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Miss Universe Barbados 2017 crowned

Miss Universe Barbados 2017 crowned

Twenty-six year old Lesley Chapman-Andrews is Miss Universe Barbados 2017. In addition to the coveted crown and over $100, 000 in prizes, the confidently beautiful freelance consultant also walked away with the Miss Congeniality title at the end of Saturday night’s competition. First runner up was Jamila Forde, who also ended up in that same […]

A journey to lyrical excellence

A journey to lyrical excellence

A new cultural initiative called Writer’s Block was officially launched today at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St Michael. The initiative, the brainchild of Bakari Murray, seeks to provide song writing and music development scholarships and recording contracts for talented artists. Murray said he got the idea while he was recording songs in his community. He […]

Stiffy is king of the road

Stiffy is king of the road

Bashment Soca King Stiffy is in winners row yet again for Crop Over 2017. His popular song Tip and Ben Ova was adjudged Tune of the Crop tonight for the most popular tune on the road during today’s Grand Kadooment parade, which signals the climax of the annual premier cultural festival. This is Stiffy’s first […]

iWeb claims third calypso crown

iWeb claims third calypso crown

iWeb is the 2017 Pic-O-De-Crop calypso monarch. After putting down two very solid performances at the Kensington Oval on Saturday night, the seasoned performer, who previously won the title in 2013 and 2014,  amassed 108 points to capture the coveted crown for a third time, dethroning Queen Aziza in the process. Singing Salesman and Pray For the […]

Few skirmishes reported at Foreday jump up

Few skirmishes reported at Foreday jump up

Lawmen are reporting an almost uneventful 2017 Foreday Morning jump up. Police Public Relations Officer, acting Inspector Roland Cobbler tells Barbados TODAY, they saw high levels of intoxication by revellers and, in another instance, persons from one band had to receive medical attention after being injured along the parade route. “In that case, the rope […]

Red Plastic Bag wins Stag Jam Tune with Boat Ride

Red Plastic Bag wins Stag Jam Tune with Boat Ride

The 2017 Sweet Soca King Red Plastic Bag is in the winners circle yet again after taking the Stag Jam Tune at this year’s Foreday Morning Jam.  His popular song Boat Ride was played a total of six times at the various judging points along the route.  Five songs tied for second place, each playing […]

Heightened security for weekend festivities

Heightened security for weekend festivities

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Stephen Lashley says all the necessary security measures have been taken for the festivities this weekend, including Grand Kadooment to be held on Monday, August 7. He told members of the media that the National Cultural Foundation and the Royal Barbados Police Force are working closely to ensure smooth […]

Two ‘Philipines’ reign at Bushy Park

Two ‘Philipines’ reign at Bushy Park

The eastern parish of St Philip can boast today of having not one, but two soca kings. Early this morning, Lil Rick successfully defended his Party Monarch crown, while veteran calypsonian Red Plastic Bag rocked his way back to first position in the Sweet Soca competition, at the end of a well-attended Soca Royale at Bushy Park, St Philip. […]

It’s Soca Royale at Bushy Park

It’s Soca Royale at Bushy Park

The highly anticipated Soca Royale gets underway soon at the Bushy Park, St Philip, rounding up some of the best songs from the Party Monarch and Sweet Soca competitions. Winners of both competitions will walk away with a Mazda 3 motor car and $10,000. Patrons have been filing into the venue from early afternoon, many with […]

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