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ESPN presents exclusive coverage beginning today of the 2019 Men’s Specsavers Ashes Series. Following a 4-0 victory in the 2017/18 Ashes, the Aussies will look to defend the world’s most prestigious Test trophy against their English hosts in the five-match series. Action bowled off today on the ESPN2 Caribbean television network.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. August 6th, 2019 - An economic boost for Trinidad and Tobago; this is the overall anticipation of a new carnival band that is setting itself apart from the dynamic of all other bands in the carnival business. 1One Nation Carnival’s concierge style, intimate offering ahead of Carnival 2020, launches at the Hilton Hotel in Trinidad, on August 24th.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – The Canada Day long weekend gained an extra dose of spice as Toronto Raptors assistant coach and team ambassador Jamaal Magloire recently held his annual all-inclusive extravaganza entitled “ESCAPE”.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. July 24 th , 2019 - Entertainment’s a mainstay for Caribbean people. Music’s the language we all speak and no matter the genre, the rhythms have a way of making the world know it’s uniquely Caribbean. In Trinidad and Tobago, the entertainers come a dime a dozen but there are some who fall off the grid sooner than others.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – The diligent team at Epic Events, which is known for its seamless execution of corporate and multi-cultural productions, has once again delivered with the recent inaugural installation of ‘The Epic Lifestyle Event’.

On The Riddim (OTR) is a monthly series, highlighting the best of VP Records. From recent album releases, videos and events; viewers will be taken on a journey every episode. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of VP Records, the world's largest reggae and soca label in the world. Paving the way for many legendary reggae artists, the label has become an icon in the reggae music industry.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – The Durham Region of the Greater Toronto Area will be illuminated on July 20 th 2019 by a new high-end Caribbean event entitled ‘Dusk All Inclusive Party’. This new event experience falls on the lead-up to North America’s largest Caribbean festival, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival commonly known as ‘Caribana’ and its organizers promise to deliver a diverse, top quality event to Durham as well as to add their...

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. July 10th , 2019 - Even fashion can play a pivotal role in the lives of Caribbean youth. Trinidad and Tobago menswear designer Ecliff Elie, concerned about the uphill battle faced by so many young men in T&T, for yet another year opened his heart to do something he felt would uplift a few of them, shining the spotlight on them, if only for one special night in 2019.

The Show Stopper at SAPA

In the months since C2K19 the band, Dil-E-Nadan has not slowed down after the hectic season they had.

Dil-E-Nadan has been touring the US, Europe, Guyana, Suriname and when at home, they’ve performed at several events including lead vocalist, Raymond Ramnarine’s own annual major production, “Everyboday Loves Raymond,” which saw it final run this year to a sold out audience.

Thank YOU From The Bermuda Carnival Team!

According to our visitors, there is Carnival, which is always a good time; and then there is Bermuda’s Carnival, which for them was a master-class in premium customer service and sensational events all served up in stunningly scenic surroundings.

Atlanta, GA, (July 4, 2019) - Banton returns to Bermuda – just 1.5 hours from the east coast – after 12 years with a concert that is expected to sell out. With pink sand beaches and azure water, Bermuda is the perfect island for a summer weekend getaway.

20 years! In cooperation with Pepito Sangria and with the support from the Government of Canada, FACTOR, and the City of Montreal,   TOTC is proud to showcase the colorful variety of the Caribbean Culture: Food, art, dance, music and sports now! This July 11-14 TOTC returns to a new, more available rental on the hand walk of the Old Port!

NEW YORK, NY – Launching this July on VP Records YouTube page, On The Riddim (OTR) is a monthly series, highlighting the best of VP Records. From recent album releases, videos and events; viewers will be taken on a journey every episode.

New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – On Sunday July 14 th 2019 the Big Apple of New York City will be rocked to its core with the pulsating sounds of island rhythms and the soothing aromas of Caribbean cuisine as the upcoming Caribbean Yacht Week will be introduced at the appropriately titled launch event, “Ashore NYC”.

Trinidad and Tobago, WI: Akeem “Preedy” Chance is no stranger to delivering attention grabbing messages through music. Truth is, every bit of his interactions with crime, poverty, loss, relationships, stereotype and triumph has influenced the music he creates. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise to anyone that the Maloney born and raised singer/songwriter/performer would release an empowering and motivational track titled ‘Pray.’

TRIBE Jamin Summer Review

As the sun set over the horizon, it seemed like Carnival Monday and Tuesday all over again (night edition). Girl Crews made their way into the stadium. The guys flocked in with their posse with cups in hand, on a mission. 

MIAMI (June 26, 2019) - Barbados was named the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year, while Jason Thomas Ao of the Cayman Islands was crowned Caribbean Chef of the Year when the 2019 Taste of the Caribbean competition results were announced last night at Hyatt Regency Miami.

Soca Gold 2019 Celebrates Women

NEW YORK, NY – Summer after summer, VP’s Soca Gold compilation has long been the premiere platform for curating the very best songs of the genre. In tandem, It’s iconic album art, featuring tropical motifs and vibrant mesmerizing hues, have become a hallmark of Soca culture and the muses that inspire it. While capturing the narrative of Caribbean people through Soca music and stunning imagery, VP’s Soca Gold continues to influence & curate the sounds of soca-reggae.

MIAMI (June 20, 2019) - Which Caribbean destination serves the best pork shoulder?

Attendees at Caribbean305, South Florida's premier Caribbean cuisine and culture celebration will soon find out as top regional chefs battle for porcine supremacy when they compete at the "2019 Contemporary Caribbean Individual Street Pork Competition" or "Pork Roast" in Miami on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Mana Wynwood.

MIAMI (June 19, 2019) - The region's leading culinary professionals are gearing up for the much-anticipated Taste of the Caribbean event hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's (CHTA) at Hyatt Regency Miami, June 21-25, 2019.

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.
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