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Amateur night at Pirates Cove

Amateur night at Pirates Cove

The Williams sisters of lawn tennis fame have nothing on the Lythcott siblings. It is one thing to beat your sister on the tennis court, but it is a different experience beating her in the boxing ring. And that is just what 20-year-old Iprecious Lythcott did when she came up against 22-year old Iniggakaya Lythcott […]

Williams out of 200m

Williams out of 200m

Barbados national champion, Sada Williams, is out of the 200 metres at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London, England. Today, Williams finished fifth in her heat in a time of 23.55 and failed to advance. Trinidad and Tobago’s Kayelle Clarke was sixth in 23.75. Among those from the Caribbean advancing was Bahamas’ Shaunae […]

A crown well deserved

A crown well deserved

  By Wade Gibbons Ian iWeb Webster was winning the calypso crown from the opening night of the De Big Show Calypso Tent in June. Last night at Kensington Oval he merely formalised the result. This year’s Pic-O-De-Crop competition was one of those rare occasions where an artiste has two songs that only laryngitis, amnesia […]

Eleven for Final’s showdown

Eleven for Final’s showdown

Queen Aziza will be contending with ten other finalists, rather than nine, when she takes to the stage for the Pic-O-De-Crop Final on August 5. Two unnamed calypsonians tied for that ninth spot in Friday night’s semi-final at Kensington Oval, that saw some predictable names entered for the big occasion, at least one omitted who […]

And the finalists are. . .

And the finalists are. . .

By Wade Gibbons Nine calypsonians will leave Kensington Oval very early tomorrow morning happy to be going forward to the Pic-O-De-Crop Final, while nine will depart pondering on what mistakes they – or the judges – might have made. Tonight’s Pic-O-De-Crop semi-finals should be a keen contest with several bringing terrific material to the stage, […]

Semi-finalists named for Pic-O-De–Crop 2017

Semi-finalists named for Pic-O-De–Crop 2017

House of Soca’s Franswaa and AC as well as All Stars’ singing policewoman Charisma were the three first-timers among the 18 chosen for the Pic-O-De-Crop Semifinal showdown on July 21. AC – House of Soca This morning following the judging of All Stars Calypso Tent at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, the much-anticipated announcement was […]

De Big Show – simply fabulous!

De Big Show – simply fabulous!

It was ‘only’ the tent’s judging night, but De Big Show put on a performance on Sunday night worthy of a Pic-O-De-Crop Final’s night. The Sea Rocks Dome at Maxwell, Christ Church rocked! It is possible that as many as seven from this tent will advance to the Pic-O-De-Crop semifinals. If good reasoning and sanity […]

Much to offer at Super Gladiators

Much to offer at Super Gladiators

The Super Gladiators Calypso Tent was first out the blocks on Saturday night at the Roy Byer Centre, as more than a dozen calypsonians sought to impress the judges and gain entry into the semi-finals of this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop competition. Making an excellent case for inclusion was Smokey Burke with Poor Trait and Persona Non […]

Webster rocks at the Dome

Webster rocks at the Dome

If the Pic-O-De-Crop competition were a horse race and one had attended all the training gallops and done the homework on the mounts, one could not be faulted for picking a thoroughbred called Ian Webster to win the feature event by at least a half-length. The First Citizens Big Show opened on Saturday at the […]

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