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South play mas

DESPITE a lengthy time lapse between bands passing in front of judges in San Fernando yesterday, masqueraders gave spectators costumes in a variety of colours as Carnival 2013 reached its climax.

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Mac Farlane’s Joy

MAS MAN Brian Mac Farlane yesterday painted the Queen’s Park Savannah stage, literally leaving his mark. Mac Farlane’s band Joy - the Finale – billed as his last ever Carnival band presentation – turned the stage into a kaleidoscope of orange, blue, green, yellow, purple, pink and red. But not satisfied with this, when the band had finished its hour-long presentation, Mac Farlane came on stage, took off his hat, bowed and then dipped a paintbrush into a small tin of white paint.

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Bands flowed downtown

The Downtown judging point at South Quay, Port-of-Spain, was buzzing with activity from as early as 9 am as close to 30 bands crossed the stage up until 3 pm.

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‘Consensus’

MEMBERS of the People’s Partnership Government and the Opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) appeared to have a consensus yesterday that the 2013 Road March title would go to Austin “SuperBlue” Lyons with his infectious “Fantastic Friday.”

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I am in shock

ARCHBISHOP of Port-of-Spain Joseph Harris yesterday said Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that he would resign as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholic-strong faith, had caught him totally by surprise and left him in shock.

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Trinidad and Tobago: Slow Start to J’ouvert Celebrations in Port-of-Spain – Atlanta Black Star


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Trinidad and Tobago: Slow Start to J'ouvert Celebrations in Port-of-Spain
Atlanta Black Star
Race Politics, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean It was a slow morning at the downtown Carnival judging point at South Quay, Port-of-Spain, yesterday morning as few J'ouvert bands graced the stage. In fact, three hours into the Parade of the J'ouvert ...

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“30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin expecting child with new wife

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Alec Baldwin and his new wife Hilaria Thomas Baldwin are expecting their first child together, a representative for the “30 Rock” star said on Tuesday. “If I really shared with you how I felt, I would probably burst out crying,” Baldwin told U.S. television program “Extra.” Baldwin, 54, married the yoga teacher, who is 26 ...

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Style rebooting “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”; developing Charlize Theron’s “Glam Squad”

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Style Media is tapping into America’s obsession with wealth, celebrity and power to bring viewers another dose of “Life Styles of the Rich and the Famous” in 2013, while actively developing a glamour industry reality show produced by Charlize Theron. The network announced Theron’s “Glam Squad” and the return of the celebrity-centric show that made Robin ...

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Lady Gaga suffering from joint inflammation, postpones shows

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop star Lady Gaga said on Tuesday she was suffering from a severe inflammation of the joints that left her temporarily unable to walk, forcing her to postpone a handful of upcoming shows on the North American leg of her world tour. “I am completely devastated and heartsick. I’ve been hiding this injury and pain from ...

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Magazine promises pregnant Kate photos, angering UK royals

LONDON (Reuters) – An Italian magazine said on Tuesday it will publish pictures of a pregnant Duchess of Cambridge wearing a bikini on holiday in the Caribbean, angering the British royal family and reigniting a debate over privacy and freedom of the press. Photographs of the former Kate Middleton, walking with her husband Prince William on a beach on the ...

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