Category: Leisure

More relief

The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation today announced over US$290,000 in funding to projects that will improve the lives of children in areas of the Caribbean impacted by last year’s hurricanes. This follows the Foundation’s initial US$100,000 donation to ShelterBox for relief efforts after the hurricanes, as well as a clean-up of the CHANCES children’s […]

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Forging closer ties

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is seeking to forge closer ties between the Caribbean and Latin America. During a working meeting here last week with Argentina’s resident ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani, CDB President Warren Smith underscored the importance of regional cooperation. He explained that the CDB, as a regional financial institution, was currently transitioning from […]

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Working partnership

Acting Chief Labour Officer Victor Felix has showered praise on Barbadian workers, who journeyed from the tropics to brave extremely frigid temperatures on Canadian farms to provide for themselves and their families back home. Felix was speaking during a presentation of long-service awards to those workers who were unable to attend the opening ceremony for […]

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Exhibit ‘A’

A must see exhibition! This is how patrons have described Bob Kiss’ Things Unseen into Things Known fine art photography display, which officially opened here last month. The exhibition has had such an amazing public response that it has been extended until April 15. In an interview at Cin Cin restaurant where his handmade palladium […]

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Oh what a night!

Local jazz lovers poured into the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) recently to hear the exquisite sounds of the New York-based jazz band Huntertones. United States Ambassador Linda Taglialatela was among those in attendance for the free concert, hosted by her embassy on March 3. The Barbados stop over was part of the […]

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A special classical treat

Soprano Shantal Martin wowed audiences at the St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church and St Francis of Assiss Catholic Church earlier this month. The 24-year-old opera singer, who is completing her Masters at the Manhattan School Of Music, hosted a two-day concert on March 2 and 4, under the patronage of the Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. […]

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To Panama and back

Local filmmaker Alison Saunders will be taking viewers on an historic journey on Saturday, March 17, with the premiere of her docudrama Panama Dreams at the Daphne Joseph Hackett Theatre.  The film discusses the mass migration of the early 1900s that transformed the relationship between the Caribbean and Panama and zeros in on the thousands […]

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Composer extraordinaire

Heather Headley was born with a special gift. She has incredible linguistic capabilities and whether you are talking in terms of writing poetry, essays or fictitious novels under the pseudo name Munirah Nailah, Headley has a way with the English Language. However, at 56 years old, the writer, poet and political science lecturer has made […]

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Out loud!

The work of local spoken word artistes was on display for all to see during the eighth annual Caribbean Fine Arts Fair (CAFA), which culminated here over the weekend. Covering a wide range of topics from black consciousness to erotica, the talented artistes showed that they were not afraid to put it all out there […]

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Simply inspiring!

Gospel artiste Owen John, more commonly known as Deslayah, is seeking to provide hope to Barbadians during these trying times with his latest album Holy Thriller. The gospel album will be released on April 2 at the gospel music festival, Sonfest Barbados. Produced by Deslayah and Billboard Murrell, the album consists of 18 tracks of […]

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Watch your mouth!

A local priest is warning Barbadians to be careful what they say. Addressing today’s multi faith service in observance of Commonwealth Day, Rector of St George Parish Church Reverend John Rogers sternly cautioned that freedom of speech must not be confused with “freedom to slander or destroy”. In fact, he told fellow members of the […]

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PM Stuart lauds public service

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has again praised the public service, saying that if it continues to pursue standards of excellence and put the service of the public in the forefront, Barbados will make greater strides. Mr Stuart said that while public servants should pay attention to the need to expedite decision-making, they should not sacrifice […]

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Rihanna is the first female artiste to surpass two billion streams on Apple Music

Rihanna has become the first female artiste to surpass two billion streams on Apple music. The streaming giant shared their list of the 20 most streamed women in music for International Women’s Day on Instagram on Thursday (March 8). Rihanna landed the top spot, closely followed by Taylor Swift (#2), Beyoncé (#3), and Adele (#5). Rihanna […]

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A special taste of Barbados

Mount Gay Rum was first produced in Barbados 325 years ago and yet its 1703 brand remains a hit. At the recent International Food Festival, organized by the Society of Foreign Consuls, and hosted by Ference Kumin, Consul General of Hungary at the Consulate’s Offices at New York, on Third Avenue, it was all about […]

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Aiming for the sun!

When you ask a child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” the answer invariably changes over time based on their interests at that moment. However, for family physician Dr Renee Boyce, her mind was made up from a very early age. She told Barbados TODAY, “My mother says from as young […]

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Enough is Enough!

In recent months the spotlight has been turned on St Vincent and the Grenadines over the Yugge Farrell scandal with pressure being brought to bear on prime minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves over his handling of the affair involving his son Camillo, who is accused of having an extra marital relationship with the 22-year-old former model. […]

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An evening of elegance and art

Music, art and fashion collided on Saturday night and the result was sweet and memorable. The occasion was an evening of entertainment hosted by RBC/Royal Bank and the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, which coincided with efforts to raise funds for scholarships for university students. The top floor of the […]

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