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by NATANGA SMITH WHO WILL BE the Starcom Network People’s Monarch 2016 and walk away with $15 000? There will be a new monarch this year as Red Plastic Bag didn’t make it to the eight for the quarter-finals. Votes were done online at Hott953.com and by text to cut it to the eight. From the quarter-...
by DONNA SEALY STANDING AT 4 feet 11 inches, Tanya Hinds dazzled the judges with her dancing, stage presence and confidence to be crowned Miss Crop Over 2016. Before a small but supportive audience at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed on Saturday night, the passenger service agent looked like a winner...
by TONI YARDE STARCOM NETWORK’S programme manager Ronnie Clarke would have loved to see more people at the MQI/Mount Gay Semi-finals at the National Stadium – his preferred venue for the event. “I like the Stadium, but I wish more people would come. I am not happy with the attendance.” Clarke who...
FOUR WOMEN, including 21-year-old Aziza Clarke, received the nod from the judges for the finals of the MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De Crop competition. Aziza, a former two-time Junior Monarch, joins TC and Chrystal Cummins-Beckles from De First Citizens/Digicel De Big Show, as well as her Cave...
by TRE GREAVES STIFFY STAR QUALITY is still basking in his recent achievement. Earlier this month at Kensington Oval at Phenomenal Friday, he became the first winner of the Barbados Yellow Pages Bashment Soca competition with the song Tek Off Something, and judging by the crowd response, if he did...
by CINDY MAYNARD FIVE young calypsonians all have one thing in common. Not only are they in the 18 called for the Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-finals tonight, they have come through the ranks of the Junior Monarch programme. Actually, three out of the five are former Junior Monarchs, while one is the...
by TRE GREAVES AFTER A THREE-YEAR hiatus from the Junior Kadooment arena, Betty West is back. The celebrated designer, who has claimed many titles for both her Grand Kadooment, bands and her Kiddies  Kadooment costumes went back to the drawing board and this year she is back with what she said...
THE Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) Golden Soca is back after a break last year. According to the president of BARP, Ed Bushell, he saw the opportunity to work with Golden Soca Productions as a good opportunity to “satisfy those of our members who are restless for good music.”...
by TONI YARDE THREE TENT MANAGERS are not singing the praises of the judges and their 18 semi-final picks for the MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De Crop competition. House Of Soca’s Sharon Carew-White, Eleanor Rice of Cave Shepherd All Stars and Errol Griffith from The Experience all said they had “issues”...
by TONI YARDE THE 18 SEMI-FINALISTS who were named early this morning at The Crane, St Philip made their way to the National Cultural Foundation to sign contracts and make the official draw today. First timers Jamal JSlo Slocombe, Julie and Ah-Dee-Lah are all pleased and comfortable with...