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Dying art

Dying art

The death rattle appears to be sounding from the art forms of limbo dancing and fire eating, as well as tuk music, with fewer than ten people estimated to be practising these forms of entertainment here. And if the response to a series of workshops organized by Ruk-A-Tuk Inc in association with the Ministry of […]

Barbados loses a maestro

Barbados loses a maestro

The music fraternity awoke this morning to the sad news of the death of Barbadian maestro Adrian Boo Husbands. The veteran musician and late manager of the Headliners Tent was also a teacher and cultural industries consultant. As news spread of his passing, several local entertainers took to social media to express condolences, with Anderson Blood Armstrong […]

Literary contest dogged by plagiarism

Literary contest dogged by plagiarism

Plagiarism has raised its ugly head in Barbados’ premiere creative writing competition, the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment (FCLE), according to chairman of judges Antonio ‘Boo’ Rudder. Speaking at the 2016 awards ceremony, he gave several examples of immaturity in the submissions, while indicating that one or more of the budding authors had copied the writing […]

We pledge allegiance

We pledge allegiance

The work of more than 50 Barbadian artists is about to go on display at the Manor Lodge Pop-Up Gallery #1 Manor Lodge, Green Hill St Michael. The exhibit, entitled “We Pledge Allegiance”, has been commissioned by the Elcock Group of Companies as a tribute to Barbados’ 50th year of Independence. Here, group representative Adrian […]

NIFCA slammed as a ‘farce’

NIFCA slammed as a ‘farce’

Chief Executive Officer of the Pinelands Creative Workshop (PCW) Rodney Grant has described as a ‘farce”, the recently concluded National Independent Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA). In a stinging criticism of the event, the cultural advocate questioned the authenticity of the indigenous cultural currency offered by the premier performing arts festival. Speaking at a PCW […]

‘Barbados’ cultural industry missing out on billions’

‘Barbados’ cultural industry missing out on billions’

Barbados may be missing out on its share of a near $US200 billion global cultural trade due to its continued failure to preserve, formalize and market its indigenous products, Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo said. Dr Byer-Suckoo told a seminar conducted by the Pineland’s Creative Workshop Monday, the losses would continue until the cultural […]

Flash for 50  

Flash for 50  

With only 50 days left until Barbados celebrates its 50th Anniversary of Independence, the Independence Secretariat organized a flash mob in the City today. Performers surprised shoppers with a dance in the middle of Broad Street to Lil Rick’s popular Iz A Bajan. Several people paused and watched the dance, cheering and singing along with the music. Onlookers were further […]

Mixed fortunes

Mixed fortunes

Operators of small and medium sized enterprises have been giving mixed reviews about the state of business in Barbados. Some of them spoke to Barbados TODAY when they and other Small Business Association (SBA) members and officials took a trip around the island thursday, introducing their products and services to Barbadians. The occasion was the […]

Trident makes BCC stop

Trident makes BCC stop

The Commemorative Broken Trident stopped in on another educational institution yesterday – the Barbados Community College. Students dressed in national colours gathered along the college’s entrance to welcome members of the Cadet Corps as they marched to the Liberal Arts Auditorium where the trident was displayed. Principal Dr Ian Austin, who received the symbol, told Barbados TODAY “the […]