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Big ride for top designer

Big ride for top designer

Whoever wins the title of Band Designer of the Year for Crop Over 2017, will be carrying away something extra special among the prizes — a brand new blue Mazda 2.  The car, valued at $68, 000, was unveiled at McEnearney Quality Inc. during the press launch for the Soca Royale competition earlier this week. […]

Images of Barbados

Images of Barbados

Art enthusiasts gathered at the Grand Salle of the Central Bank on Sunday night to savour the Barbadian aesthetic created by local artists and craftsmen. The launch of the Central Bank’s 2017 Crop Over Visual Arts Festival showcased the spellbinding talent of the island’s artists. Although the festival saw a drop in participants this year, […]

Temper your behaviour, Lashley tells partygoers

Temper your behaviour, Lashley tells partygoers

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Stephen Lashley has condemned two recent incidents of mob violence at two popular fetes, while urging event organizers and promoters to up their security this Crop Over season. “I would really want to say that I frown on such behaviour and I would really like to appeal to persons […]

Scrilla defends ‘Wood’

Scrilla defends ‘Wood’

Bashment Soca finalist Richard Scrilla Straker is pulling no punches as he defends his controversial 2017 release, Wood. While some commentators and members of the public believe the song should be banned from radio, he is insisting it contains no lewdness as some claim. Scrilla is adamant that the song is about a “carpentress” who […]

No soca sweetness

No soca sweetness

What’s the one song that is running Crop Over 2017? Veteran radio personality Anthony Admiral Nelson is still searching for the answer. In fact, he told Barbados TODAY over the weekend, he was disappointed there was still not one song that was a common hit among Barbadians. “The sweetness has gone out of Crop Over. […]

32 semifinalists announced

32 semifinalists announced

Defending Party Monarch Lil Rick has made it through to the semifinals of this year’s Sweet Soca competition. When the 32 semifinalists for the two highly-anticipated Crop Over competitions were announced by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) this afternoon, it emerged that four other popular entertainers had also secured places in both contests. They are Kirk […]

Children prep for Dive Fest

Children prep for Dive Fest

Approximately 100 children have benefitted from a training workshop put on by Barbados Dive Fest on Saturday. Chairman of the Barbados Dive Operators Association Andre Miller said the aim was to teach children how to swim and not be afraid of the sea. “We have over one hundred Barbadian children learning how to swim and […]

Thumbs up for Crop Over Opening Gala

Thumbs up for Crop Over Opening Gala

The 2017 First Citizens Crop Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes has been given a thumbs up by its producer. The event, which was normally held in the island’s capital, was moved to the east of the island and held at King George V Memorial Park in St Philip this year. Producer […]

Crop Over 2017 launched

Crop Over 2017 launched

The best of Bajan culture was on show for this afternoon’s Crop Over Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes. The event at the King George V Memorial Park commenced with much fanfare, including singing, dancing and acting. Entertainer Antoine Williams took to the stage to deliver Speechifying, commemorating the longevity and excitement […]