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Bouncing Monday Mas

The energy of thousands of masqueraders was unleashed yesterday as they crossed the “Big Yard”— the Queen’s Park Savannah Stage “bouncing”, “wining” and “getting off the ground” for the seniors Parade of Bands.

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Catholic Band leader saddened

AMID all of the Carnival festivity, a mood of sombreness and sadness yesterday overcame the Word and Associates – also known as ‘The Catholic Band’ – after news of the planned resignation of Pope Benedict XVI broke early yesterday morning as the band was mobilising to cross the Queen’s Park Savannah stage.

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Water and powder rule Downtown

Water and powder and traditional mas ruled the day at the Downtown judging point yesterday. Machel Montano’s Power Soca Monarch winner floated by a few times but his co-Monarch’s “Fantastic Friday” was played almost non-stop making it a strong contender for the Road March crown.

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TT Archbishop surpised

THE VATICAN yesterday announced that Pope Benedict XVI, who is 85, will resign at the end of this month, becoming the first pope to do so in almost 600 years. According to some historians, he will become one of only a handful of popes to freely resign.

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New Dimanche Gras format flop or not?

BIG flop or the future of Carnival? The jury was still out after the new-format Dimanche Gras Show last Sunday at Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, that saw a showcase of talent replace the traditional Calypso Monarch and King and Queen of Carnival competitions. Fewer persons attended, with the Grandstand only 75 percent full, compared to its usual 100 percent attendance.

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Guyana’s debt levels sustainable – Finance Minister – Stabroek News


Guyana's debt levels sustainable – Finance Minister
Stabroek News
Guyana's Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh says the country's debt levels are lower now than they were in 1992 and more importantly they are sustainable. In a statement today via the Government Information Agency he was reacting to news reports on ...

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Black Keys win three as Grammys spread widely

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Grammy awards were bestowed widely on Sunday as Australian singer Gotye, New York indie-pop trio FUN. and British folk band Mumford & Sons took home top honors on the music’s industry’s biggest night. On an evening that rewarded mostly young or lesser known artists over veterans and household names, British folk band Mumford & Sons ...

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Winners at the 55th annual Grammys – STLtoday.com

CBC.ca Winners at the 55th annual GrammysSTLtoday.comAlternative music album: “Making Mirrors,” Gotye. — Dance recording: “Bangarang,” Skrillex featuring Sirah. — Dance/electronica album: “Bangarang,” Skrillex. — Latin pop album: “MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition,” Juanes. — Latin rock, urban or …55th Grammy Awards winnersCBC.caMumford, Keys, fun. top GrammysToronto SunMusic’s biggest night gets under wayStuff.co.nzNewstalk ZB –Los Angeles Times –OCRegisterall 503 news articles »

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Stars show skin, but adhere to Grammy dress code

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – There were no “wardrobe malfunctions” but stars at the 55th Grammy Awards were not covering up either, despite being asked to dress “appropriately.” Presenter Jennifer Lopez, wearing a black off-the-shoulder Anthony Vaccarello gown slit up her thigh on one side, joked about her attire. “As you can see, I read the memo,” said the diva who ...

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