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  1. Temporary Traffic Arrangements for St. Philip Carnival

    The St. Philip Carnival Parade takes place on Monday 1st December 2014, and to facilitate this event a number of temporary traffic arrangements shall be in effect from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. The Route and Road Closure The Parade route will be Culpepper, Sealy Hall, Content Cot, Coles Terrace, Merritts, Peat Bay, Bottom Bay, […]

    November 29, 2014EventsNo comments
  2. An Added Flow to St. Philip Carnival

    Columbus Telecommunications is giving back to the parish and people of St Philip by sponsoring the St. Philip Carnival with a cheque of $7 000 – this comes after a very successful launch of services in the parish. Michael Lashley, M.P. Minister of Transport and Works, who is also one of the founders of St. […]

    November 29, 2014Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Temporary Traffic Arrangements, re: Christ Church Carnival

    The Christ Church Carnival Parade takes place on Monday 9th June 2014, and to facilitate this event a number of temporary traffic arrangements shall be in effect from 6.00 am to 8.00 pm. The Route and Road Closure The Parade route commences at Silver Sands and proceeds along Breedy’s Land, Hopewell, Sayers Court, Enterprise, Oistins, […]

    June 7, 2014Culture, EventsNo comments
  4. Trinidadian rock star and Chutney Monarch’s collaboration ‘Clap Your Hands’ continues to break boundaries

    On the heels of what many are deeming a truly memorable performance at the 2014 Chutney Soca Monarch, Rikki Jai and Nigel Rojas continue to receive much love from music fans and the Caribbean entertainment industry on their collaboration “Clap Your Hands” which continues to gain steady airplay both locally and internationally. The Punkalunks Factory-produced […]

    March 8, 2014MusicNo comments
  5. Barbadian Music Producers strike rich again: Soca Star Farmer Nappy Releases New Album, ‘Big People Party’

    Soca star Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry brings the spirit of Trinidad Carnival to the global masses with his new album Big People Party, available worldwide from all major digital retailers, as well as physical CD in stores, on February 25, 2014, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE. Celebrating over 30 years in music, the […]

    February 23, 2014Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. Trini-based Vocalist Ricardo Drue joins popular Caribbean band, Roy Cape

    The blessings of the season keep rolling in for Soca artiste Ricardo Drue. Still riding high on the successful release of his Carnival 2014 groovy Soca track “Socaholic” the Antiguan-born singer-songwriter has once again been recruited as a frontline vocalist for world renowned Soca outfit Roy Cape All Stars. Ricardo who has written songs for […]

    December 20, 2013Music, TravelNo comments
  7. Soca’s New Leader (BET) Bunji Garlin Took Over NYC, Boston, Hartford Last Week

    Bunji Garlin, known to many as the Viking of Soca, is taking the genre to new heights. A year after his explosive single’s release, “Differentology (Ready For The Road)” is breaking beyond Caribbean Carnival and turning into a massive hit in North America. The single was recently chosen as one of NPR’s Favorite Anthems for 2013 and is in the running for MTV […]

    December 17, 2013MusicNo comments
  8. South Carolina based Soca artiste delivers pulsating J’ouvert track “Red Devil”

    The upcoming T&T Carnival 2014 season will be a long and competitive one as several artistes from near and far have already thrown their hats into the ring for Soca supremacy. One such entertainer is South Carolina based Soca artiste, Champeon, who recently released his J’ouvert inspired contribution “Red Devil”. The Trinidad-born Champeon whose real […]

    December 5, 2013Music, TravelNo comments
  9. Ricardo Drue revives term of ‘Socaholism,’ which CBC TV8 used in 2004

    Years ago, under Dr Allyson Leacock, the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation developed the term Socaholic which was eventually shelved for a while as Bajans got hypocritically upset since it sounded like Alcoholic. But the Celebration Time calypso tent tried using it for one of their characters, again to not much fanfare – now Trinidad is having […]

    December 4, 2013Music, Travel1 comment
  10. Barbadian businessman in NY, George “GANDHI” Whitehead found dead in Queens home

    A prominent Caribbean businessman and civic leader in New York City was found dead in his home in Queens. New York police officers say George “Gandhi” Whitehead may have died from a single gunshot wound. “It is not known what caused his unexpected and tragic death but police detectives are investigating all of the circumstances […]

    November 2, 2013CrimeNo comments
  11. Carnival Concierge unleashes a premium travel experience for Travellers to live Carnival 2014

    Following a successful inaugural 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival travel tour, professional travel management company Carnival Concierge LLC is gearing up to once again serve international festival lovers and first-timers an unparalleled vacation package during the 2014 edition of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth‘. The New York based boutique travel coordination company is the brain […]

    October 2, 2013Events, MusicNo comments
  12. West Indian-American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) officially launches Brooklyn Carnival 2013

    Scores of personalities assembled at Brooklyn’s Borough President Gallery to participate in the launch of New York’s Caribbean Carnival 2013. The annual carnival originated in Harlem in the 1930’s by mainly Trinidadian immigrants. The 2013 festival climaxes on Labor Day, Sep. 2, when 1.5 million revelers are anticipated in the carnival-parade on Eastern Parkway. West […]

    August 23, 2013Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments

    With Culturama just around the corner, St Christopher & Nevis’ Ministry of Health has taken the opportunity to advise revelers to be safe during the festivities. “It is that time of the year when some people are planning to “free up” themselves during Culturama and carnivals in neighboring islands,” the Ministry announced. “Jamming all day, […]

    August 1, 2013Culture, HealthNo comments

    There is a promise from the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, and French Ambassador to Barbados, Jacques Sturm, to explore new avenues for cooperation that would enhance the existing relationship. The two counterparts gave this undertaking during a courtesy call today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Culloden Road, St. […]

    May 16, 2013Events, PoliticalNo comments
  15. Frenchmen fires up Jamaica Carnival: Jacks Hill residents went “Blocko”

    The Frenchmen group is one of Jamaica’s premiere promoters of premium events and has a wide following of regional and overseas partiers. Blocko and Bazodee have become ‘must-go’ parties on the JA Carnival fete calendar and this year’s editions certainly lived up to all the hype. The suburban, residential community of Jacks Hill was the […]

    May 5, 2013Events, MusicNo comments
  16. Trinidad’s Nurse Nisha delivers the cure for the common fete

    Chutney-Soca princess Nisha B of the band Karma had a truly hectic Carnival 2013 with as much as 5 event appearances per night. This year the young singer has certainly shown the masses that much like her brother Ravi she can command massive audiences, deliver original crossover hit songs and offer her own unique ‘party […]

    February 19, 2013Events, MusicNo comments
  17. Montserrat Festival 50 honours key figures in its cultural history

    More than 50 people were honoured last evening at the final event on the Montserrat Festival 50 calendar. The festival committee paid tribute to past queens, calypsonians and community leaders and organisations who supported the annual celebration which turned 50 in 2012. The red carpet affair organised by Yvette-Ryan and her team was hosted by […]

    January 7, 2013Events, MusicNo comments
  18. St Lucian Calypsonian aims for Trinidadian Supremacy: Teddyson John ramps it up!

    St. Lucia’s current Groovy Soca Monarch Teddyson John has been having a truly blessed and productive musical year since capturing the title this past July with his smash hit “Land of Wine”. The talented and humble vocalist now has his sights set on making a powerful statement during the upcoming 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival […]

    December 14, 2012Music, TravelNo comments
  19. Mavado Fea. Alison Hinds – Caribbean Girls (Soca Remix) December 8, 2012Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. Trinidad’s Ravi B & Iwer combine for monster Carnival 2K13 hit

    As the days countdown to the greatest show on Earth new music for Trinidad’s relatively short season seems to coming out fast and furious from all directions. Adding to the musical fray, is the interesting collaboration by former Chutney-Soca Monarch Ravi B and former International Soca Monarch Neil ‘Iwer’ George who have come together to […]

    November 20, 2012Events, MusicNo comments
  21. Trini Soca performer Blaxx hits them hard for Carnival 2013

    The effervescent Soca performer known as Blaxx (real name Dexter Stewart) has been generating quite a buzz with his latest musical releases for the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago Carnival season. In anticipation of an action packed festival season, the Roy Cape All Stars frontline vocalist has thus far brought forward 3 new tracks into the […]

    November 3, 2012Music, TravelNo comments
  22. Barbados’ Alison “Queen Of Soca” Hinds and Trinidadian Soca Chutney band join forces for Miami Carnival 2K12

    The energy and excitement of Caribbean vibrations invaded the South Florida city of Miami. Being the last major stop on the annual Carnival calendar, hundreds of partygoers, entertainers and event promoters enjoyed the Columbus weekend in fine style. Not to be left out of the action the original “Roll It” Queen Of Soca from Barbados […]

    October 24, 2012Music, TravelNo comments
  23. TRINIDADIAN CALYPSONIAN CHALKDUST SHARES CALYPSO HISTORY AT 8th Annual African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Conference

    Eight-time Trinidad Calypso Monarch, Dr. Hollis Liverpool, better known as Chalkdust, had a rapt audience this morning at the 8th Annual African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Conference, as he – and his guitar – explored the history of Road Marches of the Caribbean. Beginning with the kalenda music used to accompany the stick fighters of […]

    September 24, 2012Education, MusicNo comments
  24. Calypsonian Blaxx fires up Yorke’s 50th Trindependence Fete

    The Trinidadian audience at the 2012 edition of Yorke’s Independence all-inclusive was left craving more after a performance by Dexter Stewart the musical powerhouse known to Soca fans as Blaxx. The charismatic vocalist and energetic performer put the exclamation point on an evening of premium all-inclusive partying. The annual Independence event was this year held at a […]

    September 17, 2012Events, MusicNo comments
  25. Historian Sir Howard Fergus launches Commemorative look at 50 years of Montserrat’s Festival

    Montserrat’s foremost author and historian Sir Howard Fergus takes a look at the island’s most enduring cultural festival in his new book ‘Festival at Fifty’. The book launch for the new 145-page project is scheduled for Wednesday 29 August at the Montserrat National Trust in collaboration with the Open Campus of the University of the […]

    August 28, 2012Books, EventsNo comments