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Kingston, Jamaica (Sonique Solutions) – After 8+ years of unforgettable events in Washington DC, Bermuda and Miami, the Hookie life team is taking its flagship event, ‘Hookie’ to Jamaica for its debut on Friday April 6th, 2018 as part of the island’s Carnival’s festivities.

Hookie, comes from the term ‘playing hookie’ and means to skip out on one’s obligations in order to have fun, will bring its ‘stay home from work to fete’ concept to beautiful Jamaica in fine fashion.

Patrick the Hype Man, DJ Private Ryan and DJ Cruise kept the Bacchanal Jamaica Rum for Breakfast party vibes high going into the afternoon last Saturday.  Patrons reluctantly filed out of the party venue at the Hope Zoo only after DJ Cruise turned the music off. “This is, bar none, the best soca party I have attended in a really long time” said one satisfied fan. “The music was hype, the food was good and the liquor great, a perfect menu for a soca breakfast”, said another.

Trinidad and Tobago, March 14th, 2018 - After the incredible success of the first workshop in St. Lucia, and many requests on social media, Precision Productions’ Audio Essentials
Workshop will make its debut in Trinidad this March.It will consist of five (5) days with Kasey Phillips the Owner, CEO, and Head Producer at Precision Productions, who has produced such hits as Machel Montano’s “Mr. Fete”,“Bacchanalist” by Kerwin Du Bois, and 2018’s Physique Riddim.

Port Of Spain, 6 March 2018, This month, the debut of a musician comes to the forefront, pianist and composer Jeanine S. Ruiz launches her first and highly anticipated album ‘This Is Me’ comprising a combination of eclectic styles and flavours of her short but potent musical career. Ruiz has a wide-ranging scope of influences that are comparable to multi-instrument and multi-genre greats across the global landscape.

ESPN Caribbean Presents Live Coverage of the  2018 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers

West Indies Aim to Qualify for 2019 World Cup

ESPN presents exclusive coverage of the 2018 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers live from Zimbabwe. West Indies matches from the Group Stage will be covered from March 10 on the ESPN Caribbean television network with Super Six action then bowling off March 15. All matches can also be streamed live via ESPN Play ( — ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand broadband service.

Bacchanal director Michael Ammar announced a new partnership for Bacchanal Jamaica as it pursues its mission of Rebirth for 2018. He noted that, “Downsound Entertainment, through its Reggae Sumfest Brand, will be the presenting sponsor of Bacchanal Live, to be held on Friday March 23 at the Mas Camp; the first live event of the season which will feature Queen of Bacchanal Destra and the Bakanal band.

Salsa dancing will stimulate at least 4 of our 5 senses.  The ones that are most impacted are sight, hearing, smell, and feel.  I am not sure if taste comes into everyone’s dance experience, so I will leave that one to the dance commandos.

Fatima Fete 2018 delivers supreme festivity

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – A splendid time was enjoyed by all who attended the 2018 Fatima College All-Inclusive fete themed “You are the Star”.

The producers of the famous T&T Carnival staple, the Fatima Old Boys’ Association (F.O.B.A.) went all out to deliver beyond their patrons’ expectations.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The unprecedented momentum of T&T’s Carnival went into full gear with the successful 2018 staging of the ever-popular “Soca Brainwash” extravaganza. The famous Carnival event was produced by the world-renowned DJ Private Ryan and took place on Carnival Saturday fresh on the heels of the inaugural edition of his ‘Soca Starter’ event series.

T&T Carnival Week Chronicles

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – In the lead up to the greatest show on Earth i.e. T&T Carnival, our team was fortunate to attend and highlight some of Carnival Week’s key events which attract a perfect mix of local and visiting Soca Junkies.

First on the agenda was Kairi People’s “Different”.  This particular event has become a staple in the T&T Carnival calendar and continues to grow in popularity for being the most affordable and value-for-money all-inclusive fete during the season.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The recent T&T Carnival weekend gained an extra dose of spice as popular venue Estate 101 recently held its annual ultra-premium all-inclusive extravaganza.

Now its third year, this event has truly raised the bar on Carnival Saturday feting and provided its patrons with an opportunity to celebrate the splendor of the Soca Kingdom in fine style during the Greatest Show on Earth.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – Special events promotions group WAD Events created unforgettable pre-Carnival memories for party goers at their recent 2018 Kasava Blu-Food All-Inclusive.

After a successful 2017 debut, the WAD team garnered an awesome turnout for their 2018 edition and satisfied their patrons’ thirst for a true Trinbagonian-style all-inclusive fete.

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Feb. 12, 2018 :  Love is in the air and so is the buzz around Season 4 of Caribbean’s Next Top Model (CNTM) as it expands to include aspiring young hopefuls from The Bahamas when it kicks off on Valentine’s Day, February 14 at 9pm on Flow 1. According to Garry Sinclair, Caribbean President, C&W Communications, “We’re delighted to be on-board once again for the 4th season of CNTM which continues to draw bigger and bigger audiences as a platform for young Caribbean women to develop careers in the fashion industry.”

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (February 4, 2018) - The Caribbean's largest tourism marketing event will be held in Jamaica next year. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) officially announced that the 37th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from January 29 to 31, 2019. 

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. February 8th, 2017 - Exactly one month ago, a new artiste emerged, excited and ready to show his true potential, not only as a musical force, but more than that, a creative in the holistic sense. Séjoux Lëo-Star is a force on the entertainment circuit. Not only is he an entertainer, but this young Trinidad and Tobago national is an international fashion designer, actor, model, athlete and artiste.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – In this current carnival climate that offers consumers several generic all-inclusive, cooler-fete & mass market party options, WAD Events is bringing back its signature annual ‘Kasava Blu-Food All-Inclusive’ to add some spice and diversity to T&T’s Carnival Sunday fete line-up.

P.O.S. Trinidad – In a bold move to keep up with the global technological evolution, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) under the guidance and leadership of CEO Dr. Ronald Walcott recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with iGOVTT to market and implement E-Tender as a service to ministries, divisions and agencies, thus taking local tendering processes to a new pinnacle of world-class efficiency.

Central Bank's all-inclusive achieves '18'

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The major all-inclusive Carnival event held under the patronage of the Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago celebrated its 18th edition and was filled with non-stop entertainment from an action packed line up of performers that left even the most sedate of patrons dripping wet.

Bacchanal Jamaica’s pre-season “Soc’n Wet Fete”, held at Morgan’s Harbour, Port Royal recently, was hugely successful in priming revelers for the 2018 carnival season which begins with the first Bacchanal Friday on February 16. As one excited patron put it “Water, sun, sand, liquor and soca music – a great combo!”

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – After its landmark 2016 & 2017 editions, the Estate 101 All-Inclusive returns to appease the needs of the premium partying public at its lush Maraval, P.O.S. venue on Saturday 10th February 2018. 

This event is not only geared to be the perfect occasion for both local and visiting Carnival enthusiasts to mix, mingle and let loose in a first-rate venue but also presents a perfect partying platform for those priming up to hit the road on Carnival Monday & Tuesday.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – February 4th 2018 will see the inaugural edition of the annual ‘Pan Inclusive’. This ultra-premium pan lime will combine all the best elements of a true Trinbagonian all-inclusive fete experience while placing emphasis on the islands’ one of a kind cultural facets namely Steelpan, Soca and supreme cuisine.

Fete with the Saints has done it again.  Four years after relocating from their Fredrick street campus, to "down grounds" the school's recreational facility, the quality, atmosphere, and service, remain exceptional.  One of five events that I attended this weekend with the Pumpers crew, and I can safely say that FWTS sets the standard for all inclusive carnival fetes. 

Young bands shine at Yorke's 2018 Fete

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The 2018 annual Yorke All-Inclusive Carnival fete was a true musical extravaganza and this year shined a spotlight on Soca’s talented up and coming entertainers.

The premium all-inclusive event has become a staple in the annual T&T Carnival and continues to be a true standard-bearer for fetes in east Trinidad boasting a loyal following of party-goers while continuously attracting new patrons.

New York, NY - VP Records artist Bunji Garlin and dancehall vixen Shenseea, have collaborated right in time for the peak period of Trinidad & Tobago’s 2018 Carnival Season with a remix to his 2017 hit single “Big Bad Soca”, out on February 2nd. Produced by Jus Now, the fusion of Shenseea’s energetic vocals with Bunji’s iconic captivating sound gives listeners a 3-minute earful of carnival vibes.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. October 23rd, 2017 - Sport can change minds; Sport can change lives. The 2018 Carnival, the Centre of attention in Trinidad & Tobago at present, one Sport & Cultural Club is beckoning the general public to attend their 2018 fundraiser, “The Ultimate Seaside Cooler Fete”, the proceeds of which will be directed to the development of youth in Trinidad & Tobago.

Port-AU-Prince, Haiti (January 21, 2018) - One of Haiti's historic hotels is encouraging travelers to visit the Caribbean destination to celebrate Carnival 2018 next month.

Marc Pierre-Louis, General Manager of Le Plaza Hotel, said this year's festival, the theme of which is "Ayiti sou wout chanjman" (Haiti on the road to change), is "a celebration of who we are as a people. It is a time when the whole nation comes together. The music is transcending, the energy is pulsating . it's a much needed break from the stresses of life for locals as well as for our guests, it is a remedy for the soul."

Estate 101 Benefits Bishops 2018 fete

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – For Carnival 2018, the Bishop Anstey High School (BAHS) Old Hilarians’ Association received a major boost from local special events venue Estate 101 for the staging of its annual all-inclusive fundraiser. 

The 2018 Bishop’s all-inclusive fete which usually takes place on the school’s Keate Street, P.O.S. compound was this year held at Estate 101 in Maraval.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. January 15th, 2018 - The absence of radio personality and entertainer, Devon Matthews from the Carnival scene in Trinidad and Tobago this year, has not gone unnoticed. His sudden death last year continues to tug on the heartstrings of many, among them, his close friend and fellow radio personality, Ancil ‘Blaze’ Isaac II.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. January 15th, 2018 - The Soca music catalogue’s splitting at the seams. There’ve been a number of powerful music releases for the upcoming Carnival 2018 season in Trinidad and Tobago and a new ‘riddim,’ which features the likes of Soca veterans Benjai, Tallpree and Ricki Jai, is now being unleashed for the world to enjoy.

I flew in from Trinidad to attend this event for coverage.

On arrival I could see that everyone was ready to kick this thing off as the music was playing and everyone singing along to the popular Soca. Escorted by Police Officers and Security Guards, we started the show. As the fete continued, so did the people, dancing, wining and just overall having a great time especially celebrating entering into a new year!

After all the rushing about through the season, chasing fete after fete, attending calypso, steelpan and mas competitions, then masquerading through the streets of the cities and boroughs Monday and Tuesday, one looks forward to something more laid back, up close and personal to cooldown from the Carnival madness.

Kaj Designs Hosts Legacy Atelier

January 4, 2018 – Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago - Tobago’s premier mid-luxury fashion house, Kaj Designs, will usher in the New Year and 2018 Carnival seasons with an exclusive Kaj Legacy Atelier. KajFAB femmes will enjoy 50% off all legacy items as the brand celebrates the bold, signature flair gained over its disruptive 12-year history in Caribbean fashion.

Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 11:15 -- There will be no Chutney Soca Monarch for Carnival 2018 and the organisers Southex officially announced it's cancellation due to low sponsorship.

"We are saddened by this turn of events and find the timing rather suspicious given recent events. Therefore please be advised that the 2018 Chutney Soca Monarch is hereby formally cancelled due to low government and state support and our inability to fund the venture privately as a result of its sheer size and expense," Southex CEO George Singh told a news conference this morning..

On Saturday 13th January 2018, the annual, all-inclusive Bishop's Fete will be moving to a new, luxurious and premium venue - Estate 101, Maraval. Surrounded by the lush green outdoors, the popular, sought-after Carnival event known for its great vibes, best lime will move from one beautiful garden to another, leaving behind the traditional school grounds for which the fete is one of the primary fundraisers.

Ladies Night Out MEGA Concert

What began over a decade ago as a show providing a space for women to let loose and imbibe in soca music without any inhibitions whatsoever, while serving as a platform for soca artistes to showcase their music in an intimate setting, while within a huge venue, has over time developed into an internationally sought after mega event.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – As Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2018 approaches with the intensity of a high speed jet, a delightful collection of new Soca songs has descended upon the airwaves and online spaces.
Adding to this mix is multi-talented artiste Kenna T who has released one of the first Power Soca tracks of the season entitled ‘Animal’.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: December 19th, 2017 A new wave of Caribbean entertainers are making their entry and as the world listens closely to the islands to gather the vibe they need for the future, vibrant acts like Lein Stylez- a Mayaro, Trinidad native, are confidently infiltrating.

New York, NY- VP Records and Ghetto Youths International are proud to announce the upcoming release of the Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley vinyl LP of Stony Hill available January 19, 2018 at

Anticipation for the vinyl set is high, following the albums #1 debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart in July, as well as the albums recent GRAMMY® nomination of the CD and digital configurations.

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The current climate in Trinidad and Tobago is one where rising crime rates and the topics of residential and commercial security have become a major priority in the minds and lives of citizens from all walks of life.
G4S Secure Solutions (Trinidad) Limited and media and marketing company Fu Family Films International have combined forces to offer a solution with the launch of ‘Smart Security’.

Trinidad & Tobago, WI: In April 2017 when Trevon Turner emerged on the music scene in Trinidad and Tobago, the immediate response was overwhelming. His debut single ‘She Bad’ was the tool responsible for his major breakthrough in the music industry. The young Trinbagonian was dubbed by many as the hottest rising male vocalist for 2017. To date, the track written by Turner and produced by Nine Mind and Lenkey Records has made waves throughout the Caribbean, USA, Canada, Africa and Europe.
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