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Bandleaders call for concessions - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 1:00pm
by GERCINE CARTER CROP OVER bandleaders are appealing for a speeding up of the process so that they can access the concessions granted in the recent Cultural Industries Development Act. The Act was proclaimed on February 1, and yesterday bandleaders participating in the Republic Bank Grand...
Kadooment is ‘Caribbean’ - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 12:30pm
by GERCINE CARTER  CROP OVER can no longer be considered as just a Barbadian festival. Instead, Ian De Souza, chief executive officer of Republic Bank, title sponsors of Grand Kadooment, says the festival, like other Caribbean festivals is now “a Caribbean thing.” Responding to...
Day 2 underway on East Coast Road - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 12:02pm
by TRE GREAVES HUNDREDS OF REVELLERS have converged on the Ermie Bourne Highway (East Coast Road) to continue Crop Over 2016 celebrations. They are jumping in the inaugural Day 2 event, a “come as you are” jam, being held under the theme Freedom. It did get off to a slow start, but is now fully...
Grand parade - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 12:00pm
by GERCINE CARTER THOUSANDS OF REVELLERS paraded and pranced around in sweltering heat at the National Stadium yesterday in what officials described as one of the largest Republic Bank Grand Kadooment parades to date. The colour and spectacle usually associated with the parade, the customary...
Not an easy call - Mon, 2016/08/01 - 2:00pm
by ERIC SMITH  ANALYSING performers in a song competition is a purely subjective exercise and that was quite evident to me by the time the Pic-O-De-Crop calypso competition was all over. The judges, experienced in scoring, former front-line musicians themselves or long-time followers of the...
Women leave mark at Oval - Mon, 2016/08/01 - 1:00pm
by YVETTE BEST AT LEAST THREE of the 10 finalists said the four women in the mix had to fight for the top places. With Aziza, who became the second queen in Barbados, emerging as winner and Donella and Chrystal Cummins-Beckles tying for fourth, they arguably did. It was about 1:37 a....
Romans shell down Vaucluse - Mon, 2016/08/01 - 12:30pm
by TRE GREAVES THERE WAS A RUMBLING in the bushes at Vaucluse St Thomas from about 4 a.m. on Saturday. It was caused by thousands of “Romans” from Caesar’s Army A.M. Bush Carnival. They were not in dressed in earth tone military- styled clothing or war boots, but rather they were clad in...
Rick ‘flattens’ car park - Mon, 2016/08/01 - 12:00pm
by ALEX DOWNES WORD ALL ROUND was that for every drop of rain that fell Saturday night, there was a Lil Rick hit. And in true legendary fashion, the Chihuahua Businessman rendered as many of them as possible at Dis Is Rick: Celebrating 20 years of Soca to leave the BTI Car Park on...
More activities in mind for Bridgetown Market - Mon, 2016/08/01 - 10:00am
by CARLOS ATWELL BRIDGETOWN MARKET needs more activities to liven it up and attract more patrons. And according to National Cultural Foundation chief executive officer Cranston Browne, this is exactly what it is going to get. “I think we need some more events for Bridgetown Market; that is why...
Familiar faces at morning mas - Sun, 2016/07/31 - 1:30pm
by TONI YARDE I KNOW THE FACE. There were plenty of well-known faces out enjoying the merriment of the BL&P Foreday Morning Jam yesterday morning. Many were nursing their cups and chipping simultaneously to Know De Face by People’s Monarch Damian Marvay. Minister of Culture...
Slow going for Foreday bands - Sun, 2016/07/31 - 1:00pm
by TONI YARDE IT TOOK 45 minutes for the first BL&P Foreday Morning band to move from Chefette Harbour Road to the back of Nation House. Point Fortin Engine Room band made its way along Princess Alice Highway with a Trinidad flag flying high and playing Trinidad music and moving...
Patrons happy with ‘safer’ jam - Sun, 2016/07/31 - 12:30pm
by JAVA SEALY SPECTATORS, REVELLERS, and even law enforcement personnel alike admitted they all felt pleased and safer at yesterday’s BL&P Foreday Morning Jam with the new safety measures put in place. Present to keep the order were 300 police officers and members of the Barbados Defence Force...
Cops keep Jam in check - Sun, 2016/07/31 - 12:00pm
by CARLOS ATWELL TRUE TO ITS word, the Royal Barbados Police Force was out in numbers to ensure the BL&P Foreday Morning was as secure as they could make it. Police officers and Barbados Defence Force personnel were stationed at various points along the route as well as along...
Foreday draws massive crowd - Sun, 2016/07/31 - 11:30am
by NATANGA SMITH THE NUMBER OF spectators lining the road from Queen’s Park to Spring Garden could have rivalled the number of revellers in the 57 registered bands who came out to play mas last night into the early morning in the BL&P/Roberts Manufacturing Foreday Morning Jam. Many seemed...
Classic stands out in first half - Sun, 2016/07/31 - 11:00am
by JOHN SEALY MY JOB covering the first half of the MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop was not to pick a winner. It was to say who in my opinion was the leading act up to intermission. That said, I would have to give it to Classic, the defending monarch. He was going up against nine others...