Monthly Archives: "August 2014"

Gospel reggae artist Kwesi Fontinelle delivers his unique brand of Caribbean Gospel music on his highly anticipated new EP, Reconciliation, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released on August 5, 2014), from JahLight Records, distributed by FOX FUSE. Boasting seven tracks, this marks the third studio release from the inspirational singing sensation. Born in Trinidad and Tobago and staking his claim on the music scene since 2008, Fontinelle is a seasoned singer/songwriter and a prolific performer, who has been casting righteous seeds and earning fans far and wide,Read More
CaribbeanTales Film Festival 2014 shines spotlight on regional talent Toronto, ON – The successful and highly respected CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) celebrates its 9th annual edition in 2014. This unique event which takes place in the metropolitan city of Toronto from September 3rd to 13th will highlight the many facets of Caribbean culture via film as well as provide a platform for the regional film industry’s future development. Under the theme, “Our Lens, Our Perspective” the CTFF aims to build capacity for a film industry in the region andRead More
CTO FOUNDATION OFFERS $45,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS FOR 2014 ~ A dozen Caribbean nationals to receive financial support to pursue further education in tourism-related disciplines ~ (BRIDGETOWN, Barbados) –A dozen Caribbean nationals have been awarded scholarships and grants to the tune of US$45,000 to pursue studies in hospitality, tourism and language training. Over eighty applications were received by the CTO Foundation, the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s scholarship programme, and following a thorough analysis of the applications, six scholarships and six grants were awarded. “All of these individuals who demonstrated highRead More
STEPHEN “RAGGA” MARLEY APPEARS ON BET 106 & PARK TODAY (AUG 5) TO PREMIERE HIS NEW VIDEO “ROCK STONE” FEAT. CAPLETON AND SIZZLA Single Available Now on iTunes U.S. Summer Sessions Tour with Slightly Stoopid Throughout August Admist his U.S. tour Summer Sessions with Slightly Stoopid, Stephen “Ragga” Marley stops by BET 106 & Park today to premiere his latest video for “Rock Stone” featuring Capleton and Sizzla on national television. The single is available today on iTunes and will be featured on his forthcoming album Revelation Part II: TheRead More
SLTB TO LAUNCH ‘CARIBCATION’ Award winning on-island resorts to offer Staycation rates to Caribbean consumers! SAINT LUCIA– The island’s prime promotions and marketing agency – the Saint Lucia Tourist Board – is about to launch yet another innovative and exciting campaign geared directly towards Caribbean travellers. Building on the tremendous success over the years of the Staycation programme that has allowed Saint Lucian nationals to play and stay at world renowned on-island hotels and resorts at exceptionally discounted prices, the new regional campaign will extend to include Caribbean consumers. DubbedRead More
Beenie Man teams up with former music director WormBass After working as Beenie Man’s music director for many years and doing countless other projects with and for all the top artists within the Reggae Dancehall industry, WormBass (formerly known as Worm) is now working on his first solo project. Having earned his place in Jamaica’s music history, WormBass feels that at this point in his career, it’s time to change the plan. “I have things I want to say, things I want people to know that the bass just couldn’tRead More
Grand Launch of Caribbean Performing Arts Federation (C-PAF) In Dominica Roseau, Dominica – Caribbean Performing Arts Federation (C-PAF)Inc., which has been registered and incorporated in Dominica since 2012, officially launched with a Media launch on Saturday July 26th, 2014 at The Ruins Rock Café in Roseau. The Directors on the Executive of C-PAF who were present for the Media Launch were the Chief Executive Directors – Irvin C Durand; Ross Le Blanc; Operations & Programs Director – Sandra A. James and Media & Communications Director – Jackie Cherebin-Weekes of Dominica,Read More
Bahamian Kenneth Kerr Emerges as Caribbean Male Model to Watch at Men’s Fashion Week (Chicago, Illinois)… The initials “K.K.” are quite known in Hollywood and the fashion world but now, they are becoming known in the realm of male modeling. He’s certainly not a Kardashian, but Bahamas native Kenneth Kerr is getting the last laugh having transformed himself from high school dud to sought after stud. So sought after in fact, that he ripped the runway at Chicago’s exclusive Men’s Fashion Week, after receiving a personal invitation from organizers andRead More
SOJA Releases Official Music Video For “I Believe” Featuring Michael Franti And Nahko on VH1.com New Album Amid The Noise And Haste OUT August 12th (ATO Records) – Pre-Order Now OVER 1.5 Million Downloads / Streams On New Tracks From Upcoming Album! “The transcendental appeal of the Washington, D.C.- based SOJA has as much to do with their simply and traditionally constructed reggae tunes as it does with their universally appealing messages of hope and peace…”–Relix “…reggae, infused with strains of rock, folk and dub, provides a complementary framework forRead More
THE ANNUAL REGGAE GOLD SERIES FEATURES CARIBBEAN’S MOST PRIZED MUSICAL GEMS OF 2014 In Stores August 12 on VP Records Featuring Major Lazer & Busy Signal, Jah Cure, Sean Paul & Konshens, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, Assassin, QQ, Etana, Spice, Gyptian & Melanie Fiona, Maxi Priest and Romain Virgo Every summer, the world’s #1 Caribbean music compilation Reggae Gold brings the genre’s top hits into one must-have collection for the masses. This year’s installment, out Aug 12 on VP Records, is a diverse set of reggae chart toppers and theRead More