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Featured Blog Posts – February 2020 Archive (30)

Nic­ki Mi­naj apologises for husband’s actions against Iwer George in Trinidad Carnival {VIDEO}

Nicki Minaj Doing Her Happy Dance In Stunning Carnival Outfit In Trinidad

Hip hop artiste Nicki Minaj aboard a Tribe truck looks at masqueraders during the Parade of Bands at the Socadrome, Hasely Crawford Stadium, on Tuesday.

Hip hop artiste Nicki Minaj aboard a Tribe truck looks at masqueraders during the Parade of Bands at the Socadrome, Hasely Crawford Stadium, on Tuesday.


Added by omar on February 27, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments

Behind a Tribe of Revelry: A Q&A With Dean Ackin, CEO of Trinidad’s Trendiest Carnival Band

This is what Carnival in Trinidad is not: a big party. A parade. A festival. A chance to get drunk in the streets, wear barely-there costumes and dance until the blisters on your feet grow blisters of their own.

Well, Carnival is all of those things—but so much more. As an avid devotee of the Caribbean’s largest public bacchanal, which kicks off in the streets of Port of Spain this coming Monday and…


Added by Icom on February 26, 2020 at 12:28pm — No Comments

St Thomas Gears Up For Carnival Virgin Islands

St Thomas is gearing up to host the 68th anniversary of Carnival Virgin Islands.

This year’s celebration of the territory’s culture, cuisine, history, music and people bears the slogan “All Eyes on We for 2020.”

“The events we’ve planned should ensure that people of all walks and stages of life are engaged in the Carnival,” said Ian Turnbull, Director of the US…


Added by Icom on February 26, 2020 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Trini women make calypso history

History was made last week, when for the first time in Trinidad and Tobago National Calypso Monarch competition the top three places went to women.

Terri Lyons was crowned National Calypso Monarch, while past monarch Karene Asche placed second and Heather McIntosh-Simon came third at the final at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain Trinidad.

With her first…


Added by Icom on February 26, 2020 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Kees and Iwer George’s Stage Gone Bad runs away with TnT Road March 2020

Iwer George performs at the Socadrome during the Parade of Bands, Hasely Crawford Stadium, yesterday.

If there were any chances left of beating Kees Dieffenthaller and Iwer George’s Stage Gone Bad for the road march, it was mashed up, shelled down and turned over long before Carnival Tuesday came to an end.

The popular song was by far the most dominant…


Added by omar on February 26, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments

Machel Montano Live @ Machel Monday 2020

Added by omar on February 26, 2020 at 4:19am — No Comments

Watch: GI win Chutney Soca Monarch 2020

GI is the new Chutney Soca Monarch

GI is the new Chutney Soca…

Added by omar on February 25, 2020 at 8:49am — No Comments

Super Blue's daughter Terri Lyons is 2020 Calypso Monarch {VIDEO}

Calypso Monarch 2020 (3)


Congratulations to Terri Lyons for winning her first calypso monarch competition. She is your Calypso Monarch for 2020.



Added by omar on February 25, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Haiti’s Carnival Called Off as Cops and Soldiers Square off in Gun Battle {VIDEO}

Haiti’s annual Carnival, scheduled to be staged from yesterday until Wednesday, has been called off following violent clashes between the country’s soldiers and police.

On what was to be day one of the celebration at the Champ de Mars, members of President Jovenel Moise’s reconstituted Armed Forces of Haiti and off-duty members of the Haiti National Police and their supporters exchanged gunfire a…


Added by omar on February 25, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

Ludacris here for T&T Carnival: Trinidad, I love you!

US rap star and actor Ludacris is here for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.

The star was seen performing at Soca Brainwash on Saturday, hyping up the crowd and performing some of his major hits.

The star shared photos of him and soca star Machel Montano and Olympian gold medallist Usain Bolt, who is also here for Carnival.…


Added by Icom on February 24, 2020 at 11:11am — No Comments

Arrests, fines and jail if caught with glass bottles for Carnival

Ar­rests, fines and even jail time are pos­si­ble penal­ties for those caught and ar­rest­ed with glass bot­tles dur­ing Car­ni­val this year.

The po­lice have warned that the Car­ni­val (Pro­hi­bi­tion of Glass Bot­tles) Reg­u­la­tions, 2020, will be en­forced this Car­ni­val.…


Added by Icom on February 24, 2020 at 11:09am — No Comments

Nicki Minaj Returns Home For Trinidad Carnival

Award-winning rapper and Trinidad-born celebrity Nicki Minaj has returned home to the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for carnival 2020.

Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival gets into high gear today, Monday Feb. 24th and wraps up on Tuesday Feb. 26th in Port-Of-Spain ahead of Ash Wednesday.

The St. James-born rapper, whose real name…


Added by Icom on February 24, 2020 at 11:06am — No Comments

International Soca Monarch 2020: Iwer George Cops Power, College Boy Jesse, Groovy {VIDEO}

Neil Iw­er George

“It’s a re­al sweet feel­ing. It’s a feel­ing I didn’t have for a very long time.”

This is how four-time Pow­er So­ca Monarch champ, Neil Iw­er George de­scribed his win in the 2020 In­ter­na­tion­al So­ca Monarch com­pe­ti­tion at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah, Port-of-Spain.…


Added by omar on February 23, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Trinidad bans glass bottles for Carnival

Eight years after it was proposed, glass bottles will officially be banned this Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

Minister of National Security Stuart Young made the announcement yesterday during a news conference at the ministry’s office at Abercromby Street, Port of Spain.

“The Government took a decision to ban the use of glass bottles and prohibit the use of glass…


Added by Icom on February 20, 2020 at 11:47am — No Comments

Machel Montano to launch Melé soca cruise in 2021

This year's Machel Monday was the last for Machel Montano but the soca king is not retiring from staging events.

Instead, come 2021, Montano will be taking his brand to the high seas.

Montano announced last night that he will be launching a soca cruise next year in collaboration with Tribe. It will be called Melé.



Added by Icom on February 20, 2020 at 11:41am — No Comments

African dictator's son in town for Carnival

Four days after a court in France upheld a three-year suspended jail term and imposed a fine of US$33 million against the flamboyant vice president of Equatorial Guinea, he arrived in TT.

Teodorin Nguema Obiang and his delegation docked outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Port of Spain aboard a 90-metre superyacht around 1.47 pm on Friday and several people on board were seen later that evening on deck…


Added by Icom on February 18, 2020 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Eye Health Carnival Safety Tips

The great­est show on earth is al­most here again. Did you know that your eyes are con­sid­ered one of life’s great­est gifts? Here are some tips to pro­tect your eyes this car­ni­val sea­son.

Whether you are on the beach or the road for car­ni­val week­end, sun­light and bright glare can de­crease the amount of fun you’re hav­ing. For­tu­nate­ly, this is­sue can be…


Added by Icom on February 18, 2020 at 4:31pm — No Comments

St. Vincent Carnival Culture takes centre stage in T&T’s Carnival

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The undeniable culture and colours of St. Vincent & The Grenadines were on full display at the recent Trinidad & Tobago Carnival event ‘Fam Jam’.

The full concert event by Vincentian Soca Star Skinny Fabulous was supported by the SVG Carnival Development Corporation (CDC).  The CDC contingent of representatives was on hand at the event to cheer on…


Added by Icom on February 18, 2020 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Pioneering Trinidad soca producer dies

Pi­o­neer­ing So­ca Pro­duc­er Dar­ryl Brax­ton, the man who made hits for Bun­ji Gar­lin and KMC, died yes­ter­day.

Brax­ton’s death was con­firmed on so­cial me­dia by his cousin and fel­low pro­duc­er Aaron “Track 7” Pe­ters.

“On be­half of our fam­i­ly, we’d like to an­nounce the…


Added by Icom on February 17, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Carnival Fever Afrobeats Song Of the Decade

What's the most popular, most played, most universally known afrobeats song of the decade?

With over 150 million plays on youtube, it was the song that brought afrobeats to the mainstream and was played on every hip hop, reggae or caribbea radio…


Added by DJ Trends on February 16, 2020 at 9:34am — No Comments

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