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May 2020 Blog Posts (7)

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Added by omar on May 24, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments

Bermuda Carnival accepts the inevitable

Bermuda Carnival events will not go ahead, the organisation behind the four-day party said yesterday.

BHW Ltd explained it “must make decisions that are best for everyone” as Bermuda and the world battled Covid-19.

The organisers added: “Rest assured, as soon as a clearer picture of our status has emerged, we will announce a date when we can safely and securely…

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Added by Icom on May 11, 2020 at 7:37pm — No Comments

A passion for pan – a tribute to Frank Rollock Snr

The following article originally appeared in the 24 August 2001 issue of Hot Tickets magazine and is reproduced here, with minor edits, as a special tribute to Frank Sylvester Rollock, 13 Oct 1937‑20 Apr 2020.

“The steel drum has something in it so that when you get into it, or it gets into you, you don’t want to play any other instrument.”…

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Added by Icom on May 11, 2020 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Grenada and Statia lose carnivals to Covid-19

Two more Caribbean carnivals have succumbed to the bacchanal-eating virus that’s swept the world of most major cultural and sporting events this year.

In Grenada, Spicemas, which had been due to launch on Monday 2 May and run through to the climax on 11 August, is now officially off the calendar until 2021.

Spicemas Corporation said in a statement: “The size and…

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Added by Icom on May 11, 2020 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Caribbean islands cancel more festivals and events

Barbados canceled its annual Crop Over Festival, which was slated to kick off in June, one of many festivals and events across the Caribbean that are being canceled or postponed due to Covid-19.

A statement posted on the Caribbean Tourism Organization site called the decision "difficult," and it called the Crop Over Festival the island's "premier" arts and culture showcase, a two-month affair of craft…

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Added by Icom on May 4, 2020 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Brush1Chromatic ready for carnival with ‘All A Wi’

Before the world has settled into its new normal, some entertainers have decided to carry on with business as usual, like aspiring all-rounder Brush1Chromatic. Last week, he released ' All A Wi' alongside 'Circa11', a brand new soca song to add to his growing, determinedly versatile catalogue. Interestingly, ' All A Wi' is tagged with 2021 - a confident proclamation that revellers will be ready for the road again by next…

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Added by Icom on May 4, 2020 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Is Melé cruise still on? change in date possible

Tribe and Machel Montano’s Melé cruise is still on for 2021.

However, the organisers say they will consult with patrons regarding a possible change in the date of the event which is scheduled for May 2021.

Rhiannon Pemberton, project manager for Melé, told Loop that a survey will be sent out to those who registered for the cruise to determine their comfort levels…

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Added by Icom on May 4, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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