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Added by DJ Trends on November 18, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Strength and Power of Soca

Machel Montano, Tasha P and Destra sharing the stage.

Artistes from around the Caribbean region joined together this past weekend to lend their voices and talents to the Carib­bean Strong ini­tiative and the two concerts in Trinidad and Antigua.

The Caribbean Strong initiative was the brainchild of event promoter/radio network…

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Added by Mico on November 3, 2017 at 10:12am — No Comments

Government invests $300,000 in 2018 Grenada music fest

Grenada's former Minister for Culture Brenda Hood has said that the government is “very proud of the Pure Grenada Music Festival” as they announce their funding for the 2018 edition.

An investment of $300,000 has been agreed for next year, $100,000 more than the government invested in this year’s festival.

The proposal for…

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Added by Mico on November 3, 2017 at 10:26am — No Comments

The British Virgin Islands Is Hosting the Caribbean’s Best Lobster Festival

The perfect Caribbean vacation often includes at least one lobster meal featuring some of the freshest, tastiest lobster in the world.

But what if you could travel somewhere where lobster is on every menu, at every restaurant, all day long?

This is Anegada, the beach-filled outpost in the British Virgin Islands that’s making a quick rebound from Hurricane Irma — and playing…

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Added by Mico on November 14, 2017 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe, Yvonne Clarke stripped of title

Yvonne Clarke has been stripped of her Miss TT/Universe title. 

In a surprising move on Tuesday morning, the Miss Universe franchise holder in the twin-island Republic, Jenny Douglas, issued a statement advising that Clarke has been disqualified. 

"The Miss Universe T&T committee has voted unanimously to disqualify MissYvonne Clarke from representing Trinidad and…

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Added by Mico on November 13, 2017 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

The Caribbean Food & Wine Festival Is Just What Island Morale Needed Post-Hurricane

After the devastating hurricanes that tore through parts of the Caribbean, the island is back on it’s feet and eager to welcome visitors. The 40 islands that make up Turks and Caicos (8 are inhabited) are known for their incredible award-winning beaches and diving, crystal clear water, the only conch farm in the word, and surplus of world-class resorts.

This weekend marked the 7th…

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Added by Mico on November 14, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Will the price increase of Diesel affect Carnival 2018 in Trinidad?

T&T Carnival literally runs on diesel fuel and, with the increase in diesel, from $2.30 per litre to $3.41, Carnival 2018 could certainly be negatively affected. Bandleaders, steelbands, promoters all rely on the transportation of instruments, equipment and music, with significant reliance on dieselfuelled cabs that carry trailers. For some mas bands, costumes have already been fixed so it is now too late to pass on any increased cost of fuel to the…

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Added by Mico on November 8, 2017 at 8:56pm — No Comments

75% Of Caribbean Destinations Are Open For Tourism Business

The majority of Caribbean destinations were out in full force at the recently held World Travel Market in London. World Travel Market is the leading global event for the travel industry, and organizers brought together about 5,000 exhibiting destinations, technology, and private sector companies to find and network with 51,000 travel professionals, key industry buyers, journalists, digital influencers, students and Tourism Ministers. So definitely an…

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Added by Mico on November 14, 2017 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Beres Hammond joins Jamathon benefit concert

A legend is now part of the big show.

Reggae legend Beres Hammond is officially in the lineup of the star-studded Caribbean Love Now Jamathon set for Nov. 22 in Kingston, Jamaica. The artist will be joining more than 30 other reggae, dancehall, and soca performers for the benefit concert. With his inclusion to the show, organizers say his popularity will help garner more attention for the show and their mission, said…

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Added by Mico on November 13, 2017 at 4:29pm — No Comments

With Carnival just four months away, no NCC board in place

Just four months before the Merry Monarch parades the streets for Carnival 2018, the National Carnival Commission (NCC) is without a board. As of Wednesday, the term of the last board came to an end.

Headed by Kenny DeSilva, that board has been at constant loggerheads with the three Carnival interest groups. Under an act of Parliament (No 9 of 1991) the NCC is mandated to make…

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Added by Mico on November 8, 2017 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival supports region’s tourism recovery efforts

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The 2017 Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival is throwing its support behind the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s efforts to help Caribbean families and countries recover and rebuild after the monstrous hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated some member destinations.

The festival, an authentic Caribbean event, will be raising monies for the CTO Hurricane Relief Fund,…

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Added by Mico on November 3, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Campari Teams up with Bunji Garlin and Shensea for Carnival Action!

  International Trinidadian Soca artiste Bunji Garlin and fast-rising dancehall act Shenseea, will be the respective faces of Campari Carnival in the Caribbean, for the 2018 season. The hit-makers have inked deals to act as individual Campari Brand Ambassadors throughout the Eastern Caribbean and Trinidad &…

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Added by Mico on November 1, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Cayman Pirates Week [VIDEO]

Perhaps no other Caribbean nation celebrates its pirate legends and cultural heritage quite like the Cayman Islands, which erupts into a festival of spectacle and pageantry during our annual Pirates Week in November.

 

Pirates Week 2017 will start on Thursday 9th November and finish up on Monday 13th November (a Cayman Islands bank holiday) and will be another five fun filled…

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Added by Mico on November 1, 2017 at 11:20am — No Comments

Who is DJ Mika Raguaa?

In Trinidad for just over a year, DJ Mika Raguaa (Dominika Tux) has been making quite a name for herself, especially for her mixtape productions and recent weekend gigs at the popular Club 63 on Ariapita Avenue. Though born in Poland, Raguaa has familiarised with not just the music but the vibe and lifestyle of T&T and Caribbean people.

Having mastered reggae, dancehall, calypso and soca genres, Raguaa has…

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Added by Mico on November 1, 2017 at 11:34am — No Comments

A different kind of Fest

The company behind a controversial sex and drugs holiday has revealed what customers will actually get on the four-day break.

The holidays are offered by a group named the Good Girls Company, which is advertising a trip between November 24 and 27 on a mystery Caribbean island.…

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Added by Mico on November 1, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Carnival is born!

On Sunday 3 September, following two years’ preparation involving local groups and artists, Hull, City of Culture, hosted the city’s inaugural Hull International Carnival. The parade set off from King Edward Square, and moved through the town centre to finish at Queens Gardens. There were giant sea shells blasting soca rhythms, live samba bands, Rampage Mas costumes and participants from the city’s many diverse communities. The carnival was directed by…

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Added by Mico on October 28, 2017 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Soca Music Awards set to return in 2018

The Soca Music Awards will return in 2018, prompted by concerns voiced by artists that there’s been nothing reflecting what’s taking place within the UK soca arena. Soca News publisher and SMA promoter Joseph Charles said, “Promoting the culture is not always an easy road, but it’s necessary, so we are stepping back into the ring”. To keep updated about the awards, please sign up to the newsletter at…

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Added by Mico on October 28, 2017 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Antigua & Barbuda reaches 36



The twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda will celebrate its 36th year of independence on Wednesday 1 November. Antigua and Barbuda became an associated state on 27 February, 1967. The islands gained full independence from the United Kingdom on 1 November, 1981, when the Right Honourable Vere Cornwall Bird Sr, known affectionately as ‘Papa Bird’, becoming the first Prime Minister. On that day the Union Jack was finally…

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Added by Mico on October 28, 2017 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Miami Carnival 2017 Ole Talk



Only Child.


So Miami Carnival is over and now it is time for the ole talk, a play by play of my adventures at this event. This year, sadly, I did…

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Added by Mico on October 24, 2017 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Anyone ever been to Crucian Christmas Carnival?

A month long celebration, the Crucian Christmas Carnival (or Crucian Christmas Festival) incorporates modern day celebrations of long standing traditions. These holiday traditions date back to at least the early 1800s when enslaved Africans were allowed time off to celebrate Christmas, and they made the most of this time off by celebrating.…

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Added by Mico on October 25, 2017 at 6:06pm — No Comments

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