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Missing scenes along Eagle Hall - Thu, 2016/08/04 - 11:00am
by LISA KING EVERY YEAR THOUSANDS of Barbadians line the streets to see the revellers in their colourful costumes parade from the National Stadium to Spring Garden. This year was no exception, as men and women, young and old, were seen between Eagle Hall and Black Rock. However, many of the...
Jump-up all Bajan - Thu, 2016/08/04 - 10:00am
by GERCINE CARTER BARBADOS’ 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE was the theme dominating Republic Bank Grand Kadooment mas Monday, with several bands paying tribute to the Golden Jubilee. Betty West captured it in her band Bajan Impact, with the section called Golden Celebration. The female...
Day Two spectators ‘welcomed’ - Wed, 2016/08/03 - 3:00pm
by TRE GREAVES WE WANTED SPECTATORS at East Coast to watch us jump. That was the unequivocal message from Ryan Moseley, organiser of Day Two, the Kadooment-like event held yesterday. Moseley, who is the managing director of DM Celebrations, sought to clear the air following some negative public...
Mia pays tribute to Grynner - Wed, 2016/08/03 - 12:00pm
IF MIA MOTTLEY had her way, the Spring Garden Highway would have a name change. For her, it would be the McDonald Blenman Highway, named after the 70-year-old calypsonian, Grynner. The leader of the Barbados Labour Party, under whose patronage the annual Dis Gotta Be Mas fete was held...
Pure love at 1Love - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 6:30pm
by NATANGA SMITH  Soca star Machel Montano showed global love in his second 1Love concert in Barbados. Well represented were Nigeria, Trinidad, St Vincent and of course, Barbados. From as early as 6 p.m., soca diehards descended on the Concorde Experience grounds to secure a prime position....
Damper along final stretch - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 6:00pm
by CARLOS ATWELL THE FINAL STRETCH was a tiring one for many of the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment revellers. While there were still examples of those with energy to burn, there was certainly more chipping than wukking up. Some people had had enough of the trip and the sun and took a break along the...
When the mood turned to grief - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 5:30pm
THE APPROACH OF blaring sirens after 10 a.m. warned that something was wrong on the road outside Waterford Plantation. Jump Promotions band had just rounded the corner by Combermere School on to the straightaway leading to Station Hill in a frenzy of fast-paced revelry in this year’s ...
Some tap out in Black Rock - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 5:00pm
by RACHELLE AGARD AS NEWS OF Renee Ratcliffe’s death spread, it was too much for some revellers. The bandleader and costume designer for Jump Promotions Happy Go Lucky collapsed suddenly yesterday on the outskirts of the National Stadium during this year’s Republic Bank Grand...
All eyes on the bands - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 4:30pm
by LISA KING HOURS BEFORE the first band got to the Eagle Hall, St Michael junction, hundreds of spectators took up vantage points to take in the spectacle that is Republic Bank Grand Kadooment. The first band, Walk Holy, got to Eagle Hall at 10:30 a.m., and it was not until an hour later...
Celebs come out to jam - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 4:00pm
by ANTOINETTE CONNELL FRESH FROM A Grand Prix win in Germany, speedster Lewis Hamilton was among the celebrities taking in the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment street party. As the curtains came down on the six-week Crop Over Festival with masqueraders jumping in large/small colourful bands,...
Clean Bim hits the road - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 3:30pm
by TRE GREAVES KADOOMENT DAY was not all about playing mas for one group. The social media Clean Bim team was on the road at Station Hill trying to sensitise the public about proper garbage disposal. They captured people who were disposing their waste in sensible ways. Makayla Yearwood,...
Bank Hall a hot spot - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 3:00pm
by JAMIE CARRINGTON IT WAS A MINI KADOOMENT in Bank Hall, St Michael, during the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment yesterday. This location seemed to be one of the most popular spots along the masquerading route, which started from Warrens, as patrons lined both sides of the street in their numbers....
Cooling off their feathers - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 2:30pm
CROP OVER GOOD MORNING! Just outside the launching point of the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment yesterday, Waterford was alive and bursting with the colour of thousands of costumes. As the band members made their way from the National Stadium to Station Hill for the curtain closer...
Bands roll out on time - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 2:00pm
by ALEX DOWNES THE FIRST OF bands poured out of the National Stadium a few minutes after 9 a.m. making their way onto the Waterford junction. With a flurry of colour and feathers and traditional costumes, thousands of jumpers at the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment proved that the narrow...
An amazing display of colour - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 1:30pm
by TONI YARDE BARBADIANS CAME OUT to be a part of yesterday’s Republic Bank Grand Kadooment at the National Stadium. Those present were also part of a special Emancipation Day ceremony before the costumes were on display. Thousands others viewed the spectacle on television. Over 11 000 registered...