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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. April 25th, 2017 - One of the Caribbean’s most celebrated, young gospel stars is this year being touted as the must-see act for all mothers on Mother’s Day. The anticipated date- May 13th, promises to be like nothing experienced in Trinidad and Tobago for some time, this as mothers across the country are guaranteed a night they’ll never forget.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. April 25th, 2017 - One of the Caribbean’s most celebrated, young gospel stars is this year being touted as the must-see act for all mothers on Mother’s Day. The anticipated date- May 13th, promises to be like nothing experienced in Trinidad and Tobago for some time, this as mothers across the country are guaranteed a night they’ll never forget.

After missing TNT 2017, I am looking forward to Jamaica Carnival this weekend for more than a few reasons. One of them being.... I just really want to be inna fete during carnival when that song "Full Extreme" drops so I cyan "hold dem and wuk dem."

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. April 9, 2016 - Behind every dark cloud there is a silver lining and with that understanding, Irvin Blackman, the man best known in the world of entertainment as Blackie, has revealed plans to fill the void recently left behind when ‘De Du Pub” formerly, “The Mas Camp” in Woodbrook, was burnt down.

Xhosa Barbados launches their Barbados Crop Over Masquerade Band for 2017 with its signature Cooler Party at the Drill Hall of the Barbados Defence Force Headquarters’ St. Ann’s Fort, in the Historic Garrison District.

This year’s theme ‘Pure’ explores the contrasts in the world we exist with a plethora of regional creative talent’s interpretations. Starting at 4p.m. eager revelers and party...

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The brand new musical offering by budding artiste Nassy entitled “D Tourist” has become the latest viral sensation to come out of the twin island republic of Trinidad & Tobago. With a simple yet catchy beat and infectious hooks the song has been gaining attention with the music loving masses and places a special spotlight on Tobago’s many tourism attractions.

After an impressive entrance at #3 on the Billboard Reggae chart with his debut album "Big Deal", soulful crooner Christopher Martin is headed on his first major North American tour to deliver what he calls “real-life music”: Earnest, honest songs about everyday realities.

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (March 28, 2017) - The head of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) called on the region to work together to ensure the Caribbean remains one of the world's leading destinations. Delivering the keynote at the Annual General Meeting of the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association earlier this month, CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy noted that...

American R&B artistes, Mario and Bobby Valentino have been added to the international cast for the May 26-28 Borders Festival, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain. Mario will perform on Electric Saturday. The 30-year-old singer/songwriter is best known for his single “Let Me Love You”. The popular song earned Mario two Billboard Music Awards, as well as a ...

Shannon Hutchinson is a pilot with Caribbean Airlines who loves nature hikes and a touch a body building. We caught up with this free spirit for some of her secrets on health and a "BEST BODY".

When you are the birthplace of Reggae, home of Dancehall & the most recognizable international entity of the country is Bob Marley, people aren’t normally going to associate Jamaica as a hotbed for the expansion of Soca & the Carnival culture. Which is why when you say “Carnival” you don’t automatically think of Jamaica..... and that is why Jamaica Carnival has been under the radar for awhile (not anymore) & possibly the best value Carnival in the Caribbean, honestly dare I say the world..... 

Look at the bigger picture and it makes sense why JA is on a trajectory to be MASSIVE in the world of Carnival - with the size of Jamaica, population density & major infrastructure already in place to handle a massive amount of tourism at any time, the level of service is high & extremely affordable rates during Carnival season, which clearly isn’t the case for the airfare & hotel rates for many other islands come Carnival season where demand exceeds supplies and prices go through the roof.

Port of Spain, 22 February 2017, In spite of amassing over 60,000 views on Facebook alone and attracting positive interest from the Ministry of Works and Transport, the comical and informative song by entertainer, Rodell “Ro’dey” Cumberbatch entitled ‘Hole In D Road’ has been denied airplay by some local radio stations.

Trinidad & Tobago never falls short when it comes to producing extraordinary talents. Azaryah, in the past three years would have been known for the success of his hit singles “Doh Tell Meh Dat”, “Far Away” “Her Love” & “Oh Gosh”.

On the heels of collaborating with International acts Major Lazer for the remix of “Doh Tell Meh Dat”, the artiste the world may have once known as Flipo has been blessed with overwhelming amounts of opportunities.

Port Of Spain, Monday 13th March 2016: After several years abroad, Candice Harry, International Hair Stylist returned to T&T last year and founded her own brand of hair care and a salon under the brand, 'House of Kathy' located in Woodbrook, Port of Spain. While in New York, she was on the cutting edge of “short hair-don’t care” movement having worked on the hair of notable reality TV stars and film actors. Getting back into the local hair care scene has opened Harry's eyes to a new passion - sharing her knowledge and giving back to the ...

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – As Carnival 2017 came to a head in sweet Trinidad and Tobago, the chic, trendy ambiance of Estate 101 in Maraval, Trinidad offered the perfect location for memory-making with its ultra premium, annual all-inclusive Carnival fete experience. The Estate 101 All Inclusive, delivered on all levels and gave several patrons (both local and foreign) the opportunity to bask in the excitement of T&T’s Carnival culture, top notch festival entertainment and an unmatched stock of ...

I was talking to my friend Shannon and seeing some of her pictures when I was caught up with Vanessa Grace Gilkes.  As you can see from the photos she is clearly an inspiration to anyone seeking to improve their body image and overall health.  We at TJJ caught up with this mother of 2 children and creative director at BeSocial an advertising agency in Barbados to get some insider secrets.  Join our conversation to explore the inner workings of this “BEST BODIES” series.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - March 8 2017 - Caribbean singing sensation Joel "Positive" Murray has once again made his indelible mark at the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards on Saturday February 25th 2017.

Hosted at the Atlantis Theatre on Paradise Island in The Bahamas this year, the Marlin Awards marked its 20th anniversary in the music industry with a star-studded cast of nominees. When the dust settled, the Tobago-born Positive walked away with a massive eight (8) wins - including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Praise and Worship Recording of the Year and Reggae Recording of the Year.

Port Of Spain, Trinidad (March 8, 2017) - The legacy of one of the world's greatest cricketers and exemplary human beings, Sir Frank Worrell of Barbados, will be honored in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend.

Launched by the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Committee, the year of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the former West Indies cricket captain's passing will be centered around a lecture by legendary Trinidadian broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald, who was himself knighted in 1999 for his services to journalism.

As Soca has become more of a global phenomenon it's not just the artists creating the music that have helped impact spreading the culture, the DJ's have become a mainstay circling the globe - mixing music, serving as Soca Ambassadors & masterfully reading the pulse in fetes and elevating vibes. It's time to learn a bit more about these International Renowned DJ's by going behind de turntables.....

DJ Richie R.A.S. comes from the land of Wood & Water, the home of Reggae & Dancehall yet has walked his own path to become the premiere Soca DJ leading the way in Jamaica.  As Trinidad Carnival season is now officially over (don't worry blink your eyes and it'll be band launch season once again) we turn our attention to the next big International Carnival ....... it's time to get ready for Jamaica & the man you'll see spinning at fete after fete after fete.

People look for outlets of many kinds – alcohol, sex, drugs, music, fitness, food, relationships, religion as their remedy to what ails them…. for others it’s Carnival.

Not just Carnival, but the process/lifestyle of being a Carnival Chaser/Masquerader/Feteran has been the medicine for many people with various ailments, including me.  Carnival is our antidote. 

The full gamut of emotions is often experienced by all Carnival Junkies over the course of pre, during & post-carnival.   The difference is for many this scale is part of normal adrenaline rushes, normal highs and lows of day to day, month to month, year to year life --- and for others, it serves as our lifeline.

The stigmas of society have often caused the delay and general acceptance of so many issues – religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.  Well, there’s another that still remains a topic that almost no one wants to discuss & leaves people feeling uncomfortable seeking out help, never mind come to terms with their internal struggles – it’s the topic of................

Jhené Aiko on Borders Festival cast

Jhené Aiko is coming to Trinidad and Tobago. The American R&B star will perform at the inaugural Borders Festival, which takes place between May 26 and 28 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.

With her music focusing on relationship issues, Aiko is particularly popular among women. The 28-year-old singer/songwriter will be the feature act on the main stage on Saturday May 27, day two of the highly anticipated Borders Festival.

C'est La Vie 2017 Owned Carnival Thursday

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The final stretch to the “greatest show on Earth” (T&T’s Carnival) signaled the arrival of several Soca addicts who descended upon the “Bacchanal Capital” to partake in the festivities before the two days of mas on the streets. Even with a plethora of party options and events taking place, the famous C’est La Vie All Inclusive stood supreme on Carnival Thursday and offered its patrons a unique mix of culture, entertainment and ...

Bayview Cooler Fete 2017 Review

Me Say ... Coming Home! Coming Home! Coming Home! I do not care what you say, Bayview Cooler Fete is The Best Trinidad Carnival Party Oh Yeah Oh Yeah!

Machel brings the heat to Cooler Park 2017

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions)  –  Hot on the heels of its ultra-premium inclusive event ‘Finesse’, Green House Entertainment ignited Central T&T with the 2017 edition of its annual cooler fete ‘Cooler Park’ which this year featured a fiery performance by Soca King Machel Montano.

The event which took place at the National Cricket Centre in Couva has grown exponentially over the last few years and continually attracts several party goers from various parts of the country to its one of a kind cooler experience.

Carrying on her family's famed musical legacy, Trinidadian-based singer and songwriter Fay Ann Lyons begins a new chapter with the launch of her VP Records debut "Break The World" available worldwide on March 3rd.

The album is a cumulative body of work that brings together 15 years of original songwriting, versatile vocal range, and genre-defying production. The album features production work by the likes of Richie Beretta, Stadic Sound Productions, Keron “Sheriff Mumbles” Thomas, Dwain Antrobus, Kevin Marshall, and Draien Bailey.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. February 16th - “The people need music to make them move all day. The same two songs cannot be played over and over.”- Devon Matthews. 

Devon Matthews and producer extraordinaire, Kernal Roberts are today sending a strong message to road DJs in Trinidad and Tobago. The duo has collaborated on a single called, “Victory” for Carnival 2017, and it’s been making the rounds.

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The famous Central Bank All Inclusive Fete celebrated its 2017 edition in fine style with a sold-out status and true premium festivity for the massive crowd in attendance.

Under the patronage of the Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, the event which in 2017 celebrates its 17th anniversary was aptly titled ‘17’.

California-based Jamaican singer Olaf Blackwood has made a breakthrough on the international music scene. The St. Elizabeth born entertainer recently collaborated with top European EDM DJ, Armin van Buuren, and Lady Gaga’s songwriter, Fernando Garibay, to record and release the hit single titled I Need You.

Fast-rising reggae artiste Zyon I recently shot the video for his hit single with Nadine Sutherland titled Remedy. The video was filmed at James Bond Beach in St. Mary and Hellshire Beach in Portmore under the direction of top-flight film director Wayne Benjamin of Fabrikated Projects. “Shooting this video was a lot of hard work, but I had a great time working with Wayne and his team, they’re very professional and ...

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. February 6, 2017, 2016 - Leonce Taylor is a fighter. Already, she’s proven that and although her name may still be unfamiliar to most in the Soca music landscape, 2017 will be a turning point for the US based frontline sweetheart of New York’s Request Band.

First in last out!  This was the mantra for this year's edition of FWTS.  We're in sweet TnT for the annual carnival warm up weekend and the goal is to maximize every moment.  When the bell rang, we were there to answer the call.  At 6PM we were literally  ...

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – Regional event and entertainment outfit Caesar’s Army delivered a rejuvenated experience for patrons at the recent 2017 edition of the famed annual UWI Fete. The event company responsible for popular party brands such as A.M. Bush, Mai Tai and Bacchanal Road breathed new life into this beloved all-inclusive affair that has become a staple of the fete season and a mainstay in the T&T event calendar.

Trump Executive Actions: We Jammin' Still

Carnival 2017 is weeks away. All your travel plans, costume purchase, and fete schedule should already be in place.  Despite the anticipation and excitement, we are aware that many of you traveling to and from the United States may have some concerns subsequent to President Trump's recent executive actions on immigration. 

Finesse 2017, a complete Carnival Affair

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) –  In only its second year the ultra-premium all-inclusive event ‘Finesse’ has become a sparkling jewel in the crown of T&T’s must attend Carnival events.

The annual soiree which was recently held poolside at the scenic La Vega Estate in Gran Couva provided the perfect balance of comfort and excitement which added extreme entertainment value to an already action packed fete weekend.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Feb 1, 2017 - The severity of the crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago has given rise to a keen sense of social responsibility among many entertainers. Based in England but a native of Trinidad and Tobago, Golden Child-a former resident of Enterprise, Chaguanas, says his new single, “Trinbagonian” speaks of the need to show the youth that there are alternative options to crime.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - January 29 2017 -- Founder of the Roy Cape All Stars, veteran saxophonist and renowned author, Dr. Roy Francis Cape, has expressed his great pleasure at the historic musical collaboration between Soca Ambassadors Machel Montano and Ian "Bunji Garlin" Alvarez from Trinidad and Tobago.

Bishops Fete 2017 was an all-inclusive event aimed at raising funds for the Bishop Anstey High School to help with maintenance and management in 2017.

The feting will start on January 28th, 2017 at the Bishop Anstey High School compound at 5pm.  It's the 21st edition of this sought after premiere All-Inclusive Fete. We were the first, and after 20 years we're still giving our patrons that special Bishop's Girl vibe. This year Bishop’s Fete will be the ultimate all-inclusive, providing “premium everything”, with superb food, exceptional drinks and music and most of all a vibrant experience that you can feel.

POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The Lions Club of Port-Of-Spain Central will celebrate the 20th edition of its annual fundraising all-inclusive fete ‘Class is Class’. The celebrated Carnival Saturday staple takes place on Saturday 25th February 2017, 4pm – 10pm at the Lions Cultural Centre, Fitz Blackman Drive, Woodbrook and is promising to be an intimate gathering of sophisticated fete lovers in a festive, elegant atmosphere.

Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad : The most anticipated show in carnival, Ladies Night Out The Mega Concert, is set for a Guinness World Record bid on what will be a “white night” on February 10 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.
The massive soca showcase, the only event to feature every single chart topping act of the season on one stage, will attempt to assemble the most women dressed in white in one venue ever. And in celebration of the event’s 14th anniversary, promoters Randy Glasgow Productions  has announced an astonishing $50,000 cash prize to the best dressed female in white on the night.
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