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Archived: Barbados Food And Rum Festival Launches. Wondering If Rihanna’ll Be There?

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Rihanna’s like a walking billboard for Barbados, so it’s obvious that many expect the international R&B superstar to be a part of major happenings on the island of Barbados. She’s been to the last few CropOver festivals and will likely be there this year so you just never know; she just may pop in at the Barbados Food and Rum festival in October, but we’ll certainly have to wait and see.

On Friday, steel-pan country, Trinidad and Tobago played host to the Barbados Tourism Inc, as they launched the upcoming Barbados Food and Rum festival, which takes place from October 18th-21st. It’ll be the 9th edition of the festival, something that Barbados has certainly prided itself on delivering to the world. The festival kicks off on Thursday, October 18th with  the Oistins Bay Gardens Cook-Off, followed by The Signature Rum Event with food and rum pairings on Friday, the Saturday afternoon Polo Rum Spirits, and canapés, the fine dining events on Saturday night, which pair international chefs with local top chefs and on Sunday the festival climaxes with a Beach Party at the Hilton Resort, along with a final fine dining dinner at a signature local restaurant. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it!?

Amazing desserts added to the event’s taste appeal on Friday night.

A taste of the flavours of Barbados was offered to those who attended Friday’s launch in Trinidad.

On Friday night in Trinidad at Estate 101 in Maraval, the Barbados Tourism Inc invited the media to taste and experience a little of their upcoming festival. They incorporated music to the flavorful evening out, delivering popular Caribbean genres such as reggae and soca, to entice those who’d attended. There was even a grand prize giveaway for a weekend getaway for two to Barbados, along with other wonderful gestures of thanks to the media for their coverage of the event. Barbados has continued to show the world that it is serious about tourism. Marketing efforts are certainly second to none. The 9th edition of the Food and Rum festival will unlikely be yet another splendid event hosted by this beautiful island that boasts an annual visitor arrival of some 1 million and is revered as the 9th island with the most visitor arrivals, in the region.

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Buju On A Mission. Purpose Driven, The Artist Delivers Through His Foundation.

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Reggae superstar Buju Banton continues to stand firm in his purpose. He recently donated 3 million Jamaican dollars, which he won after he competed in the Jamaica song festival competition.

Together with assorted footwear and food, the children at the Sunbeam children’s home received the money, which went towards the construction of a chicken layers business. The business is a poultry and egg production venture, which, upon completion, should provide a sustainable income stream for the childcare facility and employable skills for those housed there.

Buju does not take his celebrity status lightly. Through his Buju Banton Foundation, he’s been encouraging and enlisting his famous friends to support the mission. Among those friends is superstar rap artist turned gospel choir leader Kanye West. Kanye joined in to contribute 50 laptops- one for each boy at Sunbeam children’s home, and 10 desktop computers and chairs for Mount Oliver boys home in Jamaica.

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Konshens’ Wife, Latoya Wright Says She’s Been Single 8 Months and Counting.

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Marriage ain’t what it used to be huh? After just three years of marriage, Jamaican dancehall power couple Konshens and Latoya Wright seem to be separated. The pair have undoubtedly been in the spotlight for some time with what seems to be an on again, off again romantic situation. On Friday however, Wright told her Instagram followers that she’s been single for the past 8 months.

Wright who is based in Miami had been engaged in an Instagram Q&A with fans. The first question posed was whether she was single to which she responded, ““Yes. 8 months and counting! Funny how y’all went to your fingers.”

In February this year, the husband and wife duo who share a son, were spotted in Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival celebrations, ecstatically enjoying the freedom with no holds barred. Their rollercoaster marriage has however been a social media topic for quite some time, with some fans now saying they don’t even wanna know about it anymore.

Flashback to February 2020.

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