Stiffy retains his Bashment Soca title for another year
The finals of the Bashment Soca competition took place last night at the Kensington Oval in Barbados and in the early hours of this morning the results were announced. For a second time, Stiffy is once again king and will reign for another year. There were six other competitors... Read more
Notting Hill Carnival unlikely to see major changes in 2017
According to press spokesman Andrew Hillier, the route and timetable for Notting Hill Carnival are likely to remain unaltered this year. That means the Calypso Monarch Finals will take place at the Tabernacle on Thursday 24 August, Panorama from 7pm to 10pm on Saturday 26 August at Emslie Horniman’s... Read more
Rihanna talks education with world leaders on Twitter
Rihanna might be having ‘Wild Thoughts’ in her big summer release, but the 2017 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year and Global Partnership for Education Global Ambassador is also thinking about education for the most vulnerable communities around the world. Following a January 2017 trip t Malawi, Rihanna urged her... Read more
Soca Videos are the new norm
In 2009, only a handful of soca artists understood the importance of having a music video. They were few and far between, and they represented the best of the industry. In those times, making a video was an added expense that not every soca artist could afford. Even in... Read more
Fire horror exposes the best and worst of Notting Hill
Wednesday’s devastating fire that engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, not far from Ladbroke Grove, has left at least 17 dead and raised serious questions about the quality and management of public housing in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). In response to the tragedy... Read more
New terror attack hits Europe. Will tourists keep coming?
Europe has been hit by another deadly terrorist attack that could prompt tourists to rethink plans to visit the region. The attack on Monday evening at an Ariana Grande concert in the British city of Manchester killed at least 22 people, including children. It was the worst terror attack... Read more
Time Out London is offering a Taste of the Islands
Time Out London has teamed up with British Airways to offer a handful of lucky Londoners (well, the ones that don’t already have a Caribbean relative cooking up these dishes) the chance to enjoy dishes from Barbados, Grenada, St Kitts and Tobago. Four tasting tables will be assembled, one... Read more
Grenada focuses on German travel market growth
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Grenada is experiencing year on year growth in the German market and the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is seeking more opportunities to increase its market share. In April, CEO of the GTA, Patricia Maher, visited Germany to meet with travel agents, tour operators and airlines... Read more
Calypso Rose, Calypso Queen of the world
Some of us know Calypso Rose because we are of that age and grew up with her music. Others, though, may not have a clue about this Tobago girl. However, over the past few months Rose has catapulted herself firmly back in to our ears with her contagious and... Read more
Vikings Heat Turnt All The Way Up
On the heels of Ground Empire bosses- Trinidad & Tobago’s Vikings, Fay- Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin’s starring roles in the Romany Malco produced, Los Angeles based movie Prison Logic, comes news that Garlin’s 2014 soca hit, ‘Truck on D Road’, has been featured on the trailer of the... Read more