Archive | July, 2016

Crop Over, More than a Carnival

28 Jul

Crop Over, More than a Carnival

Source: Soca News By Natasha Ofosu

When pop princess Rihanna began attending Barbados’ Crop Over in 2011, the event got a publicity boost that money could not buy. Her presence at the biggest festival on the island of her birth, then and subsequently in 2013 and 2015, like a kind of celebrity fairy dust got tongues wagging and pictures circulating across the globe and etched it in many people’s minds as, ‘the carnival that Rihanna goes to’.

In its purest form, Crop Over has nothing to do with carnival; it’s a harvest festival dating back to the 18th century (some sources say 17th), which celebrated the successful end of the sugar cane season with feasting, singing and dancing. When the festival was revived in 1974, following its demise in the 1940s, new elements were added – and it gradually began to mirror the pre-Lenten Carnivals of Trinidad and Brazil.

Today, the masquerade aspect of Crop Over is its main attraction, with thousands of costumed revellers portraying different themes as they parade through the streets of the capital, Bridgetown, on the first Monday in August. Fittingly known as Grand Kadooment Continue reading

Usain Bolt previews official trailer for his documentary ‘I Am Bolt’

28 Jul

Source: Dre1AllianceEnt

Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt is coming to the big screen soon.

Bolt will be staring in his upcoming documentary ‘I Am Bolt,’ the film is set to reveal the hard graft that goes into the six-time Olympic champion’s every day preparation ahead of the Rio Olympics.

Bolt took to social media on Tuesday to show fans a preview of the movie.

“Dropping the very first look at my movie #IAMBOLT – check it out,” He wrote.

Dropping the very first look at my movie #IAMBOLT – check it out and follow @iamboltfilm for more

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Peter Ram – Good Morning “2016 Soca”

28 Jul

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Tessanne Chin meets nephew Atlast, says Tami Chynn & Wayne Marshall makes beautiful babies

28 Jul

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Source: Tropix

Tami Chynn and Wayne Marshall welcomed their new baby boy Atlas Levy Mitchell over the weekend.

Now a few days after they made the announcement to fans online, Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin met her new nephew for the first time on Wednesday.

The “Hide Away” singer took to social media to upload a photo of the two, while sharing that holding Atlast made her discover that there’s nothing more important than the ones we love.

“Holding my sweet nephew for the first time 😊 puts everything into perspective for me . Is there anything more important or more precious Continue reading

Tourist Attractions In Montserrat

27 Jul

Montserrat

Known as the “Emerald Isle” of the Caribbean, magnificent Montserrat survives as a somber spectacle of nature’s awe-inspiring power. The north side of the island puckers with lush peaks, while to the south lies an eerie lunarscape of deserted settlements and blackened valleys scarred by a series of devastating volcanic eruptions that began in 1995.

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The Soufrière Hills Volcano erupted in 1995, devastating a large section of Montserrat, including the once-charming capital of Plymouth. Today the volcano is part of the exclusion zone and is closed to the public, however visitors can experience a sobering view of the volcano and its path of destruction from several vantage points. Some of these include Jack Boy Hill, the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, and Garibaldi Hill. A trip to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory gives an excellent overview of the volcanic eruptions and their impact on this beautiful island.

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The deserted town of Plymouth is Montserrat’s star attraction – the only volcanic-buried town in the Americas. Its ghost town feel is attributed to its eerie quiet, the absence of animals and birds, the subtle usurping of the town by the volcanic ash, even in its resting phase. Most poignant are the belongings left behind: in businesses typewriters, invoices and stationery; in homes aging toys, cradles, books, clothing.

Remains of Catholic Church Plymouth Montserrat

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Ocean 362 – Uncover your Caribbean

27 Jul

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An atmosphere of casual elegance, expertly crafted dishes using fresh local ingredients, and a killer sunset view make Ocean 362 one of St. John’s best choices for a night of fine dining. Chef/owner Shaun Brian, who grew up on St. John, created his own menu based on ingredients he can source locally.

From wild island thyme to locally harvested salt, nearly every dish incorporates something Shaun has sourced, or foraged for himself, in the Virgin Islands. His appreciation for the art of running a restaurant extends beyond the kitchen; Shaun makes ceramic dishes and cutting boards from local wood.

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Located at Gallows Point Resort in Cruz Bay, a table along the rail is the best spot to take in the sun setting over St. Thomas to the west. Shaun makes sure his staff is well-educated on Ocean 362’s menu offerings, and they’ll gladly talk you through the evening’s specials.

Don’t miss the house crafted pickles appetizer; pickling is a passion for Shaun, and it’s an art that he’s perfected. The duck confit gravy fries appetizer with cheese curds and fresh herbs is a huge portion of the most rib-sticking comfort food you can imagine. Don’t try to conquer this dish on your own;

It’s perfect for sharing with your dinner companion. The Coral Bay organic gardens salad features greens grown on island at a farm where Shaun was home-schooled for part of his early education.

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#NewMusic – Konshens – Gal dem sugar

27 Jul

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