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Soca ambassador, Machel Montano has been ordered to pay a total of $27,200 in fines and compensation in the assault case which saw victim, Russel Pollanais hospitalized for some time. The entertainer was found guilty on five charges- four of which were for assaulting Zen nightclub patrons Gerard Bowrin, Brandis Browne, Janelle Lee Chee, and…Continue
The whole world loves to party and just about every country on earth has their own carnival celebrations. Time your visit to include one of these incredible festivals and you’ll be in for a real treat!
Notting Hill Carnival, UK, 25 – 26 August 2013
The Notting Hill Carnival is held in the central London borough of Kensington and…Continue
The Carnival Road March is the musical composition played most often at the "judging points" along the parade route during Carnival.
In Trinidad and Tobago the Road March title has been given out every year since 1932 (with the exception of years affected by World War II when Carnival did not take place). Scoring is based upon…
Masqueraders, spectators and even politicians chanted “Super, Super, Super” all day long on Carnival Tuesday to the undisputed High Priest of Soca, Austin “SuperBlue” Lyons’ runaway hit “Fantastic Friday”, setting him on course to a historic ninth…Continue
2013 Carnival Monday activities in Roseau kicked-off with j’ouvert which started in the early hours of Monday morning.…
Four people were wounded in gunfire on the city’s famed Bourbon Street as a costumed crowd partied amid the countdown to Mardi Gras, sending people running, the police and bystanders said.
Brazil's Carnival celebrations opened with a bang yesterday at the start of the festivities across the country. Millions of tourists and locals are expected to flock to the visually stunning parades and street parties that showcase samba music and that have come to embody the spirit of the Latin American nation…
There was a smile of contentment on the face of…
Deputy Commissioner of Police Mervyn Richardson says the police and their protective service counterparts will be out in full force for the Carnival season, in an attempt to ensure criminal activity is kept to a minimum. He said they will be operating via air, land and sea, and even camping areas,…Continue
Construction is expected to commence later this year on a state-of-the-art new international airport in Tobago, estimated to cost some $150 million, says chairman of the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT), Gerald Hadeed.
Hadeed was speaking at the launch of a team of customer service representatives (CSRs) at the VIP lounge of Piarco International Airport yesterday.…Continue
The waterways of Venice have been overrun by fantasy creatures to mark the opening of the city’s annual carnival. Balls will be held in Venetian palaces together with concerts and gondola parades during the 17-day event. The theme for 2013 is “Live in Colour”. The carnival leads up to Lent, the 40 day fast that precedes Easter.
Mardi Gras Has Pagan Roots
Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) is a Christian holiday-cum-pop culture phenomenon that dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites.
Also known as Carnival, it’s celebrated in several nations across the globe -- predominantly those with large Roman Catholic populations -- on the day before the…Continue
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The fashion-retailer turned artiste claimed the spotlight late last year with the hit…