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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. April 1st, 2020 -- The time for each of us to look within ourselves for the answers that the world now begs of us, has come. COVID-19, and more than that, the state of the Earth in its present form, is merely a reflection of what we have allowed to happen over time. PengCo Music’s Randal Alexander is challenging the minds of the youth, the elders, and everyone in between who’s ready to wake themselves up in light of what’s happening around us. His medium, music, all with a purpose, presents the perfect opportunity to ...

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (April 1, 2020) - In response to the postponement of Carnival Virgin Islands on St. Thomas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism's Division of Festivals has launched 'Home Wuk', online social gatherings designed to create a sense of community, camaraderie and a "virtual" Carnival experience.

ASIS International has seated its first-ever Global Board of Directors. Creating history in 2020 as one of the first directors selected through the new governance process is Malcolm B. Reid, CPP. The selection of the new global board is a major step in the association’s sixty-five (65) year history and a significant transition to a new global governance structure that will allow ASIS to better serve its tens of thousands of members at the local, regional, and global levels.

Come Carnival 2021 the island’s most consistent provider of platforms of local culture will present the first ever, International Retro Soca Monarch competition. (IRSM).

This competition will be open to all local and international soca artistes, the seasoned as well as the developing. Randy Glasgow, founder of RGP, said he and his team intend to meet with the Caribbean Prestige Foundation, producers of the International Soca Monarch (ISM), to see whether they will adopt the IRSM concept, incorporating it into the ISM on Fantastic Friday.

March 16, 2020 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago… As a public health response to COVID-19, 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 decided to postpone the inaugural Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Symposium (IWRCS2020).

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. March 16th 2020 - The COVID-19 virus, a matter of immeasurable concern, globally, at this time, ‘I Am Legend’ concert franchise owner Glenroy Watson has postponed this year’s highly anticipated reggae showcase in Trinidad and Tobago, to a date to be announced. “The world as we know it has the potential to change in light of this pandemic and this isn’t something to be taken lightly.

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (March 16, 2020) - The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism's Division of Festivals supports the decision by the Government of the Virgin Islands to postpone Carnival on St. Thomas, scheduled for April 3 to May 4, 2020, to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Carnival In Jamaica postponed to October 2020

March 13th, 2020 -- Breaking News: In light of the COVID19 pandemic, Carnival in Jamaica 2020 will be postponed until October this year.

Vincymas takes over Port-Of-Spain

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The yellow, blue and green colours of St. Vincent & The Grenadines were hard to miss on Ariapita Avenue in Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago during the recent cultural promotion put on by the SVG Carnival Development Corporation (CDC) at T&T’s 2020 Carnival.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. February 28th, 2020 - Less than a week after Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival had ended, one US based artiste began thinking and working on the prospects for 2021. One Voice, an entertainer with a heart of gold, says no matter the challenges faced in the business, his love for Soca music keeps him focused on the prize and he knows he will conquer what many may see as far-fetched.

Chutney Brass - The Competition from 2021

Lovers of Chutney and Chutney Soca music will be happy to know that come Carnival weekend 2021, there’ll be a new event specially designed for them.

Randy Glasgow Productions (RGP) is bringing back the massive Chutney Brass Festival, but with a twist, it returns as a competition.

The competition will be open to all Chutney and Chutney Soca Bands, both local and from other countries.

Barbados 'Love Crop Over' Campaign launched

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) in collaboration with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) will be soft launching a new global campaign dubbed ‘Love Crop Over’. This new and invigorating campaign is all about creating an emotional connection with Crop Over and highlighting all the things loved about the annual festival such as food, heritage, music, arts and events.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The undeniable culture and colours of St. Vincent & The Grenadines were on full display at the recent Trinidad & Tobago Carnival event ‘Fam Jam’. The full concert event by Vincentian Soca Star Skinny Fabulous was supported by the SVG Carnival Development Corporation (CDC)

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The St. Mary’s College Past Pupils Association raised the level of delivery beyond the expectations of all in attendance at its annual all-inclusive T&T Carnival fundraiser, Fete with the Saints (FWTS) 2020.

The premium all-inclusive affair was a true sold-out success and again positioned the event as the ‘hot ticket’ for the 2020 Carnival season.

Karukera One Love Festival

The Karukera One Love (KOL) is an international company that promotes Caribbean Culture and Music throughout the French West Indies and Europe since 2017.

In collaboration with Caesar’s Army, the first edition of the internationally-acclaimed KOL festival in Trinidad and Tobago will be held on Carnival Friday, 21st February 2020 at Maracas Bay, North Coast.

ESPN Caribbean Presents the 2020 NBA All-Star

Coverage Tips Off Friday February 14 at 7 p.m. ET

ESPN Caribbean presents the 2020 NBA All–Star from Chicago Friday, February 14 to Sunday, February 16. On Friday, ESPN Caribbean will air the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles at 7 p.m. ET and the NBA Rising Stars at 9 p.m. ET. ESPN will also air the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET and present the 69th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. The 2020 NBA All-Star will also be available via streaming live on ESPN Play.

After being Submerged in 2019, this year we were taken Beyond, by the Saints. After a simply breathtaking production last year, it was with eager anticipation that we waited to see what was in store for us this year. Fete With The Saints did not disappoint. Easily maintaining its status and the fete to set the standard nationwide, “Go Beyond” was a world-class production, from beginning to end.

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2020 sold out in record time, so the annual music charter is adding another 5-day voyage from Nov 30-Dec 5, 2020 to fill the demand. Now going on its 7th year, the immersive Jamaican reggae excursion helmed by GRAMMY-winning musician Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley will complete two back-to-back cruises on the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas.

Major Lazer, the internationally renowned EDM trio has released an EP “Soca Storm” with Mr. Killa which features the reigning International Soca Monarch on two songs including the title track “Soca Storm” and “King of the Party”. The EP is not only Major Lazer’s first release of the year but also their first exclusively soca EP or album. “It’s a big deal, soca is poised to be a broader bigger thing and we are working hard to push the culture forward,” explained Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire just days after winning his first Grammy.

Soca songstress Patrice Roberts is in full preparation mode for the second instalment of her annual concert ‘Strength Of A Woman’. The concert is scheduled to take place ‘Under The Trees’ at the Normandie Hotel, St. Anns on February 20th 2020. This year,  the concert is themed “Celebration of Music.” Patrice’s fans can anticipate another stellar performance from her and all her guest artistes appearing on the show.

January has been a great month for Dancehall star Busy Signal! He was the first ever artist to represent his genre on the segment Street Soldiers hosted by journalist and radio host Lisa Evers. The segment was aired on New York’s FOX 5 on Friday (January 17th), appeared on the television stations website and featured on the world famous HOT 97 FM in New York.

Kingston, Jamaica - January 2020 (Acclaim PR) - Shaggy, Kool Herc and Walshy Fire Top an Amazing Ensemble of Panelists for Jamaica Music Conference

With all eyes on Jamaica for Reggae Month, the Jamaica Music Conference (JMC) has turned up the heat with the addition of an amazing ensemble of star headliners to their impressive schedule, including Grammy-Award winner, Diamond artist and actor Shaggy, Founding Father of Hip Hop Kool Herc and super music producer and DJ Walshy Fire.

With a sonic explosion of hands, rags, flags, and everything else thrown up in the air, Precision blasts their fans into the realms of history with a one of a kind release. For this, a melting pot of extravagantly talented artists worked hand-in-hand to deliver a richness of sound never before imagined in the Power Soca arena.

This year, KI celebrates his 10th year anniversary as the most accomplished Chutney Soca Artist of the last decade. Launching in 2010 with his first hit “Catch Meh Lover”, which was an instant hit.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. January 23 rd , 2020 - A fresh outlook, a pivotal move; Soca artist, Ricardo Drue is proudly asserting himself as a mainstay to the Carnival energy, continuing on his mission to deliver great music, no matter what. This year, even as he stands solo, having exited the frontline of the All Starz band, Drue is driven to give the masses more than they ever expected.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. January 23rd, 2020 - A VH1 International influencer has been signed to carnival concierge masquerade band, One Nation Carnival. The band launched in September 2019 and has cemented a partnership with VH1 Reality Star, Prince, often referred to as the Fresh Prince of South Beach. Prince joins the One Nation team to serve as Operations Director for the Miami area, as well as the band’s Creative Director.

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 21, 2020: For the first time in the history of the U.S. Census, persons from the Caribbean region and those with roots there will now be able to write in their nationality or ancestry on U.S. Census form this March, thanks in large part to the vision and fierce advocacy of one Caribbean immigrant.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. January 21 st , 2020 - The party doesn’t start until St. Vincent’s Skinny Fabulous ultimately makes his presence felt in Trinidad and Tobago, and that he has. A few days ago, like a bombshell, Skinny’s voice echoed along with Machel Montano and The Boss Neil Iwer George, on a new collaborative single that’s already causing a stir. The track? “Conch Shell.”

The finest travel brands in the Caribbean have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in the Bahamas. The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Caribbean Gala Ceremony 2020 to find out who amongst them had been crowned best of the best.

Hailed as the grandest showcase of East Indian culture In the Caribbean Chutneyland, now in its second year, is also considered to be one of the biggest event of Carnival. The event produced by Randy Glasgow Productions (RGP) features over 50 chutney artistes and bands, Soca stars along with dozens of peripheral acts to enhance the overall production.

Soka With HER 2020... Get Ready For It

The event has not even had its debut run, yet Soka with HER is already being hailed as one of the impressive shows of Carnival 2020.

Being produced by Randy Glasgow Productions (RGP), the mega concert takes place at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port of Spain on Friday February 7 and will feature the best female soca artistes in the world, along with popular developing women in the soca arena and the most popular men in the business.

At the 2020 Jazz Congress conference held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on January 13, Saint Lucia Tourism Authority and Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the official dates and artist lineup for the 2020 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Produced in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The recent T&T Carnival event ‘Crunch’ gave discerning partiers a premium pre-festival experience with the first edition of what is surely to be an annual extravaganza.

PORT OF SPAIN, 2 January 2020, The highly anticipated announcement for the annual Old Hilarians' All-Inclusive fete was released last evening in an official statement on the website of the Old Hilarians’ Association (OHA) (alumnae Association of Bishop Anstey High School, Port of Spain). For 2020, the OHA proudly launches the 24th edition of its annual fundraising fete entitled, è Dolce Dolce (it Sweet-Sweet!) at Queen’s Hall.

After a historic 2019, Hollice Mapp better known as "Mr. Killa", the reigning International Power Soca Monarch King has set his sights on defending his title in 2020 with the release of his new single "Soca Storm". The impending hit is produced by the 2019 Road March winning producer Krishna Lawrence known as Dada from Dominica, also co-produced by Trinidad and Tobago's very own Shawn Stewart also known as "Spine".

ST. LUCIA (December 28, 2019) - St. Lucia's locally-owned and -operated Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa and Dermalogics Aesthetics Medical Clinic, a medical aesthetic company, recently pampered emerging R&B/Soul artist Lucki Starr with their world-class proprietary treatments during her first trip to the island.

Logos Hope Gathers People

Logos Hope will soon arrive in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and be opened to the public from January 2nd to January 26th. This unique vessel with international crewmembers offers exclusive onboard events for people of all ages, in addition to its array of quality, affordable books. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet the crew in the book fair and the events on the ship!

Newark, NJ (Sonique Solutions) – In an evening filled with emotion, accomplishment and thankfulness, Trinbagonian entrepreneur and fashionista Diane Wiltshire, professionally and fondly known as ‘Fury’ officially launched the permanent space for new her retail outlet ‘Dressed Up’ in Newark, New Jersey.

When Precision Productions promises surprises, you should know by now to expect anything at any time.

Like the one we are dropping today.

Little did you know, that Preedy with his lovable charm, was delivering the title track for one of our most feisty riddims.

For quite some time, the Wednesday of Carnival week has been a hard nut to crack. We have MM, TOTR  and  Ignite  dominating Monday through Thursday,  but no event has been able to stick on Wednesday.

Come 2020,however, there’ll be an event on Carnival Wednesday that those involved are confident will become an annual classic.
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