Millions Around the World Tune in for Beenie Man/Bounty Killer Clash

Jamaican culture was fully on display for the world to see during the online clash between dancehall veterans Beenie Man and Bounty Killer. The deejays were part of the Verzuz music battle series created by American Record Producers Swizz Beats and Timbaland on Instagram. While previous battles had covered other genres, featuring musical legends like …

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This Day in History: 21 January 1974

On 21 January 1974 Premier Gairy sent his police aides to “harass” demonstrators at Otway House on the Carenage who were demanding, among other things, an end to police brutality and the illegal harassment by his paramilitary forces. For the previous few months, following a number of confrontations between Premier Gairy and his political opposition, …

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JCI Dominica Kiddies Carnival 2020

The Junior Chamber International Dominica (JCI) has collaborated with the Dominica’s Festivals Committee (DFC) to host Kiddies Carnival 2020. We are instilling carnival culture in our younger generations, and we are inciting participants to use local materials to make costumes. This will help develop our own carnival culture. The event is carded for Sunday February …

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Alex Bruno says DBS decision to suspend his radio programme is political; says he will challenge

Renowned media personality, Alex Bruno, has lamented the recent suspension of the ‘Diaspora Link’ programme, which he hosted at the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation (DBS Radio), alleging that the action was politically motivated. In an interview with Dominica News Online, on Friday, Bruno revealed that his services had twice been interrupted previously— once in 2000, following …

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DINING, FIREWORKS AND RAIN

Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality places across Anguilla, with specially-decorated dining areas, and other spaces for social gatherings, featured menus from Anguilla, several parts of the Caribbean and outside the region, for the New Year’s Eve celebrations. The festive dinners and other events started early to give opportunity for the customary fireworks just before, or …

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COMMENTARY: Dominica – A ‘Christian’ Nation

It is Saturday night and I am listening to a political program on a popular radio station. The radio stations are awash with political programs all year long and though they often induce political fatigue because the toxic nature of these programs can be stressful, I listen when the opportunity avails itself because it is …

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Fish cleaners in Laborie get high praise

Two men who clean fish at the bay in Laborie have been recognized by Minister in the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports and Local Government, Fortuna Cathelina Belrose. Writing on Facebook, Belrose said she stumbled upon the two, whom she called Rex and Alex, during a staycation in the south after …

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Alvina Reynolds launches her first book

Alvina Reynolds, former Minister of Health and Parliamentary Representative for Babonneau launches her first book on Wednesday December 11th at the Pastoral Centre, Marisule at 7 pm. With her first publication, Step forward with faith, Ms Reynolds joins other Saint Lucian writers who have been contributing to our respected body of literature with their personal …

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BPSA Christmas Holiday message

The Charmain of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Mr. Edward Clarke, encourages the citizens of Barbados to love, gratitude and respect for each other, during these trying times. The following is the full message issued for the Christmas period. “The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) extends Season’s Greetings to all of our members, social partners, …

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GG of Barbados encourages fellow citizens to keep the faith

The Governor-General of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason, in her official message for Christmas Day, had words of warmth and well wishes for her fellow Barbadians on the special day. The following is the full statement: “I am especially honoured to greet fellow Barbadians, residents and visitors on this Christmas Day in my maiden Christmas message. …

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Christmas in the city

It was a sea of colour and smooth melodies, as Barbadians and tourists alike descended upon Queen’s Park in Bridgetown for the annual Christmas celebrations. It was not the customary large numbers of patrons as seen in years gone by, however all those in attendance had a grand time as they met up with old friends …

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Asa Bantan; Not Only Churches, We Can Do It Too

It’s never a dull moment with Asa Bantan Dominica’s Bouyon Boss. Martha Remy of Paix Bouche is now $900 less poor today. Asa brought Christmas joys to Paix Bouche Playing at Massy Square in Paix Bouche on Christmas morning with fans dancing to the song “I see money”, Asa Bantan came up with a new …

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Buju’s ‘Boom Bye Bye’ called out by LGBT community

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) community has called on Jamaican dancehall recording artist Buju Banton, fresh from serving a prison sentence, to publicly denounce one of his most popular songs ahead of a performance scheduled here next year. Early Friday morning, music promoters Fas7Star Entertainment uploaded a poster with a picture of the …

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Hennessy Artistry on the Beach 2018

Pirate’s Cove was the place to be in November as the third edition of Hennessy Artistry on the Beach came to Barbados. Many locals and tourists who were looking forward to the change in pace from the usual soca outings that normally dominate weekend activities. They were in for a rocking evening. The first three main …

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Stalwart Retires

It was an evening of love and appreciation, as the Royal Barbados Police Force musical fraternity celebrated the distinguished life of one of its most talented members. The Director of Music for the Royal Barbados Police Force band, Mr. Keith McDonald Ellis B.S.M, was the star of the night, as the force celebrated his legacy, …

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Entertainment: Soca Rising

I can recall the first time I heard soca music. I was interning in Barbados and was on my first assignment when a Soca song played on the radio. It was “Falling” by Kes The Band. It sounded to me like a new sound of music; much different from what I had been accustomed to …

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No shortage of eggs this Christmas

Barbadians are now reassured that there will be no egg shortages this year for the Christmas season.  The reassurance came after the incident the previous year when there was a shortage of eggs from local suppliers, which then resulted in the importation of six containers with more than 1.9 million eggs.  So this year the …

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Carnival Queen Pageant goes royal!

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(PRESS RELEASE)– After a most spectacular and dazzling sashing ceremony on April 18th, 2018 at the Landings Resort and Spa, it is no surprise that this year’s National Carnival Queen Pageant has gone Royal! And by that we mean the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa, arguably one of the most exquisitely modern resorts in Saint …

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Barron Hilton Gets Married in St. Barts With His Famous Family by His Side: Pics

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Congrats to Barron Hilton II! The younger brother of famous socialites Paris and Nicky Hilton married Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff on Sunday in the island of Saint Barthélemy. Walderdorff is a 24-year-old writer, realtor, socialite and descendant of German royalty, according to Spirit & Flesh Magazine. Barron, of course, is the son of Hilton hotel magnate Richard Hilton. Paris shared the stunning wedding …

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