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by NATANGA SMITH THE HEATED DEBATE on social media and radio airwaves that first-timer Damian Marvay was hard done in the Sweet Soca competition yesterday morning isn’t being endorsed by the singer. “I feel great to place second. I have no qualms coming second to Edwin Yearwood. Zero. “I didn’t...
by YVETTE BEST EDWIN SCORED A two-peat and Lil Rick his first title at Bushy Park when they took the two titles up for grabs at the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale in the wee hours of this morning. Interestingly, both sang patriotic songs paying tribute to the island’s 50th year of Independence. De...
by YVETTE BEST WHEN HIS STORY is told in the Barbershop or at any other happy occasion like a birthday, the record will show that Chad De MC Montplaisir led from the front. His crowning by a mere two-point margin in the wee hours of yesterday morning ahead of the other favourite in the 13 to 18...
by JAVA SEALY FOR REIGNING Party Monarch Peter Ram, Grand Kadooment can take a leaf out of Junior Kadooment’s book. Speaking to the SUNDAY SUN outside the National Stadium yesterday during the grand event, Ram said the environment of Junior Kadooment was much more loving than that of Grand...
by JAVA SEALY THE BANDS were coming out too slow. This was the consensus among some parents, band leaders and even some kiddies at yesterday’s Junior Kadooment and Fair, in association with Barbados Lumber Company and Nicholls Bakery at the National Stadium. Complaints were aplenty at every hour of...
by JAVA SEALY VETERAN BANDLEADER Betty West was glad to be back after a three-year hiatus from producing a Junior Kadooment band. West, a bandleader for 25 years, was enjoying herself among her band members yesterday, although admitting that this year was tiring for her. “I’ve grown away, but I’ve...
by RACHELLE AGARD THIS YEAR’S Crop Over Festival has seen a record high number of registrations for Grand Kadooment and Foreday Morning. Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley made this revelation while speaking at the unveiling of an artist’s display at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, yesterday...
FOR A SECOND time, bandleader Kevin Small has played his cards right. His kiddies band Fifth Element has claimed the Best Junior Band title in this year’s Junior Kadooment and Fair. The band, which was themed We Playin’ De Right Cards, and its 130...
by TONI YARDE DOUBLE THE TIME; double the energy; double the effort and double the expense. That’s the current situation facing both Sweet Soca King Edwin Yearwood and Party Monarch Peter Ram as they prepare for tomorrow’s MQI/98.1 Soca Royale showdown at Bushy Park. Both kings are defending their...
by NATANGA SMITH LAST YEAR Asher Dynamo Murrell was on stage in the Scotiabank Junior Monarch competition. He performed his entry, Drinkers Anthem, in the 8-12 age category to take the title. He beat defending champion Ranaan into second and was also awarded the prize for Best Soca Song. A year...