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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sean Paul named Climate Change Ambassador

Sean Paul named Climate Change Ambassador

By Balford Henry (JamaicaObserver) DANCEHALL artiste Sean Paul has joined sprint star Usain Bolt as one of the Caribbean’s accelerator ambassadors. Both were hand-picked as ambassadors for the coalition of global organisations, including the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), that have joined Virgin Atlantic’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, to make […]

Armed robbers steal $50,000 from Manhattan Target store

MARBLE HILL, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are investigating after the manager of a Target store in Manhattan was held up at gunpoint while counting cash Monday morning.

Armed robbers steal $50,000 from Manhattan Target store

BY ABC7 MARBLE HILL, Manhattan (WABC) — Police are investigating after the manager of a Target store in Manhattan was held up at gunpoint while counting cash Monday morning. It happened at the location on 225th Street in the Marble Hill section around 8:20 a.m. Authorities say the manager was counting the money in the safe […]