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After Carnival Fetes in Trinidad

Here's a list to cool you down after Carnival Tuesday:

Wednesday March 1st, 2017

 Candy Coated Wine Down Cruise - Tobago - 1pm-6pm 

 Baewatch Cooler Fete - Chaguaramas - 4pm-11pm 

 Au Revoir - BlackJack Marina, Chaguaramas - 12pm-5pm 

 Wassy Wednesday Boatride - Coral Vision Cruise Ship, Port Of Spain - 12pm-5pm

 After Blast - Salybia Nature Resort -…

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Added by Mico on February 28, 2017 at 12:59am — No Comments

‘Leave Me Alone’: Trinidad’s women find a rallying cry for this year’s Carnival

Every year, an onslaught of high-octane soca music is released ahead of Trinidad’s pre-Lent Carnival. The songs are new, but the themes are well-worn: Rum. Partying. And the allure of a woman’s gyrating body, preferably backed into a man’s grasp.

So it’s a little surprising that one of this year’s most popular Carnival tunes is a jaunty ballad performed by the 76-year-old music legend Calypso Rose and titled…

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Added by Mico on February 26, 2017 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Be Aware of Traffic Changes for Trinidad Carnival

Citizens and visitors are advised of traffic restrictions throughout Trinidad and Tobago for the Carnival holiday.

The…

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Added by Mico on February 26, 2017 at 8:03pm — No Comments

St. Lucian Independence 2017

Minister for Local Government and Culture, Sen. Hon. Fortuna Belrose, recently called on citizens to reflect on the significance of Independence.

“We must all be concerned about where our country is headed and the role that we each must play in keeping it on track,” she said during the launch of activities marking Saint Lucia’s 38th Anniversary of Independence. “This is a time when we put our differences aside and…

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Added by Mico on February 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Socadrome for Carnival Tuesday 2017

February 16, 2017: The Socadrome will be back as an event stage for Carnival Tuesday 2017. In addition to showcasing the masqueraders from at least five of the biggest bands in Carnival (Bliss, Hart’s, Lost Tribe, Tribe and Yuma), this year’s Socadrome Show at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port of Spain, will feature performances by MX Prime, Chutney Soca Kings Ravi B and Omadarth Maharaj, David Rudder and “French Grammy” (Victorie de la Musiquie) album of…

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Added by Mico on February 19, 2017 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Guyana Carnival, 23rd Feb 2017 [VIDEO]

Guyana's equivalent to Carnival is called Mashramani, which means "A Celebration of the Harvest." This festival takes place with steelbands playing calypso music and costumed clad revelers. It is believed that the first Mashramani happened in the bauxite mining town of Linden. The next year other towns such as Georgetown, Berbice and Bartica joined in the…

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Added by Mico on February 13, 2017 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Curacao Carnival 2017 [VIDEO]

Curaçao's Carnival is one of the largest and longest-lasting Carnival spectacles of the Caribbean and one of the best times to visit the island.

Carnival began as a Catholic rite to represent the Christian practice of “Carne Levale,” or giving up meat for Lent. In the 19th century, Curaçao continued the tradition by organizing masquerade parties and marches in private clubs. It wasn’t until 1969 that Curaçao…

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Added by Mico on February 10, 2017 at 8:52pm — No Comments

What's the difference between Trinidad and Jamaica Carnival?

Today we will be discussing a few differences between Trinidad and Jamaica carnival because ours is not exactly the same as theirs. The differences, though relatively minor, are important to know.

Theme?  What theme? 

From its inception, carnival in Jamaica has cherry picked the things important to us here locally and left the others. Mas is not in our…

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Added by Mico on February 9, 2017 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Let's get this Carnival Body Ladies, there is still time! [VIDEO]

This sensible-yet-butt-kicking plan will get you in the habit of working out—and you'll love the results so much that at the end of the three weeks, you won't wanna stop



Welcome to February—the month where weight loss and fitness resolutions go to die. (No, seriously—Februray 7 is actually known as the "fitness…

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Added by Mico on February 8, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Rio Carnival - Everything you need to know

The annual Rio de Janeiro Carnival is by far the biggest carnival celebration around the world. Huge numbers of travellers descend on the city each year to enjoy four days of partying. Here, we’ve put together a list of 10 FAQ to help you understand Rio Carnival.

1. When is the Rio de Janeiro Carnival?

This year the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is taking place from February 24th to February 28th.

2. What is the Rio…

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Added by Mico on February 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Happy Chinese New Year [VIDEO]

The biggest holiday, with dragons, fireworks, symbolic clothing, flowers, lanterns, and celebration is China's most important and significant day of the year. Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese…

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Added by Mico on January 28, 2017 at 11:36am — No Comments

UBERSOCA Cruise [VIDEO]

I'm sure you've heard about the annual "Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise"? Where Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley (yes, Bob Marley's son) takes you on a journey to Jamaica (from South Florida) with him and some of the world's top tier Reggae artists & djs on board a cruise ship. We're talking multiple live concerts and numerous…

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

Know your Fetes

The ultimate fete fashion guide. Be fabulous always!

All-inclusive:

Plan on dressing up more than you would to go to any other fete for the season as in Trinidad these fetes are usually a runway show with some patrons dressed to thrill. With premium drinks and a variety of food options included in the ticket price, all-inclusive fetes are where you go to mingle with the local…

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Added by Mico on January 22, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Tips for Mas Newbies

  • The most important tip I can give to you is to plan ahead. From your flight, hotel, band/costume, fete tickets and local transport… you MUST plan well in advance to not only get discounted prices (flight, hotel etc) but to ensure that you secure tickets for fetes, costumes etc. Start as early as June/July of the previous year. So if you plan on going in 2018, start June…
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Added by Mico on January 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Festival of Mermaids and Mermen [VIDEO]

NC Merfest is run by NC Merfolk - a fun loving group of mermaids and mermen located in the heart of North Carolina. They swim together as a group three times a week at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, North Carolina. They also perform at birthday parties, meet & greets, photo-shoots, luau's and wherever our tails take us. They love to share friendship with other mer!…

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Added by Mico on January 16, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Baby Jumping Festival in Spain [VIDEO]

You would be forgiven for being curious about the title of this festival because even though Spain boasts some of the most unusual and bizarre festivals compared to the rest of the world, throwing tomatoes over each other as they do in Valencia or being chased down the street by a herd of bulls in…

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Added by Mico on January 16, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Everybody fights Everybody on Christmas Morning in Peru [VIDEO]

The town of Santo Tomas is 12,000 feet above sea level, nestled cozily in the vertiginous Peruvian Andes.
Hill dwellers and mountain folk alike have had a reputation for hardiness and endurance ever since ancient Greek geographer…
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Added by Mico on January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Int. African Arts Festival 2017 (Brooklyn, NY)

IAAFestival began in 1971 on Claver Place as the African Street Carnival (a PTA’s block party fundraiser for “Uhuru Sasa Shule” or “Freedom Now School,” an independent school in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn) with local artists, entertainers, and performers, arts and crafts vendors, along with food prepared by the parents. Almost 2,000 people attended and…

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Added by Mico on January 10, 2017 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Quebec Winter Carnival [VIDEO]

Since the beginning of our French colony, the habitants of New France created a rowdy tradition of getting together just before Lent to eat, drink and be merry. The custom of celebrating from the end of January until mid-February has long been popular.

The first large winter Carnival in Quebec City, the world’s snow…

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Added by Mico on January 9, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

No more St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival [VIDEO]

The St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival will be no more.

Prime Minister Allan Chastanet has announced the festival, which has drawn visitors from all over the world to the Eastern Caribbean island for the past 25 years, has been scrapped because the $14 million price tag for the two-week event was just too much.

The well-known event is…

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Added by Mico on January 6, 2017 at 1:36pm — No Comments

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