Dreaming of Heading to the Caribbean? Here's Every Island's Plan for Reopening

As travel was abruptly put on hold earlier this year, recent signs of reopenings and restrictions lifting around the world have given sun chasers everywhere a sign of hope that lounging on a white sandy beach while looking out at shimmering turquoise water may not be too far off.

Specifically, the Caribbean islands have laid out their plans for a "new normal" among locals as well as welcoming back visitors after being forced to take a pause as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe.
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Miami Carnival, Joy's Roti Delight, GENx Mas Band, and the community of South Florida join efforts to collect needed supplies for those impacted on the island of St. Vincent; as a result of the La Soufrière volcano which first erupted this past Friday, blanketing the island in a layer of ash and forcing some 20,000 people to evacuate their homes. Scientists say that they expect the eruptions to ...

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. April 8th, 2021 -- There’s often one person whose ambitions, as herculean as they may seem to the naked eye, is necessary and humbling to those looking on from a distance. In Trinidad and Tobago, a female Primary school teacher is proving that service goes beyond the portfolio that comes when one chooses a particular career path; she’s proving that true service is heartfelt and ...

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – Popular Television host and educator Kezel Jackson is partnering with The Firearms Training Institute Ltd directors Towfeek Ali and Nyree Alfonso to promote public education regarding the safe use and handling of firearms.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – Last Saturday (March 27th) Island Rockers Orange Sky commemorated 25 years as a musical unit in fine style with a high quality virtual production presented by Carib Beer. By all accounts the event was well received by an audience of music fans which ...

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD (March 27, 2021) – March 22, 2021 ushered in the 23rd anniversary of the inauguration of The Eric Williams Memorial Collection Research Library, Archives & Museum (EWMC), at The University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad and Tobago, by former US Secretary of State, Colin L. Powell. Powell heralded the country’s first Prime Minister, who died in office 40 years ago on March 29, 1981: “No one was a greater fighter for justice and equality. No one was a greater leader.”

New York, New York March 19th 2021 -- Let the love party begin. As many of us approach the one-year anniversary of the life-changing COVID-19 pandemic, Soca Superstar Machel Montano reminds us of the power of love. Celebrating his one-year anniversary with the love of his life, in February 2021, Machel Montano is gifting the world an inside view of his joy through this union.

"Dancehall is alive and well. Check the pulse. This album is one I hold very dear to my heart for many reasons. It's the first album of mine being released off my own label, Dutty Rock Productions, and a body of work which has allowed me to work so closely with artists I revere in my genre," said Sean Paul.

ST. LUCIA (March 11, 2021) – Bay Gardens Resorts in St. Lucia is inviting travelers to a “Summer of Discovery” through the brand’s new promotion, which gives travelers up to 50 percent savings on accommodations in addition to other perks. The promotion is valid at Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, Bay Gardens Hotel, Bay Gardens Inn, Bay Gardens Marina Haven, and Water’s Edge Villas.

San Fernando, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – Life Coach, educator, consultant and motivational speaker Marsha Sewdass is helping the women of her native T&T and beyond in becoming empowered and achieving their highest potential via her unique brand of life coaching and her latest book entitled ‘The Best is Yet to Come: Don't Waste a Day!’.

Fan postings of "G.O.A.T." (greatest of all-time) on the Beres Hammond Facebook and VP YouTube live chat Sunday night highlighted the fan appreciation and pent-up demand for this first-class reggae performance, with more than 130,000 concurrent attendees on the livestream presentation. The 90-minute concert was a parade of hits by the crooner, who's celebrating a 40-plus year career. Special guest performances from Marcia Griffiths, Buju Banton and ...

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – Caribbean-Canadian Natanyah Peterkin has released her new book 'Night Table' to the international market. Night Table, is a collection of provocatively written poetry that is both soul-stretching and sensually awakening. This book of erotic, enticing poetry is geared towards arousing all of its readers' senses as well as inspiring a deeper feeling of ...

Nailah Blackman presents 'FIAH'

On February 28th 2021, Nailah Blackman will stream her first virtual full-length concert to the world. This concert will begin at 8pm and will be aired on Nailah's Official YouTube page, Digicel's Facebook page and D'Music App.

Champeon unleashes his 'J'ouvert Powers'

Columbia, South Carolina (Sonique Solutions) – Even with no physical Carnivals set for 2021, Caribbean entertainer Champeon is paying tribute to the annual festival tradition of J’ouvert with his latest musical release appropriately titled “J’ouvert Powers”.

The University of the West Indies has left a legacy of excellence and has been producing the cream of the crop in the Caribbean and the Western Hemisphere. On the 21st of February 2021 the American Foundation of the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) celebrates persons of Caribbean Heritage whose contributions of excellence help to make the world a better place.

Caribbean carnival concierge brand Carnival Hunters officially announced their partnership with the House ParTTy brand to create a J’ouvert morning interactive, virtual experience featuring LIVE performances by Bunji Garlin, Shal Marshall & Dev, hosted by the DJs: Hans, Gonzo, & DJ Rawkus. This event features a LIVE 360 virtual party experience on Zoom where partygoers have access to see their ...

In a post-covid era where live entertainment is bouncing back after the unending months of a global lockdown, strictly online interaction and restrictions on large gatherings; it is time to rejuvenate and rediscover yourself in a showcase of African and Caribbean music, art and culture with the first edition of The Native Festival in Cancun, Mexico from the 2nd to the 6th September, 2021.

If you have been lucky to experience “Bakara”, the first big recording to put some respect on the name and talent that is Saint Lucian recording artist, Infinate, you would have no doubt been privy to his versatile flow and intricate lyricism. ‘Bakara’, a collaboration between Infinate and Saint Lucian International Recording Hip-Hop artist, Kayo, received both National and International acclaim gaining over one million streams on digital streaming platforms since ...

KES to host Live "IzWe" Concert Series

Reigning Joint Soca Monarch and Road March Champs, Kes The Band have partnered with the Ministry of Tourism to stage and market a series of scaled-down and socially-distanced live concerts from Tuesday February 9th to Saturday 13th in compliance with all COVID-19 Protocols. Only 1500 or so lucky patrons will be able to experience the magic of Kes The Band live this season, as Covid-19 protocols mandate limited audience capacity for ...

I'm (re)introducing myself to Trinidad in the capacity of owner of Hollywood Independent Inc., & Hollywood Independent International. Hollywood Independent Inc is a Hollywood, California based music publisher.

Redmond, Washington -- Learning and celebrating Black History has never been more important. Microsoft understands this fact and has created The Legacy Project, which strives to lead the world in re-envisioning Black History's narrative to shine a bright light on the outstanding accomplishments that African Americans have made in the past but are continuing to make right now. This is the first of its kind. Utilizing the world of technology, Microsoft will also ...
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