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Joan Rivers, the raspy loudmouth who pounced on America’s obsessions with flab, face-lifts, body hair and other blemishes of neurotic life, including her own, in five decades of caustic comedy that propelled her from nightclubs to television to international stardom, died on Thursday in Manhattan. She was 81.
Police at the scene of the shooting Monday morning as people preparing for the West Indian Day Parade pass behind them. Photo: G.N. Miller
The 47th annual West Indian Day Parade in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights served as a celebration of Caribbean cultures in New York City, with reggae music booming and the flags of several nations -- including Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago -- fluttering.
A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won’t return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.
The National Commission for Public Performances (CNEPR) notified the concert promoters SD Concerts, headed by Saymon Díaz, and Live Nation, that it has decided to ban a concert by controversial U.S. singer Miley Cyrus, scheduled for 13 September.
The Headliners Calypso Tent copped four of the top five to places in the 2014 Pic-O-De-Crop finals held on the weekend... with Ian Webster reclaiming his crown, delivering two powerful renditions.
“Biggie Irie” Sweet Soca Monarch 2014
Carlton ‘Biggie Irie’ Cordle was victorious in the Play Whe Groovy Soca competition in Trinidad and Tobago in 2007, when he sang "Nah Going Home"; but it took him 28 years to win a crown on home soil (Barbados), a crown that was well deserved if I had to make my personal input.
TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR SOCA ROYALE
When the annual Soca Royale competition comes off at Bushy Park, St. Philip, on Sunday, July 27, a number of traffic changes will be in place.
Motorists are asked to note that between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
A commanding performance by school principal Wulstan Alfred, stage name “Walleigh,” earned him his second Calypso King title at Saturday’s calypso finals at the Beausejour grounds in the island’s north.