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The Best Outfits And The Biggest Stars At The 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony

6 Aug

Source: Huffington Post

The Olympics are always mired in controversy, and the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro are no different ― Brazil itself is in complete and utter turmoil, a lot of people are asking how these games are even happening this year.

Some of this controversy has focused on Team USA’s parade uniforms, designed by Polo Ralph Lauren, which total a whopping price tag of $1,512.50). As soon as the U.S. team’s parade uniforms were announced, the internet was quick to point out how parts of it resemble the stripes on the Russian flag.

But no one seemed worried about the controversy at the Opening Ceremony, instead celebrating their respective countries in style as they walked the Parade of Nations. Check out Canada’s blazing maple leaves, Croatia’s bold checkers, and Chile’s … well, bold choice.

See the best of the looks below:

Canada

Canada

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of the Canada team take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

 

Chile

Chile

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Erika Olivera of Chile carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Jamaica

Jamaica

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Flag bearer Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica leads her team during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Croatia

Croatia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of Croatia pose for photographs while entering the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

South Africa

South Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of the South Africa team take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

 

United States (Michael Phelps)

United States

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Flag bearer Michael Phelps of the United States and Ibtihaj Muhammad lead the U.S. Olympic Team during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Barbados

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Spain (Rafael Nadal)

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Flag bearer Rafael Nadal of Spain leads his team during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Norway

Norway

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of the Norway Olympic team take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Great Britain (Andy Murray)

Great Britain

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Andy Murray of Great Britain carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Botswana

Botswana

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Nijel Amos of Botswana carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Colombia

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Yuri Alvear Orjuela carries the flag of Colombia during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Denmark (Caroline Wozniacki)

Denmark

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

 

Australia

Australia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of the Australia team take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Korea

Korea

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Flag bearer Bongil Gu of the Republic of Korea leads his team during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of the Puerto Rico Olympic Team take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sweden

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of Sweden participate during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tuvalu

Tuvalu

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Flag bearer Etimoni Timuani of Tuvalu leads his team during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Malaysia

Malaysia

Team Malaysia arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

 

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Australia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 05: Members of the Australia team take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ferry service linking St. Lucia, Barbados and SVG could commence year-end

4 Aug
The Dream Jet Express is set to operate from Barbados by year-end. (Picture by Lennox Devonish).

The Dream Jet Express is set to operate from Barbados by year-end. (Picture by Lennox Devonish).

The long-awaited passenger ferry service linking some of the islands in the Caribbean could become a reality by year-end.

Caribbean Ferry Service, a three-year-old company registered in Barbados, is in the process of finalising paperwork to operate two vessels, The Dream Jet Express and The Opal Jet Express, for travel and cargo through the region, the Barbados Nation News has reported.

The service will be initially accessible to travellers in Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia. Eventually, other islands would be Continue reading

Drake Co-Signed Soca Star Machel Montano Talks Making a Global Impact and Heading to the Big Screen

2 Aug

Source: Billboard

Whether joining Rihanna to perform “Bitch Better Have My Money” in her native Barbados or appearing in Nicki Minaj’s Trinidad-set “Pound the Alarm” video,Machel Montano is the go-to for providing island-ready assists to pop stars. Continue reading

Barbados Wedding Venues

29 Jul

The Crane
For a large wedding with guests of all ages, you can’t beat The Crane, which sits right on Crane beach, rated as one of the top ten best beaches in the world. Glamorous self-catering suites have all of the amenities of a vacation rental – fully-equipped kitchens, dishwashers, washers and dryers – and all of the perks of a luxury hotel: room service, jacuzzi bathtubs, spa showers, and private plunge pools.
The Lone Star
The design-driven Lone Star is easily the coolest hotel on the island. This celebrity favourite is very laid back and very boutique, making it the perfect venue for anyone who wants an island wedding that also feels like an intimate backyard wedding.

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BARBADOS: REGGAE ON THE HILL

26 Jul

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Source: Uncover your Caribbean

Got any plans for the last week in April? 2017 that is. No? Ok, add the Barbados Reggae Festival to your calendar.

The Barbados Reggae Festival is a series of events over a few days that includes the Reggae Beach Party and Reggae Party Cruise for the water and boat lovers, the Vintage Reggae Show for those who want to take it way back, the Bajan Reggae Night for some local flavor, and the day long event Reggae On The Hill which for some people is the highlight of the series.

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One of the top music festivals on the island, the Barbados Reggae Festival attracts local, regional, and international entertainers and reggae lovers. Patrons travel from around the world for these events to join in the celebration of reggae music and Caribbean culture.

Outside of Jamaica, the BRF is considered to be one of the top reggae events with past headliners including Buju Banton, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Shaggy, Luciano, Capleton, and Anthony B. Continue reading

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Lil Rick – I’z A Bajan [Soca 2016] [HD]

25 Jul

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Lil Rick is the 2016 Party Monarch!

25 Jul

Source: Loop News Barbados

Defending Monarch Peter Ram places third.

Lil Rick swept the competition with an energetic, patriotic rendition of Iz A Bajan that earned him a score of 100 points.

In second place was Mr Blood with 62 points, defending monarch Peter Ram earned 58 points for third place and in fourth place was Mikey with 50 points.

Lil Rick brought the crowd to life in what was a generally low-key competition. Delivering the only picong on the night, he highlighted things Bajan and made a cheeky comment about the new songwriting trends in Crop Over when he reminded everyone that, “This song wasn’t written by any Trinidadian!”

After his performance, Rick said he wanted to write an upbeat, “cheerleader” song to celebrate Barbados in its 50th year of Independence.

He emphasised, “Barbados, I love you!”

Lil Rick last won the Party Monarch crown in 2007, and now has a total of five Party Monarch titles.

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