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Port-AU-Prince, Haiti (January 21, 2018) - One of Haiti's historic hotels is encouraging travelers to visit the Caribbean destination to celebrate Carnival 2018 next month.

Marc Pierre-Louis, General Manager of Le Plaza Hotel, said this year's festival, the theme of which is "Ayiti sou wout chanjman" (Haiti on the road to change), is "a celebration of who we are as a people. It is a time when the whole nation comes together. The music is transcending, the energy is pulsating . it's a much needed break from the stresses of life for locals as well as for our guests, it is a remedy for the soul."

Estate 101 Benefits Bishops 2018 fete


P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – For Carnival 2018, the Bishop Anstey High School (BAHS) Old Hilarians’ Association received a major boost from local special events venue Estate 101 for the staging of its annual all-inclusive fundraiser. 

The 2018 Bishop’s all-inclusive fete which usually takes place on the school’s Keate Street, P.O.S. compound was this year held at Estate 101 in Maraval.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. January 15th, 2018 - The absence of radio personality and entertainer, Devon Matthews from the Carnival scene in Trinidad and Tobago this year, has not gone unnoticed. His sudden death last year continues to tug on the heartstrings of many, among them, his close friend and fellow radio personality, Ancil ‘Blaze’ Isaac II.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. January 15th, 2018 - The Soca music catalogue’s splitting at the seams. There’ve been a number of powerful music releases for the upcoming Carnival 2018 season in Trinidad and Tobago and a new ‘riddim,’ which features the likes of Soca veterans Benjai, Tallpree and Ricki Jai, is now being unleashed for the world to enjoy.

I flew in from Trinidad to attend this event for coverage.

On arrival I could see that everyone was ready to kick this thing off as the music was playing and everyone singing along to the popular Soca. Escorted by Police Officers and Security Guards, we started the show. As the fete continued, so did the people, dancing, wining and just overall having a great time especially celebrating entering into a new year!

After all the rushing about through the season, chasing fete after fete, attending calypso, steelpan and mas competitions, then masquerading through the streets of the cities and boroughs Monday and Tuesday, one looks forward to something more laid back, up close and personal to cooldown from the Carnival madness.

Kaj Designs Hosts Legacy Atelier


January 4, 2018 – Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago - Tobago’s premier mid-luxury fashion house, Kaj Designs, will usher in the New Year and 2018 Carnival seasons with an exclusive Kaj Legacy Atelier. KajFAB femmes will enjoy 50% off all legacy items as the brand celebrates the bold, signature flair gained over its disruptive 12-year history in Caribbean fashion.

Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 11:15 -- There will be no Chutney Soca Monarch for Carnival 2018 and the organisers Southex officially announced it's cancellation due to low sponsorship.

"We are saddened by this turn of events and find the timing rather suspicious given recent events. Therefore please be advised that the 2018 Chutney Soca Monarch is hereby formally cancelled due to low government and state support and our inability to fund the venture privately as a result of its sheer size and expense," Southex CEO George Singh told a news conference this morning..

On Saturday 13th January 2018, the annual, all-inclusive Bishop's Fete will be moving to a new, luxurious and premium venue - Estate 101, Maraval. Surrounded by the lush green outdoors, the popular, sought-after Carnival event known for its great vibes, best lime will move from one beautiful garden to another, leaving behind the traditional school grounds for which the fete is one of the primary fundraisers.

Ladies Night Out MEGA Concert


What began over a decade ago as a show providing a space for women to let loose and imbibe in soca music without any inhibitions whatsoever, while serving as a platform for soca artistes to showcase their music in an intimate setting, while within a huge venue, has over time developed into an internationally sought after mega event.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – As Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2018 approaches with the intensity of a high speed jet, a delightful collection of new Soca songs has descended upon the airwaves and online spaces.
Adding to this mix is multi-talented artiste Kenna T who has released one of the first Power Soca tracks of the season entitled ‘Animal’.


Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: December 19th, 2017 A new wave of Caribbean entertainers are making their entry and as the world listens closely to the islands to gather the vibe they need for the future, vibrant acts like Lein Stylez- a Mayaro, Trinidad native, are confidently infiltrating.

New York, NY- VP Records and Ghetto Youths International are proud to announce the upcoming release of the Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley vinyl LP of Stony Hill available January 19, 2018 at www.vpreggae.com.

Anticipation for the vinyl set is high, following the albums #1 debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart in July, as well as the albums recent GRAMMY® nomination of the CD and digital configurations.

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The current climate in Trinidad and Tobago is one where rising crime rates and the topics of residential and commercial security have become a major priority in the minds and lives of citizens from all walks of life.
G4S Secure Solutions (Trinidad) Limited and media and marketing company Fu Family Films International have combined forces to offer a solution with the launch of ‘Smart Security’.

Trinidad & Tobago, WI: In April 2017 when Trevon Turner emerged on the music scene in Trinidad and Tobago, the immediate response was overwhelming. His debut single ‘She Bad’ was the tool responsible for his major breakthrough in the music industry. The young Trinbagonian was dubbed by many as the hottest rising male vocalist for 2017. To date, the track written by Turner and produced by Nine Mind and Lenkey Records has made waves throughout the Caribbean, USA, Canada, Africa and Europe.

Amidst the last leg of his 2017 Chronology World Tour, Chronixx earns two major accolades for his debut album Chronology this week.

The Jamaican singer receives his first GRAMMY nod for Best Reggae Album. The 60th GRAMMY Awards® will air (via CBS) on January 28, 2018 live from New York City's Madison Square Garden and will be hosted by James Corden. Other nominees in the category include Common Kings, J Boog, Damian Marley and Morgan Heritage. Visit Grammy.com for full list.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. November 23rd, 2017 - The Soca Parang season brings with it a feeling of true happiness in Trinidad and Tobago. Tony Prescott, a man some would call a young veteran on the Caribbean’s music circuit, is once again delivering, adding to the season’s nostalgia in a way that only few have been able to contribute effectively.

Miami, FL (November 17, 2017) - Arts and culture are essential for building a community, supporting the development and contributing to economic opportunity. Collectively, arts and culture enable understanding of the past and envisioning of a shared, more equitable future. The 7th Edition of Art Africa Miami Arts Fair: Back To Black: No On/Off Ramps is set to kick off Miami Art Week and Art Basel 2017 on December 5-10, 2017.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - November 22 2017 - This morning, hundreds of secondary students in South Trinidad flocked to San Fernando City Hall and Village Plaza in Pleasantville respectively for two highly-anticipated appearances from reggae sensation Chronixx. The event, aptly titled "Chronixx In The City", saw throngs of students representing schools such as St. Joseph's Convent San Fernando, Naparima College, Presentation College among others.

The Point Fortin - Pork, Parang, Lime is a family oriented event which has as its main attraction a cook-off competition among registered groups from in and around Point Fortin. Music, entertainment, mouth-watering local dishes, drinks as well as a myriad of games and attractions for children will be widely available.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - November 22 2017 - On Tuesday evening, excitement intensified for the One Heart Caribbean Festival, as soulful reggae singer Chronixx landed at the Piarco International Airport at approximately 7:45pm. Greeted by a contingent of photographers, One Heart Caribbean organizers and 432 Live officials, the Jamaican singer and songwriter was in very high-spirits as he was accompanied by members of his management team ...

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. November 15th, 2017 - New artistes all have the potential to be superstars, believe it or not. Sometimes all it takes is a little commitment and of course, consistency. T&T’s Keturah Gamba is one of those less known female songbirds who’s clearing her own path and making it understood that she refuses to take no for an answer.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. November 13th, 2017 - It’s been 30 years since Soca parang artiste, Leon Coldero has spent the season at home in Trinidad and Tobago. This year he’s switching things up a little, spending the season that’s often filled with the sound of sweet Soca parang, tastes of fruitcake and punch de crème, at home, surrounded by friends and family. He’s excited to say the least.

London, United Kingdom (November 9, 2017) - A generous contribution by British Airways to the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) was gratefully received by its president, Karolin Troubetzkoy this week.

Speaking at World Travel Market in London, where the check was presented on behalf of British Airways and British Airways Holidays, Troubetzkoy warmly thanked the airline's representatives: "This is not just a handshake, this is a £25,000 handshake! On behalf of our Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, we are extremely grateful!"

Port of Spain, Trinidad (November 8, 2017) – The Fashion Exchange Co-operative Society Limited (The Fashion Exchange) will host its first trunk show and fundraising event on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Primarily in aid of raising funds to facilitate the growth and development of the Co-operative, the overarching goals of the Trunk Show are to help support small businesses, to create awareness of and promote the Co-operative, and to help contribute to the growth, development and diversification of the local economy.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. November 3, 2017 - MIME Limited, the company steered by Asylum Vikings female vocalist, Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez, takes this time to congratulate Yvonne Clarke on her reinstatement as Miss Trinidad and Tobago in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant to be held later this month in the United States.

The seminal artist Edley Shine has mastered making timeless hits! And once again, the super talented deejay delivers musical magic with his new release “All Said & Done.” This latest effort sees Edley Shine going back to his roots in what can easily be lauded as one of the year’s wickedest hardcore tunes, which fuses Dancehall, Roots and Hip Hop. As a founding member of the Born Jamericans and 1/2 of The Refix Kings, Edley Shine boasts a formula for dropping certified classics and bangers. Many music lovers believe “All Said & Done” fits the bill!

Hamilton, Bermuda (31 October, 2017) - Ubersoca Cruise (USC), the largest Soca festival at sea, has partnered with the region’s tourism development agency, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) for its 2017 cruise, which sails from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico, November 16 - 20. CTO will host a Destination Showcase onboard Ubersoca 2017, which will give passengers an insight into the diversity of the region and the attributes that make the Caribbean islands such a popular tourism destination.

Toronto, Canada - October 2017 - While the wee hours of Sunday morning approached on a mid-fall weekend in Toronto, Canada, a new era in sound clash entertainment and the Irish and Chin World Clash brand was officially ushered in, as rising sound systems scored unprecedented, highly competitive performances on sound clash’s most renowned stage! Further catapulting the clash's excitement to another stratosphere, was the amazing repeat victory of Canada's King Turbo sound system!

Port of Spain, Trinidad - October 21 2017:- Last evening, a new queen was crowned in Trinidad and Tobago.

Yvonne Clarke, who hails from the city of San Fernando, walked away with the title of Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago 2017. The competition was held at the Banquet and Conference Centre at The Cascadia Hotel last evening, where 10 delegates contended for the prestigious title. The first runner up position went to Martrecia Alleyne, while Tobago-born Gleniscia Wilson secured the second runner up spot.

David Rudder has joined the I Am Caribbean Live Aid Project All Star Cast in support of the Regional Hurricane Relief Drive.

The highly anticipated I Am Live Aid Concert is set to be held on Sunday October 29, 2017 from 4p.m. at the newly refurbished Garfield Sobers Gymnasium in Wildey, Barbados.

American-Trinidadian singer - songwriter, and producer Angela Hunte, launches her hit debut Album 'R.A.W.'- a stellar project built on the solid years of her prolific career in music. Angela Hunte began her recording career in the ‘90s, as a member of 7669, a Motown Records girl group whose style could be described as something like TLC or Salt N Pepa by way of Bone Thugs and ...

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – The upcoming 2017 Women’s World Cup (WWC) of Table Tennis will take place from Oct. 26th-29th in Ontario, Canada. This year, the high level event will get a huge injection of Caribbean influence as Trinbagonian MC/event entertainer Damian Sogren has been selected as host for the internationally televised extravaganza.

New York, NY -  VP Records’ iconic “Strictly the Best” compilation series is back with two new albums (Volume 56 & 57) that set the standard in today’s hottest Reggae and Dancehall music. Both volumes will be available for physical worldwide distribution on November 17th. Volume 56 is now available for pre-order.

Port Of Spain, 17th October 2017. With a strong line-up of choreographers for the 2017 season, the COCO Dance Festival 2017 proudly launches its 9th edition at Queen’s Hall Auditorium from the 27th to 29th of October. Every year, the festival creates a space for cutting-edge choreography where one can see the very best of modern contemporary dance from local, regional and international choreographers.

ESPN Caribbean presents the 2017-2018 NBA telecast schedule including full coverage of more than 120 regular-season games, the Playoffs and NBA Finals. Games will take place every Wednesday and Friday, including doubleheaders when available, as well as a weekly Saturday game and occasional Sunday games throughout the season.

LFS Music; Who are they?


New York, USA: Bad Mind Never Prevails! That’s a fact! Let this phrase settle in your mind! These words are lyrics featured in the first single from LFS Music titled “No Weapon”; five newly added faces to the Caribbean music scene. Already, their sound is causing much chatter in the musical sphere. It makes sense that it would; their promising talents individually make their ...

Port of Spain, Trinidad - October 5 2017: Reggae fans from Trinidad and Tobago were abuzz with excitement just one week ago, when Jamaica-born singer and songwriter CHRONIXX announced that his Chronology Tour will be heading to the shores of Trinidad and Tobago on November 24 for the One Heart Caribbean Festival.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. September 26th, 2017 - His spanking new website is up to the time and feeds his online fan base with everything they need to know about him. T&T’s Fadda Moses- the artiste who walked onto the entertainment circuit as a part of the Millionaire Family a few years ago, remains as relevant as ever, consistently delivering, where others have fallen short.

Carnival is a time we all come together in euphoric joy.  That’s all well & good – yet what truly is beautiful is the outpouring of love and support over the last week for those across the islands impacted by Hurricane Irma.  Those efforts will undoubtedly continue for months and years to come as the rebuilding efforts will be considerable.

The challenges of not knowing if our loved ones were alive & safe, watching reports/videos on social media and still sitting nervously waiting for that call, text, whatsapp message, or FB/IG DM has been agonizing for countless people.  Once those were received it was now on to seeing what we can do from afar to help everyone across the impacted sister islands.

Difficult times truly reveal people’s character & it’s been truly inspiring to see so many take action.

What follows is by no means a “full” list yet it definitely is a living, breathing, growing document with the goal to provide a number of options for people to contribute, participate, share, etc. to islands

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