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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.

Since our inception, home has always been where our heart lies; looking at the many spheres of our history, culture, heritage, local life, etc. to tell a story through our portrayals. For our 12th anniversary presentation, we chose to invite our masqueraders to venture across to our sister isle to explore the beauty of this natural piece of paradise, Tobago.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. July 16th, 2018 - Chutney music’s explosion across the Caribbean and wider region is being closely monitored by one of the Caribbean’s biggest promotional groups, Randy Glasgow Productions (RGP). The group’s CEO, Randy Glasgow says his team is prepared to work arduously behind the scenes to deliver to Chutney musicians and entertainers, the required platforms to better showcase their music.

Bridgetown, Barbados - Wednesday, July 7th, 2018 - Preparations for RISE: Powered by 98.1 The One featuring Machel Montano and Super Blue on July 31st at the Kensington Oval are moving full steam ahead, with the addition of  recently crowned International Bashment Soca Monarch and reigning Party Monarch King, Lil Rick, and reigning Sweet Soca Monarch Red Plastic Bag to the line-up.

Washington, DC (Sonique Solutions) – The Hookie Life Entertainment team has once again unleashed another successful edition of its annual Hookie weekend in Washington DC.

With 5 major events over the span of 4 days, the 2018 installment created memorable moments for its patrons complete with the very best of West Indian entertainment.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. July 6th, 2018 - Barbados’ CropOver excitement looms and just like mas makers and fete promoters across the Caribbean feel responsible to provide the very best for the people, so to do a number of the Caribbean’s soca music creators.

Port Of Spain, 3rd July 2018. The ALIAS Entertainment Expo (ALIAS) will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year on the weekend of July 27th to 29th 2018. The event will continue to raise the bar of local cosplay events by hosting two cosplay competitions at both the local and international level.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. June 29, 2018 - There’s almost always a great story when Jamaican creatives team up with their counterparts in Trinidad and Tobago Undoubtedly two of the region’s most thriving entertainment hubs, the islands’ artistes have already proven their passion for delivering music that could be appreciated and enjoyed the world over.

Miami, FL (June 27, 2018) - Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year.

The team won top honors in the finale of the 2018 Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition at the Hyatt Regency in Miami yesterday evening, after also winning the Bartender, Best Non Alcoholic Drink and Beef categories.

Silent Morning sets sail for Summer 2018 tour


Kingston, Jamaica (Sonique Solutions) – After unleashing unparalleled vibes in T&T’s Carnival an amazing first time experience for Jamaica’s Carnival, the Silent Morning party brand now embarks on a summer 2018 journey which will take its epic boat ride phenom to the masses with Carnival destinations such as St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada and New York City.

Washington, DC (Sonique Solutions) – Following a collection of highly successful warm up events commencing in the month of March, all roads now lead to ‘Destination DC Carnival Experience’ which will feature exciting, major Caribbean cultural festivities.

These events will not only coincide with the US’ 4th of July celebrations but will showcase key artistes and DJs from across the Caribbean Region and Diaspora.

Washington, DC (Sonique Solutions) – With all the excitement and anticipation for the upcoming 2018 edition of the annual Hookie DC weekend, festival fanatics are anxiously awaiting the return of the famous fete ‘Shine’ which will this year join the lineup of cherished events on Saturday 23rd June.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – Vocal Powerhouse Kolette Easy has been touching the masses through her unique gift of song, with shows ranging from intimate venues in her homeland of Canada to lavish performances at several international festivals.

The beloved R&B songstress will continue her musical momentum with the release of her latest album “Believe” which will be launched at a live concert soiree on June 23rd 2018.

ILAN All Inclusive 2018 Review


For the second year in a row I was blown away, amazed and more than pleased with this fete. As I do all fetes that I review, I walked around and viewed the signage, the food stations, the bar serving process and the bathrooms.  And just like last year the ILan fete met my expectations and surpassed them.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. June 4th, 2018 - One of dancehall’s leading contemporary artistes is on his way to Trinidad and Tobago for the highly anticipated and much talked about Inferno concert being held on Saturday at the Jean Pierre Complex. Busy Signal’s been creating major waves in the hemisphere and further afield in the past few weeks, having teamed up with Brazil’s MC KevinHo on a track called ‘Loko’, that’s also shared with Brazil’s Tropikal Bass Killers and the prolific, Major Lazer.

New York, NY- 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic compilation series Reggae Gold. Now available for pre-orders and out July 27th everywhere, this milestone will be celebrated with a throwback mixtape by the legendary RoryStoneLove, featuring classic reggae jams from the likes of Maxi Priest, Capleton, Buju Banton, Beres Hammond and more from Reggae Gold albums in the 90’s.

Washington, DC (Sonique Solutions) – J’ouvert and Mas are 2 essential elements which have become synonymous with the Caribbean festival experience. The upcoming Hookie Weekend will showcase the unbridled freedom of ‘dutty mas’ along with the excitement and glamour of pretty mas in the forms of the events ‘Lion’s Pride J’ouvert’ and ‘Riddim & Road’ 2018.

Bermuda Carnival - The #BHW2018 Line Up!


True Carnival people know that it takes multiple elements seamlessly aligning to make a festival spectacular. For a start you need a lively crew and unlimited drinks served with delicious bites like the kind supplied by the Bermuda Pie Company. More importantly, and maybe most importantly, to absolutely enjoy yourself, the events you attend have to be top notch and full of joyous vibes!

ESPN Caribbean Presents the 2018 NBA Finals


The 2018 NBA Finals – featuring the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, led by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, with All-Star LeBron James – start Thursday, May 31 at 9 p.m. ET and continue through June 17. 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.

Xhosa Barbados continues its philanthropic work in the community with its newest Xhosa Cares project; Xhosa in the Classroom thanks to the kind support of Promotech Inc.

This new partnership between Xhosa and Promotech Inc. has further equipped Mrs. Keisha Thompson’s Class Two, at the Elliot Belgrave Primary School, Boscobelle, St. Peter with a state of the art printer. Mrs. Thompson’s students are now able to make copies and print creative teaching and learning tools for the class, especially as this is promotion exam time.

St. Georges, Grenada (Sonique Solutions) – In keeping with its mission to continually provide top quality events to the Grenadian Carnival landscape, the diligent team at Spice Addiction Entertainment (SAE) will once again be bringing forth its premium event line-up during week leading up to the 2018 edition of the famous ‘Spicemas’.

Washington, DC (Sonique Solutions) – Hot on the heels of a successful edition during Jamaica’s Carnival weekend, Hookie Life Entertainment will once again be unleashing their epic weekend of events to the Washington DC metropolitan area.
Hookie Weekend brings the very best of Caribbean culture and entertainment to the nation’s capital on June 21st-24th 2018.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. May 15th, 2018 - Reggae veteran, Clifton Bailey who’s best known by his stage name, Capleton, has been given the all clear to travel following Monday’s court appearance in Jamaica. He will perform in Trinidad at the INFERNO concert event on June 9th at the Jean Pierre Complex.

Washington, D.C. – May 2018 (Acclaim PR) - Hush Weekend returns for a 3rd Annual staging over the course of Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2018. Revelers from far and wide are set to descend upon the Nation’s Capital (and greater Metro area) for 5 fun events that span 4 days. Billed as a culturally-infused destination event, Hush Weekend showcases the vibes, energy and attractions of one of the hippest cities in the U.S., Washington, D.C.
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