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Shantal answers call of opera

Shantal answers call of opera

Meet Shantal Martin, a 23-year-old opera singer with a dynamic voice. Her career in music began back in primary school, while she was a student of Hilltop Preparatory School. Her music teacher, who was a member of the Royal Barbados Police Force Band, taught her and her classmates to play the recorder, and he saw […]

Adamson toast of Barbados culinary team

Adamson toast of Barbados culinary team

Bartender Ryan Adamson tasted gold last year, but this year he was determined to take top honours in the Taste of the Caribbean event held in Miami last week. And that he did. Adamson, who walked away with bragging rights and the title of Bartender of the Year, was yesterday celebrated by his colleagues at Mount […]

Song with a purpose

Song with a purpose

Keann Walters is no stranger to the stage. She had many hits in the calypso arena before she was transformed into a musical minister for Christ. Now the songbird has taken that star quality into the gospel arena, with her acclaimed song I Am Amazed, which she said God laid on her heart three years […]

The colours of a woman

The colours of a woman

When you look at a woman, what do you see? Another human being or a sex object? This was the question that a recent exhibition at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination sought to answer. It was staged by local visual artist, Cher-Antoinette under the theme Just Call Me Sarah: Colours of a Woman. […]

A new singing sensation

A new singing sensation

Remember the name Tia Corbin? It’s one you will be hearing for years to come. Tia’s name has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue since her dynamic performance at the recently held School’s Choir Festival. Her rendition of Yolanda Adams’ That Name, earned her the awards of Best Solo Vocalist and Best Overall Performance. […]

Pleasant Miss Universe memories

Pleasant Miss Universe memories

Representing Barbados at the recent 2017 Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that Shannon Harris will never forget. Growing up, the 22-year-old beauty never imagined entering a pageant, let alone winning Miss Universe Barbados and going on to represent her country at an international level Summing up the entire experience for […]

Mixing it up!

Mixing it up!

The petite Ashley Callender aspires to be one of Barbados’ leading mixologists and she is well on her way. Today, she showed off her skills with much flair as she served a delicious cocktail made with orange, simple syrup, Mount Gay Rum and Clayton’s Kola Tonic at the launch of the sixth series of the […]

A Tribute to Sir Dwight Venner

A Tribute to Sir Dwight Venner

by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles Vice-Chancellor, The University of the West Indies I remember it well, as did everyone whose eyes witnessed the event. It was the ending of the 1980 Jamaica cricket season, and I was called upon to bowl the last over in a tense match between The University of the West Indies (The […]

By special delivery

By special delivery

Dial Barbados Inc (DBI) has gone the extra mile to help a family in need this Christmas. The local company, which manages the retail stores for telecommunications giant Flow, today delivered a special food hamper to the Bayley family, who lost their home in a fire last June. “This is something we really do every […]

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