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The ill-fated Fyre Festival, promoted as a luxury music event in the Bahamas, became a major news story in 2017 for its astounding lack of planning and deceptive advertisements. The Fyre was reignited in October 2018 when festival founder Billy McFarland was sentenced to six years for fraud, and again in Jan. 2019 via the release […]

Joel Hitchcock founded the NOLA Caribbean Festival with a purpose: to remind New Orleans of its position as the northernmost city in the Caribbean. In fact, Hitchcock believes New Orleans culture and Caribbean to be intertwined, so the festival’s eventual creation was a no-brainer. Hitchcock doesn’t quite believe he’s bringing the Caribbean to New Orleans; rather, he […]

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As far back as I can remember, my family has celebrated carnival. Regardless of where we’ve lived, Trinidad & Tobago, our homeland, has always been apart of our lives and carnival culture is at the essence of that existence. Trini’s often say that once the carnival bug hits your veins, it’s virtually impossible to let […]

Recently, the Ministry of Tourism in Jamaica launched Carnival in Jamaica as “The Caribbean’s Premier Carnival Destination”. For the 2018 carnival, they are projecting 400,000 visitors and US$1.5 Billion to be circulated within Jamaica’s economy. It boasted of offerings such as fetes, breakfast parties, boat cruises, live concerts, paint j’ouverts etc. In addition, there will […]

Written by DJ JEL and Julian Rampaul Editor: Desiree Chavis Soca music has come a long way since its creation in the early 1970s. It has evolved and been perfected by many artists in the Caribbean and abroad. Earlier this month, Drake co-Signed soca star Machel Montano. This major move means a lot for the […]

The 34-year-old former Miss World winner has beaten Emma Watson and Blake Lively to second place, and it’s not hard to see why. Priyanka Chopra has beaten the likes of Angelina Jolie, Emma Watson and Blake Lively to be named the second ‘most beautiful woman in the world’. According to a poll published by video-sharing […]

“Steel drum” is what Americans call it, and that’s as accurate a description as you can get. It is, after all, an instrument fabricated from a steel barrel. But the Trinidadian name, “pan,” differing in description from the object, is more evocative. Because pan is not just the steel drum: It’s also the music played […]

There are a few truths in life that are better just to accept. One is that Aishwarya Rai has won this year’s Cannes red carpet during the first week. With her hair poker straight and loose, her subtle make-up paired with dark-hued lips, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked every inch a royal princess at the 70th […]

Shah Rukh Khan became the first Indian actor to speak at TED Talk, Vancouver. He spoke about humanity, fame, love and what the future holds for the world. He drew an interesting parallel between humanity and himself, saying that he has found both going through the same evolution over the years. He recalled how the […]


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