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Chrystal Beckles of Barbados takes Regional Female Calypso Crown

By Nerissa Golden BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- Chrystal Beckles of Barbados reigned supreme over a group of talented female calypsonians to take the 2nd Euphony Vibes Regional Female Calypso title. The competition was one of the major events on Montserrat’s Festival 50 calendar which runs until January 1, 2013. Beckles performed sixth in each round, singing two songs she wrote and arranged herself. In the fi ...

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Ex-U.S. President George H.W. Bush in intensive care

  By STABROEK STAFF   AUSTIN, Texas,  (Reuters) – Former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital and is in “guarded condition,” family spokesman Jim McGrath said yesterday. “The president is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family,” McGrath said in a statement. “Following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever, President Bus ...

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Busy made Sting his homecoming party

BY COREY ROBINSON KINGSTON, Jamaica - Any way you look at it, Busy Signal took Sting 2012. Tommie Lee came with much expected fanfare; so too did Sizzla, whose performance could easily be regarded as one of Kalongi's best this year. And of course, Kiprich delivered, flattening Matterhorn and Merciless on stage to capture the Sting 2012 clash title. But it was Busy Signals's much anticipated performance afte ...

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Zinga Imo Crowned 2012 National Carnival Queen

Miss National Bank, Zinga Imo, has been crowned National Carnival Queen 2012/2013, outshining five other young talented beauties. The battlefield was at Sugar Mill in St. Kitts and the keenly contested pageant commenced on Thursday at 8pm. Before hundreds of onlookers, the bevy of beauties competed fiercely for the coveted title and all performed very well. However, eighteen-year-old Miss Imo got the judges ...

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Early Christmas gift for Brown Hill community

In the spirit of giving, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) officially opened the refurbished Brown Hill Sporting Complex for the benefit and use of the community. The momentous occasion was made possible by the collaborative efforts of the NIA through the Ministry of Sports and the Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation. The opening ceremony of the state of the art sporting facility was held on ...

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