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UPDATE-Shooting death mars Crop Over climax

UPDATE-Shooting death mars Crop Over climax

Police are investigating the shooting death of 20-year-old Taried Junior Rock of 3rd Avenue, Chapman Lane, St Michael. It occurred after 6 p.m. on Monday during the Grand Kadooment climax on the Spring Garden Highway. Lawmen say a number of gunshots were heard, and officers, who were on duty along Spring Garden at the time, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BAM wants NCF to strip Small of Best Junior Band award

BAM wants NCF to strip Small of Best Junior Band award

The Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM) has written to the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) demanding an explanation for the results of last Saturday’s Junior Kadooment contest. BAM Secretary Mackie Holder has confirmed that the letter was dispatched to the state agency responsible for Crop Over, although he revealed little about its content. “It basically outlines […]

Jump orderly, bandleader advises

Jump orderly, bandleader advises

Concerned over the latest upsurge in violent crime, one bandleader is pleading with revellers and spectators alike to be decent and orderly Friday night during the Foreday Morning jump. Committee members at Soca Chippers Renaldo Forde said he was praying that everything would run smoothly Friday night, and without incident, even as he encouraged Barbadians […]

Hard times strike Crop Over bands

Hard times strike Crop Over bands

Bridgetown retailers were not the only ones lamenting slow sales ahead of the Crop Over climax. With Grand Kadooment a mere three days away, some bandleaders were reporting slow sales, while complaining they had been struck by the austerity bug. When Barbados TODAY visited some band houses, there were hardly any signs of life, with […]