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ACTING POLICE COMISSIONER Tyrone Griffith is among a large number of policemen on the road for the Foreday Morning Jam. Griffith was among a group of officers at the Queen’s Park where 17 bands are waiting to move off to start the early morning jump up. Three truckloads of officers arrived soon...
XHOSA is only two years old, but the Kadooment band has garnered a set of faithful supporters. And those revellers are well taken care of by members who have experience in the entertainment industry or auxiliary services which are required to ensure that a Kadooment band is successful. Xhosa has...
by YVETTE BEST  THE “sweetest summer festival” grinds to a halt this weekend , which is chock-full of activities from tonight as party lovers go all out. Non-stop activity for many over a five-day period, which includes two bank holidays, gets under way with the official opening ofBridgetown...
by YVETTE BEST  OVERWHELMED AND EXCITED. Judging from the jump kick Chad De MC Montplaisir made when he appeared on stage after he was announced as monarch in the 13 to 18 category of the Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch competition, those words seem just about right. “It...
by YVETTE BEST  IT WAS A gift Lisa Greene will never forget. Just after the midnight hour on Saturday, when her birthday had officially started, her eight-year-old daughter made good on a promise and handed her the gift. Except she was not the ordinary Summa Sargeant anymore, she was now the...
by TONI YARDE EVERY VICTORY has its own sweetness; each competition its own challenges. So for Edwin Yearwood, Sunday night’s win is just as sweet or sweeter than last year or even his first win in 1995. “Sunday night was special for me. I really wanted to win last year, but needed to win this year...
by NATANGA SMITH  DON’T WORRY I get thru. Finally. Those were the words of 2016 Party Monarch, Lil Rick. “I Get Thru,” he said making a big laugh when congratulated on the title he won early Monday morning at Bushy Park at theMQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale, and playing on one of the big...
by TRE GREAVES STAY AWAY FROM the East Coast on Tuesday if you are not in the band. That was the message from the organisers of Day Two, a major Kadooment-like jump-up featuring about 1 000 revellers, who will hit the streets on the picturesque St Andrew coast to celebrate the second successive...
by LISA KING LIT UP LIKE DAYTIME. That is how the route for tomorrow night’s Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) Foreday Morning Jam will be illuminated. In addition to the erection of 75 light towers with a total of 300 high intensity bulbs, every street light along the route is...
THE ISLAND’S BIGGEST kaiso battle comes off Saturday night at Kensington Oval when the MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Finals will be staged before thousands. The eagerly-anticipated competition will see four women and six men squaring off for the coveted calypso monarch title starting 8 p.m. The ten...