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One final brutal critique

One final brutal critique

Over the past two decades, he has become known for his brutally honest critiques of local creative writing. However, after serving for 20 years, Chief Judge of the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment (FCLE), Antonio Boo Rudder is calling it a day. Also exiting the FCLE judging panel are Rudder’s colleagues Jane Bryce, Matthews Rochford, and […]

Fresh Conversation

Fresh Conversation

After an extraordinarily successful run during December with Mahalia’s Corner, local band, 2 Mile Hill, is beginning the new year with a fresh sound for their loyal listeners and the release of their latest single, Conversation. Known for their perfect blend of pop, hip hop, soul and Caribbean energy, the group is debuting a sultry […]

Marzville on a roll

Marzville on a roll

2017 was a whirlwind year for Omar Marzville McQuilkin and this new year promises to be even more splendiferous. After a successful run during Crop Over 2017 when his hit songs Give It To Ya and Gas It Up respectively made it to the Sweet Soca Finals and Bashment Soca competition, the Richard Stoute Teen […]

The woman with the ‘golden voice’

The woman with the ‘golden voice’

Last Friday, the Barbados music fraternity lost another one of its gems with the death of musician and educator Melanie Cox. A passionate practitioner of the arts, Melanie was committed to the development of the local cultural industry. However, while completing her thesis for her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the West […]

New music academy

New music academy

A local Anglican church is getting generous support in establishing its own music academy. Philanthropist Regine Sixt, who is also Barbados’ Honorary Consul in Germany, has agreed to back the St George Parish Church, which is led by Anglican Reverend John Rogers, in this worthy venture. Through her children’s aid foundation known as, Drying Little […]

Money plea

Money plea

Artistes and other creative producers need money to live, and so do writers whose minds labour in solitude to produce entertaining and often compelling reading, fictional or imaginary, that moves us to look at life and events differently. This was the chord struck at the 20th Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Awards (FCLA) ceremony where a […]

Invest in us!

Invest in us!

Veteran entertainer Anthony Gabby Carter has appealed for more investment in the cultural industries in Barbados, while suggesting that the island stood to significantly increase its earnings. Gabby, who along with fellow entertainers Alison Hinds-Walcott and Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire were officially bestowed with their instruments of appointment as Cultural Ambassadors by Prime Minister […]

Luck of the draw

Luck of the draw

A mother of three is the lucky winner of Sheraton Mall’s Joy To The Sea, Joy To You and Me Christmas promotion. At the end of the draw, which was made on Instagram on Tuesday, Deja Blackman was announced winner of the luxury cruise for two, along with USD$500 in spending money. An elated Blackman, […]

Successful walk

Successful walk

Despite falling short of its USD$500, 000 target, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank is reporting that last year’s Walk for the Cure was a major success, raising just over USD$450, 000 region wide. This brings the total funds raised over the past six years through the initiative, which seeks to raise awareness about cancer, to USD$1.75 […]