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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. June 13th, 2019 - The year 2020 will see a dynamic, new offering to the Trinidad and Tobago carnival landscape. Touted as the next level of carnival fun, Destination Trinidad VIP is being prepared for it’s unveiling this year. In August, a group of young visionaries from all corners of the world, will tell of an incredible plan to lure hundreds to T&T, annually, specifically for an all inclusive, safe and thrilling carnival experience.

June 11, 2019 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago... In a strategic step toward mapping a sustainable solution to combat the problem of coastal erosion and coastal flooding, the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) launched the Comprehensive National Coastal Monitoring Programme (CNCMP). History was marked on Friday May 24, 2019 at an event hosted by the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT), Coastal Protection Unit (CPU), which took place at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad.

New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – The organizer behind ‘Dressed Up’, the specialty dress shoppe coming soon to Newark’s Teachers Village, has unveiled the first philanthropic effort by the retail business which is called ‘reDRESSed’.  This is an advocacy program dedicated to providing dresses (and other clothing) to domestic abuse survivors.

Taking You Back To Sweet Bahamian Music

There is a new riddim in the air!! And Soca Sensation Benje is representing the 758/242 with his "Rake ‘n Scrape" installment on the 'Just Like So' Riddim named 'Take Me Back'.

ILAN All Inclusive 2019 Review

During Orlando Carnival there is one fete that you should never miss and that fete is… The ILan All Inclusive Fete.

Positioned against the beautiful landscape of Rollins College right next to Virginia Lake, the iLan fete is located in an atmosphere that looks like it was plucked out of Trinidad and dropped into the middle of Florida.

Washington DC Metro area (Sonique Solutions) – A new, premium Caribbean destination event is on the horizon and is gearing up to captivate eagle-eyed travellers and lovers of the region’s culture and entertainment. The Caribbean Yacht Week is set to bring forth a unique combination of a customized luxury vacation, a scenic multi-island excursion to the British Virgin Islands and a first-class feting affair.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – Gregory Pollonais’ star continues to rise as his work continues to receive international exposure. The talent of the Trinidad-based actor and producer was on full display in the new film 'An Appointment with Janey' which was selected to be screened at the recent 2019 edition of Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. May 31s, 2019 - There’s no stopping the sound of Soca. With an unrestricted, organic pull of the genre presently taking place across the Caribbean, it’s no surprise that one of the latest music projects features that of an Anguillan DJ and a Trinidad and Tobago vocalist. San Fernando, Trinidad native, Lucrativ is ready to push, and he’s certain that his latest move will bear rewards for the promotion of both himself, and the Soca music genre.

20th Edition of Dining With The Saints

On Saturday, June 15, The St. Mary’s College Past Students’ Union will host the 20th edition of Dining With The Saints, an event that has evolved to what many regard as the best of its type in this country. The event features over one hundred chefs, most of whom are past students of St. Mary’s College. These guys come together every year to show off their culinary skills and claim bragging rights as they set out to raise funds for their alma mater.

The 2019 NBA Finals – featuring the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, led by Stephen Curry vs. the Toronto Raptors, with Kawhi Leonard – start Thursday, May 30 at 9 p.m. ET and continue through June 16. All games air live on ESPN Caribbean and stream live on ESPN Play. ESPN Play will also offer exclusive live streaming of pregame and postgame action.

Barbados May 20, 2019 - Rise Barbados is again poised to be a top Festival Event in Barbados’ Crop Over Season for 2019. Launched in 2019, Rise Barbados is dedicated to staging premier events capturing the imagination of the Caribbean, which extends into its metropolitan diasporas.

May 16, 2019 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago… In an effort to address the burgeoning threats of coastal erosion and flooding, the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) through the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT), Coastal Protection Unit (CPU), has initiated the Comprehensive National Coastal Monitoring Programme (CNCMP). The CNCMP will provide a comprehensive approach to monitoring the state of Trinidad and Tobago’s coastal areas while serving as a much-needed central repository for coastal data.

West Indian Hero Ulric Cross whose life is documented in the film HERO, would have celebrated his 102nd birthday on Wednesday May 1st. HERO will have its UK premiere at the BFI Southbank on Saturday 18 May 2019, as part of their African Odysseys series.

African Odysseys is an ongoing series at BFI Southbank, featuring films, onstage discussions, previews and educational events by and about the people of Africa and its diaspora.  The award winning HERO will be one of the main films at this month’s screening

Dancehall star D’Angel is set to shoot a mainstream video for her upcoming single titled Stress Free.

“This is a big budget project; we’re going all out with this video. We plan to target the international market with this project. Stress Free is already creating a huge buzz on the internet, it’s viral, and we’re going to build on that by dropping a great video. ‘Flava’ and I believe this song has the potential to be a global hit,” said D’Angel.

Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes Limited, a subsidiary of Jamaica Producers (JP) Group has launched two specialty rum cakes for the tourist retail market in the Dominican Republican (DR) and Mexico.

The new products — the Tortuga Mamajuana Rum Cake and the Mexican Vanilla Rum Cake — are produced in Tortuga’s state-of-the-art bakery in Kingston but includes flavours and ingredients unique to the respective Hispanic markets.

Junior Batabano is set to hit the streets of George Town on Saturday May 11, 2019 with the theme “Once Upon A Turtle”, which pays homage to Cayman’s turtling heritage.

“One of our new marketing initiatives for Cayman Carnival Batabano overall going forward is to reconnect the carnival in creative ways with the original meaning of the word ‘Batabano’, which is the native Caymanian term for the tracks left in the sand when turtles go ashore to nest during nesting season, which typically starts around May each year,” explained the Chairperson of the Cayman Carnival Batabano Committee, Donna Myrie-Stephen. “With the turtle nesting season being all about the emergence of turtle hatchlings, it was only fitting that we launch this new initiative with the Juniors.”

Batabano grows to biggest parade in Cayman

The Cayman Carnival Batabano Committee is thrilled to announce that there will be FIFTEEN (15) masquerade bands, groups, and floats in the Batabano parade this Saturday, May 4, 2019, with up to 4,000 masqueraders anticipated this year.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. April 20th, 2019 - An apology has been extended by Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith to Jamaican reggae artiste, Mark Myrie, Buju Banton. The Commissioner of Police was photographed at the hotel room of the entertainer, which was searched by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on Saturday afternoon.

New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – As anticipation builds for the launch of ‘Dressed Up’ (the soon to be opened dress-specialty shoppe), the buzz has gone into high gear with the announcement that the novel garment-exclusive concept will feature the dress collection styles of Meiling, thus marking the Caribbean Fashion Icon’s entry into the New York City market.

April 2019 — Washington, DC (Acclaim PR) — The summer does NOT officially begin until we say HUSH Weekend!!! That's right, Washington, D.C.'s premiere weekend is back with a bang, celebrating it's 4th anniversary with an awesome line up of events that will span Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26, 2019.

What is shaping up to be the most exciting Tobago Jazz Experience (TJE) is a few days away and the island is abuzz with preparations for the events revolving around the festival of music, culture and cuisine.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. April 15th, 2019 - As the people of Trinidad and Tobago experience a whirlwind of emotion ahead of the return of reggae’s long lost hero, Buju Banton, to the shores of the twin island, there is also a great deal of excitement surrounding the appearance of ORDER- the band led by Trinidad and Tobago reggae artist, Ziggy Rankin.

New York, New York - April 2019 (Irish and Chin) -- Reggae music lovers, selectors, sound systems and sound clash enthusiasts have spoken and after months of voting, Irish and Chin's 2019 Annual World Clash Dubplate Award (WCDA) winners are in! Amidst growing anticipation, Garfield "Chin" Bourne of Irish and Chin announced winners during his popular Sound Chat Radio program last week for the virtual award show, which celebrates artists for their yearly dubplate (customized recordings for DJs often used in sound clashes) contributions to sound system culture during the period of January 2018 - December 2018.

As the Caribbean moves closer to reducing its carbon footprint and joining the world’s agenda by fostering collaborations that work towards utilizing environmentally friendly products, on April 08th 2019 two Caribbean companies ANJO Wholesale and All Eco Caribbean has signed an exclusive distribution agreement which would transform how Antiguans relate to Garbage Bags.

The Dream Carnival Experience

As we prepare to launch our Inaugural Toronto Carnival Presentation – “Where Am I?” – today Wednesday 10th April  at 9 p.m., we invite you to take a sneak peek at one of our sections – Chimera pronounced (ky-mera).  Please take this opportunity to share with your followers.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. April 8th, 2019 - A festival like no other, ever experienced in Trinidad and Tobago; that’s what’s being guaranteed by organisers of the I Am Legend Festival which will be headlined by none other than Grammy Award winning Reggae artist, Buju Banton. High Frequency Entertainment last week announced the addition of rising reggae star, 19-year-old, Koffee.

On Sunday 14th April, 2019 from 6pm, the Central Bank Auditorium will be filled with the sound of authentic Jazz Standards like ‘Misty’ and Caribbean Jazz classics like ‘Fancy Sailor’ performed by some of the preeminent musicians in the country. Curtain Call Consulting presents a one night only concert experience…JUST JAZZ.

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (April 4, 2019) - The world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has named Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) the "Best Airline in the Caribbean" and a top "Specialty and Leisure Airline" within the entire North America region. The announcement comes as part of TripAdvisor's 2019 Travelers' Choice Awards results for airline categories, issued April 2, 2019. The results identified travelers' favorite airlines around the globe, with the hallmark of Travelers' Choice award winners being outstanding service, quality and value.

Tobago Jazz Experience 2019 is Here

Honestly, this year’s run of the Tobago Jazz Experience, (TJE) presented by the Tobago Festivals Commission may be the best one to date, with top-draw R&B, jazz, soca and reggae artistes set to perform.

The line-up of international acts features a collective of international, Caribbean and local artistes, each with proven track records and worthy of legendary status. The TJE takes place from April 25-28 with shows at locations across Tobago.

SAINT LUCIA (March 29, 2019) - Bay Gardens Resorts, one of the island's leading groups of locally owned properties, is offering free tickets to the upcoming Saint Lucia Jazz festival as well as up to 50 percent off accommodations.

Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director of Bay Gardens Resorts, recently announced the "Saint Lucia Main Stage Jazz Special", which not only gives guests savings up to 50 percent off accommodations but also free water taxi service to Pigeon Island National Landmark during the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – From a tender age Trinidad-based actor and producer Gregory Pollonais has always had a fascination with the arts in particular the world of film. With a creative mind and determined spirit, he is currently pursuing his passion for film on a professional and international scale.

As a young boy growing up in Venezuela to Trinidadian parents, Gregory was already exposed to a multi-cultural lifestyle and developed an interest, inspiration and comfort in art, music, television and films.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. March 29th, 2019-As excitement builds for what has been the most talked about concert in over a decade, there’s now insight into the layout of the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, ahead of Buju Banton’s headline performance at the massive venue. “We’re sparing nothing in making sure that this performance and the performances of all the conscious acts we’re presenting, will ultimately be the beginning of a festival event to be experienced annually in the Caribbean,” said event promoter, Glenroy Watson.

Honestly, Bermuda was a place my parents and aunties used to go on vacay. It was always so quiet, so I avoided going on those family trips. Then one day a Bermuda Heroes Weekend promo popped up. “Bermudaful Moments”. I figured why not? So I planned a girls’ trip, and immediately on arrival; it was pace! Party scene from day one was non stop action. Then in the day, it was catching beauty naps on the most perfect beaches in the world.

New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – ‘Dressed Up’, a soon to be launched retail shoppe specializing strictly in dresses, has been generating quite a buzz in several fashion-forward circles as well as on social media. Eagerness for the unveiling on this novel concept has only grown with news of the owner’s aspiration to use the platform to showcase the works of Caribbean designers and to assist victims of domestic abuse.

It is no secret that Canadians have endured an exceptionally harsh winter with temperatures averaging -20 degrees, and it is also no secret that Canadians love to party.  Wren4Life of All Starz Entertainment and Niyah of MYC Entertainment have teamed to take Canadians from the cold with Beachorama on Saturday April 27th, 2019 at Sabina Park!

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. March 21st, 2019-Organisers of the upcoming I Am Legend concert event in Trinidad and Tobago, which will be headlined by reggae hit maker, Buju Banton, are today allaying any concerns raised over online ticket purchases. On Wednesday, March 20th, High Frequency Entertainment’s digital and web management service issued emails to all online ticket customers indicating that the online ticketing system had been upgraded in the interest of security for all online customers.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. March 12th, 2019 - From Superblue to Swappi,Teddyson John, Problem Child, V’ghn, Ricardo Drue, Shurwayne Winchester and Bunji Garlin, Trinidad and Tobago menswear designer, Ecliff Elie kept extremely busy this past carnival season. His stylish suits were strutted across stages at fetes around the country, almost nightly in the past two months ...

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. March 1st, 2019 -- Wondering minds can now rest easy with confirmation today that Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and Skinny Fabulous’ collaborative 2019 hit single, "Famalay" will officially contend for the Road March title.

Shal Marshall iShal Debuts at #1

One of the Caribbean’s most-recognized voices, Stephenson “Shal” Marshall, now delivers his signature energetic sounds to the global audience, with the release of his debut album, iShal, distributed worldwide by FOX FUSE.

As a top on-air radio personality on Trinidad and Tobago’s premiere radio station, WE-FM, Shal can be heard weekdays helming “The Madder Drive," its prime slot during Trinidad’s equally-famous rush hour traffic.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The 2019 ‘Gateway to the World’ ultra-premium all-inclusive gave Carnival enthusiasts an extra dose of festival flair en route to the Greatest Show on Earth. Now in its third year, this annual event has truly elevated the standard for premium events in east Trinidad and provided its patrons with an opportunity to celebrate the splendor of the Soca Kingdom in fine style.
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