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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. November 15th, 2017 - New artistes all have the potential to be superstars, believe it or not. Sometimes all it takes is a little commitment and of course, consistency. T&T’s Keturah Gamba is one of those less known female songbirds who’s clearing her own path and making it understood that she refuses to take no for an answer.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. November 13th, 2017 - It’s been 30 years since Soca parang artiste, Leon Coldero has spent the season at home in Trinidad and Tobago. This year he’s switching things up a little, spending the season that’s often filled with the sound of sweet Soca parang, tastes of fruitcake and punch de crème, at home, surrounded by friends and family. He’s excited to say the least.

London, United Kingdom (November 9, 2017) - A generous contribution by British Airways to the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) was gratefully received by its president, Karolin Troubetzkoy this week.

Speaking at World Travel Market in London, where the check was presented on behalf of British Airways and British Airways Holidays, Troubetzkoy warmly thanked the airline's representatives: "This is not just a handshake, this is a £25,000 handshake! On behalf of our Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, we are extremely grateful!"

Port of Spain, Trinidad (November 8, 2017) – The Fashion Exchange Co-operative Society Limited (The Fashion Exchange) will host its first trunk show and fundraising event on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Primarily in aid of raising funds to facilitate the growth and development of the Co-operative, the overarching goals of the Trunk Show are to help support small businesses, to create awareness of and promote the Co-operative, and to help contribute to the growth, development and diversification of the local economy.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. November 3, 2017 - MIME Limited, the company steered by Asylum Vikings female vocalist, Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez, takes this time to congratulate Yvonne Clarke on her reinstatement as Miss Trinidad and Tobago in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant to be held later this month in the United States.

The seminal artist Edley Shine has mastered making timeless hits! And once again, the super talented deejay delivers musical magic with his new release “All Said & Done.” This latest effort sees Edley Shine going back to his roots in what can easily be lauded as one of the year’s wickedest hardcore tunes, which fuses Dancehall, Roots and Hip Hop. As a founding member of the Born Jamericans and 1/2 of The Refix Kings, Edley Shine boasts a formula for dropping certified classics and bangers. Many music lovers believe “All Said & Done” fits the bill!

Hamilton, Bermuda (31 October, 2017) - Ubersoca Cruise (USC), the largest Soca festival at sea, has partnered with the region’s tourism development agency, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) for its 2017 cruise, which sails from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico, November 16 - 20. CTO will host a Destination Showcase onboard Ubersoca 2017, which will give passengers an insight into the diversity of the region and the attributes that make the Caribbean islands such a popular tourism destination.

Toronto, Canada - October 2017 - While the wee hours of Sunday morning approached on a mid-fall weekend in Toronto, Canada, a new era in sound clash entertainment and the Irish and Chin World Clash brand was officially ushered in, as rising sound systems scored unprecedented, highly competitive performances on sound clash’s most renowned stage! Further catapulting the clash's excitement to another stratosphere, was the amazing repeat victory of Canada's King Turbo sound system!

Port of Spain, Trinidad - October 21 2017:- Last evening, a new queen was crowned in Trinidad and Tobago.

Yvonne Clarke, who hails from the city of San Fernando, walked away with the title of Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago 2017. The competition was held at the Banquet and Conference Centre at The Cascadia Hotel last evening, where 10 delegates contended for the prestigious title. The first runner up position went to Martrecia Alleyne, while Tobago-born Gleniscia Wilson secured the second runner up spot.

David Rudder has joined the I Am Caribbean Live Aid Project All Star Cast in support of the Regional Hurricane Relief Drive.

The highly anticipated I Am Live Aid Concert is set to be held on Sunday October 29, 2017 from 4p.m. at the newly refurbished Garfield Sobers Gymnasium in Wildey, Barbados.

American-Trinidadian singer - songwriter, and producer Angela Hunte, launches her hit debut Album 'R.A.W.'- a stellar project built on the solid years of her prolific career in music. Angela Hunte began her recording career in the ‘90s, as a member of 7669, a Motown Records girl group whose style could be described as something like TLC or Salt N Pepa by way of Bone Thugs and ...

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – The upcoming 2017 Women’s World Cup (WWC) of Table Tennis will take place from Oct. 26th-29th in Ontario, Canada. This year, the high level event will get a huge injection of Caribbean influence as Trinbagonian MC/event entertainer Damian Sogren has been selected as host for the internationally televised extravaganza.

New York, NY -  VP Records’ iconic “Strictly the Best” compilation series is back with two new albums (Volume 56 & 57) that set the standard in today’s hottest Reggae and Dancehall music. Both volumes will be available for physical worldwide distribution on November 17th. Volume 56 is now available for pre-order.

Port Of Spain, 17th October 2017. With a strong line-up of choreographers for the 2017 season, the COCO Dance Festival 2017 proudly launches its 9th edition at Queen’s Hall Auditorium from the 27th to 29th of October. Every year, the festival creates a space for cutting-edge choreography where one can see the very best of modern contemporary dance from local, regional and international choreographers.

ESPN Caribbean presents the 2017-2018 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 season.

LFS Music; Who are they?


New York, USA: Bad Mind Never Prevails! That’s a fact! Let this phrase settle in your mind! These words are lyrics featured in the first single from LFS Music titled “No Weapon”; five newly added faces to the Caribbean music scene. Already, their sound is causing much chatter in the musical sphere. It makes sense that it would; their promising talents individually make their ...

Port of Spain, Trinidad - October 5 2017: Reggae fans from Trinidad and Tobago were abuzz with excitement just one week ago, when Jamaica-born singer and songwriter CHRONIXX announced that his Chronology Tour will be heading to the shores of Trinidad and Tobago on November 24 for the One Heart Caribbean Festival.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. September 26th, 2017 - His spanking new website is up to the time and feeds his online fan base with everything they need to know about him. T&T’s Fadda Moses- the artiste who walked onto the entertainment circuit as a part of the Millionaire Family a few years ago, remains as relevant as ever, consistently delivering, where others have fallen short.

Carnival is a time we all come together in euphoric joy.  That’s all well & good – yet what truly is beautiful is the outpouring of love and support over the last week for those across the islands impacted by Hurricane Irma.  Those efforts will undoubtedly continue for months and years to come as the rebuilding efforts will be considerable.

The challenges of not knowing if our loved ones were alive & safe, watching reports/videos on social media and still sitting nervously waiting for that call, text, whatsapp message, or FB/IG DM has been agonizing for countless people.  Once those were received it was now on to seeing what we can do from afar to help everyone across the impacted sister islands.

Difficult times truly reveal people’s character & it’s been truly inspiring to see so many take action.

What follows is by no means a “full” list yet it definitely is a living, breathing, growing document with the goal to provide a number of options for people to contribute, participate, share, etc. to islands


 Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. September 12, 2017 - Trinidad and Tobago menswear designer, Ecliff Elie’s upcoming 2018 Luxury menswear collection unveiling seems to be causing quite a stir these days. On Sunday, ahead of the September 26th event, which takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, a model search saw a number of eager male models ...

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. September 8, 2017 - Bunji Garlin and Machel Montano may be the two names that most international music reps discuss, when talk of the Soca genre comes to the fore, but international moves are being made by many other Trinidad and Tobago acts, some less prominent than deserved.

New York, USA: Devon “Lyrikal” Martin's delightful onstage presence combined with his irresistible smile, enveloped in undeniable musical talent, have all made him one of the most sought after artists of our generation.

Port of Spain, Trinidad: September 4 2017 - Carnival celebrations in New York for this year's Labor Day weekend bore special meaning for D' All Starz, as the veteran Caribbean music band and its frontline vocalists were formally recognized and praised as cultural ambassadors by the New York State District. The band, now in its 37th year of existence, were presented with Certificates of Achievement ...

San Juan, Barataria:- On Saturday 02nd September 2017 ‘Connective Pros’ will be hosting a Networking and Entrepreneurship Workshop at The Space in Barataria. The workshop will provide participants with the fundamentals to establish valuable connections with professionals and the process to create a business in Trinidad and Tobago.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. August 28th, 2017 - Persistence is a hell of a thing. One entertainer’s undying passion and his heritage have fueled what will likely be a long and prosperous career in music. Trinidad and Tobago’s Jade Lopez- the artiste best known for a 2008 single called, “Bum Bum,” is determined to show the world what he’s made of. He’s been residing in the Turks and Caicos with his wife and young son, a move that came quite suddenly after his wife received the perfect job offer.

New York, NY- On the heels of headlining performances in Toronto for OVO Fest and Notting Hill Carnival in London, Soca star Bunji Garlin, born Ian Alvarez, will be delivering his highly anticipated album “Turn Up” on VP Records, this Friday September 1st. Featuring carnival anthems ‘Big Bad Soca’, ‘Take Over Town’ and "Climb."

Mrs. Charmaine Cedeno-Wiltshire is the C.E.O. of Paragon Advertising Limited.  She is wife and mother of 2 sons.  She is in her fabulous fifties and is in fabulous shape.  We wanted to catch up with Charmaine to learn some of her best practices.  Let us learn from a woman who appears to defy age.

Stephen: When did you first fall in love with working out?
Charmaine: I can’t say that I have really ever fallen in love with working out …  In my early twenties, I was very skinny and my weight fluctuated whereby I lost weight easily … when I lost just one pound people thought I was anemic, which I sometimes looked… I found going to the gym and lifting weights made me put on body mass and I looked and felt so much better…  only then did I gain some affection for the gym.


August 17, 2017 – Montego Bay, Jamaica: TV Personality and celebrated cannabis advocate Montel Williams will deliver the keynote at the 2017 CanEx Business Conference & Expo which will take place September 1-2, 2017 at the Montego Bay Convention Center, Montego Bay.  Williams will be joined by a high powered line up of speakers for the second annual conference which include experts across a range of industry subject matter.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - August 15 2017: Soca music will be well-represented in Europe during the month of August, as Trinbagonian-born superstar Farmer Nappy tours the continent in front of thousands of Soca fans. He kicked off a series of appearances with a live performance at Antilliaanse Feesten - the premier Caribbean festival in the heart of Belgium. The singer and songwriter, known for his smash hits such as “Big People Party”, “Flirt” and “My House”, ..

Port of Spain, Trinidad - August 1 2017: D’ All Starz is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ian Pantin as the new General Manager of the band. Mr. Pantin, a highly experienced Music and Film Manager, met recently with Carlysle “Juiceman” Roberts, Musical Director and Principal Shareholder of D' All Starz, to finalize details of the agreement.

M·A·C and Lost Tribe, Carnival 2018


M•A•C is announcing its partnership with THE LOST TRIBE for their 2018 Carnival presentation.  M•A•C Director of Makeup Artistry, Romero Jennings, has worked with Executive Creative Director for THE LOST TRIBE, Valmiki Maharaj, to design the makeup looks for the 2018 Costume presentation. 

Boston - Friday, July 28, 2017 Boston Carnival village will launch an exhibition titled “Kids Must Play”. The exhibition will be on display at the Caribbean Arts Gallery located on 155 Washington St, Dorchester, MA 02121. The 100 piece collection will be open to the public from Monday, August 21, 2017 and can be seen daily through Sunday, August 26, 2017. It is free for the week.

Some consider July to be the apex of Summer. In Trinidad and Tobago, July is the beginning of our Carnival season or what we call Band Launch season. Colourful feathers, gorgeous ladies and stunning gents hit the stage ...

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – The Canada 150th anniversary weekend gained an extra dose of spice as Toronto Raptors assistant coach, consultant and team ambassador Jamaal Magloire recently held his annual all-inclusive extravaganza entitled “ESCAPE”.
Through this event, Magloire who is also the bandleader for Carnival mas band Toronto Revellers and a steadfast community advocate celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday ...

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. July 12th, 2017 - Portmore, Jamaica definitely has a way with music, doesn’t it? The latest hit creator from the Jamaican garrison is an artiste who resides in the Baltimore DC area, but has independently managed to make it to #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. The world is about to switch gears even further as dancehall music and ...

Soca Gold 2017 Debuts at Number 1


New York, NY –  Soca Gold 2017 has made its debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart, landing at number one this week. For twenty years, the annual series has set the standard for carnival music, bringing a taste of the Caribbean Islands with a current sample of the best Caribbean carnival hits.

Miami, FL - July 4, 2017 - The fireworks started early in South Florida. And you knew this if you experienced the titillating rhythms, subtle drumbeats present in the interstices of silence, the hard hitting bass, syncopated melodies, the oh-so-sweet sound of soca and the hypnotic cyclical sounds of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) at Electric Karnival in the historic Virginia Key section of south Florida at Virginia Key Beach Park on the 3rd of July.

The bubbling, wining and waving was married with bouncing, jumping, and fist pumping as the genres and communities of EDM and Soca were blended in an official capacity in a festival for the first time ever. The promoters, DJs, performers and attendees had an opportunity to be a part of history as Electric Karnival superseded all expectations Monday night.

In the EDM community there is a motto which they live by and support and that is one of "PLUR."  It stands for PEACE, LOVE, UNITY and RESPECT.  And for me, July 3rd cannot come fast enough. I cannot wait to jump up and experience another "Karnival" for the year and share some good vibes with good people.

Electric Karnival is ~not a fete or a party~. It is a music festival, an experience, a life event created by Caribbean people for Caribbean people in order to enhance and improve our culture and promote diversity.   It was also created for YOU. Because Electric Karnival is We.  And we are more than rum, road, soca and fetes. We are a movement. We are ELECTRIC.

If you've jammed to Machel's "Waiting On The Stage" or Major Lazer's "Soung Bang" featuring Machel, then you have been jammin' to the hybrid fusion of Soca and EDM that we call Caribbean Dance Music (CDM) which is literally doing one of the best things that we can do right now in life... And that's not blend genres of music, but that's blend different groups of people. And I love how music brings us all together.
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