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‘We are still enslaved’

‘We are still enslaved’

Eighty years after the 1937 riots, an Opposition Parliamentarian has charged that Barbados is still not fully emancipated. Barbados Labour Party representative for St Michael East Trevor Prescod levelled the charge Wednesday morning while contending that a lot of confusion currently exists in the country. Prescod specifically highlighted Monday’s massive demonstration against the recently hiked […]

Role for communities in CARIFESTA

Role for communities in CARIFESTA

CARIFESTA XIII is expected to have major investment at the community level. That’s the view of Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley who said Barbadian communities are expected to play a significant role in the coming arts festival. Addressing the official launch of the Community Independence Celebrations at King George V Memorial Park last Saturday, he said […]

Lashley wants to meet BAM

Lashley wants to meet BAM

Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley may not have any monetary relief to give to the Kadooment masquerade bands this year, but that does not mean he cannot meet with them to discuss their concerns. “I always say that when we have issues we will sit down and work them out,” said Lashley, in an address […]

Money jam

Money jam

The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) and the Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM) have reached a stalemate in a row over financial support for the upcoming Crop Over season, with Grand Kadooment likely to be the collateral victim. The NCF has made it clear that it simply cannot afford to increase subventions to the bandleaders, or […]

African awareness alive at Maria Holder

African awareness alive at Maria Holder

The adorable three and four-year-olds at Maria Holder Nursery School took the spotlight yesterday as they celebrated African Awareness Day. Before beaming parents and guardians, as well as the proud teachers of the school whose hard word showed in their performances, the children thrilled the packed school hall with their songs and dance. After an initial […]

No 2017 Grammy wins for RiRi

No 2017 Grammy wins for RiRi

Barbadian Rihanna went home empty-handed tonight, as British singer Adele and a very pregnant Beyonce stole the spotlight at the 59th annual Grammy Awards show. Rihanna, who already has eight Grammys to her name, was nominated in eight categories this year. However, the night clearly belonged to Adele, who copped the coveted album of the year with ’25’. […]

Sharon Primary start off African celebrations

Sharon Primary start off African celebrations

The pupils of the Sharon Primary School got their African Awareness month celebrations off to a start this morning at the Sharon Moravian Church in a special service dubbed African Assembly. Led by historian Trevor Marshall, he took the students on a journey, giving them insight in to their culture and reminded them why it […]

Dying art

Dying art

The death rattle appears to be sounding from the art forms of limbo dancing and fire eating, as well as tuk music, with fewer than ten people estimated to be practising these forms of entertainment here. And if the response to a series of workshops organized by Ruk-A-Tuk Inc in association with the Ministry of […]

Barbados loses a maestro

Barbados loses a maestro

The music fraternity awoke this morning to the sad news of the death of Barbadian maestro Adrian Boo Husbands. The veteran musician and late manager of the Headliners Tent was also a teacher and cultural industries consultant. As news spread of his passing, several local entertainers took to social media to express condolences, with Anderson Blood Armstrong […]

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