Monthly Archives: "November 2014"

Award Winning Young Adult Novel Musical Youth to be Distributed Throughout the Caribbean BASSETERRE, St. Kitts. Teen readers in the Caribbean and the world will have one more book to read this week when the award-winning Musical Youth by Antiguan and Barbudan author Joanne C. Hillhouse is released. The book, which placed second in the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, follows one eventful summer in the life of a group of Antiguan teenagers. According to the book’s blurb, guitarist Zahara and Shaka, a musical genius find love and challengesRead More
Rising Artiste Currenci Gaining Attention for New Single “Bokkle pon Bokkle” Rising artiste Currenci has been gaining the attention of fans and radio dj’s alike with his recent release, “Bokkle Pon Bokkle.” The new single has been released for the UK production house, Solid Empire. The song is more of a party vibe song and mainly addresses an upscale party and flossing lifestyle. “This single has been getting crazy, crazy love especially in the clubs and with the radio dj’s. It is a party song and it brings out thatRead More
STRICTLY THE BEST SERIES VOLUMES 50 & 51 TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 25, 2014 This Year’s Special Edition Celebrates VP Records 35th Anniversary Illustrations By Renowned Artist Michael Thompson Each 2CD Volume Features One Disc of Promising Hits for 2015 Plus a Bonus Disc of The Series’ Top Throwback Hits The longest running reggae series Strictly The Best unleashes Volume 50 & Volume 51 on November 25, 2014. This special edition of Strictly The Best celebrates VP Records 35th Anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, VP Records commissioned renowned artist MichaelRead More
CHRISTOPHER ELLIS – THE SOULFUL UK-BASED SINGER AND SON OF JAMAICAN ROCKSTEADY PIONEER ALTON ELLIS – DROPS NEW VIDEO “ROLLER COASTER” FROM HIS LATEST DAMIAN MARLEY PRODUCED EP BETTER THAN LOVE (GYl) VICE Noisey Premieres the “Perfect Throwback And Modern Look at Rocksteady” “soulful sound that sits somewhere between reggae & retro R&B vibes of Aloe Blacc.” – OkayPlayer LargeUp “not only does he hit each note with precision and feeling, but he knows how to bring a song to life through his subtly controlled phrasing. Such nuances are increasinglyRead More
CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Literature and Burt Award winning author Joanne C. Hillhouse will host two free workshops in Antigua and Barbuda – one for teens and one for writers interested in writing young adult fiction. Free Two-day workshop for writers interested in writing teen and young adult literature Where: The Heritage Hotel, Heritage Quay, St. John’s, Antigua When: November 22-23, 2014. Please note: The workshop on Saturday will run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Snacks provided). On Sunday the workshop will run from 9:30am to 4:00pm (Lunch provided). InterestedRead More
CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution receives major EU grant Bridgetown, Barbados (Sonique Solutions) – Barbados-based film distribution company CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD) has received a major funding grant from the ACPCultures+ Program, financed by the European Union and implemented by the ACP Group of States for ‘The 3D Distribution Project’ (3D) that will enhance CTWD’s digital, domestic and Diaspora distribution. 3D’s partners include the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company, the National Institute of Culture and History, Belize, the Caribbean Examinations Council, the Film Commission of the Dominican Republic, Banyan Productions, and theRead More
CARIBBEAN TOURISM SECTOR WARNED TO MAKE BETTER USE OF TECHNOLOGY OR RISK LOSING BUSINESS TO COMPETITORS ~ Tobago’s Chief Secretary Orville London delivers stark warning at opening of CTO’s Tourism Human Resources Conference in Scarborough ~ (SCARBOROUGH, Tobago) 29 OCTOBER 2014 — If the Caribbean tourism industry is not prepared to cater to visitors in this new digital age, they will lose business to destinations capable of doing so. This assertion was made by the Hon. Orville London, Chief Secretary in the Tobago House of Assembly, during the opening ceremonyRead More
TOURISTS SET TO EMBARK ON 2015 IMPACT WEEK TRIP TO HAITI WITH EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL DEALS BY MY HAITI TRAVELS NEW YORK, NY – My Haiti Travels, a New York-based boutique concierge firm that produces high-quality travel experiences for leisure and business purposes, announced its third annual “Impact Week” signature expedition to Haiti. The all-inclusive tour package provides the perfect blend of civic and social interaction during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend of January 15-19, 2015. As a new feature, travelers will have the opportunity to extend their “ImpactRead More
NEW RELEASES FROM FOX FUSE Rick Ramoutar and Denise Belfon’s “Dheen Ta Na” Cops iTunes Feature Available on October 27 Trinidad-based hit house MillBeatz Entertainment delivers a spicy combination with new track “Dheen Ta Na” from chutney and soca stars Rick Ramoutar and Denise Belfon, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on October 27, 2014, from FOX FUSE. The fusion of chutney and soca beats brings cultural flavors of Trinidad and Tobago and receives a prized feature on the iTunes U.S. Reggae Hot Tracks chart, during its week ofRead More
Coming off an exhilarating performance in the twin island republic of Trinidad & Tobago Dancehall star Aidonia continues to up the ante on his career heading into the festive season. The Jag One Productions (JOP) head honcho along with members of his camp departed the island on Wednesday, October 22nd for Europe where they’ll embark on a 20-city tour of that continent. Commencing in Amsterdam the capital city of Netherland the tour is expected to last three weeks spanning ten countries with stops in cities such as Perugia, Antwerp, Rotterdam,Read More