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The Salt of the DJ world

Entertainment has always been in his veins. And he has been flavouring the industry for quite some time now. In fact from a toddler, Salt knew he was an ingredient the entertainment industry needed. “I had a love for the stage from four years old. I always had a passion for singing. I was in […]

Rihanna to buy football club?

Rihanna to buy football club?

Rihanna plans to buy a football club in the UK following her excitement at this summer’s World Cup. The pop princess enjoyed the tournament in Brazil so much she has set her sights on establishing a football academy in Barbados before branching out into ownership. A source said: ‘At first we thought Rihanna’s desire to […]

Into the groove

Into the groove

If you have ever attended Hennessy Artistry, Soca Royale, Reggae On The Beach, or Reggae On The Hill, you have probably grooved to the sounds of music provided by DJ Bon and Mikey Dread. Together, the duo have been hyping up parties and fetes for just over two years now, keeping Bajans’ feet moving and […]

Swansong

Swansong

She has arguably more calypso “crowns” than even Red Plastic Bag, and has countless “hits” under her belt. But come next Crop Over season, Alison Gittens will be like any other regular Joe. After more than two decades as a backing vocalist, she has disembarked the stage and placed her outfits in the closet. She […]

Rudder still telling his story

Born on May 6, 1953, in Belmont, Trinidad and Tobago, one of nine children, David Rudder for half of his 61 years has been writing and singing calypso. And Rudder has been among those ushering in that new era of calypso production and presentation that saw his many hits, including Calypso Music, Bahia Girl, Bacchanal […]

Built on helping hands

Changing the world, one cause at a time, is the mission of Miss Humanity International, a pageant, headquartered in Barbados, with the sole objective of promoting and raising awareness about humanitarian causes worldwide. “The pageant is open to young ladies ages 18 to 28, who have a strong passion for community and humanitarian service,” chief […]

The 40 for the fortieth

What are the 40 most impactful calypsos over the past 40 years of the Crop Over Festival? And who delivered them? Let’s be frank about this. There are far more than 40 of these melodic works offered in our calypso tents all this time that would have been gripping, stimulating –– and even inspiring. And […]

Short’s story to tell

Short’s story to tell

Columbus Short is best known for his starring role in the hit ABC series Scandal, having played the character Harrison Wright for roughly three seasons. Now, like his former character’s on the small screen, the 31-year-old actor’s life has been playing out like a scene from the series, embroiled in battle after battle, court case […]

Sweet victory

Sweet victory

So nice he did it twice. Ian iWeb Webster is glad that amidst an adversity-filled Crop Over, he came out on top. “I am very happy about the win. It was a hard fought battle. It was a season of adversity, but I am thankful for the opportunity to be the calypso monarch again,” he […]