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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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More costume bands from NYC to Bim

Week by week, Barbados’ Crop-Over festival is heating up with more bands launching. Small and mid-size bands such as Wednesday 2000, Jump and Ooutraje have all launched recently. Our initial reaction to Wednesday 2000 was … mehhhh. A lot of the costumes just were not cutting it, like these two selections below. What’s going on here? […]