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Small rides away with top designer prize

Small rides away with top designer prize

With a cloud of controversy still hanging over his victory in this year’s Kiddies Kadooment contest, 25-year-old designer Kevin Small has still managed to drive away with top honours in this year’s Grand Kadooment parade. When the final results were announced by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) tonight, Small emerged as the clear winner in […]

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 […]

No break for Squires

No break for Squires

Nothing short of sickness will prevent veteran bandleader Gwyneth Squires from playing Mas next year. “The only way I will take a break is if I am sick. I am not taking a break because there was a rumour going around that Gwyneth ain’t bringing no band, and that happens almost every year, and I […]

Chase going all out for 2017

Chase going all out for 2017

Trevor Chase’s Ooutraje continues to dominate the Small Band category on Grand Kadooment. For the third successive year the band that caters to 175 masqueraders copped Best Band On The Road as well as Small Band Of The Year. Ooutraje, which has been playing Mas for the past 19 years, also secured first place in […]

Bandleaders look out!

Bandleaders look out!

Come 2017 Betty West is going “to the extreme” with both her Kiddies and Grand Kadooment bands, despite a challenging season in the just concluded Crop Over festivities. “It was very challenging but we came through in the end. We had a few hitches where delivery was concerned. It was much harder than any other year. […]

Weary revelers make it to Spring Garden

Weary revelers make it to Spring Garden

By the time the bands reached Spring Garden for the climax of the Crop Over festival this evening revelers were hardly gyrating with the vigour with which they started, despite the continuous range of pulsating rhythms. Even before the bands passed the Frank Worrell roundabout people were limping, some assisted by friends as they made […]

Spectators turn out for parade of bands

Spectators turn out for parade of bands

Spectators took every vantage point along the Eagle Hall and Bank Hall Road today to catch a glimpse of revelers as they made their way from the National Stadium to Spring Garden. Children, adults and visitors alike sat on walls along the road, while some stood on guard walls ensuring that they missed nothing as […]

Togetherness Social Group caters to spectators

Togetherness Social Group caters to spectators

The Togetherness Social Group Lime and Booze was bigger and better this year, organisers said. The tent housing the group’s annual Kadooment Day lime at Malta Station Hill, was crowded as spectators gathered to watch the passing bands. President of the Togetherness Social Group, Pat Parris, said this is the fifth year the group entertained […]

Entertainers pay tribute to Ratcliffe

Entertainers pay tribute to Ratcliffe

Tributes have been pouring in from the entertainment fraternity, for the late veteran costume band leader Renee Ratcliffe, who passed away suddenly this morning. Ratcliffe collapsed minutes after she and her band Jump Promotions ended their parade before the judges at the National Stadium and mere feet away from the Scotia Bank gate.  She was […]

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