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How To Get The Small Island Experience In A Big Way... Through A Luxury Soca Experience

Did you know that the British Virgin Islands, also known as the BVI consists of islands, bays and cays which make up an are called the British West Indies?

Some of the most famous parts of the BVI are Tortola, Jost van Dyke and Virgin Gorda.  The islands and beaches of the BVI are pristine and a thing of beauty. If you have never visited, partied or experienced the BVI then you are missing one of the treasures of the Caribbean.  

It’s no understatement when people say that there is really no place that is quite like the BVI. It’s true. 

December 11th, 2019. Port of Spain, Trinidad - Love promises to be the order of everything in Tobago on Valentine’s weekend, this as organizers busily get things together for the Tobago Loves Soca weekend in February 2019.  News just in, Jamaican reggae love crooner, Jah Cure has been added to the cast of entertainers for the amazing three-night affair.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – On December 15th 2018, the Durham Region of the Greater Toronto Area will come alive as Epic Events brings forth the genesis of a new era in premium holiday parties with ‘The Holiday Event’.
The hard-working team at Epic Events is the creative force behind the beloved summertime spectacular, ‘Friends & Family Out Back’ (FFOB) and will be pulling out all the stops to break the norm and deliver a trendy, chic event just in time for the holiday season.

CARIBBEAN YACHT WEEK...... A Luxury Soca Vacation!

Imagine an eight day and seven night experience with your friends on a luxury yacht with soca music playing in your ears, the sweet smell of salt water aromatically filling the air and comforts of a 5 star hotel with personal chef service at your fingertips.  

Then imagine a loosely structured, non-mandatory but fully accessible schedule of activities such as swimming, snorkeling, shopping and partying the night away while island hopping throughout the British Virgin Islands.  

Each yacht is staffed by an expert boat captain and a gourmet chef to provide catered meals during your stay. And what’s a week of soca, fetting and dining without a fully stocked bar?  So yes, your yacht has a fully stocked bar as well. 

All the details throughout the week are handled for you.

Now this sound like something that I’m interested in.

So...... 2018 is coming to a close and many of you have had a time. Here’s what you’ve done.

You’ve fetted.
You’ve partied.
You’ve limed.
You’ve danced.
You’ve jumped up.
You’ve waved.
You’ve Wined down.
You’ve “Wet it up.”
You’ve followed the “mass ova deh.” 
And you’ve done everything in between. 

You’ve thrown mud, paint, powder and a lot of your money away and guess what?
You had ah time so it’s all good.

But as 2018 comes to a close and we look upon 2019 we have to make the same decisions that we make every year. These decisions are.....

ST. LUCIA (December 3, 2018) - One of the Caribbean's leading indigenous hotel groups is responding to an increasing global trend among travelers to seek out unique culinary  experiences while traveling abroad. St. Lucia's Bay Gardens Resorts is tapping into the creative expertise of its award-winning professionals to expand the menu of culinary combinations and offerings guests can enjoy at the family-owned hotels.

Kingston, Jamaica; Popular recording artistes, Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin, will be launching a revolutionary band in Jamaica Carnival this season.

The newest band on the block, Rebellion, will see Lyons and Bunji’s One World Rebellion partnering with Solid Agency and M7 Events (hosts of the popular Soirée SPF, SPF Weekend and Marbana Beach Club).

Ro'dey gets Comedy Roasted!

This weekend the general public is invited to celebrate 30 years of life with one of the funniest men in Caribbean social media and live entertainment today - Rodell Cumberbatch more popularly known as 'Ro'dey' The entertainer.

Calypso Rose - Forever Young

As 2018 comes to a close and as our musical icons depart for the musical heavens – Ken Professor Philmore, The Mighty Shadow, The Original De Fosto Himself, and now Lord Superior, we mourn their passing and celebrate their immense contribution to the cultural landscape of Trinidad & Tobago.

November 22, 2018 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago -  Heather Henderson-Gordon’s children’s dance school, La Danse Caraibe (LDC), will open the curtain to a pastiche of morally compelling dance compositions in its production, PatchWork. Dance enthusiasts and fans will be treated to a diverse medley of ballet, modern contemporary, tap, folk, limbo and Hip Hop choreography by Henderson-Gordon, Arlene Frank-Collis ...

Epic Events embraces diversity with FFOB

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – From its inception Epic Events has been a progressive force in the professional event and entertainment industry and has implemented exceptional services for both the North American and Caribbean Diaspora markets. The company seamlessly unifies both worlds for its signature annual affair “Friends & Family Out Back” (FFOB) due to its unique ability to embrace the diversity of event goers.

BHW Launch Weekend 2019

Mark your calendars ladies and gents, because when January hits, BHW Ltd. will be launching the 2019 edition of the Fastest Growing Carnival in The World. Time will then become your most precious commodity. Since you will need it to prepare for our titillating list of events, and then need it again, to recover while you moan and wish for the festival to come quicker than ever!

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – Canadian R&B songstress Kolette Easy has been riding high since the release of her debut album ‘Believe’. Her recent wave of success includes a well-received first single, rave reviews and thrilling live performances at shows locally, regionally and internationally.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. November 7th, 2018 - Even with a desire to give his fans something to party hard to, Trinidad and Tobago soca artist, Irvin ‘Blackie’ Blackman’s doing what he can to raise awareness. His latest release, produced by one of the very best producers out of St. Vincent, calls on women to show off their physical beauty as they desire, arguing that there really is no justification for any physical or emotional threat to a woman, even if she bares it all.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. November 7th, 2018 - Often a man’s musical pursuits and his determination to succeed in the music industry, speaks directly to the tale of his social upbringing. Such is the case of a man whose determination from as early as the age of nine, saw him leave his home in Sea Lots, Port-of-Spain to perform for the then Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, ANR Robinson. Today, Rodney Julius is all grown up, but that determination and a deep yearning to infect others with his powerful vocal ability and inspirational lyrics, remains.

San Fernando, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – In A Modern World Filled With New, Emerging Trends In Teaching And Varying Schools Of Thought As To How The Education Process Should Be Delivered, One Institution Is Doing Its Part To Ensure That The Youth Of Trinidad & Tobago Aren’t Left Behind. Divine Intervention Preparatory Private School Brings Forth New Methods To Moulding The Nation’s Young Minds During Their Formative Years.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – Following The Success Of His First Release For Trinidad And Tobago’s 2019 Carnival, Actor, Dancer And Singer Zion Has Released His Second Soca Single For The Upcoming Season Entitled ‘The Main Stage’.

The Brand Spanking New Up-Tempo Track Comes On The Heels Of Zion’s First Carnival 2k19 Offering “I Am” Which Garnered The Young Artiste A Notable Amount Of Rotation On Top Urban Radio Stations In The Soca Capital Of T&T In Addition To A Multitude Of Streams On All Major Social Media Platforms.

Life evolves in order to ascend and grow. As difficult to accept and adjust to as evolution may be, survival of most things depends on it.

For some 16 years Chutney Brass proved one of the most anticipated events within the Carnival season. Conceptualised and presented by Randy Glasgow Productions (RGP), the event in its very first year attracted over 10.000 patrons and since then, the numbers had more than doubled, with a good percentage of that were people from countries around the world who travelled here just for this amazing music extravaganza.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. October 31st, 2018 - The Ecliff Elie menswear brand- a steadily growing and well-reputed Trinidad and Tobago design brand, was last week, a part of the Caribbean’s most anticipated fashion event, Dominicana Moda 2018.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. October 30th, 2018 - As public outcry intensifies for Trinidad and Tobago’s government to diversify the economy and place a bit more emphasis on Tourism, and brand Tobago, one promoter is doing his part to ensure the world knows that Tobago is an amazing destination, worth visiting. “It’s time we wake up.

It’s time we put in the work and that means all of us must do our part,” says Randy Glasgow; this as he explains he’s been meeting with officials of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago...

Kingston, Jamaica - October 2018 (Acclaim PR) - The countdown to the Jamaica Music Conference (JMC) is underway. With less than 30 days until the conference, anticipation is building and so are the major announcements. The latest breaking news is the speaking confirmation of music luminary Marcia Griffiths. A landmark addition to the JMC speaker lineup, "The Queen of Reggae"

will participate in the popular "Artist in Focus" one-on-one interview on the final day of the ultra comprehensive, 4-day program.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - October 23 2018 - The news of the death of Mr. Winston Bailey, lovingly known as "The Mighty Shadow", who celebrated his birthday earlier this month on October 4th, has sent shockwaves throughout the Calypso and Soca Fraternities. Several popular public personalities have commented on the life and legacy of the 77-year old Calypso Monarch and Road March winner, who was due to receive an honorary Doctorate from the University of the West Indies on Thursday of this week for his contributions to our cultural landscape.

Having already been subtitled by fun seekers in Tobago as the sexiest event for Carnival 2019 and the ultimate weekend getaway for Trinidadians especially, the “Tobago Loves Soca Weekend (TLS Weekend )” event has become even more alluring with the addition of the mega event, “Soca Spree” being added to the four-day festival of fetes.

Caribbean School of Dancing, 2018 School show

PORT OF SPAIN, 15th October 2018 The achievement of 60 years of excellence in dance is no fantasy for the prestigious Caribbean School of Dancing on Dere Street in Port of Spain. Generations of dancers have earned their formative years in dance through its hallowed halls and dance studios, many who have gone on to form legendary careers in local, regional and international dance.

Sting and Shaggy are excited to unleash the official video for ‘Gotta Get Back My Baby’ today featuring Golden Globe-nominated actor Steven Bauer (Scarface/Breaking Bad) and directed by Michael Garcia. The track appears on Sting & Shaggy’s collaborative album 44/876  (Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records), which to date has spent sixteen weeks atop Billboard’s Reggae chart. Watch the video HERE.

ESPN Caribbean presents the 2018-2019 NBA telecast schedule including full coverage of more than 125 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.

BHW 2019: The Five Year Anniversary

Hamilton, Bermuda – October 5th, 2018 - In June 2019, Bermuda Heroes Weekend Carnival will be commemorating its five-year anniversary in grand style. An idea which all began with the BHW Ltd. team’s mission to give the Bermudian people their own unique version of Carnival.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – Ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2019, multi-talented artiste Zion is gearing up to motivate the masses with his early Soca release for the upcoming season entitled ‘I Am’. The song and its accompanying music video have already been receiving record attention since their recent release. 

The new mid-tempo Soca tune ‘I Am’ was written by Kezel Cruickshank (whose vocals also feature on the song), produced, mixed and mastered by Nikholai Greene and includes live guitars from Jeremy Mc Intosh.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. September 25th, 2018 - There’s a superstar on the rise and she hails from Trinidad and Tobago. She’s not yet mainstream, but her style- an emulative vibe of Trinidad and Tobago born international rap sensation, Nicki Minaj, is about to carry her on a journey, the world will soon understand and grab a hold of.

Bridgetown, Barbados (Sonique Solutions) – The recent Labor Day Weekend in New York City was undoubtedly a memorable one.
Adding to this mix of unforgettable events was the 2018 edition of the famed ‘Roast Cruise NYC’ all-inclusive breakfast experience which combined a scenic Saturday morning on-the-water extravaganza with a pumping, premium party.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. September 18th, 2018 Miami Carnival on the horizon, new music ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2019 Carnival season is just about ready to take over the airwaves. Clearly aware of soca lovers’ need to feel the energy of the artistes who’ll make their feting experience a thrilling one, the young, energetic team of music producers at the Black Carpet Movement, have hit the ground running.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – For the past few years Epic Events has grown from strength to strength and effectively taken the event industry by storm. More than just an entity which provides unparalleled event planning, execution, hosting and consulting services, Epic Events’ team continues to surpass expectations as the ultimate architects of unique experiences.

Kingston, Jamaica - September 2018 - Entertainers and music industry professionals are set to descend upon Kingston, Jamaica November 15-18, 2018 for the Jamaica Music Conference (JMC). The revered conference, now in its 6th annual staging, will offer a series of enlightening and resourceful panels aimed to ensure that music creatives and industry professionals have the tools, education, networking opportunities and resources

Amid increased anticipation over the release and subsequent concert appearance in Trinidad and Tobago, of Mark Myrie, the entertainer best known as Buju Banton, Trinidad and Tobago based promotional outfit, High Frequency Entertainment LLC at this time wishes to condemn the actions of persons and entities who have been falsely purporting to be the official promotional representative(s) of the I Am Legend concert event which will be headlined by Buju Banton in 2019.

New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – Vincentian-born, US-based Hazell McKenzie is making major moves on her mission to bring into focus the topic of Mental Health/Illness and to provide more hope and support to afflicted individuals such as women, minorities and those from underserved demographics and communities.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. July 31st, 2018 - Internationally, major moves are being made with Soca music in mind. One multifaceted entertainer has teamed up with Jamaica’s Stacious for the promotion of an Afro-Soca vibe that he’s confident, will make heads turn and invoke enjoyment, particularly within African communities in the US- something he’s determined to see happen.

St. Georges, Grenada (Sonique Solutions) – Excitement and anticipation are at an all-time high as premium fete enthusiasts and global Carnival connoisseurs eagerly await the upcoming slate of events being unleashed by promotional outfit Spice Addiction Entertainment (SAE) for the 2018 Grenada ‘Spicemas’.

Last weekend, July 13-15, the world’s largest Caribbean festival tour, Beach Road Trip (BRT), found itself again on a historic landmark in Atlantic City—Chicken Bone Beach. This was a monumental undertaking for HM Events Group, the organizers of BRT Weekend, and the city officials of Atlantic City.  No one could have imagine a beach which was once designated to only people of Color would host over 10,000 reggae and Soca  music lovers.

Toronto, Canada (Sonique Solutions) – Against all odds internationally renowned DJ Private Ryan along with his diligent team executed a truly successful and memorable first-time staging of the famed “Soca Brainwash” fete series in Toronto.

The Cayman Carnival Batabano Committee (CCBC), the Cayman Islands Mas Band Association (CIMBA), and the Braccanal Committee, stand unified in full agreement with the public's call for the return to "One Carnival" on Grand Cayman, like it had been since Batabano’s inception in 1983 until 2016 when a local group of private investors broke away and started their own separate carnival, CayMas, on Braccanal’s long-established dates.
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