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NCF stages ‘Taste of NIFCA’

NCF stages ‘Taste of NIFCA’

The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) created a buzz for its upcoming Festival with a ‘Taste of NIFCA’ at Jubilee Gardens in the city. With the preliminaries already underway, it was time to switch the conversation from Crop Over to NIFCA and today’s showcase featured a diverse cast of some of the best acts across the […]

Better late than never!

Better late than never!

Better Late Than Never is a brand – a NBC American reality –travel TV series, and a full length album by the ska/reggae band Slackers, to name but a few examples. It also recently appeared in this headline: COME FOR CROP OVER 2016 – BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! – the title of a Due Diligence […]

McClean sees broken trident as symbol of patriotism

McClean sees broken trident as symbol of patriotism

Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine McClean today presented the commemorative broken trident as a symbol of nationalism, saying she was hoping it would ignite a greater sense of patriotism in Barbadians. McClean, chairperson of the committee tasked with coordinating events for the 50th anniversary Independence, received the broken trident this morning at the Ministry […]

No show

No show

A modest gathering of about 100 people turned out in Golden Square, The City Tuesday in observance of the 1937 rebellion. However, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, who was joined by two of her 12 Barbados Labour Party (BLP) colleagues, took particular issue with the absence of Government officials from Tuesday’s ceremony, marking A Day of National […]

Edwin still soca general

Edwin still soca general

Before a massive crowd estimated as perhaps the biggest ever at Bushy Park, St Philip, Edwin Yearwood retained his Sweet Soca Competition crown with a sizzling rendition of Home Sweet Home. With 25 points on offer for performance, a similar number for melody and 20 for lyrics, points gained in those three categories especially would […]

Lil Rick and Edwin rule

Lil Rick and Edwin rule

The General and the Hypa Dog are kings of Bushy Park once again. Edwin Yearwood has been crowned Sweet Soca Monarch for the second year running, while Lil Rick, who last won Party Monarch in 2007, convincingly reclaimed the title at the end of Sunday’s Soca Royale event, which attracted thousands for what organizers say was a record crowd attendance for […]

UPDATE-18 announced

UPDATE-18 announced

First time semi-finalist Jamal Slocombe will be first out the blocks when the Pic-O-De Crop semi-finals come off on Friday night at the National Stadium. Here is the full Order of Appearances for the 18 semi-finalists who are seeking to dethrone reigning monarch Classic.   No. Artist Tent 1. Jamal Slocombe De Big Show 2. Billboard […]

Low-keyed ‘mega’ cavalcade

Low-keyed ‘mega’ cavalcade

It was billed as the “mega cavalcade”, but from all reports Crop Over 2016 got off to a low-keyed start on Friday night, as the first event on the official calendar came off at the Briar Hall playing field in the heart of Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley’s Christ Church West Central constituency. Well past 9:30 p.m. patrons […]

Baobab Theatre Festival launched

Baobab Theatre Festival launched

Sowing Seeds, Strengthening Roots is the introspective theme which will be carried by the inaugural Courtesy Baobab International Theatre Festival launched last Friday at Hilton Barbados. Producer Winston Farrell, of Kickdust Productions, explained that the May 20 to 29 festival would highlight local and African-American theatre persons, while creating a new tourism product for the […]