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What a feeling

What a feeling

For five straight years they waited for this day. And the rough and unfriendly sea would not get in the way of the Skeetes Bay fishermen who could not wait to get their hands on some exotic sea eggs. The sea egg season reopened yesterday after a five-year ban with some 400 licenced divers ready for […]

Cheers and tears for Mahalia’s Betty!

Cheers and tears for Mahalia’s Betty!

It was standing ovations, cheers, and tears last Sunday night in the ballroom of Hilton Barbados when Mahalia’s Corner continued its fifth season. Betty Payne took the stage for the fourth instalment of the popular showcase, giving a performance as awe-aspiring as the lunar eclipse that took place that night outside the ballroom’s doors. Upon […]

To success by his own drumbeat

Dwight Callender is marching to the beat of his own drums. And in the music business he stands head and shoulders above everyone else –– literally –– when it comes to playing the drums and steel pan. But just how did this phenomenal drummer get to be where he is today? Dwight told Bajan Vibes […]

TRINIDAD – Jah Cure arrested after concert

PORT OF SPAIN –– Jamaican reggae artist Jah Cure is the latest international performer to face legal woes whilst on tour in Trinidad. The 36-year-old performer, real name Siccature Alcock, was arrested by marshals of the Port of Spain High Court shortly after completing his performance at a show at the O2 Park in Chaguaramas […]

Neesha promises Spirited launch

Don’t come expecting to experience just another concert. That is the word from recording Christian artist Neesha Woodz to patrons who would be attending her second album launch on Saturday, September 26, at the Sanctuary Empowerment Centre in Country Road, St Michael, starting at 6:30 p.m. Instead, Neesha wants people to expect the Spirit of […]

Riveting reggae roadshow

It was one of the first of its kind in Barbados; and the Bajan Green Reggae Roadshow should be given two thumbs up for a job well done. The roadshow, which was held two weeks ago in The Glebe, St George, was a major hit with patrons; and it will be interesting to see what […]

Chalmer at centre of gospel push

He is another of the cornerstones of the Christian music ministry in Barbados. And after 43 years promoting gospel music –– along with his Gospel Comforters band –– Chalmer Griffith must not be forgotten. On November 18, Griff, as he is affectionately known among those of his era, will be 71 years old, but while […]

Big Apple crowds take to Q

The second annual Q In The Community’s eight-hour lime in New York –– held again at St Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn yesterday Sunday, before Labour Day –– was an organizer’s promise well kept, received and appreciated. In expanded space, a mammoth crowd enjoyed a wide selection of Bajan food, danced to ballroom music, performed […]

Celebrating Barbadianess

Celebrating Barbadianess

Persistent rain and an ever-present threat of heavy downpours could not stop Barbadians from flocking the Speightstown Esplanade to launch the island’s 21st Community Independence Celebrations over the weekend. Bajans trooped in from across the country, with the Parish Ambassadors and attendants making a spectacular entry, dancing along the St Peter streets, creating a movement […]