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Renee Ratcliffe finally gets the big one!

    A huge, huge congratulations to a truly inspiring islandista Renee Ratcliffe on taking the biggest prizes for mas in this year’s Crop-Over festival. After years of knocking at the door, Renee bested the veterans queens of the mas – Gwyneth Squires and Betty West, coming out on top to win the prestigious Festival Designer […]

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UV Breakfast Party review – Islandista approved!

 The crowd was pretty small but a really, really good lime was had by all this morning at the first UV Breakfast Party – it is definitely on our Islandista Approved list for Crop-Over 2010. The pricey (BD$140!) all-inclusive party was held on the grounds of a big ole  house   Trevwin II in the suburb of Prior Park […]

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UPDATED: Crop-Over 2K10 trend – Foreday Morning Bands

Updated: There is now a link to the Nation Newspaper article quoting the NCF’s Mark Massiah as confirming what we said below – 15 bands, 10 of which are new. PLUS – the route will be longer this year! Massiah also confirmed that there would be a slightly longer route this year, from Heliport on […]

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Barbados’ biggest Crop-Over bands launch!

  Islandistas, I know it has been a minute – my apologies! How could I abandon you, especially at a time like this when Barbados’ Crop-Over festival is now heading into full swing? The last week has been the unofficial official start to the festival – Baje International launched last Friday, Power x 4 is officially […]

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First look at Berger Boyz for Crop-Over 2010 & more…

So Berger Boyz is the first mas band out of the blocks for Barbados’ Crop-Over festival this year (unless Lights has had another ‘exclusive’ launch like last year). And um… their presentation is called Togetherness… and… well there’s nothing much more we can give you in terms of analysis because it’s pretty but it doesn’t […]