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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. December 5th , 2019 - Leon Coldero isn’t about to stop. He’s got a lot of enthusiasm to deliver sweet Soca music to the masses, and with great excitement, he’s already unleashed a new single, ahead of Carnival 2020.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – Epic Events’ annual pre-holiday extravaganza, ‘The Holiday Event’ recently gave Greater Toronto Area patrons an unforgettable experience with its second edition.

The premium all-inclusive event truly raised the bar for holiday soirees in the G.T.A. and gave its attendees an opportunity to celebrate the splendor of the season with various elements of traditional Canadian and Caribbean holiday celebrations.

MIAMI (December 2, 2019) - Respected members of the South Florida community - a  Trinidadian-American journalist, a Jamaican-American attorney and a cruise line executive - will be recognized and honored at the 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards to be held in Miami on December 14.

Carnival 2020 in any island territory is closer than we think! And Benje gives us an excellent jumpstart! The Bahamas based St. Lucian Soca Artiste presents Rum Junkie off of the Soca Syrup Riddim.

Written By: Benjamin “Benje” Alexander, Produced, Mixed and Masteed by Alvin James of Boom Productions; Background Vocals By: Peter “Wildfire” Noel and the track was Executively Produced By: Alvin “Pam Pam” James & Lashawn “Scrouge” Selwood.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – World Interhash, known within the hashing communities across the globe as the World Cup or Olympics of hashing, is set to bring a tourism boost to host country Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean region at large as thousands of eager registrants are already gearing up for the biennial event which takes place April 23 rd -26 th 2020.

Logos Hope brings international crew

As an engineer, during his first year onboard, Khemraj worked in the engine room. His previous experience on this area equipped him for the job he had to do in the ship as watchkeeper. Not long after, he was training the new crewmembers that were joining the engine team. Now, he serves as one of the directors, being part of the leadership team.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. November 27th, 2019 - He’s challenging the norm, challenging the sound of Soca even, but humbly, Soca’s new kid on the block, Lucrativ, is making it abundantly clear that he’s in it for the long haul. Back to back music releases in less than two months, cements this relatively new artiste in a place many often hesitate to stand- often too timid to show up those who’ve run the game for many, many years.

The Art Africa Miami Arts Fair (AAMAF) is a narrative and space for Art, Culture, and Community. Previously voted fan favorite and most visited art fair by the Greater Miami Convention Visitors Bureau's Art of Black Miami marketing platform. Neil Hall, Visionary and Founder of the Art Africa Miami purposefully established this fair in Historic Overtown in 2011 and set a precedent as the largest showcase of contemporary artists from the African Diaspora during Art Basel. Art Africa Miami Art Fair is once again generously supported by The Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency. (SEOPW)

November 22, 2019 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago… The Ministry of Works and Transport’s (MOWT’s) Coastal Protection Unit (CPU), and the Water and Sewerage Authority’s (WASA’s) Water Resources Agency (WRA) have launched a call for papers for the inaugural Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Symposium (IWRCS). With the special focus, “Island Life: Water from Ridge to Reef”,

New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – Following the successful November 5th release of her latest book ‘Suitcase of Dreams’, Caribbean-American Mental Health Advocate Hazell McKenzie has been impacting readers, been in high demand for speaking engagements & appearances and has gained fulfilment through the achievement of life and career goals.

Kingston, Jamaica; Tortuga Rum Cake (TRC) Limited is marking its 35th anniversary with an expanded portfolio and ever-growing market presence.

Its latest offering, the Jamaican Rum Fruit Cake is generating strong interest among consumers in the Jamaican Diaspora, already receiving orders for cakes from Miami and New York.

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (November 12, 2019) - St. Thomas has been named the number one cruise destination in the Caribbean.

The "Best Caribbean Cruise Destination" honor was bestowed upon the island by Porthole Cruise Magazine's readers in its 21st Annual Readers' Choice Awards, the results of which are published in the November/December 2019 issue.

Mr Killa is now the first Grenadian artist with 100k followers on Instagram. In October 2019, Killa became the first Grenadian artist to become Instagram verified gaining the “Blue Tick” that essentially legitimises ones status as a bonafide celebrity.

The popular artist has had a year of many firsts in 2019 including becoming the first non-Trinidadian to win the International Soca Monarch title.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. November 4, 2019 - Even as the Caribbean becomes his fashion playground more and more, Trinidad and Tobago menswear designer, Ecliff Elie, on October 31 st , expanded his brand’s reach in Trinidad, officially opening his C3 Centre retail store. Media personnel and friends of the brand’s namesake, Ecliff Elie, were invited to the store’s unveiling, which also included a fashion show, to the delight of all in attendance.

Emotions ran high when the entertainment community heard that Skinner Park was going to be renovated. While happy that improvements were coming, the thought of not having the space for Carnival 2020 was tough.

Nostalgia reigned as old memories and unforgettable performances were bandied about; in the end though, one unchangeable conclusion came to the forefront.

With a pulsating primal opening refrain, Akeem "Preedy" Chance is rampaging into the Carnival 2020 season once again. This time he does it alongside Precision Productions, in a number built to reach deep inside every Soca lover and frenetically unleash their too-long dormant festival spirits.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. October 29th, 2019 - A fresh face, engaging vibe and new musical energy; the newest female entertainer on the soca scene is as beautiful as she is talented, and while this is a precedence set by Trinidad and Tobago- the land of beauty and talent, there’s no denying that this young entertainer is ready to put in the work.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – After its successful introduction in 2018, ‘The Holiday Event’ returns to satisfy the premium appetites of the Greater Toronto Area’s discerning party goers on November 16th 2019.

This Ultra-Premium Inclusive Experience takes place at the chic, iconic Toronto venue, The Guild Inn Estate and will deliver an event which is truly worthy and representative of the city’s cosmopolitan culture.

MIAMI (October 29, 2019) - Celebrated Caribbean calypsonian Willard Harris, known on stage as Lord Relator, will be the featured cultural performer at the 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards on December 14 in Miami.

The 1980 National Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago, who was nicknamed "the local Sammy Davis Jr.," is also an accomplished guitarist and plays numerous stringed instruments from the cuatro to the double bass.

One of Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise’s most-anticipated climatic events, the annual Sound Clash At Sea, announces its sound system challengers for 2019. For those travelers lucky enough to land a coveted spot on this year’s cruise, what Billboard hails as “the genre’s premiere event,” will be able witness four premier selectors/sound systems go head-to-head, tune-for-tune for the ultimate win on Thursday (Dec. 12) immediately following the artist’s performances.

NEW YORK, NY – On November 22, 2019, VP Records will celebrate the 60th edition of one of the label's staple compilation brands, with the release of Strictly the Best Vol. 60 . The set includes current and breaking hits from some of the top artists in roots reggae and dancehall.

Miami Carnival 2019 Results

We're pleased to announce festival results from Miami Carnival 2019. 

If there is one thing we know to be true after our Audio Essentials Workshop, it is that music is the language of our souls. It tells our stories, brings our dreams to life, and if we let it, it can be the path by which we change our world. This experience was a welcome reminder to the team, and served as the perfect incentive for Precision Production's very first riddim for the upcoming season.

Soka With Her 2020

IT'S time to reinvent and rediscover the exponential potential that lies in the Caribbean and more specifically, in Trinidad and Tobago.

In 2020, Randy Glasgow Productions (RGP) delivers SOKA WITH HER, a production that will not only be the largest showcase of female star talent in Carnival ever, but the emergence of the female entertainer, as boss in Carnival in her own right.

ESPN presents exclusive coverage of the 2019 ICC Twenty20 (T20) World Cup Qualifier live from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  With action bowling off this Friday on the ESPN2 Caribbean television network, six teams will progress to next year’s ICC T20 World Cup. All matches can also be live streamed on ESPN Play ( — ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand broadband service.

ESPN Caribbean presents the 2019-2020 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 regular season. Games will air on ESPN Caribbean, ESPN2 Caribbean and stream live on ESPN Play.

October 8, 2019 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago... In establishing a framework for the Comprehensive National Coastal Monitoring Programme (CNCMP), the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) through the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT), Coastal Protection Unit (CPU) is conducting a Coastal Social Survey (CSS) in coastal communities across the nation.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. October 16th, 2019 - Barbados continues to make its presence felt when it comes to Caribbean entertainment. In the world of Soca, a genre that continues to grow, Barbados’ Kirk Brown is pushing hard ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2020 season. The DJ who’s proven his worth as an artiste, having shared the stage with big names like Rihanna, Shaggy and NeYo, is bent on penetrating T&T’s carnival market next year, promising to bring a fresh, vibrant appeal, that’ll sit perfectly in the mix.

MIAMI (October 16, 2019) - Travelers wishing to support the victims of Hurricane Dorian are stepping up to the plate by seizing opportunities to travel to the Caribbean and areas of The Bahamas unaffected by the unprecedented storm. 

Nearly 100 of the region's outstanding hotels responded to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's (CHTA) call for support of a one-month online travel auction last month.

ST. LUCIA (October 14, 2019) - St. Lucian-owned and -operated Bay Gardens Resorts is inviting visitors to celebrate the island's rich culture and beauty with bargain rates during Creole Heritage Month.

With rates starting at US$74 per night, the group is offering all rooms at Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, Bay Gardens Hotel, Bay Gardens Inn and Bay Gardens Marina Haven, at less than half price.

New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – Caribbean-American Mental Health Advocate Hazell McKenzie is set to release her new book ‘Suitcase of Dreams’ to the masses. These memoirs aim to be a beacon of hope to those who are struggling through the various stages of mental illness and to provide real insight and spark constructive conversation about the trials and tribulations which lead to and are caused by these situations.

STUDIO 17: THE LOST REGGAE TAPES tells the story of the birth of reggae music in Kingston Jamaica, and of one man’s quest to rescue a treasure trove of tapes that were abandoned in 1977. There are hundreds of reels featuring many unheard and unreleased songs. Artists on the reel include The Wailers, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, The Skatalites, Alton Ellis, Gregory Isaacs and many more that survived decades of neglect including looting, Hurricane Gilbert and intense tropical heat.

Erphaan Alves GRATEFUL Concert

The youngest veteran in Soca music is reminding us and all of his fans to remember to always be "Grateful". So its fitting that "Grateful" is again the title for the second annual birthday concert event hosted by Mr. Erphaan Alves at the Anchorage, Harts Cut, Chaguaramas on Friday 22nd November 2019. However, after the 2018 success of the first event, Erphaan and tEAM (pronounced Team EA) added  the subtitle of 'Bienveniedo' which in English translates to 'Welcome'.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. October 1st, 2019 -- It’s official. There’s a brand new carnival concierge service operating out of Trinidad and Tobago this past Saturday, September 28 th , the 1One Nation Carnival outfit revealed its small but effective catalogue of designs for Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

South Florida's youth will showcase pageantry, vibrancy, and pride at the annual Miami Carnival Jr. Carnival. This annual Caribbean family-friendly event fosters Caribbean pride, Carnival tradition, and artistic expression. With multiple Jr. Carnival bands, young masqueraders will be judged based on their creativity, presentation, originality, and craftsmanship of their vibrant and colorful masquerade costumes.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. September 27 th , 2019 - Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival is mere months away. A new concierge mas band launches at the Bungalow, in Woodbrook, on Saturday night. All systems are set for the grand reveal of some incredible costumes, being produced by new carnival outfit, 1One Nation Carnival.

Miami, FL - (September 23, 2019) - On Sunday, October 13, 2019, the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee will host the 35th annual Miami Carnival celebration at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, from 11 am-11 pm. Named one of the Top 100 Events of South Florida by, Miami Carnival continues its long-standing tradition of providing a kaleidoscope of Caribbean cultures under one umbrella.

MIAMI (September 24, 2019) - Working with public and private sector tourism partners in the Caribbean, The Bahamas and South Florida, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and its counterpart the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) have launched "Tourism Jobs for Bahamians" to secure temporary employment for these industry professionals.

New York, New York — September 2019 (Sound Chat Radio) Upon wrapping up the first leg of their multi-continent spanning international “Loyalty Tour” in New York City (Sony Hall), the Grammy-Award winning Morgan Heritage will descend upon Sound Chat Radio Live on Thursday, September 26 at Sandz in Queens, NY to present their new album “Loyalty.”

NEW YORK, NY –  Out October 4th on VP Records, the long-awaited, new studio album Parts of the Puzzle, from dancehall reggae star Busy Signal will be available worldwide for streaming and purchase on CD and vinyl LP.

The new album features popular singles 'Stay So' (30+ million views on YouTube), 'One Way', 'Dolla Van' and 'Got To Tell You'. The four tracks have amassed millions of social media impressions to date, weekly streams in the hundreds of thousands and active rotations on mix-show radio in the US, as well as massive street credibility.
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