MUSICAL ICONS: Anthony ‘The Mighty Gabby’ Carter

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Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter. (FILE) MORE ARTICLES Among Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter, Stedson ‘Red Plastic Bag’ Wiltshire and Alison Hinds-Walcott, there is well over 50 years’ worth of musical experience, gained both at home and abroad. Related articles For decades each of the trio has been unofficially ‘repping’ Barbados, introducing those near and far to our island’s Read More

SOCIAL SCENE: Ambassadors receive honours

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Cultural Ambassador Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire (left) celebrating with (from left) his wife Roslyn, daughter Rumaryn and son Rosson. (Picture by Xtra Vision Photography.) MORE ARTICLES It was a grand affair when Barbados’ newly named cultural ambassadors received their instruments of office and official designations as cultural ambassadors last week. Related articles Alison Hinds-Walcott, Read More

CCRIF disbursed over US$100 million during ten year period

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MORE ARTICLES The Director of Projects at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Daniel Best says between 2007 and September 2017, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) disbursed approximately US$119 million to Caribbean countries. Related articles Of that amount approximately US$62 million was disbursed to seven countries during the 2017 hurricane season. According to Best, the Read More

24-y-o man killed in Bounty Hall

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Trelawny recorded its first killing for the year when 24-year-old Jonathan Crosdale, otherwise called ‘Big Nish’, of Bounty Hall, was gunned down at his home this morning. Reports from the Wakefield Police are that about 4:10 a.m., armed men gained entry to Crosdale’s home and opened gunfire, hitting him several times. The police were summoned Read More

Mother, twin babies homeless after fire destroys dwelling

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A mother and her one-year-old twin babies are now homeless after their seven-apartment dwelling was destroyed by fire this afternoon in Maggotty, St Elizabeth. Reports are that fire was seen coming from the front room of the house about 1 o’ clock today. The room is said to be occupied by a man who was Read More

Murders gallop to 61 in first 13 days of new year – police

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The country’s murder rate continues to spiral as police figures show 61 murders have been committed since the start of the year. The police statistics show that up to January 13, there were 61 murders, 34 shootings and 34 robberies. This is compared with 47 murders, 40 shootings and 36 robberies over the same period Read More

‘That man was just special’… mourners break down at funeral of Ian Boyne

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Hundreds of family, friends,  government, business and civic leaders have turned out to the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston to celebrate the life of veteran journalist Ian Anthony Boyne. Mourners began arriving before 8:30 a.m. to view the body. IN PHOTO: Carole Guntley, Jamaica’s first female director of tourism, and other mourners file past the Read More

TIMELINE: Grief, laughter lace Ian Boyne’s funeral

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Hundreds of people turned out at the National Indoor Sports Centre for the funeral of journalist Ian Boyne.  Boyne, 60, died in December after suffering a series of heart attacks. He is to be interred at the Dovecot Memorial Gardens in St Catherine. Even before the 8.30 a.m viewing, mourners began arriving at the sports Read More

International Soulful Reggae Star Etana Heads Out on the L.O.E. Tour

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Kingston, Jamaica – Following memorable and successful performances in The Seychelles, St.Lucia, Dubai, Jamaica among many other worldwide stages, the soulful international reggae star Etana has announced that she will take part in twice Grammy nominated artist JBoog’s “L.O.E” (Love Over Everything) 2018 Tour. Deemed as one of the hardest working woman in the music Read More