Dreaming of Heading to the Caribbean? Here's Every Island's Plan for Reopening

As travel was abruptly put on hold earlier this year, recent signs of reopenings and restrictions lifting around the world have given sun chasers everywhere a sign of hope that lounging on a white sandy beach while looking out at shimmering turquoise water may not be too far off.

Specifically, the Caribbean islands have laid out their plans for a "new normal" among locals as well as welcoming back visitors after being forced to take a pause as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe.
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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Wednesday, December 1st -- Rhonda Knights is the undisputed female HipHop queen of Trinidad and Tobago and this incontestable fact facilitated her rise to acclaim in the 90’s in Trinidad and Tobago, but she’s far from done. As fierce as she’s ever been, Sistaron, as she’s popularly known, now delivers another hit single, this time with melody that’s intrinsically Soca.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Sonique Solutions) – In just a few days the pulsating sounds of Soca music and the unmistakable vibes of Caribbean Carnival culture will take over the Barceló Bavaro Grand Resort in scenic Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for the epic event ‘Carnival En Punta Cana’. The soundtrack to this premium experience will be powered by a stellar cast of the diaspora’s finest music mixologists.

PORT OF SPAIN. 23. November 2021. After 30 successful years in comedy television, the producer behind classic hits such as 'The Jaime Foxx Show' starring Jaime Foxx and Garcelle Beauvais, 'Martin' featuring Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell and ‘Love That Girl’, starring Tatiana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), will be creating a brand new, Caribbean-themed comedy series featuring a mix of actors and star personalities from the region.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – On his quest to make a difference in this world through his music, Canada-based Jamaican Reggae artiste Radykal Jahz has released his new conscious track ‘Blow The Trumpet’.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 -- There’s no such thing as a box when it comes to creativity. That’s the reality seen by one of Trinidad and Tobago’s entertainers who’s delivered and continues to share music that does not keep him boxed into any one genre. Gvon is set to release a brand-new Chutney Soca single on Friday, November 12th. He believes the entertainment landscape is ripe for the return of some semblance of normalcy and with that, this Southside entertainer is pulling up his socks.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Sonique Solutions) – The Caribbean's unique Carnival culture will be on full display this Dec 10th-13th 2021 as the Hyper-Inclusive Carnival-Infused Vacation Weekend Experience known as  'Carnival En Punta Cana' takes over the Barceló Bavaro Grand Resort in the tropical paradise of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 -- The name Phia is going to be a huge one. Fresh, untouched, unparalleled and authentic to her vibe, Trinidad and Tobago’s newest hitmaker on the music circuit has her eyes set on global stardom, and get this... she isn’t singing Soca.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Monday, October 26th, 2021 -- While all that’s happening around us may have us all believe that there’s no good taking place in the world, in Trinidad and Tobago, one music producer is proving that consensus, inaccurate. Randal Alexander is the founder and principal producer at Pengco Music- a music recording lab based in Bon Aire, East Trinidad. He’s changing lives and what’s incredible is the fact that he knows he was ‘called’ to do just what he’s been doing for the past six months.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Tuesday, 26th, 2021 -- The US has quickly become the Carnival capital of the world, the pandemic having forced the relocation of many of the Caribbean’s Soca artistes, but even before that there were Soca artistes like De Postman who represented hard for the genre.

Carnival En Punta Cana set for Dec 10th-13th

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Sonique Solutions) – Following great anticipation after their safe and successful Cancun, Mexico edition, the promoters of ‘Carnival En’ are gearing up to activate an intimate, premium all-inclusive Caribbean Carnival weekend this December in the picturesque resort town of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The event ‘Carnival En Punta Cana’ which takes from Dec 10th-13th 2021 is best described as a Hyper-Inclusive Carnival-Infused Vacation Weekend Experience.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Monday, October 12th, 2021 -- There’s something very extraordinary that happens when the right people link up. It’s even better when it’s a musical meet-up and the synergy’s so strong that the song speaks volumes, even pre-promo. US based Soca artist, Julius has dropped a bomb, and he’s not alone on the move. He’s roped in Grenada’s Jab King,  in what can only be described as a nuclear reactor for the 2022 Soca experience.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Monday, October 11th, 2021 -- A world without entertainment would be so dull. In the past two years, Trinidad and Tobago in particular, has experienced an entertainment drought as Covid-19 restrictions forced the abrupt and strongly enforced government shut down of an industry that fuels economic livelihood for countless people. David Adams, the elder brother of entertainer, Mr. Renzo, says, much like everyone else, he too has ...

If there is one party that I do without fail during Miami Carnival it is the ValeVibe Breakfast fete, affectionately known as, “Vale.”  I do Vale every year because Vale never disappoints and this year was no different.

Champeon sings one for the 'Girls'

Columbia, South Carolina (Sonique Solutions) – With the current plethora of in-person events and the return of physical Carnival celebrations throughout the diaspora, all-round entertainer and artiste Champeon has brought forward a fresh Soca song that is dedicated to the ladies. The new release is aptly titled “Girls”.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – After an action-packed summer season which saw his monster track ‘Carnival I Miss You’ make its way into the psyches of international Carnival enthusiasts, singer, musician & producer Miguel Maestre is back with his latest contribution to the musical melange of 2021 Soca releases entitled ‘Fete Ete’.

Zürich, Switzerland (Sonique Solutions) – The music keeps on flowing for Trinidad-born Swiss artiste Natalyah. Following the successful late Spring release of the soothing song ‘Save Meh’, Natalyah is once again bending genres and combining Caribbean elements for her latest Reggae-refix to her previously released Chutney-Soca track ‘Wine Out The Fever’.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – Even with its recent successful release of the monster track ‘Carnival I Miss You’ by international Soca artiste Miguel Maestre, the team at Canadian record label One Love Nation Inc. remains steadfast in its mission to boost the development Caribbean music worldwide.

Soca Gold 2021 Arrives Friday, September 3rd, 2021! On September 3rd, 2021 VP Records releases its iconic project Soca Gold.  Soca Gold represents the best releases of the genre over the past year. Celebrating the spirit of Carnival, the compilation features Soca champions Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, and others.  This year’s disc also features South African artist Master KG with his monster hit “Jerusalema” which has been a mainstay on ...

Brooklyn, NY --  No Carnival events? Says who? On Thursday, September 2nd the official New York Carnival Week presented by West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) begins!  Matter of fact, our first partner event, ‘Vibes w/Voicey Concert Tour’, is already Sold Out!!!!! Cultural partners working with us to bring the pageantry of Carnival differently to the masses include Pride of the Caribbean, Sesame Flyers International, B Paradise Mas’, Poshy Productions/Kaisokah Mas, Kaisokah Moko Jumbies.

Scarborough, Tobago (Sonique Solutions) – In an age of uncertain events and turbulent times, Tobago-based artiste Kervern Carter seeks to be a lighthouse in the storm with his latest musical release, ‘Heal the World with Love’. Heal the World with Love was written and produced by Carter with music by Orange Sky’s Nigel Rojas (bass) & Dax Cartar (guitar), additional background vocals from ...
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