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    November 18

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Good times roll at We Ting

22 July 2018

Hundreds of partygoers made the trip to the Bushy Park racetrack in St Philip in the wee hours of Sunday morning for We Ting. The jouvert event began just after 2 a.m. and finished on a high note at 7. Throughout the event the revellers heated up the track as... Read More


No more competitions for Adonijah

22 July 2018

Adonijah has not retired from calypso, just from competition. The veteran calypsonian, who on Friday night signed off from the competition with a guest appearance at Friday night’s Pic-o-de-Crop semi-finals, stressed to THE NATION that his career in calypso and music... Read More


Browne Star, Quon new junior kings

22 July 2018

The results are in for the 2018 Junior Monarch competitions. Browne Star took the crown in the 7-12 category, with crowd favourite Mighty Bit Bit taking second place. Sakarah and Master Kei took third and fourth positions respectively. Read More


Nine chosen to face iWeb

21 July 2018

At 1:35 a.m. the judges brought back the names of the nine who will go to Kensington Oval and there were murmurs of approval and disapproval. Cave Shepherd All Stars had four going through out of eight. All three from First Citizens De Big Show went through, House... Read More


Good showing in first half of semis

20 July 2018

The first half of the Courtesy Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop semi-finals has concluded with 18 calypsonians doing their first song for the judges. It was a competitive near two and a half hours, with stand-out performances by AC doing De Post Mortem, Billboard with Sex... Read More


Ready to Rise with Machel

18 July 2018

Preparations are well underway for the highly anticipated Cockspur Rise Soca Kingdom, powered by 98.1 The One. The event, which was launched this morning at Kensington Oval, will be headlined by Machel Montano and Super Blue out of Trinidad and Tobago. An all-star... Read More


Puff of Colour regrets fracas, reviewing event

17 July 2018

Management of Puff of Colour is distancing itself from the now infamous brawl which took place on the grounds of Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens after last Sunday’s event. And while the party promoters are already reviewing the event’s production, they are also calling... Read More


iWeb defending crown

16 July 2018

iWeb will be defending his Pic-O-De-Crop title. He told NATIONNEWS today that he was doing so for his fans. “My reason for defending is largely because there are so many people who pretty much support me and want to see me compete. Read More


Bo Bo to lead Sweet Soca charge

16 July 2018

Bo Bo will lead and Lil Rick will end the Sweet Soca competition on July 29 at Soca Royale. Bo Bo pulled first position when the Sweet Soca calypsonians met at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation for a recording of Festival Stage. The artistes were in a jovial... Read More


Chrissy D first on party stage

16 July 2018

Newcomer Chrissy D will perform first in the Party Monarch finals coming off on Sunday, July 29. The finalists drew for positions early this morning during a taping of Festival Stage at the Caribbean Broadcasting Cooperation. Chrissy D will be followed by Stiffy... Read More


Pan lovers take to the sands

15 July 2018

The crowd is steadily building at Brandons Beach for this year’s Pan Pun De Sand event. Both young and old lovers of pan have come out armed with picnic blankets and umbrellas to shield themselves from the blazing sun. They're currently grooving to the sounds... Read More


De Announcer first on stage for semis

14 July 2018

The positions have been chosen for Friday night’s Pic-O-De-Crop semi-finals. Leading the charge will be De Announcer, who pulled position No.1 earlier today at the National Cultural Foundation’s West Terrace, St James headquarters. Read More


All-star line-up for semis

14 July 2018

Cave Shepherd All Stars has redeemed themselves this year for the Pic-O-De-Crop semi-finals. Eight from their tent will have a chance to make the finals when they judge next week Friday. Stray Cats have purred their way in with two. Rounding out the semis is one from... Read More


Artistes arrive ahead of weekend of pan

13 July 2018

The overseas artistes are on island and all set to join our excellent cadre of local acts - we are ready for this year's diet of Pan! Fidel Nadal and members of the Alternative Quartet, who are both on the cards for Saturday's First Citizens Pan Fusion in association... Read More


Juniors ready for finals

12 July 2018

KCB will appear first on stage at the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Finals next week Saturday. As customary, the younger contestants will face the judges first and KCB, who is in her second year, will be leading them. She will be followed by Browne Star who is in... Read More


Rick, RPB join RISE line-up

11 July 2018

Recently crowned Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch and reigning Party Monarch King, Lil Rick, and reigning Sweet Soca Monarch Red Plastic Bag will perform on the RISE stage on July 31. Local producers Mastermind Creative Productions (Alain Hinds, Kirk Brown... Read More


All systems go for Grand Kadooment

11 July 2018

All roads lead to the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment. On Wednesday morning, the title sponsor of the annual spectacle presented an $85 000 cheque to the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) at their Broad Street branch. Read More


Party Monarch, Sweet Soca finalists announced

07 July 2018

Phenomenal Friday finally finished on Saturday morning and the finalists for the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions have been announced. Facing Lil Rick in the Party Monarch finals will be Ashawnya, Chrissy D, Mac Fingall, Mikey, Mistah Dale, Mr Blood and... Read More


Lil Rick takes Bashment crown

07 July 2018

Lil Rick is the first Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch. Around 5 a.m. on Saturday at Kensington Oval, when host DJ Ras made the announcement, it was met with massive cheers from those who had the stamina to survive the six hour Phenomenonal Friday event.... Read More


Bashment of highs and lows

07 July 2018

In a few hours the first International Bashment Soca will be crowned. This comes after an explosive two-hour long contest at Kensington Oval. Read More


Lots to choose from at Party Monarch semis

07 July 2018

Party music is definitely not dead. The 16 semi-finalists definitely brought the fire in the just concluded Party Monarch semi-finals during Phenomenal Friday at Kensington Oval. The artistes are hoping to be a part of the eight going forward to meet Lil Rick in... Read More


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