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Trinidad & Tobago’s International Soca Monarch competition will see the most regional acts in its history. Last week, Soca Monarch producers, announced the list of this year’s 66 semi-finalists, which includes several artists from across the region – including first time, 5 Barbadians. The Bajan’s are Peter Ram (“Good Morning”), Biggie Irie (“Money Well Spent”), […]

Bahamian women joined the International Women’s March in support of women’s rights around the world. On Friday, Women in Freeport, Long Island, and Grand Bahama, took to the streets in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Held the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the protests were organized in response to insulting comments he […]

Two Caribbean-American US congress members refused to attend Donald Trump’s U.S. Presidential inauguration. Yvette D. Clarke of Jamaica descent, and the Dominican Republic-born Adriano Espaillat – both New York Democrats, made the decision in support of fellow congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis. Last week Representative John Lewis – who led civil rights protests […]

The first ever Soca sample library is set to be showcased in Los Angeles this weekend. Entitled “Soca Starter Pack – Volume 1”, the library is set to be a prominent feature at this year’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show, which begins today. The project is a collaborative effort between Trinidadian music […]

Jamaica’s number one female tennis player will train at a world renowned tennis academy in Canada. 14-year old Michaela Stephens will attend Ace Tennis Academy in Burlington, Canada on a three-month scholarship beginning next Monday, January 23. Stephens’ former national coach and current President and Director of Ace Tennis Academy, Douglas Burke, offered her the […]

Tuff Gong International is relaunching its vinyl manufacturing operations, after years of inactivity. Based in Kingston Jamaica, Tuff Gong has partnered with U.S. company Sunpress Vinyl, bases in Miami, Florida – which is housed in Reggae pioneer Joe Gibbs’ former Final Vinyl factory. Tuff Gong is currently undergoing major renovations to restore its vinyl printing […]

2 Windies Women have been nominated for ESPNcricinfo Awards. Barbadians Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews are both nominated for the 2016 Performance of the Year Award. Dottin for batting and bowling and Matthews for batting. The two were very instrumental in leading the Windies women to last year’s T20 championship and are currently playing abroad […]

The U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad & Tobago has criticized the nation’s response to crime. Ambassador John Estrada – who is Trinidadian, is in T&T and earlier in the week appeared on TV6 news program, Morning Edition, where he spoke on the country’s crime situation. Estrada detailed how the U.S. government invests money and resources to […]

Jamaica’s Alpha Institute will rename is Music Technology Department in honor of Dancehall artist Sean Paul. Announced yesterday, ALPHA Institute’s Music Technology Department will be renamed the Sean Paul Henriques Media Centre. The honor came after Sean Paul toured the school in December and donated JA$1.5 million to its music technology program. The donation will […]

The English FA Cup is touring the Caribbean region. Current Emirates FA Cup holders Manchester United has partnered with Flow Caribbean to bring the trophy to regional football fans this month. During its Caribbean tour, fans will be able to take photos and participate in activities to win prizes from Flow and Manchester United. On […]


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