. Second place went to Gwyneth Squires’ We playing a different kinda game, while Trevor Nichols’ Celebration placed third. The best school band title went to Westbury Primary. [...]

Juniors show their colours

Juniors show their colours

by Tonia Husbands A virtual sea of color was on display at the National Stadium today as just under 20 bands with members dressed in brightly-coloured costumes paraded for the judges in this year’s Junior Kadooment. Family, friends and supporters – some of whom had earlier positioned themselves to get the best vantage point along [...]

Vendors complain

Vendors complain

While hard times may have contributed to a big drop in sales at Junior Kadooment, operators of several stalls are upset over the early end of the event. Speaking to Barbados TODAY as the last band crossed the track at the National Stadium just before 2 pm, vendors called for the length of the event [...]

Monarchs shine

Monarchs shine

Barbados’ veteran calypso and soca performers were at their entertaining best last night as the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) put on a fantastic  40th anniversary Monarchs in Concert show. At the end of the night, the large crowd at the National Stadium left feeling quite satisfied and many were heard saying that they got more than [...]

Doc’s story told

In this brief biographical sketch, respected Barbadian historian Trevor Marshall and senior journalist Neville Clarke have come together to chronicle the life experiences of one of Barbados’ leading small business icons, Gray Doc Brome. Gray Doc Brome, popularly known as Pizza Man Doc, began his journey into the unfamiliar world of business over 30 years [...]