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Mico's Blog – February 2017 Archive (10)

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 -…


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…


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.



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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

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