Caribbean designers benefit from expert business advice

Emerging and established fashion designers across the Caribbean are being urged to dig deeper into the region's cultures in creating styles that appeal to the global market.

Caribbean designers benefit from expert business advice

Presenters at the International Fashion Festival in Bridgetown, Barbabos (from left) Ronny Oppong — global retail relations director at Liberty Fashion and Lifestyle Fairs; Luam Keflezghi, international buyer of ready-to-wear fashion; Danielle A Cooper, fashion influencer and blogger; Stacey McKenzie, fashion model and runway coach; Ouigi Theodore, founder of the Brooklyn Circus, a retro-urban fashion […]

Ruling from the grave

Ruling from the grave

By Richard Johnson (Observer senior reporter) He has been dead for nearly four decades, but the music of reggae icon Bob Marley shows no sign of dying. The musical legacy of the man born Robert Nesta Marley of modest means in Nine Miles, St Ann continues to be a force on global music charts. Marley, who […]

India beat West Indies by 224 runs in 4th ODI

India beat West Indies by 224 runs in 4th ODI

India players celebrate after the wicket of West Indies batsman Shai Hope during the fourth one day international (ODI) cricket match between India and West Indies at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on October 29, 2018. (Photo: AFP) MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Opening batsman Rohit Sharma slammed a dominant 162 to set up India’s crushing […]

Kaur to lead India for Caribbean World Cup

Kaur to lead India for Caribbean World Cup

Windies Women go through their paces at a training session at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium recently. (Photo: Observer file) MUMBAI, India (CMC) — Experienced stroke-maker Harmanpreet Kaur will lead India to November Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbean, in a strong 15-member side named for the ICC stand-alone tournament. The 29-year-old, who has played […]

Rihanna’s dancehall project coming

Rihanna’s dancehall project coming

Rihanna (Photo:Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott/Vogue.com) It’s coming. That is all pop princess Rihanna is prepared to say at this time regarding her upcoming reggae and dancehall album. In response to an impatient fan on social media, the Barbadian-born artiste confirmed that the album is coming “I’m doing music. Simultaneously doing lingerie, make-up, film, amongst […]

Jamaican American Shawn Rhoden is the 2018 Mr. Olympia

Jamaican American Shawn Rhoden is the 2018 Mr. Olympia

He is the oldest bodybuilder to win the title, at the age of 43. Shawn “Flexatron”, “Jamaican Muscle Machine” Rhoden (born April 2, 1975) is a Jamaican American IFBB professional bodybuilder. He is the current reigning Mr. Olympia champion and winner of the 2018 Mr. Olympia after defeating seven-time Mr. Olympia champion Phil Heath. Born […]

Barbados names pop star Rihanna as Ambassador

Barbados names pop star Rihanna as Ambassador

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island. Prime Minister Mia Mottley said the government was honoured to be able to confer the title on the outstanding Barbadian singer who has […]

Outstanding athletes rewarded with TT$5 million

Outstanding athletes rewarded with TT$5 million

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Olympic javelin champion Keshorn Walcott was among a group of athletes who received TT$5 million from the Trinidad Government for their outstanding performances at the recently concluded Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games. Triple gold medal­list cy­clist Nicholas Paul and shot put­ter Cleopa­tra Borel, were also among those who […]

Two women listed among Forbes top 10 richest Jamaican-born athletes

Two women listed among Forbes top 10 richest Jamaican-born athletes

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (file photo) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two female athletes are among Forbes top ten richest Jamaican-born sports stars. Double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and former world and Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown made the September edition of the 10 richest Jamaican born athletes list. According to the report, the number one position belongs to former […]

Rihanna Is Closing Out New York Fashion Week With a Savage x Fenty Show

Rihanna Is Closing Out New York Fashion Week With a Savage x Fenty Show

After skipping a season, the singer/designer is returning to the NYFW calendar. By Lauren Alexis Fisher If last season’s New York Fashion Week calendar seemed less exciting, it’s probably because it was missing Rihanna riding a dirt-bike down the runway. But good news for this September: the singer/designer is making a return to NYFW after […]