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I don’t like cricket (I really don’t)

I don’t get it .

Anatomy of a food label – Part 2

Anatomy of a food label – Part 2

Hi Everyone, Last week we looked at the what, where, who and how of a food label .

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Calypsonians plead for more support

The state of local calypso had been debated for several years, it is crippled and the current crop has failed to inject much life into the art form .

Race for the 2010 Soca Monarch begins

– semi-finals on tonight in Linden By Rawle ToneyIt is that time of the year again when the country’s Soca artists vie for a chance to called King or Queen of the up-tempo genre as the Carib Soca Monarch beats off at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden this evening with the staging of its semi-finals .

Simpli Royal opens day spa

Simpli Royal opens day spa

– by appointment only Cosmetologist Pamela Dillon, long regarded as the ‘woman with the touch’, has returned to the scene years after a premature exit to offer exclusive salon services “with a twist” .

Benefit concert for Rodney family on tomorrow night

Benefit concert for Rodney family on tomorrow night

Friends and colleagues in the entertainment business of comedian and actor Henry Rodney will come together tomorrow night to cool the blaze that totally destroyed Rodney’s home earlier this month in the form a benefit concert to assist in the rebuilding process .

Caribbean artistes record song to raise funds for Haiti

A group of Caribbean artistes have pooled their singing talent together and recorded a song-written by Jamaican sensation Shaggy - in an effort to raise funds for the earthquake ravaged country of Haiti sponsored by cell phone giant Digicel .

Gay groups urge Grammys to denounce Buju Banton

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gay rights groups angry about a Grammy nomination for jailed Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton took out a full page advert yesterday, protesting the honouring of an artist they said had “promoted the murder of gay people throughout his career .

Kalpana at the National Gallery

‘Kalpana’ (‘Imagination’) an exhibition of reproductions of Indian Contemporary Figurative Art is currently on at the National Gallery, Castellani House .

Classic Hollywood at AUPS this weekend

The American Univer-sity of Peace Studies (AUPS) has started a weekend programme of films .

Avatar poised for seventh box office win

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - James Cameron’s Avatar will put a seventh notch in its domestic box office belt this weekend .

Sidewalk Cafe screens Invictus

Next Tuesday’s film offering at the Sidewalk Cafe is Invictus .

US award-winning artist returns home

US award-winning artist returns home

– eyes gallery, greeting card company By Alva Solomon His achievements on the international scene attest to his passion for art and speak volumes about his talent; now he has returned home to showcase them and to show those in the field that they can do the same .

Musings of a reluctant shopper

Dear Innovative Store Owner,You may or may not exist but whether you do or not, I am yet to meet you .

Anatomy of a food label

Anatomy of a food label

Part 1 Hi Everyone,Food manufacturers the world over, invest a lot of money in designing and creating labels for their food products .

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Dave Martins Haiti song to debut at benefit concert tonight

Dave Martins Haiti song to debut at benefit concert tonight

Musician Dave Martins has recorded an inspirational song for Haiti which he will debut tonight at a benefit concert at Princess Hotel for the earthquake devastated country .

Denzel Washington teams with the Hughes Bros for Eli

(EUR) Actor Denzel Washington hit screens everywhere on a journey across a post-apocalyptic United States, protecting the last copy of a very important book – a very good book, if you will .

Fur flies over picture of Michelle Obama in ad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Animal rights group PETA has used the image of Michelle Obama without her consent on a new poster that praises the US first lady for not wearing fur, the White House said on Wednesday .

Veronika decides to die at the Sidewalk

Next Tuesday, Sidewalk Café will screen the 2009 film Veronika Decides to Die .

The brand name phenomenon

The brand name phenomenon

A brand name distinguishes one product, especially a competing product, from another, connects a consumer with a company, product or service and creates certain expectations and associations .

A lecher is a public menace

I remember it like it was yesterday .

My first vegan dinner

My first vegan dinner

Hi Everyone, Smack in the middle of Christmas week, a time filled with ham, turkey, lamb and chicken, I hosted my first vegan dinner!When my friend, Taymer told me that she and her husband Laurent, both vegans, were coming to Barbados for the holidays, I did not hesitate in extending an invitation for a meal .

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Hollywood stars lead Haitian quake charity drive

MIAMI (Reuters) - Haiti’s devastating earthquake has moved Hollywood and pop music stars to lead a rally for disaster relief donations and open their own wallets .

Jackie Chan targets kids with low-budget Spy

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - It’s been over 30 years since Jackie Chan supplanted Bruce Lee as film’s reigning martial-arts superstar .

Ke$ha, Lady Gaga lead singles chart

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pop singer Ke$ha led Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for a fourth week on Thursday with her debut single “TiK ToK,” and also grabbed the No .

Real R&B heats up the Grammy awards

(EUR) - This year’s Grammy awards will turn up the heat in an often overlooked category - Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance .

Beyonce and Jay-Z are Forbes’ highest earning couple

(EUR) - Forbes magazine has named Jay-Z and Beyonce the top earning couple in entertainment — married or unmarried — for their combined $122 million banked between June 2008 and June 2009 .

Sidewalk screens District 9

Next Tuesday evening, Sidewalk Café will screen District 9, a 2009 science fiction-action film directed by Neill Blomkamp .

Sonia Noel launches house of fashion

Sonia Noel launches house of fashion

Sonia Noel is the kind of woman for whom it seems there is never a dull moment .

Bah!  Humbug!

Bah! Humbug!

Yes I know, I know .

Get your drinks on!

Get your drinks on!

Hi Everyone, “I ain’t seen you since last year!” A corny joke, it’s true, but we all do it every New Years and this, after all, is my first column for 2010 .

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Mash competition looks to revive calypso

Mash competition looks to revive calypso

There is a pot of social commentary brewing in the Mashramani Calypso Competition this year which is expected to kick off in early February and some of the usual suspects are lined up and ready to take on a string of newcomers .

Classic Tuesdays selects Breaking  Away as first film for 2010

Classic Tuesdays selects Breaking Away as first film for 2010

Peter Yates’ charming 1979 film, Breaking Away, is the first selection for Classic Tuesdays for the year and will be screened next Tuesday at 6 pm, at the National Gallery, Castellani House, Vlissengen Road, Georgetown .



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