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The Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) Is REAL!!!

Let me  tell you what the future holds for you.

FOMO (fear of missing…

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Added by REDD on November 6, 2016 at 6:34am — 1 Comment

The Woman Approved Wining Guide For Carnival

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Carnival Monday and Tuesday are the days we look forward to where we can free up for two days on the road. While I do believe that generally most Caribbean women are pretty easy going when it comes to their significant other enjoying a small wine on a bumpa, there are limits as to what we would tolerate as acceptable wining behaviour.  We have all heard stories of…

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Added by REDD on November 6, 2016 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Ready To Party Up A Storm Miami Carnival Unbothered By Hurricane Matthew

Organizers of the Miami Borward Carnival are not bothered by the effects of Hurricane Matthew.

The success of the carnival heavily relies on the support of people from the Caribbean. This has made the organisers pull out all stops to execute promotional campaigns on radio stations in Jamaica, as well as other Caribbean countries. However, despite the threat of Hurricane Matthew to the Caribbean region,…

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Added by REDD on October 5, 2016 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

5 Reasons Trinidad Has The World's Greatest Carnival...

Don’t tell Brazil, but Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is the single greatest festival on earth. There, soca subs for samba, beverages are bottomless and showcasing your worst behavior is celebrated (though whatever happens stays safely within the confines of Carnival).

The history of this pre-Lenten festival, which literally means a farewell to the flesh, began as a…

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Added by REDD on October 3, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Thema Hits The Runway As TRIBE Model

Thema Williams may not be headed to Rio but she is still enjoying her time in the spotlight.

The gymnast surprised patrons last night when she appeared on stage modelling a costume at the highly anticipated Tribe, Bliss and Lost Tribe band launch on Saturday…

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Added by REDD on August 9, 2016 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Boyzie And Dash Take Grenada's Soca And Power Titles

Grenada’s Spicemas 2016 Groovy and Power Soca Monarch went to Dash (Shondell Amada) and Boyzie (Jalon Olive).

Boyzie went all out to ensure that he retained his crown at the National Stadium on Friday night.

Boyzie sent the crowd wild when he…

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Added by REDD on August 9, 2016 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Grenada Crowns "SPICE MAS" Queen

Grenada’s new National Queen for Spicemas 2016 is Samantha Francis from the St. George Parish.

Francis wooed the judges with her interview, talent, costume, swimwear, eveningwear and final question.

Her costume she portrayed was “Wonders of…

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Added by REDD on August 9, 2016 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Nadia Batson... The 'REAL' Album Review...

Trinidadian soca artist Nadia Batson is celebrating her tenth year in the industry with the release of a new album. Real is an eleven track collection, on which Batson said she wanted to showcase her ‘fun side’. The title also speaks to her work ethos. “Real not only represents the relationship between me and my fans, it also represents my approach to my craft,” she said. “The honesty and vulnerability that are evident in my music…

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Added by REDD on May 30, 2016 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Machel Montano Is Officially A Digicel Brand Ambassador

Soca star Machel Montano is now an official brand ambassador for telecommunications company, Digicel.

The surprise announcement that the reigning Road March Monarch was joining fellow soca stars, Destra Garcia, Kees Dieffenthaller and Ravi “Ravi B” Bissembhar as a Digicel brand ambassador, was made Friday evening during the launch of “Digicel…

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Added by REDD on January 10, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

KEEP SAFE!!! #CarnivalIsComing

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Just under 1 month to go!

Don’t screw it up now!Drive more carefully. Don’t touch door handles or other commonly touched items. Do not touch your face with your hands. Germs are everywhere. Do not go skydiving or skiing or MMA fighting till AFTER carnival.…

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Added by REDD on January 10, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

BIG Changes To The International Soca Monarch Competition In Trinidad For 2016 Canival Is Met With Mixed Reviews... (Video)

The International Soca Monarch final will not be shown live on television in 2016. This news, which is sure to disappoint fans of the Carnival Friday staple, was one of several changes announced by Peter Scoon, chairman of Caribbean Prestige Foundation (CPF), which has hosted the show for more than 20 years.

Speaking at the ISM Artiste Forum at the Hyatt Regency on Tuesday evening, Scoon said in trying to…

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Added by REDD on November 9, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Bunji Garlin Is Now The Appointed Ambassador For Meukow Cognac

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Bunji Garlin is now the ambassador for Meukow Cognac in Trinidad and Tobago.

The cognac was yesterday launched in Trinidad and Tobago where Garlin was introduced as the spokesperson.

“Upon securing an agreement with France, it was decided that Meukow needed to be paired with a local icon who possesed strength, elegance and…

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Added by REDD on October 21, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Kerwin Du Bois Teams Up With Jamaican Sensation Christopher Martin For Trinidad Carnival 2016

Christopher Martin seems set to be the next soca inductee from the dancehall music fraternity. Producer and soca sensation, Kerwin Du Bois hinted that a collab has been done with the JA hit maker and is set for release this week.

Du Bois, the 2014 Groovy Soca Monarch champ has never disappointed. He’s got a natural knack for pleasing the masses, it would seem, so when he says something major is on the…

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Added by REDD on October 21, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

My Favourite Miami Carnival Costumes

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Long gone are the days where Trinidad had a stranglehold on all that was glorious with respect to carnival costumes. Now a days there are great designers all over and due to the “maturity” of the BBF costume trends over recent memory it’s not hard to come by a good design. The big differentiating factor is service and road vibes. Miami carnival has many a great costume in store for those who want that. Here are a few of my favourites.  Of course,…

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Added by REDD on October 4, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

What Is The Perfect CARNIVAL BODY? And Is It Worth It???

For years I have been shouting from the hills about how to get a great carnival body.

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But what is the perfect carnival body? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the carnival body is no different. Each person has their own version of what it should be. So I will tell you about my version of…

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Added by REDD on October 4, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Peter Ram Is The 2015 Road March King Of Barbados

It's the third title for Peter Ram this season, having already won the Party Monarch crown and the STAG Jam Tune at Foreday Morning.

It's official.

The 2015 Tune of the Crop is Peter Ram's All Ah We.…

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Added by REDD on August 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Rihanna Proves That She Is Still The Reigning Carnival Queen Of Barbados {VIDEO+PICS} Joins Machel Montano On Stage

Bad habit: Rihanna puffed away on a cigarette at the Kadooment Day parade in Barbados on Monday

Bad habit: Rihanna puffed away on a cigarette at the Kadooment Day parade in Barbados on Monday

Rihanna proved she's still the reigning carnival queen of Barbados on Monday. 

The singer, 27, returned to the Caribbean for one…

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Added by REDD on August 4, 2015 at 5:30am — 135 Comments

Congrats To The Soca Royale Winners Edwin Yearwood For The Sweet Soca Category And Peter Ram For The Party Monarch Category

A sizeable crowd remained at Bushy Park on Sunday night, waiting just under an hour for the official results.…

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Added by REDD on July 28, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

CROP OVER: A NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CULTURE, MUSIC & REVELRY

Fun Barbados - The Barbados Crop Over Festival

The Crop Over Festival in Barbados which ends with the spectacular Carnival/Kadooment Parade, is the season used to celebrate the ending of the local Sugar Cane harvest, and is distinctly unique from the Carnival festivities in other Caribbean countries.

Many "old time" elements like the local cultural characters mix with modern additions to give this…

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Added by REDD on May 24, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Barbados Cropover Festival

Rihanna and friends are pictured during Crop Over while on break from touring.

Festival history

The Crop Over summer festival is Barbados' most popular and colourful festival. Its origins can be traced back to the 1780's, a time when Barbados was the world's largest producer of sugar.

At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the culmination of another successful sugar cane harvest - the Crop Over…

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Added by REDD on May 2, 2015 at 7:49am — No Comments

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