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Smooth running for Grand Kadooment

06 August 2018

Like clockwork. That’s how event producer Aja has described this year’s Republic Bank Grand Kadooment. The National Cultural Foundation official told NATIONNEWS the annual Crop Over parade was about 30 minutes ahead of schedule. This was a result of how marshals... Read More

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Island Mas heats up Crop Over

06 August 2018

It warm outside, and inside too. Island Mas the Breakfast Party started slowly earlier yesterday morning, but then picked up steam heading onto Noon, as revellers thronged to Balls Plantation, Christ Church. The annual event has become a staple for early morning... Read More

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Ready for the road

05 August 2018

Today is the day revellers have been waiting for all year – the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment! Yesterday, many of the band houses were abuzz with activity, getting things in place for the big jump-up. Many of the mas bands left nothing to chance this year and... Read More

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Bliss a top-class event

05 August 2018

Bliss Summer Edition once again pulled out all the stops to make sure patrons had a blissful experience. From the spacious venue in The Belle, St Michael to the bar setups, food stations that included a popcorn booth and dessert booth, to a shoe check-in every base... Read More

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Lil Rick makes clean sweep of Jam Tune

04 August 2018

After the revelry of Foreday Morning, Lil Rick was the clear winner of the 2018 Jam Tune. Rick tied with himself for first place with the songs Mudda Sally and Ben It. Read More

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Smaller crowds for Foreday Morning

04 August 2018

A noticeably low-key BL&P Foreday Morning Jam took to the streets early this morning. Apart from the Blue Box Cart band which moved off from Pelican Village just after 1 a.m., other bands moving off from BIDC car park and Queens Park only got moving at 2 a.m. Read More

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Mr Blood takes calypso crown

04 August 2018

Courtesy Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop monarch. That is the title Mr Blood is now holding. He placed first minutes ago in the premier competition finals, beating tentmate and defending monarch iWeb who didn’t even place in the top five. Read More

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Third People’s Monarch win for Mikey

03 August 2018

One. Twice. Three times. Mikey has done it again, winning the People’s Monarch three times. The 2018 Party Monarch king can now add that title to his 2018 haul. Read More

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Two make song changes for finals

03 August 2018

Adrian AC Clarke and Colin Spencer have changed two of their songs in the Courtesy Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Finals slated for later tonight at Kensington Oval. AC who performs first will sing Post Mortem in the first half and his Sweet Soca entry Soca You in the second... Read More

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Machel still doing it like a boss

01 August 2018

Machel Montano showed why he is The Boss. When he stepped on stage at 1:55 a.m. and left at 3:25 a.m., no one could say it wasn’t money well spent. From the local acts of Lil Rick, Mikey, Hypasounds, Marzville, Nikita and others, the energy didn’t diminish. Read More

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Mikey in People’s Monarch finals

31 July 2018

Mikey is into another finals. His Feting Family was just a little Too Sweet for Holla Bak. The newly crowned Party Monarch defeated his opponent 55 per cent to 45 per cent after the first semi-final voting closed last night in the Starcom Networks Flow People’s Monarch... Read More

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Smokey Burke hospitalised

31 July 2018

Reports are that veteran calypsonian Smokey Burke has been hospitalised. NATIONNEWS understands that Burke, who is a finalist in this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop competition, fell ill on Sunday and had to be transported to the hospital. Read More

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Lots of vibes at UV

30 July 2018

It was a whole year overdue. Ask Trinidadian soca artiste Erphaan Alves who graced the UV Vibe stage to perform his 2017 hit Overdue. Not even the early morning showers could cool down the crowd at the ninth staging of UV Vibe held in the early hours of Sunday morning... Read More

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Big names for Mahalia’s Corner

30 July 2018

Each year, Mahalia’s Corner grows from strength to strength. However with each step of progress its organisers strive to ensure it stays true to its roots. The live platform was born out of a discussion between Two Mile lead singer Mahalia and band mate Andre... Read More

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Battle on for People's Monarch

30 July 2018

The People have voted and it is now down to four. With all four quarter-finals decided last week in the Starcom Networks Flow People’s Monarch, the two semi-finals are Mikey vs Holla Bak and Lil Rick vs Mole and Bruce Almightee. Read More

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No posing at Xhosa

30 July 2018

It is always good when you can go to a cooler fete and get live performances. Last week Wednesday night at the picturesque and lush lawns of Sugarland Gardens, St Peter, Edwin Yearwood, Peter Ram, veterans Biggie Irie and RPB, upcoming artiste Jus D, Faith Callender,... Read More

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Lil Rick is new Sweet Soca monarch

30 July 2018

At 12: 40 a.m. MC Jamarr De Star announced Lil Rick to take his first Sweet Soca title. And it was a hard fought battle for the new Sweet Soca monarch who scored full points of 100. He placed third in the Party Monarch, losing his spot to new monarch Mikey. Read More

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Mikey takes Party Monarch crown

30 July 2018

Mikey’s wait is over. After seven long years, he is once again Party Monarch, driving away from the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park early this morning with a Mazda 3 valued at $79 900. In the end, the lack of a real response from the crowd was irrelevant... Read More

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Tough choice in Sweet Soca

29 July 2018

The judges of the Sweet Soca competition will have a hard time deciding a winner. That’s because each of the nine contestants in the recently ended-show put on fantastic performances at Bushy Park, St Philip. Though some people have left, others are braving the... Read More

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Lil Rick, Mikey ahead of competition

29 July 2018

Defending champion Lil Rick and former king Mikey have the edge in the Party Monarch competition part of the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale. It took some time to build here at Bushy Park, and Lil Rick finally got the crowd involved with his working of Mudda Sally.... Read More

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Party Monarch kicks off

29 July 2018

Bashment Soca finalist Rhea warmed the mike for the nine competitors in the Party Monarch segment of the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park tonight. Rhea did not perform her popular song Jiggle It, opting to go for the slower All We Need. Read More

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