Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Year in Review: Happy, fun moments win Loop Lifestyle

The Top 5 stories in the Lifestyle category on Loop show us that no matter what people type in the comments, our readers love to read and learn about other people's business.

Also, the number four pick shows that sometimes social media is not a curse. It can bring a good laugh even under the stormiest conditions.


Top 5 Lifestyle stories


Natural hair Black Holiday Barbie gets a nod, packaging disappointing

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As the year 2018 came to a close many parents were out trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for their daughters', nieces, God-daughters and collector friends and quite a few opted for the Holiday Barbie 2018.

With online shoppers complaining about the product quality declining annually, there were mixed reviews of the doll but her first-time-ever curly afro hair and the fact that she was Black was lauded by many. 



Tourist calls Tropical Storm Kirk 'a pervert'

While many were staying indoors as Tropical Storm Kirk passed over Barbados back in September, some special tourists - American tourism journalists, bloggers, vloggers and travel agents, were out and about trying to experience the Barbados destination that they have to sell back home.

Travel Editor Domini Clark has a way with words and while many were bashing the weather system for his environmental impact or for ruining or altering their plans, she called Tropical Storm Kirk out on his 'cheeky' actions.



Natasha overcomes - From orphanage to entrepreneur, teacher

Natasha Branch may not be Barbadian but working and living on island in Barbados now, along with her family, her story touched many Bajans.

Here are some of the comments:

Sandra Bruce-Small Keep reaching for the stars...I'm glad that you found solace here...

Mavis Blackwidow Great spirit 

Keera Harding Great n wonderful person

Pat BB I loooovveee positive news about young ppl....congratulations!!

Many others wrote 'God is good' and 'Well done'.

Read the full story for yourself.

This article was shared over 75 times on Facebook.

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Trini Designer, Project Runway winner Anya gets married

At the turn of the New Year - on January 28 many readers ate up the good news about Anya Ayoung Chee and Wyatt Gallery's nuptials. They got married on January 27, 2018.



Birthday Big Up: PM Mottley's birthday gift a huge deal for Barbados

Just over four months since taking up her role as the first female Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley celebrated her 53rd birthday.

And she learned on her birthday this year that her government had been successful with the US $290 million staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

On her October 1, 2018, birthday, the IMF's Board of Directors approved the distribution of funds over the next four years, giving the government access to the finances needed to carry out its Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Plan.


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